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-TRUMP vs RYAN (upcoming)
–CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent, upcoming)
–CANADA WILDFIRE (sent, developing)
–PENN STATE ABUSE (sent, developing)
–NAVAJO GIRL KILLED (sent, developing)
–OLY-HAVELANGE TURNS 100
–NKOREA-PARTY CONGRESS (sent)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
–PENN STATE ABUSE (sent, developing)
–BABY NAMES (sent, developing)
–BRITAIN-BOATY MCBOATFACE (sent)
–VEGAN UPROAR (sent)
–TRUMP UNIVERSITY (upcoming)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
NKOREA-PARTY CONGRESS-NEWS GUIDE (sent)
TOP 10 BABY NAMES (sent)
GRIM SLEEPER VICTIMS (sent)
CANADA FIRE (sent)
DEADLY FIRE-NEW YORK (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
GOP 2016-TRUMP vs RYAN — Where do they differ on core issues: Two factions of the Republican Party. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos, by 4 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016 — Trump says he was really surprised by House Speaker Paul Ryan’s rebuff of him as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. But GOP chief Reince Priebus says he understands Ryan’s reservations. “It’s going to take some time,” Priebus says. SENT: 854 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
CAMPAIGN 2016-ANTI-TRUMP ADS — Donald Trump’s likely Democratic opponent and her allies are laying their traps for him. Priorities USA, the lead super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, has already reserved $91 million in television advertising that will start next month and continue through Election Day. By Chad Day and Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 680 words, graphic.
GOP 2016-TRUMP-ANALYSIS — Donald Trump’s tone-deaf tribute to the taco bowl gives Republicans yet another reason to worry — and House Speaker Paul Ryan tries to give them a way out. An AP News Analysis. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace. SENT: 830 words, photos, video.
SENATE 2016-NEW HAMPSHIRE — Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte is casting herself as an independent-minded lawmaker focused on New Hampshire over party politics in her re-election bid. But she now has another label to contend with, one that Democrats will assign her at every turn: Loyal ally of likely Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CANADA WILDFIRE — A convoy of evacuees begins the drive out of work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area. Meanwhile, a mass airlift of evacuees is expected to resume, a day after 8,000 people were flown out. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
LIBYA-THE RACE TO SIRTE — From east and west, the forces of Libya’s rival powers are each moving on the city of Sirte, vowing to free it from the hold of the Islamic State group. The danger is they could very well fight each other as well. By Maggie Michael. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 4 p.m., photos.
PANAMA-MONEY LAUNDERING — Colombian authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman sought by the United States and dismantled an empire of banking, real estate and retail businesses that the U.S. says were part of a top worldwide money-laundering organization. SENT: 695 words, developing.
SYRIA — Activists say a coalition of Syrian rebels and hard-line jihadists has seized a strategic village from pro-government forces just 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the contested city of Aleppo. SENT: 600 words, photos.
KENYA-COLLAPSED BUILDING — As emergency workers retrieve four bodies from a building that collapsed a week ago, bringing the death toll to 41, hundreds of residents are evicted from nearby buildings that are being torn down to prevent other disasters. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
VATICAN-POPE-CHARLEMAGNE PRIZE — Pope Francis, accepting a prize for promoting European unity, bemoans that the continent’s people “are tempted to yield to our own selfish interests and to consider putting up fences.” SENT: 580 words, photos.
BRITAIN ELECTION — Voters punished the opposition Labour Party in Scotland in local and regional elections — races that underscored divisions in the public mood across the United Kingdom. Results are still pending for the most closely watched race: An election that may give London its first Muslim leader. SENT: 620 words, photos.
CZECH-VINYL REVIVAL — As vinyl records make a global comeback in popularity, a little-known Czech company is riding the market surge to establish itself as one of the world’s biggest record manufacturers, with plans to expand in North America and Asia. SENT: 900 words, photos.
NKOREA-PARTY CONGRESS — North Korea opens the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country’s stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un. SENT: 850 words, video, photos. With NKOREA-PARTY CONGRESS-NEWS GUIDE (sent).
IRELAND-NEW GOVERNMENT — Ireland’s lawmakers have narrowly re-elected Enda Kenny as prime minister, ending 70 days of deadlock caused by an inconclusive election. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
UNITED STATES-MIDEAST — The U.S. and its Mideast peace mediation partners plan to publicly criticize Israel sharply for its settlement activity in a report on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, diplomats say. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
NAVAJO GIRL KILLED — Hundreds of mourners gather to remember an 11-year-old girl who was killed after being abducted along her school bus route on the Navajo Nation. UPCOMING: Developing from funeral starting at noon, 500 words by 3 p.m., photos and video.
PENN STATE ABUSE — Joe Paterno’s son says an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is “bunk.” SENT: 500 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
TRUMP UNIVERSITY — A California judge is expected to set a date for the trial of a suit by students of Trump University who say they were defrauded. SENT: 340 words. Updates from 4:30 p.m. hearing.
DEADLY FIRE-NEW YORK — Syracuse fire officials say six members of the same family have been killed after a pre-dawn fire tore through their home. SENT: 250 words, video.
NEWTOWN SHOOTING-BRAIN HEALTH — A scientist who created a foundation dedicated to brain health after his daughter was killed at Sandy Hook is being honored for his advocacy by Yale’s School of Medicine. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m.
VEGAN UPROAR — At the Cafe Gratitude vegan restaurant chain in California, the last few weeks have been filled with angry phone calls over the owners’ decision to begin eating meat. SENT: 550 words, photos.
ECONOMY — U.S. employers pulled back on hiring in April after a streak of robust monthly gains, adding 160,000 jobs, the fewest in seven months. The unemployment rate remained at a low of 5 percent, roughly where it has been since the fall. SENT: 700 words, photo.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
SUMNER REDSTONE-HEALTH FIGHT — A trial on whether Sumner Redstone is mentally incapacitated is scheduled to begin, with a judge watching video of recent testimony by the ailing media mogul. By Entertainment Writer Anthony McCartney. Developing from 11:30 a.m. trial. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
SPACEX LAUNCH — For the second time in a row, SpaceX has successfully landed a rocket at sea. SENT: 400 words, photos, video.
OLY-HAVELANGE TURNS 100 — Joao Havelange delivered an impassioned speech seven years ago, urging fellow International Olympic Committee members to choose Rio for the 2016 Olympics — and help him celebrate his 100th birthday that year. Havelange turns 100 on Sunday but he’s no longer welcome in all Olympic circles. UPCOMING: 500 words by 11 a.m., photos.
RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio de Janeiro’s state security secretary acknowledges that cuts of $550 million to his budget pose a risk to the Olympics when they open in three months. UPCOMING 750 words by 1 p.m.
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