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AP-FL-Florida News Digest, FL

September 17, 2018

Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or miami@ap.org. Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at imader@ap.org. David Fischer is on the desk and can be reached at dfischer@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

MUSIC-BACHARACH

NEW YORK — At age 90, Burt Bacharach hasn’t lost faith in the power of music. “Music softens the heart, makes you feel something if it’s good, brings in emotion that you might not have felt before,” he told The Associated Press during a recent telephone interview. “It’s a very powerful thing if you’re able to do to it, if you have it in your heart to do something like that.” The celebrated songwriter has collaborated with fellow Grammy winner Rudy Perez on “Live to See Another Day,” a somber ballad inspired by the Parkland massacre and other school shootings. Released Monday, the song was recorded with the Miami Symphony Orchestra and features the vocals of two Florida teens, Haven Star and Angie Green. By Hillel Italie. SENT: 455 words with AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

FLORIDA NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-LAWSUIT — The city of Orlando is asking a federal judge to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit that was filed on behalf of victims and survivors of the Pulse nightclub shooting.

HIDDEN GULF SPILL — Federal government lawyers say a 14-year-old leak is releasing much more oil each day into the Gulf of Mexico than officials previously claimed.

WANDERING CHILD — Police are trying to find out why a young child was wandering alone in a northeast Florida city. Neptune Beach police tweeted on Monday morning that they’ve found the girl’s parents. Now they’re trying to find out why the girl was found alone.

IN SPORTS:

FBN--JAGUARS-COLE

JACKSONVILLE — Keelan Cole was a wide-eyed rookie in 2017, an undrafted receiver from tiny Kentucky Wesleyan who was thrust into a starting role in Jacksonville because of injuries. Now, he has the confidence of a savvy veteran and looks like a budding star for the Jaguars. By Mark Long. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.

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