BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:25
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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
PAMELA ANDERSON-AUSTRALIAN PRIME MINISTER — “Baywatch” star Pamela Anderson is criticizing Australia’s prime minister for making “smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion.” SENT: 120 words.
IOC-SHEIKH AHMAD — Olympic powerbroker indicted, faces Swiss forgery trial. SENT: 500 words, photos.
ITALY-POMPEII-FRESCO — Archaeologists in ancient Pompeii have found a bedroom fresco depicting a sensual scene of a goddess and swan. SENT: 130 words, photos.
ROMANIA-PICASSO-HOAX — “Picasso” found under tree in Romania appears to be hoax. SENT: 210 words, photo.
BOOKS-KAMALA HARRIS — Sen. Kamala Harris, whose memoir comes out Jan. 8, isn’t only writing for those of voting age. SENT: 110 words, photos.
BLOOMBERG-DONATION — Bloomberg donates “unprecedented” $1.8 billion to Johns Hopkins. SENT: 320 words, photo.
GUATEMALA-VOLCANO OF FIRE — Evacuations urged near Guatemala’s erupting Volcano of Fire. SENT: 200 words, photos, graphic.
OSCARS AUCTION — Auction house Profiles in History announced Monday that an Oscar awarded to “Mutiny on the Bounty” in 1936 and another given to “Gentleman’s Agreement” in 1948 will go up for auction in Los Angeles. SENT: 125 words, photos.
ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA-RECOUNT — This was the year Florida’s Democrats spoke ambitiously of ending their 20-year journey in political exile in this battleground state. Instead, election results after a tense and bruising recount show Republicans coming out on top for governor and even picking up a U.S. Senate seat. After a recount dragged on for nearly two weeks, top Democratic candidates in the state came agonizingly close but fell short of their avowed goal. By Gary Fineout. SENT: 950 words, photos, videos. With ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-CALIFORNIA — Another House win caps Democratic rout in California.
ELECTION 2020-NEW HAMPSHIRE — New Hampshire’s ambitious neighbors are waging a shadow campaign to shape the nation’s first presidential primary of 2020. As many as five New Englanders are considering running for the Democratic presidential nomination, a contingent led by Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren. SENT: 1000 words, photos.
TRUMP — President Donald Trump isn’t committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration. SENT: 660 words, photo.
TRUMPS-CHRISTMAS — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump launch a month of holiday festivities by welcoming the White House Christmas tree to the executive mansion. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. event, 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.
OLDER WORKERS-RETIREMENT PLANS — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. There’s no indication, though, that the recent volatility has brought about large-scale overhauls in retirement planning. SENT: 830 words, photos.
FACT CHECK-WEEK — President Donald Trump is going too far in assigning most of the blame for California’s devastating wildfires on the state’s forest management. SENT: 2020 words, new approach.
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire takes on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines. Up to 400 people fanned out to search the ash and rubble where homes once stood before flames roared through the Sierra foothills town of Paradise and surrounding communities, killing at least 77 people in the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 740 words, photos, videos. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-STAYING BEHIND — In smoldering wildfire ruins, life goes on for a hardy few. For comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/Wildfires
COLORADO FAMILY KILLED — A Colorado man is set to be sentenced after pleading guilty to murdering his pregnant wife and their two young daughters and dumping their bodies on an oil work site. SENT: 650 words, photo. UPCOMING: Sentencing at noon.
SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED — President Donald Trump says there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the “very violent, very vicious” killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally. By Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,010 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US Trump Fox (CR) — Trump stresses Saudi crown prince’s denial. With SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED-THE LATEST.
YEMEN — A senior leader of Yemen’s Shiite rebels says that the group will halt rocket fire into Saudi Arabia for the sake of peace efforts, answering a key Saudi demand in the first public sign of hope for the latest push to stop the bloodshed and civilian suffering in the Arab world’s poorest country. SENT: 520 words, photos. With YEMEN-THE LATEST.
AFRICA-WORLD TOILET DAY — Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation. SENT: 550 words, photos.
ISRAEL-POLITICS — Israel avoids early elections after a key coalition partner in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government says that he would not withdraw his party, keeping the coalition intact despite a crisis triggered by a violent flare-up with Gaza militants. SENT: 610 words, photos. With ISRAEL-POLITICS-THE LATEST.
BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May is aiming to seal business support for her Brexit deal with the European Union, but remained on a collision course with a group of lawmakers seeking to unseat her. SENT: 600 words, photos. With BREXIT-THE LATEST.
TURKEY-RUSSIA-PIPELINE — Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan are in Istanbul to mark the completion of a key phase in a natural gas pipeline. SENT: 400 words, photos.
SRI LANKA-POLITICS — Sri Lankan lawmakers submit a motion to suspend the expenses of disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa, who has lost two no-confidence motions in Parliament amid an ongoing political crisis. SENT: 420 words.
HONG KONG-UMBRELLA MOVEMENT TRIAL — Hong Kong protest leaders who went on trial for spearheading pro-democracy demonstrations in 2014 say their prosecution threatens the future of civil rights in the territory, where fears have grown of Beijing’s growing influence. SENT: 470 words, photos.
THAILAND-CHILD BOXING — The sight of two preteen boys pummeling each other with fists, elbows, knees and feet as a boisterous crowd shouts wagers is considered good, clean sport in Thailand, but a boy’s recent death may bring changes. SENT: 1,110 words, photos. With THAILAND-CHILD BOXING-PHOTO GALLERY.
JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN — Nissan Motor Co.’s high-flying chairman Carlos Ghosn is to be dismissed after the company says an internal investigation finds he under-reported his income by millions of dollars and engaged in other “significant misconduct.” By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 520 words, photos. With JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN-THE LATEST.
OLDER WORKERS-RETIREMENT PLANS — The recent turbulence in the U.S. stock markets is spooking some older workers and retirees, a group that was hit particularly hard during the most recent financial crisis. SENT: 830 words, photos.
GROWING UP DIGITAL-SCREENHEADS — Many American parents are engaged in a battle over screen time with their kids — and It’s not going well. Ninety-five percent of U.S. teens have their own mobile devices, and many see screen-time limits as unjustified punishment. By National Writer Martha Irvine. SENT: 1,600 words, photos. An abridged version of 800 words has also been sent.
OSCARS-GOVERNORS AWARDS — The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences are hosting the 10th annual Governors Awards Sunday in Hollywood, handing out honorary Oscars to actress Cicely Tyson, publicist Marvin Levy and composer Lalo Schifrin. Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will also receive the Thalberg Memorial Award. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.
TV-FIGHTWORLD — Most travelers to new places usually aren’t looking for a fight. Frank Grillo definitely is in his new Netflix series, “Fightworld.” By Gary Gerard Hamilton. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m., photos.
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