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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

July 9, 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.




THAIAND CAVE RESCUE (sent, developing)

BREXIT (sent, developing)


TRUMP-SUPREME COURT (sent, developing)







STARBUCKS-STRAWS — Starbucks says it will stop offering plastic straws by 2020. SENT: 230 words, photo.

ROBIN WRIGHT-KEVIN SPACEY — Robin Wright says that the cast was surprised and saddened about the sexual misconduct allegations against former “House of Cards” co-star Kevin Spacey. SENT: 140 words, photos.

AFRICA-BEYONCE-MANDELA FESTIVAL — Beyonce, Jay-Z to headline South Africa festival honoring anti-apartheid leader Mandela. SENT: 140 words, photos.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN HOME-SOLD — A childhood home in New Jersey where Bruce Springsteen lived for seven years has been sold for $255,000. SENT: 100 words, photo.




TRUMP-SUPREME COURT — Maintaining suspense until the end, President Donald Trump announces his choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court in a prime-time address on Monday night. Thought to be choosing among four conservative federal judges, Trump has the potential to significantly shift the court’s direction with his nominee to replace swing-vote Justice Anthony Kennedy. SENT: 740 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments possible throughout the day, announcement scheduled for 9 p.m. EDT, 940 words by 10 p.m., photos. WITH TRUMP-SUPREME COURT-FINAL FOUR — Snapshots of top contenders for Supreme Court vacancy. SENT: 800 words, photos. SENATE-SUPREME COURT — What to expect in the Supreme Court confirmation battle: Every vote counting in a closely divided Senate, still simmering Democrats, lots of protests. SENT: 850 words, photo.

STORMY DANIELS — The porn actress who claims she had sex with President Donald Trump in 2006 and then got a $130,000 payment to keep quiet about it during the 2016 election performs in Washington, just miles from where the president is announcing his Supreme Court nominee. UPCOMING: Developing from evening appearance, 790 words by 10 p.m., photo.




THAILAND CAVE RESCUE — Four more of the boys trapped for over two weeks in a flooded cave in northern Thailand were brought out on Monday, an official said, bringing to eight the number extracted in a high-stakes rescue operation. By Kaweewit Kaewjinda. SENT: 730 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing. VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Thailand Cave Update — Thailand begins cave rescue phase two. With THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH-THE LATEST.

BREXIT —Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson resigns amid a widening split in the Cabinet over Brexit. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

POMPEO-AFGHANISTAN — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo used an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Monday to step up the Trump administration’s calls for peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban. SENT: 430 words, photos.

IRAQ-SENTENCED TO DEATH — Iraq’s courts are issuing death sentences at a dizzying rate against accused members of the Islamic State group, after swift trials with little evidence presented. Often the key to conviction is testimony by informants, raising the potential for innocents to be sent to the gallows on the word of someone with a personal grudge. By Hamza Hendawi, Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Maya Alleruzzo. SENT: 2,000 words, photos, video. Abridged version has also moved. VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Iraq Convicts (CR) — IS group convicts await death sentence. With IRAQ-SENTENCED TO DEATH-COURTROOM — A look in Iraq’s courtrooms where IS suspects are tried. SENT: 540 words, photos.

NKOREA-US-ANALYSIS — North Korea’s vitriolic criticism of the U.S. following a first round of nuclear negotiations went out of its way to spare one person: President Trump. North Korea may be betting that Trump, the real estate developer turned president, will be more willing than his negotiators to ease off his administration’s hard-line positions to make a deal. An AP News Analysis. By Ken Moritsugu. SENT: 760 words, photos.

MIGRANT CLAMPDOWN — As NATO allies convene, one issue not on their formal agenda but never far from their thoughts is immigration — even though illegal border crossings are decreasing on both sides of the Atlantic. The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border and Italy’s refusal to let shipwrecked migrants disembark in its ports illustrate the hardening positions on border control in Washington and European capitals. By Karl Ritter. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

JAPAN-HEAVY RAIN — Rescuers search for dozens still missing in southwestern Japan after heavy rains that left residents returning to their homes shocked and unsure where to start the recovery and cleanup. At least 100 people are dead or are presumed dead. By Haruka Nuga and Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 570 words, photos, video. VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Japan Rain (CR) — Raw: Rain storms kill 100. With JAPAN-HEAVY RAIN-THE LATEST.

MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS — A judge in Myanmar rules that the prosecution of two Reuters journalists charged with illegally possessing official information can go to a full trial. SENT: 500 words, photos.

EU-RUSSIA-LGBT LIFE-PHOTO GALLERY —While football fans attend a World Cup match at the city’s stadium 15 minutes away, Russian men put on makeup and high heels and prepare to perform in a place where they and their audience enjoy a freedom that they can’t in day-to-day Russian life. SENT: 510 words, photos.




SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HARVEY WEINSTEIN —Harvey Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was released on bail on Monday while fighting sex crime accusations that now include a third woman. SENT: 330 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

IMMIGRATION-AFTER THE RAID — Many miles from the U.S.-Mexico border, authorities are separating families in raids that target immigrants at home and at work, conducted in the name of public safety. Most of these raids go unnoticed outside of the communities affected, but they are integral to the Trump administration’s broader crackdown on immigration that is leading to more arrests, particularly of migrants with no criminal records. This is the story of one such operation, and the lingering effects it had not just on families but on the community they had come to call home. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 3,000 words, video, photos. Moved in advance. Abridged version also available. WITH IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES — The American Civil Liberties Union says it appears the Trump administration will miss Tuesday’s deadline to reunite young children with their parents in more than half of the cases. SENT: 420 words, photos. VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: US KY Immigration Raid (CR) — How immigration raid left behind a crisis.

WESTERN WILDFIRES — The battle against wildfires goes on across the West, but there is good news from one community scorched by flames. The last mandatory evacuation orders have been lifted in the Goleta area of Southern California where a small but destructive fire burned during the weekend. SENT: 100 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

TROPICAL WEATHER —Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands braced for heavy rains and strong winds Monday as remnants of the new season’s first hurricane provided an initial test of how far they’ve recovered from last year’s devastating storms. SENT: 660 words, photo.




US-CHINA TARIFFS — Chinese exporters scramble to cope with a plunge in U.S. sales while China’s state press shrugs off the impact of Washington’s tariff hikes in a spiraling technology dispute. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 670 words, photos.

JAPAN-NISSAN — Nissan says results of exhaust emissions and fuel economy tests for vehicles sold in Japan altered, in latest misconduct to surface at the Japanese automaker. SENT: 350 words, photos.




WIMBLEDON —The last of the women’s top-10 seeds has been knocked out at Wimbledon. Kiki Bertens followed up her win over Venus Williams by beating No. 7 Karolina Pliskova on Monday to reach the quarterfinals for the first time. By Tennis Writer Mattias Karen. SENT: 360 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.




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