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BC-TN--Tennessee News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TN

February 12, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Tennessee. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Nashville bureau at 615-373-9988 or apnashville@ap.org. Becky Yonker is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 unless noted. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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Top Stories:

WHISKEY EXPORTS

The Distilled Spirits Council releases its annual report on U.S. spirits sales and exports.

JAPAN-EARNS-NISSAN

TOKYO _ Nissan lowered its profit forecast for the full year on Tuesday, partly due to special charges related to alleged false financial reporting by its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn. Nissan Motor Co.’s profit in the October-December quarter was 70.4 billion yen ($637 million), down from 301.6 billion yen the previous year. Quarterly sales grew 6 percent to 3.05 trillion yen ($27.5 billion). By Yuri Kageyama.

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In Brief:

KENTUCKY COAL, from PARADISE, Ky. _ A report by the Tennessee Valley Authority says it no longer makes sense to keep burning coal at its Paradise, Kentucky, power plant, despite calls by state and federal officials to keep it open.

PASTOR-CHILD SEX ABUSE, from KNOXVILLE, Tenn. _ A former pastor in Tennessee has been convicted of repeatedly raping one of his adopted daughters.

FIREARMS-AIRPORTS, from MEMPHIS, Tenn. _ Federal transportation officials say dozens of firearms were seized in Tennessee’s largest airports last year.

CORRECTIONS OFFICER-CHARGED, from NASHVILLE, Tenn. _ A former corrections officer is charged with bringing drugs and cellphones into a Tennessee jail.

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