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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

January 7, 2019

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

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NEW & DEVELOPING

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GABON-COUP — Gabon army announces coup “to restore democracy.” SENT: 110 words.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Israeli military strikes Gaza after overnight rocket fire. SENT: 130 words.

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TOP STORIES

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN — With no weekend breakthrough to end a prolonged partial government shutdown, President Donald Trump is standing firm in his border wall demands and newly empowered House Democrats are planning to step up the pressure to reopen the government. By Catherine Lucey and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 650 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US Trump Shutdown (CR) — Trump expects little headway on shutdown talks. With TRUMP-SHUTDOWN-ANALYSIS — Trump’s unpredictable negotiating style faces test.

US-CHINA-TRADE — China sounds a positive note ahead of talks with Washington this week on a sprawling trade dispute that threatens to chill global economic growth, but the two sides face lengthy wrangling over technology and their future relationship. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 830 words, photos. With FINANCIAL MARKETS — Japan rebounds, Asia jumps on U.S. data as trade talks begin.

FINANCIAL MARKETS-VOLATILITY TRIGGERS — Welcome to the brave new world of investing, where every day in the stock market can feel like bedlam. Investors have been careening from fear to relief and back again as they react to morsels of news about the health of the economy and corporate profits, the global trade war and when the Federal Reserve will next raise interest rates. By Business Writer Stan Choe. SENT: 1,070 words, photo.

ELECTION 2020-DNC — Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez is at the center of the biggest test his party has faced in recent history: a long and potentially divisive presidential primary fight. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

SAUDI-RUNAWAY WOMAN — A Saudi woman who says she is fleeing abuse by her family and wants asylum in Australia barricades herself in an airport hotel room at an international airport in the Thai capital and is sending out desperate pleas for help over social media. By Grant Peck and Aya Batrawy. SENT: 890 words, photos.

GOLDEN GLOBES-MOMENTS — Nobody expected her to win, but when a visibly stunned Glenn Close bested Lady Gaga for best actress, her deeply personal ode to female fulfillment became the emotional high point of the night. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 3:30 a.m., photos. With GOLDEN GLOBES — Mamma Mia! “Bohemian Rhapsody” upsets “A Star Is Born” at Globes; GOLDEN GLOBES-BEST ACTOR — Rami Malek “beyond moved” at best actor Golden Globes win; GOLDEN GLOBES-FASHION — Stars returned to looks in color on the Golden Globes carpet; GOLDEN GLOBES-MUSIC — Music films and Lady Gaga shine at Golden Globes; GOLDEN GLOBES-LIST.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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GOLDEN GLOBES-JEFF BRIDGES — Upbeat and energetic, Jeff Bridges accepts Globes’ DeMille honor. SENT: 500 words, photos.

CHINA-TESLA — Tesla’s Musk says Shanghai factory breaking ground. SENT: 100 words.

FAMILY KILLED-INTERSTATE — Michigan family of five killed in wrong-way crash in Kentucky. SENT: 510 words, photos, video.

FIREFIGHTER KILLED — FDNY firefighter falls from bridge responding to accident. SENT: 100 words.

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NATIONAL

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-KEVIN SPACEY — Actor Kevin Spacey is set to appear in a Nantucket courtroom to answer accusations that he groped a young man in a bar on the small Massachusetts island in 2016. SENT: 320 words, photo. UPCOMING: Arraignment scheduled for 11 a.m.

CENSUS-CITIZENSHIP — A trial will begin in federal court in San Francisco over the Trump administration’s decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 U.S. Census. SENT: 580 words, photo. UPCOMING: Trial scheduled for noon.

CHILD SHOT-HOUSTON — Activists are praising Houston area law enforcement for pursuing a tip that led to the arrest of an African-American man in the fatal drive-by shooting of a 7-year-old black girl. SENT: 700 words, photos.

DESERT GRAVES — Opening statements are expected in the trial of a Southern California man charged with bludgeoning to death a family of 4 and burying the victims in the desert. SENT: 430 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-WALKER — Scott Walker, the once-rising Republican star who made his name kneecapping public sector unions as governor of Wisconsin, exits office in defeat. SENT: 990 words, photos. With WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-QUOTES; WISCONSIN GOVERNOR-TIMELINE.

FACT CHECK-WEEK — Trump is playing loose with the facts regarding hush payments made by his former attorney to two women and is changing his story on his promise to build a concrete border wall paid for by Mexico. SENT: 3,150 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

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CHINA-HUAWEI-COMPUTING AMBITIONS — Huawei Technologies Ltd. unveils a processor chip for data centers and cloud computing in a bid by the biggest global maker of telecom equipment to expand into new markets despite Western warnings the company might be a security risk. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 690 words, photo.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MEDIA-CBS NEWS — CBS says that its news division president, David Rhodes, is stepping down following a troubled year that saw morning anchor Charlie Rose and the top executive at “60 Minutes” lose their jobs following misconduct reports, and is being replaced by veteran producer Susan Zirinsky. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 640 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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CFP-NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-DYNASTIES — With five national championships in the past nine seasons, Alabama already has accomplished something that had never been done before in the AP poll era that began in 1936. By Sports Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: Game at 8 p.m.

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