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 2106-CONVENTION (sent; developing)
— GOP 2916-CONVENTION-2020 (sent; developing)
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-HATING HILLARY (upcoming)
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-DIVERSITY (upcoming)
— DEM 2016–CLINTON-RUNNING MATE (upcoming)
— UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE (sent; developing)
— TURKEY-MILITARY COUP (sent; developing)
— GERMANY-TRAIN ATTACK (sent; developing)
— COMIC-CON-PREVIEW (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— OFFICER SHOT-KANSAS (sent; developing)
— ZIKA RELATED DEATH-NEW CASE (upcoming)
— ON THE MONEY-SUPERMARKET MARKETING (upcoming)
— VATICAN-DIVORCE DEBATE (sent; may develop)
— AUSTRALIA-BALLOON (sent)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE (sent)
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THINGS TO WATCH (sent)
— TURKEY-COUP-HOW IT UNFOLDED (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
GOP 2106-CONVENTION — Donald Trump now has the nominee crown — and a final chance to summon unity from the party’s restive ranks in the ritual’s closing days. SENT: 865 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m. with updates throughout the night. Convention resumes at 7:30 p.m.
GOP 2916-CONVENTION-2020 — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won’t offer full-on Trump endorsement during his speech at the Republican National Convention Wednesday. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., with updates throughout the evening.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-HATING HILLARY – Republicans may have mixed feelings about nominating Donald Trump for president, but one thing they all rally around is a deep dislike for Democrat Hillary Clinton. SENT: 510 words. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-DIVERSITY – White voters alone can’t sent a Republican to the White House. Yet the GOP convention features mostly white delegates who nominated a 70-year-old white man with a campaign that plays to white conservatives. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
DEM 2016–CLINTON-RUNNING MATE – Her convention on the horizon, Hillary Clinton closes in on the selection of a running mate to join her on the Democratic ticket. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photo.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-AVOIDING TRUMP – Twenty minutes from the Trumpfest in downtown Cleveland, activists in the Koch network are knocking on doors and trying to save the Republican majority in the Senate. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photo.
Also: GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE, GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THINGS TO WATCH, GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THE MANAGER
TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — Turkey targets tens of thousands of teachers and other state workers accused of supporting a failed coup in a purge that is raising concerns about basic freedoms and how key institutions will continue to operate with so many employees sacked. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With: TURKEY-COUP-HOW IT UNFOLDED — A mobile friendly look at how the coup unfolded.
UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE — Defense and foreign ministers from more than 30 nations gather to plan next steps in the fight against the Islamic State group. SENT: 590 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 8:45 a.m. meeting, 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GERMANY-TRAIN ATTACK — Germany’s top security official says a 17-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker who went on a rampage on a Bavarian train with an ax and a knife appears to have acted alone, goaded on by online Islamic extremist propaganda. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-EU – Prime Minister Theresa May is making her first overseas trip as Britain’s leader to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel, a key figure in negotiating Britain’s exit from the European Union. SENT: 340 words, photo.
UNITED STATES-MALAYSIA — The U.S. is seeking the forfeiture of more than $1 billion in assets that federal officials say were misappropriated from a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. news conference, 400 words by 3 p.m.
VATICAN-DIVORCE DEBATE – Vatican ratchets up defense of pope’s family document. SENT: 700 words, photos.
UKRAINE-JOURNALIST KILLED – Prominent journalist killed in car bombing in Ukraine. SENT: 740 words, photos..
KENYA-DISAPPEARANCES – Group: Kenyan security forces ‘disappear’ 34 suspects. SENT: 270 words.
AUSTRALIA-BALLOON – A 65-year-old Russian adventurer was battling sleep deprivation, freezing temperatures and ice in his oxygen mask but was ahead of schedule for his record attempt to fly solo in a balloon around the world nonstop, his son said on Wednesday. SENT: 500 words, photos.
OBAMA-GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT — Obama to address White House summit on global development. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:35 p.m. event, 400 words by 5 p.m.
OFFICER SHOT-KANSAS – A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer is shot and killed while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting, police say. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. news conference.
WRONGFUL CONVICTION-OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma man walks free after judge tosses murder conviction. SENT: 130 words.
ZIKA RELATED DEATH-NEW CASE – Following the discovery of a unique Zika case of a man who may have passed the virus to his son, Utah crews are trapping and testing mosquitoes to ensure no tropical bugs that typically spread the disease are taking root and the virus hasn’t passed to domestic mosquitoes. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
DOW-DUPONT MERGER — Dow Chemical and DuPont, who have rivaled one another for decades, will each hold an extraordinary meeting where their shareholders will be asked to sign off on a merger that would temporarily create the world’s second largest chemical company. UPCOMING. 550 words. AP photos and graphics.
ON THE MONEY-SUPERMARKET MARKETING — Up and down supermarket aisles, tranquil rows of perfectly placed products reflect calculated deliberations aimed at getting shoppers to spend more. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.
HOT DOG RECALL – Listeria fear prompts 372K-pound hot dog, corn dog recall. SENT: 130 words.
COMIC-CON-PREVIEW – The doors to San Diego Comic-Con are set to open Wednesday night with a preview of the pop-culture convention’s show floor. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
POKEMON GO-ORIGINS — Where this game came from, and how the creators of the original whacked-out Pokemon world agree to take the plunge with a new and largely unproven type of augmented reality game. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photo.
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