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:
— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA (sent; developing)
— CONGRESS-GUNS (sent; developing)
— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-NO TRIAL (upcoming)
— NEWTOWN SHOOTING-GUN MAKER (sent; developing)
— GOP 2016-TRUMP SHAKEUP (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-EU (sent; developing)
— IRAN (sent; developing)
— EXTREME HEAT (sent; developing)
— GERMANY-VOLKSWAGEN (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-LAWMAKER KILLED (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— SUPREME COURT-ASSSAULT WEAPONS (sent; developing)
— SUMMER VIOLENCE-CHICAGO (upcoming)
— LOWER FAT CHOCOLATE (upcoming)
— SUMMER SOLSTICE (sent)
— OBIT-ANTON YELCHIN-REACTION (sent)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— GUNS-CONGRESS-GLANCE (sent)
— CAMPAGN 2016-MONEY-NEWS GUIDE (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA – The FBI is set to release a partial transcript of the conversations between the gunman within Pulse and Orlando police negotiators. SENT: 840 words, video, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from release of transcript; 11 a.m. news conference.
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-NO TRIAL – Through his death in a shootout with police, the Orlando nightclub gunman deprived his victims’ families of the chance for a trial that could have helped to channel grief and perhaps provided answers for the bloodshed. SENT: 760 words, photo.
NEWTOWN SHOOTING-GUN MAKER – A judge will hear arguments on whether to dismiss a lawsuit against the maker of the rifle used in the Sandy Hook school massacre, a weapon similar to the one used in Orlando. SENT: 410 words. UPCOMING: Updates after 9:30 a.m. hearing.
EXTREME HEAT – Phoenix hits 118 as heat wave scorches the Southwest US. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
WESTERN WILDFIRES – A wildfire that for days has threatened hundreds of homes and popular seaside campgrounds near Santa Barbara is half-surrounded and held in check. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
SUMMER VIOLENCE-CHICAGO – At a time when many parents are signing their kids up for swimming lessons and Little League, the residents of the most dangerous swaths of inner city Chicago are bracing for the inevitable mayhem of summer, and following their own little rituals of survival. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, video.
BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH – Closing arguments are scheduled in the trial of a Baltimore police officer charged with murder in the death of a black prisoner whose neck was broken in a transport van. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. court session.
SUMMER SOLSTICE – The summer solstice marks the season’s official arrival around the globe Monday. SENT: 110 words.
ALASKA FISHING-AGING FLEET – Fewer young Alaskans are jumping into commercial fishing, as a steep financial commitment, competition for fish, long periods away from home and uncertain fish prices make getting into the industry less inviting. SENT: 860 words, photos.
CONGRESS-GUNS — Senate Democrats get their long-sought votes on gun control a week after the massacre in Orlando, Florida, but election-year politics and the powerful National Rifle Association dim any prospects for changes in the nation’s laws. SENT: 790 words, photo. UPCOMING: 780, photo, words by 5 p.m., with updates from late-afternoon votes. With GUNS-CONGRESS-GLANCE, Details on the amendments. SENT: 370 words.
SUPREME COURT-ASSAULT WEAPONS – The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. SENT: 270 words. UPCOMING: Devleoping.
SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION DETENTION – The Supreme Court will decide whether some immigrants locked up longer than six months during deportation proceedings should have a chance to be released. SENT: 380 words.
OBAMA — Obama is announcing that a Los Angeles-based team will create a new manufacturing hub focused on technologies that reduce waste, save energy and streamline the manufacturing process. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 12:30 p.m. remarks, 300 words by 3 p.m., photo.
GOP 2016-TRUMP SHAKEUP – Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, is leaving the campaign, following a tumultuous stretch marked by missteps and infighting. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CAMPAIGN 2016-BIDEN — Biden asserts that Trump’s views on foreign policy could trigger a surge in anti-Americanism. SENT: 620 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 1:30 p.m. speech, 640 words by 4 p.m., photo.
DEM 2016-PUBLIC HEALTH CARE PLAN — Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders could find common ground on government-sponsored health care — a “public option” for states to set up their own insurance plans that compete against private industry. SENT: 860 words, photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-GOVERNMENT WORKERS — As the presidential campaign heats up, federal agencies are trying to educate government workers as to what political activity they can engage in without violating federal law. SENT: 870 words, photo.
BRITAIN-EU – The pound and global stock markets surged Monday as both opinion polls and betting markets suggested an increase in support for Britain to remain in the European Union in the final crunch week of the vote. SENT: 630 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-LAWMAKER KILLED – British lawmakers returned to Parliament Monday to pay tribute to lawmaker Jo Cox, as the man charged with her slaying made a brief court appearance by video link from prison. SENT: 280 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
BELGIUM-SECURITY – Belgian authorities have detained six people in connection with last year’s foiled attack on a Thalys express train to France, they said Monday. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
UNITED NATIONS-REFUGEES – The U.N. refugee agency says persecution and conflict in places like Syria and Afghanistan raised the total number of refugees and internally displaced people worldwide to a record 65.3 million at the end of last year. SENT: 410 words, photo. With SYRIAN REFUGEES-LONG EXILE – In Jordan camp, Syrian refugees prepare for long exile. SENT: 770 words, photos.
IRAN – Iranian intelligence officials have broken up one of the “biggest terrorist” plots ever planned to target Tehran and other provinces in the Islamic Republic, the country’s state media say. Several suspects are reportedly arrested and bombs and ammunition seized. SENT: 630 words. UPCOMING: Develvoping.
BRITAIN-EU-FARMERS – Britain’s farmers are floundering, and the EU referendum leaves them torn between head and heart. Many long to be free of Brussels’ regulations and red tape – but rely on the bloc’s agricultural subsidies for as much as half their income. UPCOMING: 950 words by 10 a.m., photos.
MEXICO-TEACHER PROTESTS – Violent clashes between police and members of a radical teachers’ union who had blockaded a highway in southern Mexico leave six people dead and more than 100 injured, officials say. SENT: 470 words, photos.
AFGHANISTAN – Taliban suicide bomber targets minibus in Afghan capital, killing 14 Nepalese security guards. SENT: 720 words, video, photos.
DOCTOR FREEBIES (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m.) – As little as one free meal from the pharmaceutical industry can influence which drugs doctors prescribe for Medicare patients, according to a study using recently released 2013 data from the Open Payments program. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m., 500 words.
LOWER FAT CHOCOLATE (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 3 p.m.) – Candy companies may someday be able to make chocolate with less fat if they expose it to an electrical field, a study suggests. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 3 p.m., 300 words, photos.
SOLAR PLANE – A solar-powered airplane takes off from New York City, beginning its trans-Atlantic flight on the latest leg of its globe-circling voyage. SENT: 120 words.
GERMANY-VOLKSWAGEN – German prosecutors say they’ve opened an investigation of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on allegations of market manipulation in connection with the company’s scandal over cars rigged to cheat on U.S. diesel emissions tests. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
OBIT-ANTON YELCHIN-REACTION – Friends, colleagues react to actor’s death at age 27. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
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