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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15,ADVISORY

August 4, 2016

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.




Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EDT:

-- CAMPAIGN 2016 (sent; developing)

-- CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON (upcoming)

-- BRITAIN-LONDON-KNIFE ATTACK (sent; developing)

-- BRITAIN-ECONOMY (sent; developing)



-- OLY_THE GAMES BEGIN (upcoming)

-- POKEMON OLYMPICS (upcoming)




-- ZIKA VACCINE (upcoming)

-- SCARY LUCY (sent)


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




CAMPAIGN 2016 - All the day’s political news. SENT: 900 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from Clinton events in Nevada, Trump events in Maine, New York.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON - With Donald Trump facing a flood bipartisan criticism, Hillary Clinton is attempting to widen her campaign message to appeal to Republicans and framing support for her candidacy as a patriotic duty. UPCOMING: 850 words by 4 p.m., photos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-PENCE — Since his selection as Donald Trump’s running mate, Mike Pence has tried to stay focused on winning over conservatives skeptical of the New York billionaire. His new boss keeps getting in the way. SENT: 950 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from his events in Hampton roads.




BRITAIN-LONDON-KNIFE ATTACK - A Norwegian teenager of Somali origin is suspected of going on a knife rampage through London’s tourist hub of Russell Square, killing an American woman and injuring five other people, police said Thursday. SENT: 720 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

BRITAIN-ECONOMY - Britain’s central bank moved to stem the economic fallout from the vote to leave the European union, approving its first interest rate cut Thursday since the global financial crisis as part of a broader stimulus package. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

TROPICAL WEATHER-HURRICANE EARL — Hurricane Earl slams into the coast of Belize as a Category 1 storm with winds of 80 mph, bringing with it heavy rain. SENT: 430 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SOUTH AFRICA-MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS - South Africa’s political opposition makes gains in key metropolitan areas in municipal elections, though the ruling African National Congress remains in the lead overall, according to early results. SENT: 340 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

DUBAI-AIRPORT INCIDENT — Delays and flight cancellations persist at Dubai International Airport, a day after an Emirates airliner suffered a crash-landing that saw all 300 people onboard survive while a firefighter was killed. SENT: 610 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.




OBAMA - President Barack Obama assesses what’s working and what’s not in the fight against the Islamic State group, meeting Thursday with military and national security advisers at the Pentagon. Afterward, Obama is to take questions at a 4:15 p.m. news conference. SENT: 260 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from news conference.

SUPREME COURT-ELECTION —The Supreme Court’s order in a Virginia transgender bathroom case underscores how the outcome of the presidential election will shape the high court and its direction on a wide range of issues. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.




PUBLIC DEFENDER PROTEST - The head of Missouri’s public defender system said he is appointing Gov. Jay Nixon to handle a case in protest of declining funding. SENT: 230 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

SCARY LUCY - What could be scarier than a statue of Lucille Ball that was so hated it was dubbed “Scary Lucy”? Being the sculptor hired to replace it. SENT: 450 words, photos.

SERIAL KILLINGS-ARIZONA - Authorities investigating the first serial killer in Phoenix in a decade say that they have linked a non-fatal shooting to the case, bringing the number of attacks under examination to nine. SENT: 320 words.

SCHOOL CLUBS-SATANIC TEMPLE - Schools receive request for after-school ‘Satan Club.’ SENT: 470 words.




ZIKA VACCINE (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2 p.m.) - NEW YORK — Three experimental Zika vaccines protected monkeys in an encouraging new study. UPCOMING: 400 words for release at 2 p.m. Photo.




SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-GMOS — The quick passage by Congress of a bill requiring food makers to disclose whether they use genetically modified organisms as ingredients has small and medium-sized companies deciding whether to comply or reformulate their products. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon, photos.

OF MUTUAL INTEREST-PROFITING FROM FEAR — Some investments look to profit when the stock market goes on another of its jagged swings, and investors plugged more than $2 billion into funds that are tied to the VIX “fear gauge” index in the first six months of the year. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m.

DISH-TAKING SPORTS OUT - Dish Network is offering a new “skinny” bundle of about 50 cable channels that doesn’t include ESPN and some other sports channels, giving people who don’t care about sports a way to save money on TV without joining the ranks of “cord cutters.” SENT: 730 words.

FORD RECALL — Ford is recalling about 830,000 vehicles in the U.S. and Mexico because the side door latches can break and the doors can open while the vehicles are moving. SENT: 270 words, photos.




OLYMPICS-BRAZIL ECONOMY — In hosting the Summer Games, Brazil is contending with more than the Zika virus and a presidential impeachment crisis. It’s also enduring its worst economic slump since the 1930s. UPCOMING: 1,170 words by noon.

OLY_THE GAMES BEGIN - Even if only for two weeks, can “Faster - Higher -Stronger” overpower deadlier, scarier and bloodier? Can the Olympic Games offer the world momentary levity, distract from terror, shootings, poverty and other worries in globally grim times? And, if not, what use is the multi-billion dollar celebration of youthful endeavor and mostly niche sports? UPCOMING: 700 words by 3 p.m., photos.

POKEMON OLYMPICS - Gold, silver, bronze and Pikachu. The AP travels around the Olympic venues to see how many Pokemon are hiding as “Pokemon Go” is released in Latin America just in time for the Summer Games. UPCOMING: 600 words, by 4 p.m., photos.




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