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:
— CHARLOTTE POLICE-FATAL SHOOTING (sent; developing)
— KILLINGS BY POLICE-TULSA (sent; developing)
— SYRIA (sent; developing)
— UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY (sent; developing)
— MANHATTAN EXPLOSION-LEGAL CASE (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-FLORIDA (upcoming)
— CONGRESS-IRS COMMISSIONER (sent; developing)
— UNITED NATIONS-CLIMATE CHANGE (upcoming)
— UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY (upcoming)
— FEDERAL RESERVE (sent; developing)
— WELLS FARGO-CULTURE (upcoming)
— SMITHSONIAN-AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— CONGRESS-EPIPEN (sent; developing)
— ON THE MONEY-TRAVEL REWARDS CARDS (upcoming)
— JOLIE PITT DIVORCE-CUSTODY (upcoming)
— HISTORIC NEVADA CEMETERY (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
CHARLOTTE POLICE-FATAL SHOOTING – The Charlotte police chief says officers gave Keith Lamont Scott multiple warnings to drop a handgun before fatally shooting him. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing. Family news conference at 10:30.
KILLINGS BY POLICE-TULSA-THE SHOOTING — A look at what’s known and not known about the fatal shooting, including the video evidence, as well as the various accounts from police, the officer’s attorney and the attorney for the shooting victim’s family. SENT: 1,120 words, photos, video with different angle. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video by 3 p.m.
MANHATTAN EXPLOSION-LEGAL CASE – The inevitable federal prosecution against the man accused of the Manhattan bombing is likely to be the most anticipated terror case since the one brought against the Boston Marathon bomber. UPCOMING: 600 words, photo by 4 p.m.
MANHATTAN EXPLOSION – Ahmad Khan Rahami, the Afghan-born U.S. citizen charged with setting off explosives last weekend in New York and New Jersey, bought bomb ingredients on eBay and in a handwritten journal, warned that bombs would resound in the streets, authorities say. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: May develop.
CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS – The Democratic New Jersey mayor who prosecutors say was targeted in a political revenge plot by former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie is back on the witness stand at their federal trial. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
MICHIGAN SLAYINGS – A man is in custody after his two young children were asphyxiated using a car exhaust, his wife’s two older children were fatally shot and his wife was shot and slashed at their suburban Detroit home, police said Wednesday. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
GAS ODOR – Gas smell in California city prompts shelter in place order. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
HISTORIC NEVADA CEMETERY – A pioneer cemetery where the remains of Civil War soldiers, Reno’s founders and a tribal chief have rested for more than a century could be relocated to make way for development. The owners want to dig up as many as 1,100 graves, outraging Reno residents and heirs of the dead. UPCOMING: 850 words by 1 p.m., photos.
SYRIA – An airstrike on a medical facility in northern Syria leaves at least four staff dead, the medical relief organization that runs the facility says. SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
UNITED NATIONS-CLIMATE CHANGE — The Paris Agreement on climate change has topped the required 55 ratifications — but the countries that have formally joined don’t account for the minimum 55 percent of global emissions needed for the deal to enter into force. Secretary of State John Kerry says he is expects to reach the emissions goal by November, and calls on global leaders to be “Planet Warriors.” UPCOMING.
UNITED NATIONS-GENERAL ASSEMBLY — The world’s oldest head of state is among speakers at Wednesday’s session of the General Assembly, which will also see speeches from the Saudi crown prince and the premier of China. UPCOMING.
EGYPT-MIGRANTS – Egyptian authorities say a boat carrying African migrants headed to Europe has capsized off the Mediterranean coast near the city of Alexandria, killing at least 20 people. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
TURKEY-ISRAELI EMBASSY-SHOOTING – An attacker armed with a knife tried to enter the Israeli Embassy in Turkey on Wednesday before being shot and slightly wounded by Turkish security officials, Turkish and Israeli officials said. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
AFRICA-ELEPHANTS – Africa is divided over whether to sell millions of dollars’ worth of ivory from its elephants, whose population has plummeted because of poaching. Namibia, Zimbabwe and South Africa will argue for the right to sell at an international wildlife conference that starts this weekend. SENT: 350 words.
CUBA-PAMPERED DOGS – Cuba’s growing upper-middle class has a thing for fancy dogs, and is spending big sums to pamper them. SENT: 550 words, 9 photos.
SAINT’S HEART ON DISPLAY – Saint’s heart goes on display for first time outside Italy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m., photos.
CONGRESS-IRS COMMISSIONER— IRS chief John Koskinen appears before Republican-run House Judiciary Committee that wants to impeach him. SENT: 640 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
UNITED STATES-ISRAEL — Obama meets with Netanyahu in likely their last meeting before Obama leaves the White House. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:05 p.m. meeting, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CONGRESS-EPIPEN — The head of pharmaceutical company Mylan faces lawmakers skeptical over the cost of life-saving EpiPens. SENT: 550 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. hearing, 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
UNITED STATES-SAUDI ARABIA — The Senate is scheduled to vote on a resolution to block the Obama administration from selling more than $1 billion worth of American-made weapons to Saudi Arabia. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:15 a.m. debate.
PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION — Construction gets underway at the Capitol on the platform for the Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration of the 45th president. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m., 650 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-FLORIDA – Florida’s explosion of Puerto Ricans was supposed to benefit Clinton. But along the I-4 corridor on the streets of central Florida’s Puerto Rican community, Clinton’s standing isn’t much better than Trump’s. UPCOMING: 975 words by 3 p.m., photos.
FEDERAL RESERVE — The Federal Reserve issues a statement and updates its economic forecasts, and Chair Janet Yellen holds a news conference. The Fed is expected to leave rates alone, though a rate hike isn’t impossible. UPCOMING: 130 words when the Fed issues a policy statement at 2 p.m., 250 words by 2:30 p.m. With FED-3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR (sent)
WELLS FARGO-CULTURE – It began with the constant and compulsive pressure to sell. Then came stress-induced health problems. And even allegations of bullying and harassment. UPCOMING 800 words, photos by 2 p.m.
ON THE MONEY-TRAVEL REWARDS CARDS — Many frequent fliers are buzzing about the latest in travel rewards credit cards. However, cash-back cards provide better value for most travelers – especially those flying domestic coach. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.
SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-ONLINE REVIEWS – Congress is considering a measure that would block companies from imposing gag orders on customers to prevent bad reviews. UPCOMING: 800 words, photo by noon.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
SMITHSONIAN-AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM – When the Smithsonian Museum of African American History and Culture opens its doors to the public on Saturday, it will firmly and finally anchor the black American experience in the story of the country. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m. Wednesday, photos, video.
SMITHSONIAN-THROUGH AFRICAN AMERICAN EYES – I was feeling pretty good until I saw the cowrie shells. Disbelief made me lean in and read the display caption twice: “Cowries, manillas, beads, and guns changed hands in exchange for African men, women and children.” My people were bought with play money. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m.
JOLIE PITT DIVORCE-CUSTODY-A look at how a custody battle might play out. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
HOW TO REACH US
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