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)
— DEM 2016-CLINTON EMAILS (upcoming)
— GOP 2016-NEVER HILLARY (upcoming)
— 2016 ELECTION-EQUAL TIME (sent)
— GOP-2016-TRUMP-MARTINEZ (upcoming)
— TRAPPED IN CAVE (sent; developing)
— HURRICANE FORECAST (upcoming)
— RURAL WASHINGTON KILLINGS (upcoming)
— YELLEN (upcoming)
— HEDGE FUND-STATE AID (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND-TRAVEL (upcoming)
— AIR BAG RECALLS (sent; developing)
— REAL TIME CASH (upcoming)
— SHIELD ACTOR-WIFE KILLING (sent; developing)
— HEIMLICH-NAMESAKE MANEUVER (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
OBAMA-HIROSHIMA —Obama pays tribute to the “silent cry” of the victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon “the logic of fear” that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. SENT: 990 words, photos, video. With OBAMA-HIROSHIMA-THE SURVIVORS — Obama’s hug of Hiroshima survivor epitomizes historic visit. SENT: 200 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video; OBAMA-HIROSHIMA-QUOTES — Visitors to Hiroshima memorial reflect on Obama’s visit. SENT: 340 words, photos; OBAMA-HIROSHIMA-THE LATEST; JAPAN-HIROSHIMA-BY THE NUMBERS (sent).
SYRIA-Militants of the Islamic State group on Friday seized a string of villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border in rapid advances that forced the evacuation of a hospital and trapped tens of thousands of people amid heavy fighting, Syrian opposition activists and an international medical organization said. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
EGYPT-PLANE – The search for the EgyptAir plane which crashed last week killing all 66 people on board has narrowed to a 5-kilometer-wide area in the Mediterranean Sea, based on signals from the craft’s emergency beacon, Egypt’s chief investigator said. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
UKRAINE-SAVCHENKO – Nadezhda Savchenko, a pilot who returned to a hero’s welcome in Ukraine after two years in Russian custody, declared Friday she would run for president if that’s what Ukrainians wanted. SENT: 420 words, photos.
JAPAN-SKOREA-PLANE FIRE – An engine fire breaks out on a Korean Air jet about to take off from Tokyo and seven people may have been injured, an airport official says. SENT: 210 words, photos.
GOP-2016-TRUMP-MARTINEZ – It was a stunning rebuke — even by Donald Trump’s standards — aimed at the nation’s only Latina governor. The public spat dampens speculation that Martinez might be picked as running mate to attract more female and minority. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m., photos.
2016 ELECTION-EQUAL TIME — During the height of the primary season, a sense of Donald Trump overload in the media united a divided electorate. Now, as things pivot toward a general election campaign, television news producers are mindful of whether traditional notions of fairness and equal time will be followed for a political season that has been anything but traditional. SENT: 800 words, photos.
DEM 2016-CLINTON EMAILS – A closer look at Clinton’s past statements about her State Department emails and how they comport with recent inspector general findings. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m.
TRAPPED IN CAVE — After 19 people narrowly escaped rising water inside a Kentucky cave, we will look into whether officials plan any sort of changes to procedures about letting people go down. The trapped group descended well before any weather warnings were issued, but they couldn’t communicate with anyone on the surface and had no way of knowing about warnings. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
RURAL WASHINGTON KILLINGS – In the root well of a wind-toppled fir, freshly cut boughs cover a patch of overturned ground, and a single bouquet of red, white and blue carnations — left by detectives — is the only indication of the grim discovery made here: the shallow grave of a local couple shot to death six weeks ago, in what authorities say was part of a long-running feud with two former neighbors. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.
HEDGE FUND-STATE AID – A state commission is expected to approve $22 million in financing to help Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, build a new headquarters. UPCOMING 130 words by 1 a.m then updates from 10:30 a.m. commission meeting and 500 words by 2 p.m.
JUVENILE KILLERS-IOWA – The Iowa Supreme Court is banning life prison sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles convicted of first-degree murder. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND-TRAVEL – How is TSA performing after weeks of long security lines at the nation’s airports? Memorial Day weekend, the unofficial start of summer vacations for many and a busy travel period, serves as a crucial test for the agency. UPCOMING: 600-700 words by 5 p.m., photos.
SEVERE WEATHER-TEXAS – Five people were rescued from the roof of a home by helicopter and two more are missing after torrential rain caused floods that closed roads and prompted evacuations in the Austin area. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
MOM’S HOME ARSON CASE – Police allege an Ohio woman repeatedly set fire to her home and tried to frame her estranged husband, including for one blaze that trapped her and her children before they were rescued by police. SENT: 130 words.
JAIL STABBINGS – Officials say five inmates have been injured during a fight at the District of Columbia jail. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
SHIELD ACTOR-WIFE KILLING Closing arguments are scheduled in the murder trial of actor Michael Jace, who shot and killed his wife in their Los Angeles home. UPCOMING: Developing from closing arguments to begin at noon.
CONCERT SHOOTING – A rapper who police say was seen on surveillance footage firing a gun inside a crowded New York City concert venue is facing attempted murder and weapons charges. SENT: 490 words, video, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
HEIMLICH-NAMESAKE MANEUVER – The 96-year-old Cincinnati surgeon credited with developing his namesake Heimlich maneuver recently used the emergency technique for the first time himself to save a woman choking on food at his senior living center. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing. Seeking additional photos, video.
HURRICANE FORECAST – The U.S. government will release its outlook for the Atlantic hurricane season, while forecasters urge coastal residents not to be complacent about their storm risks after 10 years without a major hurricane making a U.S. landfall. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update after NOAA announcement at 11:30 a.m.
SPACE STATION — NASA gives update on failed attempt to inflate an experimental room at the International Space Station. Developing from noon briefing.
SAVING SALAMANDERS – Biologists fan out across the US to check for signs of a fungus in the ecologically critical salamander population after the decimation of their brethren in Europe. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon, photos.
ECONOMY-GDP – The Commerce Department issues the second of three estimates of how the U.S. economy performed in the January-March quarter. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of report at 8:30 a.m.; 350 words by 9:15 a.m. With HARVARD-YELLEN – Federal Reserve chair expected at Harvard to participate in “conversation” about interest rates. SENT: 90 words. UPCOMING: Update after 1:15 p.m. event, photos.
AIR BAG RECALLS – Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. SENT: 940 words, photos.
REAL TIME CASH — Reacting to upstart payment services like Venmo and Square, large banks will soon allow customers to send money in real time to accounts in different banks. UPCOMING: 600 words by 10 a.m.
FRENCH OPEN-BALANCING THE BOOKS – Despite big bumps in prize money from tennis’ glamor tournaments, players among the top 50 to 100 in the world, athletes who would be multimillionaires in the wealthiest sports like soccer, are hardly rolling in money. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon, photos.
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