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. Some plans subject to change. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EDT.
— IRAQ (sent; developing)
— IRAQ-DANCER KILLED (sent; may develop)
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— FBI-COMEY (slug may change) (upcoming)
— TRUMP TWEET (sent; developing)
— CONGRESS RETURNS (upcoming)
— DIVIDED AMERICA (sent; may develop)
— BRITAIN-EU (sent; developing)
— JOURNEY TO JUPITER (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
— ITALY-MISSING STUDENT (sent; may develop)
— STREAMING MUSIC-PAYING TOO MUCH (upcoming)
— HOSTESS-THE RETURN (sent; may develop)
— IPHONE ORGAN REGISTRY (sent)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— PISTORIUS SENTENCING-GLANCE (sent)
— GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS-NEWS GUIDE (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today and notable pieces that we sent in the past three hours (all times EDT):
IRAQ – As Iraqis mourn in shock and disbelief, more dead bodies are recovered from the site of a massive Islamic State suicide bombing this weekend in central Baghdad, bringing the death toll to 175, officials say. SENT: 380 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing with a broader look.
IRAQ – DANCER KILLED – An Iraqi self-taught dancer who defied conservativism and threats ahead of his stage debut last year was among the scores killed in a massive suicide truck bombing over the weekend in Baghdad. SENT: 600 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
SAUDI-SUICIDE BOMBING – Saudi Arabia identifies the suicide bomber who struck outside the U.S. Consulate in Jiddah as a Pakistani resident of the kingdom who arrived 12 years ago to work as a driver. SENT: 940 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-EU – Former London Mayor Boris Johnson throws his support behind Andrea Leadsom in the race to be Britain’s next prime minister amid the tumultuous aftermath of Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
ITALY-MISSING STUDENT – Italian police detain a homeless man in the death of a 19-year-old American student whose body was found in the Tiber River in Rome two days after his credit card had been used in Milan. SENT: 490 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
PISTORIUS SENTENCING-GLANCE – South African judge to announce Oscar Pistorius’ new sentence for murder on Wednesday. SENT: 680 words, photos.
BRITAIN-IRAQ INQUIRY — Many in Britain still want to know who was responsible for the mess that followed the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, and they may finally get some answers with this week’s publication of the long-delayed report of an inquiry that quizzed more than 150 witnesses, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 1 p.m.
GERMANY-MIGRANTS-RAMADAN — Ten months after the Habib family arrived from Syria with their four little children, they are celebrating the end of Ramadan in a cramped shelter in Berlin with hundreds of other Muslim refugees. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon, photos.
PARIS ATTACKS – A French parliamentary investigation found multiple intelligence failures before the Islamic extremist attacks that killed 147 people in Paris last year, lawmakers said Tuesday, urging the creation of a U.S.-style counterterrorism agency to better prevent further violence. SENT: 290 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
AFRICA-NETANYAHU-VISIT – Israeli prime minister welcomed to Kenya amid heavy security. SENT: 400 words, 13 photos.
SWITZERLAND-EL AL-BOMB THREAT – El Al flight lands safely in Israel after bomb threat. SENT: 240 words.
DIVIDED AMERICA-URBAN VS RURAL – Few divides in the United States are greater than that between rural and urban places. Town and country represent not just the poles of the nation’s two political parties, but different economic realities that are transforming the 2016 presidential election. Cities are trending Democratic and are on an upward economic swing. Rural areas are increasingly Republican, steadily shedding population for decades. SENT: 2,580 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 960 words has also been sent.
CAMPAIGN 2016 — Eight years after Hillary Clinton helped unite Democrats behind Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, he’s returning the favor, campaigning with her in North Carolina. SENT: 989 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:15 p.m. remark, 850 words by 5 p.m., photos.
TRUMP TWEET – Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton’s campaign is “ridiculous” to portray an anti-Clinton tweet that appeared to depict the Star of David atop a pile of cash as anti-Semitic. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
FBI-COMEY (slug may change) — FBI Director James Comey meets with reporters but has not said what the topic will be. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. meeting; slug may change depending on developments.
CONGRESS RETURNS — Gun control and money to combat the Zika virus top the congressional agenda in lawmakers’ sprint toward a seven-week recess. Donald Trump meets with Republicans on Thursday. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS-NEWS GUIDE— There’s a food fight in Congress over legislation to label packages listing genetically modified ingredients. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
ACCIDENTAL-TEEN-SHOOTING – A Florida man who authorities say accidentally shot and killed his 14-year-old son at a shooting range is blaming himself — not the gun — for the death. SENT: 310 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
BOY KILLED- DETROIT – A Detroit man faces trial on murder and other charges after his 9-year-old son found a shotgun at home and fatally shot himself. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
RAIL CARS-DEFECT – Rail commuters were forced to cope with delayed, packed and fewer trains Tuesday after the region’s main transit agency sidelined one-third of its railroad cars over a structural problem. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
COAL ASH TRIAL – Energy companies and environmentalists are keeping a close watch on an upcoming federal court ruling from Virginia that could have far-reaching effects on how utilities dispose of the potentially toxic waste created by decades of burning coal. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
HOSTESS-THE RETURN – Hostess, four years after bankruptcy, will go public again. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
IPHONE ORGAN REGISTRY – Apple urges organ donation via new iPhone software. SENT: 690 words, photo.
STREAMING MUSIC-PAYING TOO MUCH – Spotify charges iPhone users $3 a month more for subscriptions because Apple takes a 30 percent cut on sales, something Apple’s own music service doesn’t have to face. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m., photos.
JOURNEY TO JUPITER – Soaring over Jupiter’s poles, a NASA spacecraft arrives at the solar system’s largest planet on a mission to peek behind the cloud tops. SENT: 720 words, photo, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
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