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January 11, 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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TOP STORIES

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN _ President Donald Trump edges closer to declaring a national emergency in an extraordinary end run around Congress to fund his long-promised border wall. Pressure is mounting to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay. By Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller. SENT: 860 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: _ US TX Trump Border Tour (CR) _ Trump pushes for wall on Rio Grande visit. With GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-EMERGENCY DECLARATION _ Trump administration eyes disaster money to fund border wall; SHUTDOWN-END GAME-Q&A _ How the government shutdown might end; TRUMP-FACT CHECK _ Trump falsely suggests Obama backs him on wall; SHUTDOWN-TODAY’S BRIEFING _ Day 21; GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-THE LATEST. Also see MORE ON GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN below. For comprehensive coverage: https://apnews.com/GovernmentShutdown

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-SUPERFUND SITES _ The partial government shutdown forces suspension of federal work at the nation’s Superfund sites unless it is determined there is an “imminent threat” to life or property. By Ellen Knickmeyer and Kim Chandler. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

TWO DEAD-CHILD MISSING _ A Wisconsin teenager missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed in the family home is found alive barely an hour’s drive away, by a woman who stumbled across the 13-year-old girl and pounded on her neighbors’ door shouting: “This is Jayme Closs! Call 911!” Jayme was skinny and dirty, wearing shoes too big for her feet, but appeared outwardly OK when she was discovered near the small town of Gordon, the neighbors say. By Todd Richmond. SENT: 770 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: _ US CA Missing Girl Found (CR) _ Missing 13-year-old girl found alive in Wisconsin. UPCOMING: News conference at 11 a.m. With TWO DEAD-CHILD MISSING-THE LATEST.

JAPAN-GHOSN _ Nissan’s ex-chairman Carlos Ghosn is charged with breach of trust in the latest blow for the star executive, according to the Tokyo District Court. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 520 words, photos.

MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS _ A court in Myanmar rejects the appeal of two Reuters journalists convicted of violating the country’s Official Secrets Act during their reporting on the country’s crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, and maintained the seven-year prison terms they were sentenced to last year. By Aung Naing Soe. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: photos.

KENYA-CHALLENGING THE POLICE _ As frustration in Kenya grows over hundreds of alleged police killings and other abuses, the public has begun fighting back. They are forming social justice centers to investigate what they say the government doesn’t. Many cases have gone unreported, with families suffering in silence, rights activists say, and perpetrators are rarely held accountable. By Tom Odula. UPCOMING: 790 words by 5 a.m., photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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AT&T-WIRELESS TRACKING _ AT&T to end all location-data sales to data brokers. SENT: 140 words, photo.

HONDURAS-DANGEROUS DIVES-PHOTO ESSAY _ Lobster divers risk injury, death in Honduras. SENT: 910 words. With 29 photos by Rodrigo Abd, highlighted by XABD301.

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MORE ON GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

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GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-FEDERAL CITY _ Alabama city that relies on federal spending feels pinch from government shutdown. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-PAYDAY _ Families are making tough decisions as 800,000 federal employees miss their first paycheck because of the government shutdown. SENT: 830 words, photos, videos.

FEDERAL SHUTDOWN-PERSONAL FINANCE _ As federal shutdown drags on, tips on how workers can try to cope without pay. By Personal Finance Writer Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 1,050 words, photo.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-SKEWED ECONOMIC DATA _ How’s is the U.S. economy doing? The partial government shutdown is making it harder to say. By Economics Writer Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 830 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS _ Those closest to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders are rallying behind the embattled presidential prospect, even as they reluctantly begin to ponder the unthinkable: a 2020 presidential field without him. SENT: 990 words, photos.

TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION _ President Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the opening salvo of a promised Democratic effort to scrutinize Trump, his conflicts of interest and his ties to Russia. SENT: 820 words, photo. With TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS-THINGS TO KNOW _ Where the investigations stand.

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INTERNATIONAL

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POMPEO-MIDDLE EAST _ U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is bringing the Trump administration’s anti-Iran message to Gulf Arab states as he continues a nine-nation tour of the Middle East. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

SOUTH AFRICA-ZUMA’S COMEBACK _ South Africa’s disgraced former leader makes a comeback as ruling party seeks election unity. UPCOMING: 770 words by 5 a.m., photos.

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NATIONAL

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VEGETATIVE STATE-BIRTH _ A doctor examined an Arizona woman in a vegetative state nearly nine months before she gave birth but did not find that she was pregnant, and medical experts say that it’s possible she displayed no outward signs that workers who cared for her every day would have noticed either. SENT: 660 words, photos, video.

TRUMP-BIRTH CONTROL-CALIFORNIA _ A U.S. judge will hear arguments over California’s attempt to block new rules by the Trump administration that would allow more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing at 1 p.m.

PRISONERS-RAISING PUPPIES _ Inmates at a New Hampshire jail are getting the chance to train several puppies who will eventually be given to military veterans or first responders struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder and other challenges. SENT: 720 words, photos.

DOG MUSEUM _ The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog opens next month in midtown Manhattan, returning to New York after three decades on the outskirts of St. Louis. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.

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SPORTS

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AUSTRALIAN OPEN-CHANGING FINAL SETS _ The Australian Open and Wimbledon are finally doing what the U.S. Open has done for decades: figuring out a way to end a fifth set before it becomes another 26-24 slog or _ perish the thought _ 70-68. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. SENT: 840 words, photos. With AUSTRALIAN OPEN-MURRAY’S FUTURE _ Murray: Australian Open could be my last.

WIZARDS-TV BETTING _ The Wizards are set to debut a gambling-focused telecast on the regional sports network that carries their games. By Sports Writer Ben Nuckols. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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