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BC-AP News Digest 5:35 am

August 12, 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




HAWAII PRIMARY — Hawaii Gov. David Ige won the Democratic primary in his bid for a second term in office Saturday, defeating U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who gave up her seat in Congress to run for governor. By Caleb Jones and Audrey McAvoy. SENT: 630 words, photos. With HAWAII PRIMARY-HOUSE — Former congressman wins Hawaii Democratic primary for Congress; HAWAII PRIMARY-THE LATEST (both sent).

STOLEN AIRPLANE — The theft of an empty turboprop plane by an airline worker at Sea-Tac International Airport who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. By Rachel La Corte and Keith Ridler. SENT: 580 words, photos, video, audio.

CHARLOTTESVILLE-ONE YEAR LATER-RALLY — A day after tensions between police and community activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia’s campus, the city of Charlottesville plans to mark today’s anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. But some 115 miles away in Washington, the principal organizer of last year’s “Unite the Right” event will hold a “white civil rights rally,” and police are preparing for crowds of counterprotesters. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 570 words, photos.

TRUMP — As rain dumped on his golf club, President Donald Trump raged, lashing out at his Justice Department on Twitter before welcoming members of a “Bikers for Trump” fan group to the manicured grounds. By Jill Colvin and Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 760 words, photos.

CLOSE TO THE SUN — NASA launches a spacecraft to the sun that will fly closer to our star than anything ever sent before. The Parker Solar Probe rocketed away from Cape Canaveral, Florida. It’s on an unprecedented quest that will take it straight through the wispy edges of the corona, or outer solar atmosphere, just 3.8 million from the sun’s surface. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

BRITAIN-OBIT-VS NAIPAUL — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family says. He was 85. By Sylvia Hui. SENT: 1,460 words, photos.




SYRIA — Syrian activists say explosion in village near Turkish border kills at least 18, collapses building. SENT: 130 words.

INDONESIA-LIGHT PLANE CRASH — Rescuers in Indonesia say a 12-year-old boy is the only survivor from the crash of a light commercial plane in a mountainous region of the easternmost province of Papua that left eight other passengers dead. SENT: 220 words.

PAKISTAN-ROAD ACCIDENT — Pakistani police say a collision between a bus and a truck has left five members of the security forces dead and 12 injured. SENT: 100 words.

BRONCOS-ANTHEM — Two Denver Broncos players weren’t on the sideline for the playing of the national anthem; Chargers’ Okung raises fist. SENT: 220 words.

BRAITAIN SHOOTING — Police in Manchester say 10 people have been hospitalized as the result of a shooting after a Caribbean carnival in the city. SENT: 110 words.

MALI-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION — Malians are voting in a second round presidential election between incumbent Ibrahim Boubacar Keita and opposition leader Soumaila Cisse. SENT: 120 words, photos.




CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials say. Aircraft have been making flight after flight, dumping water and bright pink retardant to protect Lake Elsinore and other foothill communities as the fire sweeps through the dense, bone-dry brush of the Cleveland National Forest. SENT: 540 words, photos, video.




JORDAN — Jordanian search teams pull the bodies of three suspected militants from the rubble of their hideout, a government official says, hours after assailants opened fire and set off explosions that killed three members of the security forces trying to storm the building. SENT: 450 words. With JORDAN-THE LATEST.




ITALY-VERONA ARENA — The colossal Roman-era Verona Arena amphitheater remains an imposing presence in the northern Italian city’s main piazza, but its place in the opera world has waned in recent years. The popular Verona Arena summer festival has lost both audience and prestige and nearly closed two seasons ago under a mountain of debt. Now Soprano Cecilia Gasdia has taken over the troubled festival and is using her opera-world connections to attract top voices. SENT: 130 words, photos.




GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP — Brooks Koepka bullied rain-softened Bellerive in the PGA Championship, building a five-shot lead until he had to scramble to avoid a slide on the back nine. He settled for a 4-under 66 and a two-shot lead over Adam Scott going into the final round of the final major of the year. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,070 words, photos. With PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-GLANCE (sent).




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