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:
— POLICE SHOOTING-PROTESTS (sent; developing)
— POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA (sent; developing)
— POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA (sent; developing)
— POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA-BLACK COMMUNITY (upcoming)
— NATO SUMMIT (sent; developing)
— ECONOMY (sent; developing)
— CLINTON EMAILS (sent; developing)
— SUPREME COURT-GINSBERG (sent; developing)
— DEM 2016-PLATFORM (sent; developing)
— OBAMACARE-WHAT’S NEXT (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT-NEWS GUIDE (sent; developing)
— TODDLER LIFE SUPPORT (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
POLICE SHOOTING-PROTESTS – Angles being pursued include: More details on all the shooters, their motivations, whether and how they coordinated, how long this had been planned, whether they are part of a larger group. Details on the killed and wounded officers and civilians. Effect on Black Lives Matter. Attorney General Loretta Lynch holds 11 a.m. news conference in Washington. Obama has commented and may comment more later today. Other stories as they develop.
SHOOTINGS-JUSTICE — Attorney General Loretta Lynch meets with reporters 11 a.m.
POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA – Pursuing more details on the officers involved in the shooting; spot investigative developments; changes in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area since the November police shooting of Jamar Clark.
POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA-BLACK COMMUNITY — Like so many American cities, a racial divide in Baton Rouge has existed for as long as the town has. But that divide is more stark after the shooting death of a 37-year-old black man at the hands of two white police officers exposed inequities in police relations, economics and daily life. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos by 5 p.m.
POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA — The son and mother of Alton Sterling, the man shot and killed by police in Baton Rouge, speak with The Associated Press. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:45 p.m. EDT interview. Photos, video planned. Meanwhile, the NAACP holds a news conference at 1 p.m.
NATO SUMMIT – Leaders of the NATO military alliance gathered Friday to order ambitious actions against a daunting array of dangers to the security of their nations and citizenry, including a rearmed and increasingly unfriendly Russia to Europe’s east and violent Islamic extremism to the south. SENT: 670 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
OBAMA-EUROPE – Obama on Friday reaffirmed his confidence that the U.S. and its European allies will continue to work together on critical global challenges despite the decision by Britain to leave the European Union. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.
IRAQ – An attack on a Shiite shrine north of the capital has killed 37 people, Iraqi official said Friday, just hours before Iraq’s prime minister fired Baghdad’s security chief as public anger mounted over security failings. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CLINTON EMAILS – Congressional Republicans press the FBI to launch a new investigation into whether Hillary Clinton lied to Congress during her testimony on the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya. SENT: 690 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words after 9 a.m. meeting.
SUPREME COURT-GINSBERG – Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she doesn’t want to think about the possibility of Donald Trump winning the White House and predicts the next president — “whoever she will be” — probably will have a few appointments to make to the Supreme Court. Mark Sherman. ONLY ON AP. SENT: 952 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words by 2 p.m.
OBAMACARE-WHAT’S NEXT – With Republicans still pushing for repeal, Obama is laying out a blueprint for expanding his signature health law to address problems it hasn’t solved, including a renewed call for a “public option” to let Americans buy insurance from the government. He spells out his views in an 8-page article being published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
DEM 2016-PLATFORM – With time running out before the Democratic Convention, Bernie Sanders’ campaign will continue efforts to influence the party platform at a meeting in Orlando. But while they have made some platform concessions and policy updates to appease the Vermont senator and his supporters, Hillary Clinton’s campaign is increasingly focused on the road ahead. SENT: 810 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
GOP 2016-TRUMP HATS – Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hats proudly tout they are “Made in USA” – but that’s not necessarily always the case, an Associated Press review found. By Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 1,510 words, photos, video. Abridged version also available. WITH: GOP 2016-TRUMP-HATS-GLANCE – Fabric tells a complicated tale. SENT: 350 words, photo.
DECOMPOSED BODY IN CRIB – The father of a young girl whose decomposed body was found in a crib at their apartment last year will be sentenced on charges including corpse abuse and drug abuse. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 9 a.m. sentencing.
TODDLER LIFE SUPPORT – Doctors at a Virginia hospital want to perform a test they believe will prove that a 2-year-old girl who choked on a popcorn kernel is brain-dead and won’t recover, but her family won’t allow it. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.
MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT-NEWS GUIDE – Brisk sales drive Mega Millions jackpot to $540 million. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing tonight.
ECONOMY – Employers shook off two months of weak hiring by adding 287,000 jobs in June, a robust pace that suggests a resilient U.S. economy recovering from a slump early in the year. SENT: 680 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
HARLEY DAVIDSON INVESTIGATION – The U.S. government is investigating complaints from Harley-Davidson riders who say their motorcycle brakes failed without warning. SENT: 160 words. UPCOMING: May develop.
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