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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15 Advisory

May 3, 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







Election 2020-JOE BIDEN-SOUTH CAROLINA (Upcoming)






MISS USA _ A 27-year-old lawyer from North Carolina who represents some prison inmates for free won the Miss USA title. SENT: 660 words.

PEOPLE-KELLY CLARKSON _ Kelly Clarkson had her appendix removed soon after hosting the Billboard Music Awards. SENT: 150 words, photos.

COUPLE DIES SAME DAY _ Family members say a Pennsylvania couple that had been married for almost 45 years passed away within minutes of each other. SENT: 150 words.

SWIMMERS RESCUED-FLORIDA _ Teen swimmers pray for help, rescued by boat called the Amen. SENT: 200 words.

ODD--FAMED DERBY POOP _ Just the feces: Kentucky Derby winner poop on sale for $200. SENT: 200 words.

PATROL CRUISER STOLEN _ Florida Highway Patrol says a man stole a cruiser from a trooper who’d stopped to help him and led law enforcement officials on an 11-mile chase. SENT: 150 words.

GENERAL MOTORS-TRUCK RECALL _ General Motors is recalling over 368,000 pickups and other trucks worldwide after getting 19 reports of fires caused by engine block heater cords. SENT: 200 words.




ELECTION 2020-AMY KLOBUCHAR _ Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a plan to spend $100 billion over a decade to improve mental health care and fight substance abuse, an issue the Minnesota senator has faced firsthand as the daughter of an alcoholic who struggled with addiction for years before getting sober. SENT: 690 words, photo.

ELECTION 2020-JAY INSLEE _ As part of his pledge to make combating climate change the top national priority, Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee is calling for the nation’s entire electrical grid and all new vehicles and buildings to be carbon-pollution free by 2030. It’s the first major policy proposal from the Washington governor as he tries to gain a foothold in a field more than 20 candidates. SENT: 820 words, photo.

Election 2020-JOE BIDEN-SOUTH CAROLINA _ Joe Biden will have his first chance this weekend to demonstrate whether he can attract the type of diverse coalition that twice sent Barack Obama to the White House. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11 a.m., photo.

ELECTION 2020-SECURITY _Cyberattacks are still posing a threat to the 2020 presidential contest. The Department of Homeland Security’s cyber agency is looking to provide some help, and there are early signs that at least some of the Democratic campaigns are willing to work with it. Experts say training campaign staffers on basic security steps should be a top priority. SENT: 1099 words, photos.




SERVICE DOGS-REGULATION _ Like all parents with autistic children, Glenn and Rachel Cummings were desperate to find ways to help their daughter, Sobie, navigate her world. They thought they’d found a solution when they purchased a service dog named Okami. But after Okami attacked one of their pet dogs, they learned just how little oversight there is in the service dog industry. Federal disability law limits local training and certification requirements. As a result, experts say it’s a buyer beware market. By National Writer Allen G. Breed. SENT: 1,960 words, photos.

HAWAII VOLCANO-ANNIVERSARY _ A year after a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island rained lava and gases in one of its largest and most destructive eruptions in recorded history, people who lost their homes and farms in the disaster are still struggling to return to their cherished island lifestyle. More than 700 homes were destroyed in the historic eruption, and most people will never move back to their land. By Caleb Jones. SENT: 1,220

TRUMP LAWYER-INVESTIGATION-PRISON _ Michael Cohen, 53, is due to report Monday to the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville to start a three-year sentence for paying hush-money to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump, lying to Congress and other crimes. Otisville, located 70 miles northwest of New York City, is a favorite among prison-bound Jews for its Kosher meals and Sabbath services. SENT: 990 words, photos.

LANDLORD-MUSLIM DISCRIMINATION _ A lawsuit against a Denver landlord who was recorded refusing to allow a Muslim father and son to sublease her property for a restaurant has ended in a $675,000 settlement. The dispute focused on a property that was already equipped as a restaurant for a fried chicken spot that closed. Its owner, Craig Caldwell, thought he had the perfect pair to sublease the property. But when his landlord refused to sign off, Caldwell recorded the woman demanding that he find an “American person.” By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 860 words, photos, video.




VENEZUELA-STALEMATE _ After days of upheaval, Venezuela is sinking back into political stalemate. In the fourth month of their standoff, President Nicolás Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó are unable to deliver a knock-out blow as Venezuela spirals deeper into neglect, isolation and desperation. Abrupt shifts or behind-the-scenes power plays can’t be ruled out, but there is a sense that the two camps are entrenched _ too strong to be dislodged, too weak for clear-cut victory. By Christopher Torchia. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.

THAILAND-KING’S CORONATION _ Three days of elaborate centuries-old ceremonies begin Saturday for the formal coronation of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn, who has been on the throne for more than two years. What Vajiralongkorn _ also known as King Rama X, the 10th king of the Chakri dynasty _ will do with the power and influence the venerated status confers is still not clear. By Grant Peck. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.




ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT _ U.S. employers added a robust 263,000 jobs in April, suggesting that businesses have shrugged off earlier concerns that the economy might slow this year and anticipate strong customer demand. The unemployment rate fell to a five-decade low of 3.6% from 3.8%, though that drop partly reflected an increase in the number of Americans who stopped looking for work. Average hourly pay rose 3.2% from 12 months earlier, a healthy increase though unchanged from the previous month. SENT: 525 words.




SUMMER MOVIE PREVIEW-BOOKSMART _ Actress Olivia Wilde makes her directorial debut with “Booksmart,” a high school comedy about two overachievers who decide to have one wild night, that is poised to be a big summer breakout. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.




RAC--KENTUCKY DERBY-VIEWER’S GUIDE _ NBC’s coverage of the Kentucky Derby will include a couple of new technological features. The biggest one is a super slow-motion camera on the pole of the finish line on the main track. The camera can provide a reverse angle for the Derby finish. There’s also a 360-degree “glam cam” on the red carpet that will capture fans and celebrities’ Derby outfits. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 700 words, photos.




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