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:
— RUSSIA-TURKEY (sent; developing)
— SYRIA-TURKEY’S ROLE (upcoming)
— PAKISTAN (sent; developing)
— GYM-WOMEN’S TEAM FINAL (upcoming)
— OLY–SWIMMING (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-ENDORSEMENTS (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-HEALTH CARE (upcoming)
— DELTA OUTAGE (sent; developing)
— BLAGOJEVICH SENTENCING (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— DELTA OUTAGE-WHAT TO DO (upcoming)
— ASIA-DELTA-NARITA SCENE (sent)
— MISSING WOMAN (sent; developing)
— UGANDA-GOING SOLAR (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
RUSSIA-TURKEY – On his first foreign visit after Turkey’s failed coup, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for inviting him for talks Tuesday aimed at repairing ties shattered by Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane along the Syrian border last year. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
SYRIA-TURKEY’S ROLE – Within minutes of news breaking of a coup against Recep Tayyip Erdogan, government-held areas in Syria broke out in gunfire, celebrating the removal of the Turkish strongman they blame for fueling their country’s five-year civil war. Erdogan survived — but will his support for the Syrian opposition be weakened? AP looks at Turkey’s role in Syria’s conflict as Erdogan mends ties with Russia at a time when he is incresingly unpopular in the West. UPCOMING.
PAKISTAN – Many Pakistanis are in deep mourning a day after a suicide bombing that targeted lawyers killed 70 people, touching a chord in the country’s long-simmering cultural war. By targeting lawyers, Islamic radicals appeared to take aim at a pillar of the country’s budding civil society — and a symbol of the supremacy of secular law in a modern state. SENT: 560 words, photos, graphic. UPCOMING: Developing with broader angles.
SYRIA – The battle for Syria’s contested city of Aleppo has crippled its infrastructure and left 2 million residents without running water, the U.N. children’s agency said on Tuesday. SENT: 350 words.
TROPICAL WEATHER – Mexican authorities evacuate people from low-lying areas around the resort city Cabo San Lucas as a slightly weakened Tropical Storm Javier churns near the tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula. SENT: 300 words, photos, video.
UGANDA-GOING SOLAR – Solar power plant being built in African bush in Uganda inspires hope in rural communities. SENT: 640 words. UPCOMING: Photos.
PHILIPPINES-DUTERTE-US – The U.S. government expresses concern over extrajudicial killings of suspected drug dealers and users in a bloody crackdown overseen by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte and urges his government to ensure law enforcement efforts comply with human rights obligations. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-ENDORSEMENTS – Amid the political back-and-forth of endorsements in the Republican Party is the fact that Donald Trump, should he win election, will have to govern alongside Paul Ryan and Ted Cruz. And they would have to work with him, too. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4.p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016 – All the day’s news from the campaign trail. Donald Trump visits North Carolina, while Hillary Clinton continues her jobs tour in Florida. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016-HEALTH CARE – Moving beyond “Obamacare,” political activists are looking to ballot questions in a couple of major states as a new election-year front in the nation’s long-running debate over the role of government in health care. UPCOMING: 850 words by 2 p.m., photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-OLYMPICS – Hillary Clinton is airing $13.6 million in campaign commercials during the Olympic Summer Games, while Donald Trump has yet to air his first paid television ad of the general election campaign. SENT: 860 words. UPCOMING: Updates on Clinton advertising plan by 3 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-ZIKA – Hillary Clinton travels to a health clinic in Miami to call on Congress to return to Washington and pass emergency funding for Zika research. Event scheduled around 2:15 p.m. SENT: 488 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m.
WISCONSIN PRIMARY-RYAN — House Speaker Paul Ryan faced a primary challenger Tuesday who won praise from Donald Trump and the backing of other national conservative voices in his longshot bid to defeat Ryan. SENT: 400 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Polls close at 9 p.m.
GYM-WOMEN’S TEAM FINAL – The U.S. women’s gymnastics team hopes to give national team coordinator Martha Karolyi a golden sendoff in the women’s team final on Tuesday night. Finals begin at 4 p.m. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
OLY–SWIMMING — After already adding to their standout records, Michael Phelps and Katie Ledecky are are back in the pool for more. Ledecky goes first, in the 200 freestyle (10:19 p.m.). Phelps swims the 200 butterfly (10:28 p.m.) an event in which he holds the world and Olympic records in the event. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by midnight.
BLAGOJEVICH SENTENCING – A federal judge will decide whether to cut ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s 14-year prison sentence on more than a dozen convictions upheld by an appellate court, including that he sought to exchange an appointment to President Barack Obama’s old U.S. Senate seat in exchange for campaign cash. SENT: 720 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 11:30 a.m. hearing. With BLAGOJEVICH SENTENCING-BAND (sent)
PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL — Testimony is expected to begin in the trial of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, who faces charges including perjury and obstruction for allegedly leaking information from a grand jury investigation, then lying about it. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.
MISSING WOMAN – Residents of a small Massachusetts town are being urged to take caution after a woman visiting her mother was found slain in the woods after going out for a weekend walk or jog. SENT: 380 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES – A Southern California wildfire has surged in size and put thousands of homes in potential peril. SENT: 350 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing.
AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS-LGBT RIGHTS – Young adults are broadly supportive of a variety of LGBT-friendly policies, and young whites and Latinos have grown even more supportive over the last two years, a new poll finds. SENT: 610 words, photo, graphic. With AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS-METHOD.
CALIFORNIA-PROMISED PARKS – A decade after California voters were promised $400 million worth of parks in some of the state’s poorest neighborhoods, an Associated Press review finds fewer than half of the 126 proposed parks that received the money have been built, as Democratic lawmakers push to add another $1 billion to the program. SENT: 960 words, photos.
UTAH POLICE SHOOTING-PROTEST – An anti-police brutality group is set to host a protest rally in Salt Lake City to show their anger over a prosecutor’s conclusion that two police officers were justified in shooting and critically wounding a teenage refugee from Somalia in a confrontation that sparked unrest and protests in Salt Lake City earlier this year. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m. 500 words following rally that begins at 9 p.m. With AP photos, video.
SPORTS CAMP FOR VETERANS – Injured and disabled vets go kayaking, water skiing and sailing at a camp that gets them thinking more about what they can than can’t do. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.
COUPLE DIES MINUTES APART – A husband and wife died within 20 minutes of one another side-by-side in a South Dakota nursing home after 63 years of marriage. SENT: 150 words.
FERRIS WHEEL FALL – Police: 3 people fall from Ferris wheel in Tennessee. SENT: 170 words, photos, video.
NBC-SNAPCHAT – NBCUniversal agrees to make customized episodes of several of its shows for Snapchat under a multiyear deal between the broadcast network and social media app. SENT: 130 words, photo.
DELTA-OUTAGE — Delta’s travails, and those of its customers, move into day two with the airline canceling nearly 250 flights. The cancellations follow about 1,000 cancelled flights Monday and almost 3,000 delayed flights after an outage at its Atlanta headquarters initiated a global meltdown of its booking and communications systems. SENT: 680 words, photos, video.
DELTA-OUTAGE-WHAT TO DO – If you are stranded by the cascading Delta Air Lines cancelations and delays, here’s what you can do to get back flying. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10:30 a.m., photo.
ASIA-DELTA-NARITA SCENE – A Delta passenger recounts 20-hour night at Japan’s Narita airport. SENT: 670 words, photo.
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