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Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org

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TOP STORIES

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TROPICAL WEATHER — As the death toll from Florence mounted and hundreds of people were pulled from flooded homes, North Carolina is bracing for what could be the next stage of a still-unfolding disaster: widespread, catastrophic river flooding. The death toll from the hurricane-turned-tropical storm climbed to 11. By Allen G. Breed. SENT: 1,080 words, photos, video, interactive. Will be updated throughout the day. WITH: TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST; TROPICAL WEATHER-WHAT’S HAPPENING (both sent).

ASIA-TYPHOON — Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day after the biggest storm of the year left at least 28 dead from landslides and drownings in the northern Philippines. By Vincent Yu. SENT: 740 words, photos, video. With: ASIA-TYPHOON-THE LATEST.

KOREAS -SUMMIT-DIVIDING SOUTH — The shine is starting to come off South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s engagement strategy with the North. The liberal politician, who reversed nearly a decade of conservative hard-line policy toward North Korea after his election last year, is preparing for a third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un amid growing public skepticism about his approach. By Hyung-Jin Kim. SENT: 800 words, photos.

BORDER AGENT ARRESTED-WOMEN KILLED — Texas authorities charged a U.S. Border Patrol supervisor with murder following what they called a two-week serial killing spree that left four female sex workers dead and ended when a fifth woman escaped at a gas station and found help. By Juan A. Lozano. SENT: 390 words, photos.

PALESTINIANS-DOOMED VILLAGE — For the anxious Palestinian residents of Khan al-Ahmar, there’s little left to do but wait. After the West Bank hamlet lost its last legal protection against demolition late last week, Israeli forces could swoop in any day now to tear down the desert community’s few dozen shacks and an Italian-funded schoolhouse made from recycled tires. By Mohammed Daraghmeh and Josef Federman. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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OBIT-PETER DONAT — Peter Donat, the Canadian actor who played Agent Fox Mulder’s father in “The X-Files” and had roles in TV shows, films and onstage, has died. SENT: 190 words.

NETFLIX LAWSUIT — A Montana photographer is suing Netflix, alleging the company violated copyright law by using one of his photos without permission to create storm images for the series “Stranger Things” and the movie “How It Ends.” SENT: 130 words.

ISRAEL-NETANYAHU SPOKESMAN — An opposition Israeli lawmaker is calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to Washington for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide. SENT: 130 words, photo.

BREXIT — British Prime Minister Theresa May has conceded she gets “irritated” by the debate over her leadership during the difficult Brexit negotiations. SENT: 220 words, photo.

KIM K THE HORSE — Kim K made a splash in her second career start, winning the $100,000 Barretts Debutante at Los Alamitos. SENT: 200 words.

FATAL BEAR ATTACK — Wyoming authorities say a hunting guide has been found dead after he and a client were attacked by a bear. SENT: 130 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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FACT CHECK-WEEK — In a stormy week, President Donald Trump blustered and distorted reality, denying massive deaths from a hurricane that scientists believe to be one of the nation’s deadliest and blowing out of proportion U.S. economic growth and his role in spurring it. By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 2,200 words, photos. Find AP Fact Checks at http://apne.ws/2kbx8bd

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MORE ON FLORENCE

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TROPICAL WEATHER-TALE OF TWO STORMS — Nature expresses its fury in sundry ways. Two deadly storms — Hurricane Florence and Typhoon Mangkhut — roared ashore on the same day, half a world apart, but the way they spread devastation was as different as water and wind. SENT: 970 words, photos, graphic.

TROPICAL WEATHER-TOXIC SITES — Duke Energy said Saturday night that heavy rains from Florence caused a slope to collapse at a coal ash landfill at a closed power station near the North Carolina coast. SENT: 690 words, photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER-THE SUPPLIERS — Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe’s. And many other hardware and building supply outlets. Not surprisingly, these companies plan for storms such as Hurricane Florence all year. Much like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, supplies are pre-positioned and trucks loaded and ready to go with everything from batteries to gas cans to tarps to chainsaws.

Eds: Separate storm advisory has also moved.

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NATIONAL

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GIRL’S KILLED-ARIZONA — A registered sex offender jailed since last year has been charged in the kidnapping and killing of two Arizona girls who went missing in 2012 and 2014, authorities announced. SENT: 610 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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ISRAEL-NETANYAHU SPOKESMAN — An opposition Israeli lawmaker calls on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already embarrassing scandal for the Israeli leader. SENT: 530 words, photos.

MONTENEGRO-CROATIA-SHIP DISPUTE — More than two decades after fighting a war, Montenegro and Croatia have resolved almost all of their differences after fighting a war, except for one: a dispute over an 85-year-old former Royal Yugoslav Navy training ship. SENT: 590 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BOX–GOLOVKIN-ALVAREZ — Canelo Alvarez won the middleweight title by the narrowest of margins Saturday night, taking a majority decision over Gennady Golovkin to hand the longtime champion his first loss as a pro. A year after the two fought to a draw, the second fight was almost as close. By Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 590 words, photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER-SPORTS — No. 2 Clemson and Georgia Southern got a sunny sky and plenty of tailgaters for the Tigers’ 38-7 victory, even as Tropical Storm Florence battered the coast of the Carolinas. The game was an anomaly in the region as most teams in the Carolinas and Virginia had moved up, relocated or canceled games. By Sports Writer Pete Iacobelli. SENT: 590 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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