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.
— CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-CONGRESS (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP (sent; developing)
— CLINTON-EMAILS-GOP (sent; developing)
— POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-IRAQ INQUIRY (sent; developing)
— GAY BAR-RENT HIKE (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
— DIGITAL LIFE-CHOOSING A PHONE PLAN (upcoming)
— ON THE MONEY-ENDING PAYDAY LENDING (upcoming)
— MCDONALD’S-BREAKFAST (sent)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— BRITAIN-IRAQ INQUIRY-KEY FINDINGS (sent)
— PISTORIUS-TRIUMPHS AND TRIALS-GLANCE (sent)
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):
CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON — Hillary Clinton, campaigning in Atlantic City, New Jersey, takes aim at Trump for his management of the casinos that he no longer owns but sill bear his name. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-CONGRESS — Donald Trump’s sit-down with congressional Republicans underscores the extraordinary divisions within the GOP. In past years, Republicans dutifully lined up behind the nominee and shared a campaign stage within him in their home state. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP — Donald Trump is road-testing potential running mates. A day after Sen. Bob Corker appeared with Trump in North Carolina, Newt Gingrich is set to do the same in Ohio.. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m.
CLINTON EMAILS-GOP — Angry House Republicans are announcing plans to investigate after FBI Director James Comey recommended against criminal charges for Hillary Clinton over her handling of classified emails. SENT: 750 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m.
UNITED STATES-KERRY — Kerry is visiting Georgia and Ukraine to reassure the former Soviet republics of America’s commitment to their security amid unease over Russia’s intentions. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m.
BRITAIN-IRAQ INQUIRY – The Iraq war was mounted on flawed intelligence, was executed with “wholly inadequate” planning, and ended “a long way from success,” according to a damning report released Wednesday by the head of Britain’s Iraq War inquiry. SENT: 920 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. XXXXXXXX, With BRITAIN-IRAQ-BLAIR-BUSH LETTERS (sent); BRITAIN-IRAQ INQUIRY-KEY FINDINGS (sent)
PISTORIUS – Oscar Pistorius is sentenced to six years in prison for the murder of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp and observers immediately criticized the sentence as lenient. SENT: 780 words, photos, video. With PISTORIUS-TRIUMPHS AND TRIALS-GLANCE (sent)
OIL TRAIN DERAILMENT — Residents of a small Quebec town that was devastated by an oil train derailment and fire three years ago are pressing for a bypass to keep out trains. UPCOMING: 575 words by 1 p.m.
POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA – Black members of the community where a 37-year-old man was shot and killed by a Baton Rouge police officer on Wednesday called for a federal investigation into the death of Alton Sterling. SENT: 780 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
GAY BAR-RENT HIKE – The Stud, one of the most iconic gay bars in the country, may be out of business this fall after its rent was raised 300 percent. It’s just one of many businesses going out of business in a San Francisco where climbing rents and new construction have old-timers fretting that the San Francisco they know is disappearing. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
NAVY OFFICIAL-GUN – Authorities are looking into an incident caught on video that appears to show a high-ranking Navy official pointing a gun at people during a confrontation in a northern Virginia neighborhood. SENT: 220 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
ARCHBISHOP-DIVORCE-NO SEX — Philadelphia’s archbishop says divorcees who get remarried can get communion only if they abstain from sex. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon.
DIGITAL LIFE-CHOOSING A PHONE PLAN – Don’t fret about Wednesday’s price hikes for Verizon’s cellphone plans. The new rates come with changes that might actually save you money. Rival carriers have their strengths, too. Here are some considerations to determine what’s best for you. UPCOMING: 800 words when Verizon embargo lifts at 1 p.m., photos.
With VERIZON-PRICE HIKE. Verizon increases prices and introduces other changes. UPCOMING: 250 words when Verizon embargo lifts at 1 p.m., photos.
ON THE MONEY-ENDING PAYDAY LENDING — What replaces payday lending in the world of small-dollar emergency loans if the predictions come true? It’s not as simple as some consumer advocates say it will be. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m.
SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-CROWDFUNDING — Investment crowdfunding so far doesn’t appear to be the bonanza for small companies its supporters envisioned back in 2012. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
MCDONALD’S-BREAKFAST – You can have McGriddles with that. McDonald’s plans to offer the sandwiches around the clock after testing the addition of the sandwich to its all-day breakfast menu in select markets. SENT: 130 words.
MESSI TRIAL – A Barcelona court on Wednesday gave Lionel Messi and his father suspended sentences of 21 months in prison for tax fraud. SENT: 430 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
OLYMPICS-VISITING RIO – Broadcasters have already preemptively deemed Rio de Janeiro’s Summer Games the most telegenic ever, but no matter how good this teeming seaside metropolis looks on TV, footage simply can’t compare with the experience of actually being here. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
FILM-VIGGO MORTENSEN — In “Captain Fantastic,” Viggo Mortensen plays one of the all-time great movie dads. Holed away in a remote Pacific Northwest teepee, he’s raising six children like a bookish, yoga-practicing Swiss Family Robinson. The children, well-behaved and smart, are equally adept at skinning a deer and reading “The Brothers Karamazov” by the campfire. SENT: 720 words, photos.
MUSIC-FERGIE — Fergie said the concept for her latest hit “M.I.L.F. $” was in the works for three years, and she’s hoping to inspire and empower mothers to find a balance between motherhood, career life and “me time.” UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 11 a.m., photos.
FILM-THE REAL MIKE AND DAVE — The real Mike and Dave Stangle talk about parlaying internet fame into book and movie deals and why they chose not to bring the crazy to their cousin’s wedding. Hollywood’s take on these viral legends, “Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates,” opens Friday. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos, video.
HOW TO REACH US
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