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 EST.
Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EST:
— TRUMP (sent; developing)
— TRUMP-BUSINESS TIES-CONFLICTS (upcoming)
— TRUMP-CHINA STAKES (upcoming)
— SYRIA (sent; developing)
— EGYPT (sent; developing)
— ISRAEL-US (sent; developing)
— WINTRY WEATHER (sent; developing)
— GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS (sent; developing)
— FEDERAL RESERVE (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— ELECTION RECOUNT (sent; developing)
— SAINTS-WILL SMITH SHOT (sent; developing)
— HOLIDAY SCAM PREVENTION (upcoming)
— SUPREME COURT-NFL CONCUSSION LAWSUIT (sent; developing)
— JOHN GLENN (sent; developing)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EST):
TRUMP – Trump is facing an early test with fellow Republicans over U.S. relations with Russia. SENT: 980 words. UPCOMING: Updates likely, 850 words by 4 p.m., photos.
TRUMP-BUSINESS TIES-CONFLICTS — Donald Trump says he will hand control of his sprawling business to his children and other executives but still retain ownership. Government ethics experts say that unless Trump sells all his financial holdings, conflicts of interest will hound him. UPCOMING: 850 words by 2 p.m., photos.
TRUMP-CHINA-STAKES — A look at how the U.S. could be hurt under a President Donald Trump by a major breakdown in its relationship with China. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos.
TRUMP-LOCKHEED MARTIN — Shares of Lockheed Martin fall as Trump tweeted that making F-35 fighter planes is too costly and that he will cut “billions” in costs for military purchases. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.
HEALTH CARE-GOP RISK – Republicans are eagerly planning initial votes next month on dismantling Obama’s health care law, but many worry that the party will face ever-angrier voters, spooked health insurers and the possibility of tumbling off a political cliff. SENT: 840 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates possible, 840 words by 4 p.m., photos.
SUPREME COURT-EXECUTION-SECOND TRY – The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a condemned Ohio killer who says the state should not get a second chance to put him to death after he survived a botched execution in 2009. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
SYRIA -The Syrian military says it has gained control of 98 percent of eastern Aleppo, previously a rebel-held enclave, leaving only a small sliver of territory in the city packed with rebels and civilians who are being squeezed under fire. By Sarah El Deeb. SENT: 580 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
ISRAEL-US – U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was visiting Israel Monday as it prepared to receive the first two next-generation F-35 fighter jets that will help preserve the country’s military edge in the volatile Mideast. SENT: 550 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
EGYPT – Egypt’s Coptic community holds a funeral service for 25 Christians killed in a bombing the previous day at a church next to the main cathedral in Cairo – one of the deadliest attacks targeting the country’s religious minority in recent memory. SENT: 870 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
TURKEY – Turkey’s police rounded up more than 200 members of a Kurdish political party on Monday as the country mourned the dozens killed in a bombing attack near an Istanbul soccer stadium, state media reported. SENT: 440 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
ENGLAND-SEX ABUSE – One of the most respected soccer managers in England has been suspended amid a widening investigation into sexual abuse by youth coaches in Britain. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
WINTRY WEATHER – Snow, freezing rain and rain could make for a mess morning commute as a winter storm pushes further east. SENT: 320 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing
ELECTION RECOUNT – A federal judge is rejecting a Green Party-backed request to recount paper ballots in Pennsylvania’s presidential election, won by Republican Donald Trump, and scan some counties’ election systems for signs of hacking. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING – Attorneys for the man charged with killing nine people during a Bible study in a Charleston church are again arguing prosecutors’ first witness tainted the case against their client. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
OFFICERS SHOT-GEORGIA – Two central Georgia police officers were shot and wounded early Monday while serving a search warrant in Crawford County, an investigator said. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
AARON SCHOCK – Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock of Illinois is to be arraigned Monday afternoon on federal corruption charges. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
SAINTS-WILL SMITH SHOT – The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints defensive leader Will Smith faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter during a trial that made spectators of some of the city’s sports heroes. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from news conference expected Monday, time TBD.
PENNSYLVANIA CONGRESSMAN INDICTED – Former U.S. congressman Chaka Fattah, an 11-term Philadelphia Democrat, faces sentencing in a sweeping racketeering case. SENT: 530 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, then 600 words by 5 p.m.
AIRLINE WORKER-COCAINE – A former JetBlue flight attendant accused of trying to sneak a suitcase full of cocaine through Los Angeles International Airport and making a dramatic dash to escape is set to plead guilty in the case in federal court on Monday. SENT: 270 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:30 p.m. hearing.
TRANSGENDER TEENS-JAILS – The nation’s juvenile detention centers are largely ill-equipped to handle transgender teens, leaving them vulnerable to bullying, sexual assault, depression and suicide, advocates say. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon, photos.
NEWTOWN-GUN CONTROL – Gun-control advocates in the town where a school shooting killed 20 children and six educators shift tactics to seek long-term change through efforts including donations to sympathetic political candidates. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m.
JOHN GLENN – Ohio board to finalize details as Glenn set to lie in state. SENT: 120 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from meeting scheduled for 9:30 a.m.
ATLANTA PANDAS-NAMES – Atlanta’s zoo plans to reveal the names chosen by the public for its twin giant panda cubs. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
METEOR SHOWER – The Geminids meteor shower hits its peak on Tuesday, but a full moon will outshine the celestial show this year. SENT: 120 words.
FEDERAL RESERVE – A look-ahead to a high-profile day Wednesday at the Federal Reserve, which is considered certain to resume the interest rate increases it began a year ago. UPCOMING: 850 words by noon.
FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks fall ahead of a Federal Reserve meeting that is expected to raise U.S. interest rates, while oil prices jumped after several non-OPEC countries agreed to join the cartel in cutting output. SENT: 560 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.
HOLIDAY SCAM PREVENTION — While scams can happen at any time, experts say the increase in spending, travel and social activities at the end of the year can make people more susceptible. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon, photo.
NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-WHEN MONEY ISN’T REAL — Sometimes we spend money like it’s not money at all — and those times have something in common: the true cost of what we’re buying is obscured. By Liz Weston of NerdWallet. UPCOMING: 780 words by 11 a.m., photo.
SUPREME COURT-NFL CONCUSSION LAWSUIT – The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to the estimated $1 billion plan by the NFL to settle thousands of concussion lawsuits filed by former players. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS – Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles musical “La La Land” sang and danced its way to a leading seven Golden Globes nominations, with Barry Jenkins’ celebrated coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” close on its heels with six nods. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
CNN-JACK TAPPER – Jake Tapper’s verbal tug-of-war with Vice President-elect Mike Pence last week illustrated a persistent style the CNN anchor is making his signature, and one that he hopes his colleagues take up, too. SENT: 760 words, photo.
MYANMAR-ORWELL’S HOME – Many of the places depicted in George Orwell’s novel “Burmese Days” remain standing in a sleepy Myanmar town, nearly 90 years after he left it. Now residents of Katha are working to make the most of that heritage, including by renovating a historic house to be a museum. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.
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