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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

May 25, 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 .




MILLENNIAL HOMEBUYING _ For millennials looking to buy their first home, the hunt feels like a race against the clock. In the seven years since the housing crash ended, home values in 78% of U.S. metro areas have climbed faster than incomes. That’s according to an Associated Press analysis of real estate industry data provided by CoreLogic. By Josh Boak and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.




TRUMP-JAPAN _ Japan is ready to roll out the newest phase of its charm offensive targeting President Donald Trump as it welcomes him on a state visit tailor-made to his whims and ego. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is offering high honors, golf and the chance to present a “Trump Cup” at a sumo wrestling championship. By Jill Colvin and Darlene Superville. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: 990 words after 4:10 a.m. arrival in Tokyo.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-WOOING HISPANICS _ Hispanics are expected to outpace blacks to become the electorate’s largest nationwide racial or ethnic minority group for the first time on Election Day 2020. But a preview of the voting bloc’s power may come during the Democratic primary. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE _ Intelligence professionals and Democrats warn that President Donald Trump’s move to declassify material about the Russia investigation could endanger secret intelligence sources and allow his attorney general to paint a misleading picture about the roots of the probe. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 910 words, photos, video.

BORDER WALL-LAWSUIT _ A federal judge blocks President Donald Trump from building key sections of his border wall with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, delivering what may prove a temporary setback on one of his highest priorities. By Daisy Nguyen and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 880 words, photos.

NKOREA-BOLTON _ U.S. national security adviser John Bolton calls a series of short-range missile tests by North Korea earlier this month a violation of U.N. Security Council resolutions and said sanctions must be kept in place. SENT: 580 words, photo.




NOT REAL NEWS-PELOSI VIDEO _ Video footage of Pelosi at conference slowed down to make it seem as if she’s slurring words. SENT: 430 words, photos.

INDONESIA-ELECTION PROTESTS _ The defeated candidate in Indonesia’s presidential election has filed a challenge against the result in the country’s top court, just days after seven people died during rioting by his supporters in the capital. SENT: 210 words, photos.

REAL ESTATE DATA BREACH _ First American Financial’s privacy lapse exposes bank account numbers, other personal info contained in 885 million real estate title files. SENT: 160 words.

DEADLY-BRIDGE JUMP _ A Texas driver and his passenger are dead after trying to jump the space on a raised drawbridge in Louisiana. SENT: 130 words.

NOAH’S ARK PARK-LAWSUIT _ Owners of Kentucky’s Noah’s ark attraction are demanding their insurance company bail them out after flooding caused nearly $1 million in property damage. SENT: 130 words, photo.

MUSEUM APOLOGY _ Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has banned two visitors and vowed to change protocols for guards after minority middle school students said they were subjected to racism by staff and patrons during a field trip last week. SENT: 310 words.

BEAVER-TRAFFIC STOP _ A police camera caught a beaver’s surprise appearance near a traffic stop in Alaska’s largest city. SENT: 90 words, video.




UNITED STATES-IRAN _ The U.S. will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon says is an escalating campaign by Iran to plan attacks against the U.S. and its interests in the region. By Susannah George and Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 880 words, photos, video.

WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE _ A new indictment against Julian Assange could further what was already expected to be a protracted battle to get the WikiLeaks founder out of a London jail cell and into a U.S. court. SENT: 680 words, photos.

CITIZENSHIP AND IMMIGRATION SERVICES-RESIGNATION _ President Donald Trump asked the head of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to resign, leaving yet another vacancy within the Department of Homeland Security. SENT: 530 words, photo.




EUROPEAN ELECTIONS _ Voters in Slovakia, Malta, Latvia and the Czech Republic are casting ballots in European Parliament elections. The stakes for the European Union are especially high in this year’s selections, which are taking place over four days and involve all 28 EU nations. SENT: 430 words, photos.

AP EXLPLAINS-BRITISH POLITICS _ British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced she will step down as leader of the Conservative Party on June 7, starting a process that will lead to a Conservative Party leadership contest and a new British prime minister who will lead the government during the Brexit process. Here are answers to some questions about what this means. SENT: 730 words, photos.

AP EXPLAINS-ARGENTINA-EX-PRESIDENT’S TRIAL _ Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández and her current presidential running mate Alberto Fernández launch their campaign Saturday with a political rally on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. Cristina Fernández recently surprised many when she announced that she will run for vice president instead of the presidency. The campaign kickoff comes soon after she appeared in court for the first in a string of trials charging her with corruption. Here’s a look at the trial and its possible impact on this year’s presidential election. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ARGENTINA-POLICE PROTEST _ Argentines protested police brutality after officers fired shots that led to the deaths of three teenagers and a young man in a car chase. Authorities have removed 13 officers from the force and detained seven of them pending an investigation. SENT: 480 words, photos.

UNITED NATIONS-PEACEKEEPING MEDAL _ Secretary-General Antonio Guterres awards the United Nations’ highest medal for bravery to a peacekeeper from Malawi who saved a wounded comrade in the Ebola-stricken region of eastern Congo and was then killed by rebel fire. SENT: 500 words.




WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING _ A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him “locked up forever” for trying to steal her. SENT: 760 words, photos, video.

SEVERE WEATHER _ The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine from storms that have ravaged the central U.S. this week and threaten major flooding through the holiday weekend. SENT: 750 words, photos.

TENNESSEE CHURCH SHOOTING _ Minister Joey Spann watched Friday as 27-year-old Emanuel Kidega Samson was convicted of first-degree murder for killing one person and wounding seven others when he sprayed Spann’s church and its congregants with bullets in 2017. SENT: 760 words, photos.

BLACK MARKET MARIJUANA-COLORADO _ Authorities say they raided hundreds of black market marijuana operations in Colorado that flouted the state’s cannabis law by growing tens of thousands of plants in Denver-area homes and selling it out of state. SENT: 510 words, photos, video.

MARIJUANA LICENSING LAWSUITS-NEVADA _ A judge shouldn’t tip the scales as dozens of businesses that lost bids to open marijuana dispensaries push to freeze new licenses in Nevada’s booming cannabis market, an attorney for the state argues. SENT: 470 words, photos.

HUNTING GRIZZLIES _ U.S. officials asked a federal appeals court on Friday to overturn part of a judge’s ruling that blocked the first grizzly bear hunts in the Lower 48 states in almost three decades. SENT: 420 words, photo.

OREGON-SIKH ATTACKED _ A judge orders an Oregon man to learn about the Sikh religion and submit a report to the court as part of his sentence for an attack on a Sikh shopkeeper in Salem, a civil rights group says. SENT: 420 words, photo.

POLICE SHOOTING-WICHITA _ A Kansas online gamer whose dispute over a $1.50 bet sparked a hoax call that resulted in police shooting a man who lived at his old address has struck a deal with prosecutors that could allow the charges against him to be dropped. SENT: 350 words, photo.

REPORTER RAIDED _ San Francisco’s police chief is apologizing for raiding a freelance journalist’s home and office to find out who leaked a police report into the unexpected death of the city’s former public defender. SENT: 420 words, photos.

MISSING MOTHER AND SON _ Police in Oregon arrested a man on suspicion of murder and kidnapping following the disappearance of a woman and their 3-year-old son. SENT: 360 words, photos.




MILLERCOORS-ANHEUSER-BUSCH LAWSUIT _ A Wisconsin judge orders Anheuser-Busch to stop suggesting in advertising that MillerCoors’ light beers contain corn syrup, wading into a fight between two beer giants that are losing market share to small independent brewers. 440 words, photos.

BOEING-PLANE _ United Airlines cancels another month’s worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents. SENT: 600 words, photo.




BKN--BUCKS-RAPTORS PREVIEW _ There’s no escaping the reality of what’s at stake when the Toronto Raptors host the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals on Saturday night. The surging Raptors have won three straight, putting them on the brink of the first NBA Finals berth in team history. The Bucks, who finished as the NBA’s top team in the regular season and once led this series 2-0, have no more room for error after their first three-game losing streak all season. SENT: 750 words, photos.

HKN--STANLEY CUP _ When the Bruins take the ice in the Stanley Cup Final, they’ll do it with a core group of veterans that know what it’s like to win it and to come up short. Apart from Zdeno Chara, who was 33 when Boston hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2011, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask were all 25 or younger. Now they all could play pivotal roles in the Bruins’ latest Stanley Cup bid. By Sports Writer Kyle Hightower. SENT: 680 words, photos.




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