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:
— BRITAIN-EU (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-POLITICS (upcoming)
— BRITAIN-EU-NO BREXIT? (upcoming)
— HOUSE-BENGHAZI REPORT (sent; developing)
— SUPREME COURT-THE TERM (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (upcoming)
— GOP 2016-TRUMP REFUSING TO PAY (upcoming)
— OBIT-PAT SUMMITT (sent; developing)
— GLF-DAY WITHDRAWS (sent; developing)
— OBIT-BUDDY RYAN (sent; developing)
— VOLKSWAGEN-EMISSIONS SCANDAL (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA (sent; developing)
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-INCREASING DANGER (upcoming)
— SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)
— UNSAFE TOYS (sent; developing)
— HOMELESS-MEDIA (upcoming)
— MOROCCO-US-FIRST LADY (sent; developing)
— DON’T TOUCH SEALS (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
BRITAIN-EU — British Prime Minister David Cameron faces the leaders of the European Union, who are beginning to plot a future without the economic powerhouse and urging it to disentangle itself as fast as possible from the other 27 nations in the bloc to avoid extending the turmoil that has been roiling European and global markets. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from ongoing EU summit.
BRITAIN-POLITICS — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a no-confidence vote, the scramble is on in the Conservative Party to replace Prime Minister David Cameron, and no one really seems to be in charge as the country deals with the fallout from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. A mobile-friendly look at the state of British politics. UPCOMING: 830 words, photos by noon.
BRITAIN-EU-NO BREXIT? — Britain voted to leave the European Union, but there are several scenarios in which it could stay. UPCOMING: 700 words of chunky text by 4 p.m.
HOUSE-BENGHAZI REPORT — Republicans on the House Benghazi Committee fault Obama administration for what they said was a slowed response to help Americans under attack in Benghazi, Libya, in 2012. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. news conference, 750 words by 2 p.m., photos.
SUPREME COURT-THE TERM — The Supreme Court ends a fractured term that saw the death of one justice, the stalled appointment of another, and a shift in power to the court’s liberal wing. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photo.
CONGRESS-ZIKA — Congressional appears likely to scuttle President Barack Obama’s $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus. SENT: 640 words. UPCOMING: Senate test vote expected at 11 a.m., 700 words by 2 p.m., photo.
MOROCCO-US-FIRST LADY – Michelle Obama, daughters, promote girls’ learning in Morocco. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated, photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016 – Donald Trump delivers a speech on the economy in Ohio, a battleground state Hillary Clinton has visited repeatedly in recent weeks. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. event, 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.
DEM 2016-CLINTON — Hillary Clinton will propose allowing entrepreneurs to defer making student loan payments, as part of a technology agenda she’s unveiling Tuesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 12:15 p.m. event, 700 words by 4 p.m., photo.
GOP 2016-TRUMP REFUSING TO PAY – More than 250 contractors who helped build Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City — from building the onion domes and minarets to installing everything from chandeliers and bathroom partitions — were owed $70 million in 1990 as the casino slid into bankruptcy. UPCOMING: 3,000 words by 1 p.m. , photos. An ABRIDGED version is planned.
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA – First hearing in fight over release of Pulse 911 calls. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 3 p.m. hearing.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-INCREASING DANGER – A speeding wildfire in California that turned hundreds of homes to piles of twisted rubble has forced a conversation about how to best minimize the destruction in a drought-parched state where flames and smoke have turned deadly for a second straight year. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.
DON’T TOUCH SEALS – Marine mammal advocates are warning people not to touch or pick up seal pups that come up on beaches to rest. NOAA reports at least five cases in Oregon and Washington where people have illegally picked up the pups — in one case, taking a seal home in a shopping bag and in another putting the seal in a home bathtub. UPCOMING: 550 words by 4 p.m., photos.
WHALE BUOY — Scientists have deployed a single buoy about 22 miles off the coast of New York’s Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales to better understand and safeguard their movements around the busy shipping lanes entering New York Harbor. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. AP Photos pursuing.
JOHN GLENN-OHIO AIRPORT — Astronaut John Glenn adds to his lifetime of flight-related accolades as the Columbus airport is named in his honor. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.
SEVERE WEATHER – West Virginia’s worst flooding in decades claims 23 lives and the cleanup continues as those hit hard get set for a round of funerals. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.
HOMELESS-MEDIA – More than 80 media outlets in San Francisco and other cities plan to saturate internet, broadcast and print publications this week with news stories about an issue that has stumped politicians and residents for decades: Homelessness. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.
VOLKSWAGEN-EMISSIONS SCANDAL – Volkswagen will spend $14.7 billion to settle consumer lawsuits and government allegations that it cheated on emissions tests in what lawyers are calling the largest auto-related class-action settlement in U.S. history. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated. With VOLKSWAGEN OWNERS-Q&A — What owners of the cars affected by Volkswagen’s emissions-cheating scandal should know about the settlement. UPCOMING: 500 words. VOLKSWAGEN-TIMELINE — Key dates in the Volkswagen emissions-cheating scandal. SENT: 610 words.
UNSAFE TOYS – A consumer watchdog group is set to release its annual list of the most hazardous summer playthings. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 10 a.m. announcement.
OBIT-PAT SUMMITT – Folos on the death of Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video. With SUMMITT-LEGACY – Summitt’s legacy extends across pro, college ranks; SUMMITT-MILESTONE WINS; SUMMITT-YEAR-BY-YEAR-RECORD Also see SUMMITT-APPRECIATION below.
SUMMITT-APPRECIATION – Needing yet another men’s basketball coach, Tennessee officials turned to the one person they thought would be perfect to take over the Volunteers program – Pat Summitt. She said no. SENT: 1100 words, photos.
OBIT-BUDDY RYAN – Buddy Ryan, who coached two defenses that won Super Bowl titles and whose twin sons Rex and Rob have been successful NFL coaches, died Tuesday. He was 82. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
GLF-DAY WITHDRAWS – Jason Day pulled out of the Olympics on Tuesday because of the Zika virus, costing golf its No. 1 player as it returns from a century-long absence at the games. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing later today with a broader look.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
TV-STARS WHO PRODUCE – The expanding number of TV and online platforms is creating an opening for actors and other artists to turn producer, with motivations ranging from career control to passion projects. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.
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