Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell is on the desk. Andrew Welsh-Huggins, interim AP Ohio news editor, can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CLEVELAND — Barring a last-minute jolt to the proceedings, Donald Trump is hours away from attaining the 2016 presidential nomination despite efforts to stop him that spilled messily into the opening of the Republican National Convention. By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 890 words. AP Photos, AP Video.
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CLEVELAND — The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd. By Erica Werner and Scott Bauer. SENT: 900 words. AP Photos. AP Video.
CLEVELAND — Anti-Trump organizers plan another large rally and march opposing the candidacy of the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: Developing from morning events. By Michael Hill and Mark Gillispie. AP Photos. AP Video.
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A rough-and-tumble first day of the Republican National Convention ended on a softer note Monday, as Donald Trump’s wife, Melania, offered a loving defense of her husband. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 990 words, AP Photos. AP Video. UPCOMING: Developing.
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CLEVELAND — The Republican Party has adopted what Christian conservatives cheered as the most conservative party platform ever, pushing the GOP decidedly to the right on abortion and gay rights amid uncertainty about Donald Trump’s policies. By Steve Peoples. AP Photos.
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Donald Trump’s voters adored him for mostly paying his own way in the first half of the presidential campaign. Yet those same people are shrugging their shoulders now that he’s raising money just like the rivals he once disparaged as the “puppets” of big donors. By Julie Bykowicz and Emily Swanson. SENT: 1060 words, photos.
— BC-US–AP Poll-Campaign 2016-Method: SENT: 200 words.
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CINCINNATI — A prosecutor is investigating events surrounding the police detention of an Emirati businessman at an Ohio hotel in a case that has drawn international attention. A look at the particulars. By Lisa Cornwell. SENT: 460 words. AP Photo.
— COLD CASE-WOMAN SLAIN: A man convicted in the slaying of a woman who died 33 years ago in northwest Ohio has been sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 15 years.
— DEAD SONS-MOTHER CHARGED: Lawyers for an Ohio woman accused of suffocating her three young sons say they don’t oppose genetic testing sought by prosecutors.
— SHERIFF-ARMED STAFFERS: A sheriff in southwest Ohio is encouraging staffers with licenses to carry to bring their weapons to work.
— SKELETAL REMAINS-FARM: Investigators are working to determine what led up to the death of a 30-year-old mother whose skeletal remains were recently uncovered at a southwestern Ohio farm.
— HOUSE EXPLOSION: Authorities say an explosion has destroyed a home in southwest Ohio, killing two dogs inside.
— OHIO PARK-CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: One of the nation’s oldest amusement parks is offering something new this holiday season in southwest Ohio.
— CASTLE UPKEEP: Fundraising is underway for repairs to a 111-year-old landmark building designed as a castle in northeastern Ohio.
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