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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

July 24, 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 unless noted.




GREECE-FOREST FIRE (sent, developing)



GEORGIA RUNOFF-GOVERNOR (sent, developing)

CANADA TORONTO SHOOTING (sent, developing)





MELANIA TRUMP — Melania Trump heads to Tennessee to promote her “Be Best” campaign to help children. SENT: 610 words, photo.

BRITAIN-ACID ATTACK —Fifth man arrested in UK suspected acid attack on 3-year-old. SENT: 120 words.

BRITAIN-TITANIC-ARTIFACTS — Titanic director Cameron backs bid for 5,500 items from ship. SENT: 140 words.

GOLDFISH CRACKERS-RECALL — Goldfish Crackers recalled, salmonella fears. SENT: 120 words.

BRITAIN-MAN BOOKER PRIZE — Michael Ondaatje named in Man Booker Prize long list. SENT: 130 words.




GREECE-FOREST FIRE —Wildfires have raged through seaside resorts near the Greek capital of Athens, torching homes, cars and forests and killing at least 50 people. Greek authorities said Tuesday that 26 of the dead were groups of families or friends who were found huddled together, some of them hugging. By Derek Gatopoulos and Elena Becatoros. SENT: 940 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — Greece Fires (CR) — Raw: Wildfires in Greece kill dozens. With GREECE-FOREST-FIRES-SURVIVOR — Greek forest fire survivor tells of dramatic flight, rescue. By Derek Gatopoulos. SENT: 380 words, photos; GREECE-FOREST FIRE-THE LATEST.

CANADA TORONTO SHOOTING — Investigators are digging into the life of a 29-year-old man trying to explain what prompted him to fire a handgun into restaurants and cafes in a lively Toronto neighborhood, killing a 10-year-old girl and an 18-year-old woman and wounding 13 others. By Rob Gillies and Tamara Lush. SENT: 820 words, photos, videos. With CANADA-TORONTO SHOOTING-HUSSAIN — Toronto shooter’s neighbors knew nothing of mental illness. By Rob Gillies and Tamara Lush. SENT: 560 words, photos.

NKOREA-DISMANTLING ROCKET FACILITY — North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its main satellite launch site in a step toward fulfilling a commitment made by leader Kim Jong Un at his summit with President Donald Trump in June. By Kim Tong-Hyung. SENT: 870 words, photos.

PAKISTAN-ELECTIONS — As Pakistan prepares to make history by electing a third straight civilian government, rights activists, analysts and candidates say the campaign has been among its dirtiest ever, imperiling the country’s wobbly transition to democratic rule. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 840 words, photos. With PAKISTAN-ELECTIONS-GLANCE.

LAOS-DAM COLLAPSE — A hydroelectric dam collapses in southeastern Laos, leaving an unknown number of people dead and hundreds missing, state media say. By Elaine Kurtenbach and Youkyung Lee. SENT: 670 words, photos.

THAILAND-CAVE — The young soccer teammates and their coach who were rescued after being trapped in a cave in northern Thailand have had their heads shaved in a ceremony as they prepare to be ordained as Buddhist novices and monks.. By Tassanee Vejpongsa. SENT: 560 words, photos. With AUSTRALIA-THAILAND-CAVE — Nine Australians awarded bravery medals for Thai cave rescue. SENT: 680 words, photos.




TRUMP TRADE — Tariffs “are the greatest!” President Donald Trump declares ahead of a visit by European Union officials to talk trade. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Updates expected, 600 words by 4 p.m., photo.

ELECTION SECURITY — A House panel holds a hearing to examine U.S. election security ahead of the November midterm elections. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.

MELANIA TRUMP — Melania Trump is going on the road to promote her “Be Best” campaign, visiting a children’s hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville for a session about babies born addicted to drugs. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: Developing from afternoon event, 670 words by 5 p.m., photos.

GEORGIA RUNOFF-GOVERNOR —Georgia Republicans decide a bruising gubernatorial runoff Tuesday that is testing the loyalty of conservative voters to President Donald Trump and their frequent rejection of the establishment in favor of outside, bare-knuckled politics. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: Polls close at 7 p.m. With TRUMP-ENDORSEMENTS — Trump’s endorsements signal more involvement in GOP politics.

TRUMP-SECURITY CLEARANCE — Trump is considering revoking the security clearances of six former top national security officials who have been critical of his administration, a move that opponents and experts say would be an unprecedented politicization of the clearance process. SENT: 970 words, photos.

TRUMP — President Donald Trump addresses the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Kansas City. UPCOMING: Developing from 12:30 p.m. event, 300 words by 4 p.m., photos.




IMMIGRATION-NORTHERN BORDER — While the Trump administration fortifies the southern border, there’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous northern border with Canada. While the number of arrests is tiny compared with the southern border, the human smuggling is just as sophisticated. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,130 words, photos, video. For AP’s comprehensive immigration coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/Immigration

HAWAII VOLCANO BOAT INJURIES — A passenger on a tour boat that was struck by lava off Hawaii’s Big Island last week shielded his girlfriend and waited for death as searing debris came ripping through the catamaran’s roof. SENT: 820 words, photos, videos.

FIRE LOOKOUTS — Fire-lookout towers on remote peaks across the U.S. West may seem like quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled air tankers. SENT: 900 words, photos, video.

SOUTHWEST HEAT — California’s power grid operators call for cutbacks in electricity usage as parts of the U.S. Southwest brace for another day of scorching heat. SENT: 490 words, photos.

SAN FRANCISCO PLASTIC STRAW BAN — In a bid to further cut down on waste, eco-conscious San Francisco is expected to join Seattle in outlawing plastic straws used to suck down Mai Tais and slurp up bubble tea. SENT: 580 words, photo. UPCOMING: Board meeting at 5 p.m.




ITALY-FIAT CHRYSLER — Fiat Chrysler’s second-quarter earnings presentation was meant to celebrate long-time CEO Sergio Marchionne’s achievement of zero debt. That will be overshadowed by the accelerated debut of a new global boss, Mike Manley, after the sudden deterioration of Marchionne’s health. By Colleen Barry. SENT: 610 words, photo.




AIDS DRUGS-PREVENTION — New research shows even greater promise for using AIDS treatment drugs as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. By Chief Medical Writer Marilynn Marchione. SENT: 680 words, photo.




CYC-TOUR DE FRANCE-SPRAY — Chris Froome was among riders whose eyes needed treatment for tear gas when police intervened to disperse farmers protesting against funding cuts by disrupting the Tour de France. By Samuel Petrequin. SENT: 290 words, photos.

LOCHTE SUSPENDED-FUTURE — Ryan Lochte won’t be swimming in any major meets until at least July 2019, which means his future is a bit uncertain. By Sports Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 610 words, photos.




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