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:
— CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-EARLY VOTE (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-FBI IN TURMOIL (sent; developing)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-ELECTION OBSERVERS (upcoming)
— OBIT-JANET RENO (sent; developing)
— SOUTH CAROLINA COLD CASE KILLER (sent; developing)
— SYRIA (sent; developing)
— IRAQ (sent; developing)
— EARTHQUAKE-OKLAHOMA (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— CAMPAIGN 2016-ELECTION WATCHING ONLINE (upcoming)
— CAMPAIGN 2016-SOUVENIR NEWSPAPERS (upcoming)
— CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING (sent; developing)
— OFFICERS KILLED-IOWA-FUNERAL (upcoming)
— FUGITIVE HEIR (sent; developing)
— LA AIRPORT SHOOTING (sent; developing)
— CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EST):
CAMPAIGN 2016 — Clinton and Trump move into the final hours of the volatile 2016 presidential campaign. SENT: 880 words. UPCOMING: Updates from candidate events, 890 words by 5 p.m., photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-OBAMA — Obama campaigns in Michigan, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and North Carolina for Clinton. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 12:35 p.m. remarks, 500 words by 4 p.m., photo, with updates throughout the day.
CANDIDATES: Clinton in Pennsylvania: rally, Pittsburgh, noon; in Michigan: rally, Allendale, 4 p.m.; in Pennsylvania: rally w/ Obamas, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. ; in North Carolina: rally, Raleigh, 11:45 p.m. Trump in Florida: rally, Sarasota, 11 a.m.; in North Carolina: rally, Raleigh, 3 p.m.; in Pennsylvania: rally, Scranton, 5:30 p.m.; in New Hampshire: rally w/Pence, Manchester, 8 p.m.
CAMPAIGN 2016-EARLY VOTE – Update on all the ballots cast before Election Day. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photo.
CAMPAIGN 2016-FBI IN TURMOIL – The FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has created more turmoil for the bureau than any other matter in recent history, exposing internal tensions and spurring concerns the famously apolitical organization unnecessarily injected itself into the campaign. SENT: 950 words. UPCOMING: 890 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-ELECTION OBSERVERS – The U.S. Justice Department is expected to announce how many observers and monitors it will deploy on Election Day amid rising concerns about voter intimidation, particularly aimed at minorities. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-ELECTION WATCHING ONLINE – Don’t have a TV? Here’s how to keep up with the returns, whether online or on social media. UPCOMING.
CAMPAIGN 2016-SOUVENIR NEWSPAPERS — Newspapers, remembering the frenzy for an old-fashioned paper in 2008, are planning extra copies and setting up temporary newsstands in or near their buildings. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.
SYRIA – Backed by U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish-led Syrian fighters clashed on Monday with Islamic State militants north of the city of Raqqa in Syria as they pushed ahead in their offensive aiming to liberate the city that has been the de facto capital of the extremist group since 2014. SENT: 440 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
IRAQ – Iraqi Kurdish fighters exchanged heavy fire with militants early on Monday as they advanced from two directions into a town held by the Islamic State group east of the city of Mosul. SENT: 860 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
EARTHQUAKE-OKLAHOMA — Authorities assess damage a day after a magnitude 5.0 earthquake centered near one of the world’s key oil hubs brought down building facades and shattered windows in a central Oklahoma city. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated with developments and after news conference scheduled for 10 a.m.
OBIT-JANET RENO – Janet Reno, the first woman to serve as U.S. attorney general and the epicenter of several political storms during the Clinton administration, including the seizure of Elian Gonzalez, has died. She was 78. SENT: 1,470 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
FUGITIVE HEIR – Real estate heir and documentary figure Robert Durst is set to make a long-awaited appearance Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom to a charge of killing his friend 16 years ago. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 4:30 p.m. hearing.
OFFICERS KILLED-IOWA-FUNERAL — The first of two funerals is to be held for two Iowa police officers killed last week in separate ambush killings. UPCOMING: 250 words, photos after funeral scheduled for 12 p.m.
PHILADELPHIA TRANSIT-CONTRACT – Just in time for Election Day, Philadelphia’s seven-day transit strike is over. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
LA AIRPORT SHOOTING – A gunman who killed a federal airport screening officer at Los Angeles International Airport and wounded three other people during a rampage three years ago will be sentenced for murder and other crimes. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 4 p.m. sentencing, photos.
CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTING – The murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer is set to resume after the last court session was interrupted by juror concerns over their privacy. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
SOUTH CAROLINA COLD CASE KILLER – Investigators will continue combing for human remains and other clues on the South Carolina property of a man accused of a grisly crime spree stretching more than a decade. SENT: 870 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie maintains that he has no recollection of any of his aides telling him about lane closures on the George Washington Bridge that were ultimately found to be a political retaliation plot. SENT: 720 words, photos, video.
CHARLESTON CHURCH SHOOTING – Jury selection stopped before it started in the federal case of a white man on trial for the fatal shooting of nine black members of a Charleston, South Carolina, church. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
COMEDIAN MAYOR – An Ohio city’s second-term mayor who’s also veteran standup comedian is facing trial on four felony counts. SENT: 110 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CHILDREN-ANESTHESIA, HFR – One bout of anesthesia during early childhood surgery poses little risk for intelligence and academic performance later on, the largest study of its kind suggests. UPCOMING: 350 words embargoed for release at 11 a.m., photo.
NERDWALLET_LIZ WESTON_GREAT-CREDIT-IS-POWERFUL-TOOL — You have more access than ever to your credit scores and reports. That means you can build credit more effectively — and use it in a way that can save you tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime. By Liz Weston. NerdWallet. UPCOMING: 850 words by 11 a.m., photos, graphics.
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