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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:20

September 17, 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)

TROPICAL WEATHER (sent, developing)

WIKILEAKS (sent)

ASIA-TYPHOON (sent, developing)

NKOREA-THE ROAD TO SUCCESS? (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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PEOPLE-SOON YI PREVIN — Soon-Yi Previn defends husband Woody Allen, attacks mother. SENT: 450 words, photos.

PEOPLE-CARRIE UNDERWOOD — Country singer and former “American Idol” champion Carrie Underwood has revealed that she had three miscarriages in two years. SENT: 135 words, photos.

CIRCUS CAMEL-PEOPLE HURT — Seven injured when startled camel bucks at Pittsburgh circus. SENT: 140 words.

TRANSGENDER-CHILDREN — A doctors group is taking a stand in support of transgender children. SENT: 210 words.

SWITZERLAND-FUTURE OF JOBS — Report: Machines to handle over half workplace tasks by 2025. SENT: 420 words.

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TROPICAL WEATHER

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TROPICAL WEATHER — With Wilmington cut off from the rest of North Carolina by still-rising floodwaters from Florence, officials plan to airlift food and water to a city of nearly 120,000 people as rescuers elsewhere pull inland residents from homes threatened by swollen rivers. The spreading disaster claims additional lives, with at least 17 people confirmed dead, and the nation’s top emergency official says other states were in the path this week. By Chuck Burton. SENT: 940 words, photos, graphics, interactive. TOP VIDEO: — US NC Flooding Boat Tour (CR) — Florence flood waters submerge North Carolina neighborhood. With TROPICAL-WEATHER-WILMINGTON — Road access cut off to Wilmington after Florence; TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING — Rain, floods still in Florence’s forecast; TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST.

TROPICAL WEATHER-DEATH TOLLS — Disaster experts say it’s not uncommon for death tolls to rise weeks after hurricanes hit because of the nature of the storms and the difficulty in finding people. SENT: 840 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her is willing to tell her story in public to a Senate panel considering his nomination to the Supreme Court, her lawyer said Monday. She says the woman, Christine Blasey Ford, considers the incident to be an attempted rape. The White House reiterates Kavanaugh’s denial. SENT: 1200 words, photos, audio. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day. 990 words by 5 p.m., photos. With KAVANAUGH-THINGS TO KNOW — A woman’s accusation that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school upends what had been a smooth path to a seat on the Supreme Court. Things to know. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1 p.m., photo

UNITED STATES-MACEDONIA — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrives in Macedonia, condemns Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for the country to join NATO, a move Moscow opposes. SENT: 900 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-OBAMA — Barack Obama has stepped back into the fray former presidents often try to avoid, campaigning for candidates ahead of the midterms and blasting the political culture of the Trump era. Obama will be in Pennsylvania on Friday campaigning for Democratic Sen. Bob Casey. But Obama’s return poses challenges for him and his party as he has struggled to turn admiration for him into votes when he’s not on the ballot. SENT: 855 words, photo

FOSTER KIDS-PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS — A federal watchdog agency says thousands of foster children may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards. The report due Monday from the Health and Human Services inspector general’s office finds that about 1 in 3 foster kids in a sample of states were either prescribed psychiatric drugs without treatment plans, or without adequate follow-up. SENT: 870 words.

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INTERNATIONAL

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WIKILEAKS — The Associated Press has obtained tens of thousands of files from within the WikiLeaks organization, laying bare the internal workings of the secret-spilling site. By Raphael Satter. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

ASIA-TYPHOON — A Philippine mayor says that it’s unlikely any of the dozens of people thought buried in a huge landslide set off by Typhoon Mangkhut will be found alive, though rescuers are still digging through the massive mound of mud and debris covering a chapel where they had sheltered. By Joeal Calupitan and Aaron Favila. SENT: 570 words, photos, video. With ASIA-TYPHOON-THE-LATEST.

NKOREA-THE ROAD TO SUCCESS? — With a high-stakes Korea summit looming, could joint infrastructure projects help pave the way to denuclearization? By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. With KOREAS-SUMMIT — Moon wants “heart-to-heart” summit talks with Kim.

NETHERLANDS-CHURCH ABUSE — Report links half of Dutch cardinals and bishops to abuse. SENT: 140 words, photo.

BRITAIN-POISONED SPY —U.K. police reassure public in Salisbury as two diners fall ill. SENT: 260 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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BORDER-AGENT-ARRESTED-WOMEN-KILLED — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor is jailed on $2.5 million bond in Texas, acussed of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape. SENT: 510 words, photos, video. With BORDER-AGENT-ARRESTED-WOMEN-KILLED-THE LATEST.

KANSAS DEPUTY KILLED — Authorities say a Kansas sheriff’s deputy and a suspect were killed during a fight that broke out as the suspect was being arrested. SENT: 400 words, photos.

CHICAGO POLICE-LAQUAN MCDONALD — Judge to decide if police officer’s trial stays in Chicago. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from hearing underway.

OLDEST NUCLEAR PLANT-CLOSING — America’s oldest nuclear power plant, the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in New Jersey, will shut down on Monday. By Wayne Parry. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. news briefing, then 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.

KENNEDY SNAPSHOTS — The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum makes hundreds of family photos viewable online, giving a nation still obsessed with “Camelot” a candid new glimpse into how family members lived their lives. SENT: 560 words, photos.

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-VICTIM PORTRAITS — Portraits of the 58 people killed in last year’s mass shooting in Las Vegas will go on display after artists from around the world donated their time to memorialize the victims. SENT: 540 words.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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OPIOID EPIDEMIC-TEST STRIPS — The newest tool in the fight against opioid overdoses is an inexpensive test strip that can detect the presence of a potentially deadly painkiller. Sales of fentanyl test strips have exploded as a growing number of overdose-prevention programs hand them out to people who use illicit drugs, even as some health officials question their accuracy. By Medical Writer Mike Stobbe. SENT: 1,560 words, photos, video.

FOSTER KIDS-PSYCHIATRIC DRUGS — Thousands of children in foster care may be getting powerful psychiatric drugs prescribed to them without basic safeguards, according to a federal watchdog’s investigation that finds a failure to care for youngsters whose lives have already been disrupted. An AP NewsBreak. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 880 words, photo.

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TECHNOLOGY

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US-SPACEX-MOON — SpaceX CEO Elon Musk plans to announce the first private passenger to be launched on a trip around the moon and back. UPCOMING, timing uncertain.

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BUSINESS

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TRUMP TRADE-POLITICAL STRATEGY — What’s behind President Donald Trump’s scorched-earth stance toward tariffs and the pain it threatens to cause for American individuals and companies so close to midterm elections? Farmers and businesses stand to suffer from the fights he’s started with China, Canada and other key U.S. trading partners. But the administration appears to be betting that getting tough on trade is a politically shrewd strategy that will help seal deals with South Korea, Canada and Mexico before Election Day. By Paul Wiseman and Ken Thomas. UPCOMING: 900 words at 12 noon. With US-CHINA TARIFFS-BEIJING’S OPTIONS — One of China’s most prominent figures in global finance says Beijing should press Washington to end their tariff battle by clamping down on exports of goods needed by American companies, according to news reports. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 600 words, photos.

WALL STREET PROFITS — New York comptroller’s report finds Wall Street salaries at their highest levels since the 2008 economic crisis. SENT: 330 words, photos.

NKOREA-TRADE FAIR — Vendors selling everything from car batteries to “kangaroo essence” health pills descend on Pyongyang for an international trade fair. SENT: 580 words, photos.

AMAZON-SMALL BUSINESS STORE — Amazon launches a new section of its site called Amazon Storefronts, which only lists products sold by small- and medium-sized businesses in the U.S. By Retail Writer Joseph Pisani. SENT: 360 words.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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EMMYS — As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there’s more on the line at Monday night’s ceremony than personal glory. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 590 words, photos. UPCOMING: Show begins at 8 p.m.

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SPORTS

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SPORTS GAMBLING-FIGHTING THE FIX — With dozens of states rushing to capitalize on the U.S. Supreme Court lifting a federal ban on sports gambling, the four major pro major sports leagues and the NCAA think scenarios where parts of games are vulnerable to being fixed are a real possibility. By Dave Porter and Regina Garcia-Cano. UPCOMING: 1,500 words by 10 a.m., photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight. An abridged version will also be available.

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