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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:20

May 6, 2019

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 .

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HIGHLIGHTING

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UN EXTINCTION REPORT (sent)

BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY (sent, developing)

CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE (sent, developing)

UNITED STATES-IRAN (sent, developing)

TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION (sent, developing)

OFFICER KILLED-MISSISSIPPI (sent, developing)

RAC--PREAKNESS-MAXIMUM SECURITY (sent, developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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MEASLES CASES _ US measles count rises to 764, driven by New York outbreaks. SENT: 130 words, photo.

VIOLENT ST LOUIS WEEKND _ 16 people shot, 2 fatally, in violent St. Louis weekend. SENT: 140 words.

ASIA-CYCLONE _ Powerful cyclone leaves 34 dead in India, 15 in Bangladesh. SENT: 280 words, photos.

SPACE SATTION _ SpaceX shipment reaches space station after weekend launch. SENT: 260 words, photos.

BOOKS-PARKMAN PRIZE _ Yale historian wins Parkman Prize for Frederick Douglass bio. SENT: 130 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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UNITED STATES-IRAN _ The U.S. is dispatching an aircraft carrier and other military resources to the Middle East following “clear indications” that Iran and its proxy forces were preparing to possibly attack U.S. forces in the region, a defense official told The Associated Press. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE _ House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler schedules a vote Wednesday to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress after Barr misses a Monday deadline to provide the committee with an unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia report. SENT: 860 words, photos.

TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION _ Michael Cohen, the former lawyer, media attack dog and all-around fixer for President Donald Trump, is scheduled to begin serving a three-year prison sentence for crimes including campaign finance violations related to hush-money payments made on Trump’s behalf. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

ELECTION 2020-BOOKER-GUNS _ Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker proposes that all gun owners be licensed by the federal government, a process that would include an interview and safety training. SENT: 320 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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UN EXTINCTION REPORT _People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 1,330 words, photos.

BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY _ A beaming Prince Harry says he and his wife Meghan have a healthy baby boy. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY-THE LATEST, BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY-LINE OF SUCCESSION (both sent)

RUSSIA-PLANE FIRE _The plane that burst into flames while making an emergency landing at a Moscow airport, killing 41 of the 78 people on board, was without radio communications because of a lightning strike, Russian news media on the pilot as saying. SENT: 580 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS _ The Israeli army lifted protective restrictions on residents in southern Israel, while the Hamas militant group’s radio station in the Gaza Strip reported a cease-fire, signaling a deal had been reached to end the bloodiest fighting since a 2014 war. SENT: 900 words, photos.

SOUTH AFRICA-POPULIST OPPOSITION _ With revolutionary rhetoric, bright red outfits and left-wing policies, the Economic Freedom Fighters have shaken up South Africa’s political landscape, becoming a potent challenge to the ruling African National Congress. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. With SOUTH AFRICA-ELECTION (sent)

BALKANS-POPE _ Pope Francis told refugees in Bulgaria’s showcase refugee center that they are bearing the “cross of humanity,” as he pressed his call for the migrant-skeptic Balkan country to welcome poor and desperate foreigners with love. SENT: 710 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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OFFICER KILLED-MISSISSIPPI _ Police in Mississippi are looking for a gunman who approached a uniformed officer outside a Biloxi police station and shot him dead. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

PLANE CRASH-FLORIDA RIVER _Authorities say deceased pets have been recovered from a chartered jet that ran into a river at a Florida military base. SENT: 140 words, photo.

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

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FINANCIAL MARKETS _U.S. stocks fell sharply at the opening of trading, following a sell-off in Europe and Asia, after President Donald Trump threatened to escalate a trade war between the world’s two largest economies. SENT: 590 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

GOOGLE-ASCENT OF THE ASSISTANT _ Google launched its artificially intelligent Assistant when the field was dominated by Amazon and Apple, and it has gained considerable ground since. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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CBS NEWS-SHAKE-UP _ Norah O’Donnell will become anchor and managing editor of the “CBS Evening News” and the network will revamp its morning show lineup as it seeks to boost ratings on both programs, CBS News has announced. SENT: 300 words, photo.

MET GALA-EXHIBIT _ Stars often show up on the Met Gala red carpet looking as campy as they can. This year, that’s exactly what they’re supposed to do. The theme of the latest fashion mega-exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum’s Costume Institute is, in fact, camp. SENT: 900 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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RAC--PREAKNESS-MAXIMUM SECURITY _ The owner of Maximum Security says the horse will not run in the Preakness and will appeal his disqualification as the Kentucky Derby winner. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.