Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST.
NEW & DEVELOPING
NFL FOOTBALL —
FBN–STEELERS-COLTS —Game starts 8:30 p.m.
Adds: POST 2016 ELECTION-THANKSGIVING, OBAMA, ARGENTINA-ELEPHANTS, OIL PIPELINE-PROTEST, LOUISVILLE SHOOTINGS, FRANCE-TERROR ARRESTS, EL SALVADOR-QUAKE
TRUMP — Besides assembling a Cabinet, Donald Trump’s team has begun focusing on raising millions for festivities related to his inauguration. As a candidate, he pledge to “drain the swamp” of special interests corrupting Washington. As president-elect, he’s set $1 million donation limits for corporations and no limits for individual donors, but won’t accept money from registered lobbying, according to an official. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 730 words, photo. WITH: Interactive — THE TRUMP TRANSITION: A visual guide tracks the president-elect’s appointments (sent).
HOLIDAY SHOPPING-THANKSGIVING — Despite a backlash from consumers and workers, plenty of major stores ushered in the holiday season on Thanksgiving. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 530 words, photos.
THANKSGIVING PARADE — A dozen bands, 8,000 marchers and 70 balloons and floats were on the move in New York City’s annual Thanksgiving parade, which was ringed by tight security. SENT: 200 words, photos. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. WITH: THANKSGIVING PARADE-PHOTO GALLERY; Highlighting AP Video — US NY PARADE BALLOONS (CR).
IRAQ — A car bomb tears through a gas station south of Baghdad, killing at least 56 people, including 20 Iranians, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. SENT: 520 words, photos, video. WITH: SYRIA — Turkey says 3 troops killed in Syrian government airstrike; U.S. officials say that an American service member died from wounds suffered in a blast from an improvised explosive device (sent).
COLOMBIA-PEACE — Colombia makes a second attempt in less than two months to achieve peace, with President Juan Manuel Santos signing a revised accord with the country’s largest rebel movement following the surprise rejection by voters of the original deal. SENT: 890 words, photos.
POST 2016 ELECTION-THANKSGIVING — As Americans feasted on turkey during the nation’s first major post-election holiday, some took to social media to describe the political gloating, loathing and subject avoiding they experienced around the Thanksgiving table. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
OBAMA — President Barack Obama and his family are spending Thanksgiving with friends, family, turkey and touchdowns, as he puts it, and reflecting “on what truly binds us as Americans.” SENT: 130 words, photo. WITH: OBAMA-THANKSGIVING MENU (sent).
TROPICAL WEATHER —Hurricane Otto makes landfall as a dangerous Category 2 hurricane on a sparsely populated stretch of Caribbean coast in Nicaragua. SENT: 500 word, photos.
ARGENTINA-ELEPHANTS — A city prosecutor’s office in Buenos Aires has authorized an attorney to represent three elephants in captivity at a former zoo in the Argentina capital. SENT: 370 words, photos.
ISRAEL-FIRES — Wildfire blamed on arsonists roars through Israeli city; PM cites ‘terror.’ SENT: 900 words, photos, video.
TURKEY REVIVAL — Wild turkeys that vanished in 1800s return to New England. SENT: 600 words, photos.
WASHINGTON & POLITICS
SUPREME COURT-GARLAND — Judge Merrick Garland will soon put on his black judicial robe for the first time in months. The bad news for President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court pick is that Garland’s going back to hearing cases at his old job, not the high court — and joining a small group of failed nominees. SENT: 730 words, photo.
SAILORS HACKED — U.S. Navy says the names, Social Security numbers and other sensitive details of 134,386 current and former sailors have been breached on a contractor’s laptop. SENT: 130 words.
OIL PIPELINE-PROTEST — About 300 opponents of the Dakota Access pipeline are demonstrating in a North Dakota city on Thanksgiving Day. SENT: 475 words. WITH: OIL PIPELINE-PROTEST-THE LATEST (sent).
LOUISVILLE SHOOTINGS — Police say two people are dead and four have been hospitalized in shootings at a riverfront park in Louisville. SENT: 240 words.
THANKFUL RECRUITS — Coast Guard recruits in New Jersey enjoy home-cooked Thanksgiving meals from strangers who welcome them into their homes for a tradition known as Operation Fireside. SENT: 575 words, photos.
VIRGINIA-RISING FLOOD FEARS — Flood fears are on the rise among the seven cities set on southeast Virginia’s coastal plain, where the land is sinking and the sea is rising at the second-highest rate in the country. SENT: 800 words, photos.
GARBAGE TRUCK DRIVERS-SHORTAGE — America produces plenty of garbage but has a shortage of truck drivers to haul it away. A new California partnership is looking to fill some of that need by training high school dropouts to become garbage collectors and mechanics, jobs that can pay $70,000 a year or more. SENT: 750 words, photos.
FRANCE-TERROR ARRESTS — Citing the risk of imminent threat, French anti-terrorism authorities are keeping five men in custody without charge in an investigation into a suspected new plot to attack France. SENT: 280 words. WITH: GERMANY-DENMARK-ARREST (sent)
EL SALVADOR-QUAKE — A magnitude 7.0 earthquake rattled El Salvador’s Pacific coast, but the country’s civil defense agency said there were no immediate reports of damages or injuries. SENT: 145 words.
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
AQUATIC ATLAS — Scientists say they’re working on the first biodiversity map that identifies thousands of aquatic species in every river and stream in the western U.S. SENT: 600 words, photos.
WARRIORS-GREEN’S GROWTH — For five months, Draymond Green has worked to block out the unrelenting criticism that his Game 5 suspension in the NBA Finals cost Golden State a repeat championship. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.
FBN–VIKINGS-LIONS — Matt Prater kicked a 40-yard field goal as time expired after Darius Slay returned an interception 13 yards with 30 seconds left, lifting the Detroit Lions to a 16-13 win over the Minnesota Vikings and into sole possession of first place in the NFC North. SENT: 800 words, photos. Developing, with game underway. WITH: REDSKINS-COWBOYS — Cowboys, Redskins both rolling for Thanksgiving showdown. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos; FBN–STEELERS-COLTS — Steelers face Colts without Andrew Luck. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 8:30 p.m.
EDITORS NOTE — THANKSGIVING FIXTURES
Due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the U.S., the AP will not be publishing the following fixtures Thursday and Friday:
-10 Things to Know0600 EST and 0900 EST
-What We’re Talking About Advisory at 0830 EST and 1630 EST.
-News Coverage Advisory at 1015 GMT.
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