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BC-AP News Digest 5:30 am

May 26, 2019

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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ONLY ON AP

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MILLENNIAL HOMEBUYING _ For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in 78% of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes. That’s according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate industry data provided by CoreLogic. By Josh Boak and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-JAPAN _ A round of golf, a ringside seat for sumo wrestling and dinner with their wives are all part of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s strategy to stay out of the crosshairs of President Donald Trump as they face touchy trade talks. By Darlene Superville and Jill Colvin. SENT: 800 words, photos. Wrestling match scheduled for 4 a.m. EDT, dinner at 6 a.m. WITH: TRUMP-NORTH KOREA _ In an apparent contradiction of his national security adviser, President Donald Trump downplays recent North Korean missile tests even though they are a concern for Japan, his host. SENT: 570 words, photos.

ABORTION-WHAT’S CHANGED _ There’s one common goal for the abortion bans enacted in several states this year: to trigger reversal of the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing a nationwide right to abortion. Were that to happen, decisions on abortion policy would revert to the states, and many would impose bans. What would not happen is a full-fledged turning back of the clock to 1973. Women now have far more options to avoid unwanted pregnancies in the first place, and safer, easier options for abortion. By David Crary and Carla K. Johnson. UPCOMING: 1,400 words, photos by noon. This story will move as the Monday Spotlight. WITH: ELECTION 2020-ABORTION _ Members of both parties say a flood of laws banning abortions in Republican-run states has handed Democrats a political weapon heading into next year’s elections, helping them paint the GOP as extreme and court centrist voters who could decide congressional races in swing states. By Alan Fram. SENT: 980 words, photos, videos. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.

COLOMBIA-CIVILIAN KILLINGS _ New evidence has emerged linking the embattled head of Colombia’s army to the alleged cover-up of civilian killings more than a decade ago. The documents, provided to The Associated Press by a person familiar with an ongoing investigation into the extrajudicial killings, come as Gen. Nicacio Martínez Espinel faces mounting pressure to resign over orders he gave troops this year to step up attacks in what some fear could pave the way for a return of serious human rights violations. By Joshua Goodman. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

REPORTER RAIDED _ San Francisco’s police chief apologizes for raiding a freelance journalist’s home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city’s former public defender. By Daisy Nguyen. SENT: 490 words, photos.

FRANCE-CANNES-AWARDS _ South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s raucous social satire “Parasite,” about a poor family of hustlers who find jobs with a wealthy family, wins the Cannes Film Festival’s top award, the Palme d’Or. SENT: 880 words, photos. Developing.

SEVERE WEATHER _ A likely tornado destroyed a motel, swept through a nearby mobile home park and caused significant damage in the Oklahoma City area, according to the National Weather Service. SENT: 654 WORDS. Developing. AP Photos.

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FATAL SHARK ATTACK _ A man dies in Hawaii after a reported shark attack in the Ka’anapali Beach Park area on Maui. SENT: 50 words.

NEPAL-SHERPA RETURNS _ Family, friends and supporters welcome a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal’s capital, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extends his record. SENT: 440 words, photos.

STAN LEE-ELDER ABUSE _ A former business manager of Stan Lee is arrested on elder abuse charges involving the late comic book legend. Keya Morgan faces accusations including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. SENT: 270 words, photos.

HAWAII-FOREST RESCUE _ A Hawaii woman has been found alive in a forest on Maui island after going missing more than two weeks ago. SENT: 360 words.

SEVERE WEATHER _ Oklahoma officials are urging residents to prepare to evacuate some Tulsa neighborhoods that are near stressed, old levees along the Arkansas River. SENT: 810 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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ELECTION 2020-SANDERS _ Presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders holds his first home state rally of his 2020 campaign, telling a large crowd on the Vermont Statehouse lawn that his ideas that seemed radical to some in the last presidential election _ such as health care for all and raising the minimum wage _ are not so radical today. SENT: 410 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-WOOING HISPANICS _ Hispanics are expected to outpace blacks to become the electorate’s largest nationwide racial or ethnic minority group for the first time on Election Day 2020. But a preview of the voting bloc’s power may come during the Democratic primary. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

CHINA-US-TIBET _ The U.S. ambassador to China urges Beijing to engage in substantive dialogue with exiled Tibetan Buddhist leader the Dalai Lama during a visit to the Himalayan region. SENT: 490 words, photos.

FACT CHECK-WEEK _President Donald Trump’s rhetoric this past week featured a selective accounting on the Russia investigation and an odd slam on former Vice President Joe Biden. SENT: 2,100 words, photos. Find AP Fact Checks at http://apne.ws/2kbx8bd

LAWMAKER-DOMESTIC VIOLENCE _ A Mississippi lawmaker accused of punching his wife says the incident has been misrepresented, although he did not say how so. SENT: 130 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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EUROPEAN ELECTIONS _ Voters in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia are casting ballots in the European Parliament elections in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties that want closer ties among EU countries. SENT: 665 words, photos.

POLAND-FACING CLERICAL ABUSE _ A documentary film with testimony by victims of clerical abuse in Poland is so harrowing that it has forced an unprecedented reckoning with the problem in one of Europe’s most deeply Catholic societies. The outrage is creating a crisis for the powerful Polish church, but also poses a threat to Poland’s right-wing government. Party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski had earlier called talk about clerical abuse a “brutal attack” on the church but has since shifted his stance. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN _ Provincial officials say an Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children. SENT: 460 words, photos.

VENEZUELA _ Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition return to Norway for a mediation effort aimed at resolving the political crisis in the South American country, the Norwegian government says. SENT: 530 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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WYOMING STATE HOSPITAL _ Two groups that advocate for patients say serious problems persist at Wyoming’s largest mental health facility four years after employees left an incapacitated woman on a couch without food, water or bathroom use for over 24 hours. SENT: 910 words, photo.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES _ Grizzly bears are expanding their range in the U.S. Northern Rockies, spreading from remote wilderness into farmland amid a legal fight over proposed hunting. SENT: 640 words, photo.

FATAL LION ATTACK _ New details about the lion mauling death of a 22-year old who interned at the Conservator’s Center in Burlington, North Carolina, have caused the victim’s aunt to question the animal sanctuary’s safety protocols. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

SOLDIER’S REMAINS RETURNING _ The remains of a Montana man killed during World War II while working to evacuate soldiers from an island east of the Philippines are due to be buried Saturday with full military honors. SENT: 100 words. UPCOMING: Developing from service, photos planned.

TENNESSEE CHURCH SHOOTING _ Members of a Tennessee church that was attacked by a gunman have struggled to reconcile the 27-year-old defendant with his younger self, who used to be part of the church. SENT: 785 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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ANDY WARHOL EXHIBIT _ A retrospective of Andy Warhol’s work on display in San Francisco captures the artist’s ability to use paintings, drawings, photographs and other mediums to create buzz-worthy personas the way people do now using social media. SENT: 640 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BKN--BUCKS-RAPTORS _ Kawhi Leonard had 27 points and 17 rebounds to lead the Toronto Raptors into the NBA Finals for the first time with a 100-94 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. By Ian Harrison. AP Photos.

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