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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15, Advisory

February 27, 2019

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

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HIGHLIGHTING

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT (sent)

TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION-CONGRESS (sent, developing)

SUPREME COURT-CROSS CASE (sent)

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY (sent, developing)

TRANSGENDER TROOPS (sent, developing)

PAKISTAN-INDIA (sent)

AUSTRALIA-CARDINAL CHARGED (sent)

LAST ASH ROUNDUP (sent)

WALMART-DISABLED GREETERS (upcoming)

R KELLY INVESTIGATIONS-ENABLERS (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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GIRL SCOUTS-COOKIE MAN _ A South Carolina man who bought more than 120 boxes of Girl Scouts cookies to help the scouts escape the cold has been arrested on drug charges. SENT: 150 words.

TRAIN-VEHICLE COLLISION _ New York’s Long Island Rail Road predicts “heavy delays” all day following the crash of a car and two commuter trains that claimed three lives. SENT: 150 words, photos.

PARKING LOT-BABY KILLED _ Police: Suspected intoxicated driver crashes into shopping cart, killing baby sitting in the cart’s seat as mother unloads groceries. SENT: 150 words.

GERMANY-POISONED SANDWICHES _ Prosecutors are asking a court in Germany to sentence a 57-year-old man to life in prison for allegedly poisoning co-workers’ sandwiches over several years. SENT: 150 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT _ U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, two leaders of nations with a long history of hostilities, open their summit with smiles and hopeful talk before sitting down for a dinner that will set the stage for more difficult talks about North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons. SENT: 890 words. UPCOMING: Updates possible, 890 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION-CONGRESS _President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer plans to tell a House committee that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and that Trump is a “racist,” a “conman” and a “cheat.” Michael Cohen suggests in prepared testimony obtained by The Associated Press that Trump also implicitly told him to lie about a Moscow real estate project. Cohen has pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about the project. SENT: 1,200 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 1100 words by 4 p.m., photos, video. WITH: TRUMP-LAWYER-WHAT TO WATCH _ Michael Cohen’s testimony could deal some damage to President Donald Trump. What to watch. SENT: 1200 words, photo. WITH: TRUMP-LAWYER INVESTIGATION-COHEN TEXT _Text of Michael Cohen’s prepared remarks. 3,800 words, sent.

SUPREME COURT-CROSS CASE _ The Supreme Court is diving into a debate about the place of religious symbols in public life in a case about a cross-shaped war memorial in Maryland. Those challenging the cross say that if the court allows it to stand on public land, the ruling could make it easier for government officials to defend support for religion. On the other side, supporters of the cross say a ruling against them could spell the “doom of hundreds of war memorials that use crosses to commemorate the fallen.” SENT: 540 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. arguments, 790 words by 4 p.m., photos, video. WITH: SUPREME COURT-CROSS CASE-GLANCE _ A look at the cross at the center of the case and cross memorials in other states. SENT: 840 words, photos.

TRUMP-BORDER SECURITY _ House Democrats have ignored a veto threat and passed legislation that would stymie President Donald Trump’s bid for billions of extra dollars for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The move has escalated a clash over whether he has abused his powers to advance the signature pledge of his 2016 campaign. SENT: 1000 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates possible, 990 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRANSGENDER TROOPS _ Transgender troops will testify about their service for the first time before Congress as the Trump administration pushes to ban them. They say they stand as proof against President Donald Trump’s argument that their presence is a burden. Since the U.S. military lifted its longstanding ban on transgender people in the armed forces in 2016, they have largely served without incident or conflict. Many have earned medals from a military that only recently denied them the chance to serve. SENT: 1080 words. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for 2 p.m., 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

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MORE TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT

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TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-PRESS _ The White House restricted press access to President Trump’s summit in Vietnam with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after reporters asked questions of the president during earlier events at the summit. UPCOMING: 400 words by 11 a.m., photo.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-ONE-ON-ONE _ Only four other ears on the planet will hear what President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un say to each other during portions of their second nuclear summit. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photo.

TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-THE PROSPERITY PROBLEM _ Trump has been cheerleader for a message of prosperity if North Korea gave up its nuclear weapons, but Kim might like control more. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-STUDYING THE ECONOMY _ Senior members of the North Korean delegation in Hanoi for Kim Jong Un’s summit with Trump have taken a side trip to view one of Vietnam’s most successful conglomerates. SENT: 510 words, photos.

TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-US-VIETNAM-TRADE _ Before meeting North Korean leader, Trump oversees big Vietnamese plane deal and other trade agreements. SENT: 460 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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PAKISTAN-INDIA _ Pakistan shot down two Indian warplanes in the disputed region of Kashmir and captured one of their pilots, its military says, raising tensions between the nuclear-armed rivals to a level unseen in 20 years. By Roshan Mughal and Aijaz Hussain. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-CARDINAL CHARGED _ The most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse will face his first night in prison while he waits two weeks to learn his sentence for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago. A judge revokes Cardinal George Pell’s bail at the end of a sentencing hearing and says he will deliver his sentence on March 13. By Rod McGuirk. SENT: 860 words, photos.

EGYPT-FIRE _ A speeding railcar crashes into a barrier at Cairo’s main train station, causing its fuel tank to explode and triggering a huge fire that left at least 25 people dead, officials say. SENT: 390 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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LAST ASH ROUNDUP _ Loggers in snowy forests are cutting down ash like there’s no tomorrow, seeking to stay one step ahead of a fast-spreading beetle killing the tree in dozens of states. The emerald ash borer has been chewing its way through trees from Maine to Colorado for about two decades, devastating a species prized for yielding a light-grained hardwood attractive enough for furniture and resilient enough for baseball bats. Many hard-hit areas are east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mason-Dixon Line. Some fear areas in the invasion zone like upstate New York might have only five to seven years of ash logging left. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.

CHICAGO MAYORAL ELECTION _ A former federal prosecutor and a county board leader will face each other in a runoff to become Chicago’s first black female mayor after leading a large field Tuesday that included a member of the Daley family that has dominated the city’s politics for much of the last six decades. SENT: 950 words, photos.

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HEALTH & SCIENCE

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CHINA-GENE EDITING _ China unveils draft regulations on gene-editing and other potentially risky new biomedical technologies after a Chinese scientist’s claim of helping to create gene-edited babies roiled the global science community. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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WALMART-DISABLED GREETERS _ As Walmart phases out the familiar, blue-vested “people greeter” at some 1,000 stores nationwide, disabled workers who fill many of those jobs say they feel like they’re being pushed out the door by a retailer that styles itself as inclusive. By Michael Rubinkam. UPCOMING by 2 p.m., with photos.

FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Global shares were mostly lower in muted trading Wednesday as investors awaited the outcome of a summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Vietnam. UPCOMING: Will be updated through 5 p.m. SENT: 560 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MICHAEL JACKSON-ACCUSERS DOCUMENTARY _ Michael Jackson’s brothers and nephew say they weren’t surprised by a documentary resurrecting allegations of his sexual abuse of children, and they’re prepared to defend him. Jackie, Tito, Marlon and Taj Jackson, gave the first family interviews Tuesday on “Leaving Neverland,” which features two Michael Jackson accusers and is set to air on HBO starting Sunday. By Andrew Dalton. SENT: 940 words, photos.

R KELLY INVESTIGATIONS-ENABLERS _ R. Kelly’s confidants may have helped the R&B star target underage girls for sexual abuse. That’s according to an attorney for two of Kelly’s accusers. Chicago prosecutors say the people who helped Kelly included a manager who gave his phone number to a 16-year-old girl and urged her to contact him. SENT: 890 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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MANAGING MILLENNIALS _ Major league coaching staffs are looking for ways to get most out of millennials. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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