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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory,10:15,ADVISORY

December 6, 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




CENTRAL PARK DUCK CRAZE — Quackarazzi: A brightly colored Mandarin duck is holding New York City in its spell. SENT: 430 words, photos, video.

COAST GUARD PIONEER-FUNERAL — The first African-American woman to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard and one of the last survivors of a race riot in Oklahoma has been laid to rest with military honors. SENT: 140 words, photos.

BRITAIN-RESCUE AT SEA — British woman sailing solo in a round-the-world race is being rescued after losing her mast and being knocked unconscious in a vicious storm. SENT: 300 words.

FORMER GOV-CANCER — Former Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco says there’s “no escape” from the incurable cancer that has spread throughout her body. SENT: 130 words, photos.




GEORGE HW BUSH — George H.W. Bush, who shaped history as 41st president and patriarch of a family that occupied the White House for a dozen years, goes to his final rest in Texas. SENT: 1200 words. UPCOMING: Updates from events in Texas, starting with 11 a.m. EST funeral, followed by train to Texas A&M, and 5:15 p.m. EST interment at Bush library. 1400 words by 6 p.m., photos, video, audio. With: GEORGE HW BUSH-THINGS TO KNOW, A look at Thursday’s events, 400 words, sent.

GEORGE HW BUSH-FUNERAL-TRAIN — A locomotive unveiled in 2005 for a special exhibit at George H.W. Bush’s presidential library will be used to pull the late president’s funeral train. The 4,300-horsepower machine will carry Bush’s remains Thursday from suburban Houston to his final resting place in College Station. SENT: 670 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from train ride to library.




SUPREME COURT-DOUBLE JEOPARDY — The Supreme Court is set to hear arguments about an exception to the Constitution’s ban on being tried for the same offense. The outcome could have a spillover effect on the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. SENT: 730 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from morning arguments, 750 words by 3 p.m., photo.

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES — The Trump administration has separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order by the president that stopped the general practice. That’s according to government data obtained by The Associated Press. Immigration officials are allowed to separate a child from a parent in certain cases, such as criminal charges against a parent and concerns over the health and welfare of a child. SENT: 820 words, photo.

TRUMP-TECH MEETING — Top executives from Google, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle and Qualcomm are planning to meet at the White House amid strained ties between President Donald Trump’s administration and the tech industry. The White House says the Thursday meeting will address efforts to advance American leadership in innovation and how that will affect jobs and the economy. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: Updates from meeting, time uncertain.

TRUMP-HANUKKAH — President Donald Trump speaks at Hanukkah receptions. UPCOMING: Developing from 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. remarks, 400 words by 6 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2018-CHARTER SCHOOLS — With new Democrats set to take over the governor’s mansion across the country, the charter school movement may face a shifting political landscape in several key states. The incoming governors elected in November in California, Michigan, Illinois and New Mexico have all said they want to take the rare step of putting a halt on new charter schools. By Sally Ho. SENT: 875 words, photos planned.




CLIMATE-FRANCE PROTESTS — The “yellow vests” in France are worrying greens around the world. The worst riots in Paris in decades were sparked by higher fuel taxes, and French President Emmanuel Macron responded by scrapping them. But taxes on fossil fuels are just what international climate negotiators, meeting in Poland this week, say are desperately needed to help wean the world off of fossil fuels and slow climate change. By Seth Borenstein and Angela Charlton. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. WITH: FRANCE-PROTEST CULTURE — French workers continue a long tradition in taking their demands onto the streets. SENT: 730 words, photos.




DESECRATED GRAVES — A former cemetery caretaker arrested in connection with the desecration of dozens of graves at the Connecticut burial ground she and her husband oversaw for decades. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

PEARL HARBOR-REBURIALS — More than 75 years after nearly 2,400 members of the U.S. military were killed in the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, some who died on Dec. 7, 1941, are finally being laid to rest in cemeteries across the United States. SENT: 1,260 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER — The trial of a former police officer suspected of being a notorious serial killer who terrorized California in the 1970s and 80s could cost taxpayers more than $20 million. SENT: 340 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 4:30 p.m. hearing.




GOLDEN GLOBES-NOMINATIONS — Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” swooped in to lead nominations for the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards, narrowly edging Bradley Cooper’s tear-jerking revival “A Star Is Born,” the interracial road-trip drama “Green Book” and the period romp “The Favourite.” ″Vice” topped all contenders Thursday with a surprising six nominations, including best picture, comedy. “A Star Is Born,” ″Green Book” and “The Favourite” trailed close behind with five nominations each. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 500 words, photos, developing. WITH: GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS-LIST — Partial list of nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globe Awards.

MEDIA-FOX AFTER AILES — More than two years after a sexual misconduct scandal forced Roger Ailes out at Fox News Channel and a year after his death, his ghost walks the halls of the network he built and ran for two decades. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 1 p.m., photos.




FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks open sharply lower as the arrest of a senior Chinese technology executive threatened to worsen trade tensions between China and the U.S. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

TRADE GAP — Record imports in October drove the U.S. trade deficit to the highest level in a decade. The Commerce Department said that the gap between the United States sells and what it buys from foreign countries hit $55.5 billion in October, the fifth straight increase and highest since October 2008. By Economics Writer Paul Wiseman. SENT: 500 words, photo.

OPEC MEETING — OPEC countries are meeting to find a way to support the falling price of oil, with analysts predicting the cartel and some key allies, like Russia, would agree to cut production by at least 1 million barrels per day. By Kiyoko Metzler and Carlo Piovano. SENT: 680 words, photos.




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