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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

November 28, 2018

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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NEW/DEVELOPING

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RUSSIA-UKRAINE — Russia to deploy more anti-aircraft missiles in Crimea. SENT: 120 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of Donald Trump after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial turmoil over a video-recorded remark Hyde-Smith made decried as racist. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 750 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US MS Senate Race (CR) — Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi runoff.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — The breakdown of a plea deal with former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and an explosive British news report about alleged contacts he may have had with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange throw a new element of uncertainty into the Trump-Russia investigation. By Eric Tucker and Chad Day. SENT: 1,260 words, photos, videos. With TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CORSI — Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans, document shows; TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT-Q&A.

GENE-EDITED BABIES — A leader of an international conference on gene editing says that the work of a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies shows a failure of self-regulation among scientists. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 380 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN — A rash of U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan puts a spotlight on a stalemated war that is testing Trump’s commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 850 words, photo.

G-20 SUMMIT-SAUDI ARABIA-PARIAH?-ANALYSIS — All eyes will be on Saudi Arabia’s embattled Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman later this week when he heads to Buenos Aires for the G-20 summit. The crown prince could be treated like a pariah following the gruesome slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. By Tamer Fakahany. SENT: 1,010 words, photos. Also see CONGRESS-SAUDI ARABIA below. For comprehensive summit coverage: https://apnews.com/G-20Summit

INDONESIA-LION AIR CRASH —A report based on black box data from an Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last month cites equipment failures and the airline’s safety measures as factors in the disaster. By Niniek Karmini and David Koenig. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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SILENT NIGHT-200 YEARS — 200 years of “Silent Night”: Singers mark carol’s birthday. SENT: 420 words, photos.

CELEBRITY BURGLARIES — Gang members charged in Los Angeles celebrity burglaries. SENT: 140 words.

WORLD HUNGER — U.N. report says fragile climate puts food security at risk. SENT: 130 words.

HAWAII-MISTAKEN MISSILE ALERT — Man who had heart attack after Hawaii missile alert sues. SENT: 130 words.

IRAQ-WAR TATTOOS-PHOTO ESSAY — Iraqis seek tattoos to cover scars of war. SENT: 260 words. With seven photos by Hadi Mizban, highlighted by CAIMA504.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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PELOSI-HOUSE LEADERSHIP — Nancy Pelosi enters the House Democratic leadership elections in an unusual position: She’s running unopposed. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 790 words, photo.

SUPREME COURT-EXCESSIVE FINES — The Supreme Court is taking up the case of an Indiana man who says the Constitution should have barred local authorities from seizing his $40,000 Land Rover after his arrest for selling less than $400 in heroin to undercover officers. SENT: 630 words, photo. UPCOMING: 800 words after 10 a.m. arguments.

GENERAL MOTORS-TRUMP — Trump says he is “very disappointed” that General Motors is closing plants in the United States and warns that the White House is “now looking at cutting all GM subsidies,” including for its electric cars program. SENT: 1,110 words, photo.

CONGRESS-SAUDI ARABIA — Senators who have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of Khashoggi are set to grill top administration officials. SENT: 830 words, photo. UPCOMING: 900 words after closed-door meeting; time uncertain.

TRUMP-BORDER WALL — With a partial government shutdown looming in just 10 days, Trump meets with Republican leaders to hash out a spending plan that includes funding for his proposed border wall with Mexico. SENT: 670 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-BOOKS — Many of the Democrats who are considering challenging Trump in 2020 have released books that detail their personal stories or outline their vision for America. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-POPULAR SHERIFF — A Northern California sheriff’s popularity is growing after playing a central role in two major crises. SENT: 1,040 words, photos. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — $1 million donated to students, teachers in burned California town; CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-UTILITY — Judge to utility: Explain any role in deadly California fire.

PARENT LUNCHROOM BAN — After struggling with growing numbers of parents in school cafeterias, a Connecticut school system says parents and guardians will no longer be welcome to visit with their children during lunch at the town’s elementary schools. SENT: 790 words, photos.

STREET SELLERS — After a decade of debate and compromise, the Los Angeles City Council will consider an ordinance that would grant permits to sidewalk vendors. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. meeting.

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INTERNATIONAL

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VENEZUELA-NEW OPPOSITION — Leaders of Venezuela’s opposition movement in their 20s and 30s with a boots-on-the-ground mentality are trying to cement themselves as a unified alternative to President Nicolas Maduro. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

GEORGIA-ELECTION — Two of Georgia’s former foreign ministers are facing off against each other in a tight runoff that will mark the last time Georgians elect their head of state by popular vote. SENT: 540 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/TECH

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FEDERAL RESERVE-POWELL-LOOKAHEAD — Investors will parse Jerome Powell’s words for clues to the Federal Reserve’s future rate hikes. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 760 words, photo.

NEW ZEALAND-HUAWEI BAN — New Zealand’s international spy agency halts mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a “significant network security risk.” SENT: 400 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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TEAM X-FACTOR — Team X is a newly formed all-female development ski team out of Park City, Utah, that’s trying to become an alternate way to prepare the next generation. By Sports Writer Pat Graham. SENT: 870 words, photos.

TIM DAHLBERG-HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH — Just how well Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight title defense against Tyson Fury in Los Angeles will do at the box office is a question mark. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 790 words, photo.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW — The feel-good road-trip drama “Green Book” is named the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor, by the National Board of Review in one of the first in a parade of awards season honors. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 390 words, photos.

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