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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory,10:30,ADVISORY

December 4, 2018

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




FINANCIER-TEENAGE GIRLS — A last-minute settlement has been reached in Florida in a long-running lawsuit involving a wealthy, well-connected financier accused of sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

MISSING WOMAN-COSTA RICA — Body found near Costa Rican villa where Florida woman stayed. SENT: 130 words.

T25-OHIO ST-MEYER — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer to retire after Rose Bowl. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ITALY-MAFIA ARRESTS — Italian police make major arrests linked to Sicilian mob. SENT: 350 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN-FEMALE ATHLETES-ABUSE — Afghan president orders probe into abuse of female athletes. SENT: 350 words, photos.

MUSIC-SPOTIFY-END OF YEAR —It’s no surprise, but Drake is the king of Spotify: He is the platform’s most-streamed artist of the year globally. SENT: 200 words, photo.

KANYE WEST-PHONE ETIQUETTE — Kanye West apologizes for using phone during Cher musical. SENT: 130 words, photos.

HANUKKAH-HOLOCAUST — Holocaust survivors gathering for global Hanukkah ceremonies. SENT: 140 words.

RED SOX-WHITE HOUSE — World Series champion Red Sox accept invitation to White House. SENT: 210 words, photos.

AUTOPILOT-DUI ARREST — The California Highway Patrol says it may have used the Autopilot system of a Tesla to stop the car after its driver fell asleep. SENT: 130 words.




GEORGE HW BUSH — Members of the public pay their respects to George H.W. Bush, lining up before dawn to file by his casket in the Capitol Rotunda. Bush lies in state there until his funeral Wednesday. SENT: 1100 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates from public viewing, color, 1000 words by 4 p.m., photos, video. With: GEORGE HW BUSH-STATE FUNERALS — A look at the protocols for state funerals for former presidents. SENT: 560 words, photos. For comprehensive coverage: https://apnews.com/GeorgeHWBush

TRUMP-PRESIDENTS CLUB — A look at President Donald Trump’s outlier role in the exclusive president’s club, now with just five members. Carter, Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump will come together on Wednesday at the funeral of one of their own, George H.W. Bush. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

GEORGE HW BUSH-SOCKS — Not just a fashion statement: George H.W. Bush’s socks spoke volumes. SENT: 590 words, photos.




SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED — The director of the CIA briefs top senators on the slaying of a Saudi journalist whose death has led to calls to punish the longtime Middle East ally. Senators from both parties were upset that Haspel was not part of a recent closed-door session with top administration officials. SENT: 417 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments possible after closed, 11:30 a.m. meeting, 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.

US-INTERNATONAL RELATIONS — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is taking aim at China, Iran and Russia for violating numerous treaties and multistate agreements. Pompeo says in Brussels that the administration of President Donald Trump is no longer willing to accept such transgressions and is acting to reform institutions that have formed the basis of the post-World War II international order. China, Iran and Russia all deny the charges. SENT: 560 words, photo.

AP WAS THERE-BUSH-SUPERMARKET SCANNER — One more time, for the record: It was not an ordinary barcode scanner. A 1992 newspaper account that George H.W. Bush was baffled by a supermarket scanner fed into impressions that the president was out of touch, just as he was dealing with a reeling economy and fending off a primary election challenger. AP wrote a story setting the record straight about the scanner’s special technology. But the myth persisted. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos. (Retransmission of 1992 story by Christopher Connell with a short intro.)

ELECTION 2020-NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY — The possible ouster of New Hampshire’s longtime secretary of state is raising questions about the future of the state’s coveted first-in-the-nation presidential primary. Bill Gardner faces a strong opponent in Colin Van Ostern when lawmakers vote on Wednesday. Gardner has been in office for 42 years, and his supporters argue that his even-handedness has been key to preserving the primary tradition. SENT: 1000 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-STEYER-BLOOMBERG — Two deep-pocketed Democrats are set to travel to early presidential primary states, stoking speculation about whether they will run for president. The billionaire former mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, is set to visit three towns in Iowa on Tuesday, while billionaire investor and activist Tom Steyer will host a town hall in Charleston, South Carolina. The Iowa caucuses are traditionally the first voting for presidential nominees. South Carolina’s primary is usually the first in the South. SENT: 750 words, photo.

WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK — Wisconsin Republicans, just weeks away from losing control of both the governor and attorney general’s offices, plan dramatic lame-duck votes on a sweeping attempt to limit the powers of incoming Democrats, a move that opponents decried as a last-gasp power grab and attempt to invalidate the election. SENT: 710 words, photos, video.

LOUISIANA GOVERNOR — By sidestepping the Louisiana governor’s race, U.S. Sen. John Kennedy denies Republicans a popular, high-profile candidate to pit against Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards, renewing speculation about whether the GOP can rally around one main contender in 2019. SENT: 670 words, photos.

TRUMP HOTEL LAWSUIT — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland move forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency. SENT: 520 words, photo.




CLIMATE — Negotiators gathered for the U.N. climate talks in Poland are getting down to the nitty-gritty part of the two-week meeting. Diplomats from almost 200 countries began holding a series of technical talks Tuesday aimed at finalizing the rules that define the 2015 Paris accord on curbing global warming. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ISRAEL-HEZBOLLAH — The Israeli military launches an operation to “expose and thwart” tunnels it says were built by the Hezbollah militant group that stretch from Lebanon into northern Israel. SENT: 960 words, photos.

FRANCE-PROTESTS —The French government’s decision to suspend fuel tax and utility hikes did little to appease protesters, who called it a “first step” and vowed to fight on after large-scale rioting in Paris last weekend. SENT: 660 words, photos. With FRANCE-PROTESTS-RISING-DISCONTENT — Violent protests in France reveal a hard-to-heal fracture; FRANCE-MATCH POSTPONED — French soccer game postponed because of expected protests; FRANCE-PROTESTS-THE LATEST.

HONDURAS-US-A MOTHER’S WAIT — Eight years ago, Wilmer Gerardo Nunez left Honduras for the United States, only to disappear in Mexico, leaving his anguished mother in limbo. Almost 4,000 migrants have died or gone missing along that route in the past four years alone, the Associated Press has found in an exclusive tally. Their plight is part of the hidden toll of migration worldwide. By Maria Verza. SENT: 2,530 words, photos, video. An abridged version will also be sent. ONLY ON AP.

BRITAIN BREXIT — A top official at the European Union’s highest court advises that Britain can unilaterally change its mind about leaving the European Union, boosting hopes among to pro-EU campaigners in the U.K. that Brexit can be stopped. SENT: 710 words, photos. With BREXIT-PLAN B — British Prime Minister Theresa May looks to be on a collision course with Parliament over her Brexit plan. Here’s a look at what might happen if lawmakers vote down her deal. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 880 words, photos.

YEMEN — The United Nations humanitarian aid chief says he doesn’t expect an “easy or rapid process” in peace talks that begin this week involving warring sides in Yemen, which faces the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. SENT: 280 words, photos.

ISRAEL-DIAMOND DRAMA — A shadowy Israeli billionaire who made his fortune in the insular world of diamonds suddenly finds his empire in jeopardy after close associates are busted in a massive smuggling ring and an employee mysteriously plummeted to her death from his high-rise Tel Aviv office building. SENT: 960 words, photo.

NEW ZEALAND-SOUTH KOREA — South Korea’s president says no timeframe has been set for a historic visit to Seoul by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un despite both hoping it will take place this year. SENT: 400 words, photos.

CHINA-TRUMP-FENTANYL-FACT CHECK — Trump claims G-20 win in getting China to designate fentanyl as a controlled substance — but China took that step years ago. SENT: 610 words, photo.




NORFOLK FOUR-SETTLEMENT — The city of Norfolk, Virginia, agrees to pay $4.9 million to four former sailors who were wrongly convicted of a woman’s rape and murder based on intimidating police interrogations. An APNewsBreak. By Alan Suderman and Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 630 words, photo.

GUN CONTROL-SOCIAL MEDIA — A New York lawmaker’s proposal would require police to scrutinize the social media activity and online searches of handgun license applicants, and disqualify those who have published violent or hateful posts. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.

SOLDIER-TERRORISM CHARGES — A soldier based in Hawaii is scheduled to be sentenced for trying to help the Islamic State group. SENT: 310 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 2 p.m. sentencing hearing.

MASTERPIECE PAINTING-NAZIS — Seventy-nine years after a Jewish woman surrendered her family’s priceless Camille Pissarro painting to the Nazis in exchange for safe passage out of Germany her family is going to a U.S. court to try to get it back. SENT: 530 words, photo.

ARIZONA SHERIFF-RACIAL PROFILING — Two years after defeating longtime metro Phoenix Sheriff Joe Arpaio, Paul Penzone is steadily making progress in carrying out a massive court-ordered overhaul of a beleaguered agency that was found to have racially profiled Latinos. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

TEXAS EXECUTION — Attorneys for a death row inmate who is scheduled to die say he should be spared because he wasn’t the one who killed a suburban Dallas police officer during a Christmas Eve robbery 18 years ago, it was other escaped inmates he was with. SENT: 490 words, photo.




CHINA-US-TRADE — The Trump administration is celebrating the 90-day truce it reached in its trade war with China as a significant breakthrough despite scant details, a hazy timetable and widespread skepticism that Beijing will yield to U.S. demands anytime soon. By Christopher Rugaber and Blake Nicholson. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. With CHINA-LUXURY SHOPPING CHILL — The designer boutiques of Manhattan and Paris are feeling the chill of a Chinese economic slowdown that has hammered automakers and other industries. That is jolting brands such as Louis Vuitton and Burberry that increasingly rely on Chinese customers who spend $90 billion a year on jewelry, clothes and other high-end goods. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 930 words, photos.

SPANISH BOOKS-MOM STARTUPS — Small companies are stepping in to fill pent-up demand for Spanish-language books in the U.S., which the traditional publishing industry has addressed in fits and starts. Among them are an entertainment company, an independent publisher and Los Angeles bookstore launched by three different pairs of Hispanic mothers who were disappointed by the selection of books to read to their children in Spanish. By Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. With PASS IT ON-ENCANTOS MEDIA — Susie Jaramillo and Nuria Santamaria Wolfe, co-founders of a studio that created a Hispanic-inspired nursery series now on Nickelodeon, share insights on leveraging culture to create global brands (sent).




FILM-BLACK PANTHER-OSCARS — Already a cultural milestone and the year’s biggest box-office hit, “Black Panther” may soon be an Oscar nominee. Ryan Coogler reflects on the film. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

MUSIC-HUGH JACKMAN — Hugh Jackman, pop star? The Emmy- and Tony-winning entertainer discusses his first world tour, which launches next year, and will visit famed Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl and London’s 02 Arena. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.




MEDITERRANEAN-CLAM-DIE-OFF — With rapid efficiency, a mysterious parasite is seeking out and killing a giant species of clam found only in the Mediterranean Sea. SENT: 900 words, photos.




SOC--JOHN LEICESTER-BALLON D’OR — First, the good news: In 2018, a man can no longer disrespect a trailblazing sportswoman on global TV without incurring instant opprobrium. The bad news is that in 2018, the behavior of men is still overshadowing the achievements of women. By John Leicester. SENT: 760 words, photos.

ATH--IAAF MEETING — The IAAF says Russia remains banned from competing internationally in track and field because of its past doping practices. SENT: 450 words, photos.




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