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:

— CLINTON EMAILS (sent; developing)

— GOP 2016-TRUMP RALLY (sent; developing)

— OBAMA (sent; developing)

— AIRPORT SECURITY (sent; developing)

— CONGRESS-PUERTO RICO (sent; developing)

— CEO PAY package (sent; developing)

— AFGHANISTAN-TALIBAN LEADER (sent; developing)

— ISRAEL-POLITICS (sent; developing)

— UKRAINE-SAVCHENKO (sent; developing)

— CHARLESTON SHOOTING (sent; developing)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)

— SPELLING BEE (upcoming)

— ZIKA-BIRTH DEFECT (upcoming)

— ON THE MONEY-FINANCIAL INFIDELITY (upcoming)

— TV-REFLECTIONS (upcoming)

— INDY 500-AMERICAN SPECTACLE (upcoming)

— DIGITAL LIFE-TRAVEL APPS (upcoming)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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— CEO PAY sidebars

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VIDEO:

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US NM Protest Wrap (CR) (sent, with GOP 2016-TRUMP RALLY )

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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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WASHINGTON

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CLINTON EMAILS – A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report by the agency’s inspector general Wednesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

OBAMA — Obama wraps up historic visit to Vietnam, praises next generation of Vietnamese leaders for being conscious of the environment. SENT: 830 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With OBAMA-RAPPER — Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech. SENT: 460 words, photos, video.

AIRPORT SECURITY — The head of the Transportation Security Administration goes before a House panel to explain what his agency is doing to deal with increasingly long airport security lines. SENT: 550 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 750 words by 3 p.m., photos.

CONGRESS-DEFENSE BUDGET-AFGHAN VISAS — Top U.S. commander urges preservation of visa program for Afghans who helped American-led coalition as Senate opens debate on defense policy bill. SENT: 710 words. UPCOMING: Possible updates throughout the day.

CONGRESS-PUERTO RICO — House panel considers legislation to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: Vote possible later Wednesday, time uncertain.

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POLITICS

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GOP 2016-TRUMP RALLY — Violence erupts outside Donald Trump rally as protesters threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, who respond with pepper spray and smoke grenades. SENT: 590 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing; rally in Anaheim, California, scheduled for 3 p.m.

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WORLD

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AFGHANISTAN-TALIBAN LEADER – A little known extremist cleric is selected as the new Afghan Taliban leader, just days after a U.S. drone strike killed his predecessor. But within hours of Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada’s appointment, signs emerge that rifts within the insurgency could widen and drive the Taliban further from any peace talks with the Kabul government. SENT: 900 words; UPCOMING: 1,000 words with new approach by 3 p.m.

ISRAEL-POLITICS – Israel’s prime minister brings one of the country’s most polarizing politicians into his government as defense minister, solidifying his parliamentary majority at the risk of antagonizing the international community and his own military. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: 800 words with new approach by 3 p.m., photos.

UKRAINE-SAVCHENKO – Russia freed Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko on Wednesday after holding her for nearly two years, with President Vladimir Putin pardoning her as part of a swap for two Russian servicemen jailed in Ukraine. SENT: 530 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

EUROPE-MIGRANTS – Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet approves a raft of new measures combining “opportunities and obligations” designed to help Germany deal with the influx of some 1.1 million asylum-seekers registered as entering the country last year and help those who stay become “good neighbors and citizens.” SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.

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US

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SEVERE WEATHER – Crews are evaluating the damage Wednesday after tornadoes destroyed several homes and left two people critically injured in western Kansas as a series of severe storms swept across the Plains. SENT: 430 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. With SEVERE WEATHER-TRAPPED IN PIPELINE (sent)

SPELLING BEE – A roundup of memorable moments as the field is narrowed to roughly 50 finalists. UPCOMING: 600 words in chunky text format, photos

CHARLESTON SHOOTING – Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announces its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings. SENT: 630 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing with reaction, other details.

SCHOOL BATHROOM SEX – Florida sheriff’s detectives are investigating a cellphone video purportedly showing a 15-year-old girl having sex with multiple boys in a public high school bathroom after school. SENT: 570 words.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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CEO PAY – Pay packages for CEOs at the biggest companies kept climbing last year, even though their companies’ stock prices largely went nowhere. SENT: 1350 words, photos.

With CEO PAY-TOP WOMEN EARNERS – Pay for women CEOs jumps, but still not in top echelon; CEO PAY-TOP 10; CEO PAY-TOP 10 WOMEN; CEO PAY-BIGGEST RAISES, PAY CUTS; CEO PAY-RICH INDUSTRIES, POOR INDUSTRIES; CEO PAY-TOP PAID BY STATE; CEO PAY-METHODOLOGY.

ON THE MONEY-FINANCIAL INFIDELITY — A study by Harris Poll for the National Endowment for Financial Education finds that two in five Americans who have combined finances admit to lying to their partner about money matters. UPCOMING: 590 words by 2 p.m.

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TECH

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DIGITAL LIFE-TRAVEL APPS — Heading out for a holiday weekend road trip? Forget Yelp and hotel apps. Pack these apps to entertain and educate along the way. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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HEALTH

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ZIKA-BIRTH DEFECT (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 5 p.m.) – As the international Zika epidemic has unfolded, one of the most agonizing questions has been what are the odds a pregnant woman’s infection will result in severe birth defects for her baby? A new study done in Brazil — the largest study to look at the question — has come up with a number. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 5 p.m., 600 words.

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SCIENCE

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GIANT SPERM (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1 p.m.) – For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does. Among fruit flies. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1 p.m., 400 words.

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SPORTS

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INDY 500-AMERICAN SPECTACLE – The Indianapolis 500 has survived two world wars, the decline of the local auto industry, a bitter split in open-wheel racing and more tragedy than anyone would care to remember. How did this event in late May in America’s heartland become the Greatest Spectacle in Racing as it celebrates its centennial? UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-REFLECTIONS – “Roots” is being retold in a lush new production airing Monday through Thursday on History — and already raising questions like: Why do it again? How to account for this tale’s enduring relevance? Four members of the cast recently talked with The Associated Press about the production. UPCOMING: 990 words by 11 a.m., photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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