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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

November 7, 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




ELECTION 2018 (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-ANALYSIS (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA GOVERNOR (sent, developing)

MIGRANT CARAVAN (sent, developing)




ELECTION 2018-TRUMP— With the loss of the Republican majority in the House, President Donald Trump is facing the prospect of endless House investigations, stymied policy efforts and fresh questions about the resilience of his unorthodox political coalition. Still, he celebrated GOP success hanging on to the Senate and distanced himself from any blame. “Big Win,” Trump tweeted. SENT: 970 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. news conference, 900 words by 3 p.m., photos, video.

ELECTION 2018-ANALYSIS — A polarized nation is now more deeply divided. In a single flurry of elections Tuesday, Democrats took control of the House of Representatives. Republicans held their grip on the Senate. And the breach that divides Americans — urban from rural, white from black, conservative from liberal — stretched ever wider. SENT: 770 words, photo.

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA GOVERNOR — Georgia’s hotly contested and potentially historic governor’s race may not be over yet as Democrat Stacey Abrams and Republican Brian Kemp await the final accounting of absentee and provisional ballots. With reported votes approaching 3.8 million, Kemp was just shy 51 percent, but Abrams and her campaign say there are enough ballots outstanding to spur a runoff in December. SENT: 1000 words, photo.

TRUMP-DEMOCRATIC INVESTIGATIONS — With Democrats taking control of the House, Republicans will for the first time in the Trump era no longer hold all branches of the federal government. The new, split reality in Washington poses stark challenges, but also presents some political opportunities for the White House. Trump aides quietly prepared for this outcome for weeks and will now kick into overdrive before Congress takes office in January. UPCOMING: 980 words by 10:165 a.m., photos.

MIGRANT CARAVAN — Thousands of Central American migrants will take at least a couple of days to rest in a Mexico City stadium as they debate whether to accept offers to stay in Mexico or continue their trek to the U.S. border. SENT: 970 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-NEVADA BROTHEL OWNER — Dead brothel owner wins election for Nevada legislative seat. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: photo.

SAVING ORCAS-BOAT TOURS — Washington state task force on critically endangered Northwest orcas wants to temporarily ban commercial whale-watching boat tours. SENT: 130 words.

ZOO VANDALISM-CROCODILE — Authorities say a 23-year-old man was found injured after breaking into a Florida zoo and jumping into a crocodile enclosure. SENT: 140 words.




ELECTION 2018-STATE GOVERNMENT — Democrats didn’t get their blue wave, but they did start whittling away at Republican control of state capitols across the country. They won back a handful of key governor’s seats and were hoping that would translate into taking over state legislative chambers, as well. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-BALLOT MEASURES — Red states showed their progressive streak in Tuesday’s election, approving minimum wage hikes, Medicaid expansions, marijuana legalization and redistricting reforms. In passing those measures, Republican-leaning states gave themselves a bit of a California shine. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-HEALTH CARE — The personality looming over the 2018 midterms was President Donald Trump. The issue was health care. Voter sentiment showed it was consistently the most important topic when deciding how they would vote. That showed with the success of voter initiatives to expand Medicaid, a key provision of former President Barack Obama’s health care law that many Republicans opposed. By Geoff Mulvihill.

ELECTION 2018- VOTING PROBLEMS-MACHINES — Election experts have long warned the nation’s aging fleet of voting machines needed an upgrade, and Tuesday’s midterm elections underscored just how badly these replacements are overdue. From New York to North Carolina, Georgia to Michigan, there were numerous reports of machines breaking down or malfunctioning, leading to long waits for frustrated voters. UPCOMING: 810 words by 4 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-RUSSIA — Midterm election voting has come and gone, and cybersecurity officials say they are not aware of any voting system compromises by Russia or other foreign agents. It’s not entirely clear why — whether hackers are saving their gun powder for the 2020 presidential showdown — but security officials say they’re already working to prepare for the next election cycle. UPCOMING: 850 words by 5 p.m., photos.




GIRL SCOUTS VS BOY SCOUTS — The Girl Scouts of the United States of America files a trademark infringement lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping the word “boy” from its flagship program in an effort to attract girls. SENT: 410 words, photo.




INDONESIA-LION AIR CRASH — A crucial sensor that is the subject of a Boeing Co. safety bulletin was replaced on a Lion Air jet the day before it plunged into the Java Sea and possibly worsened other problems with the plane, Indonesian investigators say. SENT: 540 words, photos.

BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May and European Council President Donald Tusk speak by phone amid signs of movement in deadlocked Brexit talks. SENT: 400 words, photos.

GERMANY-NIGHT OF BROKEN GLASS — Jewish students in Berlin mark the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the “Night of Broken Glass,” when Nazis terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria. SENT: 320 words, photos.

FRANCE-WWI-ARMISTICE WAGON — French and German leaders will jointly visit the remains of the lowly train car that hosted the signing of the World War I Armistice. SENT: 970 words, photos.

EUROPE-MIGRANTS — Cyprus police say 36 Syrian migrants reach the Mediterranean island nation by boat from Turkey. SENT: 100 words.




ELECTION 2018-MEDIA — After hours of television commentating, swinging needles on election meters and reams of statistics from obscure counties called up on computer screens, CNN’s Jake Tapper had a revelation about Tuesday’s midterm elections. “Actually,” he said, “this is pretty much what we thought was going to happen.” SENT: 740 words, photos.




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