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.




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

— OBAMA-HIROSHIMA (sent; developing)

— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)

— 2016 ELECTION RDP (upcoming; developing)


— SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)


— PHILIPPINES-ELECTIONS (sent; developing)

— GERMANY-STABBING (sent; developing)

— CANADA WILDFIRE (sent; developing)

— FDA-HEALTHY DEFINITION (sent; developing)


— CHINA-ALIBABA WEB (upcoming)




— BULLYING (upcoming)



— LONG-TERM CARE COSTS (sent; developing)


— WORLD OF CONS (upcoming)











SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)




SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)


GER Attack (sent)


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




OBAMA-HIROSHIMA — Obama will travel to Hiroshima this month in the first visit by a sitting American president to the site where the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb. White House says he won’t apologize but will honor the 140,000 Japanese killed. SENT: 507 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.




CAMPAIGN 2016 — Another day of GOP angst on Capitol Hill as the party comes to grips with Donald Trump as their nominee. Updates from the day’s policy lunches, etc. SENT: 870 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

2016 ELECTION RDP — Primaries in West Virginia (polls close 7:30 p.m. EDT) and Nebraska (9 p.m. EDT). UPCOMING: 350 words by 4 p.m., photos; developing. With ELECTION 2016-EXIT POLL and 2016 ELECTION-VOTER VOICES.

TRUMP BUSINESS PARTNER — A U.S. judge weighs the AP’s request to unseal court records related to the once-secret criminal history of a former Donald Trump business partner. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TV-MEGYN KELLY — When Megyn Kelly sits down with Donald Trump for her first prime-time special on the Fox broadcasting network, the Fox News Channel host hopes to call a truce to the war waged by Trump since he began slamming her after last August’s Republican debate, where he was galled by her tough questioning as one of its moderators. SENT: 1050 words, photos.




NKOREA-PARTY CONGRESS – After a ruling-party congress in which leader Kim Jong Un enshrines his hold on power and his commitment to developing nuclear weapons, hundreds of thousands of North Koreans celebrate with a massive civilian parade featuring floats bearing patriotic slogans and marchers with flags and pompoms. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.

NKOREA-CONGRESS-FIVE THINGS – The Associated Press’ bureau chiefs in North and South Korea offer five main takeaways from the North’s party congress. SENT: 1140 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-ELECTIONS – Rodrigo Duterte, the bombastic mayor of a major southern city, is poised to become the president-elect of the Philippines after an incendiary and populist campaign that projected him alternatively as an emancipator and a looming dictator. SENT: 780 words, photos, video

BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff rode the coattails of her once wildly popular mentor, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to the highest office in Latin America’s largest country in 2010. But a bevy of corruption scandals, the worst recession in decades and Rousseff’s inability to make deals with other politicians led to a referendum on her leadership. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. With AP EXPLAINS: BRAZIL IMPEACHMENT.

CANADA WILDFIRE – Alberta premier’s declares Canada’s oil sands city saved and says a plan will be put together within two weeks so 88,000 residents forced to evacuate can return to their homes. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing

GERMANY-STABBING – Police say there’s no evidence that a man suspected of stabbing four people at a station outside Munich had any accomplices or was part of an Islamic extremist network. SENT: 530 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

BRITAIN-TRUMP-LONDON MAYOR – London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Tuesday slammed Donald Trump’s “ignorant” view of Islam, after the Republican presidential contender suggested Khan could be exempted from a proposed temporary ban on Muslims entering the United States. SENT: 270 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.

BRITAIN ASSANGE KITTEN – WikiLeaks Julian Assange gets kitten to keep him company. SENT: 170 words, photo.




TRANSGENDER RIGHTS-BATHROOMS – Confrontations are flaring across the country over whether to protect or curtail the right of transgender people to use public restrooms and locker rooms in accordance with their gender identity. UPCOMING. 1,100 words.

SEVERE WEATHER – Tornadoes destroy homes, overturn vehicles and strip the bark from trees as they churn across Oklahoma, part of a strong series of storms that hit the Plains. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. With SEVERE-WEATHER-THINGS-TO-KNOW.

BULLYING, HFR — National Academies issues a new report on bullying in America’s schools. UPCOMING: 700 words HOLD FOR RELEASE 11 a.m. EDT.

ABORTION-ANESTHESIA – Utah’s first-in-the-nation requirement that women be given anesthesia or painkillers before some abortions takes effect Tuesday, but doctors say they’re not sure how they’re supposed to comply with the law that requires pain relief for a fetus that may not feel pain. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.

PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOOTING – A man who admitted killing three people at a Colorado Planned Parenthood clinic is returning to court for the continuation of a hearing on whether he’s mentally competent to stand trial. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

COLORADO SHOOTING-THEATER LAWSUIT – Opening statements are set to begin in a civil trial over whether the company that owns a Colorado movie theater should have done more to prevent a 2012 shooting there. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. opening statements.

SAN FRANCISCO-IMMIGRATION POLICY – After a shooting death sparked debate on how the city handles suspects in the country illegally, the city might revise guidelines under which deportation officials could be alerted. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 5 p.m. meeting.

48 YEAR FUGITIVE — Connecticut State Police say a fugitive arrested in a rural town 48 years after escaping from a Georgia prison work camp was well-known as a boat repairman in his community and was caught after applying for Social Security. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1 p.m.

PRINCE LEGISLATION – In the wake of Prince’s death, legislative committees in Minnesota are planning hearings to clarify the rights of artists to control the commercial use of their names, likenesses and images, and to extend those protections to their heirs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 4 p.m. hearing.

THE CITADEL-MUSLIM HEADSCARF – The Citadel military college has decided a newly admitted Muslim student cannot wear her traditional Muslim headscarf if she enrolls. SENT: 330 words.




LONG-TERM CARE COSTS – Long-term care grew more expensive again this year, with the median annual bill for a private nursing home room edging closer to $100,000, according to a survey from Genworth Financial. SENT: 410 words.

FDA-HEALTHY DEFINITION – The Food and Drug Administration will re-evaluate its definition of “healthy,” which could eventually upend how a range of foods are marketed. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Developing.




CHINA-ALIBABA WEB — The head of an anti-counterfeiting coalition’s relationship with a key employee of Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce giant, is raising questions about potential conflicts of interest in the controversial decision to admit a company often described as the world’s largest marketplace for fakes into a group dedicated to intellectual property protection. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 4 p.m., photos.

FACEBOOK-CONSERVATIVE NEWS – A Facebook official says the company has found no evidence to back up allegations that Facebook contractors suppressed stories of interest to conservatives in its “Trending” section. SENT: 130 words.

POLL-EMPLOYMENT LOYALTY — America’s baby boomers are leaving behind a legacy of employment loyalty that isn’t likely to be replaced, according to a new poll that says 41 percent of workers 50 and older have spent at least 20 years working for the same employers. UPCOMING: 850 words by 2 p.m. With Poll-Methods Box.

DISNEY-MOVIE MAGIC — The Magic Kingdom is increasingly the studio to beat, anchored by its Star Wars and Marvel superhero franchises. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m., photo, graphic. With: EARNS-WALT DISNEY — The Walt Disney Co. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes. UPCOMING: 130 words after release, then expanded.




WORLD OF CONS — From aliens to drag queens, there’s a con for all seasons as a proliferation of pop-culture conventions celebrate genres far beyond superheroes. SENT: 630 words, photos.

BOOKS-SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL — Sidney Blumenthal, the former White House aide during the Clinton administration, has just published the first of four planned volumes on Abraham Lincoln. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

CHRISTIE’S-CONTEMPORARY ART – A Mark Rothko painting and a self-portrait by Jean-Michel Basquiat are among the highlights of Christie’s contemporary art sale. SENT: 560 words, photos. UPCOMING: Auction begins at 7 p.m.




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