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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

October 1, 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.




CANADA-US-FREE TRADE (sent, developing)


SUPREME COURT-NEW TERM (sent, developing)

NOBEL-MEDICINE (sent, developing)

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE (sent, developing)


GE-CEO (sent, developing)




GWYNETH PALTROW-WEDDING — It appears Gwyneth Paltrow married “Glee” co-creator Brad Falchuk over the weekend. SENT: 110 words, photo.

KIDNAPPING THWARTED — Pizza delivery driver credited with thwarting kidnapping. SENT: 140 words.

SOUTH AFRICA-MICKEY TURNS 90 — Mickey Mouse gets African wardrobe options for 90th birthday. SENT: 140 words, photos.

LAKERS-LEBRON — LeBron James captivates crowd in his Los Angeles Lakers debut. SENT: 810 words, photos.

OVERTURNED TRUCK-RELEASED COWS — Cows stop traffic on Atlanta highway after truck overturns. SENT: 90 words.




FOR-PROFIT COLLEGES-DEVRY DEAL — A little-known venture capitalist is on the verge of acquiring one of the biggest for-profit colleges in the country, a transaction that would put him in control of a troubled national chain that’s more than 60 times the size of the tiny California school he currently owns. By Collin Binkley and Richard Lardner. SENT: 1,750 words, photos. Abridged version of 940 words available.




CANADA-US-FREE TRADE — Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline. By Paul Wiseman and Rob Gillies. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from Trump’s 11 a.m. news conference.

SUPREME COURT-NEW TERM —It’s the first Monday in October, the start of the Supreme Court’s new term. But the proceedings have been overshadowed by turmoil over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination. For now, the court begins its new session with only eight justices in place, four conservatives and four liberals. SENT: 880 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from session that begins at 10 a.m.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — FBI agents interviewed one of the three women who have accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct as Republicans and Democrats quarreled over whether the bureau would have enough time and freedom to conduct a thorough investigation before a high-stakes vote on his nomination to the nation’s highest court. SENT: ,1300 words, photos.

MELANIA TRUMP-AFRICA — First lady Melania Trump heads for Africa on her first big solo international trip, aiming to make child well-being the focus of a five-day, four-country tour that will take her to every corner of the vast and impoverished continent. SENT: 930 words, photo. UPCOMING: Departure scheduled for 5:45 p.m. CANADA-US-FREE TRADE — Canada is back in a revamped North American free trade deal with the United States and Mexico after weeks of bitter, high-pressure negotiations that brushed up against a midnight deadline. By Paul Wiseman and Rob Gillies. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from Trump’s 11 a.m. news conference.




NOBEL-MEDICINE — Two researchers from the United States and Japan won the Nobel Prize in medicine on Monday for discoveries that help the body marshal its cellular troops to attack invading cancers. SENT: 970 words, photos. With SWEDEN-NOBEL-RAPE — Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal convicted of rape. SENT: 690 words, photos.




INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE —Brightly colored body bags were placed side-by-side in a freshly dug mass grave Monday, as a hard-hit Indonesian city began burying its dead from the devastating earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 840 people and left thousands homeless. By Niniek Karmini. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video. With INDONESIA-COST OF DISASTERS — String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia; INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-THE LATEST; INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-PHOTO GALLERY. For comprehensive coverage of the tsunami: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Indonesia

IRAN-SYRIA — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched six ballistic missiles as well as drone bombers early Monday toward eastern Syria, targeting militants it blamed for an attack on a military parade last month while also threatening regional adversaries as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers unravels. By Nassser Karimi and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 980 words, photos.

KOREAS-TENSIONS — North and South Korean troops begin removing some of the land mines planted at their heavily fortified border, Seoul officials say, in the first implementation of recent agreements aimed at easing their decades-long military standoff. By Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 840 words, photo. With AP EXPLAINS-KOREAS-LAND MINES — Removal of mines from Korean Demilitarized Zone; KOREAS-TENSIONS-THE LATEST.

MACEDONIA-REFERENDUM —Macedonia’s government prepared for a political battle to push through a deal with Greece that would ultimately pave the way for NATO membership, after the agreement won overwhelming support in a referendum with low voter turnout. SENT: 980 words, photos.

JAPAN-OKINAWA-DENNY TAMAKI — Denny Tamaki is the first half-American elected leader of Okinawa, and he is promising to reduce the U.S. military presence on the southwestern Japanese islands. SENT: 820 words, photos. With AP EXPLAINS-OKINAWA ELECTIONS — The new Okinawa governor and U.S. military bases.

MEXICO-1968 MASSACRE — As Mexico marks 50 years since the killings of student protesters at Tlatelolco plaza, students say they are still under attack, but now from thugs, drug cartels, paramilitaries or rapists. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

SPAIN CATALONIA — Pro-secession activists in Catalonia block major highways, train lines and avenues across the northeastern region on the anniversary of a banned referendum that was crushed by police and failed to deliver independence from Spain. SENT: 830 words, photos. With SPAIN CATALONIA-THE LATEST.

INDIA-SANITATION — The United Nations is celebrating the sanitation gains made in India since Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power in 2014 at a summit this week in New Delhi, but struggles with open defecation remain in the heart of India’s capital. SENT: 850 words, photos.




LAS VEGAS SHOOTING — It has been a year since the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and a woman set to talk at a sunrise ceremony commemorating the lives lost says that although hearts are still healing, she hopes people can move forward from the enormous tragedy with “love and light.” Among survivors, victims’ family members, first-responders and elected officials offering prayers, songs and speeches, Mynda Smith will remember her sister. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 930 words, photos. UPCOMING: Sunrise remembrance service at 9:30 a.m.; wall dedication at 9:30 p.m. With LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-NEWS GUIDE. For comprehensive coverage of the Las Vegas mass shooting: https://www.apnews.com/tag/LasVegasmassshooting

UNIVERSITY-ABUSE CLAIM — Even as top Pennsylvania officials assail the Catholic Church over its cover-up of clergy sexual abuse, a state agency is refusing to release a report on allegations of sexual abuse by a high-ranking state university administrator. By Michael Rubinkam. SENT: 1,210 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

SAFE INJECTION SITES — California Gov. Jerry Brown rejects legislation that would have allowed San Francisco to open what could be the nation’s first supervised drug injection site under a pilot program. SENT: 680 words, photos.

COLLEGE CORRUPTION — What some call the sleazy side of college basketball recruiting will be on display at a criminal trial in New York. SENT: 750 words, photos.




GE-CEO — After less than two years and declines on several fronts at General Electric, John Flannery has been ousted as the leader of the century-old company. SENT: 520 words, ph

HIGH-SPEED WIRELESS AT HOME — Cellular companies are looking to challenge traditional cable companies with residential internet service that promises to be ultra-fast, affordable and wireless. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 910 words, photo.

TESLA-MUSK-CONTROL — Whoever becomes the new chairman of Tesla Motors will face the formidable task of reining in Elon Musk, the charismatic, visionary chief executive with an impulsive streak, while also helping Musk achieve his dream of turning Tesla into a profitable, mass-market producer of environmentally-friendly electric cars. By Economics Writer Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 890 words, photo. With TESLA-MUSK-CONTROL-THE LATEST.

NET NEUTRALITY — California Gov. Jerry Brown approves the nation’s strongest net neutrality law, prompting an immediate lawsuit by the Trump administration and opening the next phase in the battle over regulating the internet. SENT: 560 words, photo.

PARIS AUTO SHOW — Doubts about diesel, Brexit looming, trade worries and tighter emissions controls are hot-button topics as the Paris auto show opens. By Business Writer David McHugh. SENT: 940 words, photos.




FRANCE-OBIT-AZNAVOUR — Charles Aznavour, the French crooner and actor whose performing career spanned eight decades and who seduced fans around the world with his versatile tenor, lush lyrics and kinetic stage presence, has died. He was 94. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.




PLAYOFFS RDP — Major League Baseball is set to hold two division tiebreakers on the same day for the first time. By Baseball Writer Ben Walker. SENT: 740 words, photos.




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