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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15,ADVISORY

June 5, 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.




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MISS AMERICA-CHANGES — Miss America eliminates swimsuits and won’t judge on looks. SENT: 600 words, photos.

KOCH STEPS DOWN — Billionaire conservative icon David Koch is stepping down from the Koch brothers’ network of business and political activities. The 78-year-old New York resident is suffering from deteriorating health. SENT: 530 words, photo.

PEOPLE-KATHY GRIFFIN — Kathy Griffin to be honored by West Hollywood for LGBTQ activism. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 p.m. ceremony.

APPRENTICE CONTESTANT-TRUMP — Lawyers for Trump, “Apprentice” entrant in court over suit. SENT: 270 words, photos. UPCOMING: Court scheduled for 10 a.m.

JAPAN-DISTANCE SWIM — Swimmer sets off in attempt to be first to cross Pacific. SENT: 160 words.

WORLD-ENVIRONMENT-DAY — U.N.: Plastic bans can work, but need planning and enforcement. SENT: 290 words, photos.

DELTA AIR LINES-DEAD DOG — Lawyer: Bloody blanket found with dead dog after Delta flight. SENT: 300 words, photo, video.

OBIT-DWIGHT CLARK — Former 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark dead at 61. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.


Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):





TRUMP-EAGLES — After disinviting the champion Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, President Donald Trump is staging a “Celebration of America” on Tuesday instead. It’s the latest dustup over the National Anthem. In a Tuesday tweet, Trump takes issue with the NFL’s new policy of allowing players to remain in the locker room during the playing of the National Anthem. SENT: 880 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. event, 880 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — President Donald Trump’s claim he has an “absolute right” to pardon himself is part of an extraordinarily expansive vision of executive authority. SENT: 1100 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller are accusing former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort of trying to tamper with witnesses in his ongoing criminal cases. SENT: 850 words, photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT-TAKEAWAYS — Special counsel Robert Mueller has turned up the heat on former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, threatening new criminal charges and asking a judge to remove him from house arrest and throw him in jail. Manafort’s charges aren’t related to Mueller’s probe into Russia meddling_or are they? Some takeaways from the case. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.

PRIMARY RDP — California tops a list of eight states holding primary contests on Tuesday. Nominees will face off this November for the inaugural midterm elections of Donald Trump’s presidency. SENT: 940 words. UPCOMNG: Polls close at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Alabama, 8 p.m. in Mississippi, 8 p.m. in New Jersey, 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. in South Dakota, 9 p.m. in New Mexico, 10 p.m. in Iowa, 10 p.m. in Montana, 11 p.m. in California. With PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW — Things to Know: 8 states cast midterm primary votes Tuesday. SENT: 900 words, photo.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-FACT CHECK — President Donald Trump is falsely claiming “bad legislation passed by the Democrats” has forced his administration to separate children from their parents at the border, even though no such law exists. SENT: 370 words, photos.

SOCIAL SECURITY-MEDICARE — Government releases its annual checkup on Social Security and Medicare. Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and Andrew Taylor. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:15 p.m. release, 300 words by 5 p.m.




SEXUAL-MISCONDUCT-HARVEY-WEINSTEIN — Harvey Weinstein has pleaded not guilty to rape and criminal sex act charges in New York City. SENT: 300 words, photos.

ONLY ON AP TRIBAL ARTIFACTS — A Native American tribe in Oregon is welcoming back more than a dozen artifacts taken from its people over a century ago by an Episcopalian minister who collected hundreds of tribal objects from the Pacific Northwest. The British Museum in London has had the objects in storage for decades and is loaning them for a year to the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde as part of a larger effort by the tribe to reclaim its story. By Gillian Flaccus. SENT: 960 words, photos, video.

SCOTTSDALE KILLINGS — A hunch from a retired detective helps lead authorities to a man suspected of shooting six people to death over four days in the Phoenix area. Some of the victims had varying connections to the suspect’s divorce nearly eight years ago, including a well-known forensic psychiatrist who testified that Dwight Lamon Jones had mood disorders and symptoms of a paranoid personality. By Melissa Daniels and Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 880 words, photos, video.




ONLY ON AP SYRIA-LIFE OF EXILE — A family of seven that fled the fighting near Damascus is now living in a camp for displaced Syrians. They have little privacy in the squalid and overcrowded camp in northern Syria, but they would not trade it for their former life in the town of Douma, where they endured weeks of bombings, near-starvation from a crippling siege and a suspected chemical gas attack that almost killed their eldest son. By Sarah El Deeb and Malak Harb. SENT: 930 words, photos, video.

ONLY ON AP ROHINGYA-TARGETING-THE-TEACHERS — The last time Mohammed Hashim saw his brother alive, he begged for his life, his arms bound behind his back as soldiers marched the 35-year-old teacher away. It was Aug. 26, the day after Rohingya Muslim separatist attacks on military outposts in the Rohingya homeland in western Myanmar. In their wake, Myanmar’s military and local Buddhists would respond with a campaign of rape, massacre and arson that has driven about 700,000 Rohingya into Bangladesh. By Foster Klug. SENT: 1,600 words, photos. An abridged version of 980 words has also been sent.

GUATEMALA-VOLCANO — People of the villages skirting Guatemala’s “Volcano of Fire” begin mourning the few dead who could be identified after an eruption killed dozens by engulfing them in floods of searing ash and mud. By Sonia Perez D. SENT: 710 words, photos, video.

MEXICO-ELECTIONS-LOPEZ OBRADOR — While financial markets fret about Mexican left-leaning candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, the man himself is calmly cruising toward a likely victory in July 1 presidential elections, seemingly without a care in the world — and without the angry tone that marked his previous two runs for the presidency. By Mark Stevenson. SENT: 1,360 words, photos, video.




MYSTERY ROBOTS — It’s never been clear whether robotics company Boston Dynamics is making killing machines, household helpers, or something else entirely. But the secretive firm, which for seven years has unnerved viewers with YouTube videos of robots that jump, gallop or prowl like animals, is starting to emerge from a quarter-century of stealth. By Matt O’Brien. UPCOMING: About 1,300 words by 10 a.m., photos. An abridged version of 800 words also will be available.

QATAR-THRIVING UNDER BLOCKADE — It’s been a year since three of Qatar’s neighbors plus Egypt severed ties with the Gulf state, cut off exports, expelled their citizens and banned Qatari flights from using their airports and airspace. SENT: 1,350 words, photos.

BRITAIN-SKY — Britain’s culture secretary says he will allow 21st Century Fox’s 11.7 billion-pound ($16.4 billion) bid to buy the 61 percent of the U.K. satellite broadcaster Sky it doesn’t already own, provided it divests itself of Sky News. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing. With BRITAIN-SKY-THE LATEST.




TEN--FRENCH OPEN — The French Open quarterfinals begin: Dominic Thiem vs. Alexander Zverev, Novak Djokovic vs. Marco Cecchinato, Sloane Stephens vs. Daria Kasatkina, Yulia Putintseva vs. Madison Keys. Developing.

SPORTS BETTING — Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. SENT: 700 words, photos.

STANLEY CUP-RUSSIAN INSPIRATION — Capitals stars Alex Ovechkin and Evgeny Kuznetsov are inspiring young Russian players like top prospect Andrei Svechnikov and fans back home. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 550 words, photos.




FASHION-CFDA AWARDS — Designer Raf Simons scores a repeat win at fashion’s glittery awards ceremony, again displaying his considerable influence in American fashion less than two years after taking the reins at Calvin Klein. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 680 words, photos.




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