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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

October 11, 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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UNITED STATES-SAUDI-MISSING WRITER (sent, developing)

SOCIAL SECURITY-COST OF LIVING (sent)

SPACE STATION (sent, developing)

MELANIA TRUMP (sent)

TRUMP-KANYE WEST (sent, upcoming)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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SPACE STATION — Two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia are safe after an emergency landing in the steppes of Kazakhstan following the failure of a Russian booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. By Dmitry Lovetsky. SENT: 740 words, photos.

RONALDO-RAPE LAWSUIT — German magazine stands by its reporting on Ronaldo. SENT: 160 words, photos.

FILM-ALADDIN — Will Smith reveals first post for Disney’s “Aladdin.” SENT: 100 words.

HARVARD MEDALISTS — Kaepernick, Chappelle getting Harvard black culture awards. SENT: 130 words.

CANADA-HOCKEY BUS CRASH — Owner of truck company involved in hockey bus crash charged. SENT: 230 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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UNITED STATES-SAUDI-MISSING WRITER — President Donald Trump says the United States is being “very tough” as it looks into a Saudi writer missing and feared murdered in Istanbul, adding “we have investigators over there and we’re working with Turkey” and with Saudi Arabia. Trump provides no details on a U.S. investigation, as pressure mounted in Congress for his administration to address the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, 59, who has been critical of the Saudi government. SENT: 616 words. UPCOMING: Developments expected throughout the day, 800 words by 5 p.m., photos, video. With SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER — Turkey’s president increases his pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, local media reports, while President Donald Trump expresses reservations over withholding American arm sales over the writer. Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s comments appear aimed at slowly intensifying the criticism while balancing the need to maintain the kingdom’s investments in Turkey and relations on other issues. By Ayse Wieting, Suzan Fraser and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 650 words, photos, videos.

SOCIAL SECURITY-COST OF LIVING — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. For the average retired worker, it amounts to $39 a month. After a period of low inflation, the increase for 2019 is the highest in 7 years. SENT: 890 words. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m., photos.

MELANIA TRUMP — First lady Melania Trump says she could be “the most bullied person” in the world, based on what “people are saying” about her. Mrs. Trump also says there are people in the White House she and President Donald Trump can’t trust but some of them “don’t work there anymore.” SENT: 330 words, photos.

TRUMP-KANYE WEST — President Trump is having lunch Thursday with rapper Kanye West, who he calls a longtime friend. Also in attendance will be former NFL great James Brown. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates expected, 250 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — President Trump is suggesting he would “do what is necessary” to bring the Russia probe to a conclusion, including potentially sitting down for an interview. SENT: 130 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-INDANA-DONNELLY — Indiana Sen. Joe Donnelly has attacked his opponent, multimillionaire auto-parts magnate Mike Braun, for importing products from China. It’s a potent issue for Donnelly, a Democrat running for re-election in a manufacturing state. But it ignores one fact. Records reviewed by The Associated Press show a family business Donnelly owned stock in imports materials from China. SENT: 900 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-GROUND GAME-SUBURBAN WOMEN — Suburban women could hold the keys to control of Congress this election year. Once considered reliably Republican, college-educated, affluent women may be turned off by President Donald Trump and some of his party’s policies, recent polling has shown, and Democrats are eager to offer them an alternative. SENT: 630 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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MISSING WRITER-FEARFUL DISSIDENTS — The disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist raises a dark question for anyone who dares criticize governments or speak out against those in power: Will the world have their back? Dictators and autocrats have always sought to silence dissenters, but they seem to only get bolder in an age of impunity where violations get only muted reproaches. A look at the fears among dissidents and other similar recent cases. By Sarah El Deeb and Lee Keath. SENT: 1,610 words, photos.

CUBA-PUBLIC OPINION — In a country with no opinion polls, campaigns or independent mass media, a series of meetings on reforming Cuba’s constitution spawns a highly unusual debate on the island’s political system and values. At a half-dozen public forums attended by Associated Press journalists this month, Cubans repeatedly called for direct election of the president and other officials. And many objected to a constitutional amendment that would allow gays and lesbians to marry, a project promoted by the highly influential daughter of Communist Party head Raul Castro. By Andrea Rodriguez. SENT: 770 words, photos.

PAKISTAN-GIRL CHILD-PHOTO ESSAY — Girl child day: Ansa, 10, starts day with prayer. SENT: 540 words. With 12 photos by Saba Rehman, highlighted by CAIMA501.

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — Indonesia’s search for victims buried in neighborhoods annihilated by an earthquake and tsunami is nearing its end almost two weeks after the double disasters hit the remote city of Palu in central Sulawesi. SENT: 340 words, photos. With EARTHQUAKE-PAPUA NEW GUINEA — Quake hits Papua New Guinea, no damage or injuries reported.

KOREAS-DIPLOMACY — South Korea walks back on a proposal to lift some of its unilateral sanctions against North Korea following Trump’s blunt retort that Seoul could “do nothing” without Washington’s approval. SENT: 990 words, photos.

ISRAEL-US-STUDENT-DETAINED — An American graduate student in detention at Israel’s international airport over allegations that she promotes a boycott of the Jewish state appeals her detention before an Israeli court in Tel Aviv. SENT: 420 words, photos.

ISRAEL-NETANYAHU-ELECTIONS — Signs mount that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu may soon call for new elections, nearly a year ahead of schedule. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

ASIA-CYCLONE — A severe cyclone damages homes and blows down trees and power poles in eastern India, where eight people were killed and nearly 300,000 moved to higher ground. SENT: 210 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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TROPICAL WEATHER — The most powerful hurricane on record to hit Florida’s Panhandle leaves wide destruction and at least two people dead and isn’t nearly finished as it crosses Georgia, now as a tropical storm, toward the Carolinas, that are still reeling from epic flooding by Hurricane Florence. By Jay Reeves and Brendan Farrington. SENT: 1,090 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US FL Panama City Damage CR — Panama City residents describe Michael’s fury. With TROPICAL WEATHER-GILLUM — Michael offers exposure, and risk, to Gillum in governor’s race; TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING; TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST. For comprehensive hurricane coverage: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Hurricanes

BORDER-ABANDONED MIGRANT FAMILIES — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in the desert near Arizona’s boundary with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children and adults at risk. UPCOMING: 780 words by 11 a.m., photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN — Manhattan’s district attorney has dropped part of the criminal case against Harvey Weinstein. The development was announced in court with Weinstein looking on. A judge agreed to dismiss allegations by one of three accusers in the case, Lucia Evans. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing, will be expanded.

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BUSINESS

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TOXIC JEWELRY — New testing shows jewelry loaded with the toxic metal cadmium is being sold by national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya. The testing done for the Center for Environmental Health showed some jewelry sold with women’s apparel was nearly pure cadmium. Extended exposure to cadmium can cause cancer and reproductive harm. The tests were done on jewelry sold in the San Francisco Bay Area. Papaya says it has recalled the jewelry from all its stores nationwide. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.

FINANCIAL MARKETS —Stocks are opening lower on Wall Street following volatile trading in Asia and Europe. U.S. markets are coming off their steepest losses in eight months. A report showing only a modest pickup in consumer prices seemed to calm investors just before the open. SENT: 120 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. With FINANCIAL MARKETS-TECH TUMBLE — Rising interest rates weigh on high-flying tech stocks; FINANCIAL MARKETS-INTEREST RATES Q&A — Why rising interest rates are shaking financial markets.

WORLD ECONOMY — The heads of the World Bank and IMF urge the U.S. and China to play by world trade rules and de-escalate a dispute over Beijing’s technology development strategy that threatens to do lasting damage to the global economy. By Business Writer Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 840 words, photos. With WORLD ECONOMY-THE LATEST.

TRUMP-TARIFFS-COMPANIES GRAPPLE WITH UNCERTAINTY — The trade war between the United States and China has made for a nerve-wracking summer of uncertainty in Wisconsin, where manufacturing has long been in decline yet remains a vital part of the state’s economy. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

SMALLBIZ-COMPETING WITH AMAZON — Amazon’s plans to pay all its U.S. employees at least $15 an hour is putting pressure on small business owners, even those who aren’t retailers directly competing with the huge company. By Business Writer Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 850 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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BKN--NBA PRESEASON RDP — LeBron, Lonzo take the floor together for first time. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

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