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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15 Advisory

May 17, 2019

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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TRUMP-AUTO TARIFFS (sent, developing)

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR (sent, developing)

ELECTION 2020-MEDICARE FOR ALL (upcoming)

IRAN-REGIONAL REACH (sent)

ABORTION-MISSOURI (sent)

MONTFORD POINT MARINES (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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GRUMPY CAT-DEATH _ Owners say Grumpy Cat, whose sour puss became an internet sensation, has died at age 7. SENT: 150 words, photo, video.

COMEDIAN-911 CALL _ An audience member called 911 on an Egyptian-American comedian after he made a joke about being of Middle Eastern descent. SENT: 150 words.

LARGE LIZARD CAPTURED _ Wildlife officials finally captured a large invasive Asian water monitor that had been running loose in the Florida Keys for more than a year. SENT: 150 words.

BRITAIN-AMAZON-DELIVEROO _ Amazon is investing in British meal delivery company Deliveroo, expanding its reach into food retailing. SENT: 275 words, photo.

RABBI’S HOME-FIRE _ Authorities in a Boston suburb are investigating a second suspicious fire at a rabbi’s home in less than a week. SENT: 150 words.

ODD--PHILIPPINES-ELECTION-COIN TOSS _ Philippine election officials have settled a rare tie in a mayoral race by tossing a coin. SENT: 150 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-AUTO TARIFFS _ President Trump delayed any decision to impose tariffs on car and auto-part imports, deciding against ratcheting up trade disputes or impacting ongoing talks with European nations and Japan. Trump has made it clear that any final decision on the matter hinges on trade negotiations between the United States and the European Union. In public hearings last year, the idea of imposing import taxes on cars drew almost no support, even from the U.S. auto industry. SENT: 500 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE FLYNN _ Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn told the special counsel’s office that people connected to the Trump administration and Congress sought to influence his cooperation with the Russia investigation, and he provided a voicemail recording of one such communication, prosecutors say. By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 600 words, photo. Developing.

CONGRESS-LGBT RIGHTS _ Democrats in the House are poised to approve sweeping anti-discrimination legislation that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. By Matthew Daly. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words after vote, time uncertain.

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-ABORTION _ Elizabeth Warren is calling for a series of targeted measures designed to safeguard abortion rights following a flurry of new state laws that dramatically restrict women’s ability to terminate pregnancies, a move Democrats have decried as a planned effort to chip away at the landmark Roe v. Wade decision. By Elana Schor. SENT: 430 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-MEDICARE FOR ALL _ A half-dozen presidential candidates back “Medicare for All,” a proposal that would put the government in charge of most health benefits. But many of the Democrats they’re courting aren’t so sure that the nation’s health care system should be overhauled so dramatically. By Elana Schor. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 2 p.m.

ELECTION 2020-STEVE BULLOCK _ Montana Gov. Steve Bullock waited until May to declare his candidacy for president, but is wasting no time getting to the point. Bullock’s launching his first full day of campaigning in leadoff Iowa in Newton, a town where union manufacturing jobs have vanished in the past 15 years, underscoring his argument he thinks he can appeal to small-town and culturally conservative voters who put Donald Trump in the White House. By Thomas Beaumont. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

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NATIONAL

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OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR _ At least 177 men were sexually abused by an Ohio State team doctor who died years ago, the university said Friday as it released findings from a law firm that investigated the accusations, concluding that school leaders knew at the time. The claims about Richard Strauss span from 1979 to 1997 _ nearly his entire time at Ohio State _ and involve athletes from at least 16 sports, plus his work at the student health center and his off-campus clinic. By Kantele Franko And Julie Carr Smyth. SENT: 600 words, photo.

PREGNANT WOMAN SLAIN-BABY TAKEN _ A Chicago woman who sold baby clothes to a pregnant woman and lured her back to her house with an offer of more clothing has been charged with murder after allegedly strangling the woman with a cord and cutting the infant from her womb, police say. SENT: 590 words, photos, video.

ABORTION-MISSOURI _ Missouri’s Republican-led House is expected to pass a sweeping bill to ban abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy on lawmakers’ final day in session Friday, joining Alabama and several other states that have moved recently to severely restrict the procedure. SENT: 500 words, photo.

MONTFORD POINT MARINES _ It took an executive order to enable black men to join the U.S. Marine Corps, and even then they still faced obstacles. But the pioneering men who broke the Marines’ color barrier in the 1940s recall how they persevered and prevailed. President Franklin Roosevelt’s 1941 executive order banned discrimination in government and defense industry employment because of “race, creed, color, or national origin.” By Tom Foreman Jr. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

MS-13 GANG-MARYLAND _ A missing Maryland teen has been found dead in a Riverdale creek, where authorities say she was beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed with a machete by teens involved with MS-13. SENT: 400 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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IRAN-REGIONAL REACH _ Iran has significantly expanded its footprint over the past decade _ from Lebanon and Syria to Iraq, Yemen, and the Gaza Strip. It has been finding and developing powerful allies in conflict-ravaged countries across the Middle East and has used groups like the Lebanese Hezbollah to strike its regional foes. These allies could be mobilized if the latest tensions with the United States lead to an armed conflict, dramatically expanding the battlefield. By Zeina Karam. SENT: 970 words, photos.

BREXIT _ Talks between Britain’s government and opposition aimed at striking a compromise Brexit deal broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over its departure from the European Union. SENT: 450 words, photos.

VENEZUELA-CUBAN INVASION _ For all the bluster coming from Washington about President Nicolas Maduro being a Cuban puppet, there was a time when Cuban troops really did try to take control of Venezuela _ or at least a remote coconut-strewn tropical beach. Fifty-two years ago this month an expeditionary force of 12 guerrillas departed from the communist island and days later landed in this sleepy fishing village with the goal of spreading Fidel Castro’s revolution to South America. SENT: 1,240 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Global markets were mostly lower on Friday amid worries that U.S. economic sanctions on Huawei may cast a pall on trade negotiations with China. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated through 5 p.m.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-BIG BANG THEORY-FINALE _ “The Big Bang Theory” closed out its run as television’s top-rated comedy with an emotional hour-long final episode that saw some big changes for the show’s group of geeky misfits. By AP Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 420 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP _ FARMINGDALE, N.Y. _ Three majors in two years, and Brooks Koepka can still feel as though he has something to prove. He delivered again on golf’s biggest stage. And this time, Tiger Woods was along for the ride. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With Tiger Woods, Tommy Fleetwood, John Daly sidebars.

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-WARRIORS _ These Golden State Warriors have long been able to score in fabulous, jaw-dropping flurries. Down by eight to the Portland Trail Blazers at home with 4½ minutes to go, they needed every last burst, perfect pass, driving layup and dunk. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 990 words, photos. With Kevin Durant sidebar.

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