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:

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— EGYPT PLANE (sent; developing)

— CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-BREAKING THROUGH (upcoming)

— DEM 2016-CLINTON (upcoming)

— AP POLL-FINANCIAL SECURITY (sent; developing)

— PROTECTING THE DISABLED (upcoming)

— COSBY-LEGAL WHIRLWIND (sent)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— SUMMER TRAVEL (upcoming)

— GUAM-BOMBER CRASH (sent; developing)

— STAR TREK 50TH (upcoming)

— FILM-WEINER (upcoming)

— TV-Q&A-JULIAN FELLOWES

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PHOTOS:

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EGYPT PLANE coverage (sent; developing)

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VIDEO:

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EGYPT PLANE coverage (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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EGYPT PLANE – Developments after an EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo with 66 passengers and crew on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off the Greek island of Crete. Egypt’s aviation minister said the crash was more likely caused by a terror attack than technical problems. SENT: 1300 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

NIGERIA-KIDNAPPED GIRLS – The first Chibok teenager to escape from Boko Haram’s Sambisa Forest stronghold is expected to be feted by Nigeria’s president in the nation’s capital this week, even as her freedom adds pressure on the government to do more to rescue 218 other missing girls. SENT: 630 words, photos.

SRI LANKA-FLOODS – Soldiers and police struggle to find hundreds of people missing after landslides destroyed at least three central Sri Lankan villages, with fresh rains triggering smaller slides and forcing rescuers to briefly suspend their efforts. SENT: 700 words, photos.

ITALY-OBIT-PANELLA – Marco Pannella, the maverick radical politician who was crucial to Italian postwar campaigns to legalize abortion and other social change, has died. He was 86. SENT: 200 words, photos.

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POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-BREAKING THROUGH – Hillary Clinton’s campaign and allies worry how she can counteract Donald Trump’s ability to command attention. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.

DEM 2016-CLINTON – Hillary Clinton is pumping millions of dollars into key battleground states key to her presidential campaign and Democrats’ quest to recapture control of the Senate. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-SANDERS-TRUMP — Bernie Sanders picks up support from an unlikely ally: GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has seized on Sanders’ refrain that the Democratic Party is shutting out his supporters and rigging to favor Hillary Clinton. SENT: 850 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-CLINTON-RAPE — Donald Trump uses word “rape” when discussing past allegations of sexual misconduct involving former President Bill Clinton. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON

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OBAMA-SCIENCE-TECHNOLOGY MEDALS — Obama awards medals to 17 leading scientists and inventors. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. event, 300 words by 4 p.m., photos.

CONGRESS-PUERTO RICO — House Republicans introduce rescue bill that would set up control board to oversee Puerto Rico debt. SENT: 760 words.

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US

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PROTECTING THE DISABLED – Nine cases of developmentally disabled people dying in state care on Long Island since 2013 again raise questions about how aggressively a state oversight agency pursues reports of caretaker abuse and neglect. By UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 10 a.m., photos.

COSBY-LEGAL WHIRLWIND – Bill Cosby is spending millions fighting criminal and civil cases around the country in a frenzied bid not just to stay out of prison but to salvage what’s left of his reputation. SENT: 780 words, photo.

YEAR IN SPACE-SCHOOL – A New Jersey elementary school will be renamed after twin astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1 p.m., photos.

GUAM-BOMBER CRASH – All seven crew members made it out safely when their B-52 crashed on Guam shortly after takeoff, the U.S. Air Force said. No injuries were reported. SENT: 400 words, photo, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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AP POLL-FINANCIAL SECURITY – Two-thirds of Americans say they would have at least some difficulty coming up with $1,000 to cover an unexpected expense, according to an AP-NORC poll. The numbers show that, despite nearly eight years of recovery from the Great Recession, the financial conditions of Americans remain as precarious as ever. SENT: 1,180 words, photos. UPCOMING: video. With AP POLL-FINANCIAL STRAIN-METHOD.

SUMMER TRAVEL – AAA is forecasting the highest number of vacationers for Memorial Day since 2005 and a U.S. airlines trade group is forecasting record air travel this summer. UPCOMING: 680 words by 10 a.m., photos.

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SPORTS

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MUIRFIELD-FEMALE MEMBERS – Muirfield, one of the golf clubs that hosts the British Open, has voted against allowing women to become members. SENT: 350 words, photo.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-WEINER – Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg discuss their revealing documentary following former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner’s mayoral run in 2013 and his attempts to move past the public embarrassments of his questionable texting habits. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos

TV-Q&A-JULIAN FELLOWES — “Downton Abbey” creator Julian Fellowes brings his favorite 19th-century author to the TV screen and takes a philosophical view of competing with “Hamilton” for a Tony Award. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.

STAR TREK 50TH — It’s been 50 years since the Starship Enterprise began its five-year mission to boldly go where no man had gone before, and Seattle’s EMP Museum is marking the anniversary with an exhibition honoring “Star Trek” and its enormous influence on pop culture. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

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HOW TO REACH US

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