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BC-AP News Digest 5:30 am

September 9, 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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TOP STORIES

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NORTH KOREA-ANNIVERSARY — North Korea stages a huge military parade on Sunday to mark its 70th anniversary as a nation but held back its most advanced missiles and devoted nearly half of the parade to civilian efforts to build the domestic economy. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 710 words, video, photos. With NKOREA-ANNIVERSARY-THE LATEST; NKOREA-ANNIVERSARY-PHOTO GALLERY — North Korea marks anniversary with huge parade (Both sent).

OBAMA-MIDTERMS — Former President Barack Obama says November midterm elections would give Americans “a chance to restore some sanity in our politics,” taking another swipe at his successor as he raises his profile campaigning for fellow Democrats to regain control of the House. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 770 words, photos.

VATICAN-SEX ABUSE-Q&A - Two weeks after Pope Francis’ papacy was thrown into crisis by accusations that he covered-up sexual misconduct by ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Francis has refused to respond, his accuser has changed his story and a host of new characters have entered the fray. Cardinals, bishops, priests and ordinary faithful, meanwhile, are demanding answers, given that the Vatican knew about it as early as 2000. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.

TEN--US OPEN — Serena Williams was penalized a point and then a game in her latest dispute with a U.S. Open official and lost the U.S. Open final to first-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka 6-2, 6-4. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 1,030 words, photos. With US OPEN-THE LATEST; US OPEN-DIFFERENT TREATMENT? — Serena Williams says the chair umpire treated her differently than a male player; US OPEN-SERENA’S EPISODES — Serena Williams’ past US Open episodes; US OPEN-OSAKA — Osaka, 20, beats her idol Serena to win US Open; US OPEN-JAPAN CELEBRATES — Japan rejoices in having first grand slam champion (All sent).

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — A roaring wildfire that shut down a stretch of a major interstate near the California-Oregon border exploded in size as crews on Saturday scrambled to prevent flames from reaching rural communities. SENT: 290 words, video, photos.

AFGHANISTAN — An Afghan official says insurgents attacked a checkpoint in the western Herat province, killing at least nine Afghan security forces and wounding another six. SENT: 100 words.

JAPAN-EARTHQUAKE — Japanese authorities say 37 people have been confirmed dead from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern island of Hokkaido last week. SENT: 130 words, photos.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-NORTH CAROLINA — Eight people arrested following another protest over the toppling of a Confederate monument at the University of North Carolina. SENT: 300 words, photo.

WTC SUBWAY STATION REOPENS — A New York City subway station has reopened for the first time since it was destroyed in the World Trade Center attack 17 years ago. SENT: 130 words.

LIL WAYNE-METAL DETECTORS — Settlement reached over Lil Wayne’s metal detector refusal. SENT: 150 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-PORN STAR — President Donald Trump does not believe porn actress Stormy Daniels’ hush-money deal, which his former personal lawyer said was done to influence the 2016 presidential election, is valid and will not carry out threats to sue her for breaking the agreement by discussing details of their alleged affair, Trump’s attorney says in a court filing. SENT: 510 words, photo.

SENATE-BREDESEN — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn could make history by becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Tennessee. She is running against Democrat Phil Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor who says he always has been very interested in seeing women get ahead. But, he adds, that doesn’t mean Blackburn deserves to automatically win their closely-watched contest to fill the seat left open by outgoing Republican Sen. Bob Corker. SENT: 530 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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IRAQ — A sense of calm returned to Iraq’s southern city of Basra after a week of violent protests over unemployment and poor public services that left at least 15 people dead and threatened stability in the oil-rich region. SENT: 510 words, photos.

SWEDEN-ELECTION — Sweden went to the polls in a general election that is expected to be one of the most unpredictable and thrilling races in the Scandinavian country for decades amid heated debate on immigration. SENT: 430 words, photo.

KOSOVO-SERBIA-TENSIONS — Kosovo Albanians block roads and burned tires on a planned route by Serbia’s president in the former Serbian province, further fueling tensions between the two Balkan foes. SENT: 320 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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MISS AMERICA — The swimsuits are gone, but there has been plenty of controversy surrounding this year’s Miss America competition that could keep viewers tuning in. The next Miss America will be crowned around 11 p.m. on a nationally televised broadcast on ABC from Atlantic City. This year marks the first time the broadcast will not include a swimsuit competition. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 610 words, photos.

DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT — The Dallas police officer who says she mistakenly went to the wrong apartment after work earlier this week and fatally shot a black man also fired her weapon and wounded a man during an on-duty confrontation in 2017, according to court documents. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 440 words, video, photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER — The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane Monday as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters say. By Pamela Sampson. SENT: 360 words, photos. With TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST; HURRICANE SEASON-Q&A — With severe storms approaching US, what to expect? (Both sent).

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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CHINA-TRADE — China’s trade surplus with the United States widened to a record $31 billion in August as exports surged despite American tariff hikes, potentially adding fuel to President Donald Trump’s battle with Beijing over industrial policy. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 560 words.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-CREATIVE ARTS EMMYS — Tiffany Haddish led an African-American sweep of Emmy Awards for TV series guest actors, a milestone in the entertainment industry’s effort to reflect a diverse society. Haddish was honored at Saturday’s creative arts Emmys for hosting “Saturday Night Live,” while Katt Williams won the guest comedy actor award for “Atlanta.” By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 630 words, photos.

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL-TIMOTHEE CHALAMET — A year after his breakthrough performance in “Call Me By Your Name,” Timothee Chalamet — now a seasoned veteran at the age of 22 — is again the toast of the fall film festival circuit. Though there were few doubters after Chalamet became the youngest best-actor Oscar nominee in almost 80 years, the young actor’s performance in the father-son addiction drama “Beautiful Boy” has resolutely confirmed Chalamet as one of the most talented actors of his generation. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 690 words, photos.

NY FASHION WEEK-TALISHA WHITE — Marian Avila, a 21-year-old Spanish model with Down syndrome, fulfilled her dream to walk at New York Fashion Week thanks to an Atlanta designer she met through the magic of social media. SENT: 520 words, photos.

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