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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:20

September 28, 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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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH (sent, developing)

UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY (sent, developing)

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE (sent, developing)

SEC-ELON MUSK (sent, developing)

LAS-VEGAS-SHOOTING-COUNTRY-STRONG (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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EUROPE-RYANAIR STRIKE — Travel plans in Europe were disrupted after Ryanair cancelled 190 flights because of strikes by cabin crews in Spain, Belgium, Holland, Portugal, Italy and Germany. SENT: 210 words, photos.

LSU-PLAYER KILLED — LSU basketball player Wayde Sims shot to death. SENT: 370 words, photo.

CHER’S HOME-OVERDOSE DEATH — Resident of Cher’s home held in relation to overdose death. SENT: 150 words, photo.

LUNCHBOX AUCTION — A veteran Cincinnati auctioneer has on display a baby boomer delight: hundreds of vintage lunchboxes featuring the heroes of their childhood’s comic books, TV shows, cartoon strips, movies and more. SENT: 640 words, photos.

INDIA-TEMPLE-WOMEN — India’s Supreme Court has lifted a temple’s ban on women of menstruating age, holding that equality is supreme irrespective of age and gender. SENT: 430 words, photo.

JAPAN-SPACE-PROBE — Photos taken on the surface of an asteroid show that it is (drum roll, please) ... rocky. SENT: 210 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH —Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh gained the support of a key Republican senator, virtually ensuring his nomination will advance to the full Senate a day after Kavanaugh adamantly denied sexually assaulting Christine Blasey Ford, who insists she’s “100 percent” certain he did. By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram. SENT: 1,550 words, photos, video. DEVELOPING: Committee vote scheduled for 1:30 p.m.

SUPREME COURT-TRUMP — President Donald Trump is urging the Senate on to a full vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Trump and his allies were heartened by Kavanaugh’s fierce appearance Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where Kavanaugh defended himself against a woman’s forceful accusation of sexual misconduct. SENT: 840 words, photos UPCOMING: Developments possible.

SUPREME COURT-UNDECIDEDS — In political Washington, it’s only ever been about whether Brett Kavanaugh can get a majority of votes in his favor for a lifetime appointment on the Supreme Court. Not getting to the truth about what really did or did not happen between Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford on one summer night. A look inside the Senate at what matters now on Kavanaugh’s historic confirmation battle. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos.

TRUMP-ROSENSTEIN — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has agreed to speak privately with lawmakers following reports he’d discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. A person familiar with the situation says Rosenstein agreed to the meeting during a call Thursday evening with the House Judiciary Committee chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte. Trump is scheduled to meet next week with Rosenstein, who’s overseeing the special counsel investigation into Russian election-meddling. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photo.

SUPREME COURT-CULTURAL IMPACT — It was one hearing with just two witnesses but, in an era of deep political polarization and yawning cultural divisions, Americans came away Thursday having heard very different things. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

TRUMP-BUDGET — President Donald Trump signs a spending bill that avoids a government shutdown, at least for now. By Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: Developing from noon White House event, 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-CHILE — President Donald Trump meets with the president of Chile. UPCOMING: Developing from midday events.

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NATIONAL

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LAS-VEGAS-SHOOTING-COUNTRY-STRONG — Already connected by a love of country music, Las Vegas shooting survivors are embracing “Country Strong” as mantra for their tight-knit, supportive community. A year after the mass shooting at the Route 91 festival, country music fans have become family. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 1,550 words, photos, video. With: LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-LIVING WITH FEAR — A Washington state woman who was shot in the back during last year’s Las Vegas massacre has had to get used to living with fear. The mass shooting that left 58 dead and hundreds wounded happened one year ago this Monday. SENT: 1,150 words, photos; LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-SURVIVORS — Vegas shooting survivors embrace life despite challenges. For comprehensive coverage of the Las Vegas mass shooting: https://www.apnews.com/tag/LasVegasmassshooting

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INTERNATIONAL

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UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY — The two countries that the United States has accused of interfering with its elections will take their turns at the podium Friday at the United Nations’ annual gathering of world leaders. SENT: 340 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH UNITED NATIONS-MALAYSIA-MAHATHIR REDUX, UN-HUMAN RIGHTS-YEMEN (sent)

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE —Powerful earthquakes jolted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday and a triggered a tsunami that an official said swept away houses. SENT: 380 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

VATICAN-CHILE-SEX ABUSE — Pope Francis has defrocked the Chilean priest at the center of the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his “supreme” authority to stiffen a sentence originally handed down by the Vatican in 2011. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

MICRONESIA-PLANE CRASH — A passenger on a plane that crashed into a Pacific lagoon said the flight attendants were panicking and he saw water pouring through a hole in the side of the plane before he was able to escape. SENT: 900 words, photos. With: MICRONESIA-PLANE CRASH-Q&A (sent)

MACEDONIA-REFERENDUM — Macedonians have had a country to call their own for less than three decades. Now, the citizens of one of Europe’s youngest countries are being asked to weigh matters of national identity and national interest as they decide a fundamental question: what their homeland will be called. SENT: 930 words, photos.

PAKISTAN-SHUNNED-MINORITY — Pakistan’s embattled Ahmadiyya minority enjoyed a brief moment of hope earlier this month when one of its own, a U.S.-based Princeton economist, was appointed to an economic advisory council. But the backlash from Islamic hard-liners, which led newly elected Prime Minister Imran Khan to quickly rescind the appointment under political pressure, has only underscored the Ahmadis’ fraught position in the conservative, Muslim-majority country. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

SOUTH SUDAN-RUGBY AND PEACE — Civil war-torn South Sudan has launched its first rugby league since independence, finding in the rough-and-tumble sport a way to promote peace. By Sam Mednick. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

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SEC-ELON MUSK — Tesla without Elon Musk at the wheel? To many of the electric car maker’s customers and investors that would be unthinkable. But that’s what government securities regulators now want to see. SENT: 1,020 words, photo.

TEC-UNRELIABLE MAPS — For centuries, people have relied on maps to figure out where they are and where they’re going. But today’s digital maps — seemingly more precise than ever —aren’t always as dependable as they appear. SENT: 1,090 words, photos, video.

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SPORTS

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RYDER CUP —A slat of wood gave the Americans a most unlikely break and carried them to a 3-1 lead after the opening sessions of the Ryder Cup. Europe’s only point was beating Tiger Woods. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 520 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

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