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:

— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA (sent; developing)

— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CONFLICTED ALLEGIANCES (upcoming)

— OBAMA-NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING (sent; developing)

— 2016-ELECTION RDP (sent; developing)

— CAMPAIGN 2016 (upcoming)

— FRANCE-POLICEMAN KILLED (sent; developing)

— GAY PRIDE-EXPLOSIVES ARREST (sent; developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— OPIOID DEATH RISKS (upcoming)

— LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT (sent; developing)

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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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NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING

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NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA – As thousands in Orlando turn out to mourn 49 people killed inside a gay nightclub, federal investigators examine possible motives for the gunman who committed the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. SENT: 1,460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; seeking more details on Mateen’s history with the club and gay dating sites, other clubs he may have visited, further details on his wife. A 10:30 news conference is planned at the hospital with doctors and first responders.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CONFLICTED ALLEGIANCES — It’s not uncommon for terror suspects to derive inspiration — as the Orlando gunman apparently did — from several, sometimes contradictory militant groups or clerics. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m.

OBAMA-NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING — Obama convenes a National Security Council meeting on the Orlando shooting and U.S. efforts to destroy Islamic State. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:55 a.m. statement, 400 words by 2 p.m., photos.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING – AFGHAN AMERICANS – In the home of the largest concentration of Afghan people in the U.S., reaction to the Orlando nightclub massacre by the son of Afghan immigrants sparks horror and fear of reprisal. UPCOMING.

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WORLD

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FRANCE-POLICEMAN KILLED – A man who stabbed a police commander and police administrator to death at their home in a Paris suburb pledged loyalty to the leader of the Islamic State group and had a list of other targets, including rappers, journalists, police officers and public officials, the Paris prosecutor said Tuesday. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

IRAQ-FALLUJAH – As thousands of civilians flee an impending assault on the Islamic State-held city of Fallujah, Iraqi forces are detaining military-aged men for questioning, determined to prevent militants from slipping away. But many residents say it was the heavy-handed tactics of Shiite-led security forces — including arbitrary arrests — that drove people into the arms of the extremists to begin with, paving the way for the IS takeover of the city more than two years ago. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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POLITICS

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2016-ELECTION RDP — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are ending the primary calendar with a face-to-face meeting on Tuesday that could set the tone for Democratic unity and next month’s party convention in Philadelphia. SENT: 710 words, photo.

CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump’s speech reacting to the Orlando shooting highlights the concerns of the Republican establishment, which is that Trump will continue to be light on facts, heavy on innuendos and demonizing minority groups. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.

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WASHINGTON

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CONGRESS-DEFENSE BILL — Defying a veto threat, the Republican-led Senate is to vote on a $602 billion defense policy bill that would restrict Obama’s ability to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It also would require young women to register for a potential military draft. SENT: 740 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. vote, 750 words by 2 p.m., photo.

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US

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GAY PRIDE-EXPLOSIVES ARREST – A man arrested in Southern California with three assault rifles who told police he was headed to a gay pride event had been ordered by a judge in his home state of Indiana to give up all his guns. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. court hearing, photos, video.

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HEALTH

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OPIOID DEATH RISKS (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m.) – Long-acting opioids may be more deadly than other non-opioid prescription painkillers, and not just because they’re linked with accidental overdoses, a study of Tennessee Medicare patients suggests. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m., 500 words.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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GENERAL MOTORS-DESIGN CHIEF — General Motors’ retiring head of design, Ed Welburn, talks about the challenges he faced at GM and where he thinks car design is headed. UPCOMING: 750 words by 11 a.m., photo, video.

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SPORTS

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HOWE-VISITATION – The family of hockey Hall of Famer Gordie Howe is opening the doors of Joe Louis Arena, home of the Detroit Red Wings, allowing adoring fans of their father to pay respects. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 130 words, photos. Will be updated following visitation beginning at 9 a.m.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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FINDING DORY-ELLEN DEGENERES – Ellen DeGeneres talks about parallels between the struggles of her namesake character in Pixar’s highly anticipated “Finding Dory” and her own journey through life and career. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT – A federal court must determine if Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” copies its opening notes from the song “Taurus” performed by the rock band Spirit. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from hearing, timing uncertain.

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HOW TO REACH US

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