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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:35

November 20, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org




LEGAL MARIJUANA-MASSACHUSETTS — Green Tuesday: Crowds line up at 1st East Coast pot shops. SENT: 270 words, photos.

MARTHA STEWART-FIRST UBER RIDE — Martha Stewart’s first Uber ride “a mess inside and out.” SENT: 130 words.

BELGIUM-POLICE-STABBING — Attacker shot after stabbing policeman in Brussels. SENT: 170 words, photos.

SPAIN-TRAIN ACCIDENT — Landslide derails commuter train near Barcelona, killing one. SENT: 170 words, photos.

NICHOLAS SPARKS-LAWSUIT — Lawsuit continues against novelist Nicholas Sparks, school he started. SENT: 530 words, photo.

INDONESIA-BEACHED WHALE — Dead whale in Indonesia had 115 plastic cups, two flip-flops in its stomach. SENT: 420 words, photos.

INDIA-FALCONS-PHOTO GALLERY — Northeastern India falcon hunters turn protectors. SENT: 390 words. With 17 photos by Anupam Nath, highlighted by AF102.




ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith and her Democratic challenger, Mike Espy, meet for their only debate in a contest where the incumbent’s verbal gaffes dredge up strong emotions about Mississippi’s history of racial violence. SENT: 840 words, photos. With ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA — With recounts over, Florida to certify 2018 election results.




TRUMP-TURKEY PARDON — The president who loves to exercise his pardon powers spares turkeys Peas and Carrots, who will live out their days at Gobblers Rest. By Darlene Superville. UPCOMING: Developing after 1:05 p.m. ceremony.

TRUMP-MAR-A-LAGO — President Donald Trump heads to Florida to kick off the Palm Beach social season at his “Winter White House.” At his Mar-A-Lago refuge, Trump mixes work, business and pleasure in the company of dues-paying members — and staff on high alert for those seeking influence. By Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m.




CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING-GUNMAN — Authorities haven’t settled on a theory of why Ian David Long shot and killed 12 people at a Southern California bar. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

PLYMOUTH AT 400 — The seaside town where the Pilgrims came ashore in 1620 is gearing up for a 400th birthday bash, and everyone’s invited — especially the native people whose ancestors eventually lost their land and their lives. SENT: 700 words, photos.




SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED — The Turkish foreign minister meets in Washington with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the administration weighs further steps in response to the killing of a U.S.-based journalist inside the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. SENT: 900 words. Developing.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-ANOTHER BLOODY FRIDAY — Eight months after Palestinian demonstrations began against Israel’s long blockade of Gaza, the weekly protests that have kept the region on edge unfold with remarkable predictability. The crowds will attack the fence with stones and firebombs, Israeli gunfire will ring out, striking dozens of Palestinians. They’ll all go home at sunset, but in a week they’ll all be back, poised for the deadly ritual to start over again. By Todd Pittman. SENT: 2,450 words, photos. An abridged version of 830 words has also been sent. With PALESTINIANS-JOURNALIST SHOT — AP cameraman shot during Gaza protest.

AFGHANISTAN — Afghan officials say a suicide bomber has targeted a gathering of Muslim religious scholars in Kabul, killing at least 40 people. SENT: 300 words, photos.

BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May gets a reprieve in one of her Brexit battles as party rebels say they did not yet have the strength for a leadership challenge. SENT: 560 words, photos.

YEMEN — Fighting between Saudi-led coalition forces and Yemen’s Shiite rebels flare up again around the Red Sea port city of Hodeida despite U.N. calls for a cease-fire, Yemeni officials and witnesses say. SENT: 600 words, photo. With YEMEN-THE LATEST.

KASHMIR — Assailants have killed a prominent separatist leader in Indian-controlled Kashmir, as anti-India protests and clashes followed a gunbattle that killed four rebels and an army commando in the disputed region. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SERBIA-KOSOVO-INTERPOL — Kosovo’s bid to join Interpol fails during a vote at the body’s annual general assembly, dealing a blow to the country’s efforts to boost recognition of its statehood. SENT: 520 words, photos. With INTERPOL-RUSSIA — Kremlin foes furious over possible Russian Interpol chief.

CHINA-SURVEILLANCE BACKLASH — A Chinese university’s plan to conduct a blanket search of student and staff electronic devices comes under fire, illustrating the limits of the population’s tolerance for surveillance and raising the prospect that tactics used on Muslim minorities may be creeping into the rest of the country.

PHILIPPINES-CHINA’S XI VISITS — Chinese President Xi Jinping receives a red carpet welcome in the Philippines, as he pays his first visit to the U.S. treaty ally with offers of infrastructure loans and new accords to prevent clashes and possibly explore for oil and gas in the disputed South China Sea. SENT: 790 words, photos.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA — Disgruntled police, military and prison guards storm Papua New Guinea’s Parliament in a violent pay dispute stemming from an international summit hosted by the impoverished South Pacific island nation over the weekend, a lawmaker says. SENT: 650 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-FOILED ATTACK — Three men inspired by the Islamic State group are charged with planning a mass-casualty attack in Australia’s second-largest city. SENT: 580 words.




FINANCIAL MARKETS — Global stocks are sinking as big technology companies continue to plunge, and retailers fall after Target and other companies report weak results or give disappointing forecasts. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

GLOBAL ECONOMY-SLOWDOWN — After galloping along the past two years, the global economy is showing worrisome signs of weakening, from China to Europe to Latin America. Few economists foresee an outright global recession within the next year. But the synchronized growth that had been driving the international economy appears to be waning just as threats from a trade war are injecting new risks. By Josh Boak. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon.

AMAZON-BRAIN DRAIN — When tech giants like Amazon expand, other companies don’t just worry about losing business. They also fret about hanging on to their employees. Some of the industries that have defined New York City and the Washington area will face increased competition for talent as Amazon seeks 50,000 new employees for two new headquarters at time of fierce demand for software engineers, mobile app developers and other technology professionals. By Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN — Japanese prosecutors are considering whether to file formal charges against Nissan Motor Co.’s chairman Carlos Ghosn amid a probe into allegations he misused company assets and under-reported millions of dollars of income. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 750 words, photo. With NISSAN ALLIANCE-GHOSN — Ghosn’s arrest casts doubt on Renault-Nissan alliance future; JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN-THE LATEST.




AMAZON-BRAIN DRAIN — Amazon moving into the neighborhood means a fierce competition for tech talent across industries. By Business Writer Alexandra Olson. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.




PUERTO RICO-SAVING PARROTS — Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. SENT: 690 words, photos.







At the Nerve Center, Ron DePasquale can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Don King, ext. 1900. For graphics and interactives, ext. 7636. Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://newsroom.ap.org . For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

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