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:
— MUHAMMAD ALI-MEMORIAL (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— DEM 2016-WARREN (upcoming)
— GOP 2016-TRUMP-WORRIES (upcoming)
— GOP 2016-DUMPING TRUMP (sent; developing)
— GOP 2016-KOCH INTERVIEW (sent)
— UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN (sent; developing)
— OBAMA-MALIA’S GRADUATION (sent; developing)
— SYRIA (sent; developing)
— EX-STANFORD SWIMMER-RAPE (sent; developing)
— Euro 2016-Marseille-Fan Trouble
— TONY PREDICTIONS (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— PRINCE-PAISLEY PARK’S FUTURE (upcoming)
— APPLE-SMARTER SIRI (upcoming)
— FASHION-JAIME KING (upcoming)
— URUGUAY-BLIND BIRD EXPERT (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
MUHAMMAD ALI-MEMORIAL – Hundreds of people are crowding the streets in front of the Louisville funeral home holding Muhammad Ali’s body, many squeezing into a neighboring yard to catch a glimpse of the casket. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. Memorial scheduled at 2 p.m. With THE LATEST and sidebars.
CAMPAIGN 2016 – Hillary Clinton makes her first appearance since claiming the Democratic presidential nomination, speaking to a meeting of Planned Parenthood’s political arm. Donald Trump speaks across town, at event put on by Ralph Reed’s Faith and Freedom Coalition. SENT: 918 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m.
DEM 2016-WARREN – Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren plan to meet in Washington. UPCOMING: 450 words by noon, photos.
GOP 2016-TRUMP-WORRIES – As he hits the road for his first campaign swing since the end of the primaries, will Donald Trump will be on his best behavior? The presumptive GOP nominee has tested the patience of weary supporters looking for reassurance that his Tuesday night victory speech was not a one-off and that he can maintain the discipline needed to wage a competitive campaign. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GOP 2016-DUMPING TRUMP – It’s exceedingly improbable, but not completely farfetched: Dismayed Republicans could still dump Donald Trump and find a different presidential nominee at their national convention next month. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: New version of 800 words by 3 p.m.
GOP 2016-KOCH INTERVIEW – Billionaire Charles Koch, one of America’s most influential conservative donors, said he is fed up with the vitriol of the presidential race and will air national TV ads that call on citizens to work together to fix a “rigged” economy that leaves behind the poor. SENT: 800 words, photo.
UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN – The Afghan government welcomes expanded authorities for the U.S. to conduct airstrikes in their country against the Taliban as well as groups like al-Qaida and the Islamic State. Far from ending the two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that started in the Bush administration, Obama is overseeing conflicts that are expanding — instead of contracting — from Libya to Afghanistan. SENT: 797 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m.
OBAMA-MALIA’S GRADUATION – Milestone arrives for Obama: Daughter Malia is graduating from high school. SENT: 611 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. ceremony that is closed to news media.
SYRIA – After years of siege the first food deliveries reach Damascus’ suburb of Daraya, but heavy bombardment holds up the distribution of the much needed aid. In the north, Kurdish-led opposition fighters surround and lay siege to the Islamic State-held town of Manbij in the climax to a Western-backed offensive that could see a major strategic victory in the region against the militant group. SENT: 470 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words with new angles.
EURO 2016-MARSEILLE-FAN TROUBLE – ‘As cleaners hosed down sidewalks and swept up broken glass early Friday, the manager of an Irish bar near where soccer supporters from England fought overnight with locals in Marseille’s historic center said youths from the city’s gritty suburbs provoked the clashes. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-QUEEN’S BIRTHDAY – Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her official 90th birthday with a three-day series of festivities. SENT: 400 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
URUGUAY-BLIND BIRD EXPERT – Born blind, Juan Pablo Culasso has never seen a bird, but through his gifted sense of hearing he can differentiate more than 720 different species and identify more than 3,000 different bird sounds. SENT: 580 words, video, photos.
EX-STANFORD SWIMMER-RAPE – Activists are scheduled to deliver signatures to a state commission calling for the removal of a judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman. UPCOMING: Developing from a 3 p.m. event, photos, video.
DEPUTY SHOT-OHIO – A suspect is in custody in a shooting at an Ohio apartment complex that left a sheriff’s deputy and another person wounded, officials say. SENT: 270 words, video, photos.
BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH-TRIAL – Testimony continues in the murder trial of the van driver charged in the death of Freddie Gray, a day after prosecutors accused him of intentionally killing the young black man by giving him a “rough ride” in the vehicle. SENT: 875 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
NATIVE AMERICAN CUSTODY BATTLE — Foster parents who gave up a 6-year-old girl with Native American ancestry to her distant relatives fight for custody. UPCOMING: 450 words, photo from 11 a.m. hearing.
CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE – A moderate earthquake hit the Palm Springs area early Friday and was felt across parts of Southern California, but there were no immediate reports of damage. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
SHIELD ACTOR-WIFE KILLING – An actor who played a police officer on the Fox series “The Shield” is set to be sentenced in the shooting death of his wife. SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from morning sentencing.
APPLE-SMARTER SIRI — Apple’s once-vaunted Siri digital assistant can seem a bit stale today, but on Monday, Apple is expected to demonstrate how much smarter Siri can get as it kicks off its annual software conference. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photo
CUBAN RUM DISPUTE – Two liquor giants are escalating a 20-year fight to secure the rights to sell Havana Club rum in the U.S. when the Cuban embargo finally ends. Bacardi is launching sales nationwide for the Havana Club it produces in Puerto Rico, while competitor Pernod Ricard is expanding the distillery it shares with Cuba’s government. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.
BUFFETT LUNCH AUCTION – Billionaire Warren Buffett has raised more than $20 million for a San Francisco homeless charity since 2000, and he’s about to add to that total by auctioning off a private lunch. SENT: 360 words, photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
TONY PREDICTIONS — Yes, “Hamilton” will win some awards Sunday, but the mega Broadway hit can’t win them all. Here’s a look at other possible winners. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 700 words by 11 a.m., photos.
PRINCE-PAISLEY PARK’S FUTURE – Court filings in Prince’s estate show that a special administrator — and likely Prince’s siblings — are eager to explore the money-making potential of making a tourist attraction out of his Paisley Park home and studio complex. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.
FASHION-JAIME KING — Actress Jaime King launched a gender-neutral children’s clothing line which she hopes will inspire acceptance and self-expression among kids and adults alike. UPCOMING: 350 words by 11 a.m., photos, video.
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