Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EDT.
Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EDT:
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-OBAMA-TRADE (upcoming)
— NUCLEAR TERRORISM (upcoming)
— CAR HEADLIGHTS-SAFETY (sent; developing)
— MYANMAR-PRESIDENT (sent; may develop)
— AIRPORT SECURITY-LONG WAITS (upcoming)
— CALIFORNIA DROUGHT (sent; upcoming)
— HEALTH CARE – CYBERATTACKS (upcoming)
— APPLE ENCRYPTION (sent; developing)
— KILLINGS BY POLICE-MINNEAPOLIS (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP – WISCONSIN PROTEST (sent; developing)
— SEX OFFENDERS-PASSPORT MARKERS (upcoming)
— ON THE MONEY-COFFEE REWARDS (upcoming)
— TV-THE WALKING DEAD-FAMILIES (upcoming)
— CELEBRITY V SCIENCE (upcoming)
— FITNESS-WORKOUT INJURIES (upcoming)
— DOG-BAG OF MARIJUANA (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
CAMPAIGN 2016 – The 2016 presidential race descends on Wisconsin, but most campaign buzz surrounds an incident that happened a month ago in Florida involving Trump’s campaign manager and a reporter. SENT: 510 words. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos. With GOP 2016-SUPPORTING NOMINEE – Republican candidates won’t say that they’ll support eventual GOP nominee. SENT: 230 words, photo, video. CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-TRUMP – In new ad to run in New York, Hillary Clinton takes aim at Donald Trump’s immigration policies and violence at some of his rallies. SENT: 130 words, photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-WISCONSIN PROTEST – Police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl as opponents and supporters of Donald Trump clashed outside a Wisconsin rally. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
GOP 2016-CRUZ-MONTANA – Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign is trying to knock Republican opponent John Kasich out of Montana’s June 7 primary by questioning the signatures the Ohio governor’s campaign submitted to qualify for the ballot. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-OBAMA-TRADE – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton agree on almost nothing. Except for dislike of sweeping agreement that would erase most tariffs and other trade barriers among the U.S. and 11 other nations. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos
NUCLEAR TERRORISM – The U.S. warns that Islamic State extremists are on the hunt for nuclear material to deploy in a weapon against a major city in an attack far more devastating than those in Brussels or Paris. World leaders will seek ways to keep that material out of extremists’ hands when they gather this week for a nuclear security summit. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
OBAMA-PRAYER BREAKFAST – Obama says the goal of terrorists is to “weaken our faith” and lead people to strike out against those who look or pray differently. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT – State drought surveyors will trudge through deep snow to manually measure what could be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year. SENT: 480 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from survey expected to begin about 2 p.m.
TEXAS EXECUTION – Attorneys say a 60-year-old former accountant deserves a fair hearing to determine if he’s competent to be executed for gunning down his two young daughters in Dallas while his ex-wife – their mother – listened helplessly on the phone. SENT: 630 words, photo. UPCOMING: Execution set for after 7 p.m.
KILLINGS BY POLICE-MINNEAPOLIS – A Minneapolis prosecutor is set to announce whether two police officers will be charged in the fatal shooting of a black man last November. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
PEOPLE-BILL COSBY – Judge to consider delay in Cosby sex battery lawsuit. SENT: 280 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 11:30 a.m. hearing, photos.
STRUGGLING SMALL COLLEGES – Moody’s says closures of four-year nonprofit colleges averaged five a year from 2004 to 2014, while mergers averaged two to three. It predicts the closure rate will triple in the next few years and mergers will more than double. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos.
SEX OFFENDERS-PASSPORT MARKERS – A federal judge is set to hear arguments over whether to block a new law that would mark U.S. passports to indicate a person is a sex offender. UPCOMING: Developing from a morning hearing, 400 words by 4 p.m.
GEORGIA-DEATH PENALTY – A Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week has grown into a quiet man who has a positive effect on others and bears little resemblance to the teenager who helped beat a man to death two decades ago, his lawyers argue. SENT: 640 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing; timing uncertain.
SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH – Strong storms could spawn some tornadoes as they dump heavy rain on several states across the South through Friday, forecasters predict. SENT: 280 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
SUSPECT KILLED-SOUTH CAROLINA – Two South Carolina sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man who pointed a rifle at them after yelling for them to kill him, authorities said. SENT: 220 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
DOG-BAG OF MARIJUANA – Officials say a family dog in Mississippi recently came home with more than a bone or toy to play fetch — the pup had a big bag of marijuana. SENT: 130 words.
MYANMAR-PRESIDENT – Myanmar’s slow transition to democracy takes a momentous step as a trusted aide to ruling-party leader Aung Suu Kyi takes over as the country’s president, officially ending more than 50 years of the military’s control over government. SENT: 1,010 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.(backslash)
EUROPE ATTACKS – French President Francois Hollande has decided to abandon a bill that would have revoked citizenship for convicted terrorists and strengthened the state of emergency because of a deadlock in parliament. SENT: 300 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
CYPRUS-HIJACKED PLANE – A Cyprus court orders the detention for eight days of an Egyptian man who admitted to hijacking a domestic EgyptAir flight and diverting it to the east Mediterranean island nation by threatening to blow it up. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
EUROPE-MIGRANTS – Police evacuate nearly 1,000 migrants from a makeshift camp near a Paris subway station, and hundreds of people seek to cross from Turkey to Greece despite European efforts to slow down the arrivals. SENT: 320 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video.
HAITI-RELOCATING MIGRANTS – Authorities are rushing to deal with another crisis for struggling Haiti: a flood of people set off by a crackdown on migrants in the neighboring Dominican Republic that has led to new tent camps like those that aid groups spent years trying to eradicate following Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. UPCOMING: 950 words by 1 p.m., photos.
CANADA FORD FUNERAL – Funeral to be held for infamous ex-Toronto mayor Rob Ford. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
OLDER HOBBITS (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1 p.m.) – An evolutionary cousin of modern humans that lived in an Indonesian cave apparently died out much earlier than thought, says a followup to the sensational discovery of these “hobbits” a decade ago. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1 p.m., 500 words, photos.
APPLE-ENCRYPTION BATTLE – The FBI’s victory hacking into an iPhone without Apple’s help resolves none of the important legal questions the landmark case presented, kicking the can down the road until the next major criminal or terrorism investigation is stymied by digital locks the government can’t break. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1 p.m., photos.
HEALTH CARE – CYBERATTACKS – Cyberattacks against MedStar hopsital system and the health insurer Anthem are serving as cautionary tales about the vulnerabilities that exist in systems that handle sensitive patient information. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by noon.
DIGITAL LIFE-TAX SOFTWARE-WHATTO KNOW – As though paying taxes isn’t annoying enough, prices and plans for tax software keep changing. Companies will try to hook you in with free options, then get you to upgrade along the way. Here are some tips. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon.
AIRPORT SECURITY-LONG WAITS – Fliers can expect massive security lines at airports across the country this summer. The problem: Too few travelers have signed up for the government’s expedited screening program called PreCheck. The Associated Press has exclusive PreCheck usage airport by airport. UPCOMING, with photos, video and localized data for 348 airports across the country.
CAR HEADLIGHTS-SAFETY – Headlights of more than 30 midsized car models gave only one model a “good” rating. SENT: 800 words, photo, graphic. UPCOMING: Developing; video planned.
ON THE MONEY-COFFEE REWARDS — If you need a coffee fix, you’re in luck: Chains such as Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts offer loyalty programs, but they differ greatly. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photos.
FITNESS-WORKOUT INJURIES – Doctors, chiropractors and trainers say workout-related injuries have become more common as the high intensity interval training and CrossFit hybrids movement has exploded. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon, photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
CELEBRITY V SCIENCE – When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur. Last week, the Tribeca Film Festival defended then reversed its decision to program a documentary by a discredited former doctor. It was the latest instance of the medical community being forced to combat the influence of a celebrity promoting questionable science. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.
TV-THE WALKING DEAD-FAMILIES – What’s a little gore among family members? Parents and children are spending weekly quality time together by watching “The Walking Dead” on AMC. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon, photos, video.
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