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AP-TX--Texas News Digest 12 am, TX

November 7, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Dallas AP at 972-991-2100, or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email: aptexas@ap.org. Jill Bleed is at the desk after 5:30 a.m.

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

2018 ELECTION-TEXAS-WHAT’S NEXT

EL PASO, Texas — What’s next for Beto O’Rourke now that one of the nation’s most-watched Senate races is over, assuming his showing was respectable. What’s next for Ted Cruz and his continuing quest to one day be president. Also, did anger with President Donald Trump help move Texas closer to one day flipping from red to blue, and will any Democratic gains in the U.S. House statewide — or lack thereof — be seen in the future as the turning point starting that process? By Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 2 a.m.

Also:

— ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TEXAS — By Will Weissert.

— ELECTION 2018-GOVERNOR-TEXAS — By Paul J. Weber.

MIGRANT CARAVAN

MEXICO CITY — Humanitarian aid converged around a stadium in Mexico City where thousands of Central American migrants winding their way toward the United States rested after an arduous trek that has taken them through three countries in three weeks. Mexico City Mayor Jose Ramon Amieva said 4,500 migrants have arrived at the Jesus Martinez stadium since Sunday, and city officials are bracing to attend as many as 5,500 at the site by Wednesday. Hundreds of city employees and even more volunteers were on hand to sort donations and direct migrants toward food, water, diapers and other basics. Migrants searched through piles of donated clothes, grabbed boxes of milk for children and lined up to make quick calls home at a stand set up by the Red Cross as U.S. voters went to the polls for midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has made the migrant caravan a central issue. Mexico City is more than 600 miles from the nearest U.S. border crossing at McAllen, Texas. By Maria Verza and Amy Guthrie. SENT: 1000 words, photos.

With:

— MIGRANT CARAVAN-THE LATEST

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AMAZON HQ

NEW YORK — After a yearlong search for a second home, Amazon is now reportedly looking to build offices in two cities instead of one, a surprise move that could still have a major impact on the communities it ultimately selects. One of the areas the online retail giant is considering is New York’s Long Island City, according to a source familiar with the talks. In addition to Long Island City, The New York Times reports Amazon is also finalizing a deal to locate to the Crystal City section of Arlington, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C. The Wall Street Journal said Dallas is also still a possibility. Both newspapers cited unnamed people familiar with the decision-making process. By Joseph Pisani, David Klepper and Alan Suderman. SENT: 900 words, photos. Moved on general, financial and technology news services.

IN BRIEF:

— DEADLY FIGHT-TEXAS — A jury is to begin deliberations on sentencing for a man convicted in the strangulation death of a man whom he and his wife, a sheriff’s deputy, confronted outside a Houston-area restaurant. SENT: 120 words.

— PRISON GUARD KILLED-TRIAL — An inmate at a West Texas lockup serving 25 years for sexually assaulting a child has been sentenced to death for killing a female corrections officer. SENT: 120 words, photos.

— HOUSTON KILLINGS-MAN ARRESTED — Authorities say a man accused of killing two people in the Houston area has been arrested in Georgia. SENT: 110 words.

— SHOOTING-TWO KILLED — Authorities say a Texas woman charged in a double homicide in upstate New York worked with her husband to plan the slayings last month. SENT: 130 words.

— 650 GUNS STOLEN-PLEA — A 27-year-old North Texas man pleaded guilty to participating in the theft of 650 guns from a UPS trailer in Missouri. SENT: 90 words.

— HARVEY-RECOVERY-CANALS — Some remote canals in South Texas still clogged with Hurricane Harvey debris more than a year after the storm are being cleared amid public safety concerns. SENT: 130 words.

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