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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory, 10:15 Advisory

May 14, 2019 GMT

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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TEXAS-POLICE SHOOTING _ A Texas police officer fatally shot a woman moments after she seems to says “I’m pregnant” in an altercation captured on video. SENT: 200 words.


ODD--DENMARK-POLITICS AND PORN _ Danish lawmaker takes a different approach, posts election campaign ad on one of the world’s top adult websites. SENT: 150 words.

GRANDPARENTS’ ASHES FLUSHED _ Judge rules that a Pennsylvania man must stand trial on charges he flushed his grandparents’ ashes down a toilet after his mother kicked him out of her home. SENT: 150 words.

ANTHONY WEINER-SEXTING _ Former U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner has left a New York City halfway house after completing his prison sentence for illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. SENT: 500 words.

FREEZER-BODY _ Authorities say the owner of a South Florida scrap metal business found the body of a woman who’d been missing for nearly six years inside an upright freezer in a warehouse bay. SENT: 200 words.

TIGER WOODS-LAWSUIT _ The parents of a Florida man who died in a 2018 car crash are suing golfer Tiger Woods and his girlfriend in a wrongful death lawsuit. SENT: 200 words, photo.

GERMANY-STOLEN FERRARI _ German police are looking for a rare 1980s Ferrari sports car believed to be worth more than 2.2 million after a man posing as a would-be buyer stole it during a test drive. SENT: 150 words.




LAWSUIT-TRUMP FINANCIAL RECORDS _ A federal judge is set to hold a hearing Tuesday on President Donald Trump’s attempt to block a House subpoena seeking his financial records. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. hearing, 400 words by 2 p.m., photo.

CONGRESS-RUSSIA PROBE _ The Senate intelligence committee subpoenaed Donald Trump Jr. after he backed out of two scheduled interviews as part of the panel’s Russia investigation, the chairman of the committee told his Republican colleagues last week as he tried to stem criticism from the move. SENT: 450 words, photo.


US-CHINA TARIFFS-TRUMP _ President Donald Trump’s statements about trade and tariffs are filled with so many dubious assertions as to raise the question of how much the president understands the fundamentals of trade policy. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP _ President Donald Trump visits a liquid natural gas export terminal in Louisiana to promote his efforts to boost energy production and press for congressional action on an infrastructure improvement package. UPCOMING: Developing from events starting at 3 p.m., 500 words by 6 p.m., photos.

ELECTION 2020-BULLOCK _ Montana Gov. Steve Bullock announces he is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, distinguishing himself among nearly two dozen candidates as the field’s only statewide elected official to win a state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016. SENT: 1095 words, photo.

ELECTION 2020-WISCONSIN _ Democrats hoping to oust President Donald Trump in next year’s election may face skeptical voters in Wisconsin if their best argument is an economic one. The state has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country at 2.9%, and surveys show large numbers of residents rate the economy as good or excellent. SENT: 1064 words, photo.

CYBERSECURITY-DISINFORMATION _ A new report from Canadian internet watchdog Citizen Lab says a fake Twitter account unmasked by The Associated Press was but one piece of a vast, yearsold and multilingual campaign aimed at seeding anti-Saudi, anti-Israel and anti-American stories across the internet. Citizen Lab says it believes “with moderate confidence” that the operation is aligned with the Iranian government. A spokesman for the Iranian government denies any involvement in digital disinformation. SENT: 1060 words, photo.

MIGRANT FAMILIES-DEPORTATIONS _ Homeland Security officials considered rounding up migrant families around the country who had final deportation orders, then detaining and removing them from the U.S. in a flashy show of force. That’s according to three Homeland Security officials and two other people familiar with the proposal. The immigration proposal was one of several that have been discussed as President Donald Trump manages a crush of migrants at the Southwest border. SENT: 490 words, photo.

NORTH CAROLINA-DISPUTED ELECTION _ Republicans are deciding who should carry their party’s banner in a high-profile special election for a North Carolina congressional seat that has remained vacant since last year’s election was deemed tainted by fraud. The in-person balloting by Republican and unaffiliated voters in the 9th Congressional District follows two weeks of early voting to decide which of 10 GOP candidates will face Democrat Dan McCready. SENT: 700 words, photo.




ABORTION-ALABAMA _ Alabama lawmakers are expected to vote on a proposal to outlaw almost all abortions in the state, a hardline measure that has splintered Republicans over its lack of an exception for pregnancies resulting from rape or incest. SENT: 710 words, photos.

ALASKA-FLOATPLANES CRASH _ A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. Four people were killed after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan, the Coast Guard says. Two others were missing. By Rachel D’oro and Mark Thiessen. SENT: 600 words, photo.




PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Saudi Araba says drones attacked one of its oil pipelines as other assaults targeted energy infrastructure elsewhere in the kingdom, shortly after Yemen’s rebels claimed a coordinated drone attack on the Sunni power. By Aya Batrawy Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,120 words, photos, graphic. With _ AP EXPLAINS-YEMEN-REBEL DRONES _ US once owned Yemen skies with its drones, now Iran-backed rebels increasingly use drones in civil war. SENT: 520 words, photos. WITH: INDIA-IRAN OIL _ Iran foreign minister visits India amid falling oil revenue.

VENEZUELA-DISPLACED BABIES _ Arelys Pulido had already lost one baby in a neglected Venezuelan hospital where doctors and medical gear are in increasingly short supply, so when she got pregnant again she decided she would give birth in a foreign land. She made a perilous journey into Colombia and delivered a healthy daughter earlier this year. But little Zuleidys has not been granted citizenship. Instead, she is one of a growing number of children who are essentially stateless. By Christine Armario. SENT: 1,340 words, photos.


ISRAEL-SETTLEMENT SPENDING _ Israel’s government went on a spending binge in its West Bank settlements following the election of President Donald Trump, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. By Josef Federman. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.




PREVENTING DEMENTIA _ New guidelines for preventing dementia focus on keeping the whole body healthy as a way to prevent mental decline. Fifty million people worldwide have dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease is the most common type. Dementia is currently incurable, but studies show a variety of things can affect the odds of developing it. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 475 words, photo.




CHINA-TRADE _ U.S. officials listed $300 billion more of Chinese goods for possible tariff hikes while Beijing vowed Tuesday to “fight to the finish” in an escalating trade battle that is fueling fears about damage to global economic growth. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 800 words, photos.

CYBERSECURITY-DISINFORMATION _ A new report from Canadian internet watchdog Citizen Lab says a fake Twitter account unmasked by The Associated Press was but one piece of a vast, years-old and multilingual campaign aimed at seeding anti-Saudi, anti-Israel and anti-American stories across the internet. By Cybersecurity Writer Raphael Satter. SENT: 1,030 words, photo.

FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Shares rebounded in Europe after logging moderate losses in Asia as China and the U.S. ratcheted up their tariffs battle. SENT: 590 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated through 5 p.m.

WHATSAPP-SPYWARE _ Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones, the company said. By Frank Bajak and Raphael Satter. SENT: 620 words, photos.

WALMART-NEXT DAY SHIPPING _ Walmart is rolling out next-day delivery on its most popular items, raising the stakes in the retail shipping wars. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 630 words, photo.




CANNES FILM FESTIVAL _ The 72nd Cannes Film Festival opens Tuesday with the premiere of Jim Jarmusch’s zombie comedy “The Dead Don’t Die” and the introduction of this year’s Palme d’Or jury, to be led by Alejandro Inarritu. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 800, with updates beginning midday and concluding at approx. 8 p.m. GMT, photos.

TV-NEW SEASON-ABC _ Coverage of ABC’s announcement of its 2019 Fall primetime lineup, including ABC’s presentation to ad buyers. By AP Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 500 words, photo. US--TV-New Season-ABC-Schedule.




BKN--DRAFT LOTTERY PREVIEW _ Zion Williamson’s immediate future is likely to be decided by the bounce of 14 pingpong balls. The NBA draft lottery is Tuesday night when some team is awarded the No. 1 pick in the June 20 draft and presumably the chance to grab the mighty Duke star. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 700 words, photos.




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