BC-AP Top Stories Digest
BC-AP Top Stories Digest
Aug. 29, 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
PRIMARY RDP — A liberal Florida Democrat pulls off an upset victory in the state's primary for governor while President Donald Trump's favored candidate cruises to victory for the GOP, setting up a fierce fall showdown in the nation's largest political battleground. Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be the state's first black governor, and Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis, both defeated more moderate opponents aligned with their parties' establishment. By Julie Pace and Brendan Farrington. SENT: 1,080 words, photos, video.
TRUMP-GOOGLE — Trump is accusing Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD" — and though he is offering no evidence, a top adviser says the White House is "taking a look" at whether Google should face federal regulation. By Darlene Superville and Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 1,040 words, photo, video.
MCCAIN-SERVICES — Family, friends and constituents will gather at Arizona's Capitol to pay their respects to Sen. John McCain, the first of two days of services here before he departs the state he has represented since the 1980s. By Melissa Daniels. SENT: 380 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; Motorcade scheduled to arrive at 12:45 p.m.; public viewing begins at 5 p.m.
TEXAS OFFICER-MURDER TRIAL — Jurors are now deciding the fate of a former Texas police officer who was convicted of murder for fatally shooting a black, unarmed teenager last year in suburban Dallas. Jordan Edwards was killed when Roy Oliver, a police officer in Balch Springs at the time, fired into a car full of black teenagers as it drove away from a house party. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 820 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from sentencing phase.
MEDIA-TRUMP LIES — The Washington Post fact-checker's first-ever declaration that a Trump statement was a lie brings into focus the media's reluctance to use the word. Critics say the media is too timid, yet some journalists worry about overstepping bounds. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 940 words, photo.
VENEZUELA-POLITICAL ASYLUM — Venezuelans, whose country has grown increasingly authoritarian and lawless amid an economic collapse, now make up the largest group by nationality of people seeking asylum in the United States. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.
NICARAGUA-UNREST — A new United Nations report on four months of unrest in Nicaragua describes a comprehensive government repression effort extending from the streets to courtrooms. SENT: 740 words, photos.
ARETHA FRANKLIN-SORORITY — What began as a thin line swelled into a sea of sisterhood as hundreds of members of Delta Sigma Theta streamed into the rotunda of the Charles H. Wright Museum to pay tribute to the Queen of Soul, a member of the sorority. By National Writer Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 570 words, photo.
ACC-TV NETWORK — The Atlantic Coast Conference is a year away from the launch of its own TV channel in partnership with ESPN. An AP Interview. By Sports Writer Aaron Beard. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.