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:
— TURKEY AIRPORT BLASTS (sent; developing)
— TURKEY BLASTS-SECURITY (upcoming)
— TURKEY BLASTS-IS (upcoming)
— BRITAIN-EU (sent, developing)
— CAMPAIGN TRUMP AND TRADE (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-GLOBAL POLL (Upcoming)
— SENATE 2016 McCONNELL (upcoming)
— BIDEN-CANCER (sent; developing)
— ZIKA-TEXAS (upcoming)
— CONGRESS PUERTO RICO (upcoming)
— NEW LAWS (upcoming)
— CALIFORNIA PRISONS-DRUG DEATHS (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— OCTOGENARIAN CEMETERY SHOOTING
— OBIT-SCOTTY MOORE (sent)
— FAST FOOD BURGER-GLASS (sent)
— LAKE ONTARIO SHIPWRECK FOUND (sent)
— KELLOGG-CEREAL RESTAURANT (sent)
— CAT CAUSES FLOOD (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS — Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs kill 41 people and wound scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government says Islamic State extremists are believed responsible. SENT: 1,120 words, photos, graphic. UPCOMING: Developing. TOP VIDEO: — TUR Airport (CR) — Raw: Tight security at Istanbul airport. With TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS-SUICIDE BOMBINGS — Suicide bombings in Turkey in past year; TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS GLANCE — A look at recent attacks on airports around world; TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS-THE LATEST.
TURKEY BLASTS-SECURITY — The attack at Turkey’s main airport raises an all-too-familiar question for aviation security officials around the world: How to protect passengers without prohibitive costs and disruption? UPCOMING: 850 words by 2 p.m.
TURKEY BLASTS-IS — The deadly attacks in Istanbul’s Ataturk airport were still unfolding when Turkish authorities stated that the Islamic State group is the likely culprit. If the militant group is indeed behind the latest carnage, it would be in keeping with its accelerated campaign of exporting terror, a tactic which appears aimed at deflecting from steep territorial losses in Syria and Iraq. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon.
BRITAIN-EU — European Union nations give departing Britain a fundamental choice: keep your doors open to EU citizens or lose the preferential business access to the continent you have enjoyed for four decades. Trying to keep continental unity from unravelling, the leaders don’t want to cut Britain any easy compromise. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon, photos.
BRITAIN-POLITICS — Nominations open to replace British Prime Minister David Cameron as leader of the Conservative Party, with the victor getting the challenge — or the poisoned chalice — of becoming the country’s next leader and negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union. Sent: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m.
BRITAIN-EU-CENTRAL BANKS — The turmoil caused by the U.K. vote has pushed central banks around the world to reassess their plans. Interest rates are expected to remain lower for longer, meaning more pain for savers and pensions but potentially cheap mortgages for home buyers. By David McHugh. UPCOMING: 950 words by 11 a.m.
CONGRESS-PUERTO RICO — The Senate holds test vote on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. SENT: 730 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. procedural vote., 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CANADA-UNITED STATES-MEXICO — The leaders of North America confront a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they hold a summit in the Canadian capital. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: Updates from day’s events, including 3 p.m. news conference, 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.
BIDEN-CANCER —Vice President Joe Biden is trying to bolster efforts to cure cancer at summit focusing on research and innovative trials. SENT: 380 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 9:15 a.m. remarks, 600 words by 2 p.m., photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP AND TRADE – Donald Trump’s break with decades of conservative economic thinking on trade and a business community that has largely backed Republican candidates for president for decades is the latest example of the billionaire’s belief he doesn’t need to support of the party establishment to win in November. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016- GLOBAL POLL — A new multi-nation survey finds that confidence in Donald Trump’s ability to manage foreign policy should be become U.S. president is rock-bottom in a host of countries in Europe and Asia. 300 words
SENATE 2016-McCONNELL — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell faces a nearly impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-AMERICA FIRST – Donald Trump “America First” foreign policy slogan harkens back to the presidential election of 1940, when the anti-war America First Committee tried to keep the U.S. out of the fight against Nazi Germany. The committee is remembered for the unvarnished anti-Semitism of prominent members and praise for Adolf Hitler’s economic policies. SENT: 974 words, photo.
NEW LAWS — The cost of a divorce is going up in Oklahoma, a hotel stay is getting more expensive in Oregon, and smokers will be paying more in Connecticut and West Virginia. New budgets and numerous new laws will be taking effect Friday in many states. UPCOMING: 1,000 words.
CALIFORNIA PRISONS-DRUG DEATHS — Prison officials promised a year ago that tests would show the success of California’s intensive $10 million program to keep illicit drugs from reaching, but positive test results have actually increased, along with related problems like assaults on guards. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
WESTERN WILDFIRES-CAMERAS — A growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper and more tactical suppression. SENT: 150 words, video, upcoming.
ZIKA-TEXAS — The poorest parts of Houston remind Dr. Peter Hotez of the neighborhoods he’s seen in Latin America that have been hit hardest by Zika. Public health officials in Texas have spent months preparing for what they are certain will be at least some locally transmitted cases of the virus. By Nomaan Merchant. UPCOMING: 850 words by noon, photos.
HAND CLEANERS-FDA — Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim — and whether there are any health risks to their growing use. SENT: 150 words, developing.
AMAZON PHONES — Amazon is back in the phone business — sort of. After spectacularly flopping with its own Fire phone, Amazon is selling special editions of other phones at a discount. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.
REDESIGNING THE BREAST PUMP — A growing number of startups are trying to redesign what women often complain about as a loud, uncomfortable and cumbersome apparatus that has become a necessity for many. UPCOMING: 950 words by 11 a.m., photos.
WINDOWS 10 ANNIVERSARY – Microsoft has a birthday present for Windows 10 users: more capabilities for its Cortana digital assistant and new ways to ditch passwords. Sent 540 words, photo.
LONDON — Roger Federer has never faced an opponent at Wimbledon quite like this. The seven-time champion — perhaps the greatest player of all time — has a second-round match on Centre Court against a 772nd-ranked British qualifier. SENT: 150 words, upcoming.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
HAMILTON-REVOLUTIONARY ART — This Independence Day, as the musical “Hamilton” continues its run as the most celebrated work of art ever inspired by the American Revolution, it’s worth pondering why the competition is so slim. The Civil War, World War II and the Vietnam War have inspired acclaimed movies, plays, poems and novels, but notable works about the Revolution are rare outside of history books. “We know the founders only through paintings and engravings, which seems to distance them from us,” says one historian. “The neglect has been quite shameful.” SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
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