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)

— BRITAIN-EU REFERENDUM (upcoming)

— BRITAIN-EU-DIVIDED CITY

— SYRIA (sent; developing)

— WESTERN WILDFIRES (sent; developing)

— ZIKA-ABORTIONS (upcoming)

— FINGERPRINT FIGHT (upcoming)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:

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— SOCIAL SECURITY-MEDICARE (upcoming)

— DENNIS HASTERT (sent; developing)

— TV-TALENT SCORES (upcoming)

— SOUTH POLE RESCUE (sent; may develop)

— ON THE MONEY-END OF LIFE PLANNING SITES (upcoming)

— CAVALIERS PARADE (sent; developing)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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— AP EXPLAINS-BREXIT (sent)

— DENNIS HASTERT-NEWS GUIDE (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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POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Seeking to refocus his presidential campaign, Donald Trump will lambaste Hillary Clinton as a failed secretary of state out of step with Americans on trade and immigration. SENT: 680 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. remarks, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos. Fact check planned

CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON – Hillary Clinton visits the House Democrats, and then delivers economy speech in North Carolina. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. meeting, 2:30 p.m. speech, 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.

GOP 2016-DUMP TRUMP — Several hundred Republican delegates are organizing to oppose Donald Trump at the party’s national convention next month. SENT: 860 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.

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WORLD

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BRITAIN-EU REFERENDUM – Final hectic day of campaigning before the vital referendum vote determines if Britain remains part of the European Union or renounces its role in the 28-nation bloc. Mood on the final day, predictions for voting patterns, and high stakes for the principal actors, Prime Minister David Cameron and rival Boris Johnson. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos, developing throughout the day. With AP EXPLAINS-BREXIT – A look at mechanics of voting process (sent)

BRITAIN-EU-DIVIDED CITY – London is the most pro-EU place in Britain – and the least. The divide between the cosmopolitan business districts of the City and Canary Wharf and working-class Havering reveal the uncertainties and complexities of the upcoming vote.SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With BRITAIN-EU – Campaigners in EU vote take on final day of campaigning; BRITAIN-EU-THE LATEST.

SYRIA – Airstrikes in Syria targeting the Islamic State’s de facto capita of Raqqa killed at least 18 civilians, including two children, activists said Wednesday. The barrage, blamed on the Russian and Syrian air force, came as government forces sought to recover from losses in a stalled offensive on the extremist-held city. SENT: 470 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SOUTH POLE RESCUE — A small plane left the South Pole with a sick worker in a daring rescue mission from a remote U.S. science outpost. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments uncertain.

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WASHINGTON

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SOCIAL SECURITY-MEDICARE — The trustees of Social Security and Medicare release their annual assessment of the financial health of the government’s two largest benefit programs. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10:30 a.m.

RYAN HEALTH CARE PLAN — House Republicans unveil new proposals to repeal and replace Obama’s health care law, but Speaker Paul Ryan’s plan leaves key questions unanswered, including the overall price and how many people would be covered. SENT: 540 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. event, 650 words by 4 p.m., photo.

OBAMA-CHEMICAL REGULATION — Obama signs into law the first overhaul of toxic chemical rules in 40 years. SENT: 360 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 11:15 a.m. bill signing, 500 words by 2 p.m., photo.

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US

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WESTERN WILDFIRES – For days, wildfires rage amid spiking heat across Southern California and much of the West, driving hundreds of people from their homes. SENT: 520 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing.

DENNIS HASTERT – The hours are counting down to the deadline when former House Speaker Dennis Hastert must report to prison to serve a 15-month sentence. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Deadline for reporting is 3 p.m. With DENNIS HASTERT-NEWS GUIDE (SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words with new approach after 3 p.m. reporting deadline.)

FINGERPRINT FIGHT – The future of ride-hailing in some major U.S. cities may come down to a fight over fingerprints. UPCOMING: 950 words by 11 a.m., photos. With UBER-SURPRISES — When it comes to who is responsible for their safety, Uber’s by-laws contains a potential surprises for customers. UPCOMING: 650 words by 11 a.m., photos.

OAKLAND POLICE-MAYOR – The mayor of Oakland is struggling to deal with a sex scandal involving an 18-year-old who says she had sexual relationships with Oakland officers, including some when she was underage. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.

DEADLY CRASH-GEORGIA – Authorities say five people are dead after a head-on crash between two cars on Interstate 16 west of Savannah. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

MISSING SAILBOAT-FAMILY – The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a family last seen in a 29-foot sailboat off the coast of southwest Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. SENT: 140 words.

DEM 2016-CONVENTION-PROTESTS – Officials in Philadelphia say they have no plans to crack down on protesters lacking permits during the Democratic National Convention next month. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 10 a.m.

BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH – A judge gives himself until Thursday to decide the fate of an officer in whose van the neck of a young black arrestee was somehow broken. SENT: 690 words, photo.

OUT-OF-CONTROL CORMORANTS — Biologists worry judge’s decision could set back efforts to control the reviled double-breasted cormorant. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photos.

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HEALTH

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ZIKA-ABORTIONS (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 5 p.m.) – Researchers say online orders for abortion pills are up dramatically in some Zika outbreak countries than ban abortions. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 5 p.m., 550 words.

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SCIENCE

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SPACE STATION – It’s trash day for the International Space Station. A large Cygnus cargo ship filled with Space Station trash that was released from the station last week is set to re-enter the Earth’s atmosphere and disintegrate Wednesday morning. SENT: 110 words, photo.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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ON THE MONEY-END OF LIFE PLANNING SITES — Several websites are trying to make death easier — for the people left behind. Subscribers can upload digital copies of their wills, plan their funeral or name the person who will take care of the dog when they die. Frequently, these services are being offered as employer benefits. UPCOMING: 850 words by 11 a.m.

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SPORTS

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MCILROY OUT – Rory McIlroy says he will not be competing in golf at the Rio Olympics because of concerns over the Zika virus. SENT: 480 words, photos.

CAVALIERS PARADE – Fans of all size, shapes, colors and ages are lining downtown Cleveland streets dozens deep hours before a parade celebrating the Cavaliers’ improbable NBA championship. SENT: 130 words.UPCOMING: Developing.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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LED ZEPPELIN-COPYRIGHT SUIT – Closing arguments are scheduled in the copyright lawsuit trial that claims Led Zeppelin stole a riff from the band Spirit for the intro to the hit “Stairway to Heaven.” SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from morning court hearing, photos.

TV-TALENT SCORES – Ashton Kutcher as a television morning show host? Aaron Paul as an advertising spokesman for a hybrid automobile? Those are two of the ideas suggested by a new analytics tool being rolled out by the Nielsen company on Wednesday, one it hopes can provide more scientific rigor to decisions being made on how to deploy talent. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.

GAMES-GENERATION GAP – The next generation of console gaming is coming – or is it? At last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, the video game industry teased a future where Xboxes and PlayStations are updated as frequently as smartphones. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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