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:
— CONGRESS RDP (sent; developing)
— SAME OLD WASHINGTON (upcoming)
— IVANKA TRUMP (sent; developing)
— TRUMP 100-VOICES FROM OVERSEAS (sent)
— TRUMP (sent; developing)
— ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS (sent; developing)
— BRAIN PARASITE-HAWAII-Q&A (upcoming)
— PREEMIES-ARTIFICIAL WOMB (upcoming)
— WELLS FARGO-ANGRY SHAREHOLDERS (sent; developing)
— GOOGLE-FIGHTING FALSE INFORMATION (sent; developing)
— NASCAR-EARNHARDT RETIRING (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— AP EXPLAINS-WRITERS GUILD STRIKE (upcoming)
— OVERCOMING OPIOIDS-SOBER AT 17 (sent)
— TEEN-FIRE DEATH (sent; developing)
— FIAT CHRYSLER-GOOGLE (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
CONGRESS RDP – Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a federal shutdown this weekend. SENT: 850 words. UPCOMING: Morning updates likely, 850 words by 3 p.m., photos.
SAME OLD WASHINGTON – Brinkmanship as a deadline looms and internecine disputes sound like last year’s Washington of divided government. UPCOMING: 790 words by 4 p.m., photo.
IVANKA TRUMP – Ivanka Trump is in Berlin on her first international outing as a White House adviser, where she will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss ways to encourage women’s economic empowerment. SENT: 580 words. UPCOMING: Developing.Siemens technology college visit at 9:30 a.m.; Berlin’s Holocaust memorial at 10:40 a.m.
TRUMP – Trump will commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day with a speech at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing. Remarks scheduled for 11:20 a.m.
TRUMP-EXECUTIVE ORDERS – Trump is marking the end of his first 100 days in office with a flurry of executive orders. He’ll have signed 32 executive orders by Friday, the most of any president in their first 100 days since World War II. SENT: 1060 words, photos.
IMMIGRATION-BORDERS — A courthouse on the border in Texas is serving as a model for the kind of tough immigration enforcement advocated by Trump. SENT: 900 words, photo.
TRUMP 100-VOICES FROM OVERSEAS – Voices from around the globe consider the Trump presidency as it reaches 100 days and whether it has changed their views of America and its role in the world. SENT: 1,930 words, photos, video.
ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS – Arkansas officials are to release more details about the country’s first double execution in 16 years and address attorneys’ claims that the first of two inmates put to death Monday night gasped for air for several minutes after the first of three drugs, which previously has been used in several problematic lethal injections, was administered. UPCOMING: 700 words, photo. With: ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS-MIDAZOLAM — A look at the drug. ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS-TIMELINE.
With ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS-THE DRUGS – Arkansas execution drugs intended for surgery, heart issues; ARKANSAS EXECUTIONS-TIMELINE – Timeline of Arkansas execution from AP reporter; DOUBLE-EXECUTIONS-GLANCE.
GOVERNOR RACES-TRUMP EFFECT – Attacking Trump has become an essential element in Democratic campaigns in the country’s only two contests for governor this year. The New Jersey and Virginia contests are the first high-profile display of how Democrats are campaigning in the Trump era. UPCOMING: 950 words by noon, photos.
OVERCOMING OPIOIDS-SOBER AT 17 – When Logan Snyder got hooked on pills after a prescription to treat pain from a kidney stone, she joined the millions already swept up in the nation’s grim wave of addiction to opioid painkillers. She was just 14. She’s now trying to start fresh at one of the nation’s three dozen recovery high schools, which research suggests may help kids avoid relapse. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video, graphics. The latest in a series.
CLEVELAND POLICE SHOOT BOY – The partner of a Cleveland officer who fatally shot 12-year-old Tamir (tuh-MEER’) Rice recalls pleading for a faster response from medics as the wounded boy’s condition worsened. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
TEEN-FIRE DEATH – A teenager’s dying words are haunting a survivor’s sentencing in a massive New York fire. SENT: 570 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. sentencing.
STORMS-NORTH CAROLINA – Storms have dumped up to 8 inches of rain on North Carolina’s capital, prompting firefighters to rescue people from their vehicles and delaying school bus schedules. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
COCAINE COWBOYS – ARREST – The last of the “cocaine cowboys” who investigators say smuggled vast amounts of the drug into the U.S. is due back in a Miami courtroom 26 years after fleeing an indictment. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
UKRAINE – In a move that further cements Russia’s control over parts of eastern Ukraine, Russian officials announced Tuesday that they will begin supplying electricity to separatist-controlled areas in eastern Ukraine after the Ukrainian government cut the power off because of millions in unpaid bills. SENT: 520 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-ELECTION – The opposition Labour Party pledges a new Brexit strategy if it wins Britain’s general election. SENT: 580 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
SYRIA – Turkish warplanes carry out airstrikes against suspected Kurdish rebel positions in northern Iraq and in northeastern Syria, the military says, in a bid to prevent militants from smuggling fighters and weapons into Turkey. SENT: 690 words, photo. With TURKEY-REFERENDUM – Turkish high court rejects opposition bid appeal referendum; IRAQ – Iraqi troops capture largest neighborhood in western Mosul.
YEMEN – The U.N. secretary-general is appealing to dozens of countries to boost aid funds for war-torn Yemen, which is considered one of the world’s greatest humanitarian crises and faces “the world’s largest hunger crisis.” SENT: 710 words, photos.
KENYA-FATAL COLLISION – Kenyan police say 27 people have been killed in a collision between a passenger bus and a trailer truck. The accident took place along the major road linking two of the country’s biggest cities, the capital Nairobi and the port of Mombasa. SENT: 115 words, photos.
SWEDEN-FACEBOOK RAPE – A Swedish court on Tuesday sentenced three men aged 18-24 for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group. SENT: 200 words.
BRAIN PARASITE-HAWAII-Q&A — A California couple on their honeymoon and others have recently contracted a parasite that infects human brains, and tourism officials are working on educating visitors. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.
PREEMIES-ARTIFICIAL WOMB (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m.) – — Researchers are looking at ways to improve care for extremely premature babies, including simulating the womb environment. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m., 850 words.
GOOGLE-FIGHTING FALSE INFORMATION — Google is taking new steps to prevent bogus information and offensive suggestions from souring its search results. Changes to its search algorithm aim to reduce the odds that its influential search engine will highlight untrue stories about people and events, a phenomenon commonly referred to as “fake news.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
FIAT CHRYSLER-GOOGLE – Fiat Chrysler and Google for the first time will offer rides to the public in the self-driving vehicles they are building under an expanding partnership. SENT: 440 words.
WELLS FARGO-ANGRY SHAREHOLDERS – Wells Fargo’s top management and board of directors will face irritated investors for the first big shareholder meeting since the scandal over the bank’s sales practices led to an executive shake up, fines and a dented reputation. SENT: 580 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. meeting.
CONGRESS-DRIVE TO DEREGULATE — Emboldened by a business-friendly president, Republicans are moving to unwind the stricter regulations that took effect after the 2008 financial crisis. A House committee takes up legislation Wednesday that would defang the tighter rules. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m.
NASCAR-EARNHARDT RETIRING – Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR’s most popular driver, announced Tuesday that he will retire at the end of the season. SENT: 320 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
AP EXPLAINS-WRITERS GUILD STRIKE – A look at the looming Writers Guild Strike and its potential impact on film, television and Hollywood. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m., photos.
SMARTPHONE MUSIC VIDEOS — More musicians are using new technology, including 360-degree cameras, virtual reality musical experiences and vertical videos, to reach the smartphone generation of music fans who are discovering new music on their phones and tablets. SENT: 450 words, photos.
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