Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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TOP STORIES

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UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Russia, China and other countries against any violation of international sanctions on North Korea that could reduce pressure on the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 700 words, photos. With UNITED NATIONS-NORTH KOREA-SANCTIONS — U.S. seeks sanctions on North Korean banker and 3 entities; UNITED NATIONS-NORTH KOREA-SANCTIONS VIOLATIONS — UN experts say North Korea has not stopped its nuclear and missile programs and is violating UN sanctions (both sent).

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Crews battling deadly Northern California wildfires braced for a weekend of windy, hot weather that could drive the flames into new areas and threaten more homes. The National Weather Service issued red flag warnings of critical fire weather conditions, saying a series of dry low-pressure systems passing through the region could bring wind gusts of up to 35 mph that could turn small fires or even sparks into racing walls of flame. By Paul Elias. SENT: 610 words, photos.

TRUMP MIDTERMS — President Donald Trump's strategy of becoming aggressively involved in the midterm elections is prompting concern among some Republicans who worry he's complicating the political calculus for GOP candidates trying to outrun his popularity. By Lisa Lerer and Ken Thomas. SENT: 1,180 words, photo.

SPACE FORCE — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and unwanted costs. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 890 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Paul Manafort's trial opened with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were years of financial deception. But the most critical moment in the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Rick Gates. SENT: 780 words.

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NATIONAL

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PORTLAND PROTESTS — Portland, Oregon, is bracing for what could be another round of violent clashes between a right-wing group and self-described anti-fascist counterprotesters who have pledged to keep Patriot Prayer and other affiliated groups out of this ultra-liberal city. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he spoke with Myanmar's foreign minister and urged him to immediately release two Reuters journalists held on charges of possessing secret documents. SENT: 280 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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TRUMP-MILEAGE STANDARDS — For all the drama surrounding the Trump administration's attempt to undo Obama-era fuel economy requirements, automakers are likely to stick to them until they get some answers. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 740 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-FX-MAYANS MC — The co-creator of a new series featuring Latino characters who are violent criminals is at its core about a family, albeit a damaged one that lives outside the parameters of normal society. SENT: 420 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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OHIO STATE-MEYER — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer says he followed proper reporting protocols regarding domestic violence allegations against an assistant coach in 2015, his first extensive comments since he was put on paid leave earlier this week amid a university investigation. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 680 words, photos. With OHIO STATE-MEYER-THE LATEST; OHIO ST-MEYER-STATEMENT (sent).