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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:30

July 6, 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.




US-CHINA TARIFFS-IMPACT (sent, developing)


THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH (sent, developing)






GERMANY-ANNE FRANK-US IMMIGRATION — Anne Frank’s family tried to escape to US, hit roadblocks. SENT: 650 words, photo.

CHRIS BROWN ARRESTED — Singer Chris Brown arrested for felony battery in Florida. SENT: 130 words, photo.

BRITAIN-ELVIS COSTELLO — Elvis Costello cancels tour dates after cancer surgery. SENT: 120 words, photo. MANHATTAN-GLAMPING —Guests staying at the Collective Retreats campsite on Governor’s Island will have views of the Statute of Liberty and stay in furnished, luxury tents that cost as much as a Manhattan hotel room.. SENT: 490 words, photos.

SPAIN-RUNNING OF THE BULLS FESTIVAL — ‘Chupinazo’ firework launches Pamplona bull racing festival. SENT: 400 words, photos.




IMMIGRATION-SERVICE DISCHARGES — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged, the Associated Press has learned. SENT: 1640 words, photo.

TRUMP-SUPREME COURT — With the interviews done and his mental list down to four or three or two, President Donald Trump weighs his choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court from the seclusion of his golf club in New Jersey amid intense lobbying over who should be the next justice. SENT: 1200 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos.

PRUITT — Bowing out after months of scandals, Scott Pruitt turns the Environmental Protection Agency over to a far less flashy deputy expected to continue Pruitt’s rule-cutting, business-friendly ways as steward of the country’s environmental future. SENT: 1300 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates possible, 890 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-EPA-WHEELER — The new leader of the Environmental Protection Agency is a former coal industry lobbyist who helped lead an industry fight against regulations that protect Americans’ health and address climate change. SENT: 710 words, photo.

SUPREME COURT-MAKING THE CASE — Age? Experience? Appeal to political base? A look at the competitive advantages and disadvantages of President Donald Trump’s top candidates for the Supreme Court. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

IMMIGRATION-ICE — Vice President Mike Pence and Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen pay a visit to ICE — the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency at the center of the political debate over the Trump administration’s immigration policies. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 p.m., photos. WITH IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-WHERE IT’S AT — The deadline is rapidly approaching for the Trump administration to reunite families separated at the border after a court mandate. By Collen Long. SENT: 1050 words, photo.




US-CHINA TARIFFS-IMPACT — The world’s two biggest economies fired the opening shots Friday in a trade war that could have wide-ranging consequences for consumers, workers, companies, investors and political leaders. SENT: 990 words, photos. WITH US-CHINA-TARIFFS — The United States hiked tariffs on Chinese imports Friday and Beijing announced it was retaliating against American goods in a technology dispute between the world’s two biggest economies that President Donald Trump says he is prepared to escalate. SENT: 580 words, photo. US-CHINA TARIFFS-THE CASUALTIES — The world’s two biggest economies have fired the opening shots in a trade war that could have wide-ranging consequences for consumers, workers, companies, investors and political leaders.; US-CHINA TARIFFS-Q&A; US-TRADE WAR WORRIES — China says it’s girded for a trade war with the U.S. and can give as good as it gets, but behind the official bravado lies a deep unease over trade friction with Washington; FINANCIAL MARKETS — Global stocks rebound as US tariffs on China take effect (all sent.)

POMPEO-NORTH KOREA — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began his first trip to Pyongyang since President Donald Trump’s summit with leader Kim Jong Un last month with a vow to nail down the specifics of Kim’s commitments on denuclearization. SENT: 700 words, photo. (ASIA filed).

THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH — Thai authorities overseeing the rescue operation for 12 boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave in the country’s north said they have a “limited amount of time” to get them out. The massive operation inside and around the cave in Chiang Rai province suffered its first fatality Friday when a former Thai navy SEAL passed out underwater on an overnight mission and was unable to be revived. By Tassanee Vejpongsa. SENT: 670 words, phot. With THAILAND-CAVE-SEARCH-THE LATEST

THAILAND-BOAT ACCIDENTS —Divers scoured the wreckage Friday of a boat with Chinese tourists that sank in a storm off Thailand’s southern resort island of Phuket, as the death toll rose to 21 with about 35 others missing, officials said. SENT: 420 words, photos.

PAKISTAN-POLITICS — A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in a corruption case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sentencing him to 10 years in prison over purchases of luxury apartments in London. SENT: 420 words, photo.

JAPAN-DOOMSDAY CULT-EXECUTION — Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and six of his followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, Japan’s Justice Ministry said. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 590 words, photos. With JAPAN-DOOMSDAY CULT-ASAHARA — Cult leader executed for Japan sarin attacks still a mystery; JAPAN-DOOMSDAY CULT-REACTION; JAPAN-DOOMSDAY CULT- THE EXECUTED (all sent).

IRAQ-YAZIDI-GIRL — Farida Khalaf has returned to her home village in northern Iraq, four years after being captured and sold into slavery by the Islamic State group. In a 2016 book titled “The Girl Who Beat ISIS: My Story,” she described rape, torture and beatings at the hands of the extremists, and her escape after four months of captivity. On Tuesday, when she entered the schoolhouse where she had been separated from her family, she fell to her knees and sobbed uncontrollably. SENT: 680 words, photo.

PALESTINIANS FADED PARLIAMENT PHOTO ESSAY— AP photographer Dusan Vranic visited the ruined structure in the village of Abu Dis, just outside Jerusalem. This is a photo essay with his images of the building that never became the Palestinian parliament. SENT: 530 words, photos.




PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL-DANGEROUS CONDITIONS —Hundreds of patients at Washington state’s largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards as overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they are navigating a system that punishes employees who speak out, despite critical staffing shortages. By Martha Bellisle. SENT: 1,500 words. With an abridged version.

OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR —Five former Ohio State University students tell The Associated Press about repeated sexual abuse they suffered at the hands of a team doctor. SENT: 1250 words, video.

MANHATTAN-GLAMPING —Guests staying at the Collective Retreats campsite on Governor’s Island will have views of the Statute of Liberty and stay in furnished, luxury tents that cost as much as a Manhattan hotel room.. SENT: 490 words, photos.




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