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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

October 12, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. 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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TROPICAL WEATHER — (sent, developing).

SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER (sent, developing).

FINANCIAL MARKETS — (sent, developing).

VATICAN-SEX ABUSE — (sent, developing).

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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TROPICAL WEATHER — Death toll rises to 11 as Michael, the most potent hurricane to hit the continental U.S. in a half century, leaves stunned survivors gaping at the destruction, wondering how they will ever recover. SENT: 950 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST; TROPICAL WEATHER-DEVASTATED TOWN — “Apocalyptic”: One Florida town demolished by storm. SENT: 960 words, photos, video; TROPICAL WEATHER-VICTIM — Georgia girl dies when storm sends carport leg through roof. SENT: 690 words; TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING (sent). For comprehensive hurricane coverage: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Hurricanes

SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER — The Washington Post reports Turkey’s government has told U.S. officials it has audio and video proof that missing Saudi Arabian writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. The newspaper, for which Khashoggi is a columnist, cites anonymous officials as saying the recordings show a Saudi security team detained the writer when he went to the consulate on Oct. 2 to pick up a document for his upcoming wedding. SENT: 325 words, photos. With: TRUMP-SAUDIS — The U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia has been imperiled by the mysterious disappearance of a Saudi writer. SENT: 1,110 words, photos; SAUDI ARABIA-BUSINESS IMPACT — Global business leaders are reassessing their ties with Saudi Arabia (sent)

VATICAN-SEX ABUSE — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock. By David Crary and Nicole Winfield. SENT: 685 words, photos.

CHATTY TRUMP — Donald Trump would like to talk. And, boy, is he ever. The president is riding high after Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s successful confirmation — and he’s got a lot to say about that and lots of other things. He’s inviting reporters up to his private cabin on Air Force One. He’s calling in to his favorite cable TV shows. And he’s turning closed White House events into major media moments. SENT: 880 words, photos.

FLEETWOOD MAC-LAWSUIT — Lindsey Buckingham is suing Fleetwood Mac for kicking him off the band’s new tour. SENT: 130 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-SAUDIS — The U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia has been imperiled by the mysterious disappearance of a Saudi writer. The situation is creating friction between President Donald Trump’s administration and members of Congress demanding to know if Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Turkish authorities say the U.S. resident was killed by members of an elite Saudi assassination squad, an allegation Saudi Arabia calls baseless. SENT: 1000 words, photos.

MELANIA TRUMP — Melania Trump says she has loves her husband and has “much more important things to think about and to do” than worry about allegations of President Donald Trump cheating on her. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m., photo. (From ABC interview to air Friday night)

ELECTION 2018-TRUMP— President Donald Trump holds a rally in Ohio. UPCOMING: Developing from 6:35 p.m. event, 500 words by 8 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-NEVADA-ROSEN — In the high-stakes race for Senate in Nevada, Democrat Jacky Rosen is taking on one of the biggest names in GOP politics by painting Sen. Dean Heller as someone without firm principles. Rosen is among a handful of Democrats with a chance of winning a Republican-held seat. SENT: 1140 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-BLACK UNEMPLOYMENT — President Donald Trump’s boasts about the record low rate of black unemployment ring hollow in some communities. Those statistics often aren’t reflected in those neighborhoods. African-Americans are still disproportionately toiling in lower-quality jobs. Black people make up roughly one-fifth of those working in temporary jobs, a figure that hasn’t changed much in the past five years. SENT: 1049 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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TURKEY-AMERICAN PASTOR — A Turkish court convicts an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the tensions between Turkey and the United States. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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IMMIGRATION-SERVICE DISCHARGE — The Associated Press has found that the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant recruits over a year who had enlisted as a pathway to citizenship. The young men and women had been recruited from across the globe for their language or medical skills. By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke. SENT: 860 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN — Prosecutors in New York City abandon part of their sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein after evidence surfaces that a police detective coached a witness to stay silent about evidence that cast doubt on the account of one of his earliest accusers. Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi-Orbon insists the rest of the case is strong. By Michael R. Sisak and Tom Hays. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, video.

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BUSINESS

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FINANCIAL MARKETS — World stocks climb at the opening after two days of sharp losses. Major U.S. stock indexes are up more than 1 percent, but they’re still on track for their biggest one-week loss since late March. SENT: 600 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

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SPORTS

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BBN--NLCS-PREVIEW — The next challenge for the Milwaukee Brewers’ lights-out bullpen in the National League Championship Series is to shut down the Los Angeles Dodgers. Game 1 is Friday night at Miller Park, with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw opposing Milwaukee’s Gio Gonzalez. By Genaro C. Armas. SENT: 870 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 8:09 p.m. game. WITH: YELICH-SERBIAN SUPPORT — Brewers slugger Christian Yelich will have a group of Milwaukee fans rooting especially loud for his success when his team faces the Dodgers: Serbian-Americans. The 26-year-old MVP candidate’s banner year has earned him plenty of new fans, including Serbians who are just now becoming aware of his heritage. Yelich’s paternal grandfather was Serbian. By Ivan Moreno. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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