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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:30

November 27, 2018

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

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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MIDWEST-SNOWSTORM — A wintry storm brings blizzard-like conditions to parts of the Midwest, grounding hundreds of flights and causing slick roads for commuters as they return to work after the Thanksgiving weekend. The Chicago area is slammed with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of wet snow. By Noreen Nasir. SENT: 650 words, video, photos.

LETTUCE OUTBREAK — A produce industry group says it expects health officials to narrow the scope of their alert warning people not to eat any type of romaine lettuce. SENT: 130 words.

TRUMP CHARITY-NO DONATIONS — President Trump’s charitable foundation is reporting it made no donations last year, a sharp break from the 2016 election year. SENT: 470 words, photo.

MEDIA-FOX NATION — Fox debuts a digital service Tuesday based on the idea that their fans aren’t getting enough opinion from the TV news channel. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 830 words, photo.

COPA LIBERTADORES FINAL — The most anticipated Copa Libertadores final in years might not be decided on the pitch. SENT: 500 words, photos.

JUDGE JERRY SPRINGER — Talk-show host Jerry Springer is getting a new TV role as “Judge Jerry,” where he’ll hear testimony and render verdicts before a studio audience. SENT: 125 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Special counsel Robert Mueller is accusing former Paul Manafort of violating his plea agreement by repeatedly lying to federal investigators. The accusation against Manafort could expose him to a lengthier prison sentence and more criminal charges but also means Mueller’s team is losing a cooperating witness from the top of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. By Chad Day. Sent: 690 words. Upcoming. Photos.

SUPREME COURT-INDIAN COUNTRY — Supreme Court takes up a death penalty case from Oklahoma with a twist: A federal court threw out a state murder conviction because the killer and victim were members of the same Indian tribe and the crime took place on land once assigned to the tribe. By Mark Sherman. Upcoming. 600 words. Photo.

MELANIA TRUMP — First lady Melania Trump and Karen Pence visit the Red Cross to help assemble comfort kits for troops. By Jill Colvin. Upcoming by 3pm. 400 words. Photos.

PELOSI-HOUSE LEADERSHIP — Young Democrats jockey to be Nancy Pelosi’s heir apparent.

TRUMP CLIMATE — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t believe a key conclusion of a U.S. government report on the economic costs of climate change.

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NATIONAL

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MIGRANT CARAVAN-TRUMP’S NARRATIVE — President Donald Trump defends a show of force at the U.S.-Mexico border, where agents fired tear gas into a crowd that included rock-throwing migrants as well as barefoot, crying children. Trump says the U.S. Border Patrol agents were being “rushed,” adding, “Nobody is coming into our country unless they come legally.” By Colleen Long and Elliot Spagat. UPCOMING: 800 words by 7 p.m., photos. With MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN — Border clash leaves caravan migrants dejected, worried; TRUMP-FACT CHECK — Trump’s false equivalence on migrant policy (both sent).

WHITAKER’S DAYCARE-INSPECTIONS — Inspectors found violations at a large Iowa daycare center when it was owned by acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker, including deficiencies in 2007 that prompted a downgrade in its license status. SENT: 800 words, photo.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT PROTEST — An Ohio man charged with killing a woman during a white nationalist rally in Virginia plans to argue that he believed he was acting in self-defense when he drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters. SENT: 560 words, photos.

MALL SHOOTING-ALABAMA — Police and city officials in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, are promising to be “transparent” after an officer shot and killed a black man after gunfire erupted at a shopping mall. SENT: 600 words, video, photos.

KENNEDY COUSIN — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel asks the U.S. Supreme Court to refuse to hear Connecticut prosecutors’ arguments that his murder conviction should be reinstated. SENT: 430 words, photo.

OHIO FAMILY KILLED — Couple, sons to be arraigned in Ohio family slayings of eight. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for 9 a.m.

FEMALE FUNERAL DIRECTORS — The American Board of Funeral Service Education says that 65 percent of graduates from funeral director programs in the U.S. are now female. SENT: 610 words, photos, video.

CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING — Investigators plan to release a more detailed timeline of a mass shooting at a Southern California bar that killed 12 people in the first news conference since the week of the Nov. 7 attack. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: News conference at 1 p.m.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — Costs associated with a deadly Northern California wildfire will likely be in the billions, Zinke says as he returns to the town of Paradise, saying he has never witnessed such devastation. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

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INTERNATIONAL

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RUSSIA-UKRAINE — Ukraine’s parliament votes to impose martial law in the country to fight what its president called “growing aggression” from Moscow after a weekend naval confrontation off the disputed Crimean Peninsula in which Russia fired on and seized three Ukrainian vessels amid renewed tensions between the neighbors. By Nataliya Vasilyeva and Efrem Lukatsky. SENT: 900 words, video, photos. With AP EXPLAINS-RUSSIA-UKRAINE — The roots of the Russia-Ukraine conflict (sent).

AFGHANISTAN-US SOLDIERS KILLED — The U.S. military says a roadside bomb has killed three American soldiers in eastern Afghanistan. SENT: 300 words.

SAUDI ARABIA-AFTER KHASHOGGI — Saudi crown prince’s first trip abroad since writer Khashoggi’s killing will offer indication of repercussions he faces. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. With TUNISIA-SAUDI-WRITER KILLED — Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is encountering something in Tunisia that he doesn’t see often: public anger (sent).

BREXIT — Prime Minister Theresa May makes a blunt appeal to lawmakers to back her divorce deal with the European Union: It isn’t perfect, but it’s all there is. SENT: 800 words, photos. With BREXIT-WHAT NEXT? (sent).

BRAZIL AMAZON PERIL — Scientists warn that Brazil’s president-elect could push the Amazon past its tipping point — with severe consequences for global climate and rainfall. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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IMPLANT FILES-BREAST IMPLANTS — An investigation finds that incomplete, underreported and unverified data make it nearly impossible for patients and doctors to know how safe medical devices are, especially when it comes to breast implants. By Meghan Hoyer. SENT: 3,100 words, photos. Abridged version also available. Eds: A joint investigation by the AP and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. With IMPLANT FILES-FDA REACTION, IMPLANT FILES-UNIQUE IDENTIFIERS (both sent).

GENE-EDITED BABIES-Q&A — Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what most scientists consider a forbidden line. It’s not clear if the claim is true and if so, how the twin girls whose DNA reportedly was altered will fare as they grow. By Lauran Neergaard and Malcolm Ritter. SENT: 940 words, photos. With GENE-EDITED BABIES-REACTION — Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage. SENT: 830 words, video, photo.

TRUMP-MEDICARE DRUGS — The Trump administration unveils complex policy changes to Medicare’s prescription drug benefit that would affect beneficiaries’ costs over the next few years. SENT: 200 words, photo.

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BUSINESS

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GENERAL MOTORS-RESTRUCTURING — Even though unemployment is low, the economy is growing and U.S. auto sales are near historic highs, General Motors is cutting thousands of jobs in a major restructuring aimed at generating cash to spend on innovation. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks are opening modestly lower on Wall Street following a big gain the day before. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

CYBER MONDAY — Like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is spreading out into a week-long shopping fest, with Amazon, Walmart and Target calling it “Cyber Week.” SENT: 320 words, photos.

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES-BREAKUP — United Technologies is breaking itself into three independent companies now that it has sealed its $23 billion acquisition of aviation electronics maker Rockwell Collins. SENT: 320 words, photo.

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TECHNOLOGY

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BRITAIN-FACEBOOK — Lawmakers from nine countries grill a Facebook executive as part of an international hearing at Britain’s parliament on disinformation and “fake news.” SENT: 250 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-GOTHAM AWARDS — In the first major soiree of Hollywood’s awards season, Chloe Zhao’s elegiac, lyrical Western “The Rider” takes best feature film at the 28th annual Gotham Awards. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 730 words, photos, video.

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