Emergency personnel work at the scene of a train crash involving a garbage truck in Crozet, Va., on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. An Amtrak passenger train carrying dozens of GOP lawmakers to a Republican retreat in West Virginia struck a garbage truck south of Charlottesville, Va. (Zack Wajsgrasu/The Daily Progress via AP)

BC-AP News Digest 7 am

February 01, 2018 - 7:10 am

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




MYANMAR-MASS GRAVES — Newly reported mass graves and the details of a massacre in a Myanmar village suggest more graves exist with more civilian victims of what has been called "genocide" of Rohingya Muslims. By Foster Klug. SENT: 2,260 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — Myanmar Mass Graves 1(CR) — AP confirms five mass graves In Myanmar. An abridged version of 1,080 words has also been sent. Also see MYANMAR-ROHINGYA-UN below.

BLACK HISTORY-GAME CHANGERS — Today's black athletes are part of a tradition of the intertwining of race, sports and society in America. From boxer Jack Johnson to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to tennis champions Venus and Serna Williams, each generation has had to reckon with the racial climate of their era to help move the country forward. Despite some fans' objections, "sticking to sports" has not been an option. By Errin Haines Whack and Fred Goodall. SENT: 1,030 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US Sports Activism (CR) — Black athletes have long history of speaking out.

WNBA MOCK DRAFT — A'ja Wilson will be the first pick in the WNBA draft this year, according to a panel of coaches and general managers. The Associated Press polled league decision makers for a mock draft, and Wilson seems like a consensus choice to go first overall following a stellar career at South Carolina. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 640 words, photos.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — The FBI declares it has "grave concerns" about the accuracy of a classified memo on the Russia election investigation that President Donald Trump wants released, laying bare a Trump administration conflict that had previously played out mostly behind closed doors. By Chad Day, Jonathan Lemire and Eric Tucker. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

RUSSIAN DOPING — Twenty-eight Russian athletes have their Olympic doping bans overturned, throwing the International Olympic Committee's policy on the country into turmoil. By Sports Writer James Ellingworth. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With RUSSIAN DOPING-THE LATEST.

GOP TRAIN ACCIDENT — Republican members of Congress with medical experience put their skills to work after a train carrying dozens of them crashed into a garbage truck in rural Virginia, killing one person in the truck and injuring others. By Alan Fram and Heidi Brown. SENT: 860 words, photos, videos.

DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-POLICE APOLOGY — A police department in the Lansing, Michigan, area missed an opportunity to pursue criminal charges in 2004 against Larry Nassar and will publicly apologize to the victim who accused the doctor of molesting her during treatment for an abnormal spine, an official says. By Ed White. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 12:30 p.m. news conference. With DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT-VICTIM STATEMENTS — Accuser says Nassar is a "vile, disgusting creature."

EMIRATES-DARKMATTER — DarkMatter, a growing cybersecurity company in the United Arab Emirates that's recruited Western intelligence analysts, is slowly stepping out of the shadows with its CEO saying it doesn't do any hacking though he acknowledges close business ties to the government, as well as hiring former CIA and National Security Agency analysts. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

KOREAS-OLYMPICS — North Korean skiers and skaters arrive at a South Korean airport to participate in the Winter Olympics that brings a temporary lull in tensions over their country's nuclear program. By Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 620 words, photos. With KOREAS-OLYMPICS-THE LATEST.




RASUAL BUTLER KILLED — Ex-NBA player Rasual Butler, wife killed in Los Angeles crash. SENT: 390 words, photos.

FREE THE NIPPLE — New Hampshire's highest court will hear topless case. SENT: 140 words, photos.

TODDLER BEATEN — Two sisters accused of fatally beating toddler for taking cupcake. SENT: 130 words, photos.

EMIRATES-ZIP LINE — At 1.76 miles, United Arab Emirates opens world's longest zip line. SENT: 150 words, photos.

NASHVILLE MAYOR-AFFAIR — Nashville mayor admits affair with ex-security detail chief. SENT: 560 words, photos, video.




MYANMAR-ROHINGYA-UN — The U.N. special envoy on human rights in Myanmar says that the Myanmar military's violent operations against Rohingya Muslims bear "the hallmarks of a genocide." SENT: 300 words. With MYANMAR-SUU KYI — Petrol bomb hits Suu Kyi's house in Myanmar; no injuries; MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS — Myanmar court refuses bail for reporters in secrets case.

POLAND-ISRAEL-HOLOCAUST LAW — Poland's Senate backs legislation that will regulate Holocaust speech, a move that has already strained relations with both Israel and the United States. SENT: 600 words, photos. With POLAND-ISRAEL-HOLOCAUST LAW-THE LATEST.

KENYA-POLITICS — Kenya's High Court orders the government to end its shutdown of the country's top three TV stations after they tried to broadcast images of the opposition leader's mock inauguration, while the government continues its investigation into "facilitators" of the event it considers treasonous. SENT: 520 words, photo.

SOUTH SUDAN-OPPOSITION'S LAST STAND — South Sudan's opposition threatens to resort to "guerrilla warfare" if peace talks in Ethiopia fail next week as government forces advance on remaining rebel strongholds in the fifth year of civil war. SENT: 810 words, photos.

CUBA-PRIVATE BUSINESS — On the verge of leaving office, Cuban President Raul Castro has thrown the brakes on private enterprise in Cuba, raising fundamental questions about the nation's economic path. SENT: 910 words, photos.

NEW ZEALAND-PRIME MINISTER INTERVIEW — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern expresses support for economic sanctions against North Korea while also urging a "de-escalation" on the Korean Peninsula, and says her country should maintain a close relationship with the United States even if they don't always agree. SENT: 750 words, photos.

GAMBIA-AP INTERVIEW-PRESIDENT — Gambia's new president says taking over a bankrupt nation was "like carrying a mountain" and that stabilizing the economy will take time after the former leader left it in tatters. SENT: 640 words, photos.




PRISON DISTURBANCE-DELAWARE — One year after a deadly inmate riot and hostage taking, Delaware's maximum-security prison remains a potentially explosive, understaffed facility managed by overworked guards overseeing hundreds of inmates with too much idle time on their hands. SENT: 870 words, photos.

TEXAS EXECUTION — Attorneys for a former Dallas accountant condemned for fatally shooting his two young daughters while their mother listened helplessly on the phone hope a federal court will keep him from being put to death. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: Execution scheduled for after 7 p.m.

GIFTING MARIJUANA — "Gifting" ganja: Companies exploit laws intended to allow adults to give small amounts to each other. SENT: 920 words, photos.

LAST HAWAIIAN PRINCESS — A 91-year-old Native Hawaiian heiress considered by many to be the last Hawaiian princess is fighting her former lawyer over control of her $215 million fortune. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION — Trump's State of the Union offer of a "down-the-middle compromise" on immigration has did nothing to move Republicans and Democrats closer to a deal, as Democrats accuse the president of lacing his speech with racially charged remarks and Republicans dig in on their demands. SENT: 900 words, photos.




YELLEN'S LEGACY-5 THINGS — Outgoing Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen's legacy will include being the first woman to have led the world's most powerful central bank and for deftly steering the Fed's role in the U.S. economy's rebound from a crushing financial crisis and recession. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 950 words, photos.




JAPAN-NINTENDO — Mario gets together with the Minions: Japanese video-game company Nintendo Co.'s Mario movie co-produced with Chris Meledandri, the chief executive of Illumination Entertainment. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 470 words, photos.




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