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BC-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

May 15, 2019

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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UPCOMING:

FAA-HOUSE HEARING

WASHINGTON _ With Congress stepping up its investigation into the troubled Boeing 737 Max airliner and how it passed regulatory safety checks, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration will appear before a House aviation panel. Acting FAA head Daniel Elwell is scheduled to testify Wednesday while a Senate committee hears from President Donald Trump’s pick to lead the agency on a permanent basis. Boeing is already the subject of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department. Boeing customers Dallas-based Southwest Airlines and American Airlines, with headquarters in Fort Worth, and their pilot unions have received subpoenas related to that investigation. SENT: 420 words, with photo. Developing.

IN BRIEF:

_ CHURCH SHOOTING-LAWSUIT _ A federal judge says he’ll rule soon on whether to dismiss claims filed in several lawsuits against the U.S. Air Force in connection with a 2017 massacre at a South Texas church that killed more than two dozen people in an attack blamed on a veteran.

_ FATAL CRASH-DICKEY COUNTY _ The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a man from Texas was killed when he lost control of his SUV on a gravel road.

SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

EXCHANGE-SCHOOL SHOOTING-TEXAS-OFFICER

SANTA FE, Texas _ The softball skittered across the diamond as the 11-year-old shortstop charged forward and scooped it into her glove. “All right, Riley!” John Barnes cheered, as his daughter pivoted and fired toward first, easily making the out. The Houston Chronicle reports it was a hot, sunny Sunday. And under different circumstances, it would have been a typical suburban weekend. But for Barnes, a former school police officer, and other victims of the Santa Fe school shooting on May 18, 2018, nothing seems normal anymore. By St. John Barned-Smith, Houston Chronicle. SENT: 3,100 words, pursuing photos.

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