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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15 Advisory

April 9, 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




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-BARR (sent, developing)

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION (sent, developing)

TRUMP-TAXES (sent, developing)








INDIA-BISHOP CHARGED _ Indian authorities have charged a Roman Catholic bishop with repeatedly raping a nun in her rural convent. SENT: 300 words, photos.

BOB DYLAN-WHISKEY _ Bob Dylan whiskey distillery to open fall 2020 in Nashville. SENT: 120 words, photo.

MISSING CHILD INVESTIGATION _ A 23-year-old man will go before a U.S. magistrate on a charge that he lied to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois. SENT: 240 words, photos.

FACEBOOK-DECEASED USERS _ Facebook says it will use artificial intelligence to help it find profiles of people who have died, so their friends and family members won’t get, for instance, painful reminders about their birthday. SENT: 200 words.

BOOSIE BADAZZ-ARREST _ Rap artist Boosie Badazz and former New York Jets player Antonio Allen jailed on drug and gun charges after being pulled over south of Atlanta. SENT: 150 words.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-BARR _ Attorney General William Barr says he will release a redacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on the Russia investigation within a week. SENT: 570 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION _ President Donald Trump and White House allies pressing for a harder line on immigration sped up their campaign to clean house at the Department of Homeland Security with a mission far wider than just the departure of Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen. By Colleen Long and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1280 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments possible, 900 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-TAXES _ IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig, asked to deliver President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a Democratic-controlled House panel, is facing off with lawmakers Tuesday for the first time since last week’s request. SENT: 220 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. Mnuchin hearing at House Appropriations panel, 2 p .m. Rettig appearance at House appropriations panel, 500 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

ELECTION 2020-KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND _ Kirsten Gillibrand has campaigned across eight states since launching her exploratory committee, but the Democratic senator from New York has struggled to break out of the pack of more than a dozen 2020 presidential candidates. A CNN town hall on Tuesday is a critical moment for Gillibrand as she seeks a defining moment. By Juana Summers. SENT: 920 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates possible from 10 p.m. town hall.

LIFE AFTER TRUMP _ As she exits the Trump administration, Kijrsten Nielsen faces the unique landscape of the post-Trump job market. Like others before her, she is likely to find some lucrative opportunities — and some closed doors. By Catherine Lucey. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-EGYPT _ President Donald Trump meets with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi at the White House amid complaints about the Egyptian’s human rights record. UPCOMING: Developing from events starting at noon, 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-WHITE HOUSE _ President Donald Trump took a victory lap after special counsel Robert Mueller concluded his Russia investigation. It may have been premature. Now that the American public will get a look at details beyond the four-page investigation summary written by Attorney General William Barr, some Trump allies are concerned that the president was too quick to declare complete triumph and they’re pushing the White House to launch a pre-emptive attack. SENT: 930 words, photo.

TRUMP-NIELSEN-12 DAYS _ Twelve days of turmoil that shook the Homeland Security Department. SENT: 1215 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2020-LIBERALS _ Leaders of a prominent liberal group are urging Democratic presidential contenders who are pitching massive policy changes to also focus on more fundamental “structural reforms” to American democracy. SENT: 730 words.




CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE-POLICE SHOOTINGS _ California lawmakers begin battling over how to cut down on police shootings as they consider two radically different proposals that have stirred an emotional debate over the safety of both officers and those they’re tasked with protecting in the nation’s most populous state. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing set for 11:30 a.m.





MOZAMBIQUE-CYCLONE-SEARCHING FOR THE DEAD _ Standing in a field of ruined maize where a tiny spine had been found, Stephen Fonseca wanted to find the rest of the child’s body. It was the kind of challenge that Fonseca, the only body recovery specialist to search the rural Mozambique region struck by Cyclone Idai, faced every day. If a final toll ever emerges for the storm _ now above 600 in Mozambique alone _ it will be strongly informed by Fonseca’s work, and the quest to name the missing and the dead. By Cara Anna. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

ISRAEL-ELECTION _ Israeli voters are deciding whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remains in office after a decade in power as they cast ballots in a national election that has become a referendum of sorts on their longtime leader. By Aron Heller. SENT: 1,110 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Polls close at 3 p.m. WITH: AP EXPLAINS-ISRAEL ELECTIONS _ AP Explains: In Israel’s national elections, Netanyahu chasing historic 5th term under cloud of corruption allegations. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BREXIT _ Prime Minister Theresa May brings her case for a further delay to Britain’s departure from the European Union to Berlin, while German and French officials insist that any extension to the deadline must come with strings attached and assurances from London. SENT: 640 words, photos. WITH: BREXIT-GLOSSARY _ From backstop to Brino, AP translates the language of Brexit. SENT: 700 words, photos. WITH: BREXIT-WHAT NEXT _ What next? A new delay could prolong UK’s Brexit agony. SENT: 850 words, photos.

INDIA ELECTION-FAKE NEWS _ From manipulated pictures being picked up by mainstream news media, to misrepresented quotes sparking communal division, false news and hateful propaganda on digital platforms are at peak levels in the run up to the Indian general elections, experts say. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

RUSSIA-ARCTIC _ President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday put forward an ambitious program to secure Russia’s foothold in the Arctic, including efforts to build new ports and other infrastructure facilities and expand an icebreaker fleet. SENT: 660 words, photos.





HOUSING DECLINE _ Living conditions are deteriorating in taxpayer-funded apartments for the poor, but few landlords face serious consequences. An Associated Press analysis shows a long decline in health and safety inspection scores at apartments assigned to low-income tenants. A U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development spokesman acknowledges older properties don’t always get needed repairs, but says recent scores also are down because inspectors are getting tougher. By Jeff Donn and Holbrook Mohr. SENT: 1,990 words, photos.

CONGRESS-WHITE NATIONALISM-SOCIAL MEDIA _ Executives from Google and Facebook are facing Congress Tuesday to answer questions about their companies’ role in the spread of hate crimes and the rise of white nationalism in the U.S. The hearing will also feature other witnesses from civil-rights groups, the father of two Muslim sisters shot to death in North Carolina and conservative provocateur Candace Owens. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for 10 a.m.

TOYS R US-LINGERING IMPACT _ A year after Toys R Us imploded, toy makers are still readjusting to the big loss of shelf space. That means slashing the number of styles they carry, re-evaluating how they sell big toys like playhouses and cars, and changing their packaging in order to squeeze into a smaller space at retailers. It also means fewer choices for parents and kids. SENT: 900 words, photos.

US-EUROPE-TARIFFS _ The United States wants to put tariffs on $11.2 billion worth of EU goods _ from airplanes to Gouda cheese and olives _ to offset what it says are unfair European subsidies for plane maker Airbus. While the size of the tariffs is small compared with the hundreds of billions the U.S. and China are taxing in their trade war, it suggests a breakdown in talks with the European Union over trade at a time when the economy is already slowing sharply. SENT: 600 words, photo.




TV-25 YEARS OF TURNER CLASSIC _ Amid endless changes in television and film, Turner Classic, that commercial-less bastion of classic movies, abides. But there is always a meteorite, theoretically or really, bearing down. As TCM turns 25, the latest perceived threat is its standing in the new AT&T owned WarnerMedia following the dissolution of Turner Broadcasting. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




BKC--NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP _ Led by De’Andre Hunter and his NBA-ready game, Virginia turned itself into national champions, holding off tenacious, ferocious Texas Tech for an 85-77 overtime win. It’s a scintillating victory that came 388 days after becoming the first 1 seed to lose to a 16. SENT: 1000 words, photos.




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