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AP-TX--Texas News Digest 12 am, TX

November 12, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at AP’s general news coverage in Texas at this hour. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Dallas AP at 972-991-2100, or, in Texas, 800-442-7189. Email: aptexas@ap.org

Reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

LIBERTY MEDAL-BUSH

PHILADELPHIA — Former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush are this year’s recipients of the National Constitution Center’s Liberty Medal for their commitment to veterans, in ceremonies held in Philadelphia. 250 words, with photos.

AROUND THE STATE & NATION:

GONDOLA NATIONALS

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Most of the time, gondoliers row slowly and sing softly. But for one weekend, they row like mad, scream at each other (sometimes in Italian), and it’s complete chaos. That’s how Greg Mohr describes the U.S. Gondola Nationals, a convention for the small community of U.S. gondoliers. The nationals concluded Sunday in Providence, Rhode Island, with gondola races and an awards presentation. Mohr, a gondolier from Newport Beach, California, also operates gondolas in Irving, Texas. By Jennifer McDermott. SENT: 360 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— VETERANS DAY-TEXAS — Communities across Texas hosted parades and appreciation ceremonies for Veterans Day.

— DEPUTY SHOT-STANDOFF-TEXAS — A Texas deputy who investigators say was shot in the face by a suspect while trying to serve a warrant has been discharged from an Austin hospital.

— PEOPLE-PETE DAVIDSON — “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson has apologized for mocking the appearance of a Texas veteran who lost an eye in Afghanistan and who last week won his bid for Congress. With photo.

— NEWLYWEDS-HELICOPTER CRASH-SERVICES — Services have been held for Texas newlyweds who died when the helicopter transporting them to an airport to start their honeymoon crashed into a rugged hill.

— BBA--UPTON-VERLANDER-DAUGHTER — It’s a girl for supermodel Kate Upton and her husband Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander. Also moving on sports & entertainment lines.

— TOY CREATION CONTEST — A 9-year-old Texas girl will have the chance to pitch her toy idea at the next American International Toy Fair after winning a contest.

— GEORGE LOPEZ-RESTAURANT SCUFFLE — Actor-comedian George Lopez reportedly is facing a misdemeanor count of battery after a scuffle with a man last month at a New Mexico restaurant.

SPORTS REFER

FBN--COWBOYS-EAGLES

PHILADELPHIA — The Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night played the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. 700 words, with photos.

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