Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST.
Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EST:
— TRUMP (sent; developing)
— TRUMP-PRESIDENTIAL THEATER (sent; developing)
— MNUCHIN-FORECLOSURE (upcoming)
— TRUMP-PRICE-IMMIGRATION (upcoming)
— TRUMP-TARIFFS (upcoming)
— AP INTERVIEW-GOP CHAIRMAN (upcoming)
— SOUTHERN WILDFIRES (sent; developing)
— CUBA-CASTRO-ONE FAMILY (upcoming)
— ROSENBERG SPY CASE (upcoming)
— OFFICER SHOT-TACOMA (sent; developing)
— MALIBU-MOUNTAIN LION ATTACK (upcoming)
— THAILAND-ROYAL SUCCESSION (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— ELECTION RECOUNT (sent; developing)
— ANTARCTICA-BUZZ ALDRIN (sent; developments uncertain)
— SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH (sent)
— MORE TORNADOES (upcoming)
— CYBERCRIME BUST (sent; developing)
— HOLIDAY SHOPPING-MORE MOBILE (upcoming)
— TWELVE DAYS-COST (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EST):
TRUMP – Trump begins his “thank you tour” and takes a victory lap at a Carrier plant in Indiana, where he will take credit for saving 800 jobs that would have gone to Mexico. He also holds a rally in Cincinnati at 7 p.m. SENT: 722 words, photo, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 2 p.m. event and 7 p.m. rally.
TRUMP-PRESIDENTIAL THEATER – Trump’s event with officials from Carrier Corp shows an early deftness for the way the theater of the presidency can be used to shape perceptions of those who occupy the Oval Office. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words after 2 p.m. event.
ELECTION RECOUNT – Vote counters, observers, reporters and curious onlookers are filling the hallway outside two large conference rooms in a downtown office building in Madison, Wisconsin, where a recount of the presidential race is about to begin. SENT: 400 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
TRUMP-TARIFFS — American consumers and businesses would pay — literally — if Trump followed through on his campaign pledge to slap big taxes on imports from China and Mexico. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon.
MNUCHIN-FORECLOSURE — When Donald Trump named his Treasury secretary, Teena C. felt her heart sink. She had voted for Trump believing he would strip the elites from their perch in Washington. But she knew Trump’s pick for Treasury, Steven Mnuchin, all too well. Mnuchin’s bank had foreclosed on her house in the aftermath of the Great Recession, stripping her of the rooms she rented out for her lone source of income. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
TRUMP-PRICE-IMMIGRATION – If confirmed, the conservative congressman Donald Trump has tapped to oversee the country’s health care system would also have an impact on immigration, since his agency oversees resettling refugees and caring for some immigrant children. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3 p.m., photos.
AP INTERVIEW-GOP CHAIRMAN – Taxes, health care and infrastructure are on the agenda for Trump and the Republican Congress next year. The AP interviews the chairman of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, Rep. Kevin Brady of Texas. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
ROSENBERG SPY CASE – The sons of convicted spy Ethel Rosenberg are asking Obama to exonerate their mother, citing recently unsealed court records that they say establish her innocence. They’ll be re-enacting a White House visit they made as children trying to deliver a letter to President Eisenhower, asking him to spare their parents’ lives. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. appearance at the White House. With photos.
SENATE-IRAN SANCTIONS – Congress is poised to send Obama legislation renewing sanctions on Iran that the bill’s backers say allows the U.S. to punish Tehran should the country fail to live up the terms of the landmark nuclear deal reached last year. UPCOMING: Developing from vote at 1:45 p.m.
COLOMBIA-AIR CRASH – Simultaneous tear-filled tributes are held at stadiums in Colombia and Brazil for the victims of a plane crash that claimed 71 lives while ferrying a scrappy, small-town soccer team to the finals of one of South America’s most-prestigious tournaments. By Joshua Goodman. SENT: 1,010 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will update with developments throughout the day. With COLOMBIA-AIR-CRASH-FUEL-GLANCE; COLOMBIA-AIR-CRASH-THE-LATEST.
CHAPECOENSE-GRIEF AND ANGER – First it was the grief. Now, it’s anger. News that the plane crashed because it didn’t have fuel has families of victims furious. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
CUBA-CASTRO-ONE FAMILY – Fidel Castro’s death has unleashed powerful public emotions in Cuba. A day spent with one Cuban reveals a blend of gratitude to Castro’s revolution, pain at the violence it unleashed and hope that Cuba will now be able to start looking toward a future that builds on Castro’s legacy while living its worst aspects behind. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon, photos.
FIDEL CASTRO-MIAMI CEMETERY – Cuban exiles in Miami have been celebrating the death of Fidel Castro, so noisily that their cheers echo off the marble angels in a nearby cemetery. Many anti-Castro exiles are buried there, including the family of one Robert Fuller, who was one of a small group of Cuban-Americans who tried to overthrow the Castro government in 1960, six months before the Bay of Pigs invasion. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.
THAILAND-ROYAL SUCCESSION – Thailand has a new king, with the country’s crown prince formally taking the throne to succeed his much-revered late father, who reigned for 70 years. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CYBERCRIME BUST – Europol says five arrests have been made in connection with a massive operation aimed at knocking out a cybercrime group accused of inflicting hundreds of millions of euros in losses worldwide. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
RUSSIA-PUTIN – President Vladimir Putin says that Russia hopes to normalize ties with the U.S. and join efforts in the fight against international terrorism. SENT: 520 words, photos. With SYRIA – Turkish official: Turkey and Russia want cease-fire in Syria.
SOUTHERN WILDFIRES — After nearly 24 hours of drenching rain helped quench a series of devastating wildfires in eastern Tennessee, local officials turn to cleanup and recovery efforts even as they battled their own personal crises. However, it’s unlikely the resort town of Gatlinburg will reopen before Friday to allow people to get a handle on the full extent of the destruction. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. news conference.
SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH – Five people were killed in two states after at least 13 tornadoes damaged homes, splintered barns and toppled trees in parts of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. SENT: 860 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments uncertain.
OFFICER SHOT-TACOMA – The suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma officer has been shot and killed by police after a lengthy barricade situation, authorities said early Thursday. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CHARLESTON – Jurors in the Michael Slager murder trial will resume deliberating the fate of the white former North Charleston police officer whose fatal shooting of a black motorist was captured on cellphone video. SENT: 420 words, photos. UPCOMING: Deveoping. With POLICE SHOOTING-NORTH CHARLESTON-NEWS GUIDE (sent)
MALIBU-MOUNTAIN LION ATTACK A rancher has permission to shoot a mountain lion dubbed P-45 that is believed to have killed a dozen farm animals, including alpacas, in Malibu, setting off a debate about how best to live in an area that’s home to an isolated lion population. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
ANTARCTICA-BUZZ ALDRIN – Buzz Aldrin, second man on moon, evacuated from South Pole. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developments uncertain.
MORE TORNADOES (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2 p.m.) – Over the last 50 years, those super tornado outbreaks that happen maybe every five years or so have gotten worse, going from an average of 12 or so tornadoes in those outbreaks to about 20, but it’s probably not climate change, according to a new study in the journal Science. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. HOLD FOR RELEASE for 2 p.m.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING-MORE MOBILE — Shopping on mobile phones is reshaping people’s buying behaviors, which makes it imperative for stores to capture customers in that setting this holiday season. The Associated Press looks at four ways that shoppers are changing their habits, and how stores are responding. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1 p.m., photos.
WASHINGTON CASINO — Far from the Las Vegas Strip, the billion-dollar MGM National Harbor casino is opening just outside Washington, D.C., with a gambling floor “bigger than the White House,” an elegant hotel and celebrity art, including a huge metal collage by Bob Dylan. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon, photos.
TWELVE DAYS-COST — The slow recovery of the U.S. economy keeps the cost of Christmas — or at least the gifts listed in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” — from spiraling out of control. SENT: 530 words, photos.
NERDWALLET-INSURANCE BLIND SPOTS — Flooding, sewage backups and earthquakes have a costly feature in common when it comes to insurance: These events aren’t covered by your homeowners policy. Here are five common homeowners, auto and disability insurance coverage blind spots and how you can address them. By Alex Glenn of NerdWallet. UPCOMING: 700 words by 11 a.m., photos.
TWELVE DAYS-COSTS – Blame wages and turtle doves: “12 Days” now costs $34,363. SENT: 540 words, photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
FILM-Q&A-EMMA STONE-RYAN GOSLING – Bogart and Bacall. Tracy and Hepburn. Stone and Gosling. The hugely infectious Los Angeles musical “La La Land” seals it: Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are an all-time great Hollywood duo. In a wide-ranging interview, the two reflect on their third movie together and the sensation of “La La Land.” UPCOMING: 1,300 words, with an 800-word abridged version also moving, photos.
MUSIC-ROLLING STONES – The Rolling Stones originally went into the studio to create new music, but they caught the blues and decided to record a blues covers album in just three days. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos, video by 5 p.m.
PEOPLE-SELENA GOMEZ-INSTAGRAM – Selena Gomez rules Instagram 2016 with most followers, likes. SENT: 130 words.
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