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BC-AP Top Stories Digest

May 8, 2019

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 .




IRAN-NUCLEAR — Iran’s president says that it will stop exporting excess uranium and heavy water from its nuclear program as stipulated by the 2015 atomic accord and set a 60-day deadline for new terms to the deal before it will resume higher uranium enrichment. By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 560 words, photo.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-COLORADO — Two high school students shot and killed a classmate and injured eight others at a charter school in a Colorado community that marked the 20th anniversary of one of the nation’s worst school shootings just weeks ago. Douglas County sheriff’s officials say Devon Erickson, 18, and a younger student walked into the STEM School Highlands Ranch and opened fire on students in two classrooms, prompting students to run shouting through the halls or to hide out of sight as gunfire echoed through school. By Kathleen Foody and P. Solomon Banda. SENT: 680 words, photos, videos.

TRUMP-TRADE POLITICS — As he cranks up the pressure on China in pursuit of a new trade accord, President Donald Trump is putting his deal-making persona on the line and injecting new risk into his bid for another four years in the White House. By Kevin Freking and Zeke Miller. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE — The House Judiciary Committee is moving ahead with a vote to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress despite last-minute negotiations with the Justice Department over access to the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 790 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words after 10 a.m. meeting.

SOUTH AFRICA-ELECTION — South Africans are voting in presidential and parliamentary elections amid issues of corruption and unemployment. The vote comes 25 years after the end of apartheid, but despite the demise of the system of racial discrimination the country remains divided by economic inequality. By Andrew Meldrum. SENT: 590 words, photos.

UBER LYFT-STRIKE — Drivers for ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft are planning to turn off their apps to protest what they say are declining wages at a time when both companies are raking in billions of dollars from investors. Organizers are planning demonstrations in 10 U.S. cities, including Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. By Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 350 words, photo.




MEXICO-ASYLUM — A federal appeals court rules that the Trump administration can make asylum seekers wait in Mexico for immigration court hearings while the policy is challenged in court, handing the president a major victory, even if it only proves temporary. SENT: 690 words, photo.




FTC-FACEBOOK-CONGRESS — Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users’ privacy. By Business Writer Marcy Gordon. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. hearing.