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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

August 28, 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




IRAN — Iranian president defends administration amid economic woes. SENT: 130 words.




TRUMP-MCCAIN — Glowering in public and near-silent for two days, President Donald Trump relents under pressure by tersely recognizing Sen. John McCain’s “service to our country” and re-lowering the White House flag. By Catherine Lucey. SENT: 980 words, photos. TOP VIDEO — US Trump McCain (CR) — Under pressure, Trump breaks silence on McCain. With MCCAIN-HUMOR — McCain had a “wicked” wit that he often aimed at himself; MCCAIN-SENATE BUILDING — Support builds for plan to rename Senate building for McCain. For AP’s comprehensive coverage on McCain: https://www.apnews.com/tag/JohnMcCain

US-MEXICO-TRADE — Trump’s declaration of victory in reaching a preliminary deal with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement raises at least as many questions as it answered. Can Canada, the third member country in NAFTA and America’s No. 2 trading partner, be coaxed or coerced into a new pact? By Paul Wiseman, Luis Alonso Lugo and Rob Gillies. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-SUSPECT — The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida video game tournament had previously been hospitalized for mental illness, according to court records in his home state of Maryland reviewed by The Associated Press. By Michael Biesecker and David McFadden. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US FL Jacksonville Shooting Victims (CR) — Relatives of shooting victim express grief. With MALL SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Gunman “clearly targeted other gamers” at Florida tournament.

PRIMARY RDP — Voters in Arizona go to the polls to vote on who should compete for Jeff Flake’s seat at the same time that John McCain’s death has created another key vacancy in the state. By Julie Pace and Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 1,060 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day. With PRIMARIES-THINGS TO WATCH — Another test of Trump’s imprint on the GOP.

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-COUNTERTERRORISM — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has frequently supported giving the government wide latitude in the name of national security, including the secret collection of personal data from Americans. Democrats plan to grill Kavanaugh about that and other matters during his confirmation hearings scheduled to begin next week. By Dan Sewell. SENT: 1,160 words, photo. With SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-COUNTERTERRORISM-TESTIMONY — Q&A from Kavanaugh’s 2006 confirmation hearings. Note: One in a series of stories examining the nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-LONG RECOVERY — Nearly a year after wildfire tore through Northern California wine country in the most destructive set of blazes in state history, only eight of nearly 2,700 single-family homes lost in Santa Rosa — the hardest-hit city — have been rebuilt. Many homeowners have discovered they’re underinsured, which has delayed claims settlements and construction. By Lorin Eleni Gill. SENT: 990 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US CA Santa Rosa Rebuld (cR HFR) — California homeowners struggle to rebuild after fires.




TV-JOHN GOODMAN-ROSEANNE — John Goodman guessing he’s “mopey” widower in “Roseanne” spinoff. SENT: 140 words, photo.

AIRPORT-INTRUDER — Intruder runs onto runway at Los Angeles airport. SENT: 130 words, photo.

COLORADO STUDENT SUICIDE — Mother: Son killed self after he was bullied for being gay. SENT: 140 words, photos.

ALASKA PRIMARY — Alaska primary race got seven applications from dead people. SENT: 630 words, photo.

SCHOOL-HAIR-RULE-VIDEO — New Orleans archdiocese says school’s hair extension policy rescinded. SENT: 350 words, photo.




TROPICAL STORM LANE-HAWAII — After dumping 52.02 inches of rain on Hawaii’s Mountain View over five days, Tropical Storm Lane ranks as the second-biggest rainmaker from a tropical cyclone in the United States since 1950. SENT: 530 words, photos.

UNIVERSITIES-TRADEMARK BULLIES — Records gathered by The Associated Press show that some major universities send their lawyers after even slight perceived threats to their brands. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

TEXAS OFFICER-MURDER TRIAL — A jury completed its first day of deliberations in the trial of a white former Texas police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager leaving a house party last year. SENT: 300 words, photos.

STUDENT-LOAN-OFFICIAL-RESIGNATION — The nation’s roughly 44 million student loan borrowers have lost their advocate inside in the U.S. government. By Business Writer Ken Sweet. SENT: 780 words, photos.

DEADLY-FIRE-CHICAGO — Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago’s deadliest fire in well over a decade are searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official says. SENT: 410 words, photos.




WARREN SPOILERS? — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren keeps popping up on short lists of possible 2020 Democratic presidential contenders, but three Republicans in her home state are hoping to short-circuit any White House dreams she might have. SENT: 880 words, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS — Once a relatively anonymous lawyer at the Justice Department, Bruce Ohr is now the subject of GOP criticism. SENT: 950 words, photo.

REDISTRICTING-NORTH CAROLINA — Federal judges affirm their earlier decision striking North Carolina’s congressional districts as unconstitutional because Republicans drew them with excessive partisanship. SENT: 720 words, photo.

OKLAHOMA PRIMARY RUNOFF-GOVERNOR — The race for the GOP nomination in Oklahoma’s race for governor could hinge less on experience and ideology, and more on the state’s geography and the candidates’ allegiance to Trump. SENT: 690 words, photos. With OKLAHOMA PRIMARY RUNOFF-HOUSE — GOP, Democrats to make picks for open U.S. House seat in Oklahoma.

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JAPAN-DEFENSE PAPER — Japan needs to bolster its missile defenses and its alliance with the United States, its government stresses in an annual defense review that judged North Korea to still be a serious threat that has not taken concrete steps to denuclearize. SENT: 630 words, photos.

BOLIVIA-CENTENARIAN — Listed at 117 years and just over 10 months, Julia Flores Colque is the oldest woman in the Andean nation, and she might be the oldest living person in the world. SENT: 570 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-FOREIGN MINISTER — Australia’s former foreign minister describes the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine in 2014 as the most emotional time of her life. SENT: 370 words, photos.




GETTING BY-HARDSHIP — Despite a strong economy, about 40 percent of American families struggled to meet at least one of their basic needs last year, including paying for food, health care, housing or utilities. By Personal Finance Writer Sarah Skidmore Sell. SENT: 560 words, photos.




FURMAN QB-CLEMSON STUDENT —Quarterback Harris Roberts spends his class time at Clemson and his practice time at Furman. By Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SANDERS-HEISMAN SEASON — It’s been 30 years since Barry Sanders won the Heisman Trophy at Oklahoma State and the Hall of Fame running back reflects on that record-setting season. By Sports Writer Cliff Brunt. SENT: 1,270 words, photos.




ARETHA FRANKLIN-PUBLIC VIEWING — Thousands are expected to pour into Detroit’s Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History this week to pay their final respects to Aretha Franklin. SENT: 450 words, photos. With ARETHA FRANKLIN-VIEWING-THE LATEST.




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