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:
— AP POLL-CAMPAIGN 2016-ISSUES (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-LOPSIDED AIRWAVES (upcoming)
— POLICE SHOOTINGS-OBAMA (sent; developing)
— SYRIA DIPLOMACY (sent; developing)
— BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH
— BRITAIN-POLITICS (sent; developing)
— BRITAIN-BORIS JOHNSON (sent; developing)
— PAKISTAN MILITANT LEADER (sent; developing)
— POKEMON-OPT OUT (upcoming)
— EMMY NOMINATIONS (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— FRANCE-HOLLANDE’S HAIR (sent; may develop)
— DEADLY CRASH-GEORGIA (sent; developing)
— BICYCLISTS STRUCK-MICHIGAN (sent; developing)
— TESLA-AUTOPILOT (sent; developing)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
— BRITAIN-BORIS JOHNSON-QUOTES (upcoming)
— BRITAIN-POLITICS-LIST (sent)
— FRANCE-POLITICAL HAIR (upcoming)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
BRITAIN-BORIS JOHNSON — He has insulted everyone from the president of the United States to the people of Papua New Guinea. Now Boris Johnson, his political career miraculously revived, has become Britain’s top diplomat — to the surprise and dismay of many he has denigrated over the years. SENT: 700 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: New approach. With: BRITAIN-BORIS JOHNSON-QUOTES — A look at what Boris Johnson has said about other world leaders. BRITAIN-BORIS JOHNSON-REACTION — World reaction to Johnson’s appointment.
BRITAIN-POLITICS — Theresa May leaves little doubt that she intends to take Britain out of the European Union with her appointment of leading euroskeptics — the unpredictable Boris Johnson and the formidable David Davis — to top international jobs. SENT: 900 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach. With: BRITAIN-POLITICS-LIST — A list of new cabinet members.
PAKISTAN MILITANT LEADER – The founder of Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba warned in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press that violence in Indian-ruled Kashmir will escalate. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
SYRIA DIPLOMACY — The United States is offering Russia a new military pact against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida in Syria, according to a leaked U.S. proposal. If finalized, the arrangement could dramatically alter America’s role in the Syrian civil war. SENT: 780 words. UPCOMING: 800 words after 3 p.m.
FRANCE-HOLLANDE’S HAIR — French President Francois Hollande doesn’t look like a man who spends 10,000 euros ($11,000) a month on his hair, yet the deeply unpopular Socialist leader, who was elected on a populist mandate of taxing the super-wealthy, is embroiled in an embarrassing scandal over the exorbitant price of his trims. SENT: 550 words, photos. With: FRANCE-POLITICAL HAIR — A look at other politicians whose coifs have caused uproars.
POLICE SHOOTINGS-OBAMA — Obama is leading a national soul-searching on race that he long said it would be unproductive for him to lead. Left with few other options as police relations deteriorate, Obama tries to shift the conversation away from hardened talking points with a hastily arranged televised town hall meeting. SENT: 510 words. UPCOMING: 600 words after 3 p.m.
AP POLL-CAMPAIGN 2016-ISSUES – Americans have mixed feelings on which presidential candidate will do better on key issues like health care, trade, the economy and terrorism. But when they simply think about themselves, Hillary Clinton has an edge. An Associated Press-Gfk poll finds that Americans are more likely to think people like themselves would be better off under Clinton than Donald Trump. UPCOMING: 680 words by 1 p.m., photos. With AP POLL-CAMPAIGN 2016-ISSUES-GLANCE. With
— AP POLL-CAMPAIGN 2016 — The vast majority of Americans say they’re afraid of at least one of the two major candidates, a remarkable finding that reflects an unsettled nation unhappy with its choice. SENT: 890 words.
CAMPAIGN 2016-LOPSIDED AIRWAVES – Hillary Clinton has aired more than 23,000 ads in 20 states that tell her life story and explain to voters why they should elect her president. Donald Trump has aired none. UPCOMING: 840 words by 2 p.m.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-CRUZ – Ted Cruz is refusing to condemn a brewing rebellion against Donald Trump at the Republican National Convention, even as the fiery Texas senator prepares to share the stage with Trump next week. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m
GOP 2016-CONVENTION – Early meetings of the Republican National Convention’s rules committee pit the Trump campaign and party leaders who backed his candidacy, against renegades trying to derail his bid. SENT: 650 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON – Hillary Clinton meets with Senate Democrats on Capitol Hill before heading to Virginia for an event with a vice presidential prospect, Sen. Tim Kaine. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3 p.m.
BOOKS-BERNIE SANDERS – Just days after ending his campaign and endorsing Hillary Clinton for president, Sen. Bernie Sanders is preparing to take his message to the printed page. SENT: 350 words, photo. UPCOMING: May develop.
BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH – Closing arguments are expected in the fourth trial of a police officer in the death of a man whose broken neck in custody provoked protests and riots last year. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from court proceedings beginning at 10 a.m.
DEADLY CRASH-GEORGIA – A Louisiana truck driver has pleaded guilty to nine criminal charges stemming from a fiery interstate crash that killed five nursing students last year in southeast Georgia. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing
GEORGIA EXECUTION – Georgia is set to execute its sixth inmate of the year — a man convicted of killing his friend for making a lewd remark about his girlfriend more than 30 years ago. UPCOMING: Developing from 7 p.m. execution.
BICYCLISTS STRUCK-MICHIGAN – A man accused of killing five people when he plowed his speeding pickup truck into a group of Michigan bicyclists had taken pain pills and muscle relaxers less than two hours earlier, according to police reports. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
UNITED-SPECIAL FLIGHT PROBE – The former chairman of the agency that controls New York City-area bridges, tunnels and airports has arrived at a New Jersey courthouse ahead of a planned court appearance and a news conference by federal investigators. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing; Court proceeding set for 12:30 p.m. Thursday. News conference set for 2 p.m. Thursday.
POKEMON-OPT OUT – An increasing number of real-world organizations – most notably so far, the National Holocaust Museum, but also ordinary churches and cemeteries – are asking game creator Niantic to remove their in-game locations from the Pokemon world to keep crowds of players away. Trouble is, no one knows what criteria Niantic uses for making those decisions, and the company so far isn’t saying. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.
OF MUTUAL INTEREST – Corporate profits are on their longest run of declines since the financial crisis, but no one seems to care. A look at why investors have pushed stocks to a record high despite the slump. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m.
TESLA-AUTOPILOT – Consumer Reports magazine is calling on electric car maker Tesla Motors to change the name of its Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and to disconnect the automatic steering feature after a fatal crash in Florida. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
EMMY NOMINATIONS – ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ vie for hotly contested Emmy nods. SENT: 672 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated around 11:35 a.m. with nominee announcements. WITH: EMMY NOMINATIONS-THE LATEST; EMMY NOMINATIONS-LIST.