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:
— BRITAIN-EU (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-EU-ANALYSIS (sent; may develop)
— FINANCIAL MARKETS (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-FALLOUT FROM BRITAIN (upcoming)
— BRITAIN-EU POLITICS (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-EU-MOOD (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-EU-DISUNITED KINGDOM (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-BRITAIN-EU (upcoming)
— FBI-NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING (upcoming)
— SYRIA (sent; developing)
— WESTERN WILDFIRES (sent; developing)
— TONY ROBBINS-FIRE WALK (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)
— AIRLINES-PRECHECK PROBLEMS (upcoming)
— WHITEY BULGER-AUCTION (sent; developing)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
BRITAIN-EU — Britain votes to leave the European Union after a bitterly divisive referendum campaign, toppling the prime minister, sending global markets plunging and shattering the stability of a project in continental unity designed half a century ago to prevent World War III. The decision launches a yearslong process to renegotiate trade, business and political links between the United Kingdom and what would become a 27-nation bloc, an unprecedented divorce that could take decades to complete. SENT: 1,600 words, photos, video, graphics. UPCOMING: Developing with look at what it means and what’s next on an array of fronts, both in the mainbar and in sidebars below.
BRITAIN-EU-ANALYSIS — The damning verdict of British voters threatens to be wildly contagious — before the ballots were all tallied, populist leaders in some of the EU’s founding nations were already clamoring for a vote on EU membership in their own countries. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMNG: May develop.
FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stock markets crash, oil prices tumble and the pound falls to a 31-year low as Britain’s unprecedented vote to leave the European Union shocks investors and drags the region, the world’s largest economic bloc, into a new era of uncertainty. SENT: 680 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-EU-GLOBAL ECONOMY — The British vote to leave the EU happens just at the wrong time for the global economy, which is dealing with a slowdown in China, uncertainty over the U.S. recovery and stagnation in Europe and Japan. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon.
CAMPAIGN 2016-FALLOUT FROM BRITAIN (see line in POLITICS section below.)
UNITED STATES-BREXIT (see line in WASHINGTON section below)
BRITAIN-EU-MOOD — Britons awake to a rush of emotions, from delight to alarm and outright confusion, after a historic referendum that upends their relationship with Europe. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m.
BRITAIN-EU-POLITICS — British Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to resign will set off an intense Conservative Party leadership battle. Cameron says a new prime minister should be in place by a party conference in October. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m.
BRITAIN-EU-DISUNITED KINGDOM — Within hours of the result Scotland’s leader was talking about a possible second referendum on independence from Britain, and Irish nationalists spoke with renewed energy of Northern Ireland breaking away to join EU member Ireland. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1 p.m.
WITH: BRITAIN-WHAT NEXT? (sent; 750 words); BRITAIN-EU-REACTIONS (sent; 550 words); BRITAIN-EU-WHAT DOES NO MEAN? (sent; 560 words); TRUMP-SCOTLAND (sent; 950 words)
UNITED STATES-BREXIT – Obama says the U.S. respects the decision of the people of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, insisting that the special relationship between Washington and London will endure. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-FALLOUT FROM BRITAIN – What does Britain’s global-rattling “leave” vote mean for the U.S. presidential campaign, in which immigration, the weak economy and anger at government are prominent, just as they were in the UK. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m., photos.
DEM 2016-CLINTON-CALENDARS – Hillary Clinton kept two sets of discrete calendars when she was secretary of state – one for public consumption and historical archives, but another that included scores of meetings with political donors and loyalists, Wall Street bankers, Clinton Foundation contributors and other outside interests. SENT: 1,520 words, photo, graphic; abridged version also available. With CLINTON EMAIL – Clinton failed to hand over key email to State Department. SENT: 880 words, photo.
SYRIA – A Kurdish official and Syrian activists say Islamic State group fighters have detained some 900 Kurds in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo over the past three weeks, amid fierce fighting for control of a nearby Islamic State stronghold. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CHINA TORNADO – Chinese rescuers are searching for survivors of a tornado and hailstorm that killed nearly 100 people as it churned through farms and factories on the outskirts of a major eastern city.SENT: 500 words, photos, video.
NKOREA-US RELATIONS – The top North Korean official for U.S. relations tells The Associated Press that his country is now a nuclear threat to be reckoned with, and Washington can expect more nuclear tests and missile launches like the ones earlier this week as long as it attempts to force his government’s collapse through a policy of pressure and punishment. SENT: 960 words, photos.
ARMENIA-POPE – Pope Francis is bringing a message of peace and solidarity to Armenia as it marks the centennial of the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians that Francis himself has called a “genocide.” SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
COLOMBIA-PEACE TALKS – Colombians cried and hugged as the leaders of their government and the country’s biggest rebel group signed a disarmament deal widely seen as putting them on the verge of reaching a final peace accord to end decades of fighting. SENT: 750 words, photos. With: COLOMBIA-PEACE TALKS-WHAT’S NEXT; COLOMBIA-PEACE TALKS-GLANCE (sent).
MALAYSIA-MISSING PLANE – Aircraft wreckage potentially from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has been found on an island off the east African coast, an Australian official said Friday. SENT: 260 words.
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FBI – FBI has not yet found evidence to support witness accounts that Orlando gunman Omar Mateen pursued gay relationships, according to officials with knowledge of the investigation. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.
WESTERN WILDFIRES – Dozens of homes burned to the ground as a wildfire raged over ridges and tore through rural communities in central California, authorities said. SENT: 430 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
TONY ROBBINS-FIRE WALK — Dallas officials say more than 30 people attending a Tony Robbins event have been treated for burns after the motivational speaker encouraged them to walk on hot coals. More than 20 people were treated for foot burns after a similar Robbins event in 2012 in San Jose, California. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m.; pursuing photos and video.
SEVERE WEATHER – A West Virginia official says there are four confirmed fatalities from flooding that has devastated parts of the state. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CHILD PORN-HACKING — The Department of Justice’s refusal to disclose information about a software weakness it exploited during a major child pornography investigation last year means some of those caught could avoid trial. UPCOMING: 750 words.
WHITEY BULGER-AUCTION – tems owned by Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger are going on the auction block as the federal government attempts to raise money for the families of his victims. SENT: 520 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. preview of auction items.
INSURERS-FEWER CHOICES — An insurance company’s decision to limit choices for insulin pumps has angered some diabetes patients, who say the portable devices are not one-size-fits all. But experts say the move could become more common on big-ticket items. UPCOMING: 880 words, photos by 10:30 a.m.
AIRLINES-PRECHECK PROBLEMS — Thousands of fliers enrolled in trusted traveler programs such as PreCheck aren’t getting the expedited screening they paid for because of clerical errors with their reservations. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11 a.m., photos.
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