BC-AP News Digest 6 pm

April 04, 2018 - 6:12 pm

Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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NEW/DEVELOPING

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Adds TRUMP, IRS-TEA PARTY SETTLEMENT, TRUMP-EPA, ETHICS-TENNESSEE LAWMAKER, MIDWEST SNOW, SUBURBAN POT FARMS, FINANCIAL MARKETS, MASTERS.

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP — President Donald Trump and border-state governors are working to "immediately" deploy the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration, with some troops potentially arriving later Wednesday, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says. By Jill Colvin and Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: SENT: 800 words, photos. With HOUSE RACES-IMMIGRATION — Both Democrats and Republicans think a high-profile immigration debate can help them in November's elections. SENT: 900 words, photos.

FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL — Facebook reveals that tens of millions more people might have been exposed in the Cambridge Analytica privacy scandal than previously thought and says it will restrict the user data that outsiders can access. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 880 words, photos. With FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL-THE LATEST; FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL-CONGRESS —House panel says Facebook's Zuckerberg to testify April 11. SENT: 1,100 words, photos; FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL-ADVICE FOR ZUCKERBERG — Zuckerberg's congressional survival guide: Tips from experts (sent).

YOUTUBE SHOOTING — Just hours before she shot and wounded three people at YouTube's headquarters, Nasim Aghdam calmly told police who found her sleeping in her car that she was having family problems and had left her home. She gave no indication she was a threat to herself or others, police say. By Michael Balsamo and Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 620 words, video, photos. With AP EXPLAINS-YOUTUBE-VIDEO REMOVAL POLICIES — Shooting puts spotlight on YouTube's policies surrounding videos, the ads that support them. SENT: 650 words, photos.

TRUMP-SYRIA — The White House says President Trump is dramatically scaling back U.S. goals in Syria as he pushes for a quick military withdrawal, abandoning plans to stay long-term to stabilize the country and prevent the Islamic State group from re-emerging. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With SYRIA-US — US forces in Syria seen setting up new front-line positions; SYRIA — Erdogan: Turkey to keep pushing Kurds out of Syria's north (both sent).

CHINA-US-TRADE-DISPUTE — The world's two biggest economies — China and the United States — stand on the brink of the gravest trade conflict since World War II. Yet there's still time for a negotiated solution. By Economics Writer Paul Wiseman. SENT: 990 words, photos, audio. With CHINA-US-TRADE DISPUTE-THE LATEST; CHINA-US-TRADE DISPUTE-NEWS GUIDE (sent); CHINA-US-TRADE DISPUTE-Q&A (sent).

MLK50-COMMEMORATION — The daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remembers him as "the apostle of nonviolence" as admirers mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination with marches, speeches and quiet reflection. By National Writer Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 920 words, photos. With MLK50-AP-WAS-THERE-THE-JOURNALISTS — Four retired AP journalists recall their roles in reporting King's death; MLK50-AP WAS THERE-1968 — Original AP story, photos from 1968 assassination; MLK50-LIFE OF KING-PHOTO GALLERY — Fifty years after MLK's death, a look at his life (all sent).

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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GIULIANI DIVORCE — Rudy Giuliani's third wife files for divorce after 15 years. SENT: 120 words.

BRITAIN-PRINCE PHILIP — Queen Elizabeth's husband Prince Philip OK after hip surgery. SENT: 300 words, photos.

TV-ROSEANNE — The audience for the second week of ABC's "Roseanne" reboot was down, but not by much. SENT: 120 words.

WATER POLO-SEX ABUSE — A coach is charged with the sexual abuse of seven girls in a Southern California water polo club. SENT: 350 words.

RAPPER ROBBED AT GUNPOINT — Rapper Safaree robbed at gunpoint of $183,000 in cash and jewelry. SENT: 130 words.

NBA 2K LEAGUE — The draft is held for the inaugural season of the NBA 2K League, the NBA's esports league that begins in May. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m., photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — Special counsel Robert Mueller informs President Trump's attorneys that the president is not currently considered a criminal target in the Russia investigation. SENT: 600 words, photo.

TRUMP-EPA — The White House says President Trump is not OK with recent revelations involving embattled Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt. UPCOMING: 800 words by 7 p.m.

WISCONSIN ELECTION — The dominating victory by a liberal candidate in Wisconsin's Supreme Court race emboldens Democrats. SENT: 800 words, photos.

IRS-TEA PARTY SETTLEMENT — A federal judge gives preliminary approval to a $3.5 million settlement of a lawsuit against the IRS over alleged targeting of tea party and other groups in past election cycles. SENT: 400 words, photo.

DEVOS-SCHOOL DISCIPLINE — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is reviewing an Obama-era policy that seeks to counter racial bias in school discipline and calls for softer penalties for students. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ETHICS-TENNESSEE LAWMAKER — A Republican congressman from Tennessee may have improperly converted more than $100,000 from his campaign committee and leadership political action committee into personal use. SENT: 600 words.

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NATIONAL

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BILL COSBY —A jury is picked in the Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia. SENT: 740 words, photos, audio.

MIDWEST SNOW — At least four traffic deaths are blamed on an early spring snow storm in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula. SENT: 300 words, photos. With SEVERE WEATHER-TEXAS — Strong winds collapse hangar at Houston airport. SENT: 130 words, video, photos.

SUBURBAN POT FARMS — Law enforcement agents seize roughly 100 northern California houses they say were used to grow massive amounts of marijuana illegally. SENT: 620 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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GAZA-PROTEST CAMP — Palestinian activists chant "death is better than humiliation" as three-wheelers stacked with old tires drive into a tent camp in a barley field near Gaza's border. The tires are to be burned at a mass protest Friday. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.

MEXICO MIGRANT CARAVAN — The Mexican government begins handing out transit or humanitarian visas to people in a caravan of Central American migrants. SENT: 900 words, photos.

RUSSIA-SPY — An international chemical weapons watchdog rebuffs Russia's request to join Britain's investigation of the nerve-agent poisonings of an ex-spy and his daughter in England. SENT: 930 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY

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BLACK HOLES — What's in the middle of our Milky Way galaxy? Dozens of black holes. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 450 words, photos.

OVERWEIGHT KIDS-DIABETES — New research suggests there's a critical window for overweight kids to get to a healthy level. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 490 words, photo.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks surge as market escapes early plunge on trade fears. By Markets Writer Marley Jay. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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MASTERS — There's talk about this being perhaps the best Masters ever. The reason? Tiger Woods. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. With MASTERS-FIRST LOOK — The Masters through the eyes of a 16-year-old from India. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-MPAA-MOVIEGOING REPORT — Propelled by growth in China, global moviegoing reached a record high of $40.6 billion in 2017 despite a downturn in audiences at U.S. and Canada theaters. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 660 words, photos. With FILM-SAUDI ARABIA-AMC — AMC to open Saudi Arabia's first movie theater in years (sent).

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