BC-AP Top Stories Digest
BC-AP Top Stories Digest
Sep. 06, 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
TRUMP-NEW YORK TIMES — In a striking anonymous broadside, a senior Trump administration official writes an opinion piece in The New York Times claiming to be part of a group of people "working diligently from within" to impede President Donald Trump's "worst inclinations" and ill-conceived parts of his agenda. Trump calls it a "gutless editorial" and "really a disgrace," and his press secretary calls on the official to resign. By Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 900 words, photos, video.
SENATE-SUPREME COURT — Senators will launch a final round of questioning of Brett Kavanaugh, but after a marathon 12-hour session, Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court appears to have avoided any major missteps that could trip up his confirmation. By Mark Sherman and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 850 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Hearings resume at 9:30 a.m.
TRUMP-SUPREME COURT STAKES — Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats. The president's strategy aims to turn the screws on Jon Tester of Montana and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota. By Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas. SENT: 820 words, photo. UPCOMING: Rally in Billings scheduled for 9 p.m.
KOREAS-NUCLEAR — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirms his commitment to a nuclear-free Korean Peninsula and to the suspension of all future long-range missile tests, while also expressing faith in an increasingly embattled Trump's efforts to settle a nuclear impasse, South Korean officials and the North's official media say. Kim also reportedly expressed frustration with outside skepticism about his nuclear disarmament intentions and demanded that his "goodwill measures" be met in kind. By Hyung-Jin Kim, Kim Tong-Hyung and Foster Klug. SENT: 980 words, photos.
JAPAN EARTHQUAKE — A powerful earthquake rocks Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, triggering landslides that crushed homes, knocking out power and forcing a nuclear power plant to switch to a backup generator. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 870 words, photos.
DISNEY LABOR — Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting on whether to approve a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. SENT: 540 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after vote tally at 8 p.m.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — A wildfire scorches its way through rural Northern California and closes down dozens of miles of a main freeway between California and Oregon only weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people. SENT: 390 words, photo.
HOSPITALS-MAKING DRUGS — Several major hospital groups launch their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. By Medical Writer Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 340 words, photos.
MEDAL AND TORCH COLLECTION — Giving away gold: Passionate collector donates rare Olympic treasure trove. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 920 words, photos.
MISS AMERICA — Contestants from Florida and Wisconsin score the first preliminary wins in the post-swimsuit era of the Miss America pageant, and proclaim a new day had arrived for a piece of Americana that's trying to reboot itself in a rapidly changing world. SENT: 430 words, photos.