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AP-OH--Ohio News Digest 2 pm, OH

November 26, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING

DETROIT — General Motors will lay off 14,700 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off. Most of the affected factories build cars that won’t be sold in the U.S. after next year. They could close or they could get different vehicles to build. By Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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— GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING-THE LATEST

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GENERAL MOTORS-OHIO

UNDATED — Union leaders in Ohio aren’t giving up hope even though General Motors is announcing it will no longer make the Chevy Cruze at its Youngstown-area plant. By John Seewer. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to argue that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he drove his car into a crowd of counter protesters. A lawyer for James Alex Fields Jr. offered a glimpse of the defense strategy as jury selection began Monday in Charlottesville Circuit Court. SENT: 400 words, photos.

BRIEFS:

— STANDOFF-MAN FATALLY SHOT: The Lorain County Sheriff’s Office says a Huron County man threatened deputies during a standoff and has been shot and killed by a SWAT team member.

— CRASH-CHILDREN KILLED: A Canton man indicted for a four-vehicle crash that killed two children in Lorain County is being held on $2 million bond.

— BITCOIN-OHIO TAXES: Ohio is now accepting the cryptocurrency, bitcoin, for business tax payments including sales tax.

— ATTACK ON OFFICER-TV SERIES: Body camera video from a 2016 knife attack on a suburban Cincinnati police officer will be featured on a new television series.

— DISTRICT COURT-NEW LOCATION: A busy Ohio district court has moved to a new location in Akron and is planning a new dedication to help people become more familiar with the court.

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SPORTS:

FBN--BUILDING BROWNS

CLEVELAND — They checked off two more boxes on Sunday by ending a 25-game road losing streak and winning their second straight. Don’t look now, but the Browns, yes, the Browns, look like a legitimate team. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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— BBO--POSTSEASON SHARES: A postseason share on World Series champion Boston was worth $416,838, down from a record $438,902 for Houston in 2017.

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