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:
— POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA (sent; developing)
— POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA
— CLINTON EMAILS (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— NATO SUMMIT-RETOOLING NATO (sent)
— VATICAN SCANDAL (sent; developing)
— BILL COSBY (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— GERMANY-RAPE LAW (sent)
— UNITED STATES-CUBA FLIGHTS (sent; developing)
— OF MUTUAL INTEREST-BUMPY MARKET FORECAST (upcoming)
— BERGDAHL (sent; developing)
— CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS (sent; developing)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— KILLINGS BY POLICE-GLANCE (sent; developing)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA – A Minnesota officer fatally shoots a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official says, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera “police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason.” SENT: 850 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing on many fronts, including seeking more details on what happened, seeking girlfriend and victim’s family members, more details on the victim. Excerpt from Facebook video upcoming as part of a broader package. Sidebars expected; details TBD.
With KILLINGS BY POLICE-GLANCE – A look at recent police shootings involving black men.
POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA – As an emotional city grapples with the police shooting death of a black man outside a convenience store, faith and community leaders gather to address the shooting. Hundreds of people took to the streets to protest the death of Alton Sterling, whose death has once again brought the issue of race and the police into sharp focus. SENT: 1,130 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. news conference; seeking more details on the officers; another vigil tonight; other details.
BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH – A judge hears opening statements in the bench trial of one of six police officers charged in the death of a man who suffered a fatal injury in the back of a detainee van. Lt. Brian Rice is charged in the death of Freddie Gray last year. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing.
BILL COSBY – Bill Cosby returns to court and tries again to force his accuser to testify before the case moves to trial. SENT: 390 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. hearing, then 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
BERGDAHL – Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl due in court for pretrial hearing. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. hearing.
CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS – Bridge case defendants, law firm head to court over texts. SENT: 630 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated following 11 a.m. hearing.
SEVERE WEATHER – Officials have declared a state of emergency in Tennessee after heavy rains caused flooding in several areas overnight and more rain is forecast. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CLINTON EMAILS – FBI Director James Comey faces angry Republicans in Congress about the decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from hearing scheduled for 10 a.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016 – Donald Trump visits Capitol Hill amid his VP search and the FBI director’s testimony on Hillary Clinton’s email. SENT: 780 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words after 8:30 a.m. meetings.
GOP 2016-DELEGATE LAWSUIT – A federal judge will hear arguments in a lawsuit filed by a delegate to the Republican National Convention who is suing to get out of having to vote for Donald Trump. SENT: 119 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing in Richmond, Virginia.
OBAMA-EUROPE – Obama embarks on a five-day, two-country mission to buck up a beleaguered Europe and brush back an aggressive Moscow on what is expected to be his last presidential visit to the continent. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words after 10 a.m. departure. With AFGHANISTAN-NATO — NATO will welcome Obama’s Afghan troops decision; UNITED STATES-KERRY — Kerry in Ukraine to offer help from United States.
UNITED STATES-CUBA FLIGHTS – The U.S. government has tentatively approved scheduled commercial airline service to Havana from 10 U.S. cities — a major step in President Barack Obama’s effort to normalize relations with Cuba. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
NATO SUMMIT-RETOOLING NATO – In what some are terming NATO’s most important meeting in a generation, Obama and the leaders of the 27 other member nations are deciding how to retool the Cold War-era military alliance to face a daunting range of modern threats, from a hostile Kremlin to religious-fueled violence and attacks in cyberspace. SENT: 910 words, photos. With NATO SUMMIT-POLAND’S MOMENT – Poland hosts first-ever top meeting of military alliance; GERMANY-NATO SUMMIT – Merkel says Eastern European countries unsettled by Russia.
VATICAN SCANDAL – A Vatican tribunal on Thursday began deliberating the fate of five people, including two journalists, accused in the publication of confidential Vatican documents that exposed greed, mismanagement and corruption in the Holy See. SENT: 440 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
ITALY-DEAD STUDENT – The lawyer for a homeless man accused of pushing an American student into the Tiber River in Rome says surveillance footage of the scene shows the teen tried to swim a few strokes after falling in but was carried off by rapids and quickly disappeared. SENT: 400 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
GERMANY-RAPE LAW – German lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that will make it easier for victims of sex crimes to file criminal complaints if they rejected their attacker’s advances with a clear “no.” SENT: 500 words, photos.
AFRICA-NETANYAHU – Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu denies reports of assassination attempt in Kenya. SENT: 250 words. UPCOMING: photos.
SPAIN-RUNNING OF THE BULLS – Spain: Four injured, none gored in first Pamplona bull-run. SENT: 300 words, photo.
OF MUTUAL INTEREST-BUMPY MARKET FORECAST — The stock market has been on a roller-coaster ride to nowhere for the last year and a half. Expect the frustrating ride to continue. Stock strategists and fund managers are predicting minimal gains and big swings in price for the second half of the year. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
CANDY CHANG-SPINNING MURAL – Candy Chang’s public art pieces aren’t meant to simply please the eye, instead demanding dialogue and encouraging conversations long after they’re removed. Her latest work, unveiled in Philadelphia this week, is a mural that invites people to think of their biggest challenges and then spin a wheel to find guidance to move forward. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
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