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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:30

September 13, 2018

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

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HIGHLIGHTING

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TROPICAL-WEATHER (sent, developing)

TROPICAL-WEATHER-TRUMP (sent, developing)

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH (sent, developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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TRUMP-DIMON — Trump scoffs at ‘nervous mess’ Dimon, says he’s not smart. SENT: 400 words, photos.

GENERAL MOTORS-RECALL — GM recalls over 1M pickups, SUVs for power steering problem. SENT: 150 words, photos.

DAVID HOCKNEY-AUCTION — David Hockney painting expected to break auction records. SENT: 510 words, photo.

HUMBOLDT-BRONCOS RETURN — Humboldt Broncos return to ice five months after horrific bus crash. SENT: 580 words, photos.

RACIST STATUE-SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco to remove statue depicting Native American. SENT: 220 words, photos.

HITLER COMMENT APOLOGY — California school board member apologizes for Hitler remark. SENT: 140 words.

ISRAEL-EUROVISION — Eurovision says Tel Aviv will host 2019 song contest. SENT: 140 words.

RED SOX-INJURED FAN — Fenway Park fan hit in head by Devon Travis’ thrown bat. SENT: 130 words, photos.

WALMART-JET-NIKE — Walmart-owned Jet.com will soon sell Nike products on its site as it seeks to catch up with Amazon ahead of the holiday shopping season. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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TROPICAL WEATHER

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TROPICAL-WEATHER —The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still deadly Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for an extended stay along the Southeastern coast, promising to drench the homes of as many as 10 million people with immense amounts of rain. Forecasters say wind speeds have dropped from a high of 140 mph to 110 mph, reducing it from a Category 4 storm to a Category 2, and additional fluctuations and weakening are likely as it swirls toward land. But authorities warn Florence has an enormous wind field that has been growing larger, raising the risk of the ocean surging on to land and making Florence extremely dangerous. SENT: 950 words, photos, video, graphic, interactive. With TROPICAL WEATHER-EVACUEES — Speedways, makeshift shelters offer rest to storm evacuees; TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING — Florence looms over East Coast; TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST; TROPICAL WEATHER-FORECASTING — Storm to be “exceptionally bad news” if it hovers offshore; TROPICAL-WEATHER-STORIES-FROM-THE-STORM — Millions prepare as monster storm approaches; TROPICAL WEATHER-GULLAH-GEECHEE — Slaves’ descendants have long history of enduring hurricanes.. For AP’s comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Hurricanes

TROPICAL WEATHER-TRUMP — President Donald Trump rejects the official conclusion that nearly 3,000 people died in Puerto Rico from last year’s Hurricane Maria, arguing without evidence that the number was wrong and calling it a plot by Democrats to make him “look as bad as possible.” SENT: 580 words. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day, 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

HURRICANE MARIA-EVACUEES — Hundreds of Puerto Ricans who fled to the mainland after Hurricane Maria are scrambling this week to find housing, with FEMA vouchers that paid for their hotel rooms ending on Friday. SENT: 880 words, photos.

TROPICAL STORM-HAWAII — Heavy rain and winds from a tropical storm downed trees, knocked out power and prompted evacuations of several homes on Hawaii’s Maui island but spared the state widespread damage before continuing out to sea. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he would have shaken the hand of a school shooting victim’s father during a break in last week’s Senate hearing had he recognized him before being whisked away by security detail. Kavanaugh’s explanation was provided in a new response to written questions from senators on a range of issues. The Senate Judiciary Committee meets Thursday to consider Kavanaugh’s nomination. SENT: 850 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. meeting, 850 words by 3 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-NEW YORK-GOVERNOR — Democrats across New York state will soon decide the winner of the long and sometimes nasty primary contest between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and activist and former “Sex and the City” star Cynthia Nixon. The outcome of the Democratic primary will likely resonate around the nation, as it is a particularly high-profile example of the insurgent left-wing that is seeking to oust establishment incumbents who they say have failed to deliver on liberal promises. SENT: 650 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Polls open at 6 a.m., close at 9 p.m. With ELECTION-2018-NEW-YORK-ATTORNEY-GENERAL — Democrats running for attorney general in New York see common foe: Trump.

ELECTION 2018-OHIO-OBAMA — Obama to stump for Cordray, other Democrats on Ohio visit. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Rally scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY — Rhode Island’s Democratic governor wins her party’s nomination for a second term in a primary, overcoming a spirited but poorly funded challenge, while the mayor of the state’s second-largest city earns the GOP nomination for another shot at the governor’s seat in November. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.

CONGRESS-SPENDING —Congress is moving to avert a legislative disaster that could lead to a partial government shutdown just weeks before the November midterm elections.The House is set to vote Thursday on a $147 billion package to fund the Energy Department, veterans’ programs and the legislative branch. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: Developing from early afternoon vote, 790 words by 5 p.m., photos.

UNITED STATES-CUBA — U.S. and Cuban officials will meet later today in an effort to determine the method and motive behind mystery incidents in Havana that have injured American diplomats. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Developing from afternoon meetings, 700 words by 5 p.m., photo.

KAREN PENCE — Being married to the vice president has its privileges. Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, says “now people take my phone calls.” SENT:610 words, photo, video upcoming.

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INTERNATIONAL

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VATICAN-SEX ABUSE — Vatican OKs investigation of U.S. Bishop Michael Bransfield over sex harassment allegations.

RUSSIA-POISONED-SPY — Spy poison case: Suspects say they were in U.K. as tourists. SENT: 270 words, photos.

GHANA-KOFI-ANNAN — Former U.N. chief Kofi Annan to be buried after state funeral. SENT: 110 words, photos.

IRAN-DARKENING MOOD — Unease and anger grips those in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar, which serves as the beating economic and political heart of Iran, amid the economic problems now gripping the country amid the U.S. withdrawal from the nuclear deal. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

SYRIA-IDLIB-Q&A — The Syrian army, backed by allies Iran and Russia, is preparing for a military offensive to retake the country’s last major rebel stronghold — the province of Idlib. The battle could bring an end to a seven-year-old uprising-turned-civil war, but at the cost of a humanitarian disaster on a scale yet unseen in the bloody conflict. Some 3 million civilians are trapped in Idlib, along with tens of thousands of opposition fighters, including hard-core militants. By Zeina Karam. SENT: 1,030 words, photos. With SYRIA — Activists: Turkey beefing up its troops in Idlib.

ASIA-TYPHOON — Philippine authorities begin evacuating thousands of people in the path of the most powerful typhoon this year, closing schools, readying bulldozers for landslides and placing rescuers and troops on full alert in the country’s north. SENT: 560 words, photos.

VIETNAM-MYANMAR-SUU KYI — In the face of global condemnation, Myanmar’s leader and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi says that the handling of Rohingya Muslims, 700,000 of whom have fled to Bangladesh amid a brutal military campaign, could have been better, but still defended security forces from charges of civilian atrocities. SENT: 590 words, photos.

SOUTH AFRICA-GUN VIOLENCE — As gunshots ring out in one of South Africa’s most dangerous neighborhoods, a new technology detects the gun’s location and immediately alerts police. SENT: 530 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN — A video of Harvey Weinstein airs on television showing him boldly propositioning a woman who later accused him of rape and repeatedly touching her and stroking her arm and back during what was supposed to have been a business meeting. Melissa Thompson, who sued Weinstein in June, says she made the recording, shown by Sky News, while demonstrating video technology for the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain at his New York City office in 2011. By Michael Sisak. SENT: 770 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US Weinstein (CR) — Video shows Weinstein meeting with rape accuser.

CALIFORNIA-FIVE KILLED — A gunman killed five people, including his wife, before turning the gun on himself as a Kern County sheriff’s deputy closed in, authorities say. SENT: 260 words, photos, video, graphic. With CALIFORNIA-FIVE KILLED-THE LATEST.

DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT — A funeral is scheduled for a black man killed in his home by a white off-duty Dallas police officer who says she mistook his residence for her own. SENT: 540 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. service.

NEW MEXICO COMPOUND — A federal judge orders five former residents of a ramshackle New Mexico compound to remain jailed amid accusations that a woman in the group declared herself a prophet while her partner helped train children for potential attacks on schools, law enforcement agencies and other institutions. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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TECHNOLOGY

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APPLE WATCH-GOING MEDICAL — Apple is trying to turn its smartwatch from a niche gadget into a lifeline to better health by slowly morphing into a medical device. Since the Apple Watch came out in 2015, most people haven’t figured out why they need to buy something that largely does the same things are their smartphones. But that may change now that the Apple Watch is adding ever-more practical features like the ability to take high-quality heart readings that usually require a visit to the doctor. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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FINANCIAL CRISIS-WHAT’S CHANGED — A look at what’s changed and what hasn’t in the 10 years since the peak of the financial crisis when Lehman Brothers collapsed and Wall Street teetered. By Josh Boak. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 10 a.m., photos, video. With MORTGAGE LENDING-THEN AND NOW — During last decade’s housing bubble, obtaining a mortgage was easier than getting a flu shot. Then banks restricted their qualifying requirements for mortgage loans following the mortgage meltdown and passage of Dodd-Frank. A look at what it takes to qualify for a mortgage today, and how much the pendulum has swung back toward easier credit and the re-emergence of subprime lending. By Alex Veiga. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m., photos; OF MUTUAL INTEREST-A DECADE LATER — A look at how fund investing has changed over the last decade. Ten years after the financial crisis, investors are more interested in bonds than stocks, and index funds over actively managed ones. By Stan Choe. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon, photos, graphics.

US-CHINA-TARIFFS — Washington has invited Beijing to hold new talks on their escalating tariff dispute, the Chinese foreign ministry said, ahead of a decision by President Donald Trump on whether to raise duties on $200 billion of Chinese imports. SENT: 850 words, photo. With CHINA-US TARIFFS — The American Chamber of Commerce in China releases a survey of how its member companies are affected by the U.S.-Chinese tariff battle. UPCOMING: Timing uncertain.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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CBS-AFTER MOONVES — Les Moonves built CBS into a crown jewel network that outperformed its rivals. Now that he’s gone, what’s next for CBS? By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 900 words, photos.

TV-FALL PICKS — Picking winners in the increasingly crowded field of new TV series is risky, but here are a few shows that deserve a chance. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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SPORTS

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OSAKA’S IMAGE — Naomi Osaka’s victory in the U.S. Open adds her to a growing list of athletes, Nobel Prize winners, and beauty pageant contestants who have raised the issue of what it means to be Japanese. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

TEN--CROATIA-US — Chair umpire Carlos Ramos is a big topic of discussion ahead of the Davis Cup semifinal between Croatia and the United States. Ramos is assigned to the tie less than a week after he penalized a misbehaving Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

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