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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15, Advisory

February 6, 2019

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


















PEOPLE-JENNIFER LAWRENCE _ Jennifer Lawrence is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney. SENT: 150 words.

WASHINGTON STORM-SNOWBALL FIGHT _ Police get in snowball fight with kids during snowstorm. SENT: 150 words.

KEY WEST-SUNSCREEN BAN _ Key West officials vote to ban sunscreens containing two ingredients that scientists have said are harmful to the coral reef ecosystem. SENT: 150 words.

RECALL-FISHER-PRICE _ Fisher-Price voluntarily recalls about 44,000 Children’s Power Wheels Barbie Dream Campers because they can keep running after the foot pedal is released. SENT: 150 words.




STATE OF UNION -ANALYSIS _ Face to face with emboldened Democrats, President Donald Trump called on Washington to cast aside “revenge, resistance and retribution” and end “ridiculous partisan investigations” in a State of the Union address delivered at a vulnerable moment for his presidency. SENT: 1100 words, photo.

STATE OF UNION-FACT CHECK _ Trump’s claims in his State of Union address. SENT: 2,500 words, photos.

TRUMP-ABORTION _ Eager to re-energize his support among evangelicals who backed him in 2016, President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address to deliver thunderous opposition to late-term abortions. His presidency weakened, Trump is looking to rally a key component of his base by attacking Democrats and calling for Congress to step in. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-INFRASTRUCTURE _ President Trump pledged in his State of the Union address to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure but offered no clue about what exactly he would back. The question now is whether an infrastructure package has better prospects in a divided Congress than it did when Republicans held both chambers and produced nothing. UPCOMING: 790 words by 4 p.m., photo.

TRUMP-WORLD BANK _ President Trump announces the U.S. choice for president of the World Bank. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:30 p.m. announcement, 400 words by 3 p.m., photo.

UNITED STATES-SYRIA _ Foreign ministers and senior officials from the 79-member, U.S.-led anti-Islamic State coalition meet to plot a way ahead after President Donald Trump’s abrupt decision to withdraw American troops from Syria. Amid territorial gains that many fear the U.S. exit will imperil, Trump will urge the group to stay the course even as America’s commitment to the fight is questioned and the coalition grapples with internal divisions. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. events, 600 words by noon, 3 p.m. Trump remarks, 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-NORTH KOREA _ President Trump will hold a two-day summit with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un Feb. 27-28 in Vietnam to continue his efforts to persuade Kim to give up his nuclear weapons. SENT: 800 words, photo.

HOUSE DEMORATS-COMMITTEE ACTION _ House committee will hold its first hearing on gun violence in years. Two others will gavel in to address climate change. And three more will debate protecting pre-existing health conditions and the Affordable Care Act. That’s before noon on Wednesday. After eight years in the minority, House Democrats are about to uncork their bottled-up legislative energy. SENT: 900 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS _ The House intelligence committee is expected to vote to send more than 50 interview transcripts to special counsel Robert Mueller. SENT: 640 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated with vote, time uncertain.

ARMY-GETTING FIT _ The Army is developing a new, more grueling and complex fitness exam that adds dead lifts, power throws and other exercises designed to make soldiers more fit and ready for combat. The Army hopes the new test will help screen out recruits who are less physically fit and mentally disciplined, making it more likely they will stay in the service. UPCOMNG: 1100 words by 2 p.m., photos, video




BLACKFACE-MEDICAL MISTRUST _ The racist photo on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s yearbook page wasn’t the only thing that disgusted Monifa Bandele. She was especially appalled that the image was published as he was graduating from medical school and about to become a pediatrician. The 1984 photo has stirred a national political furor and reopened the long history of bigotry in American medicine. The revelations about Northam gave many African-Americans a new reason to be distrustful of doctors. SENT: 850 words, photo.

WISCONSIN KILLINGS-KIDNAPPING _ A man accused of kidnapping a 13-year-old Wisconsin girl and killing her parents is scheduled to appear in court for a preliminary hearing. SENT: 430 words, photos.

BOBBLEHEAD MUSEUM _ A new museum in Milwaukee may well hold the largest collection of bobbleheads anyone has ever seen, displaying more than 6,500 figures of athletes, mascots, celebrities, animals, cartoon characters, politicians and more. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum recently opened and was the brainchild of friends Phil Sklar and Brad Novak, who started collecting the figures 16 years ago. SENT: 430 words, photos, video.





IRAN-REVOLUTION ANNIVERSARY-TORTURE _ As Iran marks the 40th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution and the overthrow of the shah, those who suffered torture at the hands of the police and dreaded SAVAK intelligence service still bear the scars. U.N. investigators and rights group say that even today, Iran tortures and arbitrarily detains prisoners. By Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell. SENT: 990 words, photos.

SOUTH SUDAN-KIDNAPPED AND FREED _ One of the highest-profile detainees during South Sudan’s civil war shares his account with the AP after his release under a fragile peace deal. Now in Sudan while seeking asylum, James Gatdet Dak is ready to have his story told. His account, also shared with a U.N. commission of inquiry, asserts that high-level Kenyan authorities cooperated with South Sudan to seize him from his Nairobi home and force him onto a plane for deportation to a country where he feared for his life. By Sam Mednick. SENT: 930 words, photos.

VATICAN-NUN ABUSE _ The Vatican clarified comments by Pope Francis about a case of what he called “sexual slavery” within a French congregation of nuns, saying he was referring to an abuse of power that was reflected in instances of sexual abuse. Francis cited the case when responding to a question about the sexual abuse of nuns by clergy during a press conference Tuesday returning home from the United Arab Emirates. It was the pope’s first-ever public acknowledgment of the problem of priests and bishops sexually abusing nuns. SENT: 400 words, photos.




TELEMEDICINE _ More companies are paying for telemedicine, but why aren’t patients using virtual visits more often? SENT: 900 words, photos.




MARILYN MONROE-DIMAGGIO DRESS _ The black dress that a distraught Marilyn Monroe wore to a 1954 press conference announcing her separation from baseball legend Joe DiMaggio is going up for auction. SENT: 250 words, photos.

PEOPLE-R KELLY _ R. Kelly is planning an international tour, but an Australian lawmaker wants the country to bar him from performing there. The embattled musician announced that he’ll be going to Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka. “See y’all soon” the post said, accompanied by a picture of Kelly and the declaration “The King of R&B.” SENT: 275 words, photo.

BOOKS-COMMUTED INMATE _ An inmate whose life sentence was commuted thanks in part to the efforts of Kim Kardashian West has a book deal, along with deals for film and television rights. SENT: 400 words, photos.




UNITED AIRLINES-PREMIUM SEATS _ United Airlines will woo high-fare passengers by retrofitting more than 100 planes to add more premium seats on key routes. The airline also plans to start using a new 50-seat jet with mostly premium seats on some key business-travel routes. United announced the moves Wednesday. They are part of an industry trend to give more space and better service to high-paying passengers who account for a disproportionate share of airline revenue. SENT: 375 words, photo.

TESLA-PRICE CUT _ Tesla is cutting $1,100 from the base price of its car designed for the mass market, the Model 3. The electric car company now says on its website that the car starts at $42,900, still a ways from its goal of lowering the base price to $35,000. SENT: 500 words, photo.




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