BC-AP Top Stories Digest
BC-AP Top Stories Digest
Sep. 15, 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
TROPICAL WEATHER — Nearly nonstop rain, surging sea water and howling winds from Florence already have proven deadly, and the threat from the monster storm is days from ending as floodwaters rise. Remnants of the once major hurricane — now a tropical storm — could dump more than 3 feet of rain well inland, swelling rivers. At least four people are dead, and authorities fear the toll could go higher. By Jeffrey Collins and Jonathan Drew. SENT: 1,080 words, photos, video, audio, interactive. UPCOMING: Developing. With TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST; TROPICAL WEATHER-CASUALTIES — A mother and baby killed when a tree smashed into their house are among several deaths caused by Hurricane Florence; TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT'S HAPPENING (all sent).
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Paul Manafort stood resolute in his innocence as Trump associates folded one-by-one over the last year under the pressure of federal investigators. But that finally changed. The former Trump campaign chairman, who for months was determined to fight charge upon charge even as fellow onetime loyalists caved, reached an extraordinary plea agreement with special counsel Robert Mueller's office. By Eric Tucker, Chad Day and Mike Balsamo. SENT: 1,080 words, video, photos, audio.
SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has denied an allegation of sexual misconduct from when he was in high school, seeking to defuse a potential threat to his confirmation as a handful of key senators remained silent on whether they would vote for him. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 950 words, photos, audio.
TRUMP-JOHN KERRY — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has unloaded on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 990 words, photos, video.
KOREAS-SUMMIT-DIFFICULT THIRD ACT — Next week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in will hold his third inter-Korean summit this year. And at his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, Moon will face his toughest challenge yet: delivering something substantive that goes beyond previous vague statements on denuclearization and helps get U.S.-North Korea talks back on track. Negotiations between Washington and Pyongyang have sputtered in recent weeks. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.
ASIA-TYPHOON — Philippine officials were assessing damage and checking on possible casualties as Typhoon Mangkhut pummeled the northern breadbasket with ferocious wind and rain that set off landslides, damaged an airport terminal and ripped off tin roofs. By Aaron Favila and Joeal Calupitan. SENT: 670 words, photos, video. With AP WAS THERE-TYPHOON HAIYAN — 2013 typhoon kills thousands in Philippines (sent).
PRESIDENTS-POLITICS OF DISASTER — Feeling your pain: It's not just Donald Trump. Previous presidents, too, have grappled with the politics of crises. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.
ELECTION 2018-BLACK FEMALE CANDIDATES — Black female candidates who prevailed in the primaries over established incumbents say it's time for a conversation about how the party is structured. SENT: 1,000 words, photo. With ELECTION 2018-GOVERNORS-BLACK CANDIDATES — History-making gubernatorial runs by black candidates are turning them into political stars nationwide (sent).
GANG VIOLENCE-LONG ISLAND — A grieving New York mother recognized by President Donald Trump at the State of the Union in his campaign against deadly MS-13 gang violence was struck by an SUV and killed at her slain daughter's memorial site after a heated confrontation with the driver. SENT: 890 words, photos. With GANG VIOLENCE-LONG ISLAND-THE LATEST.
SERENA WILLIAMS — Tennis star Serena Williams talked about her fashion business, not tennis fouls during an appearance before a business convention in Las Vegas. SENT: 430 words, photos.
TV-EMMYS-MEMORIES — In 38 years of overseeing the Emmy Awards — more than half of its 70-year history — John Leverence has navigated the advent of cable and streaming, the doubling of awards and winners stabbed by their own trophy. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 660 words, photos.