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:
— FACEBOOK SHOOTING (sent; developing)
— PENCE-KOREA (sent; developing)
— SUPREME COURT-GORSUCH (upcoming)
— TRUMP-EASTER EGG ROLL (sent; developing)
— UNITED STATES-SYRIA (upcoming)
— MATTIS-MIDEAST (upcoming)
— TURKEY-REFERENDUM (sent; developing)
— ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS (sent; developing)
— PRINCE DEATH INVESTIGATION (sent; developing)
— BROADBAND PRIVACY-LOBBYING upcoming)
— NETFLIX-MAJOR MILESTONE (upcoming)
— EARNS-UNITED CONTINENTAL (upcoming)
— BOSTON MARATHON (sent; developing)
— FILM-ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DRAMA (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— OVERCOMING OPIOIDS-BETTER DRUGS (sent)
— SCHOOL SHOOTING-SAN BERNARDINO (sent; developing)
— FLORIDA-IGUANA WOES (upcoming)
— BRITAIN-PRINCE HARRY (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
FACEBOOK SHOOTING – Authorities in several states were on the lookout Monday for a behavioral health case manager who posted gruesome Facebook video of himself randomly shooting a Cleveland retiree who was collecting discarded cans. SENT: 610 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing; seeking more details on the suspect and the woman he named
ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS – Lawyers for the state of Arkansas fought on multiple legal fronts Monday to begin a series of double executions before a key sedative used in lethal injections expires at the end of the month. SENT: 720 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. First two executions are possible tonight with the first one possible at 8 p.m.
THE SITUATION-TAXES – “Jersey Shore” star Michael “The Situation” Sorrentino and his brother are set to appear in court to face additional tax fraud charges. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. hearing.
SCHOOL SHOOTING-SAN BERNARDINO – An elementary school in San Bernardino that was the scene of a murder-suicide is reopening. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
FLORIDA-IGUANA WOES – Perched in trees and scampering down sidewalks, green iguanas have become so common across South Florida that many see them as reptilian squirrels instead of exotic invaders. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.
PENCE-KOREA – U.S. Vice President Mike Pence travels to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warns Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, “the era of strategic patience is over.” SENT: 820 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach of 820 words by 4 p.m., photos.
SUPREME COURT-GORSUCH — Neil Gorsuch has his first day on the bench as a Supreme Court justice. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. oral arguments, 300 words by 2 p.m.
TRUMP-EASTER EGG ROLL – More than 21,000 are expected at Trump’s first Easter Egg Roll. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. events, 400 words by 2 p.m., photos.
UNITED STATES-SYRIA- The Trump administration’s plan to resolve Syria’s civil war relies on long-shot goals: quickly restoring stability after defeat of Islamic State,, establishing durable cease-fires between the government and opposition, and getting Syrian President Bashar Assad to peacefully relinquish power. UPCMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photo.
MATTIS-MIDEAST – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis embarks on Mideast trip searching for broader contributions and new ideas to fight Islamic State and other extremists. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photo.
TURKEY-REFERENDUM – Turkey’s main opposition party urged the country’s electoral board Monday to cancel the results of a landmark referendum that granted sweeping new powers to the nation’s president, citing what it called substantial voting irregularities. SENT: 1870 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
AFGHANISTAN-KARZAI INTERVIEW – Former Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Monday that the U.S. is using Afghanistan as a weapons testing ground, calling the recent use of the largest-ever non-nuclear bomb “an immense atrocity against the Afghan people.” SENT: 550 words, photos.
PORTUGAL-SMALL PLANE CRASH – Portuguese emergency services say that a small plane has crashed next to a supermarket near Lisbon, killing four people on board and one on the ground. SENT: 150 words.
BRITAIN-PRINCE HARRY – Prince Harry shares emotional struggles after Diana’s death. SENT: 370 words, photos.
OVERCOMING OPIOIDS-BETTER DRUGS – Nothing seems to work as well as opioids for pain – or so we thought, until 2 million Americans became hooked on them and evidence grew that they’re not so great for chronic pain after all. Now, a host of novel medicines are in testing, from drugs that target more specific pathways and types of pain to ones that make recovering from surgery easier and avoid the need for pain pills after patients go home. SENT: 1,330 words, photos, video, graphics.
BROADBAND PRIVACY-LOBBYING — The telecom industry’s lobbying muscle pushed a consumer privacy measure to a swift death in Congress. Digital-rights and consumer-advocacy groups that support keeping the rules were outmatched by telecom services and telephone companies, which spent more than $120 million in 2016 to lobby this and other issues. UPCOMING: 900 words by 10 a.m., photos.
NETFLIX-MAJOR MILESTONE — Netflix is about to hit 100 million subscribers for the first time, hitting a major milestone that underscores how much its video streaming service has changed the entertainment landscape since its debut a decade ago. UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m., photo. Will wrap EARNS-NETFLIX.
EARNS-UNITED CONTINENTAL — United Continental Holdings Inc. reports quarterly financial results after the market closes. UPCOMING: 130 words after release, then expanded.
BOSTON MARATHON – In Meb Keflezighi’s last Boston Marathon, the 121st edition will leave Hopkinton for the 26.2-mile trek to Copley Square, with more than 30,000 runners expected to line up. SENT: 880 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; main competitors started at 9:30 a.m.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
PRINCE DEATH-INVESTIGATION – A court document says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician’s friend to protect his privacy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
FILM-ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DRAMA – Made for about $100 million and starring a couple of A-list stars, “The Promise” is easily the most ambitious big-screen treatment of the Armenian genocide. The filmmakers knew to expect a Turkish response. What they didn’t expect was the making of a rival, superficially similar movie to be mounted by Turkish producers to give a counter view of the era in which 1.5 million Armenians were killed. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos.
WITH: FILM-ARMENIAN GENOCIDE DRAMA-AP. In “The Promise,” Christian Bale plays an Associated Press reporter whose strong-worded dispatches help bring worldwide attention to the treatment of Armenians. A look at the AP’s reporting on WWI events in Turkey. UPCOMING.
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