BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15,ADVISORY


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.

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EDT:

— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)

— GOP 2016-TRUMP’S PATH (upcoming)

— OBAMA-EUROPE (sent; developing)

— JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-PRISONER RE-ENTRY (sent; developing)

— AP EXPLAINER-CONGRESS-PUERTO RICO (upcoming)

— OHIO SHOOTINGS (sent; developing)

— DUBAI-DRIVERLESS CARS (sent; developing)

— GANNETT-TRIBUNE (sent; developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY (sent; developing)

— MUSLIM CEMETERY BACKLASH (sent)

— SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)

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PHOTOS:

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CZECH REPUBLIC NEWBORN GORILLA – Gorilla gives birth unexpectedly at Prague zoo. SENT: 3 photos, 120 words.

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Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):

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POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016 – A collaboration between Ted Cruz and John Kasich aimed at carving up the anti-Donald Trump vote in coming primaries isn’t sitting well with the Republican presidential front-runner. SENT: 870 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing with spot and analytical angles.

GOP 2016-TRUMP’S PATH – Five states vote in primaries Tuesday, and Donald Trump can afford to lose only one to stay on track to clinch the Republican nomination. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photo.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CAMPAIGN CUSTOMS – Presidential candidates seeking Philadelphians’ approval face the crucial cheesesteak test. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON

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AP EXPLAINER-CONGRESS-PUERTO RICO – Things to know about Puerto Rico’s debt crisis, what Congress is doing about it and the ads complicating that effort. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

OBAMA-EUROPE – Winding up his Europe trip, President Barack Obama announces the deployment to Syria of an additional 250 U.S. special operations forces. SENT: 800 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

JUSTICE DEPARTMENT-PRISONER RE-ENTRY – Attorney General Loretta Lynch is urging the nation’s governors to make it easier for convicted felons to obtain state-issued identification after they get out of prison, part of a broader plan being announced Monday to help smooth the path for state and federal inmates who are preparing to re-enter society. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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WORLD

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DUBAI-DRIVERLESS CARS – Dubai, already home to the world’s tallest building, is looking to get ahead by getting out of the driver’s seat. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

PAKISTAN – Pakistani authorities have arrested an al-Qaida financier who has been on a U.N. sanctions list since 2012, police said Monday. SENT: 330 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

BRUSSELS-ATTACKS – Bomb-hit Brussels subway station reopens a month later. SENT: 130 words, photo, video.

HISTORIC SITES-GRANTS – The World Monuments Fund on announced grants Monday totaling $1 million for five historic sites, including a 16th-century Nepalese temple destroyed in last year’s massive earthquake. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: Photos.

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US

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OHIO SHOOTINGS – Marijuana growing operations are discovered at some of the crime scenes where officials say eight family members were killed in a “pre-planned execution,” raising more questions as authorities scramble to find a suspect or suspects in the slayings in a rural southern Ohio community. SENT: 820 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY – The city of Cleveland has reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun outside a recreation center. SENT: 560 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

PROM SHOOTING-WISCONSIN – Officials praised the quick actions of police and district staff to stop an 18-year-old gunman, saying they averted what could have been a much worse attack on a high school prom in Wisconsin. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.UPCOMING: May develop.

ILLINOIS BUDGET-SCHOOL CRISIS – Unthinkable even a few months ago, the possibility that Illinois’ budget impasse extending to a second year and shutting down school systems has grown stronger in recent weeks. UPCOMING: 830 words, photos by noon.

SEVERE WEATHER – Forecasters say a severe weather outbreak is possible Tuesday with powerful, long-track tornadoes and enormous hail predicted in some central and southern Plains states. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Devleoping.

MUSLIM CEMETERY BACKLASH – Backlash against plans for Muslim cemeteries around the country dismays but doesn’t surprise advocates. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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FEDERAL RESERVE – The U.S. job market is healthy. The stock market is up. Home prices are rising. Yet as the Federal Reserve prepares to meet this week, it seems in no mood to resume raising interest rates from ultra-low levels. With the global economy struggling and U.S. inflation still subpar, many economists see little likelihood of a rate hike even before the second half of the year. UPCOMING: 750 words by 11 a.m.

GANNETT-TRIBUNE – Newspaper publisher Gannett said Monday that it wants to buy rival Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of USA Today control of the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune and several other newspapers. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMNG: Developing.

HONDA-INVESTIGATION CLOSED – The U.S. government says it has closed an investigation into Honda’s failure to report deaths and injuries after the company met all of its obligations. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-VIDEO GAME ADAPTATIONS – Hollywood is pushing the reset button on its approach to video game adaptations. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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At the Nerve Center, Alina Heineke can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Alyssa Goodman (ext. 1900). For graphics and interactives, Phil Holm (ext. 7636). Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact [email protected] or call 877-836-9477.

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