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-CONVENTION (sent; developing)
— GOP 2016-TRUMP-NATO (sent; developing)
— GOP 2016-CONVENTION-CRUZ (sent; developing)
— UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE (sent; developing)
— POLICE SHOOTING-FLORIDA (sent; developing)
— ZIKA-FLORIDA (sent; developing)
— TURKEY-MILITARY COUP (sent; developing)
— TURKEY-COUP-ANALYSIS (upcoming)
— FRANCE-POLITICAL BREAKDOWN (upcoming)
— RUSSIAN DOPING (sent; developing)
— ULTRA-LOW-MORTGAGE RATES (upcoming)
— TESLA-AUTOPILOT (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— POLICE FUNERAL-BATON ROUGE (sent; developing)
— TV-DISNEY LATINA PRINCESS (upcoming)
— SOUTHWEST AIRLINES-OUTAGE (sent; developing)
— CHIPOTLE-CHALLENGES (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
GOP 2016-CONVENTION – It’s Donald Trump’s big moment to make his case to the country — and to the many rattled doubters in his own party. SENT: 900 words, photos, audio, video. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m.; developing through the night. With GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THE LATEST, GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE, GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THINGS TO WATCH, GOP 2016-CONVENTION-FACT CHECK, A look at the facts of Donald Trump’s speech accepting the Republican nomination for vice president.
GOP 2016-TRUMP-NATO – Trump outlines a major shift in U.S. foreign policy, saying he U.S. would not uphold treaty obligations to defend Baltic nations against Russian attack unless they meet all their financial obligations to the U.S. and NATO. SENT: 615 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-CRUZ – Ted Cruz says he’s not voting for Clinton but continues to withhold his endorsement from Trump, a day after he was heartily booed at the Republican National Convention for refusing to endorse Donald Trump. SENT: 709 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-MELANIA TRUMP – Donald Trump’s wife is expected to make her return to the Republican National Convention, her first since delivering a speech that lifted passages from a Michelle Obama address. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 p.m.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-LGBT – Republicans who favor LGBT rights are struggling to reconcile their delight at Donald Trump’s more inclusive tone toward gays with the fact the rest of their party isn’t yet on board. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GOP 2016-CLEVELAND – Running mainbar that captures all news and happenings around the convention, including any potential protests. Narrative. 800 words, updated throughout the day. With GOP 2016-CLEVELAND-THE LATEST, a running account of all news and happenings around the convention, including any potential protests. EAST DESK
GOP 2016-ARMCHAIR – A look at the coverage of the convention on television and in the media. 750 words by 12 a.m.
POLICE SHOOTING-FLORIDA – A Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man’s black caretaker, authorities said, in an incident purportedly captured on cellphone video that shows the caretaker lying down with his arms raised before being shot. SENT: 450 words, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
ZIKA-FLORIDA – Florida health officials have trapped mosquitoes in an area of Miami-Dade County and are testing them for Zika to confirm whether a woman with the virus could be the first person infected directly by a mosquito bite in the continental United States. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
POLICE FUNERAL-BATON ROUGE -Baton Rouge readies for funerals of 3 slain police officers. SENT: 220 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing tonight.
OBJECT THROWN-PATROL CAR – Man accused of tossing hoax bomb into cruiser is in custody. SENT: 200 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
OLDEST AMERICAN – 113-year-old New Jersey woman has title of oldest American. SENT: 150 words.
TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — Turkish lawmakers are expected to endorse sweeping new powers for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that would allow him to expand a crackdown in the wake of last week’s failed coup. SENT: 730 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
TURKEY-COUP-ANALYSIS — The mass dismissals of teachers and closure of hundreds of schools allegedly linked to plotters of last week’s coup in Turkey suggest deep societal shifts designed to empower President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s conservative Islamic base are afoot. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m.
GREECE-TURKEY MILITARY COUP – A Greek court on Thursday sentenced eight Turkish military personnel who fled to Greece aboard a helicopter during an attempted coup in their country to two months in prison on charges of illegal entry into Greece. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
FRANCE-POLITICAL BREAKDOWN — Unlike past violence in France, the Bastille Day attack on Nice didn’t inspire political solidarity — instead it sharpened the anger of government critics, boosted the hard right and made it even less plausible that Socialist President Francois Hollande will win re-election next year. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m.
UNITED NATIONS-NEXT SECRETARY GENERAL – The U.N. Security Council holds its first informal poll on the dozen candidates competing to succeed Ban Ki-moon as secretary-general on Jan. 1. SENT: 560 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with start of Security Council meeting a 10 a.m.
UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE — Day two of the international meeting to counter the Islamic State shifts to the State Department. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
TESLA-AUTOPILOT — A Tesla in Autopilot mode can drive itself but it’s not a “self-driving” vehicle, at least as far as safety regulators are concerned. So, instead of coming under heavy government scrutiny before being sold to the public, Tesla can mass-produce cars that automatically adjust speed with the flow of traffic, keep their lane and slam the brakes in an emergency. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 p.m.
ULTRA-LOW-MORTGAGE RATES — Since Britain’s vote to exit the European Union, rates have been testing new lows, sending refinancings soaring. Should you take advantage and refinance? UPCOMING.
SOUTHWEST AIRLINES-OUTAGE – Southwest says it has fixed computer problems that caused hundreds of flights to be canceled, but it is telling passengers to get to the airport early because there could be long lines. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CHIPOTLE-CHALLENGES — Chipotle is acting out of character in its desperation to win back customers after a series of food scares. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m. Will incorporate EARNS-CHIPOTLE.
OF MUTUAL INTEREST-BOND EXPECTATIONS — How much longer can bond funds continue to be investors’ comforter during downturns? A Q&A with Ford O’Neil, manager of the Fidelity Total Bond fund. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m.
OLY-RUSSIAN DOPING – Russia loses its appeal against the Olympic ban on its track and field athletes, a decision that could add pressure on the IOC to exclude the country entirely from next month’s games in Rio de Janeiro. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: RUSSIAN-DOPING-THE LATEST.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
TV-DISNEY LATINA PRINCESS – The rarified sorority of Disney princesses has come a long way since 1937’s Snow White, gradually expanding to add Asian, African-American, Indian and Arabian tiara-wearers. Prepare to curtsy before another fresh face: Elena, the first Latina to take the vaunted Disney throne. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m., photos.
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