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.
— TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS (sent; developing)
— TURKEY BLASTS-POLITICS (upcoming)
— BRITAIN-EU (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-EU-CONTINENTAL FALLOUT (sent; may develop)
— BRITAIN-EU HOPEFULS (upcoming)
— MILITARY-TRANSGENDER (sent; developing)
— OBAMA LEGACY-IMMIGRATION (upcoming)
— IRAN-US NAVY BOATS (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-TINY FUNDRAISERS (sent; developing)
— FATAL GRIZZLY ATTACK (sent; developing)
— ABORTION RESTRICTIONS-INDIANA (sent; developing)
Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EDT:
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— JOINT BASE ANDREWS-LOCKDOWN (sent; developing)
— SUICIDE BY JOB (upcoming)
— TURKEY-AIRPORT BLAST-VICTIMS (sent; developing)
— UNITED STATES-HUMAN TRAFFICKING (sent; developing)
— ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing)
— VETERAN PTSD SENTENCING (upcoming)
— RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS-MISSISSIPPI (sent; developing)
— JOURNEY TO JUPITER (sent; developing)
— FORGOTTEN SON OF LIBERTY (upcoming)
— FILM-PICKIER MOVIEGOERS (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS – The three suicide bombers who attacked Istanbul airport were a Russian, an Uzbek and a Kyrgyz, a senior Turkish official said Thursday, hours after police carried out sweeping raids across the city looking for Islamic State suspects. Tuesday’s gunfire and suicide bombing attack at Ataturk Airport killed 43 people and wounded more than 230 others. SENT: 610 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
TURKEY BLASTS-POLITICS — When he took office in May, Turkey’s prime minister declared it was time for the country to put its international affairs in order and reclaim its place as an oasis of stability in a war-torn region, and Turkey was doing just that when suicide bombers hit its main airport, throwing those plans into disarray. By Suzan Fraser. UPCOMING: 740 words, photos by 11 a.m.
TURKEY-AIRPORT BLAST-VICTIMS – Profiles of some of the victims of Istanbul’s gun and bomb attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport. SENT: 980 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-EU – The race to become Britain’s next prime minister took a dramatic and surprising turn Thursday, with former London Mayor Boris Johnson — popular with the public and widely considered a front-runner — ruling himself out of the race after the defection of a key ally. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-EU-CONTINENTAL FALLOUT – Disenchantment with the European Union is not limited to British voters who opted to leave the bloc – across the continent, anti-EU sentiment is bubbling up, fueled by far-right movements and others unhappy about government spending cuts, the influx of migrants and other policies overseen from the 28-nation bloc’s headquarters in Brussels. SENT: 1,070 words, photos. With BRITAIN-EU-CONTINENTAL FALLOUT-GLANCE – Efforts by some countries to put EU’s future to vote.
BRITAIN-EU HOPEFULS — Britain’s decision to leave the EU could push the Balkan states hoping to join the bloc into uncharted waters. It was the promise of eastern expansion, championed by Britain, that helped halt the brutal 1990s wars among former Yugoslav republic. With that prospect now diminishing, this volatile region bordering the EU could now fall prey to power players such as Russia and Turkey. UPCOMING.
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS – A Palestinian assailant broke into a home in a West Bank settlement early Thursday and stabbed a 13-year-old Jewish girl to death as she slept in bed, the latest in a nine-month wave of violence that had recently shown signs of tapering off. SENT: 950 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
IRAQ – The U.N. children’s fund warns that 3.6 million Iraqi children are at “serious risk” of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction and recruitment into armed groups, and calls on warring parties in Iraq to protect their rights. SENT: 370 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
AFGHANISTAN – A suicide bomber attacked a bus carrying trainee policemen, killing 30, an Afghan official says. SENT: 240 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
MILITARY-TRANSGENDER – Pentagon poised to announce new rules letting transgender individuals serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders who believe the department is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details, U.S. officials tell The Associated Press. SENT: 723 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m.
OBAMA LEGACY-IMMIGRATION – A look at what Obama was able to do, and what he couldn’t do, on immigration in the wake of the Supreme Court ruling last week. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
IRAN-US NAVY BOATS – Weak leadership, poor judgment and a litany of embarrassing errors led to the capture and brief detention by Iran of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf in January, according to a Navy investigation released Thursday. UPCOMING: 375 words by 10:20 a.m.
HOMELAND SECURITY-JOHNSON – Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee; could face questions on Orlando, the attacks at the Istanbul airport, and immigration. Hearing at 9:45 a.m. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m., photos.
UNITED STATES-HUMAN TRAFFICKING – The U.S. has removed Thailand from its human trafficking blacklist, though forced labor is still widespread in the nation’s lucrative seafood industry. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-TINY FUNDRAISERS – In her quest for the White House, Hillary Clinton is using every fundraising technique at her disposal, including intimate salon-style gatherings with a handful of elite donors that can raise $1 million or more. SENT: 930 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
JOINT BASE ANDREWS-LOCKDOWN – Joint Base Andrews tweeted Thursday that the base was on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
FATAL GRIZZY ATTACK – A grizzly bear attacked and killed a 38-year-old mountain biker as he was riding along a trail just outside Glacier National Park, Montana authorities said. SENT: 400 words, photo, video. UPCOMING: Developing; seeking more details on what preceded the report, more on the victim.
ABORTION RESTRICTIONS-INDIANA – A federal judge is facing a deadline for deciding whether to block a new Indiana law banning abortions sought because of fetal genetic abnormalities. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS-MISSISSIPPI – Attorneys who sued to try to block a Mississippi gay-marriage law hope a federal judge will hand down rulings in their lawsuits Thursday, the final day before it’s set to take effect. SENT: 380 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
VOTING RIGHTS-IOWA – Felons automatically lose their voting rights for life in Iowa, the Iowa Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a decision that declined to restore suffrage to thousands of former offenders. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
FORGOTTEN SON OF LIBERTY – If the hip-hop Broadway smash “Hamilton” can reignite interest in the first U.S. treasury secretary, what will it take to drum up interest in Thaddeus Kosciuszko, a forgotten son of liberty whose home is the smallest site in the National Park Service, and one of the least visited, despite being steps from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos.
VETERAN PTSD SENTENCING – North Carolina lawmakers are considering making PTSD a mitigating factor when sentencing military veterans. Critics call this a well-meaning mistake. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.
BOY MAULED-DETROIT – The owner of four pit bulls that killed a 4-year-old Detroit boy faces sentencing on an involuntary manslaughter conviction. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
REAGANS-CALIFORNIA HOUSE-AUCTION – A two-day auction of the contents of Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s ranch-style home in California will include everything from personal mementos from heads of state and friends to objects the couple took with them to the White House. SENT: 640 words, photos.
JOURNEY TO JUPITER – Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through thick, swirling clouds and map the giant planet from the inside out. SENT: 700 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. UPCOMING: Craft expected to arrive late on July 4.
SUICIDE BY JOB (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1 p.m.) – The largest-ever U.S. study of suicide rates by occupation finds that workers who killed themselves most often included farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen. Education workers killed themselves the least often. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1 p.m., 700 words, photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
FILM-PICKIER MOVIEGOERS — As Hollywood girds for a low-key Fourth of July box office weekend and watches its summer season dip 15 percent below last year’s, an even more worrisome trend has taken shape: Moviegoers are growing pickier. UPCOMING: 850 words by 11 a.m., photos.
CBS-PARK MARATHON — Conor Knighton didn’t take the easy approach for a “CBS Sunday Morning” story on the centennial of the national park system. He’s in the midst of a year-long journey to spend time in each of the 59 parks. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.
TV-THE HUNT — “The Hunt,” a seven-part BBC America series from the makers of “Planet Earth” that begins Sunday, casts animal predators in a new and heroic light. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m., photos.
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