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September 12, 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

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TOP STORIES

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TROPICAL WEATHER — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encounter empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph winds and drenching rain that could last for days. While some say they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren’t taking any chances. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 1,030 words, photos, graphic, interactive, videos.

TROPICAL WEATHER-MILITARY BASES — Service members and their families are leaving some of the Southeast’s biggest military installations, and equipment and ships are being relocated as Hurricane Florence swirls toward the East Coast. By Sarah Rankin. SENT: 560 words, photos.

NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY — A black former police chief backed by the Trump administration wins the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s toss-up congressional district, while Democrats picked experienced, establishment-backed nominees for both that seat and for governor. Eddie Edwards, who was endorsed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, defeated six Republican opponents in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the eastern half of the state. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.

IRAN-CHINA — Iran likely will further embrace Beijing as an alternative market for its crude oil and financial transactions amid uncertainty over the nuclear deal. That doesn’t mean China offers a safe haven to Iran without conditions. Analysts say Beijing will try to extract the maximum benefit, and there is growing concern that China may take advantage of Iran. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT — The Dallas police chief says she has called for a full review and plans to meet with protest leaders after learning about reports that police used pepper-spray projectiles at a demonstration over a black man’s death. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 680 words, photos, videos.

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BUSINESS/TECHNOLOGY

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APPLE SHOWCASE — Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. event.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY — Voters in Rhode Island’s statewide primary are selecting nominees for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, lieutenant governor and some key mayoral races. SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; polls close at 8 p.m.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BRAZIL-ELECTION — Brazil’s da Silva names a successor and calls on supporters to vote for him, but will they listen? SENT: 880 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-A STAR IS BORN-PRODUCER CREDIT — Just as film festival audiences are swooning over Bradley Cooper’s celebrated romance “A Star Is Born,” the film’s studio is distancing itself from a producer of the project. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 430 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR — Two men who worked at an Ohio State University doctor’s off-campus clinic says things that seemed odd about it appear more suspicious in light of claims that he sexually abused male athletes and other students. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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