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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

October 2, 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.




SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH (sent, developing)

NOBEL-PHYSICS (sent, developing)

AMAZON-WAGES (sent, developing)







MUSIC-AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS — Taylor Swift will open the 2018 American Music Awards. SENT: 120 words, photo.

AUSTRALIA-CONJOINED TWINS — Bhutanese conjoined twins in Australia for separation. SENT: 330 words.

TESLA — Tesla 3Q production numbers up as Musk rallies workers. SENT: 370 words, photo.

FLORIDA-POLICE DOG SHOT — Florida teen charged in killing of police K9 named Fang. SENT: 140 words.

BAD LUCK BANDIT — Maryland man hit by brick during burglary dubbed “Bad Luck Bandit.” SENT: 140 words.




SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH —Democrats are raising new questions about the truthfulness of Brett Kavanaugh’s sworn testimony to the Senate, shifting tactics against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee as they await the results of the FBI’s background investigation into sexual misconduct allegations. By Lisa Mascaro and Darlene Superville. SENT: 980 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing. With SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-FBI — White House tells FBI it can talk to anyone about Kavanaugh; SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST. For comprehensive coverage of Kavanaugh’s nomination: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Kavanaughnomination

AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS-FINANCES —About half of young Americans expect to be financially better off than their parents, according to a new poll, a sign that the dream of upward mobility is alive but somewhat tempered. SENT: 560 words, graphic.

SUPREME COURT-EXECUTION-DEMENTIA — The Supreme Court hears appeal from Alabama man whose lawyers say he shouldn’t be executed because he has dementia. By Mark Sherman. UPCOMING: Developing from late-morning arguments.

TRUMP — President Donald Trump speaks in Philadelphia, holds rally in Mississippi, a day after boosting Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s candidacy for U.S. Senate. SENT: 900 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from events at 2:30 p.m. and 7:40 p.m.

TRUMP-MIDTERMS — President Donald Trump’s advisers are hoping he’ll hold off on a series of actions that he’s been itching to take but that could hinder Republicans in the Nov. 6 midterm elections. Among those actions: getting rid of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein or Attorney General Jeff Sessions. SENT: 990 words, photo.

CONSERVATION FUND —A popular program that supports conservation and outdoor recreation projects across the country has expired after Congress couldn’t agree on language to extend it. A Senate panel is set to vote Tuesday on a bill to reauthorize the fund and ensure it’s fully paid for. SENT: 620 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from morning hearing, 640 words by 3 p.m.

SOCIAL SECURITY-MEDICARE — Key posts overseeing the financial health of Social Security and Medicare have been vacant for more than three years, leaving the programs without independent accountability in the face of dire predictions about approaching insolvency. SENT: 800 words, photo.




NOBEL-PHYSICS —Three scientists from the United States, Canada and France won the Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality. SENT: 450 words, photos.

PREVENTING ALZHEIMERS —It may be too late to stop Alzheimer’s in people who already have some mental decline. But what if a treatment could target the very earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact, in hope of preventing the disease? Two big studies are going all out to try. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.




HOUSTON SCHOOLS AFTER HARVEY — In the chaotic aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, Principal Jonathan Trinh feared the worst for his Houston high school. He took in a hundred new pupils displaced by the storm, his students’ overwhelmingly low-income families were struggling with lost jobs and other distractions, and Trinh worried this would be the year that test scores sank enough to make his Wisdom High School a target for state intervention. By Sally Ho. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.

AMAZON-WAGES — Amazon raising minimum wage for U.S. workers to $15 per hour. SENT: 210 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-WEST VIRGINIA — The federal trial of the ousted chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court is starting a day after a colleague’s impeachment trial began in the state Senate. SENT: 700 words, photos.




MELANIA TRUMP-AFRICA — First lady arrives in Ghana, will tour hospital. SENT: 130 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. hospital tour.

EGYPT-MORSI’S SON — Abdullah Morsi, the youngest son of Egypt’s jailed former Islamist President Mohamed Morsi, is campaigning for more access to and better treatment for his father. The former president has been held for years in isolation and Abdullah says he is not receiving proper health care. By Brian Rohan. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — The death toll from an earthquake and tsunami that decimated parts of the central Indonesian island of Sulawesi jumped to more than 1,200 on Tuesday as disaster officials began reaching coastal areas that were cut off by blocked roads and downed communications lines. By Niniek Karmini and Stephen Wright. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, videos. With INDONESIA PALU’S PLIGHT — Disasters undo hard-won progress for Indonesian port city; INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-FLATTENED VILLAGE — Aid lags, residents fume in decimated Indonesia neighborhood; INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-THE LATEST. For comprehensive coverage of the tsunami: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Indonesia

KOREAS-NUCLEAR — A top South Korean official tells lawmakers that North Korea is estimated to have up to 60 nuclear weapons, in Seoul’s first public comment about the size of the North’s secrecy-clouded weapons arsenal. By Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 340 words, photo. With NKOREA-US-DENUCLEARIZATION — North Korea says peace declaration not a bargaining chip.

VATICAN-YOUTH — Pope Francis opens a monthlong meeting of bishops on engaging young Catholics as his church is again under fire for the way it covered up for priests who raped and molested young people. SENT: 730 words, photo.

SYRIA —Syrian foreign minister said that the Iranian ballistic missiles attack on militants in eastern Syria the previous day was part of “legitimate” cooperation between the two countries to combat terrorism. SENT: 340 words, photo.

AFGHANISTAN —A suicide bomber struck an election rally in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 13 people and wounding around 40. SENT: 470 words.




AMAZON-WAGES — Amazon, which has faced political and economic pressure to raise pay for thousands of employees, is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. SENT: 660 words, photos.

PARIS AUTO SHOW — All-electric vehicles with zero local emissions are among the stars of the Paris auto show, rubbing shoulders with the fossil-fuel burning SUVs that many car buyers love. SENT: 140 words, photos. With PARIS AUTO SHOW-THE LATEST.




DANGEROUS CELEBRITIES — Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters but the actress herself is now officially dangerous, crowned the most dangerous celebrity on the internet by cybersecurity firm McAfee. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 380 words, photos.




BASEBALL AWARDS — Now that the regular season is finally in the books, one day later than expected, it’s time to hand out baseball’s individual prizes. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. SENT: 1,240 words, photos.




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