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 — The art of the coronation has taken something of a beating at the Republican National Convention. Nevertheless, Donald Trump now has the crown — and a final chance to summon unity from the party’s restive ranks in the ritual’s closing days. By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward. SENT: 850 words. AP Photos. AP Video.
GOP 2016-DUMP TRUMP
CLEVELAND — After weeks of planning and one ferocious outburst that upstaged nearly everything on the Republican National Convention’s first day, conservatives’ feisty but always improbable effort to deny Donald Trump the GOP presidential nomination succumbed to multiple causes of death. By Alan Fram. SENT: 610 words. AP Photos.
CLEVELAND — An attempt to build a fabric wall around the hall hosting the Republican National Convention in opposition of Donald Trump’s calls for a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border is one of the protests scheduled for Wednesday as the convention enters its third day. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 a.m. By Mark Gillispie. AP Photos.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THINGS TO WATCH
CLEVELAND — The 2016 Republican National Convention is now officially Donald Trump’s convention. By Josh Lederman. SENT: 670 words. AP Photos.
GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THE MANAGER
CLEVELAND — Even more than the candidate himself, Donald Trump’s campaign chief has emerged as the early star of the Republican National Convention. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 760 words. AP Photos.
CLEVELAND — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz isn’t scheduled to appear publicly at the Republican National Convention until Wednesday evening. His presence has permeated the convention’s opening days anyway. By Thomas Beaumont and Steve Peoples. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos.
AP EXPLAINS-A GRIM AMERICA
The United States depicted at the Republican National Convention is a scary place. It is wrenched by economic uncertainty, social upheaval, political dysfunction, runaway immigration, violent streets and existential threats from abroad. Republicans want voters to see the need for drastic change. The nation’s only choice, they say, is Donald Trump. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 830 words. AP Photos.
CINCINNATI — Civil rights activists upset over continued deaths of blacks during encounters with police say they will flex their voting power to push for reforms. By Dan Sewell. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m. AP photos planned.
MACY’S-ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TOOL
NEW YORK — Macy’s is testing a mobile tool using artificial intelligence that lets shoppers get answers customized to the store they’re in — like where a particular brand is located or what’s in stock — that they would normally ask a sales associate face-to-face. By Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 520 words. AP Photos.
— DRIVE-BY-13-YEAR-OLD SHOT: Police say a 13-year-old boy was shot in the arm in a drive-by shooting in Cleveland.
— DEAD WOMAN HIT BY VEHICLE: Police say a woman initially thought to have died after she was struck by a vehicle was killed before her body was left on a central Ohio road.
— SHERIFF-CORRUPTION CHARGES: The appeal of a former southeast Ohio sheriff convicted of corruption is being rescheduled because judges on the appeals panel have cited conflicts in the case.
— TRAFFIC CAMERAS-OHIO VILLAGE: A judge has ruled that proceeds from a southwest Ohio village’s new speed camera program won’t be garnished to satisfy a nearly $2 million lawsuit won by residents against the village.
— VILLAGE-THEFT CHARGES: The former administrator of a central Ohio village is facing charges that he stole nearly $1 million from village coffers.
— JAIL DEATH-DISCIPLINE: Four employees of the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office have been disciplined after they failed for several hours to check on an inmate who ended up dead in his cell.
— HUMAN TRAFFICKING-CHILD: A Cincinnati woman who admitted giving an 11-year-old child to her drug dealer for sex in exchange for heroin will spend at least 51 years in prison.
— VOTER ROLLS-LAWSUIT: The Justice Department is telling a federal appeals court that Ohio’s process for maintaining its voter rolls is illegally removing people.
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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Ohio and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.