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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:20

September 27, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. 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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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH (sent, developing)

SUPREME COURT-TRUMP (sent)

TRUMP-ROSENSTEIN (sent, developing)

UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (sent, developing)

UNITED NATIONS-REFUGEES (upcoming)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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MUSIC-ARETHA FRANKLIN TRIBUTE — Gladys Knight, Ledisi to honor Aretha Franklin at AMAs. SENT: 140 words.

LEGO WHEELCHAIR-TURTLE — Injured turtle gets around on Lego wheelchair while healing. SENT: 130 words, photos.

MUSIC-CHILDISH GAMBINO — Childish Gambino postpones tour due to injured foot. SENT: 110 words, photo.

WEST COAST RAPPER-ATLANTA ARREST — West Coast rapper arrested on drug charges near Atlanta. SENT: 140 words, photo.

IRELAND-PLANE CHASER — Man arrested for chasing after plane at Dublin Airport. SENT: 130 words.

INDONESIA-SUMATRAN TIGER — Rare Sumatran tiger caught in animal trap dies. SENT: 130 words.

INDIA-CHIEF JUSTICE — India’s top court says adultery no longer criminal offense. SENT: 130 words.

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KAVANAUGH NOMINATION

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SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH — With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct ahead of a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority. SENT: 1400 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 1,400 words by 5 p.m., photos, video. For comprehensive coverage of Kavanaugh’s nomination: https://www.apnews.com/tag/Kavanaughnomination

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-WHAT TO WATCH —Viewer’s guide to Thursday’s hearing. SENT: 1200 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-BEACH WEEK — This boy’s calendar: a window to Brett Kavanaugh’s summer of ’82. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-TRUMP — President Donald Trump acknowledges that past allegations of sexual misconduct leveled against him color his views on similar charges against other men, including Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. More than a dozen women came forward during the 2016 campaign, claiming they were assaulted, groped or kissed without consent by Trump. Trump said Wednesday that he’d been accused - falsely - by “four or five women.” SENT: 800 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-MEDIA — Biggest broadcasters and cable news networks clear daytime schedules for Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Brett Kavanaugh. SENT: 450 words, photo. (

SUPREME COURT-SENATORS-DEJA VUE — Three senators may be experiencing some deja vu when they hear Thursday from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in high school. SENT: 750 words, photos.

KAVANAUGH-YOUTH CONDUCT — The firestorm surrounding President Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee’s behavior in the 1980s reinforces a warning today’s high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation. By Carolyn Thompson. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-BEACH WEEK — Kavanaugh’s calendar offers a window into one boy’s summer of ’82. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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U.N. GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY — Israel and the Palestinians take the General Assembly podium within an hour of each other and North Korea is the topic of a Security Council meeting run by the American secretary of state. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day. Photos.

UNITED NATIONS-REFUGEES — Facing financial crisis after the United States cut funding, the head of the UNRWA sits down to talk with The Associated Press about the agency’s future. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, video.

UNITED NATIONS-MALAYSIA-MAHATHIR REDUX — The 93-year-old Mahathir Mohammed, the once and current prime minister of Malaysia, returns to the United Nations for his first General Assembly in nearly a generation. We’ll be with him as he discusses the newfound alliance with onetime political enemies that catapulted him back into office. UPCOMING: 700 words and photos, video, by 3 p.m.

UNITED NATIONS-WASHED AWAY? — A look at the collection of island nations that face existential threats with the prospect of steadily rising oceans, and how they talk about it at the U.N. General Assembly. UPCOMING: 800 words with photos. Also see separate advisory.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-ROSENSTEIN — President Donald Trump says his would prefer to keep Rod Rosenstein and not fire the deputy attorney general. Trump is scheduled to meet Thursday with the Justice Department’s No. 2 official following reports Rosenstein had discussed possibly secretly recording Trump and using the Constitution’s 25th Amendment to remove him from office. The president says Rosenstein told him that he did not say that, and Trump says he may delay their meeting because of the Senate hearings for Brett Kavanaugh. SENT: 886 words. UPCOMING: Afternoon updates likely, 850 words by 5 p.m., photos

GROUND GAME-NEW MEXICO — Ground Game: Former third-party presidential candidate Gary Johnson is setting his sights on a U.S. Senate seat from New Mexico. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-LIVING WITH FEAR — Every time Chris Gilman leaves her home at the foot of Mount Rainier in Washington, she fights the gnawing urge to turn around and check that someone isn’t about to shoot her. It’s a battle she sometimes wins and sometimes loses. In the year since the 48-year-old was nearly killed in the Oct. 1, 2017 massacre in Las Vegas — the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history — Gilman has had to get used to living with fear. By Amanda Lee Myers and Sally Ho. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. With LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-SURVIVORS — Vegas shooting survivors embrace life despite challenges. For comprehensive coverage of the Las Vegas mass shooting: https://www.apnews.com/tag/LasVegasmassshooting

HOMELESS IN MINNEAPOLIS — The city of Minneapolis is grappling with an unusual problem: A homeless camp that took root this summer and quickly grew to several hundred people. The size of the camp, made up largely of American Indians, is a rarity in a city where the climate usually prevents large homeless encampments that are seen elsewhere. With two deaths in recent weeks and fears about disease, crime and the coming winter, pressure is ratcheting up for a solution. By Amy Forliti. SENT: 970 words, photos.

HOMELESS BEATINGS — A man with a history of violence who’d been deported from the United States six times wasn’t flagged for arrest by Houston police and fled to California, where he’s now charged in a series of killings, authorities say. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

TEXAS EXECUTION — A Texas death row inmate scheduled to be executed insists he didn’t fatally run over his girlfriend in a jealous rage more than 18 years ago. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Execution scheduled for after 7 p.m.

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INTERNATIONAL

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CHINA-VATICAN — The Vatican’s breakthrough agreement to give China some say over bishop appointments has critics accusing the church of caving in to the ruling Communist Party just as it is waging a sweeping crackdown on religion. SENT: 990 words, photos.

GERMANY-TURKEY — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is heading to Germany for a visit aimed at reducing tensions between the two NATO allies at a time when Turkey’s economic troubles are causing growing concerns and Europe needs Ankara’s support in reducing the flow of migrants. SENT: 740words, photo.

CHINA-US-MILITARY — China labels a recent mission by nuclear-capable U.S. B-52 bombers over the disputed South China Sea as “provocative,” and says the U.S. was solely responsible for a recent downturn in relations between their militaries. SENT: 670 words, photo.

EGYPT-ARMING TRIBESMEN — In a switch from the past, Egypt’s military has begun arming Bedouin tribesmen in northern and central parts of the Sinai Peninsula and having them patrol in the long-running fight against militants from an Islamic State group affiliate, tribesmen say. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

NIGERIA-VOODOO FESTIVAL — Excitement grows in the crowd as the Zangbeto Voodoo festival reaches a climax, with scores of colorful palm-frond figures representing the traditional guardian of the night. SENT: 550 words, photos.

BRAZIL-MUSEUM FIRE-PRIORITIES — Long before Brazil’s National Museum went up in flames, the people who ran it were pleading for help to renovate the dilapidated 200-year-old building that held much of the nation’s historical and scientific heritage. SENT: 880 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-PUBLIC BROADCASTER — The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. resigned Thursday over allegations that he pressured the independent national broadcaster to fire two political journalists because the ruling conservative government disliked them. By Rod McGuirk. SENBT: 595 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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FORD-TARIFFS — From Ford to Walmart to Procter & Gamble, a growing number of iconic American companies are warning that President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. imports are raising their costs and prices. SENT: 690 words, photo.

ECONOMY-GDP — The U.S. economy grew at a robust annual rate of 4.2 percent in the second quarter, the best performance in nearly four years, but economists believe growth has slowed in the current quarter, in part because of a drag from trade. SENT: 540 words, photo.

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TECHNOLOGY

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EUROPE-FACEBOOK — European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe’s cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. By Lorne Cook. SENT: 340 words, photo.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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MEDICAL JOURNAL-NEW EDITOR, HFR — For the first time in nearly two decades, the New England Journal of Medicine is seeking a new leader. The journal is arguably the most influential medical publication in the world. By Marilynn Marchione. UPCOMING: 450 words, photo for release at 1:30 p.m.

MORE MAJOR HURRICANES, HFR — There were half a dozen major hurricanes last year -- twice as many as normal. Now a new study says they were triggered by warmer than normal Atlantic water temperatures due to a combination of human-caused climate change and natural forces. By Seth Borenstein. UPCOMING: 400 words, photo for release at 2 p.m.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC-BARBRA STREISAND — Barbra Streisand has releases a new political song aimed at Trump called “Don’t Lie to Me.” By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 490 words, photo, video.

PEOPLE-MURRAY-OVITZ — The man promoting a book was Michael Ovitz, the former Hollywood super-agent: The man doing most of the talking was Bill Murray. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 730 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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VANISHING OFFENSE — The major league batting average is on track to drop below .250 for the first time since 1972 and strikeouts could top hits for the first time ever. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

RYDER CUP-BREXIT — For one weekend every two years, many people in Britain become big fans of Europe because of golf’s Ryder Cup — regardless of how they voted in the Brexit referendum in 2016. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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