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 SHOOTINGS-OBAMA (sent; developing)
— POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-CRIME-FACT CHECK (upcoming)
— ATTORNEY GENERAL-CONGRESS (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-CONVENTION SECURITY (upcoming)
— BRITAIN-POLITICS (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-MAY AND MERKEL (upcoming)
— ITALY-TRAIN CRASH (sent; developing)
— POKEMON GO (sent)
— TESLA-SELF-DRIVING CAR-DEATH (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— MICHIGAN COURTHOUSE-SHOOTING (sent; developing)
— WESTERN WILDFIRES (sent; developing)
— EMMY NOMINATIONS (upcoming)
— AUSTRALIA-BALLOON (sent)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— BRITAIN-POLITICS-Q&A (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
POLICE SHOOTINGS-OBAMA — Obama visits Dallas to speak at memorial service for slain officers, meet with their families. SENT: 510 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:40 p.m. Obama remarks, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA – A search warrant for surveillance video from the store where a black Louisiana man was killed by white police officers a week ago says that officers saw “the butt of a gun” in Alton Sterling’s pocket during the arrest and that he tried “to reach for the gun from his pocket.” SENT: 1050 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA – The family of a black driver shot dead during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul announces funeral plans and lays out its expectations of authorities for the investigation of the officer involved. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing on merits from 11 a.m. news conference.
BRITAIN-POLITICS — Prime Minister David Cameron chairs a farewell Cabinet meeting as he prepares to hand over power to his successor following Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-MAY AND MERKEL — Within moments of Theresa May’s confirmation as the next prime minister of Britain, London tabloids and wags were comparing her to Britain’s “iron lady” of the 1980s, Margaret Thatcher. In reality she has much more in common with Europe’s most powerful woman today: Germany’s “iron chancellor,” Angela Merkel. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
BRITAIN-POLITICS-Q&A — Some questions and answers about what comes next in Britain’s effort to exit the European Union now that Theresa May will take over as prime minister. UPCOMING: 750 words by 11 a.m., photos.
ITALY-TRAIN CRASH — At least 20 people are killed and scores more injured as two Italian commuter trains collided head-on in the southern region of Puglia. SENT: 440 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
SOUTH SUDAN-SHOOTING – Embassies and aid organizations in South Sudan were trying to evacuate staff from the capital, Juba, on Tuesday as a precarious calm settled over the city following several days of deadly clashes. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
KENYA-MALALA-REFUGEE CAMP – Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai is spending her 19th birthday at the world’s largest refugee camp to draw attention to the global refugee crisis, especially as Dadaab camp faces pressure to close after a quarter-century. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
IRAQ – Iraqi officials say a car bombing at an outdoor market in a Shiite-dominated northeastern district of Baghdad kills at least 11 people. SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
AUSTRALIA-BALLOON – A Russian balloonist launches his helium balloon from an Australian Outback town in a bid to set a record for flying around the world non-stop. SENT: 220 words.
ATTORNEY GENERAL-CONGRESS — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expected to face questions from Congress about policing and race, as well as the Justice Department’s decision not to bring charges against Hillary Clinton over her use of private email while secretary of state. SENT: 370 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 700 words by 4 p.m., photo.
UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is in Afghanistan to meet with American commanders in the wake of a pledge by NATO allies to keep troop levels stable as they battle a resilient Taliban. SENT: 450 words, photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-CRIME-FACT CHECK – Donald Trump tweets, “Crime is out of control, and rapidly getting worse.” A look at the facts. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m., photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016 — Bernie Sanders is offering his long-awaited endorsement to Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, who is hoping to transfer the energy of his insurgent campaign into the party’s fight against Republican Donald Trump. SENT: 460 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. event, 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS — For young people in America, especially those of color, race matters as much as the economy and education. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos. (Holland/Swanson). With AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS-ISSUES-GLANCE. Only on AP.
GOP 2016-DUMP TRUMP — Opponents of Donald Trump gather in Cleveland to begin their convention fight against the presumptive GOP nominee, but as the arcane process of setting the rules for next week’s convention gets started, they admit they’ve got an uphill climb. Upcoming: 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP – Trump campaigns in Indiana with the state’s governor, Mike Pence, at an event widely viewed as the latest in his series of running mate auditions. UPCOMING: Developing from 7:30 p.m. event, 500 words by 9 p.m., photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-CONVENTION SECURITY – The racially charged shootings in Louisiana, Minnesota and Texas have led organizers of the two summer political conventions to take another look at their security preparations for the high profile events. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
MICHIGAN COURTHOUSE-SHOOTING – The inmate who authorities say shot and killed two bailiffs on the way to a western Michigan court appearance faced numerous violent felony counts including kidnapping and criminal sexual conduct with a weapon, which carried penalties that if convicted would have sent him to prison for many years. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
WESTERN WILDFIRES – Two federal firefighters returning from a wildfire patrol in remote northern Nevada have been killed in a crash, while crews are battling blazes across the Western U.S. Federal fire managers on Monday reported active fires in at least nine states. SENT: 760 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
ADOPTIVE PARENTS-CAPTIVITY CHARGES – A husband and wife in Ohio have been sentenced to 10 years in prison on charges related to keeping their adopted children locked inside bedrooms for all but a few hours a day. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
BEAVER ATTACK – Beaver attacks 67-year-old paddleboarder on Beaver Lake. SENT: 130 words.
SEA TURTLE EGGS STOLEN – Eggs are being stolen from sea turtle nests along southwest Florida beaches. SENT: 130 words, photos.
POKEMON GO — The Pokemon Go craze marks a turning point for augmented reality, technology that superimposes a digital skein onto the real world. And that, in turn, leads to new weirdness — such as when property owners get annoyed at legions of monster-hunters tramping nearby or when store owners use the game to attract customers. SENT: 800 words, photos.
TESLA-SELF-DRIVING CAR-DEATH – Federal safety investigators are asking electric car maker Tesla Motors for details on how its Autopilot system works and why it failed to detect another vehicle in a Florida crash. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
AMAZON-PRIME DAY – Amazon’s Prime Day returns for a second year with the online retail giant promising twice as many deals as last year. SENT: 130 words, photo.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
EMMY NOMINATIONS — Will “Game of Thrones” and diversity reign when the Emmy nominations are announced Thursday? UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.
FILM-GHOSTBUSTERS — Forget everything you think you know about the new “Ghostbusters.” The filmmakers and creative people behind the reboot talk about how this film came to be, how they dealt with the haters, and the future of Ghost Corps. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.
FILM-GHOSTBUSTERS-SCREENWRITER — Meet the woman behind the new “Ghostbusters,” screenwriter Katie Dippold, who cut her teeth writing for “Parks and Recreation” before flexing her big screen muscles with the smash success “The Heat.” UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m., photos
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