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:

— 2016 ELECTION RDP (sent; developing)

— SUPREME COURT-CORRUPT GOVERNOR (upcoming)

— SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)

— MANZIEL-INDICTMENT (sent; developing)

— OHIO SHOOTINGS (sent; developing)

— HILLSBOROUGH VERDICTS (sent; developing)

— APPLE DECLINE (upcoming)

— TWITTER-STAYING SMALL (upcoming)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— TV-KELLY RIPA (sent; developing)

— MARIJUANA-OPIOD ALTERNATIVE? (upcoming)

— MINIMUM WAGE-ENFORCEMENT (upcoming)

— WIFE KILLED-911 CONFESSION (sent; developing)

— FILM-FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA (upcoming)

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PHOTOS:

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ELECTION coverage (sent; developing)

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VIDEO:

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ELECTION coverage (sent; developing)

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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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2016 ELECTION RDP – Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton aim for sweeps in Tuesday’s Northeastern primaries. SENT: 840 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., with updates throughout the night. With: 2016-ELECTION-WATCHING TUESDAY – What to watch for. SENT: 750 words, photos. With: 2016-ELECTION-DEM – UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos, with updates throughout the night; 2016-ELECTION-GOP – UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos, updates throughout the night; 2016-ELECTION-NEWS GUIDE – UPCOMING: 800 words by 6 p.m., photos, updates throughout the night.; 2016-ELECTION-EXIT POLL – Highlights. UPCOMING: 800 words by 8 p.m., photos; 2016-ELECTION-WATCHING WEDNESDAY – UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 p.m., photos; 2016-ELECTION-VOTER VOICES – Interviews with voters. UPCOMING: 500 words by 11 a.m., 800 words by 1 p.m., photos.

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WASHINGTON

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SUPREME COURT-CORRUPT GOVERNOR – In the final argument of the Supreme Court term, justices will consider Wednesday how far politicians can go in doing favors for people who give them money before it amounts to corruption in the case of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.

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WORLD

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PHILIPPINES-BEHEADED CANADIAN – The Philippine military comes under increased pressure to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed and also ensure the safety of the remaining captives. SENT: 680 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments uncertain.

HILLSBOROUGH VERDICTS – The 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death in overcrowded sections at Hillsborough Stadium in 1989 were “unlawfully killed” in a disaster caused by police actions, a jury concluded Tuesday. SENT: 920 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

NORWAY-BREIVIK – Norway’s government on Tuesday filed an appeal against the Oslo district court’s ruling that Norwegian authorities had violated the human rights of mass killer Anders Behring Breivik. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

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US

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SEVERE WEATHER – Forecasters are warning that severe storms could bring “significant” tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail to the Great Plains on Tuesday, while severe thunderstorms and strong wind gusts are predicted for Mid-Atlantic states where voters are casting ballots in primary elections. SENT: 420 words, photo. UPCOMING. Developing through the day.

MANZIEL-INDICTMENT – Former NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel is expected to be indicted on allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend in January. SENT: 120 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated. With MANZIEL-INDICTMENT-NEWS GUIDE.

OHIO SHOOTINGS – As the investigation into the killings of eight family members in rural Ohio entered its fifth day, more details slowly trickled out. SENT: 490 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

MARIJUANA-OPIOD ALTERNATIVE? – The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon, photos.

MINIMUM WAGE-ENFORCEMENT – As states and cities gradually implement new laws to raise wages to at least $15 an hour, they are confronting a challenge experts say has long bedeviled the nation’s municipalities: policing tens of thousands of businesses to obey wage laws. UPCOMING: 850 words by 2 p.m., photos.

WIFE KILLED-911 CONFESSION – A suburban Cincinnati man is charged with murder after calmly calling 911 to confess he’d killed his wife and say that he wasn’t a threat and would be awaiting police on his front stoop. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing; time uncertain.

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TECH

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APPLE DECLINE – For the first time in more than a decade, Apple may see a decline in quarterly sales thanks to a slump in iPhone sales. Some analysts say it’s mostly a lull until Apple unveils the next major iPhone this fall, but the company has no obvious “next big thing” in sight. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m. and 700 by 6:30 p.m., photo.

TWITTER-STAYING SMALL – Twitter gets lots of grief from investors because it hasn’t taken over the world the way Facebook did. But maybe it’s actually destined to stay small, serving a vital, if limited, role for its users. Will wrap in earnings. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m. and 700 by 6:30 p.m., photo.

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BUSINESS

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GANNETT-TRIBUNE – Tribune Publishing said Tuesday in a letter that USA Today owner Gannett was “erratic” and “unreliable” as the two newspaper companies tried to discuss a possible tie-up. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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SPORTS

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NADAL-DOPING LETTER – Fed up of being accused of doping, Rafael Nadal has written to the president of the International Tennis Federation and asked for all of his drug-test results and blood profile records to be made public. SENT: 470 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA – In an exclusive interview ahead of being honored at the TCM Classic Film Festival, Francis Ford Coppola reflects on his chameleonic career, his plans to release his own cut of “The Cotton Club” and his audacious current project to create what he calls “live cinema.” UPCOMING: 1,300 word Q&A will move by 2 p.m., along with an 800 word abridged version; photos.

TV-KELLY RIPA – Kelly Ripa returned to her daytime talk show Tuesday after time off to “gather (her) thoughts” after learning her co-host Michael Strahan was leaving, saying the incident had started a conversation about workplace respect. SENT: 460 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.

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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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