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:
— GOP 2016-DELEGATE FIGHT (upcoming)
— AP POLL-CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— AP POLL-CONTESTED CONVENTION (upcoming)
— SYRIA (sent; developing)
— BOARDING SCHOOL SEX ABUSE (upcoming)
— FORENSIC VETERINARIANS (upcoming)
— FILM-TRIBECA (upcoming)
— WARRIORS-FOR THE RECORD (upcoming)
— LAKERS-BRYANT (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— EQUAL PAY POLITICS (sent; developing)
— WOMEN IN COMBAT (sent; developing)
— STRANDED SKIERS-GLACIER (sent; developing)
— INDIA-ROYAL VISIT-RHINO PARK (sent; developing)
— HEMINGWAY EXHIBITION (upcoming)
— HAWKING-SPACE EXPLORATION (upcoming)
— FACEBOOK CONFERENCE (upcoming)
— ART-CARRAVAGIO (sent)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— SOUTH CAROLINA FLOODS-SIX MONTHS LATER (upcoming)
— SYRIA-TALKS-GLANCE (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
GOP 2016-DELEGATE FIGHT – Donald Trump has missed his chance to line up potential delegates, thanks to deadlines in some states that have already passed. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
AP POLL-CONTESTED CONVENTION – Americans are OK with plurality and not majority determining who wins the Republican nomination at a contested GOP convention, new AP-GfK poll finds. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m., photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-OBAMA – Two years ago, Obama was politically toxic and vulnerable Democrats fighting for re-election practically begged him to stay away. Now he’s poised to be one of the hottest commodities on the campaign trail this year. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
EQUAL PAY POLITICS – Tuesday marks Equal Pay Day, a symbolic event dramatizing how much longer it takes a woman to earn as much as a man — and an annual opportunity for Democrats to lambast Republicans for inaction on the issue. SENT: 850 words. UPCOMING: Updates from various events, including 11:25 a.m. Obama remarks, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
SYRIA – Syrian government troops push an offensive against militants in the north on the eve of parliament elections expected to recreate a rubber-stamp assembly loyal to President Bashar Assad, threatening to undermine a new round of peace talks in Geneva resuming this week. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With SYRIA-TALKS-GLANCE, looking at issues, players, prospects
BRUSSELS-ATTACKS – Two men have been charged with offenses related to the Brussels bombings, and three others have been detained in Brussels in connection to the Paris attacks, Belgian authorities said Tuesday. SENT: 300 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
Prosecutors say three people have been detained in Brussels for questioning in LIBYA -Italy’s foreign minister arrived in Tripoli on Tuesday in a show of support for a U.N.-backed unity government that Western nations hope can unite the oil-rich country and lead the fight against a powerful Islamic State affiliate. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
AFGHANISTAN-TALIBAN SPRING OFFENSIVE – The Taliban announce the start of their warm-weather fighting season, vowing “large-scale attacks” in the 15th year of their war against the U.S.-backed Afghan government. SENT: 770 word, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
INDIA-TEMPLE FIRE – Seven people who fled after a weekend fire killed at least 116 people at the southern Indian temple where they are board members surrender to police to face prosecution, police say. SENT: 360 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: May develop.
NIGERIA-BOKO HARAM-CHILD BOMBERS – The number of child bombers used by the Islamic extremists of Boko Haram has increased from four to 44 in a year with devastating consequences in communities that now see children as threats, UNICEF said Tuesday. SENT: 450 words.
VATICAN-US – Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of his ambassador to the United States who was behind Francis’ controversial meeting with Kim Davis, the Kentucky clerk who went to jail rather than comply with a court order to issue same-sex marriage licenses. SENT: 420 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
INDIA-ROYAL VISIT-RHINO PARK – With the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arriving at the world’s largest one-horn rhino park in remote northeastern India on Tuesday, conservationists hope the British royals can help raise global alarms about how black-market demand for rhino horns and other animal parts is fueling illegal poaching and pushing species to the brink. SENT: 720 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
WOMEN IN COMBAT – Navy secretary to discuss women in combat at Camp Pendleton. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 4:15 p.m. meeting.
BOARDING SCHOOL SEX ABUSE – A series of sexual abuse scandals is forcing a reckoning at some of New England’s most exclusive boarding schools and sending a shudder through similar institutions around the country that have long been training grounds for America’s elite. They and boarding schools that have yet to be touched by scandal are now rushing to adopt safeguards and reassure parents, while also launching in-house investigations and asking graduates and others to step forward if they know of any misconduct. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon, photos.
FORENSIC VETERINARIANS – When animal cruelty is suspected, forensic veterinarians with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals set to work at their state-of-the-art lab in New York, identifying the cause of death or examining an animal’s wounds for signs of abuse. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, video.
SOUTH CAROLINA FLOODS-SIX MONTHS LATER – The historic rains and floods that battered South Carolina in October claimed 19 lives, destroyed more than a billion dollars’ worth of homes and property, and left thousands struggling to recoup. Six months later, many in the region are still trying to regain their balance. UPCOMING: 800 words in chunky text format, photos.
GEORGIA EXECUTION – Georgia is preparing to execute a death row inmate who shot a woman to death during a burglary in 1996 as his lawyers ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider arguments that a juror who imposed the sentence was motivated by racial bias. SENT: 600 words, photo. UPCOMING; execution scheduled for 7 p.m.
STRANDED SKIERS-GLACIER – Four Alaska Air National Guard rescuers have trudged several miles through difficult terrain and harsh weather after parachuting onto a glacier to save two skiers who have been stuck there since Friday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
FAKE HONORS STUDENT – A 23-year-old Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl has been denied lower bail. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
HAWKING-SPACE EXPLORATION – A Silicon Valley investor has enlisted famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for a futuristic plan to seek life in outer space. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m. Photos expected.
FACEBOOK CONFERENCE — Facebook is expected to announce some new uses for its popular Messenger app, and maybe show more ways that people can share and watch video on the social network, during the opening day of the tech company’s annual conference for software developers. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., then expanded.
HTC-NEW PHONE — HTC is promising a boost to its camera along with refinements in audio and design as it unveils its latest flagship phone, the HTC 10. SENT: 410 words, photos.
GLOBAL ECONOMY – World finance officials who meet in Washington this week confront a bleak picture: Eight years after the financial crisis erupted, the global economy remains fragile and at risk of another recession. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
BEES-PESTICIDES – Garden-care giant Ortho said Tuesday it will stop using a class of chemicals widely believed to harm bees. SENT: 440 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
BKN–WARRIORS-FOR THE RECORD – Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors must only beat Memphis in Wednesday’s regular-season finale at home in rockin’ Oracle Arena to have the NBA wins record all to themselves at 73 after tying the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls on Sunday in San Antonio. UPCOMING: 750 words by 6 p.m., photos.
BKN–LAKERS-BRYANT – After two decades spent dazzling the world, Kobe Bryant ends his career Wednesday night. The Los Angeles Lakers hope to send him into retirement with one last memorable performance. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
HEMINGWAY EXHIBITION — Original drafts of Ernest Hemingway works and his personal items go on display for the first time at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.
ART-CARRAVAGIO – A 400-year-old painting that might have been executed by Italian master Caravaggio has been found in an attic in southern France. SENT: 540 words, photos.
FILM-TRIBECA — Worlds are colliding at the Tribeca Film Festival. Television, virtual reality and interactive exhibits are now larger parts of the festival, alongside movies. This year’s films, too, are filled with the mingling of different media. UPCOMING: 850 words by noon, photos.
PEOPLE-JERRY LEWIS — The grandiose banquet space on the second floor of the Friars Club in New York City is called the Milton Berle Room. And the bar on the first floor, a cozy setting right by the entrance, is named for Billy Crystal — except when Jerry Lewis is in town. (backslash)UPCOMING: 600 words by 10 a.m., photos, video.
TV-Q&A-GABRIELLE REECE — Gabrielle Reece discusses “Strong,” the new NBC fitness competition she hosts, her supportive husband and how to get fair pay for female athletes. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
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