BC-AP News Digest 3 am

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




VEILED AMBITION-MOROCCO-WOMAN ON THE BUS — Nabila Mounib will find out soon if she has succeeded in getting her party into the Moroccan parliament and winning a seat herself. Mounib is still a rarity in the Arab world — a female politician in a leadership position. By Karin Laub and Samia Errazzouki. SENT: 2,020 words, photos, interactive. TOP VIDEO: — MOR Veiled Ambition (CR)-luke — Woman party boss cracks glass ceiling in Morocco. An abridged version of 1,130 words is also available.




OBAMA — His presidency winding down, Barack Obama heads out on his last official overseas tour hoping to reassure America’s allies of the steadiness of U.S. resolve and its reliability as a security partner in a time of surging extremism and a host of global challenges. By Elena Becatoros and Josh Lederman. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from Obama’s 3:50 a.m. arrival in Greece, will be updated, photos; news conference at 8:45 a.m.

TRUMP — President-elect Donald Trump is preparing to fill key foreign policy posts with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani emerging as the favorite to serve as secretary of state, a senior Trump official says. By Steve Peoples, Jill Colvin and Ken Thomas. SENT: 780 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — is that US Obama 5 (CR) — Obama: Trump is “gregarious” and “Pragmatic.” With TRUMP-PROTESTS — “We’re not going anywhere”: Millennials march against Trump.

ABORTION-OVERTURNING ROE — Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion nationwide, could be in jeopardy under Trump’s presidency. If a reconfigured high court did overturn it, the likely outcome would be a patchwork: some states protecting abortion access, others enacting tough bans, and many struggling over what new limits they might impose. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 900 words, photos.

TRUMP-MEXICO — Mexico is starting to seriously contemplate the possibility that millions of its migrants could be deported from the U.S., and the picture is not pretty: There are no jobs for them, billions of dollars in remittances would be lost and drug cartels might try to recruit returnees. By Mark Stevenson. SENT: 880 words, photos. With TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-BY THE NUMBERS — A look at Trump’s immigration plans by the numbers. Also see TRUMP-SANCTUARY CITIES below.

GUILTY PLEA EXONERATIONS — Suspects in criminal cases across the U.S. often find themselves with daunting choice even if they didn’t go anything wrong: go to trial and face a potentially long prison sentence or plead guilty in return for lesser punishment. More than 300 of the more than 1,900 people who have been exonerated in the U.S. since 1989 pleaded guilty, registry data find. By Alanna Durkin Richer and Curt Anderson. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

INTERNATIONAL COURT-UNITED STATES — U.S. armed forces and the CIA may have committed war crimes by torturing detainees in Afghanistan, the International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor says in a report, raising the possibility that American citizens could be indicted even though Washington has not joined the global court. By Mike Corder. SENT: 790 words, photo.




JAPAN-TRUMP MASKS — A small factory north of Tokyo busy producing costume masks of Trump. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3:30 a.m., photos, video.

MAKING A MURDERER-DASSEY — Nephew in “Making a Murderer” to say where he’ll live. SENT: 140 words.

SOTHEBY’S-IMPRESSIONIST-MODERN ART — Edvard Munch painting fetches $54 million at Sotheby’s sale in New York City. SENT: 270 words, photo.

CHINA-NAIL GUN KILLER — China executes farmer who killed official with nail gun. SENT: 300 words.




TRUMP-SANCTUARY CITIES — The mayors of Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago and other cities say they will continue to be “sanctuary cities” despite calls to crack down on immigrants in the U.S. illegally by Trump. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

OIL PIPELINE-NEWS GUIDE — Some 200 rallies protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline are slated Tuesday across the United States, at such locations as Army Corps of Engineers offices, federal buildings and banks that have helped finance the project. SENT: 590 words. With OIL-PIPELINE-PROTEST — Robert Kennedy Jr. to join pipeline protests.

HOT CAR DEATH-GEORGIA — A jury that convicted a Georgia man of murder finds he deliberately left his toddler son to die in a hot car. SENT: 850 words, photo.

BERGDAHL — A judge will hear more arguments about whether injuries to soldiers on a search mission should be allowed as evidence that U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan. SENT: 500 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. hearing.

MAUI CLIFF CRASH-TWINS — A woman accused of killing her twin sister by driving their vehicle off a Hawaii cliff in May is being held in a New York jail after being charged with murder for the second time in the case, authorities say. SENT: 370 words, photos.




NEW ZEALAND-EARTHQUAKE — New Zealand begins a rescue operation involving hundreds of tourists and residents who remain stranded in the coastal town of Kaikoura after a powerful earthquake cut off train and vehicle access. SENT: 620 words, photos, videos. With NEW ZEALAND-EARTHQUAKE-THE LATEST.

TRAVEL-SARAJEVO WAR HOSTEL — A hostel in Bosnia is offering a unique experience to visitors: the opportunity to live like civilians in a war zone, complete with mattress on the floor, a soundtrack of bombs falling all night and plastic sheets on the window, with their host, code-named Zero One, dressed in flak jacket and helmet. UPCOMING: 730 words by 9 a.m., photos.

CHINA-INDEPENDENT CANDIDATES — Many independent candidates for low-level Chinese people’s congresses — the only ones open to a direct vote — find themselves constantly harassed by Communist Party officials determined to maintain a rock-solid hold on politics at all levels. SENT: 900 words, photos.




CONGRESS RDP — House Republicans seem ready to keep Speaker Paul Ryan and other leaders in their posts as a GOP exultant over Trump’s White House triumph prepares to push year-end bills through the lame-duck Congress and focus on a bolder agenda next year. SENT: 690 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-EUROPEAN BANK HEIST — A former Moldovan official who escaped to the United States is telling the FBI what he knows about a $1 billion theft from three banks that gutted the tiny eastern European nation’s banking system. SENT: 840 words, photo.




LYFT-BEACONS — Ride-hailing service Lyft, the underdog rival to Uber, is getting rid of its iconic pink moustache logo and replacing it with something more useful — beacons. SENT: 300 words, photo.

MYANMAR-FLEDGLING STOCK MARKET — Myanmar’s stock exchange, the world’s youngest, is going through teething problems: few listings, low trading volumes and irrational investor behavior. SENT: 930 words, photos.




TRUMP-FOOD POLICY — Children grumbling about healthier school meal rules championed by first lady Michelle Obama may have reason to cheer the election of Trump, a fast-food fan who promises to curb federal regulations. SENT: 830 words. With TRUMP-FOOD POLICY-GLANCE.




MUSIC-THE ROLLING STONES — When Mick Jagger was coming up with ideas for an exhibition highlighting The Rolling Stones’ five-decade long career, he wanted to re-create the mood of the band in its early years. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 460 words, photos.




FANTASTIC FINNS — Winnipeg Jets rookie Patrik Laine leads an unprecedented generation of fantastic Finns in the NHL. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 800 words, photos.




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