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:

— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)

— DEM 2016-CLINTON’S PATH (sent; developing)

— DEM 2016-OBAMA (upcoming)

— GOP 2016-TRUMP-JUDGES-WHY IT MATTERS (upcoming)

— DEM 2016-SANDERS (upcoming)

–UNITED STATES-INDIA (sent; developing)

— ALI-MUSLIM SERVICE (upcoming)

— BOX-MUHAMMAD ALI-NATION OF ISLAM (upcoming)

— SYRIA (sent; developing)

— EX-STANFORD SWIMMER-RAPE (upcoming)

— BICYCLISTS STRUCK-MICHIGAN (sent; developing)

— VENEZUELA UNDONE-TRASH PICKERS (sent; may develop)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— CALIFORNIA-RIGHT-TO-DIE (upcoming)

— GENE DRIVES (upcoming)

— ROOM SENSING PHONES (upcoming)

— DIGITAL LIFE-SMART RUBBER DUCK (upcoming)

— SMALLBIZ-SMALLTALK-PITCHING QVC (upcoming)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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— SMALLBIZ-SMALLTALK-PITCHING QVC (upcoming)

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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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POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Hillary Clinton seizes her place in history as the first women to become a presumptive presidential nominee and sets out to unite a fractured party to confront Donald Trump. SENT: 979 words. UPCOMING: Updates with events throughout the day, 890 words by 4 p.m., photos, video. With CAMPAIGN 2016-THE LATEST, developing, sent.

DEM 2016-CLINTON’S PATH — How Hillary Clinton learned from her missteps in her 2008 presidential bid. SENT: 1300 words, photo, video. With DEM 2016-CLINTON’S PATH-ABRIDGED — UPCOMING: 800 words by noon.

DEM 2016-OBAMA – President Barack Obama will try to unite the Democratic Party after the fractious primaries, including recruiting reluctant Bernie Sanders’ supporters to Hillary Clinton’s side. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photo.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-JUDGES-WHY IT MATTERS – Attacking a federal judge for his ethnicity is likely to hurt Donald Trump with minorities and suburban white voters crucial to his ability to compete in the battleground states. UPCOMING: 880 words by 4 p.m., photos.

DEM 2016-SANDERS — Bernie Sanders returns to his home state of Vermont as his presidential campaign winds down and he prepares to meet with Obama on Thursday. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.

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WORLD

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SYRIA – Airstrikes on rebel-held districts of Syria’s contested city of Aleppo, including one that struck near a hospital, killed at least 10 people and left many others wounded, Syrian opposition activists say. SENT: 420 words. UPCOMING: Developing

VENEZUELA UNDONE-TRASH PICKERS – Until recently, Julio Noguera worked at a bakery. But he now spends his evenings searching through the garbage for food. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.

EGYPT-PLANE-BOMB THREAT – An EgyptAir aircraft that made an emergency landing in Uzbekistan following a bomb threat resumes its flight to Beijing, Egyptian officials say, the latest in a series of deadly or damaging air travel incidents involving Egypt. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

PAPUA NEW GUINEA-POLICE SHOOTING – Police in Papua New Guinea fire gunshots to quell a student protest demanding the prime minister’s resignation, the government says. SENT: 480 words.

PAKISTAN-HONOR KILLING – Pakistani woman burns daughter alive for marrying for love. SENT: 370 words.

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WASHINGTON

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UNITED STATES-INDIA — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses joint meeting of Congress after years of being shunned in Washington over religious violence in his home state. SENT: 480 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. remarks, 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.

SCHOOLS-ABSENT STUDENTS — AP analysis of government data shows chronic absenteeism by students varies widely in the United States, with Washington D.C. at the top of the list with the highest rate of habitually absent kids. SENT: 620 words, graphic.

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US

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EX-STANFORD SWIMMER-RAPE – Various angles being pursued today, including the impact the woman’s statement is having among victims their advocates. UPCOMING.

BICYCLISTS STRUCK-MICHIGAN – Seeking more details about the driver and the victims after a pickup truck struck a group of cyclists, killing five and injuring four. SENT: 470 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

CALIFORNIA-RIGHT-TO-DIE – Largely Latino California becomes the first majority-minority state to allow the terminally ill to hasten their deaths — the biggest test yet to the end-of-life choice that has raised concerns by communities of color. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.

OREGON-LEGAL MARIJUANA – After months of public hearings with pot growers, law enforcement, public health officials and others, a commission is racing to finalize recreational marijuana regulations in Oregon and issue licenses to hundreds of businesses within a few months. UPCOMNG: 750 words by 3 p.m., photos

MINEWASTE SPILL-SUPERFUND – A proposal to deploy the powerful Superfund program to clean up inactive Colorado mines — including one that unleashed millions of gallons of wastewater last year — isn’t stirring up much passion, despite formidable resistance in the past. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m., photos.

VERRAZANO BRIDGE ERROR — Despite a new petition drive, New York state officials say they have no plans to fix a more-than-50-year-old error in the name of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge (which should actually be Verrazzano with two z’s.) UPCOMING 400 words by 11 a.m., photos.

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HEALTH

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GENE DRIVES – A powerful new technology is letting scientists make malaria-proof mosquitoes, maybe even learn to wipe out the species that spreads Zika. It’s like hijacking evolution, a way to spread genetic changes through insects and animals faster than Mother Nature could — but these “gene drives” aren’t ready to let loose in the wild just yet. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. briefing.

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SCIENCE

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HOBBIT ANCESTORS (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1 p.m.) – A fossil discovery on an Indonesian island reveals ancestors of our evolutionary cousins nicknamed the “hobbits.” UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1 p.m., 350 words, photos.

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TECH

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ROOM SENSING PHONES – Get ready for phones that are clever enough to grasp their physical surroundings — rooms, their contents, even people. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photo.

DIGITAL LIFE-SMART RUBBER DUCK – The iconic rubber duck has gone digital – but maybe it doesn’t need to. The $100 toy, billed as the world’s first “smart duck,” has on-board memory, motion sensors, Bluetooth and other digital technology. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photo, video.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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SMALLBIZ-SMALLTALK-PITCHING QVC — Each entrepreneur gets just 12 minutes to pitch their products to representatives of QVC, hoping they’ll win the approval of people who help decide what merchandise the home shopping channel will sell. Getting a product on QVC is a small business owner’s dream. UPCOMING. 1,100 words in chunky-text format, with photo.

ON THE MONEY-AUTO INSURANCE DISCOUNTS — Most auto insurers aren’t yet ready to give a discount to car owners who invest in new safety technologies such as automatic braking. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon, photos. With:ON THE MONEY-AUTO INSURANCE TIPS — . UPCOMING: 270 words at noon.

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SPORTS

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BOX–ALI-MUSLIM SERVICE – The Muslim funeral prayers planned for Muhammad Ali will be the most widely seen example of an Islamic ritual in a country largely unfamiliar with the religion. About 14,000 people are expected for the service Thursday in Louisville, which will be broadcast on TV and streamed live online. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.

BOX-MUHAMMAD ALI-NATION OF ISLAM — As a young boxer, Muhammad Ali searched for a faith to guide him as he confronted the indignities of racial discrimination. What he found was the Nation of Islam — the controversial black Muslims who preached a doctrine of strict separation of the races and described whites as the “devil.” UPCOMING: 850 words by 3 p.m., photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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