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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15,ADVISORY

May 14, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EDT.

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent, developing)

CHINA-US TRADE (sent)

HAWAII-VOLCANO (sent, developing)

ELIMINATING-TRANSFATS (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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SOC--BEITAR JERUSALEM-TRUMP — Israeli soccer club wants to add Trump to its name. SENT: 120 words, photo.

JAPAN-SONY-PEANUTS — Snoopy joining Sony? Music unit buying stake in Peanuts. SENT: 340 words, photos.

NEPAL-EVEREST — Australian climbs 7 peaks in 7 continents in record time. SENT: 350 words, photo.

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Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EST):

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INTERNATIONAL

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ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Israeli fire killed at least 41 Palestinians during mass protests along the Gaza border on Monday, marking the deadliest day of violence there since a devastating 2014 cross-border war and casting a pall over Israel’s festive inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem. By Fares Akram and Ilan Ben-Zion. SENT: 1,340 words, photos. With ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-THE LATEST; GAZA-CLOSED CROSSING — U.N. warns of collapse of services in Gaza unless fuel gets in.

CHINA-US-TRADE — China says it is sending an envoy to the United States this week for talks aimed at cooling a trade dispute that threatens to upend markets from soy beans to steel, and welcomes comments by Trump hinting at a possible easing of sanctions on embattled Chinese telecoms firm ZTE. SENT: 370 words. With CHINA-US-ZTE — ABCs of ZTE: Tech firm in focus amid US-China trade dispute; UNITED-STATES-CHINA-ZTE — Trump offers U.S. aid to penalized Chinese telecom company; FINANCIAL-MARKETS — Global shares mixed, Hong Kong jumps as Trump softens tone.

INDONESIA — An Indonesian family brings its 8-year-old daughter to a suicide bomb attack it launched on the police headquarters in the country’s second-largest city, authorities say, a day after members of another family conducted coordinated suicide bombings on three city churches that killed 12 people. By Niniek Karmini. SENT: 730 words, photos. With INDONESIA-THE-LATEST.

IRAQ — The political coalition of influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr takes an early lead in Iraq’s national elections in partial returns announced by the Iraqi electoral commission. By Philip Issa. SENT: 680 words, photos.

TRUMP-KIM-POSSIBLE VENUES — Singapore, a highly manicured city-state shaped by skyscrapers and luxury hotels, is preparing for perhaps the most crucial international diplomatic event of the decade. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 940 words, photos. With KOREAS-TENSIONS — South Korean leader praises North’s plan to dismantle nuclear site.

CHILE-CLERICAL ABUSE — Even as Pope Francis apologized for his failures in connection with Chile’s most famous case of clerical sex abuse, the pope and that country’s deeply discredited Catholic Church are under mounting pressure to address another, even bigger sex scandal. The blooming scandal of the Marist Brothers, a congregation dedicated to education, has not yet drawn great attention worldwide — unlike allegations that a bishop covered up the crimes of a pedophile priest, Rev. Fernando Karadima. By Eva Vergara. SENT: 1,030 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

SOUTH AFRICA-SQUATTERS CITY — “No one cares about us”: Johannesburg’s “hijacked” buildings a battle of homelessness, revival. SENT: 840 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-ISRAEL — President Trump delivers a video message during the opening ceremonies for the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. ceremony, 500 words by noon, photo.

IMMIGRATION-EMPLOYERS — U.S. authorities have sharply increased audits of companies to verify that employees are authorized to work in the country, signaling the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration is reaching deeper into the workplace, while expansive plans have been drafted for a long-term push to put employers under the microscope. SENT: 500 words. 10 a.m. embargo

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NATIONAL

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HAWAII VOLCANO — A new fissure in Hawaii’s Puna District sends gases and lava exploding into the air, spurring officials to call for more evacuations as residents wait for a possible major eruption at Kilauea volcano’s summit. SENT: 490 words, photos, video.

CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER — A judge is set to consider whether to make public search and arrest warrants for a man who authorities call one of California’s most elusive serial killers. SENT: 280 words, photo. UPCOMING: Court hearing at 11:30 a.m.

MISSOURI GOVERNOR — Opening arguments are expected to begin in the criminal trial of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, but attorneys instead are still sorting through dozens of prospective jurors who will decide the case. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after jury selection resumes at 10 a.m. With MISSOURI-GOVERNOR-BIOGRAPHY — Greitens’ displayed ambition, from childhood through career.

NANNY MURDER TRIAL — New York City nanny to be sentenced in killing of two children. SENT: 120 words, photo.

MARIJUANA TO HEMP-CBD BOOM — Marijuana producers in Oregon are diversifying with hemp to capitalize on an explosion of interest in cannabidiol, a nonpsychoactive cannabis component from hemp that advocates say can deliver all the health benefits without the high. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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ELIMINATING-TRANSFATS — U.N. health agency aims to wipe out transfats worldwide. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: News conference at 9:45 a.m.

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SPORTS

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GIANTS-MEMORABILIA LAWSUIT — Jury selection is scheduled to begin in a lawsuit accusing the New York Giants and quarterback Eli Manning of knowingly selling bogus “game-worn” equipment to unsuspecting collectors. SENT: 510 words, photo.

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HOW TO REACH US

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