BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

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)

— GOP 2016-TRUMP-MONEY (sent; developing)

— BILL COSBY (sent; developing)

— EGYPT-PLANE (sent; developing)

— GREECE-MIGRANTS (sent; developing)

— FRANCE-GOOGLE (sent; developing)

— DIABETES-OBESITY SURGERY (sent; developing)

— TWITTER CHANGES (sent; developing)


— CHEAP AIRFARES (upcoming)







— SPAIN-GAG LAW (sent; developing)


Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):




OBAMA-BURYING THE HATCHET— Obama is driving the United States toward friendlier relations with its most longstanding adversaries, working to consign bitter enmities with Vietnam, Iran, Cuba and Myanmar to the history books. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.

OBAMA — Obama presses Vietnam to allow greater freedoms for its citizens, arguing that better human rights would improve the communist country’s economy, stability and regional power. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: May develop.

SKOREA-CHINA-HIROSHIMA – By visiting Hiroshima, Obama parachutes himself into a seemingly endless dispute among key U.S. allies and trading partners over World War II. SENT: 1,260 words, photos. With HIROSHIMA VOICES-JAPANESE AMERICAN VETERAN – Japanese-American vet: Atomic bomb saved my life.

CONGRESS-IRS COMMISSIONER — A sympathetic House Judiciary Committee is giving a high-profile forum to a top Republican who wants to impeach IRS Commissioner John Koskinen, a cause that excites conservatives but seems unlikely to go far in Congress this election year. SENT: 705 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 750 words by 1 p.m., photos.

CONGRESS-CHEMICAL REGULATION — The House is expected to approve a bipartisan bill to overhaul regulation of asbestos and other dangerous chemicals. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m.




GOP 2016-TRUMP-MONEY— Donald Trump holds his first presidential fundraisers this week. In a phone interview with The Associated Press, Trump insists he’s changing from a self-funded candidate to one who relies on donors only at the request of the Republican National Committee. ” UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

DEM 2016-SANDERS-SNL – Bernie Sanders tells The Associated Press that comedian Larry David should keep his job impersonating Sanders: “Stay with me, Larry,” Sanders says. SENT: 130 words, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

DEM 2016-DELEGATE FIGHT — Delegate math: How Hillary Clinton wraps up the Democratic presidential nomination by June 7. SENT: 850 words, photos.




EGYPT-PLANE – Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 have burn marks and are very small in size, suggesting an explosion on board may have downed the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said Tuesday. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

GREECE-MIGRANTS – Greek authorities sent hundreds of police into the country’s largest informal refugee camp to support the gradual of evacuation of the Idomeni site on the Macedonian border. SENT: 780 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

SYRIA – A suicide bomber who targeted a hospital in a Syrian coastal city the previous day killed 43 people, the World Health Organization says, as an activist group raised the overall death toll from the day’s unprecedented wave of attacks on government strongholds to 154. SENT: 540 words, photos.

SPAIN-GAG LAW – Police are trying to use Spain’s public security law to fine a woman for carrying a bag bearing the initials A.C.A.B., which they interpreted to stand for “All Cops Are Bastards” and not “All Cats Are Beautiful,” as was written on the bag. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.




BILL COSBY – Bill Cosby faces a preliminary hearing on a charge of aggravated indecent assault stemming from a 2004 encounter at his home near Philadelphia. SENT: 350 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, then 800 words by 6 p.m., photos.

VOTER ID-TEXAS – A federal appeals court is set to take a second look at a strict Texas voter ID law that was found to be unconstitutional last year. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing. With VOTING CASES-TEXAS-Q&A.

SHIELD ACTOR-WIFE KILLING — Opening statements are expected in the murder trial of Michael Jace, an actor who played a police officer on the TV series “The Shield” who is accused of killing his wife in May 2014. SENT: 515 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after the jury is chosen.

KILLINGS BY POLICE-BEAN BAG DEATH – Court documents show that relatives of a 95-year-old World War II veteran who was killed by a suburban Chicago police officer have agreed to settle their wrongful death lawsuit. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ATLANTIC CITY-STILL OPEN — Atlantic City officials are trying to convince visitors that its severe financial problems won’t affect anyone’s ability to gamble, drink, eat or shop. UPCOMING: 500 words by noon.

MIRACLE ON ICE-JIM CRAIG AUCTION — Jim Craig, the hockey goaltender who helped the U.S. win a miraculous gold medal at the 1980 winter Olympics, talks about the games and his decision to auction off jerseys, mask, skates and a stick from the games. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m., photos.




DIABETES-OBESITY SURGERY, HFR — New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a standard treatment option for diabetes — even for certain patients who are only mildly obese. Numerous studies show stomach-shrinking operations can dramatically improve diabetes, even putting some patients’ disease into remission for years. UPCOMING: 700 words HOLD FOR RELEASE at 10 a.m. EDT.




TWITTER CHANGES – Twitter loosens the reins … photos, videos and other media soon won’t count against 140-character limit. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

FRANCE-GOOGLE – French police have raided Google’s Paris offices as part of an investigation into “aggravated tax fraud” and money laundering, authorities said Tuesday. The raid is the latest regulatory headache for the American search engine-and-email company, which like other Silicon Valley firms faces increasing questions about its complex tax arrangements. SENT: 340 words. UPCOMING: Developing.




CHEAP AIRFARES — Airfares are the cheapest in six years, meaning more people can afford to fly for summer vacation. Enjoy the discounts while you can: airlines are taking steps to reverse the trend. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

CONGRESS-BROKERS-STRICTER RULES— The GOP-controlled Senate votes to send Obama a measure to overturn new Labor Department rules requiring stricter standards for brokers regarding retirement investments. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.

MILLENNIALS AT HOME — A new report finds that living with parents is increasingly common for millennials, partly because of a long-term decline in marriage. SENT: 700 words.

PIZZA FRANCHISES-WAGE THEFT – New York’s attorney general has sued Domino’s Pizza Inc. and three franchisees, alleging they underpaid workers based on payroll reports generated by the parent company’s computer system. SENT: 400 words.




INDY 500-THE DEAD – It didn’t take long for the first death at the Indianapolis 500. Just 12 laps into the inaugural race in 1911, mechanic Sam Dickson became the first to die. He certainly wasn’t the last. Drivers, mechanics, fans — all are part of the 500’s saddest chapter, a grim reminder of just how dangerous America’s greatest race has been. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m.




TV-BET-BLACK LIVES MATTER — “Grey’s Anatomy” actor Jesse Williams helps produce Thursday’s BET documentary on the Black Lives Matter movement. Williams said he wants the film to be a time capsule about the conditions that launched the protesters. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.



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