BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15 am

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.:

–TRUMP-CLIMATE (sent, developing)

–TRUMP-RUSSIA (sent, developing)

–IRAQ-CIVILIAN DEATHS (sent, developing)

–FRANCE CLASHES (sent, developing)






–TRUMP-AUTO INDUSTRY (sent, developing)






Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):




TRUMP-CLIMATE — President Donald Trump is set to roll back substantially the Clean Power Plan and other environmental steps instituted by former President Barack Obama to combat global warming. SENT: 1000 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. event, 880 words by 5 p.m., photo. With AP EXPLAINS-TRUMP COAL —Plans for an executive order on climate change is unlikely to turn around the industry immediately because coal’s biggest problem isn’t a shortage of the fuel or regulations but abundant, cheap natural gas. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1 p.m.

TRUMP-RUSSIA — Calls grow for House intelligence chairman to step aside from Russia probe. SENT: 860 words. With TRUMP-RUSSIA-PROBE-THE LATEST, sent, developing.

SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION – The Supreme Court hears arguments in the case of a longtime U.S. resident facing deportation to South Korea after pleading guilty to a drug crime based on his lawyer’s bad advice. SENT: 550 words. UPCOMING: Developing from mid-morning arguments, 780 words by 4 p.m., photo.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS — House Republicans are pivoting to tax cuts after House health care debacle. SENT: 780 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. Paul Ryan news conference, 830 words by 3 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-BUDGET — The White House is following up its longshot roster of budget cuts with a wish list of $18 billion worth of immediate reductions, including cuts to medical research, infrastructure, and community development grants. SENT: 530 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-ISRAEL — Senior U.S. lawmakers are backing bipartisan legislation that would slap Iran with new sanctions while maintaining rigorous enforcement of the landmark nuclear deal. SENT: 650 words, photo.




NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CINCINNATI — The operator of the Cincinnati nightclub where a gunfight killed one patron and injured 16 others denies that people were allowed to bypass security at the crowded club that is closing down. SENT: 650 words. UPCOMING: 650 words by 10 a.m., photos, video. With: BC-US-NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-CINCINNATI-THE LATEST

FLINT WATER — A judge is holding a hearing on a plan to replace water lines at 18,000 homes in Flint, Michigan, where lead poisoned the water system. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 1 p.m. court hearing.

NEWTOWN SHOOTING-GUN MAKER — While federal law generally protects firearm makers from lawsuits over their products’ use in crimes, gun control advocates see an opening for a case brought by families of Newtown victims to set a precedent for allowing exceptions. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m.

OAKLAND BUILDING FIRE — Building inspectors find multiple fire code violations at an Oakland building just three days before a blaze erupted, killing three of the low-income residents. SENT: 690 words, photos, videos.

CHURCH ABUSE-APPEAL — Lawyers for Monsignor William Lynn ask a judge to limit the number of church abuse victims who can testify at his retrial on child-endangerment charges. UPCOMING: 130 words by 1 a.m. 300 words following scheduled 2 p.m. hearing.

CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS — Sentencing day is Wednesday for two former aides of Republican Gov. Chris Christie who were convicted of deliberately causing traffic jams at the George Washington Bridge in 2013. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m.




IRAQ-CIVILIAN DEATHS — Iraqis in the northern city of Mosul are still burying their dead after a U.S. airstrike allegedly killed more than 100 people last week, and rights groups are expressing alarm over a recent spike in civilian deaths. Iraqi officials have defended their conduct in the war against the Islamic State group. SENT: 650 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: A new approach of 800 words by 4 p.m.

FRANCE-CLASHES — Clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to the arrest of 35 protesters. China’s Foreign Ministry summons a French envoy in Beijing. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With FRANCE-CLASHES-THE LATEST.

JORDAN-TRUMP-TRADEMARKS — Before becoming U.S. president, Donald Trump applied for and received a trademark in Jordan that included a provision for a casino in his name, despite gambling being illegal in the kingdom. That’s one of four trademarks he holds in Jordan. To keep them active, he would need to reapply for them during his four-year term, raising potential ethical concerns. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,100 words, photos

AFRICA-HUNGER CRISIS — The world’s largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared for three African countries on the brink of famine, just as Trump’s proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States back from its historic role as the world’s top emergency donor. Experts warn the fallout could include a new wave of migration toward Europe. SENT: 950 words, photos.

BRAZIL FEARED HERO — As a federal court judge in a backwater state, Sergio Moro has brought down dozens of top politicians and leaders of some of the world’s biggest construction companies in the mammoth investigation into corruption at the state oil company, becoming both a national hero and Brazil’s most feared lawman. By Peter Prengaman. UPCOMING: 1,500 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-CYCLONE —A powerful cyclone packing winds of up to 160 mph roars across Australia’s tropical northeast, uprooting trees, tearing down fences and knocking out power to thousands, officials say. SENT: 540 words, photos.

SKOREA-FERRY-SALVAGE-MEMORIAL SERVICE — Salvage crews in South Korea find bones and shoes believed to be from missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 people, an official says. SENT: 680 words, photos. With SKOREA-FERRY-SALVAGE — South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victim.




SELLING WATER — Bottled water is starting to look more like soda, and sometimes taste like it too. As bottled water surges in popularity, Coke and Pepsi are using celebrity endorsements, stylish packaging and fancy filtration processes like “reverse osmosis” to sell people on expanding variations of what comes out of the tap. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon, photos.

FORD-INVESTMENTS — Ford Motor Co. plans to invest $1.2 billion and create more than 100 jobs in three Michigan facilities. President Donald Trump applauded the move in an early morning tweet. UPCOMING: 450 words. With: TRUMP-CARRIER-TAX BREAKS — An Indiana board is poised to endorse a deal directing $7 million in tax breaks and grants for a deal brokered by Trump to keep hundreds of jobs in Indianapolis. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated, committee hearing scheduled for 2 p.m.

TRUMP-AUTO INDUSTRY — President Donald Trump says that Ford Motor Co. is planning to invest in three Michigan auto plants. Trump tweets, “Big announcement by Ford today. Major investment to be made in three Michigan plants. Car companies coming back to U.S. JOBS! JOBS! JOBS!” (

DUBAI-SOUQ — Amazon purchases the Middle East’s biggest online retailer Souq.com for an undisclosed amount, a day after a state-backed firm disclosed an $800 million counteroffer. SENT: 590 words, photos. YELLEN-JOB TRAINING SPEECH — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the annual conference of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition in Washington on the challenges of providing job training in low-income communities. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after speech begins at 12:50 p.m., 250 words by 1:30 p.m.

BRITAIN-POUND COIN — A new 12-sided British pound coin is entering circulation amid concern that the round pound was too easy to counterfeit. SENT: 130 words, photo.

YELLEN-JOB TRAINING SPEECH — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen addresses the annual conference of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition in Washington on the challenges of providing job training in low-income communities. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING: 130 words after speech begins at 12:50 p.m., 250 words by 1:30 p.m.




WAZE-ORDERING AHEAD — Waze’s traffic navigation app gets into the order-ahead business with Dunkin’ Donuts. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 390 words, photo.




TREATING PARALYSIS, HFR —A paralyzed man was able to feed himself for the first time in eight years, after doctors implanted sensors into his brain and arm that restored the broken connection between them. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos. HOLD FOR RELEASE at 6:30 p.m.




SOBER SOCIAL SCENE — Group dinner parties that don’t include alcohol are popping up across the country, notably in New York, Miami and Chicago, tapping into an itch from millennials to find meaningful connections and purpose even in their night life. By Kelli Kennedy. SENT: 850 words, photos.

CINEMACON-THEATER OWNERS — The state of the industry from the keynote speech by John Leeks, the head of the National Association of Theater Owners, at the annual CinemaCon meeting in Las Vegas. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING by 3 p.m.

MUSIC-ACM AWARDS — Most major music award shows have been suffering viewership declines over the past five years but the Academy of Country Music Awards hopes to reverse those trends. By Kristin M. Hall. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.

CINEMACON-SPIDER-MAN-BLADE RUNNER 2049 — Sony Pictures unveils the second trailer for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” at CinemaCon, featuring Tom Holland, the newly anointed web-slinger, being put in his place by Robert Downey Jr.’s more seasoned Tony Stark. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 710 words, photos.




RONALDO AIRPORT — Welcome to Cristiano Ronaldo Airport. That will likely be the message awaiting passengers in the Madeira Islands when the local airport is renamed after the local star. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SOC–WCUP-US-PANAMA — Four years after eliminating Panama from World Cup qualifying with goals in second-half stoppage time, the U.S. returns following a 6-0 home win over Honduras and hopes to even its record in the final round at 2-2. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 10:05 p.m.

FBN–NFL MEETINGS — With the Raiders’ relocation to Las Vegas approved, NFL owners turn their attention to potential rules changes, including shortening overtime to 10 minutes and replacing referees “going under the hood” to review replays with tablets and more support from a replay team. UPCOMING: 750 words by 8 p.m., photos.




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