BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15,ADVISORY


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.

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EDT:

— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)

— CAMPAIGN 2016-KOREA (upcoming)

— UNITED STATES-SINGAPORE (sent; developing)

— OLY-OPENING CEREMONY (upcoming)

— SYRIA-SURVIVING ALEPPO (upcoming)

— ANTON YELCHIN (upcoming)

— CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH (sent; developing)

— ALL-TIME AP POLL (upcoming)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— VATICAN-FEMALE DEACONS (sent; developing)

— OBAMA LIBRARY-CHICAGO-NEWS GUIDE (upcoming)

— HOT AIR BALLOON CRASH-TEXAS (upcoming)

— FRANCE-CHURCH ATTACK-FUNERAL (sent; developing)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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— OBAMA LIBRARY-CHICAGO-NEWS GUIDE (upcoming)

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Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):

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POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump’s persistent criticism of a military family fits a familiar pattern: the Republican nominee can’t let go of a perceived slight, no matter the political risk. SENT: 890 words. UPCOMING: Developments throughout the day, 850 words by 5 p.m., photos. Spot coverage: Trump 12 p.m. rally in Virginia; Pence 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. in Arizona; Kaine 3 p.m. in Florida.

CAMPAIGN 2016-KOREA — Donald Trump has alarmed U.S. allies in Asia and elsewhere by suggesting that American military support should depend on their willingness to pay for it. But he would not be the first U.S. president to consider shaking up time-honored military deployments. UPCOMING: 870 words by 4 p.m., photo

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WASHINGTON

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UNITED STATES-SINGAPORE — Singapore’s prime minister celebrates the 50th anniversary of U.S. diplomatic relations at a White House visit and state dinner. They’re likely to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. SENT: 570 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:40 a.m. news conference, 8:40 p.m. dinner, 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.

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WORLD

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SYRIA-SURVIVING ALEPPO – Syrians trapped in the rebel-controlled part of Aleppo face daily rationings in food and medicine and, out of fuel, many rely on bicycles to run errands past skeletons of buildings and rubble that litter the city’s narrow alleys and streets. For the tens of thousands who chose to remain amid the government siege, one thing is certain: the battle for Aleppo is a pivotal point in the Syrian civil war. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 3 p.m. EDT, photos.

VATICAN-FEMALE DEACONS – Pope Francis has set up a panel to study whether women could serve as deacons, a role now reserved to men. SENT: XXX

FRANCE-CHURCH ATTACK-FUNERAL – The sister of the French priest slain by extremists appealed at his funeral on Tuesday for all faiths to work together for peace. SENT: 280 words, 13 photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

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US

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HOT AIR BALLOON CRASH-TEXAS — A look at what to expect in the investigation and aftermath of the balloon crash that killed 16. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.

CALIFORNIA BUS CRASH – — California Highway Patrol says 5 people killed in bus crash on central California highway. SENT: 100 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ANTON YELCHIN – An attorney who represents Yelchin’s parents say they are planning to file a wrongful death lawsuit on Tuesday against Fiat Chrysler, which made the Jeep that killed their son. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. news conference.

CLINTON FRIEND-FUNERAL – Mark Weiner, a major Democratic donor and fundraiser, is eulogized by former President Bill Clinton a funeral in Providence. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from noon funeral, then 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.

OBAMA LIBRARY-CHICAGO-NEWS GUIDE — The decision to build Barack Obama’s presidential library in Chicago’s lakefront Jackson Park rather than a nearby impoverished neighborhood has left some residents worried the museum will deliver less of a boost to the South Side. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos by 1 p.m.

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OLYMPICS

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OLY-OPENING CEREMONY — Don’t expect the opening ceremony at the Rio Olympics to match the grandeur of some in the past. UPCOMING: 440 words by 2 p.m., photos. With: OLY-OPENING CEREMONY-MOMENTS, UPCOMING: 530 words by 2 p.m., photos.

OLY-TV-TODAY IN RIO — NBC’s “Today” show has been narrowing the gap with the fading morning leaders, and it hopes the Olympics can lift it past “Good Morning America” into first place in the ratings. UPCOMING: 700 words by 10 a.m., photos.

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SPORTS

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ALL-TIME AP POLL – Who’s No. 1? The Associated Press began asking the most important question in sports in 1936, and 1,103 times since then the AP college football poll has provided an answer that has only led to more questions, such as: What? Why? Are you kidding? Now the AP has crunched 80 years worth of poll data to come up with an all-time top 100. UPCOMING. With FNC–T25-All-Time Top 100 List

OLY–HIGH-TECH OLYMPIC CLOTHING — When seconds count, the right clothing can determine whether an Olympian makes the medal podium. Athletes will be wearing special suits and shoes engineered to reduce air resistance and body temperature in Rio’s climate. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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At the Nerve Center, Rich Somma and Ron DePasquale can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Susan E. Plageman (ext. 1900). For graphics and interactives, Phil Holm (ext. 7636). Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

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