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:
— DEM 2016-CONVENTION (sent, developing)
— DEM 2016-CONVENTION-BILL CLINTON (sent; developing)
— DEM 2016-CONVENTION-MICHELLE OBAMA (upcoming)
— FRANCE-HOSTAGE-TAKING (sent; developing)
— JAPAN-KNIFE ATTACK (sent; developing)
— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES (sent, developing)
— APPLE-COUNTING ON APPS (upcoming)
— TWITTER-NATURAL PEAK (upcoming)
— RUSSIAN DOPING (sent; developing)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-HOT AIR (sent, developing)
— BOY’S GARBAGE WISH (sent; developing)
— FACEBOOK LIVE BEATING (sent)
— KENYA-OBAMA BROTHER-TRUMP (sent)
— MALAWI-RITUAL SEX
— BRITAIN-PRINCE GEORGE (sent)
— ISRAEL-MUMMY ILLNESSES (sent)
— DR DRE-GUN CHARGE (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
DEM 2016-CONVENTION – Hillary Clinton ascends to the Democratic presidential nomination with Tuesday’s roll call of the states, making her the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race. SENT: 890 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., with updates throughout the day and evening, photos, video.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-BILL CLINTON – Bill Clinton’s 10th consecutive convention address may require one of the toughest balancing acts of his career: Separating his wife’s legacy from his own. SENT: 740 words. UPCOMING: 740 words by 6 p.m., with updates from speech.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-MICHELLE OBAMA – The first lady’s impassioned call to action wows the convention crowd, reverberates on social media. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-VIRAL FUNDRAISING – The Democratic convention is fertile fundraising ground for Tim Canova, a Bernie Sanders-backed candidate for Congress who is challenging dethroned party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz. SENT: 770 words, photo.
AP EXPLAINS-POST CONVENTION POLLS – Did Donald Trump get a post-convention bounce in the polls? What these polls indicate — and what they don’t. SENT: 660 words, photo.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-ARMCHAIR – TV, media coverage. UPCOMING: 750 words by 11 p.m.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-CELEBRITIES – Bold-faced names at the convention. UPCOMING: 750 words by 11 p.m.
DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA – Running mainbar that captures all news and happenings around the convention, including any potential protests. SENT: 440 words. UPCOMING: 800 words, updated throughout the day.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP – Donald Trump speaks to the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and holds a Hispanic roundtable in Miami. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. speech in NC.
CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-HOT AIR – Donald Trump is complaining about hot air at a Virginia hotel, and the hotel is pushing back. SENT: 240 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
UNITED STATES-RUSSIA-SYRIA – Secretary of State John Kerry says progress is being made with Russia on a potential military partnership to strengthen a faltering truce in Syria. SENT: 590 words.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES – Most of the roughly 20,000 evacuees forced out by a wildfire are cleared to go home, but firefighters still have huge work ahead in taming a massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles. SENT: 760 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
FLORIDA NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING – Stephanie White clutches a stack of photos as images of her slain son air on television news accounts of a deadly nightclub shooting in Florida. SENT: 880 words, photos.
SHARK FINNING – American fishermen are digging in for a fight over a proposal to shut down the vestiges of the U.S. harvest of shark fins, prized for soup and traditional medicine in Asia, and send a message to the rest of the world. SENT: 660 words, photos.
BOY’S GARBAGE WISH – Ethan Dean is living his dream. Thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the six-year-old, who has cystic fibrosis, will be a garbage man, picking up trash and recyclables through midtown and downtown Sacramento. SENT: 410 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.
FACEBOOK LIVE BEATING – Police in Georgia turn over the case of a mother who took over her daughter’s Facebook page and streamed a live video of herself beating the teen to child welfare authorities. SENT: 130 words.
FRANCE-HOSTAGE-TAKING – Two attackers take hostages inside a French church during morning Mass near the city of Rouen, killing an 86-year-old priest by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, French officials say. The Islamic State group claims responsibility for the attack. SENT: 790 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
JAPAN-KNIFE ATTACK – A young Japanese goes on a stabbing rampage at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials say, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to Parliament outlining the bloody plan and saying all disabled people should be put to death. SENT: 890 words, photos, video.
GERMANY ATTACKS – Top security officials in Germany call for tougher security screening of asylum-seekers and also announce that more police officers will be hired following four attacks in the country — two of them claimed by the extremist Islamic State group. SENT: 610 words, photo.
SOMALIA-BLAST – Two suicide bombers detonate explosives-laden cars outside the offices of the U.N.’s mine clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven guards, Somali police officials say. SENT: 320 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
TURKEY-MILITARY COUP – Turkey’s opposition leader warns against a government witch hunt following Turkey’s failed coup, saying it would cast a shadow on the democracy that those who opposed the insurrection tried to protect. SENT: 790 words, photos.
AFGHANISTAN – Following a massive attack in Kabul, the Afghan military launches a major offensive against the Islamic State group in the country’s far eastern region near the border with Pakistan, Afghan and U.S. officials say. SENT: 760 words, photos.
EMIRATES-RENEWABLE ENERGY — The United Arab Emirates might not seem like an obvious spot to begin and end a globe-spanning flight promoting renewable energy. But the landing here of the solar-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 underscores the significant number of clean energy initiatives out of this major OPEC oil producer. SENT: 890 words, photos.
SOUTH SUDAN-REPLACING MACHAR – South Sudan’s president installs a new first vice president to replace opposition leader Riek Machar, who fled into hiding this month amid clashes with government forces. The move threatens an already fragile peace deal. SENT: 300 words, photos.
JORDAN-SYRIANS AT WORK – Jordan has come nearly half way in keeping its promise to donor countries to put 50,000 Syrian refugees to work legally in 2016, in return for low-interest loans and easier access to European markets. SENT: 860 words, photos, video.
BRITAIN-PRINCE GEORGE – The British Council, which promotes British culture and values worldwide, says it has started disciplinary procedures against an employee who went on a social media rant against Prince George. SENT: 120 words.
ISRAEL-MUMMY ILLNESSES – Israel’s national museum is set to display a 2,200-year-old Egyptian mummy of a man who was afflicted with some modern-day illnesses such as osteoporosis and tooth decay, the museum says. SENT: 400 words.
KENYA-OBAMA BROTHER-TRUMP – Obama’s half-brother says he will vote for Donald Trump, calls him energetic, straightforward. SENT: 130 words.
MALAWI-RITUAL SEX – Malawi police arrest a man who said he was hired by families to have sex with more than 100 young women, including children, in what was described as ritual cleansing. SENT: 250 words.
APPLE-COUNTING ON APPS – With iPhone sales expected to fall for the second quarter in a row, you can expect to hear a lot more from Apple about the virtues of mobile apps and online services in coming months. The company has little choice; apps and services are about the only parts of its business that are currently growing. Will incorporate Apple Earns. UPCOMING: 300 words by 4:30 p.m.; 750 words by 6 p.m., photo.
TWITTER-NATURAL PEAK – The Twitter number everyone cares about — its userbase — has been stagnant for almost a year. And some people are starting to wonder if the service has already peaked. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 p.m., 500 words by 6 p.m., photo.
VOLKSWAGEN-EMISSIONS SCANDAL – A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen’s diesel emissions cheating scandal faces a critical test, as a federal judge will decide whether to grant it preliminary approval. SENT: 310 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from 11 a.m. hearing.
RUSSIAN DOPING – At least 85 athletes from the 387-strong Russian Olympic team announced last week have so far been barred from the Rio Games in connection with the country’s doping scandal. SENT: 750 words, photos.
CELEB-ANISTON’S ESSAY AFTERMATH – When one of Hollywood’s most objectified women talks about tabloid culture, people listen. But while stars are cheering Jennifer Aniston’s recent essay connecting media obsession with actresses’ looks with the continued objectification of all women, they’re resigned that reality is slow to catch up with the conversation. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.
FILM-TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – Programming is announced for the Toronto International Film Festival. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2 p.m., photos.
FILM-MATT DAMON – An interview with “Jason Bourne” star Matt Damon on coming back to the character. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.
DR DRE-GUN CHARGE — Dr. Dre has been cited after a man said the rapper pointed a handgun at him. SENT: 125 words, photos.
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