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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:30

October 8, 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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HIGHLIGHTING

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CLIMATE-AMBITIOUS GOAL (sent)

SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER (sent)

SYRIA-DISABLED SOLDIERS (sent, developing)

CHINA-FORMER INTERPOL PRESIDENT (sent, developing)

LIMOUSINE CRASH (sent, developing)

NOBEL-ECONOMICS (sent)

POMPEO-ASIA (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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PEOPLE-TAYLOR-SWIFT — Taylor Swift announces she’s voting for Tennessee’s Democratic Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, breaking the pop star’s long-standing refusal to discuss anything politics. SENT: 350 words, photo.

BULGARIA-JOURNALIST KILLED — Bulgarian police probe killing of Bulgarian TV journalist. SENT: 310 words. UPCOMING: Pursuing photo.

NEW DEAL-MURAL FIGHT — A set of Depression-era murals at New Mexico’s largest university created by the federal New Deal are being targeted by some faculty and students for their dated depictions of Hispanic and Native Americans. SENT: 150 words.

LIL WAYNE-CONCERT PANIC — Lil Wayne ended a performance early after rumors of gunshots caused panic at the A3C Festival in Atlanta. At least a dozen people were injured, but police say they have found no evidence any shots were fired. SENT: 130 words.

TRANSGENDER BODYBUILDING COMPETITION — World transgender bodybuilding competition comes to Atlanta. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BOOKS-LOU BERNEY — A new novel set during the time of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is blaming the killing on the mob. By AP National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: Monday: 700 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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POMPEO-ASIA — China’s foreign minister has told visiting U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the United States should stop what he called groundless attacks on his country’s policies. Wang Yi said he told Pompeo during a meeting Monday that a shadow has been cast “over the future of China-U.S. relations.” SENT: ’1200 words, photo.

FACT CHECK-WEEK — President Donald Trump miscasts history of black vote by overlooking past disenfranchisement, overstates his influence in controlling drug prices, distorts testimony of Kavanaugh’s accuse. SENT: 2440 words, photos.

PRESIDENTS AND THE SUPREME COURT — Several instances of presidents and Supreme Court justices appearing to blur the constitutional separation of powers appear in a new history of American presidents at war. SENT: 720 words, photos.

REFUGE CAP — Death threats drove Hadi Mohammed out of Iraq and to a small apartment in Nebraska, where he and his two young sons managed to settle as refugees. But the danger hasn’t been enough to allow his wife to join them. Tens of thousands of people are experiencing similar anguished waits as the number of refugees entering the U.S. falls to historic lows because of tighter scrutiny that administration officials say is necessary for security. SENT: 1190 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — The Senate’s majority leader, insisting his chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the bitter fight over new Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, is signaling he’s willing to take up another high court nomination in the 2020 presidential election season should another vacancy arise. By Hope Yen. SENT: 670 words, photos, videos.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MANCHIN — A day after Sen. Joe Manchin broke with the Democratic Party on what may be the most consequential vote of the Trump era, the vulnerable incumbent is facing a political firestorm back home just weeks before Election Day. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SAUDI ARABIA-MISSING WRITER — Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist. SENT: 500 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

SYRIA-DISABLED SOLDIERS — In a Damascus hospital, Haidar Hussein lifts himself up with his hands holding on to a set of bars and cautiously steps forward, showing off his new skills walking on two artificial legs. He is among the country’s many soldiers who now face a new reality of living without one or more of their limbs, or other serious disability. The Ahmad Hamish hospital manufactures 60 prosthetics a day, reflecting the high demand in a nation that has been wracked by conflict for the past seven years. By Zeina Karam. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

CHINA-FORMER INTERPOL PRESIDENT — China is investigating the former president of Interpol for bribery and other crimes, Beijing says in a notice that indicated the Chinese official may also be in trouble for political transgressions. SENT: 930 words, photos.

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island nears 2,000, but thousands more are believed unaccounted for and officials say search teams plan to stop looking for victims later this week. SENT: 320 words, photos.

HAITI-EARTHQUAKE — A magnitude 5.2 aftershock strikes Haiti, even as survivors of the previous day’s temblor were sifting through the rubble of their cinderblock homes. SENT: 600 words, photos.

ISRAEL-UN — Jerusalem’s outgoing mayor is calling on the international community to consider his proposal to end the local operations of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees, saying there is “no such thing” as a refugee in the city. An AP Interview. By Josef Federman. SENT: 820 words, photo.

EGYPT-PRISON ART — Egyptian activist documents life behind bars in paintings and sketches, rare glimpse into country’s crowded prisons. SENT: 810 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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LIMOUSINE CRASH — The intersection where a limousine carrying four sisters and their friends to a birthday party crashed, killing the 18 occupants and two pedestrians, was a known danger, according to a manager of the beloved store on whose doorstep the accident occurred. By Michael Hill and Bob Salsberg. SENT: 800 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US NY Limo Crash 3 (cr) — Four sisters among 20 killed in limo crash. With LIMOUSINE CRASH-TRAFFIC DEATHS — Limousine crash ranks among deadliest U.S. traffic accidents; LIMOUSINE CRASH-THE LATEST.

TROPICAL WEATHER — A tropical storm that rapidly formed off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula gains new strength and could become a dangerous Category 2 hurricane with an expected midweek strike on the Gulf Coast in the Florida Panhandle, forecasts say. SENT: 490 words, photos, video. With TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-CLEANUP COMPLAINTS — Hundreds of California wine country homeowners who lost their houses to the state’s most destructive wildfire last year are complaining that a $1.3 billion U.S. Army Corps of Engineers cleanup project made their situations worse. SENT: 830 words, photos.

MS-13 TAKEDOWN — Nearly three years after the nation’s largest single takedown of MS-13 gang members, residents in the strongly Central American communities around East Boston say the streets are noticeably quieter. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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NOBEL-ECONOMICS — Two American researchers are awarded the Nobel Prize for economics for studying the interplay of climate change and technological innovation with economics. William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University were announced winners of the $1.01 million prize by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. By David Keyton and Jim Heintz. SENT: 230 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated. With NOBEL-ECONOMICS-THE LATEST.

DIVIDED RETIREMENT — Seniors are staying on the job deeper into their golden years, and Americans aged 65 and above are more likely to be still working than at any point since the early 1960s. But there’s a split underneath, and the Americans most driving the trend are college graduates, who have delayed their retirements by a year or two. Less-educated Americans in many cases don’t have the luxury of choice and are finding themselves out of work, even if they want to. By Business Writers Stan Choe and Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 1,190 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

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SCIENCE

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CLIMATE-AMBITIOUS GOAL — Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet in the next few decades, scientists say. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.

SPACEX-ARGENTINIAN SATELLITE — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carries an Argentine Earth-observation satellite into space and for the first time lands a first-stage booster back at its California launch site. SENT: 250 words, photos, video.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-AMANDLA STENBERG — Amandla Stenberg, 19, is redefining what a Hollywood star is for a new generation. The Black Lives Matter drama “The Hate U Give” compellingly marries Stenberg’s interests in acting and activism. “I’m still finding my voice,” Stenberg says in an interview. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m., photos.

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