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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory,10:45,ADVISORY

December 31, 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




ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN (sent, developing)



NEW YEAR-2019 (sent, developing)


FINANCIAL MARKETS (sent, developing)







LION ATTACK — Lion kills worker after escaping locked area. SENT: 355 words, photos.

FRANCE-PROTESTS — In France, protests planned amid New Year’s Eve celebrations. SENT: 128 words, photos.

NYC NEW YEAR — Throngs to pack Times Square for mild, rainy New Year’s Eve. SENT: 465 words, photos.

WOODSTOCK-ANNIVERSARY — Rooms near 50th anniversary Woodstock venue are a hot ticket. SENT: 130 words.

UNITED NATIONS-MEDITERRANEAN MIGRANTS — UN calls on countries to take in migrants rescued at sea SENT: 128 words.

REFORM-MINDED PROSECUTORS — New crop of reform-minded prosecutors ready to take office. SENT: 945 words, photos.




ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN 7/8— Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes the first major step toward launching a widely anticipated campaign for the presidency, hoping her reputation as a populist fighter can help her navigate a Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. By Elana Schor. SENT: 620 words, photos. Developing.

MATTIS — On his last day on the job, outgoing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis quotes President Abraham Lincoln in a farewell message to defense employees, urging them to stay focused on their mission. It seems to be a veiled reference to the White House’s national security policy. SENT: 130 words. Developing.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-TRUMP-DEMOCRATS — The new House majority led by Democrat Nancy Pelosi gavels into session this week with legislation to end the government shutdown, setting up the first big battle with President Donald Trump. Pelosi and Trump both think they have public sentiment on their side in the battle over border wall. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN — Three confidants of President Donald Trump, including his departing chief of staff, indicate the president’s signature campaign pledge to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border would not be fulfilled as advertised. Trump follows with a tweet saying “an all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED.” SENT: 1,100 words, photos. Developing.

ATTORNEY GENERAL-BORDER WALL — President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, William Barr, once questioned the effectiveness of a border wall similar to the one the president has advocated, describing the idea as “overkill.” By Eric Tucker. UPCOMING: 800 words by 12 p.m.

UNITED STATES-SYRIA — President Donald Trump has ordered a slowdown to the withdrawal of U.S. forces in Syria, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says. SENT: 350 words, photos. Updating with Trump tweets.




STATE LEGISLATURES-2019 — Health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.




NEW YEAR-2019 — Revelers around the globe are bidding a weary farewell Monday to an unsettling year filled with challenges to many of the world’s most basic institutions, including politics, trade, alliances and religion. SENT, developing. 1100 WORDS, photos

YEMEN-STOLEN AID — An Associated Press investigation reveals that factions and militias on all sides of the war in Yemen have blocked or diverted the delivery of food aid or sold it for profit on the black market. SENT, 3338 words, photos.

BANGLADESH-ELECTIONS — Bangladesh’s ruling alliance has overwhelmingly won the country’s general election, allowing Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to govern for a third straight term despite allegations of intimidation and the opposition disputing the outcome. SENT: 944 words.

RUSSIA-BUILDING COLLAPSE — At least four people have died after part of a 10-story apartment building collapsed in Russia’s Ural Mountains region. SENT, 329 words, photos.

RUSSIA-US-SPYING — Russia’s domestic security agency said Monday that it has arrested a U.S. citizen on espionage charges. SENT, 200 words.

NKOREA-NEW YEAR’S PREVIEW — Kim Jong Un will be keeping North Korea watchers busy on New Year’s Day, when he is expected to give his annual address laying out the country’s top priorities for the year ahead. By Eric Talmadge SENT: 900 words, photos.

FRANCE-NEW YEAR’S SECURTIY — France is deploying more than 147,000 security forces nationwide to gird for New Year’s Eve unrest as yellow vest protesters prepare to join the public revelry. SENT: 140 words, photos.




CHINA-MANUFACTURING — China’s factory activity weakened further in December, an official survey showed Monday, boosting pressure on Beijing to reverse an economic slowdown as it heads into trade talks with Washington. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks are snapping higher in early trading on Wall Street on the last day of a volatile year as hopes grew for progress in resolving trade frictions between the U.S. and China. SENT: 580 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

JAPAN-NISSAN-GHOSN — Former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn will be detained at least through Jan. 11, the Tokyo District Court said Monday, as the once revered auto industry figure faces allegations that have marked a stunning downfall. By Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 630 words, photos.

MICHAEL KORS-CAPRI-NAME CHANGE — Having adding a pair of high-end brands to its stable, Michael Kors is changing its name to Capri. SENT: 190 words, photo.




MUSIC-ANDERSON PAAK — Grammy-nominated rapper-singer Anderson Paak talks about working with Dr. Dre and his evolving sound on his latest album, “Oxnard.” By Gary Gerard Hamilton. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.





Vance Joseph was fired as coach of the Denver Broncos on Monday after back-to-back double-digit losing seasons. SENT: 548 words.


Adam Gase has been fired after three seasons as the Miami Dolphins coach, including a 7-9 finish this year. SENT: 200 words, developing.


The Bengals fired coach Marvin Lewis on Monday, ending a 16-year stay in Cincinnati that included seven playoff appearances without so much as one win. SENT: 580 words.


The playoff chase went down to the final minutes of the season Sunday, when Baltimore squeezed in as AFC North winner, and defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia got some help to secure an NFC wild card. That left Pittsburgh and Minnesota out. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 620 words, photos.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. —The Indianapolis Colts have Andrew Luck healthy and throwing the ball all over the field. That’s more than enough with an injured Marcus Mariota stuck watching from the Tennessee sideline. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 890 words, photos.




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