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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

December 3, 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

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NEW/DEVELOPING

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CLIMATE — Leaders gather for key U.N. climate talks in Poland. SENT: 120 words, photos.

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PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL-ASSAULTS — Thousands of nurses, mental health technicians and security guards have been punched, kicked, knocked unconscious, bitten and suffered other injuries during assaults by patients that resulted in medical care and time off work at Washington state’s largest psychiatric facility. An Associated Press investigation found attacks have become increasingly violent and frequent at Western State Hospital, leaving patients, their families and health care workers in constant fear. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 1,700 words, photos. An abridged version of 940 words has also been sent.

YEMEN-FRACTURED FUTURE — The port city of Mukalla, once held by al-Qaida, shows how fractious Yemen will remain even if the Saudi-led war against Iran-aligned rebels is brought to a halt. Street murals call for the secession of south Yemen, while al-Qaida remains a formidable force despite a stepped-up U.S. drone campaign. The lingering instability raises questions about whether a truce would bring peace to the Arab world’s poorest country — or simply free up the warring parties to settle other scores. By Jon Gambrell and Malak Harb. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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GEORGE HW BUSH — President George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington, the capital city that is remembering his lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II, ended with one term as president and was characterized throughout by what admirers say was his innate decency, generosity and kindness. By Juan Lozano and Darlene Superville. SENT: 1,030 words, photos. UPCOMING: Bush casket scheduled to depart Houston at 11:30 a.m., arrive at Joint Base Andrews at 3:30 p.m. See MORE ON GEORGE HW BUSH below. For comprehensive coverage: https://apnews.com/GeorgeHWBush

CHINA-US-TRADE — A U.S.-Chinese cease fire on tariffs gives jittery companies and investors a respite but is no sign the two sides have changed stances in a war over Beijing’s technology ambitions that threatens to chill global economic growth. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 910 words, photos. With US-CHINA TRADE-MARKETS — U.S.-China trade truce seen boosting U.S. stock market; FINANCIAL MARKETS — Shares advance in Asia following Xi-Trump tariffs truce; Also see UNITED STATES-CHINA-TRADE WAR ON HOLD below.

AMAZON-DRONES — Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now. Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company’s founder and CEO will arrive. Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the world’s wealthiest man. By David Koenig and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 940 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a “bigger” presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a front-runner. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 880 words, photos.

BEST TOYS FOR TOTS — Holiday toy shopping just got a lot easier: Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles rather than costly electronic games or the latest high-tech gadgets. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 510 words, photo, video.

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MORE ON GEORGE HW BUSH

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GEORGE HW BUSH-HUMANITARIAN — George H.W. Bush proved to be steadfast humanitarian throughout life, presidency. SENT: 870 words, photos. With GEORGE HW BUSH-INTERSECTIONS — Younger Bush rarely called on elder Bush during presidency; GEORGE HW BUSH-REMEMBERING BUSH — George H.W. Bush: Great on experience, not as communicator; GEORGE HW BUSH-FAMILY LEGACY — Bush was political patriarch to enduring American dynasty; GEORGE HW BUSH-FATHER-SON — Like father, like son? Not so much in Bush dynasty; GEORGE HW BUSH FUNERAL-NEWS GUIDE; BUSH-FAMILY TREE; GEORGE-HW-BUSH-THE-LATEST.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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KENNEDY CENTER HONORS — Bush gets tributes at Kennedy Center Honors program. SENT: 840 words, photos.

CHARGERS-STEELERS — Rivers rallies Chargers past Steelers 33-30. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

PANAMA-INDIGENOUS GAMES-PHOTO GALLERY — Indigenous Panamanians compete in ancestral games. SENT: 330 words. With 21 photos by Arnulfo Franco, highlighted PAN301.

MISSING RING FOUND— English couple thanks NYC police for finding lost ring. SENT: 340 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US MY Missing Ring (CR) — NYPD finds couple’s lost engagement ring.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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SUPREME COURT-JUSTICES’ STYLE — When you sit through almost all the Supreme Court arguments in a week, a month or even a term (as The Associated Press does), you hear the same phrases over and over. SENT: 670 words, photo.

FACT CHECK-WEEK — President Donald Trump can’t seem to get his facts straight when it comes to the Russia investigation, and he displayed a slippery grasp of the environment as well as trade policy. SENT: 3,200 words, photo.

TRUMP ABROAD-ANALYSIS — Trump appeared to settle in among his global peers at this year’s Group of 20 summit. By Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-CHINA-TRADE WAR ON HOLD — The dinner-table diplomacy that Presidents Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking. By Economics Writer Paul Wiseman. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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KOREAS-DIPLOMACY — South Korea’s president says Trump told him he has a “very friendly view” of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. SENT: 480 words, photos. With NKOREA-BAN KI-MOON — Ban Ki-moon urges Pyongyang to take denuclearization steps.

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NATIONAL

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-BACK TO SCHOOL — Monday marks a return to school and some semblance of routine for thousands of children who lost their homes to a deadly wildfire in Northern California. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY/TECH

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QATAR-OPEC —Energy-rich Qatar withdrawing from OPEC in January amid ongoing tensions with cartel leader Saudi Arabia. SENT: 400 words.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN — One of the biggest mysteries surrounding the arrest of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn is over how he allegedly could have underreported his income by millions of dollars for years and why the company is going after the suspected wrongdoing now. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.

ECONOMY-NABE OUTLOOK — A group of business economists foresee U.S. economic growth remaining solid next year, with unemployment falling further and only a slight chance of a recession. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 490 words.

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SPORTS

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BETTER THAN GOLD — If Stephanie Gilmore wins the gold medal when surfing makes its Olympic debut next year, it might be considered a very nice bonus. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 600 words by 10 a.m., photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

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