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:

— ECUADOR-EARTHQUAKE (sent; developing)

— BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS (sent; developing)

— SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION (sent; developing)

— UNITED STATES-IRAQ (sent; developing)

— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)

— MERRICK GARLAND-OKLAHOMA CITY (upcoming)

— BOSTON MARATHON (sent; developing)

— FOOD STAMPS-FELONS (sent; developing)

— STREAMING FIGHT (sent; developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— HOTEL BOOKING DISCOUNTS (sent; developing)

— NETFLIX-GETTING ORIGINAL (upcoming)

— HEALTHBEAT-ZIKA Q&A (upcoming)

— PULITZERS (sent; developoing)

— DIABETES TRANSPLANTS (upcoming)

— 1957 KILLING-MCCULLOUGH INTERVIEW (sent; developing)

— SEVERE WEATHER-TEXAS (sent; developing)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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— BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS-WHAT’S NEXT (sent; developing)

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PHOTOS:

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— ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE (sent; developing)

— BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS (sent; developing)

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VIDEO:

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— ECUADOR EARTHQUAKE (sent; developing)

— BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS (sent; developing)

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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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WORLD

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ECUADOR-EARTHQUAKE – Ecuador’s security minister says the death toll from the country’s devastating earthquake has risen to 350. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing on a number of fronts, including the president’s visit, seeking stories of rescue efforts and tales of loss; possible looting; other angles.

BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS — Brazil’s lower house votes to open impeachment proceedings against a democratically elected leader, dealing a blow to President Dilma Rousseff, whose left-leaning Workers’ Party rose to power 13 year ago on the promise of improving the lot of the poor. SENT: 1,080 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, with expected focus on Rousseff’s prospects in the Senate and a look at the vice president. With BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS-WHAT’S NEXT (sent; developing)

ITALY-MIGRANTS -Exactly one year after a fishing boat crowded with smuggled migrants capsized, sinking to the Mediterranean Sea floor with some 800 people trapped inside, Italy is launching efforts to raise up the ship and bring it to a Sicilian port. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

JAPAN-EARTHQUAKE — U.S. airlifts are delivering water, bread, ready-to-eat food and other emergency supplies to a remote area of southern Japan stricken by two powerful earthquakes, as local rescuers search for 10 people still reported missing. SENT: 670 photos, videos. With JAPAN-EARTHQUAKE-ECONOMY — Disruptions from twin quakes in southern Japan hit economy.

UNITED STATES-IRAQ — Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrives in Baghdad to talk to Iraqi leaders about beefing up Iraqi forces working to retake the northern city of Mosul, a critical goal in the effort to defeat the Islamic State group. SENT: 700 words, photos. With IRAQ — More followers of Iraqi Shiite cleric join rally in Baghdad.

UKRAINE-RUSSIANS – A Ukrainian court has convicted two Russian servicemen captured last year of terrorism and waging a war in eastern Ukraine. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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WASHINGTON

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SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION – The Supreme Court takes up an important dispute over immigration that could affect millions of people who are living in the country illegally. SENT: 571 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. arguments, 650 words by 1 p.m., photos.

UNITED STATES-IRAQ – U.S. officials say the U.S. will send 200 more troops and a number of Apache helicopters to Iraq to assist in the fight against the Islamic State group. SENT: 130 words, developing.

GARLAND-OKLAHOMA CITY – In Judge Merrick Garland’s courthouse office there’s a photo taken in the conference room of Oklahoma’s Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building after its 1995 bombing, a gaping hole in its side. bombing, 21 years ago Tuesday, was a defining moment in the Supreme Court nominee’s career. UPCOMING: 950 words by 4 p.m., photos.

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POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016 – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is backing legislation that would let Americans sue Saudi Arabia over the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump hold rallies on the final day before the New York primary. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m, photos.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-WHARTON – Donald Trump can’t stop trumpeting his Ivy League pedigree. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos.

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US

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FOOD STAMPS-FELONS- Several states eager to lessen the chances that drug offenders will commit new crimes and end up back in an overcrowded prison population are wrestling with whether to continue enforcing a once-popular lifetime ban on on drug offenders receiving food stamps. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by noon.

ATLANTIC CITY-TAKEOVER – Since long before the first casino went up, there has been a strong feeling of being left out and left behind among the mostly minority population of this seaside gambling resort. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by noon, photos.

SEVERE WEATHER-TEXAS – Storms have dumped more than a foot of rain in the Houston area, flooding dozens of neighborhoods and forcing the closure of city offices and the suspension of public transit. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing; pursuing photos and video.

PULITZERS – The winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, letters, drama and music are set to be announced in New York City. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. announcement.

1957 KILLING-MCCULLOUGH INTERVIEW – A 76-year-old Washington state man released from prison after a prosecutor concluded he was wrongly convicted in the 1957 killing of a schoolgirl tells The Associated Press he intends to sue Illinois for the suffering five years of imprisonment caused him and his family. SENT: 420 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

CAPITOL TERROR PLOT — A federal judge plans to hear arguments and testimony on whether an Ohio man charged with plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group is competent to stand trial. SENT: 410 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. hearing, photos.

SPY VS. PORN — A Boeing manager convicted of possessing child pornography uncovered during an unrelated investigation into Chinese espionage is asking a judge to throw out the guilty verdict and give him a new trial. SENT: 460 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 4:30 p.m. hearing.

MISSING ARLINGTON COUPLE — Authorities are searching for two brothers who were involved in a property dispute with a missing Washington state couple. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

AMBULANCE PATIENT KILLED – A patient bolted from an ambulance, ran across five lanes of traffic and was struck and killed by cars, shutting down early morning traffic Monday on one of metro Atlanta’s busiest interstates. SENT: 220 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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HEALTH

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HEALTHBEAT-ZIKA Q&A – Zika may stand convicted of causing devastating birth defects but there still are lots of questions about the virus and its threats to pregnancies. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m.

DIABETES TRANSPLANTS – New research shows long hoped-for transplants of pancreas cells can help diabetes by protecting the most severe patients from a life-threatening complication. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon.

BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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HOTEL BOOKING DISCOUNTS — Hotels are getting more aggressive in their fight to get travelers to book reservations directly with them instead of through online travel agencies such as Expedia and Priceline. Many are offering members of their loyalty programs 10-percent discounts to book directly. SENT: 500 words, photo.

NETFLIX-GETTING ORIGINAL — Everyone knows Netflix has been spending tons of money on new shows; what they might not realize is that in sheer volume of new programming, it’s already edged out HBO and other cable stalwarts. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photo, graphic. Will incorporate EARNS-NETFLIX.

STREAMING FIGHT – Amazon is taking on Netflix and Hulu with a stand-alone video streaming service. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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SPORTS

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BOSTON MARATHON — More than 30,000 runners leave Hopkinton on Monday morning for the 26.2-mile race to Copley Square and the 120th Boston Marathon.SENT: 690 words, photos. UPCOMING: Race begins at 8:50 a.m. with mobility impaired starting first.

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HOW TO REACH US

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