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:
— 2016-ELECTION RDP (sent; developing)
— UNITED STATES-IRAQ (sent; developing)
— PRINCE-DRUG EPIDEMIC (upcoming)
— OHIO SHOOTINGS-FUNERALS (sent; developing)
— POLICE-BODY CAMERAS (upcoming)
— KENYA-COLLAPSED BUILDING (sent; developing)
— SYRIA (sent; developing)
— TONY NOMINATIONS (sent; developing)
— TV-THE GOOD WIFE FINALE (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— PRESS FREEDOM (sent; developing)
— DETROIT SCHOOLS (sent; developing)
— TACKLE POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL (upcoming)
— LANDMARK TREE (sent; developing)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— DETROIT SCHOOLS Q&A
ELECTION coverage (sent; developing)
MEXICO-DONKEY FAIR-PHOTO GALLERY – Small Mexican town fetes the donkey with May Day festival. SENT: 14 photos, 570 words.
ELECTION coverage (sent; developing)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
2016-ELECTION RDP — Republican Ted Cruz faces a high-stakes test for his slumping presidential campaign in Tuesday’s Indiana primary, one of his last opportunities to halt Donald Trump. SENT: 730 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m. with updates throughout the night. With 2016-ELECTION-THE LATEST, sent, developing; 2016-ELECTION-WATCHING TUESDAY – What to watch for. SENT: 790 words, photo. (Polls close 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.)
2016-ELECTION-EXIT POLL – Highlights. UPCOMING: 800 words by 8 p.m., photos.
2016-ELECTION-VOTER VOICES – Voter interviews. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1 p.m., photos. (CER files)
UNITED STATES-RUSSIA – Defense secretary criticizes Russia for aggression in Europe and promises to continue military buildup to deter war on NATO’s eastern flank. SENT: 770 words, photos.
OBAMA – Honors 2016 National Teacher of the Year. UPCOMING: Developing from 4:30 p.m. event., 350 words 6 p.m., photos.
UNITED STATES-IRAQ – An American serviceman was killed in Iraq by fire from the Islamic State group during an attack on Iraqi Kurdish positions outside the IS-held city of Mosul on Tuesday morning. SENT: 500 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
KENYA-COLLAPSED BUILDING – Kenya: Baby saved from collapsed building after 80 hours. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
SYRIA – Syrian opposition fighters on Tuesday shelled government-held parts of Aleppo, killing at least 12 people, as the army claimed it was repelling a wide offensive by the rebels in the country’s largest city. Activists, meanwhile, said government forces were also shelling rebel-held parts of the city, killing two people and wounding several. SENT: 820 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
PRESS FREEDOM – Press Freedom: In Somalia, Turkey and many countries around the world, journalists face threats, jail and murders but keep on working. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
AFGHANISTAN-MESSI’S BOY FAN – Father of 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Messi says Taliban threats forced family to move to Pakistan. SENT: 540 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
HONDURAS-ACTIVIST SLAIN – For months before her slaying, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of regular death threats warning her to stop leading protests against a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people’s ancestral lands. Previously unpublicized court records show that the government and a development company behind the project repeatedly sought to tar Caceres and her colleagues as violent anarchists bent on terrorizing the population and attacking democracy and the rule of law itself. UPCOMING: 1,300 words, photos.
PRINCE-DRUG EPIDEMIC – On the front lines of America’s fight against a drug-abuse epidemic, there have been emotional, sometimes contradictory reactions to news that investigators are looking into whether Prince died of an overdose. Those engaged in the fight say a celebrity’s death can help raise awareness of the problems yet also overshadow the other victims dying by the hundreds every week. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1 p.m., photos.
OHIO SHOOTINGS-FUNERALS – “Ample security” will be on hand at Tuesday’s funeral for six of the eight people shot in rural southern Ohio in what authorities say was a planned attack targeting one family, Ohio’s attorney general says. SENT: 390 words. UPCOMING: Developing from noon funerals, then 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.
POLICE-BODY CAMERAS – After months of small-scale testing, many of the nation’s big-city police forces are planning to expand the use of body cameras by the summer, a rollout that has been slower than expected in some places, an Associated Press review has found. UPCOMING: 850 words by 2 p.m., photos, graphic.
POLICE CUSTODY DEATH-STUN GUNS – A county prosecutor in Virginia says she won’t seek criminal charges against police officers who used stun guns multiple times on a black man before his death. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
ABORTION THREAT-LAWSUIT – A Kansas anti-abortion activist faces trial in federal court this week over a letter she sent to a Wichita physician saying someone might place an explosive under the doctor’s car. SENT: 460 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. from opening statements.
DETROIT SCHOOLS – Nearly all of Detroit’s public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday as hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. SENT: 540 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing. With DETROIT SCHOOLS-Q&A (sent)
EX-ASSEMBLY SPEAKER TRIAL – Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is to be sentenced on federal corruption charges, and prosecutors are seeking more than 14 years behind bars. SENT: 300 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. court hearing, then 700 words by 5 p.m., photos.
TACKLE POWDERPUFF FOOTBALL – The clock has run out on what boosters describe as the nation’s last tackle powderpuff football game. The principal’s cancellation of the game amid concern for the girls’ safety has many people feeling blindsided. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
SAN FRANCISCO-LANDMARK TREE – San Francisco city leaders decide whether to grant landmark status to a 100-foot-tall Norfolk pine hybrid although it’s on private property and the owner wants to cut it down. SENT: 300 words, photo. UPCOMING: 400 words from 5 p.m. meeting, photos.
TALC LAWSUIT-VERDICT – For the second time in three months, a St. Louis jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a huge award over claims that its talcum powder causes cancer. SENT: 450 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
AUTO SALES — The truck and SUV boom continued last month, propelling Fiat Chrysler to a 6 percent sales increase and its best April in more than a decade. SENT: 520 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated throughout day as companies report sales; 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
TONY NOMINATIONS – The megahit musical “Hamilton” grabbed a record-breaking 16 Tony Award nominations, the biggest haul in Broadway history and another notch in the show’s march into theatrical history. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With LIST (sent)
TV-GOOD WIFE-FINALE — With “The Good Wife” coming to an end after seven seasons this Sunday, its creators, Robert and Michelle King, discuss the many ways it was a splendid drama series — and how they did it. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 11 a.m., photos.
FILM-TILDA SWINTON — Tilda Swinton discusses her new film, “A Bigger Splash,” in which she plays a rock star who’s lost her voice, and a career in acting that Swinton says is accidental. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.
TV-Q&A-DAVID ATTENBOROUGH — David Attenborough, who turns 90 on Sunday, weighs in on his acclaimed legacy, the Earth’s future and the importance of getting to know bugs. UPCOMING: 640 words by 2 p.m., photos.
CATFISH STAR DIES – MTV says Ashley Sawyer, who appeared in a 2013 episode of the network’s reality show, “Catfish,” has died at 23. SENT: 120 words.
PHELPS-ATLANTA – Awaiting the birth of his first child, Michael Phelps has decided to skip an Olympic prep meet in Atlanta next week. SENT: 140 words, photos.
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