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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

November 16, 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





ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA (sent, developing)

MEDIA-CNN VS TRUMP (sent, developing)

CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT (sent, developing)

WINTRY WEATHER (sent, developing)




NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — Fire officials in Northern California say the list of 631 people missing in the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century probably includes people who fled the blaze and don’t know they’re being sought. Police say the list is being made public so people can let authorities know they’re safe. Meanwhile, 63 people are confirmed dead and some 52,000 are displaced in shelters and elsewhere. SENT: 1,080 words, video, photos.

MEDIA-CNN VS TRUMP — A judge is expected to announce Friday whether he will order the Trump administration to return the White House press credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta.

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly, an appointee of President Donald Trump, has set a hearing for Friday morning to announce his decision. SENT: 380 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. court hearing, 500 words by 1 p.m., photos.

WIKILEAKS — The Justice Department inadvertently named Julian Assange in a court filing in an unrelated case that suggests prosecutors have prepared charges against the WikiLeaks founder under seal. SENT: 840 words. UPCOMING: Developments expected, 880 words by 5 p.m., photos.


ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA GOVERNOR — Democrat Stacey Abrams is considering an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor’s race that could leave the state’s Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting. Her longshot strategy is being discussed as Georgia elections officials appear to be on the cusp of certifying Republican Brian Kemp as the winner of a bitterly fought campaign. SENT: 1100 words, photo.

CAMPUS SEXUAL ASSAULT — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposes a major overhaul to the way colleges and universities handle complaints of sexual misconduct, adding protections for students accused of assault and harassment, and narrowing the types of cases schools would be required to investigate. SENT: 500 words, photo.

BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May appeals directly to voters to back her Brexit plan as she braces for a potential leadership challenge from rivals within her party. SENT: 700 words, photos.

WINTRY WEATHER — The first snowstorm of the season to hit the New York City area brings several inches of snow and tangles traffic. New York City airports report flight delays and a key area bus terminal turns into an immovable block of wall-to-wall commuters. SENT: 790 words, video, photos.




ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA — Florida’s acrimonious U.S. Senate contest heads to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines shows Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson separated by fewer than 13,000 votes. SENT: 830 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS — Democrats have been energized by their success in the midterm elections and some are already beginning to frame the 2020 fight. Some, like Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, have taken aggressive stances that suggest a willingness to take on President Donald Trump directly. Others, such as Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio, talk about fighting for workers and espouse an aspirational vision of America. SENT: 1000 words, photo.




TRUMP-AYERS PROFILE — Nick Ayers could almost be confused for a college fraternity brother in his beaming November 2016 selfie with then-Indiana Gov. Mike Pence. In fact, the baby-faced campaign strategist in the white undershirt had a role in Donald Trump’s choice of Pence to be his running mate. The 36-year-old Republican is emerging as a leading contender to replace White House chief of staff John Kelly. UPCOMING: 890 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-MUELLER — President Donald Trump is showing signs of a post-election funk as he trades the sugar high of adulation-soaked campaign rallies for the drudgery of meetings with his lawyers about Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-MEDAL OF FREEDOM — Miriam Adelson is a doctor, philanthropist and humanitarian. But she is perhaps best known as the wife of Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino magnate considered one of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors. On Friday President Donald Trump will honor her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Adelsons gave Trump’s campaign a $30 million boost in 2016. SENT: 780 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. event, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.





CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-PARADISE LOST — Paradise, California, a town of 27,000 literally went up in smoke in the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll, for now, is 63, but hundreds are missing. And memories are all that’s left for many of the survivors. They recall a friendly place where the pace was relaxed, where families put down roots and visitors opted to stay. In a matter of hours last week, it all disappeared. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, video.

For comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/Wildfires

MICHELLE OBAMA — Michelle Obama says she felt anxious before giving her emotional New Hampshire speech two years ago condemning Donald Trump for bragging about sexually assaulting a woman. The former first lady says she needed to address Trump’s comments on the infamous 2005 “Hollywood Access” tape while sitting on stage Thursday night with “black-ish” actor Tracee Ellis Ross at The Forum. SENT: 660 words, photo.




EUROPE-RECESSION RISKS — Europe’s five-year economic expansion is facing a mid-life crisis as it copes with a potential debt explosion in Italy, a U.S.-China trade war and the risk of a disorderly British exit from the European Union. SENT: 890 words, photo.

FRANCE-UPDATING THE KILO — In a historic vote, nations unanimously approve a ground-breaking overhaul to the international system of measurements, coming together in a way that they fail to do on so many other issues behind new definitions for the kilogram and other key units vital for trade and science. SENT: 460 wofrds, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Israel moves closer to early elections after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s main coalition partner, the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party, says it wants a vote “as soon as possible.” SENT: 400 words, photos.

NORTH KOREA — North Korea says it will deport an American citizen it detained for illegally entering the country recently, as the country’s state media said leader Kim Jong Un supervised a test of a newly developed high-tech weapon in an apparent bid to pressure Washington and Seoul. SENT: 1,165 words, photo.

ZIMBABWE-BUS ACCIDENT — Fire sweeps through a passenger bus in Zimbabwe, killing more than 40 people and injuring at least 20, some of whom suffered severe burns, authorities say. SENT: 160 words, photos.




CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-HEALTH — Recurring wildfires are sparking concern among medical experts about potentially major health consequences — worsening asthma, lung disease and even heart attacks. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 1,140 words, photos, video.




INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION — U.S. industry expands slightly in October, with manufacturing growth offsetting declines in mining and utility production. SENT: 310 words, photos.




FILM-ARETHA FRANKLIN: More than 40 years after it was filmed, a documentary detailing the making of Aretha Franklin’s groundbreaking and best-selling album “Amazing Grace” has been released. The producers of the film and family members talk about its importance and what it took to get it to the screen. UPCOMING by 2 p.m. With photos, video.




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