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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:30

November 28, 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




IVANKA TRUMP-EMAIL — Presidential daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump insists there is “no equivalency” between her limited use of private email for government business and Hillary Clinton’s email practices as secretary of state. SENT: 430 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CORSI — Mueller focused on tip about WikiLeaks plans, document shows. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BOOKS-HANDMAID SEQUEL — Atwood writing ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ sequel, out in 2019. SENT: 130 words, photos.

BOOKS-JOHN BRENNAN — John O. Brennan, the former CIA director and longtime intelligence official, is working on a memoir. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 350 words, photos.

FEARLESS GIRL — Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’ moved from spot facing ‘Bull’. SENT: 130 words.

AUSTRALIA-HUGE STEER — Steer too beefy to become burgers reprieved to life on Australian farm. SENT: 130 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — Australia Huge Steer (CR) — Knickers too big for slaughterhouse.

AUSTRIA-RENOIR STOLEN — Report: Man walks off with Renoir ahead of Austria auction. SENT: 110 words.

BRITAIN-OBIT-HARRY LESLIE SMITH — WWII vet, social activist Harry Leslie Smith dies at 95. SENT: 230 words, photos.

NFL KNEELING-FAMILY SHOOTING — North Carolina man shoots son after fight over kneeling NFL players. SENT: 140 words.

SILENT NIGHT-200 YEARS — 200 years of “Silent Night”: Singers mark carol’s birthday. SENT: 420 words, photos.

SOC--IRELAND-MISREPORTED DEATH — An amateur Irish team has apologized after falsely reporting that one of its players died last week. SENT: 325 words.




CONGRESS-SAUDI ARABIA — Senators have grown increasingly uneasy with the U.S. response to Saudi Arabia after the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and what they hear in a closed-door briefing with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo could determine how far Congress goes in trying to punish the longtime U.S. ally. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 750 words, photos. Developing from 11 a.m. closed briefing.

TRUMP-SUMMIT — Russia says it expects a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and President Donald Trump to go ahead as planned at the upcoming global summit in Argentina, though Trump has said he may cancel the meeting following Russia’s seizure of three Ukrainian naval ships. By Zeke Miller. SENT: 590 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith returns to Washington as a solidly loyal supporter of Donald Trump after the president stumped for her in what was a divisive runoff marked by racial turmoil over a video-recorded remark Hyde-Smith made decried as racist. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 790 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US MS Senate Race (CR) — Hyde-Smith wins Mississippi runoff.

ELECTION 2020-TEXAS-DEMOCRATS — A pipeline in recent decades for GOP presidential candidates, Texas now has two rising Democrats who seem poised to make a White House run in 2020. By Will Weissert and Paul Weber. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m.

SUPREME COURT-EXCESSIVE FINES — The Supreme Court is taking up the case of an Indiana man who says the Constitution should have barred local authorities from seizing his $40,000 Land Rover after his arrest for selling less than $400 in heroin to undercover officers. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 590 words, photo. Developing from 10 a.m. arguments.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN — Recent American combat deaths in Afghanistan are putting a spotlight on a stalemated 17-year war that is testing President Donald Trump’s commitment to pursuing peace with the Taliban. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 780 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-BOOKS — Writing a book has become standard practice for politicians with presidential ambitions, and this year is no different, even though many Democrats haven’t formally entered the race. Already, many of the Democrats who are considering challenging President Donald Trump in 2020 have released books that detail their personal stories or outline their vision for America. By Juana Summers. SENT: 920 words, photos.

MELANIA TRUMP-OPIOIDS — First lady Melania Trump speaks at a town hall on the opioid crisis, joined by two Cabinet secretaries at a university in Virginia. By Deb Riechmann. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos from 10:30 a.m. event.




IMMIGRATION-IMPERILED SPONSORS — Civil-liberties, immigrant-rights groups demand immediate end to information-sharing that has turned agency tasked with welfare of unaccompanied children into accomplice in deportation of U.S.-based relatives. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

WINE WAR — Officials in Oregon and at a U.S. government agency have told a California winery to back off its claims it makes an Oregon pinot noir from official wine regions. SENT: 750 words, photos.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-POPULAR SHERIFF — A Northern California sheriff’s popularity is growing after playing a central role in two major crises. SENT: 1,040 words, photos. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE — $1 million donated to students, teachers in burned California town; CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-UTILITY — Judge to utility: Explain any role in deadly California fire.

PARENT LUNCHROOM BAN — After struggling with growing numbers of parents in school cafeterias, a Connecticut school system says parents and guardians will no longer be welcome to visit with their children during lunch at the town’s elementary schools. SENT: 790 words, photos.

STREET SELLERS — After a decade of debate and compromise, the Los Angeles City Council will consider an ordinance that would grant permits to sidewalk vendors. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. meeting.




RUSSIA-UKRAINE — kraine’s president donned camouflage to implement martial law in much of the country while Russia’s sent anti-aircraft missiles to the annexed Crimean Peninsula, as both sides ratcheted up tensions after a standoff in the Black Sea. Each side blamed the other for the bellicose turn of events, with Ukraine saying Russia is preparing for a full-scale invasion and Moscow calling it a political stunt by an unpopular president facing tough elections.

AFGHANISTAN — An Afghan official has reported a loud explosion in the capital Kabul. Earlier, at least 30 civilians were killed along with 16 Taliban fighters as Afghan government forces battled insurgents in southern Helmand province overnight. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

G-20 SUMMIT-SAUDI ARABIA-PARIAH?-ANALYSIS — All eyes will be on Saudi Arabia’s embattled Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman later this week when he heads to Buenos Aires for the G-20 summit. The crown prince could be treated like a pariah following the gruesome slaying of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. By Tamer Fakahany. SENT: 1,010 words, photos. Also see CONGRESS-SAUDI ARABIA below. For comprehensive summit coverage: https://apnews.com/G-20Summit

NETHERLANDS-HOLOCAUST REPARATION — The Dutch national railway company says it will set up a commission to investigate how it can pay individual reparations for its role in mass deportations of Jews by Nazi occupiers during World War II. SENT: 450 words, photos.

INDONESIA-LION AIR CRASH — Faulty equipment and Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s own safety failures had pilots fighting for control of their Boeing 737 MAX 8 as it plunged into the Java Sea on Oct. 28, killing all 189 people aboard, investigators say. SENT: 820 words, photos.

VENEZUELA-NEW OPPOSITION — Leaders of Venezuela’s opposition movement in their 20s and 30s with a boots-on-the-ground mentality are trying to cement themselves as a unified alternative to President Nicolas Maduro. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

GEORGIA-ELECTION — Two of Georgia’s former foreign ministers are facing off against each other in a tight runoff that will mark the last time Georgians elect their head of state by popular vote. SENT: 560 words.

IRAQ-WAR TATTOOS-PHOTO ESSAY — Iraqis seek tattoos to cover scars of war. SENT: 260 words. With eight photos by Hadi Mizban, highlighted by CAIMA504.




GENE-EDITED BABIES — A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. With GENE-EDITED BABIES-THE LATEST.

CLIMATE — Three years after sealing a landmark global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again to agree on the fine print. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.




FEDERAL RESERVE-POWELL-LOOKAHEAD — Investors will parse Jerome Powell’s words for clues to the Federal Reserve’s future rate hikes. SENT: 790 words, photo.

ECONOMY-GDP — US economy grew at brisk 3.5 percent annual rate in Q3, as stronger business investment offset weaker consumer spending. SENT: 400 words, photos.

IKEA’S TRANSFORMATION — Swedish retailing giant Ikea plans to open 30 smaller stores in major cities around the world as part of a broader transformation to adapt to changing consumer habits. SENT: 740 words, photos.

NEW ZEALAND-HUAWEI BAN — New Zealand’s international spy agency halts mobile company Spark from using Huawei equipment in its planned 5G upgrade, saying it posed a “significant network security risk.” SENT: 460 words, photo.




FILM-MAHERSHALA ALI — Many believe Mahershala Ali is in line to win his second Oscar in three years, a major turnaround for a 44-year-old actor who went 18 years without a lead role. But his film, “Green Book,” has been criticized for relying on “white savior” tropes. In an interview, Ali defends the film. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m., photos.

MUSIC-MISSY ELLIOTT — Missy Elliott, one of the few women nominated for the coveted 2019 Songwriters Hall of Fame, discusses her songwriting process and giving a voice to other female performers she’s written tracks for, from Beyonce to Whitney Houston. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. With MUSIC-MISSY ELLIOTT-SONGS — Missy Elliott discusses the hits she’s written for herself along with songs she wrote for Aaliyah, Destiny’s Child, Ciara and 702. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

FILM-NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW — The feel-good road-trip drama “Green Book” is named the best film of the year, and its star, Viggo Mortensen, best actor, by the National Board of Review in one of the first in a parade of awards season honors. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 390 words, photos.




OLY--OLYMPIC MEETINGS — The corruption case involving a powerful IOC member promised to sow confusion as 206 national Olympic committees — known by the acronym ANOC — started two days of meetings in Tokyo on Wednesday. It did just that and offered some good theater. By Stephen Wade. SENT: 710 words, photos. With OLY--RUSSIAN DOPING-WADA — A delegation from the World Anti-Doping Agency held talks with Russian authorities in Moscow on Wednesday as it tries to access data which could mean more bans for the country’s top athletes. By James Ellingworth. SENT: 450 words, photos.

TIM DAHLBERG-HEAVYWEIGHT CLASH — Just how well Deontay Wilder’s heavyweight title defense against Tyson Fury in Los Angeles will do at the box office is a question mark. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 790 words, photo.




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