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:
— OBAMA (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON AND SCHUMER (upcoming)
— OBAMA-MUSLIM JUDGE (sent; developing)
— CONGRESS RDP (sent; developing)
— VENEZUELA PROTEST (upcoming)
— FISHERMEN EXPLOITED IN PARADISE (upcoming)
— APPLE EVENT (sent; developing)
— AGING IN PLACE (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— ARLINGTON CEMETERY-FEMALE PILOTS (sent; developing)
— SONY PLAYSTATION-UPDATE (sent; developing)
— ON THE MONEY-GRAY DIVORCE (upcoming)
— MISS AMERICA-PRELIMINARIES (sent; developing)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
OBAMA – In Laos, Obama uses visit to push back against an America-centric world view promulgated by Republican Donald Trump. SENT: 790 words, photos. UPCOMING: Devleoping.
CAMPAIGN 2016 – In the first joint candidate event of the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump take questions on national security, military affairs and veterans’ issues from a live audience. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. event, 800 words by 10 p.m., photos. EVENTS: Clinton in New York: forum, Iraq/Afghanistan Vets, New York City, 8p. Trump in Pennsylvania: speech, Union League of Philadelphia, 11a Trump in New York: speech, New York City, 615p, forum, Iraq/Afghanistan Vets, New York City, 8p. Bill Clinton in Florida: rally , Orlando, 1115a
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP – Donald Trump is unveiling a plan for a major increase in defense spending as he works to convince skeptics in both parties he’s ready to lead the world’s most powerful military. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. speech, 740 words by 3 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON AND SCHUMER – If Hillary Clinton wins the White House, one of her most important partners in Washington would be a former Senate colleague, Chuck Schumer. She sees his aggressive approach as key to passing an ambitious agenda that includes immigration, infrastructure spending and gun control. UPCOMING: 810 words by 4 p.m., photos.
OBAMA-MUSLIM JUDGE – Obama has nominated a Washington, D.C., attorney for the federal bench. If confirmed, he would be the first Muslim American to serve as a federal judge. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CONGRESS RDP — Republican leaders face decisions on averting a federal shutdown, containing the Zika virus and impeaching the head of the IRS. SENT: 630 words. UPCOMING: Updates after 9 a.m. and midday meetings, 650 words by 2 p.m., photos.
UNITED STATES-RUSSIA — Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking in Oxford, UK, criticizes Russia for what he says is Moscow’s “clear ambition to erode the principled international order” through coercion and aggression. SENT: 130 words.
VENEZUELA PROTEST – Opposition coalition planning to march to the door of the National Electoral Council in Caracas to demand fairness and transparency in the referendum process to recall president Nicolas Maduro. Unsure how big this one can be; last week’s march attracted more than 1 million protesters. So far, the gatherings have been peaceful. UPCOMING.
FISHERMEN EXPLOITED IN PARADISE – Hawaii’s high-quality seafood is sold with the promise that it’s fresh and caught by local, hard-working fishermen. But the people who haul in the prized catch are almost all undocumented foreign workers, confined to American boats for years at a time without basic rights or protections. UPCOMING: 3,500 words for release at 12:01 a.m., with photos, video. An abridged version also will be available.
SYRIA – The U.N. humanitarian aid agency says fighting in Syria’s central Hama governorate displaces some 100,000 people over eight days between late August and early September. SENT: 400 words, photos. With BRITAIN-SYRIA – Syrian opposition to unveil plan for political transition.
MYANMAR-ROHINGYA – Members of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority expressed hope Wednesday that a visiting panel led by former U.N. chief Kofi Annan will help end the discrimination and violence they face at the hands of the country’s Buddhist majority. SENT: 460 words, photos.
TROPICAL WEATHER-NEWTON – Newton sweeps onto the Gulf of California after slamming the resorts of southern Baja as a hurricane before making landfall on Mexico’s mainland and weakening to a tropical storm. SENT: 470 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
ARLINGTON CEMETERY-FEMALE PILOTS – A family’s battle to allow the ashes of their mother – a female World War II pilot – to be inurned at Arlington National Cemetery comes to fruition. SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. inurnment and 11:15 a.m. ceremony.
PORTLAND’S HOMELESS EMERGENCY – Skyrocketing rents, cripplingly low vacancy rates and a severe shortage of affordable housing are forcing Portland, Oregon, to re-examine its live-and-let-live attitude in a place where residents have long been tolerant of everything but intolerance. By Gillian Flaccus. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.
CALIFORNIA COAST-DEVELOPMENT – State coastal regulators will consider a proposal to build 895 homes and a hotel on a large swath of land along Southern California’s scenic coast. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 12:30 p.m. hearing, photos.
LEPAGE MURAL-KKK GARB – A mural depicting Maine’s incendiary Republican governor in full Ku Klux Klan regalia has sparked a heated debate in Portland about the boundaries of free speech. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
INFANT DROWNED — A commutation hearing is scheduled for inmate Panna Krom, who is serving an 18-year sentence for drowning her baby in a toilet in 2006 when she was 17. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 9 a.m. hearing, 300 words by 3 p.m.
GIRL ON BICYCLE-OFFICER-LAWSUIT – Lawyers representing a black Tacoma teenager who was stopped by a white officer at the mall, pulled from her bicycle, thrown to the ground and shocked with a stun gun — an incident caught on a video that went viral – has filed a lawsuit against the police, city and security agency. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.
AGING IN PLACE, HFR – Where you live plays a big role in staying independent as you age. Now researchers say an innovative program that combined home fix-ups and visits from occupational therapists improved low-income seniors’ ability to care for themselves. UPCOMING: 600 words at 4 p.m., photos.
LOUISIANA FLOODING-WARMING (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m.) – Man-made global warming goosed the chances of the devastating mid-August Louisiana floods by 40 percent, according to a quick analysis by NOAA and outside scientists. UPCOMNG: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m., 600 words, photos.
SPACE STATION – After watching more than 2,750 sunrises from above the Earth, three crew members of the International Space Station return to the planet for a sparkling sunrise back on Earth. SENT: 380 words, photos.
APPLE-EVENT – Apple unveils — most likely — a headphone jackless iPhone 7, possibly a new version of the Apple Watch and formally releases the latest version of its operating software iOS. SENT: 900 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. event.
SONY PLAYSTATION-UPDATE – Sony to unveil an updated version of the PlayStation 4 game console and its virtual-reality headset, the PlayStation VR. By Barbara Ortutay. UPCOMING: NN by 4pm ET, 300 words by 5pm ET, photos
STARBUCKS-CONTENT — Starbucks is wading into social issues again, this time as a producer of its own digital series about Americans it says will help balance the “cynicism” fueling much of the media. UPCOMING: 450 words by 11 a.m., photo.
ON THE MONEY-GRAY DIVORCE — More Americans over 50 are getting divorced. While divorce is never easy, the financial consequences can be particularly devastating. A few tips from the experts on how to make so-called “gray divorce” less painful. UPCOMING: 1,080 words by 1 p.m.
MISS AMERICA-PRELIMINARIES — Second night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10:30 p.m.
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