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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15

May 13, 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 .




CHINA-TRADE (sent, developing)

OBIT-DORIS DAY (sent, developing)

SWEDEN-ASSANGE (sent, developing)








BOOKS-LINDSEY VONN _ Lindsey Vonn memoir ‘Rise: My Story’ coming next year. SENT: 130 words, photo.

SCHOOL SHOOTING-FLORIDA-PRINCIPAL _ Florida’s 2019 principal of the year is taking over at the school where 17 people were fatally shot last year. SENT: 160 words.

DEFENDANT-900 POUNDS _ Judge approves unusual transportation plan for 900-pound man. SENT: 130 words.

INDIA-TRIBAL WOMEN VOTE-PHOTO GALLERY _ India’s tribal women see little hope in election. SENT: 560 words, 18 photos.

UNATTENDED CHILDREN-HOT CAR _ Maryland boy calls 911 to report he was left in hot car with six kids. SENT: 140 words.

BRITAIN-TELEVISION AWARDS _ “Killing Eve” slays the competition at British TV awards. SENT: 140 words, photos.




ELECTION 2020-JULIAN CASTRO _ Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro is calling for free public college tuition and universal prekindergarten under a new education plan in his 2020 campaign. SENT: 300 words, photo

ELECTION 2020-HOUSE GOP RECRUITS _ Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates _ women and minorities in many cases _ to help them recapture the House six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control of the most diverse majority in history. SENT: 950 words, photos.

TRUMP-ABORTION-FACT CHECK _ Trump, in what’s become a staple of his rallies, accuses doctors of executing babies who are born alive after a failed abortion, oversimplifying a deeply complex issue. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 940 words, photos. With FACT CHECK-WEEK _ Trump’s trade theories don’t hold water. Find AP Fact Checks at https://apnews.com/APFactCheck




CHINA-TRADE _ Deepening a trade battle and sending financial markets spinning, China announcedit was raising tariffs on $60 billion of U.S. goods in retaliation for the latest hike in U.S. tariffs on its exports. SENT: 810 words, photos. With FINANCIAL MARKETS _ World markets fall after no deal in China-U.S. trade talks, TRUMP-CHINA _ President Donald Trump is warning Chinese President Xi Jinping that China “will be hurt very badly” if they don’t agree to a trade deal. SENT: 140 words, photo.

EMIRATES _ Saudi Arabia says two of its oil tankers were targeted in “sabotage operations” off the coast of the United Arab Emirates in attacks the previous day that caused “significant damage” to the vessels, one of them as it was en route to pick up Saudi oil to take to the United States. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,180 words, photos. With EMIRATES-THE LATEST; EUROPE-IRAN_ Britain warns U.S.-Iran conflict could break out “by accident”; IRAQ-US _ U.S. issues security alert on Iraq amid regional tensions.

SWEDEN-ASSANGE _ Swedish prosecutors say they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain.. By David Keyton and Jan M. Olsen. SENT: 740 words, photos. With WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE TIMELINE; SWEDEN-ASSANGE-THE LATEST.

IRAQ-HUNTING IS _ Islamic State group militants are keeping residents around northern Iraq in fear more than a year and a half after the defeat of the so-called caliphate, hiding in the mountains and emerging under cover of night to kill and intimidate. It’s part of a quiet, relentless battle with the military, which is on a constant hunt for sleeper cells, raiding homes and questioning family members. By Bram Janssen. SENT: 1,290 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: _ US IS Hunt (CR) _ Iraqi forces hunt hidden IS militants.

SRI LANKA-SOCIAL MEDIA _ Sri Lanka’s government has temporarily blocked social media and messaging apps following a flare-up of communal violence, the third time it has taken such a step since last month’s Easter attacks that killed more than 250 people, an official says. SENT: 340 words, photo.

INDIA-AIRSTRIKE GAFFE _ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been skewered by the opposition for going ahead with an airstrike in Pakistan on the mistaken belief that cloudy skies would help India’s air force avoid radar detection. SENT: 360 words, photo.

HONDURAS-CARAVAN CRADLE _ Honduras’ second largest city is where caravan after caravan of migrants have formed in recent months to head north into Mexico and on toward the United States, fleeing violence, poverty, corruption and chaos. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-ELECTIONS _ Filipinos vote in midterm elections highlighted by a showdown between President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies who aim to dominate the Senate and opposition candidates fighting for checks and balances under a leader they regard as a looming dictator. SENT: 990 words, photos.

GAZA-UN _ The U.N. envoy to the Mideast says that the recent ceasefire between Gaza’s Hamas rulers and Israel was the “last chance” to prevent an all-out conflict. SENT: 620 words, photos.

GERMANY-CROSSBOW DEATHS _ The bodies of two women have been found at the apartment in Germany of one of three people who died at a hotel several hundred kilometers away in a mysterious case involving crossbows, police say. SENT: 370 words, photos.




COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY _ Actress Felicity Huffman is scheduled to plead guilty to allegations she paid $15,000 to rig her daughter’s SAT score as part of a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme. The “Desperate Housewives” star is expected to enter her plea in Boston federal court two months after she was arrested in the case named “Operation Varsity Blues,” which accused wealthy parents of paying bribes to help their children get into elite universities across the country. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 460 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.

FACIAL RECOGNITION BACKLASH _ San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras. By Matt O’Brien and Janie Har. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.

TRUMP-RESORT-SHOOTING _Miami area law enforcement agencies are looking for connections between a series of weekend shootings that killed one rapper, wounded another rapper’s girlfriend and hit three bystanders, killing a man who was leaving work to be with his family on Mother’s Day. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.




OBIT-DORIS DAY _ Doris Day, the honey-voiced singer and actress whose film dramas, musicals and innocent sex comedies made her a top star in the 1950s and ’60s and among the most popular screen actresses in history, has died. She was 97. SENT: 1,280 words, photos. With DORIS DAY-FILMOGRAPHY

BIG BANG THEORY-FUTURE SITCOMS _ The end of “The Big Bang Theory” means the beginning of a familiar debate: is the traditional sitcom, complete with laugh track, a thing of the past. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 980 words, photos.

TV-NEW SEASON-NBC _ NBC didn’t invoke its “must-see TV” 20th-century marketing slogan in announcing a renewed emphasis on sitcoms next season, but it could have. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 900 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from network’s morning presentation.




AMAZON-DELIVERY EMPLOYEES _ Amazon, which is racing to deliver packages faster, is turning to its employees with a proposition: Quit your job and we’ll help you start a business delivering Amazon packages. By Retail Writer Joseph Pisani. SENT: 330 words, photos.

JAPAN-NISSAN WITHOUT GHOSN _ Nissan is seeing sales and profits tumble, as its once revered former chairman, Carlos Ghosn, awaits trial on charges of financial misconduct. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.




SCOUTING THE PORTAL _ Justin Crouse, director of player personnel for Memphis, makes his first check of the transfer portal around 8 a.m. each day, searching for new names in the NCAA’s database of football players looking for a new school. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 940 words, photos.

PREAKNESS-STRONACH GROUP _ The Stronach Group isn’t well known outside of horse racing but has been arguably the most important group in influencing the sport over the past several years. By Sports Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 920 words, photos.




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