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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15 Advisory

April 11, 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





SUDAN (sent, developing)

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EASTER MANNEQUINS _ A New Jersey woman who used garden shears to destroy her neighbor’s racy Easter display has been charged with criminal mischief. SENT: 150 words, photos.

FIRES-BLACK CHURCHES _ A federal prosecutor says authorities have arrested a person in connection with suspicious fires at three historic black churches in southern Louisiana. SENT: 200 words, photos.

PLANE-AIRPORT RETURN _ Authorities say a flight to Los Angeles returned to New York’s Kennedy Airport shortly after takeoff because it had struck a sign and light on the runway. SENT: 200 words.

HANNAH MONTANA AUCTION _ Costumes, props and tour items from the Disney Channel’s “Hannah Montana” TV series are going up for auction. SENT: 150 words, photos.

AMAZON-BEZOS LETTER _ In letter to shareholders, Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos says the company is willing to take risks and learn from its failures. SENT: 150 words.

FATAL BALCONY FALL _ Authorities say a 19-year-old Florida woman fell to her death from a sixth floor hotel balcony after her boyfriend tried repeatedly to pull her to safety. SENT: 150 words.




WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE ARRESTED _WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London and into a waiting British police van on Thursday, setting up a potential court battle over attempts to extradite him to the U.S. to face charges related to the publication of tens of thousands of secret government documents. SENT: 900 words, photos. WITH: WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE TIMELINE _ A look at key events in Julian Assange’s stay at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. SENT: 650 words.

BREXIT _ A clearly frustrated European Union has given Britain a few more months to find a way out of its Brexit quagmire. Now it’s up to Britain’s squabbling politicians to work out if they can meet the new Halloween deadline. By Raf Casert, Jill Lawless and Gregory Katz. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

SUDAN _ Sudan’s military arrested President Omar al-Bashir, ousting him from power in the wake of escalating protests against his 30-year rule, the defense minister announced. He said the military will rule the country for the next two years with an emergency clampdown. SENT: 400 words, photos, developing.

ISRAEL-ELECTION _ The final ballots of Israel’s election were being tallied, with another nationalist faction tantalizingly close to crossing the 3.25% electoral threshold needed to get into parliament. Should the New Right party of Education Minister Naftali Bennett and Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked break in, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comfortable parliamentary majority would grow even larger. The final result depended on the votes of soldiers, diplomats, prisoners and hospital patients who vote in unusual circumstances. SENT: 600 words, photos.




UNITED STATES-VENEZUELA _ U.S. officials have been predicting for months that embattled Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would soon give up power in the face of economic sanctions and a coalition of more than 50 nations calling for him to step down. But it hasn’t worked out that way. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be asking for additional help as he begins a visit to Latin America on Thursday. SENT: 780 words. UPCOMING: Updates possible, 790 words by 5 p.m.

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-CORPORATE TAXES _ Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren is proposing a new tax on corporate profits that’s designed to prevent business giants from taking advantage of the existing tax code to effectively pay a zero rate. SENT: 377 words, photo.

TRUMP-TAXES _ The Treasury Department has missed a deadline to deliver President Donald Trump’s tax returns to the House Ways and Means Committee chairman. SENT: 640 words, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-FOREIGN LOBBYING _ Former Obama administration White House counsel Greg Craig expects to be charged in a foreign lobbying investigation spun off from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, his lawyers said. SENT: 750 words, photo. UPCOMING: Update possible, 790 words by 5 p.m., photo.

TRUMP-SOUTH KOREA _ President Donald Trump meets with South Korea’s Moon Jae-in at the White House as the two leaders look for ways to push North Korea to gives up its nuclear program after the failed US-North Korea summit in Hanoi last February. UPCOMING: Developing from events starting at noon, 700 words by 4 p.m., photos, video

ELECTION 2020-JAY INSLEE _ Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee wants his party to scrap any thoughts of impeaching President Donald Trump and instead focus on voting him out of office. SENT: 530 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-KAMALA HARRIS-IOWA ENDORSEMENT _ White House hopeful Kamala Harris has nabbed her first Iowa endorsement from a major state Democratic activist. SENT: 330 words, photos.




MICHAEL AVENATTI-CHARGES _ Federal prosecutors say attorney Michael Avenatti has been charged in a 36-count federal indictment in Southern California. A statement from prosecutors to news outlets says details of the case will be released by U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna and the Internal Revenue Service. SENT: 250 words, developing.

SPRING FLOODING _ A storm system known as a “bomb cyclone” slowly churned through the U.S. interior for the second time in a month, unleashing a blizzard in parts of the Midwest while creating hazardous fire conditions farther south. As much as 18 inches of snow has fallen in parts of South Dakota, where Gov. Kristi Noem has closed state offices in much of the state for a second day as heavy snow and strong winds make travel conditions dangerous. SENT: 900 words, photos, videos.

DESTINED TO BURN-HOUSING STOCK _ A McClatchy analysis shows whether or not a home burns in a wildfire could be determined by the year it was built. A landmark 2008 California building code requiring fire-resistant roofs, siding and other safeguards appears to have protected some homes from the deadly Camp Fire that leveled Paradise. By Sacramento Bee reporters Dale Kasler and Phillip Reese. SENT: 3,520 words, photos. With DESTINED TO BURN-CALIFORNIA EXPERIENCE _ Column: Ignoring fire risks is part of the California dream; DESTINED TO BURN-WHO’S NEXT _ California races to predict which town could be next to burn; DESTINED TO BURN-TREATING THE LANDSCAPE _ California fire risk shows urgent need for prevention work; DESTINED TO BURN-WHY WE DID IT _ California wildfires: A wicked problem with no easy answers. Note: Destined to Burn is a collaborative story package by journalists from USA TODAY Network-California, McClatchy, Media News and the AP.




UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS _ The number of people applying for unemployment aid fell last week to its lowest level in nearly five decades, solid evidence that the job market is healthy and layoffs scarce. The Labor Department says weekly applications for jobless benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 196,000. That is the lowest since October 1969. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, fell to 207,000, the lowest since December 1969. SENT: 150 words.




BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY _ Prince Harry and his pregnant wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, say they have decided to keep plans around their first baby’s arrival private. Kensington Palace officials said in a statement that Harry and Meghan “look forward” to sharing the news of their baby’s birth once they have had a chance to celebrate privately as a new family. SENT: 350 words, photos.

NIPSEY HUSSLE-MEMORIAL _ Thousands are expected at a public memorial to Nipsey Hussle, the rapper who was killed nearly two weeks ago before his dream of lifting up his South Los Angeles neighborhood was fulfilled. The ceremony at the Staples Center will be followed by a 25-mile procession through the streets of Los Angeles, including by Hussle’s clothing store where he was gunned down March. 31. By AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos, video. Developing from a 1 p.m. memorial service.




GLF--MASTERS _ The author David Owen explained in his opening line of “Making of the Masters” why so much anticipation filters through dogwoods and Georgia pines at Augusta National the first full week of April. “The modern golf season never ends,” he wrote, “but it does begin.” There could be some debate on when the 83rd Masters begins. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 a.m. Play started at approximately 8:30 a.m.




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