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AP-WV--West Virginia News Coverage Advisory 9 am, WV

August 22, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in West Virginia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to the Charleston bureau at 304-346-0897 or chwpr@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has pleaded guilty to campaign finance violations and his former campaign chairman convicted for financial fraud, raising questions about the president’s own legal jeopardy. Most damaging to Trump were statements by his longtime attorney and “fixer” Michael Cohen, who pleaded guilty in New York, saying he and Trump had arranged the payment of hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former Playboy model to influence the election. By Anne Flaherty, Zeke Miller, Jonathan Lemire and Darlene Superville.

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HEROIN-SENTENCE, from MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A Maryland man has been sentenced to 17 ½ years in federal prison for selling heroin in West Virginia.

UNIVERSITY-ASTRONAUT, from INSTITUTE, W.Va. — A statue honoring a West Virginia State University graduate depicted in the film “Hidden Figures” will be unveiled at a ceremony this weekend.

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