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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

December 5, 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




JORDAN’S FATHER — Man to try for new hearing in murder of Michael Jordan’s father. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from court hearing.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-FLYNN — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser provided so much information to the special counsel’s Russia investigation that prosecutors say he shouldn’t do any prison time, according to a court filing that describes Michael Flynn’s cooperation as “substantial.” By Chad Day and Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,060 words, photo. TOP VIDEO: — US Flynn Debrief (CR) — Prosecutors recommend no jail time for Flynn.

GEORGE HW BUSH — The nation’s capital bids its final farewell to the late president, George H.W. Bush, in a service of prayer and praise that is drawing together world envoys, Americans of high office and a guy from Maine who used to fix things in Bush’s house. By Calvin Woodward, Laurie Kellman and Ashraf Khalil. SENT: 1,280 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US DC Bush Family Rotunda (CR) — George W. Bush greets mourners at Capitol. UPCOMING: Viewing ends at 7 a.m., service begins at 11 a.m. With GEORGE HW BUSH-THINGS TO KNOW — Who will be there, who will speak and what’s next. For comprehensive coverage: https://apnews.com/GeorgeHWBush

TRUMP-PRESIDENTS CLUB — The death of George H.W. Bush is bringing together the five remaining members of an oh-so-exclusive fraternity — the presidents club. But for Trump, it may not be an entirely comfortable reunion, throwing him together with former occupants of the Oval Office who have given him decidedly mixed reviews. By Catherine Lucey. SENT: 880 words, photos.

CHINA-US-TRADE CONFUSION — China promises to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gives no details that might help dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Trump agreed to in Argentina. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 330 words, photo. With CHINA-US-TRADE — White House intensifies confusion and fear on U.S.-China deal; FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asia shares sink after Wall Street sell-off.

YEMEN- TALKS — Yemen’s warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the best outcome might be to firm up a shaky de-escalation. U.N. officials say they don’t expect rapid progress toward a political settlement, but hope for at least minor steps that would help to address Yemen’s mounting humanitarian crisis. By Brian Rohan. SENT: 760 words, photos.

NEW CALEDONIA-EARTHQUAKE — A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean sends jitters around the region after authorities warn of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. By Nick Perry. SENT: 420 words, graphic.




CBS-MOONVES — Report details new allegations of Moonves’ sexual misconduct at CBS. SENT: 260 words, photo.

STARVING DOG ATE FOOT — Shelter says starved Great Dane ate own foot to survive. SENT: 140 words.

SAINTS GAYLE BENSON-LAYAWAY — Saints owner Gayle Benson pays off $100,000 in Walmart layaways. SENT: 80 words, photo.

NETFLIX-FRIENDS — Netflix maintains high-priced relationship with “Friends.”

CONVEYOR-BELT-URINATOR — Tennessee man says he urinated on Kellogg’s cereal conveyor belt. SENT: 140 words.

NEW ZEALAND-RUN — Runner relinquishes claim to New Zealand record. SENT: 270 words, photo.

ARMY-NAVY-TRUMP — AP: Trump to attend Army-Navy game. SENT: 140 words, photos.

KKK JINGLE— Teacher in New Hampshire placed on leave over KKK-themed holiday jingle. SENT: 140 words.

OBIT-PHILIP BOSCO — Philip Bosco, Tony-winning actor, dies at 88. SENT: 140 words, photos.




SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED-CIA — Breaking with Trump, senators leaving a briefing with CIA Director Gina Haspel say they are even more convinced that Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. SENT: 1,080 words, photos, video.

ELECTION-2018-SECRETARY-OF-STATE-GEORGIA — Republican Brad Raffensperger wins a runoff election to become Georgia’s next secretary of state, taking over the office at the center of a debate over voter access and election security in the Southern state. SENT: 570 words, photos.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS-CYBERBREACH — Thousands of emails were stolen from aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm campaign, a major breach exposing vulnerabilities that have kept cybersecurity experts on edge since the 2016 presidential race. SENT: 800 words, photo.

TRUMP-TARIFFS-FACT CHECK — Trump promises that tariffs will maximize the country’s economic heft and “MAKE AMERICA RICH AGAIN,” a declaration that almost all economists say is wrong. SENT: 510 words, photo. With TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-FACT CHECK — Trump wrong about illegal immigration costs.




WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK — Wisconsin Republicans work through the night to bring together enough votes to pass a sweeping package of lame-duck proposals designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the incoming Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames. SENT: 770 words, photos, video.

CHARTER BUS CRASH-ARKANSAS — Officials: Most of the youth football players and adults injured when charter bus overturned in Arkansas have been released from hospitals. SENT: 650 words, photo.




BRAZIL-TERMITE MOUNDS — In Brazil’s rough northeast, termites built millions of mounds that remained hidden in plain sight until a chance meeting of a botanist and insect expert led to remarkable discoveries. SENT: 990 words, photos.




JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN-BRAZIL — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, arrested in Japan on suspicion of underreporting his income, is holding up well while in detention and asked for thriller books, according to the Brazilian consul general. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 560 words, photos.




OSCARS-KEVIN HART — Kevin Hart has a new job — he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream. SENT: 340 words, photo.

FASHION-CHANEL — An air of ancient Egyptian luxury ruled the night as Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld brought his traveling fashion show to New York and its famous Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 490 words, photos.




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