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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:20

March 4, 2019

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org.




DEEP SOUTH-SEVERE WEATHER (sent, developing)


ELECTION 2020-JOHN HICKENLOOPER (sent, developing)




BRITAIN-OBIT-FLINT (sent, developing)




BRITAIN-ROYALS _ UK royals to block trolls on their social media sites. SENT: 260 words, photo.

GIRL KILLED-CHICAGO _ 2-year-old girl killed in crash involving car fleeing police. SENT: 130 words.

SWEDEN-VOLVO-SPEED _ Volvo to set lower speed limit on its new cars. SENT: 130 words.

AUSTRALIA-AIRBNB-DEATH _ Man admits killing Airbnb guest in Australia over $149 bill. SENT: 220 words.

PHILIPPINES-TURTLES _ Over 1,500 turtles found inside luggage in Philippines. SENT: 150 words.

MUSIC-PHARRELL _ Pharrell to launch music festival in Virginia Beach in April. SENT: 390 words, photo.




DEEP SOUTH-SEVERE WEATHER _ Rescuers began tearing through the rubble of mobile homes and houses Monday in search of survivors of a powerful tornado that rampaged through southeast Alabama and killed at least 23 people, including children. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. With DEEP-SOUTH-SEVERE-WEATHER-THE-LATEST.

WINTER WEATHER _ A late winter storm dropped more than a foot of snow on parts of the northeastern U.S. overnight — prompting school closures across the region, knocking out power to thousands and slowing the morning commute to a crawl. SENT: 310 words, photos.

HURRICANE MICHAEL-HOMELESS _ The Florida Panhandle county hardest hit by Hurricane Michael in October is still experiencing a housing crisis. Officials estimate almost three-quarters of the households in Bay County, Florida, were impacted in some way by the storm. Initial estimates put the number of homeless at 20,000 people. Bay County officials say that 7,800 people are still without their own place to live. By Mike Schneider. SENT: 1,030 words, photos, video.

CHICAGO VIOLENCE-GANG TV _ Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because he’s afraid it could get him killed like his friend. But there are two things he won’t leave home without: his bulletproof vest and the 9 mm pistol he slips into his pocket. Cotton, 28, quit his $7-an-hour job cleaning refrigerators at a big-box store six years ago to enter a new and uniquely dangerous field of newsgathering in which video journalists interview street gangs and rappers in high-crime areas, then post the videos on YouTube channels. By Legal Affairs Writer Michael Tarm. SENT: 1,170 words, photo, video. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-SUPERINTENDENT _ The mother of a Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting victim who is now on the county school board is pushing to have the superintendent fired, saying he “has a history of leadership failures.” SENT: 780 words, photo.




ELECTION 2020-JOHN HICKENLOOPER _ Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper says he’s running for president, casting himself as a can-do uniter who is used to overcoming adversity and accomplishing liberal goals in a politically divided state. SENT: 970 words, photo, video. With ELECTION 2020-ERIC HOLDER _ Former Attorney General Eric Holder, a Democrat, says he won’t run for president in 2020. SENT: 130 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE _ Declaring it’s “very clear” President Donald Trump obstructed justice, the chairman of the House committee that would be in charge of impeachment says the panel is requesting documents from more than 60 people from Trump’s administration, family and business as part of a rapidly expanding Russia investigation. By Hope Yen. SENT: 860 words, photos. With CONGRESS-DEMOCRATIC INVESTIGATIONS _ House prepares to expand obstruction probe; TRUMP INVESTIGATIONS-THINGS TO KNOW.

ELECTION 2020-BILL CLINTON _ Former President Bill Clinton is taking meetings with some Democrats running for the White House, but the early front-runners and the women have stayed away. By Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-FILIBUSTER _ Scrapping the filibuster is becoming the latest litmus test for Democrats seeking the White House. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by 12 p.m.

UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA _ President Donald Trump is suggesting that a congressional hearing Democrats arranged with his former personal attorney may have contributed to his failure to reach a deal with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. SENT: 900 words, photos. With KOREAS-DIPLOMACY _ Seoul calls for three-way talks after Trump-Kim collapse. SENT: 860 words, photos.




VENEZUELA-POLITICAL CRISIS _ Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido tweeted that he is heading back to Venezuela, though details about his exact whereabouts remained a mystery as rumors swept Caracas ahead of planned anti-government protests. SENT: 340 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

IRAQ-MISSING YAZIDIS _ Yazidi women who escaped IS captivity say they fear hundreds of other women still missing, may never return home. SENT: 1,020 words, photos. With SYRIA _ Hundreds leave IS-held area in Syria as fighting slows down. SENT: 440 words, photos.

CHINA-CONGRESS _ A year since effectively making himself China’s leader for life, Xi Jinping appears firmly in charge, despite a slowing economy, a trade war with the United States and rumbles of discontent over his concentration of power. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

CHINA-HUAWEI _ China accused two detained Canadians of acting together to steal state secrets, just days after Canada announced it will proceed with a U.S. extradition request for a senior Chinese tech executive. SENT: 890 words, photos.

PAKISTAN-INDIA _ A key train service with neighboring India resumed and schools in Pakistani Kashmir has opened in another sign of easing tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals since a major escalation last week over the disputed Kashmir region. SENT: 520 words, photos.

VATICAN-PIUS XII _ Declaring that the church “isn’t afraid of history,” Pope Francis said Monday he has decided to open up the Vatican archives on World War II-era Pope Pius XII, who has been criticized by Jews of staying silent on the Holocaust. SENT: 650 words, photos.

CUBA _ The Trump administration is preparing to tighten the six-decade trade embargo on Cuba by allowing some lawsuits against foreign companies using properties confiscated by the Cuban government after its 1959 revolution, U.S. officials say. SENT: 330 words.

BREXIT _ Senior European Union and British officials are set to hold more Brexit talks less than a month before the United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the bloc, as U.K. officials denied that attempts to seal a divorce deal are deadlocked. SENT: 470 words, photos.

ESTONIA-ELECTION _ Estonia faces complex coalition talks after a nationalist and anti-immigration party more than doubled its support to finish third in the general election _ a result being closely watched across Europe as a sign of surging popularity for far-right populists. SENT: 620 words, photos.

PAKISTAN-ITALY-BRITAIN-MISSING CLIMBERS _ Pakistani military helicopters take off with four Spanish rescuers to search for a missing pair of European climbers on Nanga Parbat, the world’s ninth highest mountain. SENT: 490 words, photo.

ETHIOPIA-EMPEROR’S HAIR _ Two locks of hair belonging to a widely revered Ethiopian emperor will be repatriated after a request from Addis Ababa, the National Army Museum in Britain announces, as more countries seek to reclaim heritage they say was taken decades, even centuries, ago. SENT: 640 words.

ISRAEL-US _The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. SENT: 540 words, photo. With ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS _ Car rams into Israeli troops; two Palestinians shot and killed. SENT: 350 words.

SAUDI-TV SHOW _ Authorities in Saudi Arabia have suspended a new television talk show that tackled sensitive issues and aired critical views after just two weeks, according to a report in state-linked media. SENT: 660 words.

INDONESIA-CHINA-ORANGUTANS _Environmentalists lost a court challenge to a Chinese-backed dam in Indonesia that will rip through the habitat of the most critically endangered orangutan species. SENT: 350 words.




AT&T-WARNERMEDIA REORGANIZATION _ WarnerMedia is hiring former NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt as chairman of its entertainment and direct-to-consumer divisions in a reorganization. SENT: 140 words.

BREXIT-AUTO INDUSTRY _ Britain’s auto industry is under siege while the government struggles to negotiate a divorce deal with the European Union. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN _ The new lawyer for former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn says he believes the auto executive’s latest request for release from a Japanese detention center on bail, his third, might succeed. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 530 words, photos.




GENETIC FRONTIERS-SINGLE CELLS _ Lab techniques developed in the past few years are revealing new secrets of our cells. Scientists can now zero in on individual cells to examine their DNA or the gene activity. That has led to an ambitious plan to determine every type of cell in the human body. By Science Writer Malcolm Ritter. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.




BRITAIN-OBIT-FLINT _ Keith Flint, lead singer of influential British dance-electronic band The Prodigy, was found dead at his home near London, the band said. He was 49. SENT: 380 words, photos.

FILM-SPIELBERG VERSUS NETFLIX _ A report that Steven Spielberg is supporting an Oscar rule change that would block Netflix from Oscars-eligibility provokes a heated and unwieldy debate. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.




OLY-RUSSIA-SOCHI’S LEGACY _ In the five years since the Sochi Olympics, Russians have been flocking south to enjoy their subtropical ski slopes. SENT: 900 words, photos.

RECRUITING BIG MEN _College recruiting focuses on big men who can dribble, shoot and move well defensively to fit today’s game. By Basketball Writer John Marshall. SENT: 780 words, photos.




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