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BC-AP News Digest 6 pm

November 19, 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

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NEW/DEVELOPING

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CHICAGO HOSPITAL-SHOTS FIRED — Chicago police respond to a shooting near a Chicago hospital with “reports of multiple victims.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

Adds TRUMP-BIN LADEN-FACT CHECK, UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN, ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-TEXAS, LEGAL MARIJUANA-MASSACHUSETTS, FOUR SHOT IN BASEMENT, FINANCIAL MARKETS, ISRAEL-AIRBNB.

CHIEFS-RAMS — Game starts 8:15 p.m.

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TOP STORIES

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — Desperate families post photos and messages on social media and at shelters in hopes of finding missing loved ones, many of them elderly, nearly two weeks after the deadliest, most destructive wildfire in California history. The death toll stands at 77, with about 1,000 people unaccounted for. By Sudhin Thanawala and Janie Har. SENT: 600 words, photos. For comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/Wildfires

PELOSI-FRESHMEN — It’s the big question confronting newly elected House Democrats: Will you vote for Nancy Pelosi? The freshmen class swept into office by the midterm election is now caught at the center of an escalating power struggle. By Lisa Mascaro and Alan Fram. SENT: 930 words, photos. With DEMOCRATS-PELOSI — Sixteen Democrats release letter saying they’ll vote for “new leadership” in January. SENT: 870 words, photo.

MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN — Many Central Americans who are camped in Tijuana after crossing Mexico in a caravan say a protest over the weekend demanding they leave frightened them and left them feeling more anxious while they try to get into the U.S. The angry protests were fed by concerns raised by President Donald Trump’s monthlong warnings that criminals, gang members and even terrorists are in the group. By Julie Watson. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach of 800 words by 6:30 p.m., photos.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN — Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who became one of the auto industry’s most powerful executives by engineering a turnaround at the Japanese manufacturer, has been arrested and will be fired for allegedly underreporting his income and misusing company funds, the automaker says. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 800 words, photos.

MEDIA-CNN VS TRUMP — The Trump administration abruptly drops its effort to bar CNN reporter Jim Acosta from the White House, but warns he could have his credentials pulled again if he doesn’t follow guidelines governing journalists’ behavior. By David Bauder and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 630 words, photo.

COLORADO FAMILY KILLED — A man who strangled his pregnant wife and suffocated their two young daughters wanted to escape his marriage and growing family, prosecutors say, as a judge imposes a sentence of life without parole after a plea deal kept the killer from facing the death penalty. By Kathleen Foody. SENT: 700 words, photos.

GROWING UP DIGITAL-SCREENHEADS — Many American parents are engaged in a battle over screen time with their kids — and it’s not going well. Ninety-five percent of U.S. teens have their own mobile devices, and many see screen-time limits as unjustified punishment. By National Writer Martha Irvine. SENT: 1,600 words, photos. Abridged version also available.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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CATS-SCRATCHY TONGUES — The science behind cat grooming: High-tech scans give a peek at how their sandpapery tongues clean through all that fur. SENT: 460 words, video, photos.

ITALY-POMPEII-FRESCO — Archaeologists in ancient Pompeii find a bedroom fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan. SENT: 130 words, photos.

TEKASHI 6IX9INE-INDICTMENT — Brooklyn rapper 6ix9ine is arrested on racketeering charges. SENT: 250 words, photos.

MUSIC-THE ROLLING STONES — The Rolling Stones will be rolling through the United States next year, with 13 shows added to the group’s tour. SENT: 120 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-BIN LADEN-FACT CHECK — President Trump is portraying himself as the Paul Revere of the terrorism age — the one who told the country Osama bin Laden was coming. There was less to his foreshadowing than he states. SENT: 720 words, photo. With TRUMP-MCRAVEN — Trump’s criticism of Adm. William McRaven gets strong pushback from members of both political parties and the defense-intelligence establishment. UPCOMING: 500 words by 7 p.m., photo.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN — The U.S. and Afghan governments have made “little clear progress” recently in compelling the Taliban to negotiate a peace deal, according to a new U.S. assessment. SENT: 570 words, photo.

TRUMP-WHITAKER — Three Senate Democrats file a lawsuit arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker’s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. SENT: 510 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-TEXAS — Rep. Will Hurd, one of the few Republican critics of President Trump in Congress, narrowly wins re-election in Texas. SENT: 340 words, photo.

TRUMP-CORRESPONDENTS DINNER — The White House Correspondents’ Association announces that Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ron Chernow will address its annual dinner next year, breaking from its tradition of featuring an entertainer after criticism of comedian Michelle Wolf’s sharply anti-Trump performance last time. SENT: 410 words, photos.

TRUMPS-CHRISTMAS — President Trump and first lady Melania Trump accept the official White House Christmas tree that will go on display in the Blue Room and anchor the holiday season at the executive mansion. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SAUDI ARABIA — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman gives his first major speech since the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi agents, making no mention of accusations that his son, the crown prince, ordered the killing. SENT: 650 words, photos.

YEMEN — A senior leader of Yemen’s Shiite rebels says that the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts. SENT: 520 words, photos. With UNITED NATIONS-YEMEN — Proposed UN resolution urges Yemen’s warring parties to talk (sent).

BREXIT —The U.K. and the European Union plow ahead with plans to have their divorce deal signed, sealed and delivered within days. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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LEGAL MARIJUANA-MASSACHUSETTS — The long wait for recreational marijuana sales to begin in Massachusetts will soon be over with the first commercial pot shops set to open on Tuesday. SENT: 910 words, photos.

FOUR SHOT IN BASEMENT — Two men and two women are found shot and killed in a basement of a house in Philadelphia, police say. SENT: 250 words, photos.

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN — An attorney for a woman charged with scamming GoFundMe donors with a story about a homeless veteran says she was duped by her former boyfriend. SENT: 310 words, photo.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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FINANCIAL MARKETS — Big technology and internet companies come under heavy selling pressure again, leading to broad losses across the stock market. The Dow briefly falls 500 points. By Markets Writer Marley Jay. SENT: 900 words, photos.

ISRAEL-AIRBNB — Vacation rental company Airbnb says it is removing its listings in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. SENT: 500 words.

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SPORTS

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CHIEFS-RAMS — Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes and LA’s Jared Goff lead their high-octane offenses into a regular-season showdown between a pair of 9-1 teams. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:15 p.m.

FIGHTLESS FIGHTERS — More than 40 years after the Broad Street Bullies ruled the ice with their fists, the Philadelphia Flyers are one of two teams in the NHL without a single fight a quarter of the way through the season. It all speaks to hockey’s changing landscape. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 950 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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OSCARS AUCTION — In a rare sale, an Oscar awarded to “Mutiny on the Bounty” in 1936 and another given to “Gentleman’s Agreement” in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles. SENT: 320 words, photos.

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