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:
— IRAQ (sent; developing)
— EUROPE MIGRANTS (sent; developing)
— AP POLL-CAMPAIGN 2016-ELECTIONS (sent; developing)
— GOP 2016-TRUMP-VETERANS (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS (sent; developing)
— SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)
— ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT (sent; developing)
— POLICE-REWARDING RESTRAINT (upcoming)
— ARIZONA SHERIFF-RACIAL PROFILING (upcoming)
— OLY-IOC MEETINGS (sent; may develop)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— RUSSIA-JAILED FOR A LIKE (upcoming)
— DINOSAUR MAN (upcoming)
— BOOKS-BEACH READS (upcoming)
— STANLEY CUP-CROSBY’S PERSISTENCE (upcoming)
— WARRIORS-CURRY’S COMEBACK (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
IRAQ – Iraqi forces battling their way into Fallujah repelled a four-hour attack by the Islamic State group in the city’s south on Tuesday, a day after first moving into the southern edges of the militant-held city with the help of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes. SENT: 560 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
EUROPE-MIGRANTS – The International Organization for Migration says at least 1,000 people have died or are missing and presumed dead following a string of deadly incidents in the Mediterranean Sea over the last week. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, including a closer look at what is driving up the surge in deaths, and what may lie ahead over the summer.
KOREAS-TENSIONS – A North Korean missile launch likely failed, South Korea’s military says, the fourth in a series of high-profile failures that somewhat temper recent worries that the North is pushing quickly toward its goal of a nuclear-tipped missile that can reach America’s mainland. SENT: 520 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
POLAND-POLANSKI – Poland’s justice minister revives an effort to have filmmaker Roman Polanski extradited to the U.S., where he is wanted in a nearly 40-year-old case. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
RUSSIA-JAILED FOR A LIKE — As the Kremlin claims unequivocal support among Russians for its policies both at home and abroad, a crackdown is under way against ordinary social media users who post things that run against the official narrative — among them Anastasia Bubeyeva’s husband, who has been sentenced to two years in prison for sharing a picture of a toothpaste tube with the words “Squeeze Russia out of yourself.” UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos by noon
FRANCE-RAIN – Heavy rain drenched parts of France on Tuesday, prompting flood warnings near the English Channel, causing more delays at the French Open and soaking tourists in Paris. SENT: 200 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
AP POLL-CAMPAIGN 2016-ELECTIONS — Bernie Sanders’ pitch for changing the way presidential candidates are chosen appears to have broad public support, AP-NORC poll finds. SENT: 915 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
GOP 2016-TRUMP-VETERANS – Donald Trump holds news conference to address questions about what happened to money he says he’s raised for veterans. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. news conference, 400 words by noon, photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS – Top secret intelligence briefings for presidential nominees are intended to get the candidates up to speed on global problems before inauguration. SENT: 980 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: CAMPAGN 2016-INTELLIGENCE BRIEFINGS-GLANCE – SENT: 970 words.
SEVERE WEATHER – Residents of some rural southeast Texas counties braced for more flooding along a river that is expected to crest at a record level just two years after it had run dry in places because of drought. SENT: 500 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
WATER RESCUE-ILLINOIS – Authorities say a 13-year-old girl is dead and her 12-year-old brother is missing after they became trapped in water near a dam on the Kankakee River in northeastern Illinois. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developments uncertain.
ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT – An animal protection watchdog calls on the federal government to take action against the Cincinnati Zoo after Saturday’s killing of an endangered gorilla after a child got into its enclosure. The group notes the zoo had a problem with polar bears that got into a service area in March. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing; news conference scheduled for 10 a.m.; also planning a look at best practices for zoo enclosures.
POLICE-REWARDING RESTRAINT – A handful of police agencies have begun rewarding officers for showing restraint in the line of duty, placing the tactic on par with traits like bravery and valor. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon, photos.
ARIZONA SHERIFF-RACIAL PROFILING – A judge has scheduled a hearing Tuesday to discuss ways to remedy to an Arizona sheriff’s contempt-of-court violation for disobeying court orders in a racial profiling case. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
HURTING FOR DOCTORS-LOUISIANA – Louisiana’s budget troubles are endangering the future of the state’s medical training programs and risking disruptions that could lessen the stream of new doctors for a generation. The uncertainty comes in a state that has chronic shortages of health care workers and some of the worst health care outcomes in the nation. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.
DREW PETERSON – Closing arguments to begin in Peterson murder-for-hire trial. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing
KILLINGS BY POLICE-OKLAHOMA – A judge is scheduled to sentence a former Oklahoma volunteer sheriff’s deputy who was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed suspect last year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Devleoping from 10:30 a.m. sentencing.
HOLIDAY WEEKEND SHOOTINGS – Dozens shot, 6 dead following Chicago weekend violence. SENT: 100 words.
ISLAMIC STATE-MINNESOTA – The federal trial of three young men accused of conspiring to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group is winding down in Minnesota. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
DINOSAUR MAN – Jack Horner, the paleontologist who helped the world understand how dinosaurs lived, is leaving the Montana museum that he built up from eight dinosaur specimens to more than 35,000 over decades spent unearthing fossils from the badland graves where they sat undisturbed for millions of years. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
OLY-IOC MEETINGS – With the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro just over two months away, Olympic leaders have plenty of troubling issues to deal with this week. SENT: 980 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
OBAMA-NCAA CHAMPIONS — Obama honors 2016 NCAA champion Villanova Wildcats men’s basketball team. UPCOMING: Developing from 4:10 p.m. White House event, 250 words by 5 p.m., photos.
WARRIORS-CURRY’S COMEBACK – A new charcoal NBA Finals cap on backward, Stephen Curry summed up his wild postseason so far and reminded everybody he’s not close to done and needs four more wins to accomplish Golden State’s ultimate goal of a repeat title. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 6 p.m.
STANLEY CUP-CROSBY’S PERSISTENCE – It took Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins seven years to return to the Stanley Cup Final, a burden the two-time MVP has carried with grace even as injuries and playoff disappointments threatened to derail him. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
BOOKS-BEACH READS — With summer approaching, bookstores are offering local favorites and national hits, faraway adventures and stories quite close to home. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.
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