BC-AP News Coverage Advisory,10:15,ADVISORY
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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
CHARTER BUS CRASH-ARKANSAS — 1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash. SENT: 300 words, photos.
NETHERLANDS-AGE CHANGE — Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger. SENT: 380 words, photos.
TRUMP-PORN STAR — Lawyers want porn star to pay Trump $340K in legal fees. SENT: 400 words, photos.
CHRISTMAS DISPLAY-PANIC — A holiday display meant to re-create a scene from “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” looked a little too real and caused a veteran to spring into action. SENT: 110 words.
PRESCHOOLERS SERVED PINE-SOL — Hawaii preschoolers served Pine-Sol instead of apple juice.
MUSIC-QUEEN TOUR — Queen and Adam Lambert are launching a six-week North American tour following the release of the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.” SENT: 135 words, photos.
NIGERIA-PRESIDENT — Nigerian president denies rumors of his death. SENT: 130 words.
PHILIPPINES-DRUGS — Philippine leader jokes he used marijuana at summit meeting. SENT: 140 words.
EGYPT-ACTRESS — Egypt actress says revealing dress wasn’t meant to offend. SENT: 680 words, photos.
GEORGE HW BUSH
GEORGE HW BUSH — George H.W. Bush is set to embark on his final tour of Washington, the capital city that is remembering the 41st president’s lifetime of public service that began in the Navy during World War II and ended with one term as president and commander in chief. SENT: 1050 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. EST departure from Texas, 1100 words by 3 p.m., with updates after Rotunda arrival, 5 p.m. Pence remarks.
GEORGE HW BUSH-HUMANITARIAN — George H.W. Bush proved to be steadfast humanitarian throughout life, presidency. SENT: 870 words, photos. With CHINA-BUSH — Chinese state media praise Bush as “statesman of vision”; GEORGE HW BUSH-INTERSECTIONS — Younger Bush rarely called on elder Bush during presidency; GEORGE HW BUSH-REMEMBERING BUSH — George H.W. Bush: Great on experience, not as communicator; GEORGE HW BUSH-FAMILY LEGACY — Bush was political patriarch to enduring American dynasty; GEORGE HW BUSH-FATHER-SON — Like father, like son? Not so much in Bush dynasty; GEORGE HW BUSH FUNERAL-NEWS GUIDE; BUSH-FAMILY TREE; GEORGE-HW-BUSH-THE-LATEST.
GEORGE HW BUSH-SERVICE DOG — In photo, Bush’s service dog honors the late president. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Photo planned.
TRUMP-TRADE-FACT CHECK — A look at the facts in the Trump administration’s claims about the agreement between the U.S. and China to put a temporary hold on the trade war. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.
SUPREME COURT-JUSTICES’ STYLE — Justices employ signature phrases. SENT: 668 words, photo.
ELECTION 2020-BERNIE SANDERS — An insurgent underdog no more, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is laying the groundwork to launch a “bigger” presidential campaign than his first, as advisers predict he would open the 2020 Democratic presidential primary season as a front-runner. SENT: 930 words, photo.
FACT CHECK WEEK — President Donald Trump is attacking special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe as hopelessly ‘conflicted’ and insisting his former personal attorney’s crimes have ‘nothing’ to do with him, but he’s wrong on both fronts. SENT: 3100 words, photos
CLIMATE — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres opens the climate summit in Poland by issuing a dramatic appeal to world leaders to take seriously the threat of global warming and act boldly to avert a catastrophic rise in temperatures before the end of the century. By Frank Jordans and Monika Scislowska. SENT: 490 words, photos. With CLIMATE-THE LATEST.
FRANCE-PROTESTS — French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe is holding crisis talks with representatives of major political parties in the wake of violent anti-government protests that have rocked Paris. SENT: 490 words, photos. With FRANCE-PROTESTS-THE LATEST.
YEMEN-FRACTURED FUTURE — The port city of Mukalla, once held by al-Qaida, shows how fractious Yemen will remain even if the Saudi-led war against Iran-aligned rebels is brought to a halt. Street murals call for the secession of south Yemen, while al-Qaida remains a formidable force despite a stepped-up U.S. drone campaign. The lingering instability raises questions about whether a truce would bring peace to the Arab world’s poorest country — or simply free up the warring parties to settle other scores. By Jon Gambrell and Malak Harb. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.
SAUDI WRITER-ISRAELI SPYWARE — A Saudi dissident files a lawsuit against an Israeli surveillance company, claiming its sophisticated spyware targeted him and helped lead to the killing of his friend, Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. SENT: 640 words, photo.
BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May brushes aside questions about whether she will resign if her Brexit deal is rejected by Parliament next week, saying she’s confident she’ll still have a job after the crucial vote. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 400 words, photos.
RUSSIA-UKRAINE — Ukraine’s president announces a partial call-up of reservists for training amid tensions with Russia, saying the country needs to beef up its defenses to counter the threat of a Russian invasion. SENT: 490 words, photos.
KOREAS-DIPLOMACY — South Korea’s president says Trump told him he has a “very friendly view” of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and wants to grant his wishes if he denuclearizes. SENT: 480 words, photos. With NKOREA-BAN KI-MOON — Ban Ki-moon urges Pyongyang to take denuclearization steps.
PANAMA-INDIGENOUS GAMES-PHOTO GALLERY — Indigenous Panamanians compete in ancestral games. SENT: 330 words. With 21 photos by Arnulfo Franco, highlighted PAN301.
PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL-ASSAULTS — Thousands of nurses, mental health technicians and security guards have been punched, kicked, knocked unconscious, bitten and suffered other injuries during assaults by patients that resulted in medical care and time off work at Washington state’s largest psychiatric facility. An Associated Press investigation found attacks have become increasingly violent and frequent at Western State Hospital, leaving patients, their families and health care workers in constant fear. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 1,710 words, photos. An abridged version of 940 words has also been sent.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-BACK TO SCHOOL — Monday marks a return to school and some semblance of routine for thousands of children who lost their homes to a deadly wildfire in Northern California. SENT: 620 words, photos.
SEVERE WEATHER — Residents in central Illinois assess the damage after rare December tornadoes, including one the day before that was a half-mile-wide, ripped roofs off homes, downed power lines and injured at least 20 people. SENT: 520 words, photos, video.
CHINA-US-TRADE — A U.S.-Chinese cease fire on tariffs gives jittery companies and investors a respite but is no sign the two sides have changed stances in a war over Beijing’s technology ambitions that threatens to chill global economic growth. SENT: 960 words, photos. With US-CHINA-TRADE-MARKETS — The truce in the trade dispute between the U.S. and China should boost rattled financial markets, at least through the year’s end, experts say. But the stock market’s recent wild gyrations likely will persist as the two countries strain to reach a permanent accord; FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street, following gains in overseas markets after the U.S. and China struck a 90-day truce in their trade dispute. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.
UNITED STATES-CHINA-TRADE WAR ON HOLD — The dinner table diplomacy that Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping of China conducted over the weekend produced something as vague as it was valuable: an agreement to keep talking. However tentative and ill-defined it might be, the truce pulled the United States and China back from an escalating trade war that was threatening world economic growth and had set global investors on edge. By Paul Wiseman. SENT: 1,030 words, photos. First moved in a previous cycle.
QATAR-OPEC — The tiny, energy-rich Arab nation of Qatar announces it will withdraw from OPEC in January, mixing its aspirations to increase production outside of the cartel’s constraints with the politics of slighting the Saudi-dominated group amid the kingdom’s boycott of Doha. By John Gambrell. SENT: 910 words, photos.
AMAZON-DRONES — Jeff Bezos boldly predicted five years ago that drones would be carrying Amazon packages to people’s doorsteps by now. Amazon customers are still waiting. And it’s unclear when, if ever, this particular order by the company’s founder and CEO will arrive. Bezos made billions of dollars by transforming the retail sector. But overcoming the regulatory hurdles and safety issues posed by drones appears to be a challenge even for the world’s wealthiest man. By David Koenig and Joseph Pisani. SENT: 940 words, photos.
MUSIC-Q&A-HOOTIE & THE BLOWFISH — Hootie & the Blowfish are returning with new tour and album 25 years after “Cracked Rear View” launched the South Carolina-based rock band. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 965 words, photos.
MUSIC-GRAMMYS — Nominations for the 2019 Grammy Awards will be announced Friday instead of Wednesday. By Music Writer Music Fekadu. SENT: 135 words, photo.
BEST TOYS FOR TOTS — Holiday toy shopping just got a lot easier: Pediatricians say the best toys for young children are simple, old-fashioned toys like blocks and puzzles rather than costly electronic games or the latest high-tech gadgets. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 510 words, photo, video.
SOC--UEFA MEETING — UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says he is against different confederations combining to host the World Cup. Spain has floated the idea of bidding for the 2030 World Cup along with Portugal and Morocco. By Rob Harris. SENT: 160 words, photos.
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