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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:20

November 26, 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

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-PAPADOPOULOS — A federal judge has ordered former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos to report to prison as scheduled. SENT: 600 words, photo.

ITALY-OBIT-BERTOLUCCI — Oscar-winning filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci, who enthralled and shocked the world with his films, dies at 77. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

DICTIONARY-WORD OF THE YEAR — Dictionary.com chooses “misinformation” as word of the year after Oxford Dictionaries picks “toxic.” By Leanne Italie. SENT: 900 words, photos.

PEOPLE-ALEC BALDWIN-ASSAULT CHARGES — Alec Baldwin has appeared in a New York court after being accused of striking a man in the face over a parking space. SENT: 130 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-CONJOINED-TWINS — Formerly conjoined twins leave Australian hospital separated. SENT: 260 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP — President Donald Trump is heading to Mississippi for two rallies to try to keep a Senate seat in Republican hands. Trump will be campaigning Monday for GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who is in a runoff Tuesday against Democrat Mike Espy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from rallies at 6:15 p.m. and 10 p.m., 600 words by 9 p.m., photos.

SUPREME COURT-IPHONE APPS — Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. SENT: 480 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. arguments, late-morning update, 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.

SOUTHERN POLITICS CHANGING — Returns from midterm elections and survey data of voters are showing that Southern politics has moved from being a one-party affair to more of a mixed bag. That’s particularly the case in states with a racially diverse electorate and growing metro areas where white voters are more willing to back Democrats. SENT: 1200 words, photo.

FACT CHECK WEEK — President Donald Trump suggests global warming can’t be happening if it’s cold outside, but his own administration makes clear in a report that climate change is real, with dire effects if unaddressed. SENT: 2300 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — The final chapter of the 2018 midterms is nearing a close in Mississippi, where the prevalent themes of President Donald Trump and race have combined for a much closer contest than anyone expected in one of the country’s most deeply conservative states. Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, appointed to the seat in April, gives unwavering support to the president who will campaign for her at two rallies, a day ahead of the runoff. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 820 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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MIDWEST-SNOWSTORM — A wintry storm is battering much of the central Midwest, bringing blizzard-like conditions that have grounded hundreds of flights and closed major highways at the end of the Thanksgiving weekend. SENT: 220 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated. With MIDWEST-SNOWSTORM-THE-LATEST; DELAWARE BRIDGE-GAS LEAK — Major East Coast bridge closed by chemical leak reopens.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST — Trial to begin for man charged in white nationalist rally. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after start of jury selection.

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INTERNATIONAL

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MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN — Mexico pledges to shore up security near its border with the United States and local authorities say that 39 migrants were arrested after a peaceful march devolved into chaos when U.S. agents fired tear gas into Mexico to stop some migrants who tried to breach the border. Mexico’s Interior Ministry says it will immediately deport those who tried to “violently” enter the U.S. from Tijuana. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 970 words, photos, video.

RUSSIA-UKRAINE — Ukraine’s president has demanded that Russia immediately release Ukrainian sailors and ships seized in a standoff around Crimea that sharply escalated tensions between the two countries and drew international concern. SENT: 900 words, photos. With AP EXPLAINS-RUSSIA-UKRAINE.

INDIA-AMERICAN KILLED — Indian officials have traveled repeatedly in recent days near the remote island where an American missionary was killed by people who have long resisted the outside world. But they have not set foot onto North Sentinel Island since the killing, and it remains unclear if they will. By Ashok Sharma. SENT: 470 words, graphic.

EMIRATES-BRITISH ACADEMIC — The United Arab Emirates pardons a British academic sentenced to life in prison on charges of spying in the Gulf Arab country, showing videos of him purportedly acknowledging that he worked for MI-6, the British intelligence. SENT: 630 words, photos. With EMIRATES-BRITISH ACADEMIC-THE LATEST.

IRAN-EARTHQUAKE — Iranian authorities say that the number of injured in the magnitude 6.3 earthquake in western Iran the previous night has risen to 716. SENT: 310 words, graphic.

BREXIT — U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is starting a frantic two-week race to convince the British public, and a skeptical Parliament, to back the Brexit deal she has struck with the European Union. SENT: 370 words, photo. With FINANCIAL MARKETS — World markets rally, pound rises on hard-fought Brexit deal.

TAIWAN-TRAIN DERAILMENT — The driver of a Taiwanese train involved in a fatal derailment last month had disengaged his train’s speed governor just before entering a turn at almost twice the recommended speed and jumping the tracks, a government report says. SENT: 240 words.

EGYPT-HUMAN RIGHTS — Egypt creates new rights agency with a mandate focused on defending country’s image against allegations of abuses. SENT: 960 words, photos.

TAIWAN-TSAI’S CHALLENGE — Strong opposition performance in local elections challenges Taiwan’s independence-leaning president as she grapples with economic, political and military pressure from China. An AP Analysis. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN — A Taliban ambush of a police convoy in western Afghanistan leaves 20 policemen dead, officials say as minority Shiite residents in the capital, Kabul, take to the streets for the second day to protest the arrest of local militia commander. SENT: 370 words.

G20-LATIN AMERICA — Argentina had hoped to show off its newly market-friendly economy to the world when the G-20 group of the world’s top economies begins its first South American summit this week. SENT: 910 words, photo.

SOMALIA-EXTREMIST-ATTACK — Somalia is hit by two violent attacks, one killing an Islamic cleric and 17 of his followers for playing music and a second killing at least six people in a car bomb blast in the capital, Mogadishu, police say. SENT: 250 words.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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GENETIC FRONTIERS-GENE-EDITED BABIES — A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he says he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life. If true, it would be a profound leap of science and ethics. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 1,700 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — WOR Human Embryo Gene Editing — First gene-edited babies reported in China. An abridged version of 1,010 words has also been sent. ONLY ON AP.

IMPLANT FILES-BREAST IMPLANTS — When a medical device causes harm, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is supposed to be notified so that it can take action to protect the public. But the agency’s public database of malfunctions, injuries and deaths suspected of being related to medical devices is so full of incomplete information that for a decade women believed the problems associated with breast implants had been resolved. They weren’t. By Meghan Hoyer. UPCOMING: 3,100 words by noon, photos. An abridged version of 1,000 words also is available. A joint investigation by The Associated Press and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. ONLY ON AP.

IMPLANT FILES-PITCHING PAIN — An investigation into the $400 billion global medical device market finds that more than 1.7 million people have been injured and nearly 83,000 killed. One of the fastest-growing segments of that market is spinal cord stimulators, touted as an answer to America’s opioid crisis. By Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr. SENT: 5,730 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 980 words has also been sent. With IMPLANT FILES-THE INVESTIGATION; IMPLANT FILES-COMPANIES; IMPLANT FILES-LEGAL HURDLES. ONLY ON AP.

MARS LANDING — A NASA spacecraft’s six-month journey to Mars nears its dramatic grand finale in what scientists and engineers hope would be a soft precision landing on flat red plains. The InSight lander aims for an afternoon touchdown, as anxiety builds among those involved in the $1 billion international effort. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 980 words, photo. UPCOMING: Landing expected by 3 p.m.

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BUSINESS

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G20-TRUMP-XI — When President Donald Trump meets this week with his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, at the Group of 20 summit in Argentina, the fate of global trade is on the agenda. Unless the two leaders can achieve a truce of sorts, the trade war between their two nations will likely escalate: On Jan. 1, the tariffs the Trump administration has imposed on many Chinese goods are set to escalate, and Beijing has vowed to respond in kind. Most analysts have said they doubt Trump and Xi will reach any overarching deal this week that would settle the dispute for good. The optimistic view is that the two sides may agree to a temporary cease-fire that would buy time for more substantive talks. By Paul Wiseman. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon, photo.

GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING — General Motors is closing a Canadian plant at the cost of about 2,500 jobs, but that is apparently just a piece of a much broader, company-wide restructuring that will be announced as early as Monday. By Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies. SENT: 660 words, photo. Incorporates GENERAL MOTORS-PLANT CLOSURE.

NISSAN-GHOSN-MITSUBISHI — The board of Japanese automaker Mitsubishi Motors, which is allied with Renault and Nissan, vote to dismiss Carlos Ghosn as its chairman after his arrest last week, citing a lack of trust. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 410 words, photos. With JAPAN-AUTO ALLIANCES — The arrest of Nissan’s former chief executive Carlos Ghosn is raising serious questions about the future of the alliance among automakers Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi Motors that he was so instrumental in forging. The Associated Press takes a look at historical alliances and why they folded. UPCOMING.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are rising as global markets recover some of their recent losses. SENT: 570 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

SUPREME COURT-IPHONES APPS — Apple is at the Supreme Court to defend the way it sells apps for iPhones against claims by consumers that the company has unfairly monopolized the market. SENT: 490 words, photo. UPCOMING: Arguments scheduled for midmorning.

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