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AP-IN--Indiana News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, IN

November 12, 2018

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Indiana. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Indianapolis bureau at 317-639-5501, 800-382-1582 or indy@ap.org. David Runk is on the desk. All times are Eastern.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

ASIA-PENCE

TOKYO — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Tokyo on Monday to discuss North Korea and other issues with Japanese officials before heading to two regional summits. Pence is expected to also discuss China’s growing regional influence and bilateral trade with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe when they meet Tuesday, officials said. During a stopover in Alaska, Pence told reporters that he planned to “talk about our important alliance, our economic relationship, current negotiations for a free trade agreement of course, and we’ll be focusing on our ongoing commitment to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 400 words, photos. Moving in national services.

IN BRIEF:

— LEAD CONTAMINATION-EAST CHICAGO: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is planning to remove 2 feet of lead- and arsenic-contaminated soil at the site of a northwestern Indiana public housing that’s been evacuated and demolished over health concerns.

— HULMAN CENTER RENOVATION: Indiana State University says construction will begin soon on a $50 million renovation of its 45-year-old campus arena.

— REMC UPGRADES: Two Indiana rural electric cooperatives are receiving federal loans to improve their systems.

SPORTS:

BKW--T25-PENN-NOTRE DAME

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The No. 1-ranked Notre Dame women’s basketball team plays its second game of the season at home against Penn on Monday night. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time 7 p.m. ET.

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