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BC-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory, IN

February 15, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk. All times are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



WASHINGTON _ Commerce Department waivers from an import tax show how pliable President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies can be. An Associated Press analysis shows the Commerce Department has granted hundreds of companies permission to import millions of tons of steel made in China, Japan and other countries without paying the hefty tariff Trump put in place to protect U.S. manufacturers and jobs. Trump has used tariffs as a club against countries he accuses of playing unfairly. By Richard Lardner and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,280 words, photos.


—WINTER WEATHER-SCHOOL HEAT: Students at a school in northwestern Indiana missed more than two weeks of classes because the building had no heat.

—UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT NOMINEE: The University of Vermont’s only finalist for school president, a scholar from Purdue University, visited the campus this week.

—ASIAN CARP-GREAT LAKES: Hunting and fishing groups have teamed up to support a plan for preventing Asian carp from reaching the Great Lakes.

—HUD GRANTS: The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded $1.2 million in grant money to public housing authorities in Indiana to help client families achieve self-sufficiency.



The Big Ten has three teams that should be NCAA Tournament locks in Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue. After that, the conference has three teams that should be in pretty good shape and three with some work to do. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words.


RALEIGH, N.C. _ No. 2 Duke plays host to North Carolina State in the best matchup of the weekend in the Atlantic Coast Conference. None of the league’s six Top 25 teams play each other, but the Wolfpack have won their last two against the first-place Blue Devils. Duke is coming off one of the biggest comebacks in NCAA history and has its rivalry with North Carolina looming next week. By Joedy McCreary. SENT: 460 words, photos.


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