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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:25

November 12, 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





TRUMP (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA-GOVERNOR (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI (sent, developing)





EXERCISE GUIDELINES — New federal guidelines on exercise: Get kids active as young as 3 to avoid health problems later in life. SENT: 570 words, photo.

BOOKS-OBAMA-WINFREY — Michelle Obama’s “Becoming,” already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 340 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING-COMMUTERS — For some sports bettors, a state border can be the goal line. SENT: 140 words.

FRANK SINATRA-AUCTION — More than 200 items belonging to Frank and Barbara Sinatra ranging from movie scripts to jewelry are going up for auction. SENT: 150 words, photos.

MTV-SNOWGLOBE MUSIC FESTIVAL — MTV is expanding its live events business in the U.S. by acquiring the SnowGlobe Music Festival. SENT: 140 words.




ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA-GOVERNOR — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians. That might not be so easy. SENT: 1000 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA — Mishaps, protests and litigation are overshadowing the vote recount in Florida’s pivotal races for governor and Senate, reviving memories of the 2000 presidential fiasco in the premier political battleground state. SENT: 1,110 words, photos, videos.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — A white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi, who faces a black Democratic challenger in a Nov. 27 runoff, was seen in a newly published video praising someone by saying “If he invited me to a public hanging, I’d be on the front row”. SENT: 730 words, photos.




TRUMP — Fresh from a trip to France where his brand of “nationalism” drew rebuke from his hosts, President Donald Trump says “much was accomplished” in his meetings. But he’s raising a familiar complaint about American allies’ spending on defense. SENT: 130 words, photo.

CONGRESS RETURNS — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers will flood the halls, the parties begin to elect new leadership and incumbent lawmakers square off for a final legislative sprint toward the end of the session. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

FACT CHECK-WEEK — Facing closely contested election races in Florida and Arizona, President Donald Trump is spreading misleading rhetoric regarding voting fraud. SENT: 2555 words, photo.




NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — As wildfires continue to rage on both ends of California, officials released another grim statistic: six more dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll there to 29. It matched California’s record for deaths in a single fire. Another 228 remain unaccounted for as crews stepped up the search for bodies and missing people. Two people were killed in a wildfire in Southern California. By Gillian Flaccus and Don Thompson. SENT: 1,060 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US CA Wildfire Bodies (CR) — Bodies recovered from Northern California wildfire. With SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Southern California wildfire slows; 177 homes destroyed; CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-PHOTO GALLERY — Wildfires rage, destruction, death in their wake; CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST. For comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/Wildfires

THE TOUGHEST JOB — The organizations in charge of Olympic sports in the U.S. face complicated demands from everyone from elite athletes down to grassroots volunteers. They have limited resources and staffs that often can’t handle many challenges. It’s no wonder, then, that turnover is rampant in some of the highest-profile jobs. That includes at the top of the U.S. Olympic Committee and USA Gymnastics. The gymnastics organization is being disbanded in the wake of the Larry Nassar sex-abuse scandal. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,270 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING — An autopsy finds that the gunman who killed 12 at Southern California bar died from a self-inflicted gunshot; police are still trying to determine motive. SENT: 630 words, photos.




UKRAINE-NATIONALIST YOUTH CAMP — An Associated Press visit to a summer camp created by a Ukrainian nationalist group finds children as young as 8 being taught to use assault rifles to kill Russians and their sympathizers. At the same time, they are being inculcated with nationalist ideology, including derision of LGBT rights, which lecturers denounce as a sign of Western decadence. The nationalists have built a network of such camps, some of them partially financed by the government. By Yuras Karmanau. SENT: 550 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — Ukraine Youth Camps (CR) — Nationalist camp in Ukraine trains kids to kill. ONLY ON AP

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — The Israeli military says a bus has been hit by fire from the Gaza Strip as air raid sirens sound throughout southern Israel. The incoming fire comes a day after an Israeli undercover military raid in Gaza sparked fighting that left seven Palestinian militants and an Israeli officer dead. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

SAUDI-ARABIA-WRITER-KILLED — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau becomes the first Western leader to acknowledge his country had received the recordings of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. SENT: 490 words, photo.

ASIA-PENCE — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Tokyo to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits.

PAKISTAN-BLASPHEMY — The Pakistani government, already struggling with a crisis surrounding Aasia Bibi, a Christian woman acquitted of blasphemy charges after eight years on death row, now has to deal with “fake” images on social media purporting to show her leaving the country or out of Pakistan. SENT: 630 words, photos.

ITALY-LIBYA CONFERENCE — A gathering of leaders of Libya’s quarrelling factions and of countries keen on stabilizing the North African nation opens in Sicily, aimed at finding a political settlement that would bolster the fight against Islamic militants and stop illegal migrants crossing the Mediterranean to Europe’s southern shores. SENT: 890 words, photo.

ZIMBABWE-ONE YEAR AFTER — A year after Robert Mugabe fell from power, Zimbabwe’s economic problems have worsened and restrictions on basic freedoms remain.




AMAZON HQ-TWO CITIES — Two communities have reportedly emerged as the favorites to become home to a pair of big, new East Coast bases for Amazon. Crystal City, Virginia, is a thicket of 1980s-era office towers seeking new economic energy after thousands of federal jobs moved elsewhere. Long Island City is New York City’s fastest-developing neighborhood, an old manufacturing area cultivating a new image as a hub for technology and arts. By Jennifer Peltz and Matthew Barakat. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

GROWING UP DIGITAL-CASHLESS KIDS — Parents are increasingly turning to digital money apps and prepaid cards for kids as young as 6, powerful new money management and savings tools that some say can help enhance financial literacy as the growth of cashless payments upends traditional notions of money. By Business Writer Kelvin Chan. SENT: 960 words, photos. UPCOMING: Pursuing video.




FILM-VIOLA DAVIS — To Viola Davis, being naked on the screen or on the stage means more than having your clothes off. It’s a lack of vanity, a willingness to be private in public. In Steve McQueen’s “Widows,” the 53-year-old actress is for the first time playing a sexual woman. “It’s part of the strength,” Davis says in a wide-spanning interview. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by noon.

TV-THIS IS US-VIETNAM — “This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia and series creator Dan Fogelman discuss the revealing Vietnam War story arc playing out on the NBC drama this season. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, by 2 p.m.

MUSIC-CMA AWARDS-PREDICTIONS — Associated Press writers predict who will win big at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards, where Chris Stapleton leads with five nominations. The show will air live Wednesday night from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. By Mesfin Fekadu and Kristin Hall. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m.




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