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:
— GOP 2016-GOP CONVENTION (sent; developing)
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-MELANIA TRUMP (sent; developing)
— AP EXPLAINS-A GRIM AMERICA (upcoming)
— GERMANY-TRAIN ATTACK (sent; developing)
— TURKEY-MILITARY COUP (sent; developing)
— FRANCE-TRUCK ATTACK (sent; developing)
— BATON ROUGE-TWO WEEKS OF VIOLENCE (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— AFRICAN-ELEPHANT DELIVERY (sent)
— BRITAIN-PIPPA MIDDLETON (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
GOP 2016-GOP CONVENTION — Donald Trump is hours away from attaining the 2016 presidential nomination despite efforts to stop him. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day and evening, 890 words by 10 p.m., photos, video. Convention resumes at 5:30 p.m.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-MELANIA TRUMP — Trump campaign dismisses criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention. SENT: 790 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-POLITICAL PLAGIARISM-GLANCE – A look at past acts of plagiarism in politics. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-WRITING THE SPEECH-GLANCE – How political speechwriters craft the words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
AP EXPLAINS-A GRIM AMERICA – Why such a focus on dark themes at the Republican National Convention? UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m. photo.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-MANAFORT – Paul Manafort predicted the end of the Never Trump movement, and then he organized a notoriously disorganized campaign to make it happen. A profile of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photo.
GERMANY-TRAIN ATTACK — A teenage Afghan asylum seeker slashes and hacks passengers aboard a German train with an ax and knife, wounding five in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. German authorities call for increased security but concede that preventing attacks from lone-wolf suspects brandishing common items as weapons is next to impossible. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: 850 words, developing.
TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — Turkey’s post-coup purge continues as the Education Ministry fires 15,200 personnel for alleged involvement in the coup. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words, developing. WITH: TURKEY-COUP-ERDOGAN’S PEOPLE; TURKEY-COUP-HOW IT HAPPENED.
FRANCE-TRUCK ATTACK — Joggers, cyclists and sun-seekers return to Nice’s famed Riviera coast as signs of normal life return to the city’s famous Promenade des Anglais, where dozens were killed in last week’s Bastille Day truck attack. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words, developing. WITH: FRANCE-NICE-EXTREMISTS.
SYRIA – Airstrikes on Islamic State-held villages in northern Syria killed at least 56 civilians on Tuesday as intense fighting was underway between the militants and U.S-backed fighters, Syrian opposition activists and the extremist group said. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
PHILIPPINES-ARROYO – The Philippine Supreme Court dismisses a plunder charge against former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and orders her freed immediately after nearly five years of hospital detention. SENT: 630 words, photos.
AFRICA-ELEPHANT DELIVERY – Some 500 elephants find new home in massive Africa relocation as development squeezes sanctuaries. SENT: 800 words, photos.
NIGERIA-DYING CHILDREN – Some 49,000 children will die of malnutrition in areas once cut off by northeastern Nigeria’s Islamic extremist uprising if they don’t get treatment, the U.N. children’s agency warned Tuesday. SENT: 210 words.
BRITAIN-PIPPA MIDDLETON – The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister and hedge fund manager James Matthews announce their engagement. SENT: 170 words, photo.
BRITAIN-PILOTS ARRESTED – Pilots held for suspected drinking before UK-Canada flight. SENT: 130 words.
BATON ROUGE-TWO WEEKS OF VIOLENCE – In the past two weeks, Baton Rouge has seen the shooting of a black man by two white officers, night after night of protests, and then the assassination of three law enforcement officers. How is this city coping, as it teeters on the brink of breaking apart? UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.
POLICE-GUN SHOP SHOOTING – A gunman inside a gun shop near Atlanta began shooting at police officers, who returned fire after responding to reports of a break-in at the business shortly before dawn Tuesday, Marietta police said. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
FILM-STAR TREK – The cast and filmmakers of “Star Trek Beyond” celebrate the release of their new movie and the life of Anton Yelchin, who died last month at age 27. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos, video.
COMIC-CON-ANNIVERSARIES – “Wonder Woman,” ”Star Trek” and “Aliens” are among the long-running entertainment franchises that will be celebrating milestones at this week’s San Diego Comic-Con, the annual pop-culture convention that’s expected to draw more than 160,000 fans to the San Diego Convention Center. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
SASSY LIFE COACH – Jen Sincero just may be the sassiest life coach out there. Three years after making a best-selling splash with her “You are a Badass,” she’s due out with a sequel in April, “You are a Bada$$ at Making Money.” UPCOMING: 780 words by 2 p.m., photo.
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