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:
— EGYPT-PLANE (sent; developing)
— IRAQ (sent; developing)
— TRUMP UNIVERSITY (sent; developing)
— DEM 2016-CALIFORNIA (upcoming)
— HEALTH OVERHAUL-TEXAS (upcoming)
— FDA GUIDELINES-SALTY FOODS (sent; developing)
— ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT –
— KILLINGS BY POLICE-MINNEAPOLIS (sent; developing)
— IMMIGRANT CHILDREN-ASYLUM (sent)
— IOC MEETINGS (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— GOOGLE-PRIVACY CONTROLS (sent; developing)
— BABY BORN-ZIKA VIRUS (sent; may develop)
— GANG TEST-TEACHER SUSPENDED (sent; developing)
— THAILAND-TIGER TEMPLE (sent)
— SWITZERLAND-RAILWAY TUNNEL (sent; developing)
— ON THE MONEY-DRUG PRICE APPS (upcoming)
— PIZZA HUT INGREDIENTS (sent)
— FOOD-NYC BAGELS (upcoming)
— DIGITAL LIFE-SMARTPHONE-FREE WEDDINGS (upcoming)
— DRIVE THRU LAWSUIT (sent)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— SWITZERLAND-TUNNEL-BY THE NUMBERS (upcoming)
— SWITZERLAND-TUNNEL-5 LONGEST (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
EGYPT-PLANE – Egypt said Wednesday that a French ship has picked up signals from deep under the Mediterranean Sea, presumed to be from one of the black boxes of the EgyptAir plane that crashed last month, killing all 66 passengers and crew on board. SENT: 980 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
IRAQ – The U.N. children’s fund issues a stark warning to Iraqi troops and militants battling in the Islamic State stronghold of Fallujah to spare the children, the most vulnerable of the tens of thousands of civilians who are trapped by the fighting for control of the city west of Baghdad. SENT: 540 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
SWITZERLAND-RAILWAY TUNNEL – Swiss inaugurate $12 billion rail tunnel, world’s longest. SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With SWITZERLAND-TUNNEL-BY THE NUMBERS and SWITZERLAND-TUNNEL-5 LONGEST.
CANADA WILDFIRE – A steady stream of traffic is moving into the fire-damaged Canadian oil sands city of Fort McMurray as thousands of people who fled a wildfire at the start of May return to see what’s left. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
FRANCE-FLOODS – Rain pummels France, Seine River overflows Paris embankments. SENT: 210 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
TRUMP UNIVERSITY — The promotion of Trump the candidate and Trump University sound like they come from the same playbook: it’ll be great, it’s the best. A look at how closely Trump was intertwined with the promises of his school. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
DEM 2016-CALIFORNIA – If Bernie Sanders is going to cap his campaign with a come-from-behind win in California, it will take shape on battlegrounds like the 28th Congressional District, an ethnically diverse, Democrat-rich territory running from the tony Hollywood Hills into the suburban sprawl and TV studios of Burbank. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.
OBAMA – Obama returns to the stretch of northern Indiana where seven years ago he predicted a tough but certain recovery, this time seeking credit for policies that Democrats are rallying behind as they work to elect his replacement. SENT: 740 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words after 3:25 p.m. remarks, 4:55 p.m. town hall.
GOP 2016-TRUMP-MEDIA — Donald Trump’s heated war with the media reaches new heights as he turns the feat of raising $5.6 million for veterans’ charities into a sparring match with reporters. SENT: 890 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
FDA GUIDELINES-SALTY FOODS — The Obama administration is pressuring the food industry to make foods from breads to sliced turkey less salty, proposing long-awaited sodium guidelines in an effort to prevent thousands of deaths each year from heart disease and stroke. SENT: 860 words. UPCOMING: Photo.
HEALTH OVERHAUL-TEXAS — Citing deep financial losses under the federal health care law, the largest insurer in the Texas market is seeking premium increases averaging nearly 60 percent. Several other states are facing similar circumstances as Obama’s health care law, while subsidizing premiums for many consumers, hasn’t solved the problem of cost spikes. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
SPY-LEGION OF MERIT -Groundbreaking World War II-era spy to be buried at Arlington. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing from morning burial, then 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.
ZOO GORILLA-CHILD HURT – Legal experts who are following the killing of an endangered gorilla after a small child got into its enclosure say a police investigation into the parents’ actions is unlikely to result in any charges in a case that has triggered wide debate. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
KILLINGS BY POLICE-MINNEAPOLIS – Federal officials in Minneapolis plan to announce whether the civil rights of a 24-year-old black man were violated last November when he died after a confrontation with two police officers. SENT: 360 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:15 a.m. news conference. With KILLINGS BY POLICE-MINNEAPOLIS-TIMELINE.
IMMIGRANT CHILDREN-ASYLUM – Immigrant children arriving on the border unaccompanied in the past two years have been far more likely to win asylum at U.S. government offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles than in Chicago or Houston. SENT: 1250 words. UPCOMING: Photos. With BC-US_IMMIGRANT CHILDREN-ASYLUM-BY THE NUMBERS.
TEACHERS-SEX ALLEGATIONS – The legal and emotional casualties keep piling up in a school district where two teachers have pleaded guilty to having sex with students, a third is awaiting trial and a fourth is charged with trying to intimidate one student victim by pointing her out in class. UPCOMING: 850 words by noon, photos.
BABY BORN-ZIKA VIRUS – A New Jersey doctor says a baby born to a mother with the Zika virus appears to be affected by the disease. SENT: 400 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
GANG TEST-TEACHER SUSPENDED – An Alabama teacher is on leave after giving middle school students a test with math questions about prostitutes, drugs and guns. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
NANNY CAM-BRUTAL BEATING – Race is a factor as jury weighs case of man accused in brutal home invasion captured on video. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
SEVERE WEATHER – Residents of some rural southeastern Texas counties were bracing for more flooding along a river that reached a record high as more rain was expected in the coming days. SENT: 580 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
MANCHESTER ROBBERY-SHARP ROCK – A man is accused of robbing a New Hampshire convenience store while armed with a sharp rock, then returning hours later to give back the money. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
DRIVE THRU LAWSUIT – A blind Louisiana man is suing McDonald’s for the right to get served at the chain’s drive-thru windows. SENT: 130 words.
GOOGLE-PRIVACY CONTROLS – Now all you need to do is Google yourself if you’re wondering how deeply Google has been digging into your digital life. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
DIGITAL LIFE-SMARTPHONE-FREE WEDDINGS — Here comes the bride, down go the phones. When an AP reporter and his fiancee tried to keep parts of their wedding off social media, they learned a lot about our relationship with technology — and wound up with a better wedding. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photo. With: DIGITAL LIFE-SMARTPHONE-FREE WEDDINGS-TIPS
ON THE MONEY-DRUG PRICE APPS — A pair of recently-launched apps help users find the lowest prices for medications at the pharmacy. Experts say the technology they use can bring some much-needed transparency to the obscure world of drug pricing. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos.
SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-STUDENT LOANS — Student loan debt is stopping some people from becoming entrepreneurs, and can be considered a factor in the slower growth of entrepreneurship among younger people. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
TRIBUNE-GANNETT STAKES — Tribune Publishing is fighting hard to avoid getting snapped up by USA Today owner Gannett, pitting its ambitious transformation plan against Gannett’s history of consolidation and cost-cutting. Here’s what’s at stake as both sides look for guidance from a symbolic shareholder vote Thursday. By Tali Arbel. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photo
PIZZA HUT-INGREDIENTS – Pizza Hut says it will remove more artificial ingredients from its pizza pies in the next year. SENT: 130 words.
IOC MEETINGS – The IOC kicks off a three-day executive board meeting by examining the proposal to add five sports — baseball-softball, surfing, karate, skateboarding and sport climbing — to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
FOOD-NYC BAGELS — Attention tourists: Do like a New Yorker and hunt down the best bagels and schmear. Some suggestions. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m. Wednesday, photos, video.
FATHER’S DAY: ROCKING FATHERHOOD – Before parenthood, Chris Kornelis rocked it as a music writer for the Seattle Weekly, until he was laid off. Two kids later, he’s still making a living as a writer, a freelancer and recently added a new book to his resume, a how-to guide for dads-to-be who want to stay cool. By Leanne Italie. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m., photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
MUSIC-PAUL SIMON – Look at the liner notes on Paul Simon’s new disc, “Stranger to Stranger,” and it seems like a laboratory of exotic instruments. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 11 a.m.
FILM-ME BEFORE YOU – Director Thea Sharrock and stars Emilia Clarke and Sam Claflin discuss the adaptation of JoJo Moyes’ tearjerker “Me Before You,” in theaters Friday. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos. With: FILM-CLASSIC TEARJERKERS.
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