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October 2, 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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TOP STORIES

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony to the Senate, shifting tactics against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI’s background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. By Lisa Mascaro and Darlene Superville. SENT: 980 words, photos, videos.

TRUMP-MIDTERMS — Trump’s advisers are hoping he will hold off on a series of actions he’s been itching to take but could hinder Republicans on Nov. 6. By Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 990 words, photo.

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — Desperation explodes into anger in the town closest to the epicenter of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit parts of Sulawesi island four days ago, with residents begging Indonesia’s president to help them as hungry survivors crawled into stores and grabbed boxes of food. By Niniek Karmini. SENT: 950 words, photos, videos.

NKOREA-US-DENUCLEARIZATION — North Korea warns Washington through its state media that a declaration ending the Korean War shouldn’t be seen as a bargaining chip in denuclearization talks — but suggested lifting sanctions might be. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 580 words, photos.

HOUSTON SCHOOLS AFTER HARVEY — In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Principal Jonathan Trinh feared the worst for his Houston high school. He took in a hundred new pupils displaced by the storm, his students’ overwhelmingly low-income families were struggling with lost jobs and other distractions, and Trinh worried this would be the year that test scores sank enough to make his Wisdom High School a target for state intervention. By Sally Ho. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.

PREVENTING ALZHEIMERS — Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, and scientists so far have been unable to find a treatment to stop its progression in people who already have some mental decline. So two large studies are starting much earlier, trying to prevent the disease by targeting the very first brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.

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NATIONAL

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LAS VEGAS SHOOTING — As a cloud-streaked orange sunset glowed over Las Vegas, officials, victims’ families and survivors of last year’s mass shooting at a country music festival mark the anniversary of the tragedy by placing roses on a tribute wall and dedicating a memorial garden. SENT: 870 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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DANGEROUS CELEBRITIES — Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters but the actress herself is now officially dangerous, crowned the most dangerous celebrity on the internet by cybersecurity firm McAfee. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 380 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BASEBALL AWARDS — Now that the regular season is finally in the books, one day later than expected, it’s time to hand out baseball’s individual prizes. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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