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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

August 31, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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UPCOMING:

TARIFFS-PORTS

Ports and ground terminals in nearly every state handle goods that are now or will likely soon be covered by import tariffs. Port executives worry that this could mean a slowdown in shipping that would have ripple effects on truckers and others whose jobs depend on trade. The Associated Press analyzed government data and found that from the West Coast to the Great Lakes and the Gulf of Mexico, at least 10 percent of imports at many ports could face new tariffs if President Donald Trump’s proposals take full effect. By David Koenig. SENT: 1,250 words, with photos. Also moved in advance.

IN BRIEF:

— MAGA HAT-ARREST — A grand jury in Texas has indicted a 30-year-old man on a felony theft charge after he was accused of throwing a drink at a supporter of President Donald Trump before walking off with the teenager’s “Make America Great Again” hat at a fast food restaurant.

— UNITED AIRLINES-COLLEGE FOOTBALL — United Airlines says it’s adding more flights and using bigger planes this fall to carry passengers to college football games across the South and elsewhere in the U.S, including College Station and Austin. Moving on news, sports & business lines.

SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-MAKING METH

DENTON, Texas — A University of North Texas professor and one of his graduate students have spent the last nine years making meth, fentanyl and PCP in a lab. The Dallas Morning News reports it’s legal — the feds signed off on it — and they’ve used the drugs to test a device they’re developing: a breath analyzer that can identify marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs in people’s systems. The device isn’t yet ready for the market. But Frisco-based InspectIR has been working with the researchers and sees law enforcement and medical uses for the device. By Stacy Fernandez, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 710 words, pursuing photos. Moving on news, entertainment & business lines. Not for online use in the Dallas area.

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