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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:25

November 15, 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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HIGHLIGHTING

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES (sent, developing)

BREXIT (sent, developing)

SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED (sent, developing)

BANGLADESH-ROHINGYA REPATRIATION (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA (sent, developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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WINTRY WEATHER — A pre-winter storm slammed parts of the South and lower Midwest on Wednesday, causing five deaths on slippery roads and stranding travelers for more than eight hours on an icy Arkansas interstate. SENT: 130 words, photos.

AVENATTI ARREST — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, denies allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. SENT: 240 words, photos, video.

TRAIL-BLAZERS-LAKERS — LeBron James scores 44 points, passes Wilt Chamberlain in on NBA scoring list. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

MUSICAL-NAZI INTERRUPTION — Man shouts ‘Heil Hitler’ during ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ show. SENT: 130 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-DARTMOUTH — Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations. SENT: 130 words, photos.

IHOP ESCAPE — Pancake stop snags inmate who fled jail with help from mom. SENT: 130 words.

JAPAN-CYBERSECURITY — Japan’s minister of cybersecurity has never used computer. SENT: 290 words, photos.

GERMANY-POISONED SANDWICHES — German man on trial for poisoning co-workers’ lunches. SENT: 140 words.

GARLIC GIRLS-ABUSE ALLEGATIONS — South Korea’s “Garlic Girls” accuse coaches of derailing curling team. SENT: 820 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-CONJOINED TWINS — Bhutan twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together. SENT: 300 words, photos.

GOLDEN GLOBES-AMBASSADOR — Idris Elba’s daughter named Golden Globe Ambassador. SENT: 140 words, photos.

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ELECTION 2018

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ELECTION 2018-FLORIDA — A federal judge early orders that voters in Florida be given until this weekend to fix their ballots if they haven’t been counted due to mismatched signatures. SENT: 610 words, photos, video. With ELECTION-2018-FLORIDA-2000 — Judge in infamous 2000 Florida recount: “I had a job to do.”

ELECTION 2018-GEORGIA-GOVERNOR —Over protests by Democrats, Republican Brian Kemp claims an ‘insurmountable lead’ in race to be Georgia’s next governor. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-MISSISSIPPI — A white Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi needs to fully explain her comment about a “public hanging,” her black Democratic challenger says. SENT: 690 words, photos.

ELECTION 2018-HOUSE-UTAH-VOTE COUNT — Republican U.S. Rep. Mia Love is suing to halt vote counting in the race where she is trailing her Democratic challenger. SENT: 640 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON

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MEDIA-CNN VS TRUMP — A federal judge is expected to rule Thursday afternoon in the legal challenge from CNN and other media outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta’s White House press credentials. SENT: 620 words. UPCOMING: 700 words, developing from expected late afternoon ruling.

MELANIA TRUMP — First lady Melania Trump speaks about civility and good online habits. UPCOMING: 400 words, developing from 4 p.m. event.

TRUMP-MILITARY — President Donald Trump visits the Marine Barracks and speaks about supporting veterans and military families. UPCOMING: 550 words, developing from events at 12 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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NATIONAL

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NORTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire sets in, the sheriff says more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 840 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US CA Wildfire Paradise Drone (CR) — Drone video shows NorCal wildfire devastation. With WILDFIRES-PUBLIC SPACES — Southern California fire scorches huge swath of public lands; WILDFIRES-WHAT CAN BE DONE — Experts look ways to curb deaths as fires get more severe. For comprehensive coverage: https://www.apnews.com/Wildfires

SEX TRAFFICKING-MALE VICTIMS — A Connecticut sex trafficking ring is illuminating what advocates call the underreported scourge of male trafficking and the devastation it leaves behind. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING-HERO’S FUNERAL — Friends, family and colleagues mourn the death of a sheriff’s deputy who raced into a Southern California bar to exchange gunfire with the man who killed 12 people before shooting himself. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Funeral at 3 p.m.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA — The then-sheriff’s deputy on campus during the Florida high school massacre is scheduled to testify before a state commission investigating the shooting, a day after members called him “not a real cop” and “a coward.” SENT: 590 words, photos.

TEXAS-EXECUTION — A Mexican citizen on death row in Texas is executed for the sledgehammer killings of his wife and two children more than 26 years ago. SENT: 840 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BREXIT —British Prime Minister Theresa May is battling to save both her Brexit deal and her job, as ministers quit her government and a growing list of lawmakers demanded her ouster over the divorce agreement struck between Britain and the European Union. SENT: 810 words, photos. With BREXIT-THE LATEST; FINANCIAL MARKETS — Global stocks higher after Wall Street fall, Brexit approval.

SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED — Saudi Arabia’s top prosecutor said he’s seeking the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of dissident Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul. SENT: 520 words, photos.

BANGLADESH-ROHINGYA REPATRIATION —The head of Bangladesh’s refugee commission says plans to start the repatriation of 700,000 Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone who wanted to return. SENT: 750 words, photos.

ASEAN — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving “awkward” for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore’s prime minister says as he wraps up a regional summit. By Annabelle Liang and Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 1,110 words, photos, video. With ASEAN-THE LATEST; CHINA-US-TRADE — China says talks with U.S. on trade battle resume.

MIGRANT CARAVAN — The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border sleep in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join them before making their next moves. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, videos.

YEMEN-HERITAGE UNDER ATTACK — A prominent Yemeni rights group has documented heavy damage to at least 34 archaeological sites from the fighting and airstrikes over the past four years. SENT: 700 words, photos.

EUROPE-RUSSIA-NAVALNY — The European Court of Human Rights rules that Russian authorities’ arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically motivated, a decision that deals a blow on the Kremlin’s dismissal of Navalny as a mere troublemaker. SENT: 550 words, photos. With EUROPE-RUSSIA-NAVALNY-THE LATEST.

SRI LANKA-POLITICS — Rival lawmakers exchange blows in Sri Lanka’s Parliament as disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claims the speaker has no authority to remove him from office by voice vote. SENT: 580 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — A knife-wielding Palestinian attacker sneaks into a Jerusalem police station and lightly wounds four police officers before he is shot and captured, Israeli police say. SENT: 400 words, photos. With ISRAEL-POLITICS — Israeli elections more likely after Lieberman’s resignation.

KOREAS-DIPLOMACY — South Korea explodes a front-line guard post, sending plumes of thick, black smoke into the sky above the border with North Korea, in the most dramatic scene to date in the rivals’ efforts to reduce animosities that sparked last year’s fears of war. SENT: 460 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN — Afghan officials: Taliban kill 30 policemen in blistering overnight attack in western Farah province. SENT: 500 words, photo.

SOUTH SUDAN-NEW CAPITAL — South Sudan is planning to construct a new state capital in a central location in what was a wildlife park, a move that officials say will make the seat of government more accessible to the people. SENT: 350 words.

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BUSINESS

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RETAIL SALES — US retail sales rose a solid 0.8 percent in October, led by strong sales of autos, appliances. SENT: 500 words, photos.

WALMART-Q&A — Greg Foran, Walmart’s CEO of its U.S. business, is now moving from fixing to reimagining the store experience at its 4,700 stores. He’s also transforming them into more efficient distribution hubs. To do that, he is training workers for new roles while using robots and other automation to relieve them of menial tasks. The moves come as the world’s largest retailer is increasingly locked in a battle with online behemoth Amazon. By Retail Writer Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 630 words photos, video. With EARNS-WALMART — Walmart’s latest quarterly report shows it can flex its muscle against Amazon (sent).

AMAZON HQ-TRANSIT — New York and Washington’s clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas when Amazon opens its second headquarters there. Not everyone will be hurting. By Business Writer Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

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TECHNOLOGY

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ELECTRONIC DRIVING-SAFETY — Testing by AAA shows that electronic driver assist systems on the road today may not keep vehicles in their lanes or spot stationary objects in time to avoid a crash. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 610 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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GENE-EDITED ANIMALS — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the livestock industry. By Food & Health Writer Candice Choi. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video.

MEDITATION-VETERANS PTSD, HFR — Meditation worked as well as traditional therapy for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder in a small experiment sponsored by the Department of Defense.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-GARY HART-FRONT RUNNER: Hey, remember Gary Hart? Right, right, the guy in that embarrassing “Monkey Business” photo? More than 30 years later, the makers of “Front Runner,” starring Hugh Jackman, want you to realize that the whole saga is far from a sad party joke, but actually a watershed moment in which American politics merged with celebrity culture and gotcha journalism in a way that changed our society in incalculable ways. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING by 4 p.m. About 900 words, photos.

MUSIC-LATIN GRAMMYS: J Balvin has everything to gain at this year’s Latin Grammy Awards. The Colombian reggaeton star leads the nominations ahead of the Thursday ceremony in Las Vegas with eight nods, including two for record of the year, one for album of the year and one featuring Beyonce for his hit version of “Mi gente” with Willy William. By Regina Garcia Cano. UPCOMING by noon. Will be updated during 8 p.m. ceremony. With photos, video.

MUSIC-CMA AWARDS — Chris Stapleton wins the most awards at the 2018 Country Music Association Awards and had the show’s best performance, but it was Keith Urban who surprisingly won the top prize. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 800 words, photos. With MUSIC-CMA AWARDS-LIST.

NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS — Sigrid Nunez’s “The Friend,” a meditative novel about grief, books and, not least, a Great Dane named Apollo, wins the National Book Award for fiction. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 740 words, photos.

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