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)
— BILL CLINTON-FIRST DUDE (upcoming)
— RUSSIA-PUTIN-TRUMP (upcoming)
— POLAND-POPE (sent; developing)
— TURKEY-MILITARY COUP (sent; developing)
— SYRIA (sent; developing)
— RIO-SECURITY DOUBTS (upcoming)
— BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH (sent; developing)
— AMAZON-DISTRIBUTION (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT:
— DEM 2016-CONVENTION-BRADLEY COOPER (sent)
— MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM (upcoming)
— NEW WHALE SPECIES (upcoming)
— NERDWALLET-CHOOSING A GOOD LEASE CAR (upcoming)
— DEM 2016-CONVENTION-WASHINGTON POST (sent)
— PRINCE-ESTATE (sent; developing)
— TRAVEL-REVIEW-CUBA-US HOTEL (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
DEM 2016-CONVENTION – Hours of testimonials, urgent pleas and persuasion have led to this. Now, it’s time to hear from Hillary Clinton. The former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state on Thursday will step out of the shadows of presidents past and present for her moment to convince Americans that she is the best choice to helm a nation looking for a new era of leadership. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-FACT CHECK – A look at the facts of Hillary Clinton’s convention speech. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 4 p.m.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-GOP PITCH – Hillary Clinton is making an explicit pitch to Republicans at her convention. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-TENSIONS – The lingering “Bernie or Bust” movement exposes some racial tensions the Democratic convention, as some black and other minority Hillary Clinton delegates say they are upset that largely young, white Sanders backers seem indifferent to a potential Donald Trump presidency. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m.
BILL CLINTON-FIRST DUDE – This time, it’s Bill Clinton’s turn to be the adoring spouse that the cameras catch in their cutaway shots. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.
CAMPAIGN 2016-EMAILS-RUSSIA – Trump was only being sarcastic, his campaign insists, when he encouraged Russia to meddle in the presidential election by finding and revealing HRC’s deleted emails. SENT: 980 words, photos.
DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA – Running mainbar that captures all news and happenings around the convention, including any potential protests. Narrative. SENT: 820 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
GOP 2016-TRUMP – Donald Trump holds evening campaign rallies. UPCOMING: Developing.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-WASHINGTON POST – The Washington Post says one of its reporters was barred from entering a campaign rally for Republican vice presidential nominee Mike Pence near Milwaukee. SENT: 140 words, photo.
DEM 2016-CONVENTION-BRADLEY COOPER – Bradley Cooper’s appearance at the Democratic National Convention irks some conservative fans of the actor’s portrayal of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle in 2014’s ‘American Sniper.’ SENT: 140 words, photo.
BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH – Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted unrest in the streets and toppled the careers of Baltimore’s police commissioner and a Democratic mayor, no one will go to jail. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.
BLACK LIVES MATTER BANNER – Police officers from across Massachusetts say they plan to gather peaceably outside Somerville’s City Hall to protest the mayor’s refusal to remove a “Black Lives Matter” banner. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 7 p.m., photos.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES – Crews working around the clock take advantage of cooler overnight weather as they braced for a spike in daytime temperatures near California’s Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the blaze. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
PRINCE-ESTATE – Media organizations are asking a Minnesota judge to guarantee public access to all proceedings surrounding Prince’s estate. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. hearing.
RUSSIA-PUTIN-TRUMP – Would Russian Vladimir Putin like to see Donald Trump in the White House? He won’t say. But Trump has a record of siding with Putin in ways that hardly any mainstream U.S. politician ever has. And there’s no love lost between the Russian president and Hillary Clinton. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos.
POLAND-POPE – Pope Francis, visiting a shrine cherished by Poles, praises native son St. John Paul II as a “meek and powerful” herald of mercy, and honors the countless “ordinary yet remarkable people” in Poland who held firm to their Catholic faith throughout adversity under Communism. SENT: 850 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
POLAND-POPE-FALL – Pope Francis misses a step and falls to the ground as he enters an open-air altar to celebrate Mass at Poland’s holiest shrine. SENT: 200 words, photos, video.
POLAND-POPE HOLOCAUST – Poland, a deeply Catholic nation, has a complex relationship with the Jews who flourished for centuries in the Eastern European land before perishing in the Holocaust. It is a deeply emotional story of both betrayal and salvation that Pope Francis will encounter during a somber visit Friday to the former Nazi German death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, where some 1.1 million people were murdered, most of them Jews. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.
TURKEY-MILITARY COUP – Turkey is expected to shake up its armed forces and dismiss more military officers as the Supreme Military Council meets, deepening its purge of individuals who the government claims supported a failed coup this month. By Suzan Fraser. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
TURKEY-EU-MEDIA – The European Union calls the crackdown on media in Turkey “worrying” and warns Ankara to respect fundamental freedoms. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
TURKEY COUP-TRAITOR’S CEMETERY – Tucked in the back corner of a construction site for a new dog shelter in eastern Istanbul lies a freshly dug, unmarked grave — the first in the new “Traitors’ Cemetery,” created specifically to hold the bodies of coup plotters who died in the July 15 abortive putsch. SENT: 650 words, photos.
SYRIA – Russia and the Syrian government say they will open humanitarian corridors in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo on Thursday and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms, even as Syrian forces took another district from rebels in the city. SENT: 850 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
FRANCE-CHURCH ATTACK – French officials identify the second man who attacked a Normandy church during morning Mass. A security official says he was the unidentified man in a photo sent to French police four days earlier with a warning that he could be planning an attack. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
GERMANY-ATTACKS – Chancellor Angela Merkel pledges to do “everything humanly possible” to ensure security in Germany following a string of attacks, including two carried out by asylum-seekers who she says mocked the country that took them in. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
NKOREA-TENSIONS – North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs tells The Associated Press that Washington “crossed the red line” and effectively declared war by putting leader Kim Jong Un on its list of sanctioned individuals, and says a vicious showdown could erupt if the U.S. and South Korea hold annual war games as planned next month. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video.
PERU-NEW PRESIDENT – Pedro Pablo Kuczynski assumes Peru’s presidency with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree — a possible liability as a hostile congress and resurgent left look to capitalize on deep social divisions. SENT: 760 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from inauguration ceremony set to begin 11:30 a.m.
AMAZON-DISTRIBUTION – The crux of Amazon’s $99 annual Prime loyalty program is its free two-day shipping option. It continues to invest heavily in improving its distribution: building more distribution centers and looking to the future by partnering with the U.K. to speed up drone testing and readying its own fleet of cargo jets. UPCOMING: 100 words by 4:30 p.m., 500 words by 6 p.m., photos.
NERDWALLET-CHOOSING A GOOD LEASE CAR – As the end of summer nears and dealers discount their 2016 cars to make room for next year’s models, shoppers who want to lease could find some hidden bargains. The key is to understand — and maximize — two little-understood aspects of leasing. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 11 a.m., photo.
CHINA-RIDE HAILING – China’s Cabinet issues its first rules for ride-hailing and tells local officials to promote the booming industry, confirming the legal status of Uber Technologies Inc. and local competitors following run-ins with regulators. SENT: 480 words, photos.
EUROPE-ECONOMY – For years, Britain bragged about its economy, contrasting it with its struggling eurozone neighbors. Now, the roles could be reversing as Europe proves resilient to the Brexit uncertainty that is already afflicting Britain’s economy. SENT: 680 words, photos.
NEW WHALE SPECIES – Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious species of beaked whale roams the northern Pacific Ocean, according to research published this week in a national journal. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m., photo.
RIO-SECURITY DOUBTS – For months, authorities in Rio de Janeiro have had a ready answer to the increasing concerns about safety during the Olympics: there will be 85,000 police and soldiers on the streets, an overwhelming show of force. But security experts say Rio is more dangerous than it has been in recent memory. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM – A pop-up museum dedicated to all things ice cream is treating visitors to a pool of rainbow sprinkles, edible balloons and scoops of heavenly ice cream. UPCOMING: 400 words by 4 p.m., photos, video
TRAVEL-REVIEW-CUBA-US HOTEL – Review: A Havana hotel was rebranded with great fanfare a month ago by an American company as the first U.S.-run hotel in Cuba in more than 50 years. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.
FILM-NERVE – “Nerve,” a new thriller starring Dave Franco and Emma Roberts, is like Pokemon Go on steroids. The directors and writer talk about their timely movie. UPCOMING: 650 words by 2 p.m., photos.
THEATER-WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT – Actors Josh Radnor, F. Murray Abraham, Ramin Karimloo and Michael Urie talk about how they prepare for a unique off-Broadway play where they don’t get the script until they get onstage. UPCOMING: 700 words by 11 a.m., photos.
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