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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

February 28, 2019

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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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT _The nuclear summit between President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un collapses after the two sides failed to reach a deal due to a standoff over U.S. sanctions on the reclusive nation, a stunning end to high-stakes meetings meant to disarm a global threat. By Deb Riechmann, Jonathan Lemire and Foster Klug. SENT: 350 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: _ Vietnam Summit Trump Newser (CR) _ Trump-Kim summit ends without a deal. UPCOMING: Will be expanded. With TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-THE LATEST. See MORE ON TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT below. For complete coverage: https://apnews.com/Trump-KimSummit .

CONGRESS-IMPEACHMENT-ANALYSIS _ Michael Cohen’s testimony is just the beginning of congressional investigations into Trump, and special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is coming soon. For some Democrats, the outcome may _ or may not _ lead to grounds for impeachment. For others, impeachment cannot come fast enough. By Lisa Mascaro and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION-CONGRESS _ A day after publicly casting Trump as a racist and a con man, Cohen testifies behind closed doors to the House intelligence committee. By Mary Clare Jalonick, Eric Tucker and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 850 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 990 words after morning session. With TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION-TAKEAWAYS _ Russia, hush money, lies: Takeaways from Cohen’s testimony; TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION-THE SCENE _ “Liar, Pants on Fire”: GOP keeps focus on Cohen, not Trump; TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION-THE MOB _ Cohen says Trump behaved “much like a mobster would do”; TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS-THINGS TO KNOW.

PAKISTAN-INDIA _ India and Pakistan exchange gunfire through the night into the morning in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir, a day after Islamabad says it shot down two Indian warplanes and captured a pilot. By Roshan Mughal and Aijaz Hussain. SENT: 640 words, photos. With PAKISTAN-INDIA-THE LATEST; PAKISTAN-FLIGHT CLOSURES _ Closure of Pakistan air space snarls flights across Asia.

KLOBUCHAR-MEDICAL DEVICES _ Sen. Amy Klobuchar, a presidential hopeful, has built a reputation as a champion for consumer safety. The Minnesota Democrat has also advocated for the medical device industry _ a big employer in her home state _ in ways that complicate her reputation as a consumer defender. Some consumer advocates claim she has put the industry’s demands above patient safety. Klobuchar counters that she has pushed to improve safety while cutting red tape that slows the approval of medical devices. By Amy Forliti of the AP and Spencer Woodman of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. SENT: 1,970 words, photo.

DISNEYLAND-STAR WARS-GALAXY’S EDGE _ The world of Star Wars is coming from a galaxy far, far away to become the largest single-themed land created in a Disney park. Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is an adventure through the grungy planet Batuu where guests can build their own droids and lightsabers, interact with aliens and climb into the cockpit of the massive Millennium Falcon, where you will discover your mission and engage in a dogfight with Tie Fighters. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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MORE ON TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

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TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-KIM SPEAKS _ So here’s a bit of history made at Trump’s summit with Kim: for what is almost certainly the first time, the North Korean leader actually answered an impromptu question from an American reporter. SENT: 520 words, photos.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-LIAISON OFFICE _ Trump and Kim both say they support the opening of a U.S. liaison office in Pyongyang. SENT: 630 words, photo.

KOREAS-ENGAGEMENT _ South Korean President Moon Jae-in plans to offer new proposals for inter-Korean engagement following the high-stakes nuclear summit between Trump and Kim. SENT: 470 words, photo.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-HANOI POSTCARD _ Journalists covering the summit between Trump and Kim may want freedom to work and food to fuel them through the long days, and they won’t hesitate to say so. SENT: 840 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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FOX-BONES LAWSUIT _ Arbitrator orders Fox to pay $179 million in “Bones” profit dispute. SENT: 690 words, photo.

PEDESTRIAN DEATHS _ Study: U.S. pedestrian deaths hit highest number since 1990. SENT: 230 words.

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NATIONAL

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WESTERN STORMS _ Floodwaters that turned two Northern California communities into islands are expected to begin receding as a rain-engorged river finally peaks after swamping thousands of homes, businesses and other buildings. SENT: 690 words, photos, videos. With WESTERN STORMS-THE LATEST.

TRANSGENDER TROOPS _ Transgender troops testifying for the first time to Congress say transitioning to another sex made them stronger, while Pentagon officials defend the Trump administration’s desire to bar people like them from enlisting in the future. SENT: 890 words, photos.

ELECTION-2018-NORTH-CAROLINA _ The rural North Carolina political operative who for nearly a decade delivered votes for candidates who paid him is facing criminal charges. SENT: 750 words, photos.

ICE CASTLES _ Thousands of people are flocking to a winter wonderland constructed from ice in New Hampshire. SENT: 630 words, photos.

COYOTE FUR _ Coyote fur is in big demand, the result of the enduring popularity of Canada Goose and other fur-trimmed parkas. SENT: 700 words, photos.

TEXAS-EXECUTION _ A Texas death row inmate once described by a prosecutor as having “a heart full of scorpions” is set to be executed for killing his estranged wife’s parents and her brother, who was a police officer. SENT: 660 words, photo. UPCOMING: Execution scheduled for after 7 p.m.

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INTERNATIONAL

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INDONESIA-GOLD MINE COLLAPSE _ Rescuers pass water and food to some of the dozens of people trapped in a collapsed Indonesian gold mine, an official says, calling the grueling rescue effort in a remote inaccessible location a race against time. SENT: 510 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/TECH

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HUAWEI-SECURITY THREAT _ Security experts say the U.S. government is likely exaggerating the threat it says the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei poses to the world’s next-generation wireless networks. By Cybersecurity Writer Frank Bajak. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

FARM DEBT _ The nation’s farmers are struggling to pay back loans after years of low crop prices and export markets hit by Trump’s tariffs, with a key government program showing the highest default rate in at least nine years. SENT: 1,010 words, photo.

CHINA-MANUFACTURING _ Chinese manufacturing activity falls to a three-year low in February amid a tariff battle with Washington and weak global demand, a survey shows. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 430 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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HEAT-WADE’S WINNER _ Dwyane Wade’s moment: A game-winning 3, and memories of how Kobe Bryant once beat him with the same shot. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 490 words, photos.

MAVERICKS-DONCIC TURNING 20 _ Rookie sensation Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is turning 20 after an eye-opening NBA debut as a teenager. By Sports Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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