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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

July 10, 2018

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.




THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH (sent, developing)

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ISRAEL-LUNAR MISSION — An Israeli company says it will soon attempt to become the first private entity to land a spacecraft on the moon. SENT: 450 words, photos.

TRUMP-KIM-ROCKET MAN — President Donald Trump says Secretary of State Mike Pompeo didn’t deliver Trump’s gift of an autographed Elton John CD to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on his trip this week. Pompeo didn’t get to meet with Kim. SENT: 130 words, photo.

ITALY-CLOONEY HURT — Actor George Clooney is taken to the hospital in Sardinia and released after being involved in an accident while riding his motorcycle, hospital officials say. SENT: 120 words, photo.

STORMY DANIELS — President Trump had his big reveal. Then Stormy Daniels had hers at a strip club only about a mile from the White House. SENT: 690 words, photo.

MARTIN LUTHER LETTER — A letter written nearly 500 years ago by Martin Luther in which he refers to Jews as “devils incarnate” during a tirade against a former ally is up for auction. SENT: 500 words.

AUSTRALIA-PEOPLE-GEOFFREY RUSH — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush pulls out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation. SENT: 390 words, photo.




TRUMP-SUPREME COURT — President Donald Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh, a solidly conservative, politically connected judge, for the Supreme Court, setting up a ferocious confirmation battle with Democrats as he seeks to shift the nation’s highest court ever further to the right. Now the attention is on Capitol Hill, as the campaign for confirmation begins. SENT: 1100 words. UPCOMING: Updates from late-morning meeting with Senate GOP leader, 990 words by 4 p.m., photos, video. WITH TRUMP’S CHOICE — President Donald Trump’s selection process for a new Supreme Court justice was filled with head fakes, deflections and manufactured drama. A look at how it came together. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos. TRUMP-SUPREME COURT-TV MOMENT — It didn’t take long for television networks covering President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court selection to switch from deciphering a mystery to setting up battle stations. SENT: 720 words, photo.

SUPREME COURT-MAKING THE CASE — To hear Republicans tell it, Brett Kavanaugh is a skilled and wel-respected judge who understands the Constitution. To Democrats, he’s nothing short of a threat to women’s reproductive rights and the government health care program. A look at the ammunition both sides will use. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1 p.m., photos.

TRUMP — President Donald Trump departed Tuesday on a four-nation European tour that has allies fretting over the risk of damage he could do to the decades-old NATO alliance. They’re also worried about his potential embrace of Russia’s Vladimir Putin during a summit in Helsinki. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: Trump en route, arrives 3:05 p.m. in Brussels, 800 words by 5 p.m., photos. WITH TRUMP-NATO’S FUTURE — President Donald Trump’s repeated tongue-lashings of NATO allies and his friendly overtures to Russian President Vladimir Putin are stirring questions at home and abroad about Trump’s commitment to an Atlantic alliance that has been a pillar of U.S. security policy for more than half a century. UPCOMING: 950 words by 3 p.m., photos. TRUMP-NATO RELATIONSHIPS — When Donald Trump walks into this week’s NATO summit, international politics are bound to become intensely personal — again. Since moving into the White House, the U.S. president has been as abrasive with some of America’s most trusted allies as he has been warm toward traditional adversaries like North Korea and Russia. By Raf Casert. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION — President Donald Trump says he has a solution to the federal government missing a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children with their families: “Tell people not to come to our country illegally.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates possible.




THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH —A daring rescue mission in the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand has saved the 12 boys and their soccer coach who were trapped deep within the labyrinth, ending an 18-day ordeal that claimed the life of an experienced volunteer diver and riveted people around the world. SENT: 930 words, photos, videos. With THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH-THE LATEST, THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH-TIMELINE.

CHINA-NOBEL PRIZE WIDOW — China allows the widow of Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo to be freed from house arrest and leave for Berlin, ending an eight-year ordeal that drove the poet into depression and drew intense criticism of Beijing’s human rights record. By Gerry Shih and Yanan Wang. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

POMPEO-EMIRATES — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday that America and its Gulf Arab allies want to show Iran that its actions have “a real high cost,” stepping up his warnings after Tehran threatened to disrupt Mideast oil supplies. SENT: 760 words, photos.

BRITAIN-POLITICS — British Prime Minister Theresa May meets with her Cabinet as she tries to restore government unity after the resignations of two top ministers over Brexit. SENT: 120 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH BRITAIN-BY BYE BORIS? — Diplomats and politicians around the world were bidding a not-always fond farewell to Boris Johnson after the foreign secretary’s bombshell resignation. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 550 words, photos.

JAPAN-HEAVY RAIN — Rescuers comb through mud-covered hillsides and along riverbanks searching for dozens of people missing after heavy rains unleashed flooding and mudslides in southwestern Japan, where the death toll exceeds 150. SENT: 490 words, photos. With JAPAN-HEAVY RAIN-THE LATEST.

SKOREA-MILITARY CRACKDOWN — South Korea’s president orders an investigation into a revelation that the military drew up a plan to mobilize troops if protests worsened over the fate of his impeached predecessor last year. SENT: 700 words, photos.

GREECE-GHOST PROPERTIES-PHOTO GALLERY — Greece tries to revive some of its more material ghosts: Dozens of long-abandoned state properties in the heart of Athens are up for development. SENT: 480 words, photos.




IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES — Dozens of immigrant children will be released from detention centers and reunited with their parents Tuesday. A government lawyer says at least 54 children under the age of 5 would join their parents by a court-ordered deadline, only about half the 100 or so children covered by the order. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 780 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from court filing due at 1 p.m.




APPLE-APP STORE ANNIVERSARY — A decade ago, Apple opened a store peddling iPhone apps, unlocking the creativity of software developers and letting users truly make their mobile devices their own. The resulting explosion of phone apps — there are now more than 2 million for the iPhone alone — has changed daily life for billions of people. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 500 words, photos.

CUBA-PRIVATE BUSINESS — The Cuban government will allow new restaurants, bed-and-breakfasts and transportation businesses by the end of the year, reopening the most vibrant sectors of the private economy after freezing growth for more than a year. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

US-CHINA TARIFFS — Business group says European companies exporting from China changing global flow of goods to avoid higher American tariffs. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 320 words, photos.




TRAVEL-PITTSBURGH-MISTER ROGERS — It’s a beautiful day in Mister Rogers’ neighborhood! But if you want to visit, you’ll have to head to Pennsylvania. By Beth J. Harpaz. SENT: 630 words, photos.




WCUP DIVERSITY — The four teams left in the World Cup are all European, yet their roots reach across borders and seas, tracing histories of colonization and migration. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos. With WCUP-FRANCE-BELGIUM — France, back in the World Cup semifinals for the first time since 2006, looks to reach finals for third time. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins 2 p.m.

WIMBLEDON — Serena Williams tries to get to her first semifinal since having a baby, taking on Camila Giorgi of Italy in the Wimbledon quarterfinals. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Play starts 8 a.m.




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