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:
— PAKISTAN (sent; developing)
— PAKISTAN-SHINING STAR (sent)
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-FACT CHECK (upcoming)
— DELTA-OUTAGE (sent; developing)
— WATER PARK-FATALITY (sent; developing)
— ARIZONA SHERIFF-FUNDRAISING (upcoming)
— CHANCE AT FREEDOM (sent; developing)
— OLYMPICS COVERAGE; see Olympic Digest
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— MUSLIM STUDENT-CLOCK (sent; developing)
— TOURIST ATTRACTION SHOOTING (sent; developing)
— OXEN MOVE SCHOOL (upcoming)
— THEATER-ESCAPE ROOMS (upcoming)
— ITALY-KITTEN RESCUE (sent)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-FACT CHECK (upcoming)
— WATER PARK-SAFETY-GLANCE (upcoming)
— ARIZONA SHERIFF-FUNDRAISING-GLANCE (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
PAKISTAN – A suicide bomber killed at least 64 people and wounded dozens in an attack that struck a gathering of Pakistani lawyers on the grounds of a government-run hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta on Monday, police and doctors said. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. UPCOMNG: Developing.
PAKISTAN-SHINING STAR – The social media star Qandeel Baloch grew up in a poor farming family but “always wanted more, had different ideas” her sister says. After escaping her childhood poverty and an abusive marriage to find online fame, she was killed by her brother for refusing to live a life dictated by repressive tribal and religious traditions. SENT: 2,000 words, photos, video.
TURKEY-RUSSIA – President Recep Tayyip Erdogan heads to Russia this week as part of efforts to rebuild ties shattered by Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane last year – just as Turkey’s relations with traditional allies the United States and Europe show increasing strain amid Ankara’s crackdown following a failed coup. SENT: 990 words, photos.
AFGHANISTAN – Five gunmen wearing Afghan military uniforms abduct an American and an Australian in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a security official says. SENT: 540 words, photos.
TROPICAL WEATHER – Tropical Storm Javier pushed closer to the resort city of Cabo San Lucas on the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula Monday, while the death toll from former Hurricane Earl rose to 39 in the country’s eastern mountains. SENT: 300 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
ITALY-KITTEN RESCUE – Italian sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to revive kitten. SENT: 120 words, photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump lays out his economic agenda in Detroit, where he’s expected to talk about boosting jobs and making the country more competitive globally by cutting business taxes, reducing regulations and increasing domestic energy production. SENT: 830 words, photos. UPCOMING: 850 words by 3 p.m. Speech is at noon.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-FACT CHECK – A look at the facts as presented in Trump’s speech to the Detroit Economic Club. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m.
IRAN-US – Iran’s former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sent a letter on Monday to President Barack Obama, asking him to “quickly fix” a U.S. Supreme Court ruling allowing families of people killed in attacks linked to Iran to collect damages from some $2 billion in frozen assets. SENT: 480 words, photo.
WATER PARK-FATALITY — The young son of a Kansas state lawmaker died on a water slide that is billed as the world’s largest. The park remained closed Monday as the investigation into what caused the death on one of the park’s main attractions. SENT: 530 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3 p.m. With: WATER PARK-SAFETY-GLANCE — A look at safety issues and stats associated with water parks. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.; WORLD’S TALLEST WATERSLIDE-FIRST PERSON — A retransmission of a first-person account of riding the waterslide when it opened two years ago. UPCOMING: 540 words, photos by 11 a.m.
ARIZONA SHERIFF-FUNDRAISING – The sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix has raised close to $10 million in his bid for a seventh term, and much of it was contributed by a devoted base of backers who live outside Arizona. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. With BC-US–ARIZONA SHERIFF-FUNDRAISING-GLANCE.
CHANCE AT FREEDOM – Johnny Small was arrested for murder at 15 and locked away for life at 16. Now, the North Carolina man is hoping a witness’s change of heart will help free him after 28 years behind bars. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
MUSLIM STUDENT-CLOCK – The family of a Muslim boy who was arrested after bringing a homemade clock to school has sued Texas school officials, saying they violated the 14-year-old boy’s civil rights. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. news conference.
PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL – About 150 potential jurors are set to arrive Monday at a suburban Philadelphia courtroom as Pennsylvania’s attorney general goes on trial in a perjury and obstruction case that follows a four-year term rocked by petty feuds, political intrigue and a pornographic email scandal. SENT: 480 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
COLD CASE TRIAL – Nearly 54 years after a young woman died in southwest Louisiana, her husband is going on trial, accused of killing her. SENT: 820 words. UPCOMING: Developing
TOURIST ATTRACTION-SHOOTING – A 20-year-old man was shot to death while playing “Pokemon Go” at a tourist attraction along San Francisco’s waterfront, authorities and a family friend said. SENT: 280 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
ZIKA-WYNWOOD – The recent announcement that 15 have been infected with Zika by mosquitoes in Miami’s Wynwood neightborhood has scared away some, but many others are still coming. UPCOMING: 800 words by 10 a.m., photos.
OXEN MOVE SCHOOL — A northern Vermont village moves an 1823 schoolhouse in a historic way: With 40 oxen. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m.
DELTA-OUTAGE – Delta Air Lines delayed or canceled hundreds of flights Monday after its computer systems crashed, stranding thousands of people on a busy travel day. SENT: 630 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing through the day with a broader look.
SEE OLYMPICS DIGEST FOR OTHER UPCOMING COVERAGE
SWM-SWIMMING – After facing boos during the preliminaries and plenty of criticism from her competitors over her doping record, Yulia Efimova goes for gold at the Rio Olympics. Three other finals are also on tap, as well as Michael Phelps returning to the pool coming off a triumphant performance in the relay. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Finals begin at 9 p.m.
FEN-WOMEN’S SABRE – Ibtihaj Muhammad on Monday will become the first U.S. athlete to compete wearing an hijab — and a medal isn’t out of the question either. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Will be filed following Muhammad’s final match.
ATH-BOLT SPEAKS – Usain Bolt speaks to reporters Monday about his experience in Brazil as he prepares to run for three more gold medals when track and field starts later this week. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Event begins at 4 p.m.
GYM-KAROLYI’S LEGACY – When Martha Karolyi took over the U.S. women’s Olympic gymnastics program in 2001, the Americans were an underachieving mess. Not anymore. As she heads into retirement after Rio, the system she’s built should live on for years to come. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
THEATER-ESCAPE ROOMS – Several immersive shows are pushing the boundaries of what escape rooms can become, turning the fast-growing – and cheap to produce – hour-long games in which players work together to find the clues to free themselves into a rich, theatrical experience. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.
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