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:

— OBAMA (sent; developing)

— CLINTON-EMAIL (upcoming)

— MILITARY SEX ASSAULT (sent; may develop)

— BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH (sent; developing)

— IRAQ (sent; developing)

— SYRIA (sent; developing)

— OFFICER SHOT-MASSACHUSETTS (sent; developing)

— GERMANY-BAYER-MONSANTO (sent; developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— SHIELD ACTOR-WIFE KILLING (sent; developing)

— NEPAL-EVEREST (sent; may develop)

— THAILAND DORM FIRE (sent)

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CHUNKY TEXT

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–SELF-INDUCED ABORTION-GLANCE — A look at some cases around the country where self-induced abortions led to arrests or convictions. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

–GERMANY-BAYER-MONSANTO-Q&A (upcoming)

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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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WASHINGTON

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OBAMA – Obama lifts a half-century-old ban on selling arms to Vietnam, looking to bolster a government seen as a crucial, though flawed partner in a region that he has tried to place at the center of his foreign policy legacy. SENT: 990 words, photos. With TALIBAN LEADER DEATH-OBAMA — Obama: Taliban leader’s death a “milestone” for Afghan peace; JAPAN-US-HIROSHIMA — U.S. ex-POW in Japan to travel with Obama to Hiroshima.

MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT — A “troubling command culture” in the military seems to favor closing sexual assault cases and leaves victims vulnerable to retaliation, says a U.S. senator in a new report. SENT: 740 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.

CLINTON-EMAIL — FBI agents investigating whether Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server imperiled government secrets appear close to completing their work, and experts expect the review to culminate in an interview with the former secretary of state. UPCOMING: 880 words by 4 p.m., photos.

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POLITICS

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GOP 2016-HOUSE WOMEN — House Republican women facing competitive re-election races are also facing a tough question: Will you support your party’s standard-bearer, knowing his history of comments about women that many consider offensive? UPCOMING: 850 words by 3 p.m., photos.

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WORLD

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IRAQ – Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

SYRIA – A series of coordinated explosions including suicide bombings rocked two normally quiet coastal government strongholds in Syria Monday, killing more than 80 people and wounding 200 others, state media and opposition activists said. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

AUSTRIA-ELECTION – A Euroskeptic, anti-immigration politician and his left-leaning rival were neck and neck Monday a day after polls closed in Austria’s presidential election, and officials were counting absentee ballots to determine the victor. SENT: 320 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT – An unprecedented summit to revamp humanitarian aid and global responses to modern-day crises opens in Turkey. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

NEPAL-EVEREST – An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple of days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say some of the tragedy may have been avoidable. SENT: 780 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments uncertain.

THAILAND-DORM FIRE- Eighteen girls killed in fire at school dorm in northern Thailand. SENT: 460 words, photo.

YEMEN – A pair of suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State militants killed at least 45 people in Yemen’s southern city of Aden, security officials say. SENT: 370 words, graphic, photos.

CENTRAL ASIA-DYNASTIES — A look at the dynastic leaderships and cults of personalities in the Central Asian countries that were once part of the Soviet Union, following Tajikistan’s referendum on changing the constitution. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photos.

BURKINA FASO-WATER WOES – Across Burkina Faso’s capital, even the wealthiest neighborhoods typically spared from shortages are suffering without water amid an unprecedented heat wave. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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US

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BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH – Judge to announce verdict in Freddie Gray case against Baltimore officer. SENT: 280 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. court hearing.

OFFICER SHOT-MASSACHUSETTS – The man accused of killing a Massachusetts police officer during an early morning traffic stop was later shot to death after exchanging gunfire with police and wounding a state trooper, officials said. SENT: 530 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

SHIELD ACTOR-WIFE KILLING – Two years after Michael Jace shot and killed his wife in their Los Angeles home, the actor is scheduled to go on trial in a case that will explore several unanswered questions about what led to the killing. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 11:30 a.m. court proceedings.

DREW PETERSON – Opening statements are to begin in the murder-for-hire trial of Drew Peterson, the former suburban Chicago police officer accused of plotting to kill the state’s attorney who prosecuted Peterson in his third wife’s death. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing

FETICIDE-WOMAN’S DEFENSE – Attorneys for an Indiana woman found guilty of killing the premature infant she delivered after ingesting abortion-inducing drugs will ask an appeals court Monday to throw out the convictions that led to her 20-year prison sentence. SENT: 620 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. hearing. With SELF-INDUCED ABORTION-GLANCE — A look at some cases around the country where self-induced abortions led to arrests or convictions. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.

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HEALTH

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HAITI-EMERGING DISEASES – Doctors in Haiti are seeing what appears to be an uptick in a rare paralyzing syndrome that has been linked to the spreading mosquito-borne Zika virus, though even after the worst cholera epidemic in recent history, Haiti’s badly under-resourced health sector does not have routine data collection systems in place that would allow experts to adequately track and document disease outbreaks. UPCOMING: 980 words, photos.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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GERMANY-BAYER-MONSANTO — German drug and chemicals company Bayer AG says it’s made a $62 billion offer to buy U.S.-based crops and seeds specialist Monsanto. The proposed combination would create a giant seed and farm chemical company with a strong presence in the U.S., Europe and Asia. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be expanded With: GERMANY-BAYER-MONSANTO-Q&A (upcoming)

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-FRESH OFF THE BOAT — The cast and producer of ABC’s sitcom “Fresh Off the Boat,” which airs its season finale Tuesday, reflect on its breakthrough achievement in creating an Asian-American family sitcom that’s resonated with viewers. By UPCOMING: 860 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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At the Nerve Center, Rob Jagodzinski 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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