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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory,10:30,ADVISORY

December 5, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org




CARDI B-OFFSET MARRIAGE — Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset. SENT: 130 words, photos.

CBS-MOONVES — Report details new allegations of Moonves’ sexual misconduct at CBS. SENT: 260 words, photo.

PEOPLE-BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN — Springsteen: No tour with E Street band in 2019. SENT: 80 words. UPCOMING: photo.

EUROPE-ITALIAN MOB — Police arrest 84 in European crackdown on Italian mob. SENT: 500 words, photos.

TREVOR NOAH-VOICE — “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah silenced by a voice issue. SENT: 340 words, photos.

SAINTS GAYLE BENSON-LAYAWAY — Saints owner Gayle Benson pays off $100,000 in Walmart layaways. SENT: 80 words, photo.

ARMY-NAVY-TRUMP — AP: Trump to attend Army-Navy game. SENT: 140 words, photos.

KKK JINGLE— Teacher in New Hampshire placed on leave over KKK-themed holiday jingle. SENT: 140 words.

OBIT-PHILIP BOSCO — Philip Bosco, Tony-winning actor, dies at 88. SENT: 140 words, photos.




GEORGE HW BUSH — The nation’s capital bids its final farewell to the late President George H.W. Bush in a service of prayer and praise that is drawing together world envoys, Americans of high office and a guy from Maine who used to fix things in Bush’s house on the water. By Calvin Woodward, Laurie Kellman and Ashraf Khalil. SENT: 1290 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. Rotunda departure, 11 a.m. arrival and funeral at National Cathedral, 1200 words by 4 p.m., photos, video, audio. With: GOERGE HW BUSH-THINGS TO KNOW — A guide to George HW Bush’s funeral. SENT: 900 words.

TRUMP-PRESIDENTS CLUB — The death of George H.W. Bush is bringing together the five remaining members of an oh-so-exclusive fraternity — the presidents club. But for President Donald Trump, it may not be an entirely comfortable reunion, throwing him together with former occupants of the Oval Office who have given him decidedly mixed reviews. By Catherine Lucey. SENT: 880 words, photo.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-FLYNN —Special counsel Robert Mueller says that President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser has provided so much information to the Russia investigation that he shouldn’t do any prison time. Mueller says in a court filing that Michael Flynn participated in 19 interviews and cooperated extensively in a separate and undisclosed criminal probe. SENT: 1050 words, photo.

SUPREME COURT-DOUBLE JEOPARDY — The Supreme Court hears arguments over an exception to the Constitution’s bar on prosecuting someone twice for the same offense. The outcome could affect state prosecutions of people implicated in the special counsel’s Russia investigation if they receive presidential pardons. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photo.




RUSSIA-US — Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned the United States that if it walks out of a key arms treaty and starts developing the type of missiles banned by it, Russia will do the same. SENT: 500 words, photos.

YEMEN-TALKS — Yemen’s warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic 3-year-old war, but there are few incentives for major compromises, and the best outcome might be to firm up a shaky de-escalation. U.N. officials say they don’t expect rapid progress toward a political settlement, but hope for at least minor steps that would help to address Yemen’s mounting humanitarian crisis. By Brian Rohan. SENT: 810 words, photos.

NEW CALEDONIA-EARTHQUAKE — A powerful earthquake that struck in the southern Pacific Ocean sends jitters around the region after authorities warn of possible tsunamis, but there were no initial reports of destructive waves or major damage. SENT: 520 words. UPCOMING: graphic.

ITALY-ANTIQUITIES — The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy’s highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork to be returned to Italy. SENT: 400 words, photos.

BELGIUM-AFRICA MUSEUM — For decades, Belgian schoolchildren had come to the Africa Museum near Brussels to marvel at the stuffed animals, drums, ritual masks and minerals that glowed in the darkness of vast cellars. Hidden out of sight was the dark side of colonialism in Belgian Congo — the killings, the sepia photos of Congolese whose hands were hacked off purely out of petty retribution. By Raf Casert. SENT: 870 words, photos.

KOREAS-KIM IN SEOUL — Day after day, rampant speculation about North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s possible trip to Seoul is making headlines in South Korea, despite no official confirmation from either government. SENT: 980 words, photos.

AFRICA-PRISONS AND HOPE — From illiteracy to legal studies: Some Africans are studying their way out of prison. SENT: 530 words, photos.

BRAZIL-TERMITE MOUNDS — In Brazil’s rough northeast, termites built millions of mounds that remained hidden in plain sight until a chance meeting of a botanist and insect expert led to remarkable discoveries. SENT: 990 words, photos.




WISCONSIN LEGISLATURE-LAME DUCK — Wisconsin Republicans work through the night to bring together enough votes to pass a sweeping package of lame-duck proposals designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the incoming Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. SENT: 650 words, photos, video. With WISCONSIN-LEGISLATURE-LAME-DUCK-THE LATEST.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — The search for people unaccounted for after the deadliest U.S. wildfire in at least a century is winding down in Northern California, with just 11 names left on a fluctuating list that once approached 1,300 and prompted fears that hundreds had died in the flames. SENT: 770 words, photos, video.

CHARTER BUS CRASH-ARKANSAS — Officials: Most of the youth football players and adults injured when charter bus overturned in Arkansas have been released from hospitals. SENT: 650 words, photo.




CHINA-US-TRADE CONFUSION — China issues an upbeat but vague promise to carry out a tariff cease-fire with Washington but gave no details that might dispel confusion about what Presidents Xi Jinping and Donald Trump agreed to in Argentina. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 860 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated. With CHINA-US-TRADE CONFUSION-THE LATEST; CHINA-US-TRADE — The Trump administration raised doubts about the substance of a U.S.-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a broad stock market plunge Tuesday and intensifying fears of a global economic slowdown (sent).

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN-BRAZIL — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn, arrested in Japan on suspicion of underreporting his income, is holding up well while in detention and asked for thriller books, according to the Brazilian consul general. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 560 words, photos.




EUROPE-FIGHTING FAKE NEWS — European Union authorities want internet companies including Google, Facebook and Twitter to file monthly reports on their progress eradicating Russian-backed “fake news” from their platforms ahead of elections next year. SENT: 140 words.




CHINA-CRAZY RICH ASIANS — Chinese audiences aren’t exactly going nuts over the U.S. box office hit “Crazy Rich Asians,” despite its all-Asian cast and theme of rising Asian prosperity. SENT: 520 words, photos.

FILM-Q&A-JULIA ROBERTS — In an interview, Julia Roberts discusses the film “Ben Is Back,” #MeToo and the movies she still wants to make. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 850 words by 3 p.m., photos.

FILM-MOWGLI — The new “Jungle Book” adaptation “Mowgli” has had a bumpy ride making its way to audiences, including facing unexpected competition from Disney’s live-action “Jungle Book” and a last minute sale to Netflix, but director Andy Serkis is just happy people will finally get to see what he’s been working on for five years. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.










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