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:
— OBAMA (sent; developing)
— TRUMP-ATTORNEY GENERAL (sent; developing)
— TRUMP-HOMELAND SECURITY (sent; developing)
— TRUMP CABINET-CONFLICTS (upcoming)
— RUSSIA HACKING (sent; developing)
— CALIFORNIA STORMS (sent; developing)
— CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING (sent; developing)
— NORWAY-MASSACRE (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— TAX REFUND DELAYS (upcoming)
— CATHOLIC RECORDS ONLINE (upcoming)
— FREE GRADUATE SCHOOL (upcoming)
— EUROPE-WEATHER (sent; developing)
–HAMILTON TROVE-AUCTION (upcoming)
— HONG KONG-OBIT-HOLLINGWORTH (sent)
NKOREA-BUILDING THE ECONOMY-PHOTO GALLERY – Kim’s call on economy has North Korea scrambling. SENT: 8 photos, 470 words.
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EST):
OBAMA – Obama delivers his farewell address, telling Americans not to lose faith in their future, no matter what they think about their next president. SENT: 817 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 p.m. speech, 800 words by 10 p.m., photos. With: OBAMA-FAIRWELL ADDRESS-Q&A – Obama’s farewell address continues a tradition established by the nation’s first president more than two centuries ago. SENT: 850 words, photo.
TRUMP-ATTORNEY GENERAL – Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, is likely to stress his conservative credentials as his Senate confirmation hearings open Tuesday. He’ll face a bigger task trying to persuade skeptical Democrats he can be fair and committed to civil rights as the country’s top law enforcement official. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
TRUMP-HOMELAND SECURITY – Senators are expected to press retired Marine Gen. John Kelly, Trump’s choice to head the Homeland Security Department, about plans to build a border wall and boost immigration security. SENT: 430 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:30 p.m. hearing, 650 words by 5 p.m., photos.
TRUMP CABINET-CONFLICTS – Trump is stocking his administration with fellow wealthy business leaders — and they’re expected to take greater steps than Trump to sever their corporate ties before Inauguration Day. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5:00 p.m., photo
RUSSIA HACKING – The nation’s top intelligence official testifies on a declassified report that fingered the Kremlin in hacking during the presidential campaign, just one day after the U.S. sanctioned five Russians. SENT: 530 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. hearing, 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.
CONGRESS RDP – Republican anxiety is mounting over voting to unravel the health care law without having an alternative in hand, fanned by words of encouragement from Donald Trump to a GOP senator who wants to simultaneously repeal and replace the statute. SENT: 830 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
HEALTH OVERHAUL SIGN-UPS – With Republicans saying the president’s health care law is collapsing, the administration releases an update on sign-ups for 2017. UPCOMING: 300 words at 11 a.m.
TAX REFUND DELAYS – More than 30 million low-income families will have their tax refunds delayed this year as the IRS struggles to prevent identity theft and refund fraud. People claiming the earned income tax credit and the additional child tax credit will get extra scrutiny. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photo.
CALIFORNIA STORMS – Northern California and Nevada brace for another powerful storm after getting lashed by downpours that flooded roads, homes and vineyards and toppled one of the America’s most fabled trees. SENT: 920 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developoing. With CALIFORNIA STORMS Q&A.
CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING – Prosecutors deliver their closing arguments to persuade a jury to sentence convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to death. Roof is refusing to offer any sort of defense. SENT: 530 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. court hearing. With CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING-NEWS GUIDE.
POLICE OFFICER SHOT-FLORIDA -Law enforcement officers in Orlando are engaged in a massive manhunt for a man accused of fatally shooting a police officer who approached him outside a Wal-Mart. SENT: 640 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
STUDENT TERROR CHARGES – A judge decides the sentence for a suburban New York teen accused of plotting to join al-Qaida extremists, but whose attorneys say was a misguided, autistic teenager who didn’t understand what he was doing. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. sentencing hearing, then 500 words by 5 p.m.
CATHOLIC RECORDS ONLINE – The New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Archdiocese of Boston have teamed up to make historic Roman Catholic records dating to 1789 available online to people around the world looking to trace their roots. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m., photo planned.
FREE GRADUATE SCHOOL – Some universities are dangling a tuition-free graduate degree as a way to entice undergraduate applicants at a time of lean of lean budgets and intense competition. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
HAMILTON TROVE-AUCTION – Artifacts related to Alexander Hamilton, including love letters to his wife and papers documenting moments chronicled in the hit Broadway musical, will be offered up for auction at Sotheby’s next week. UPCOMING: 450 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.
RESERVATION BORDER-BEER SALES – Officials in northwest Nebraska could decide as early as Tuesday whether to recommend that the state renew four liquor licenses in Whiteclay, which sold the equivalent of 3.5 million cans of beer last year despite having only a dozen full-time residents. Some members of the nearby Oglala Sioux Tribe blame the town for problems on its dry reservation, including high rates of fetal alcohol syndrome. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 3 p.m.
IRAN-RAFSANJANI -Hundreds of thousands of mourners flood the streets of Tehran, beating their chests and wailing in grief for the late Iranian leader Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died over the weekend at the age of 82. SENT: 650 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
NORWAY-MASSACRE – Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik made a neo-Nazi salute as he walked into a courtroom at a high-security prison where judges on Tuesday began reviewing a ruling that his solitary confinement is inhumane. SENT: 680 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
EUROPE-WEATHER – Officials suspended shipping along the River Danube, Europe’s second longest waterway, on Tuesday as a polar spell continued to grip the region, causing hardship and deaths. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
AFGHANISTAN – An Afghan official says twin bombings in Kabul have killed at least 22 people, including four women. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
HONG KONG-OBIT-HOLLINGWORTH – Clare Hollingworth, a British war correspondent who was the first to report the Nazi invasion of Poland that marked the beginning of World War II, died in Hong Kong on Tuesday. She was 105. SENT: 1100 words, photos.
PEOPLE-KIM KARDASHIAN – Investigators: “Inside job” suspected in Kardashian robbery. SENT: 220 words, photos.
VOLKSWAGEN-REBOUND – It’s ironic: Volkswagen spent all of 2016 trying to overcome its car emissions scandal and even saw an executive arrested Monday. Now it stands a good chance to pass Toyota to become the world’s biggest automobile company. UPCOMING: 130 words by 9:30 a.m. with sales figures, to be expanded to 600 words, photos by 11 a.m.
GLOBAL ECONOMY OUTLOOK-WORLD BANK — The World Bank releases its outlook for global economic prospects in 2017 following the weakest performance for the world economy in 2016 since the end of the last recession. UPCOMING: 130 words after embargo lifts at 4 p.m. 400 words by 4:45 p.m.
NORWAY-ANALOG PHASEOUT — Norway is phasing out analog radio in favor of Digital Audio Broadcast, or DAB, a move that’s being closely watched by other nations amid concern for the elderly, many of whom rely on analog for radio broadcasts. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
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