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:
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— GOP 2016-TRUMP (upcoming)
— DEM 2016-DELEGATE FIGHT (upcoming)
— SYRIA-BOOTS ON THE GROUND (upcoming)
— PUERTO RICO BONDS Q&A (sent; developing)
— PRINCE-ESTATE (sent; developing)
— BITCOIN FOUNDER (sent; developing)
— CUBA CRUISES (sent; developing)
— POLICE-BODY CAMERAS (sent; developing)
— GRIM SLEEPER (sent; developing)
— FASHION-MET GALA-EXHIBIT (sent; developing)
— TONY NOMINATIONS (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— PENN STATE ABUSE (sent; developing)
— DETROIT SCHOOLS (sent; developing)
— SOLAR PLANE (sent; developing)
BRITAIN-PRINCESS CHARLOTTE (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
CAMPAIGN 2016 – On eve of Indiana’s primary, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are looking past their struggling rivals and directly at each other, previewing the caustic one-on-one race that seems inevitable. SENT: 860 words. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GOP 2016-TRUMP – With math and momentum on his side, Donald Trump has declared himself the presumptive GOP nominee, yet he’s ignored the vital preparations needed for a quick and effective transition to the general election. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
DEM 2016-DELEGATE FIGHT – Questions and answers about the Democrats’ push for delegates. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.
SYRIA-BOOTS ON THE GROUND — No one disputes that U.S. military forces are fighting in combat in Iraq and Syria — except maybe President Barack Obama and some members of his administration. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
UNITED STATES-SYRIA – Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said that “several proposals” are being discussed aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo. SENT: 570 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
IRAQ – An explosives-laden car detonated on Monday in the Iraqi capital, killing at least 18 Shiite pilgrims who were commemorating the anniversary of the death of a revered imam, officials said. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
PRINCE-ESTATE – First probate hearing set for Prince’s estate. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, photos.
POLICE-BODY CAMERAS – A fraction of officers represented by the nation’s 10 largest departments are currently using body cameras — fewer than 2,000 of the nearly 85,000 officers, according to an AP review. But a modest change is underway. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m., photos.
With POLICE-BODY CAMERAS-DEPARTMENTS — A table looking at how many officers in the nation’s top departments are using body cameras.
PENN STATE-ABUSE — Former Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is due in court Monday for an evidentiary hearing in his effort to overturn a 45-count conviction for abuse of 10 boys. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates after 11 a.m. hearing, 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.
GRIM SLEEPER – The trial of alleged “Grim Sleeper” Lonnie Franklin Jr. heads to a close after months of testimony about a serial killer who stalked women during the 1980s crack cocaine epidemic, then lay low for 14 years before renewing the grisly sex attacks. SENT: 420 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from closing arguments at 12:15 p.m.
DETROIT SCHOOLS – Nearly all of Detroit’s public schools were closed Monday after the teachers union urged members to call out sick following a weekend announcement that the district wouldn’t be able to pay its teachers starting this summer. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
SOLAR PLANE – A solar-powered airplane is preparing to leave California for Arizona to continue its journey around the world. SENT: 340 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after takeoff, expected around 8 a.m.
BITCOIN FOUNDER – An Australian man long rumored to be associated with the digital currency Bitcoin has publicly identified himself as its creator, a claim that would end one of the biggest mysteries in the tech world. SENT: 510 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; pursuing photo of Wright; prospects uncertain.
PUERTO RICO BONDS Q&A – Puerto Rico’s debt crisis reaches a new level, when the island’s governor says the U.S. territory would not pay most of its $470 million in debt payments that are due by Monday. Island officials spent the weekend trying to negotiate a settlement that would have avoided the default. SENT: 950 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing. With PUERTO RICO-ECONOMIC CRISIS – Puerto Rico won’t make $370 million in debt payments Monday. (sent; developing)
SUPREME COURT-MINIMUM WAGE – The Supreme Court is turning away a challenge to Seattle’s $15 an hour minimum wage from franchise business owners who say the law discriminates against them. SENT: 130 words.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
TONY NOMINATIONS — One thing practically assured on Tuesday is that the Broadway megahit “Hamilton” will get plenty of Tony Award nominations. The real question is how many. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11 a.m., photos.
FASHION-MET GALA-EXHIBIT — The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute opens its Manus x Machina exhibit on Monday. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m., photos, video.
FASHION-MET GALA — Red carpet coverage of the Met Costume Institute Gala. UPCOMING: 400 words by 7 p.m., photos, video. Will be updated throughout the evening with arrivals, carpet interviews.
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