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BC-WI--Wisconsin News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, WI

May 8, 2019

Good morning. Here’s how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Doug Glass at (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727 or apminneapolis@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



WASHINGTON _ As he cranks up the pressure on China in pursuit of a new trade accord, President Donald Trump is putting his deal-making persona on the line and injecting new risk into his bid for another four years in the White House. Trump made protecting American manufacturers and farmers central planks of his 2016 candidacy. Now those groups Trump vowed to help are sounding the alarm. By Kevin Freking and Zeke Miller. SENT: 940 words, photo.


MILWAUKEE _ The wife of a Milwaukee police officer who was shot to death while serving a search warrant has revealed she’s pregnant. Police say Caroline Rittner found out three days after her husband’s funeral that she is going to have a baby. The girl is expected to arrive in October. Officer Matthew Rittner was killed Feb. 6 while helping serve a search warrant for suspected illegal guns and drugs at a Milwaukee duplex. SENT: 215 words. AP Photo planned.


MILWAUKEE _ The Milwaukee Bucks can clinch their first trip to the NBA Eastern Conference finals since 2001 when they host Boston in Game 5 of the semifinals. The Bucks have won three straight since dropping the opener to the Celtics. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. CT.


MILWAUKEE _ The Washington Nationals play the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game time 12 p.m. CT.


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