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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:25

September 20, 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 .




SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH (sent, developing)


TROPICAL WEATHER (sent, developing)





FILM-BOND — Producers of the James Bond films say Cary Joji Fukunaga will direct the next installment in the spy thriller series, replacing Danny Boyle. SENT: 170 words, photos.

FLORIDA-AIRPORT-LOCKDOWN — Student pilot boards plane, causes Florida airport lockdown. SENT: 250 words, photos.

FRANCE-LE PEN — French far-right leader refuses court-ordered psych exam. SENT: 130 words, photos.

BRITAIN-MAN BOOKER PRIZE — A novel in verse and a story about trees and the people who love them are among six finalists announced Thursday for the prestigious Man Booker Prize for fiction. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 300 words, photos.

PEOPLE-DEMI LOVATO — Demi Lovato’s mother says the singer is “doing really well” nearly two months after being hospitalized for a drug overdose. SENT: 130 words, photos.

DICKEY BETTS-ACCIDENT — Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head while playing with the family dog in Florida. SENT: 130 words, photo.

OLE MISS JOURNALISM-RACIST COMMENT — Journalism school’s namesake posts racist comment online. SENT: 140 words.

GOLFER KILLED-IOWA-VIGIL — Vigil honors star golfer from Spain who was killed in Iowa. SENT: 140 words, photos.

RUNNER FATALLY STABBED-DC — Police: Woman stabbed while running in D.C. was likely random target. SENT: 140 words.




SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Republicans are warning that time is running out for Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser to tell Congress about her claim he sexually assaulted her when both were teenagers, even as President Donald Trump called the woman’s allegation hard to believe in one of the GOP’s sharpest attacks on her credibility. SENT: 930 words. UPCOMING: Developments possible, 900 words by 4 p.m., photos. With SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-BRESDEN — Democratic US Senate candidate in Tennessee says Brett Kavanaugh accuser is ‘credible’; SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-65 WOMEN — An accusation against an old high school friend brought them together in support of Kavanaugh - and into a political firestorm (both sent).

SENATE-CYBERSECURITY-SENATORS TARGETED — A U.S. senator says foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides — and the Senate’s security office has refused to help defend them. Sen. Ron Wyden, an Oregon Democrat, says his office discovered that an unspecified number of senators and aides have received warnings that their personal accounts have been targeted. Russian military operatives used such attacks to influence the 2016 election. By Cybersecurity Writers Frank Bajak and Raphael Satter. SENT: 860 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-NEVADA — Vulnerable GOP U.S. senator welcomes visit by President Donald Trump in tight Nevada race. SENT: 930 words, photo. (WER filed)

TRUMP — President Donald Trump holds an evening rally in Las Vegas to help boost Sen. Dean Heller, a onetime Trump critic who is the only Republican senator up for re-election in a state carried by Democrat Hillary Clinton in 2016. By Jonathan Lemire. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 p.m. rally, 600 words by 11 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSOURI — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill faces a double challenge as she campaigns for re-election in heavily Republican Missouri for a seat that could determine which party controls the Senate. The energy that’s led to insurgent Democratic victories around the country is moving McCaskill to the left. At the same time, she must attract some who voted for President Donald Trump, who carried Missouri by almost 20 percentage points in 2016. SENT: 1100 words, photos.




TROPICAL WEATHER — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and sheer exhaustion are building as thousands of people wait to go home seven days after the storm began battering the coast. Florence is blamed for at least 37 deaths. By Claire Galofaro and Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 1,030 words, photos, videos. With TROPICAL WEATHER-TOXIC SITES — Floods prevent inspectors from studying environmental harm; TROPICAL WEATHER-DETAINEES DROWN — Women die in flooded van driven by South Carolina deputies; TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST. See MORE ON FLORENCE below. For AP’s comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/Hurricanes

TROPICAL WEATHER-A DEATH — A North Carolina man’s love for his hunting dogs kept him outside as Hurricane Florence approached and led to his death. SENT: 790 words, photos.




SHOOTING-OUTSIDE JUDGE’S OFFICE — Three people wounded when a gunman opened fire outside a crowded Pennsylvania courtroom are now out of the hospital. SENT: 225 words, photos.

RETIREMENT CENTER SHOOTING-PENNSYLVANIA — Gunman upset that his ex-wife got their home in divorce is found dead after shooting at her and killing his own parents. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing

PUERTO RICO-HURRICANE MARIA-DEATH TOLL — After Hurricane Maria, hundreds of Puerto Ricans with treatable ailments like bedsores and kidney problems died agonizing deaths after going without proper medical care. SENT: 2,010 words, photos. Note: A version of this story was originally sent on Sept. 14 and is being repeated to coincide with anniversary of the hurricane hitting Puerto Rico. With PUERTO-RICO-ONE-YEAR-AFTER-MARIA-PHOTO-ESSAY — For Puerto Rico’s poor, hurricane was heavy blow. With 17 photos by Ramon Espinosa, highlighted by XRE501.

BORDER AGENT ARRESTED-WOMEN KILLED — Four women killed in Texas — allegedly by a Border Patrol agent — were bound by difficulties in life, but relatives say they were more than the troubles they endured. SENT: 890 words, photos.

WISCONSIN-SHOOTING — Authorities say they still don’t know why an employee at a Wisconsin software company went to his office with a pistol and extra ammunition and began firing on his colleagues, seriously injuring several, before he was fatally shot by police. SENT: 690 words, photos, videos.

CUOMO AIDE-CORRUPTION TRIAL — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Sentencing at 2 p.m.




KOREAS-SUMMIT — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in returns home from a whirlwind three-day summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un saying that Kim wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit Pyongyang soon for nuclear talks, and also hopes for a quick follow-up to his June summit with President Donald Trump. By Eric Talmadge and Foster Klug. UPCOMING: 1,270 words by 8 a.m., photos, video. With NKOREA-THE SACRED MOUNTAIN — Politics, pride in leaders trip to “sacred” North Korea volcano; KOREAS-SUMMIT-WHAT-HAPPENED — The pomp, the substance and what it means; KOREAS-SUMMIT-KEY PLACES — Places Moon has visited are glimpses into North Korea itself; KOREAS-SUMMIT-PHOTO GALLERY — Three days of Moon-Kim summit in North Korea; KOREAS-SUMMIT-THE LATEST

PHILIPPINES-LANDSLIDES — A massive landslide buries dozens of homes near a central Philippine mountain, killing at least 15 people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent text messages pleading for help. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: photos, video.

JAPAN-POLITICS — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation’s leader. SENT: 790 words, photos. With JAPAN-ABE’S-THIRD-TERM — Abe’s third term: A chance for constitutional change?

BREXIT — Britain and its European Union partners fail to secure a breakthrough in Brexit talks largely because of seemingly intractable divisions over the best way to avoid a hard border on the island of Ireland. By Lorne Cook. SENT: 600 words, photos.

EUROPE-MIGRANTS — Austria urges its European Union partners to enter talks with Egypt to help stem the flow of migrants entering Europe from Africa, amid deep divisions over how to manage the challenge. SENT: 760 words, photos.

UGANDA-POP STAR POLITICIAN — Ugandan security forces take pop star and opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine into custody when he arrives home from the United States, angering his supporters while authorities bar public gatherings they say threaten public order. SENT: 440 words, photos. With UGANDA-POP STAR POLITICIAN-THE LATEST.

MALAYSIA-CORRUPTION — Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak pleads not guilty to 25 fresh charges of abuse of power and money laundering over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund. SENT: 530 words, photos.

LEBANON-ARAK DRINK — Lebanon’s national liquor, the anise-tinged Arak, is surrounded by ritual — from its distilling down the moment when it’s mixed, turning milky white in water, and drunk over long, lingering meals. SENT: 750 words, photos.




BRITAIN-SKY — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. The auction will begin after the London stock market’s close on Friday and end sometime Saturday evening. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 340 words, photos. UPCOMING: May be updated.

EUROPE-ONLINE REGULATION — The European Union’s consumer protection chief says she’s growing impatient with Facebook’s lack of action in complying with the bloc’s demands to be more transparent with users about their data. SENT: 490 words, photos.




BYE BYE BUGS — Scientists are noticing fewer and fewer flying insects that aren’t really pests like moths, lady bugs, fireflies and butterflies. A variety of reasons are suspected but they all lead back to what humans are doing to the environment, especially landscapes. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos, video.




MARIJUANA MUSEUM — A museum celebrating all things cannabis with displays that include a glass bong taller than a giraffe and huggable faux marijuana plants is the newest tourist attraction in Las Vegas. SENT: 570 words, photos.

FILM-REVIEW-FAHRENHEIT-11/9 — Film Review: Michael Moore’s new Trump documentary is here, via Flint, Michigan and also Nazi-era Germany. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 940 words, photos.

FILM-ASSASSINATION NATION — Director Sam Levinson and his “Assassination Nation” cast discuss making one of the year’s most provocative films — a modern-day Salem witch trial of four teenage girls that Levinson, who is Barry Levinson’s son, has described as the “comments section come to life.” By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words by 6 p.m., photos.

FILM-QUINCY JONES— Quincy Jones, the subject of his daughter Rashida Jones’ new documentary “Quincy,” reflects on his wide-ranging life in music. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

EDDIE BRAUN-STUNTMAN MOVIE — Hollywood stuntman Eddie Braun, who successfully jumped the Snake River Canyon in a steam-powered rocket two years ago in honor of his idol Evel Knievel, is the subject of the documentary “Stuntman” which is backed by Dwayne Johnson. By Sports Writer Pat Graham. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.




OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING — The World Anti-Doping Agency reinstates Russia, ending a nearly three-year suspension caused by state-sponsored doping. WADA says its 12-member executive committee reinstates Russia “subject to strict conditions.” SENT: 450 words, photos.




“Hate in America,” an investigation examining intolerance, racism and hate crimes, is the 2018 project of the Carnegie-Knight News21 program, a national multimedia reporting project produced by the nation’s top journalism students and graduates. Each year, students selected into the program report in-depth on a single topic of national importance. This year, 38 journalism students from 19 universities traveled to 36 states, including a 7,000-mile road trip around the country.

Pieces of the project are available for use by AP members. Find all stories, photos and video at the project website: https://hateinamerica.news21.com as well as some individual stories in AP Newsroom, with the identifier: BC-CNS-Hate.

Stories include a look at bias response teams on college campuses by Jasmine Putney and Shelby Knowles found here: https://bit.ly/2NjRBsE




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