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BC-AP News Digest 3 am

June 11, 2018

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.




TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT — In the final hours before an unprecedented summit with North Korea, President Donald Trump forecasts a “nice” outcome from his meeting with Kim Jong Un, while Kim spends the day out of public view. Representatives for both sides plan another round of talks as they work to finalize preparations for the first meeting between a sitting U.S. president and North Korea’s leader. By Zeke Miller, Catherine Lucey and Foster Klug. SENT: 1,170 words, photos, videos. With TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-10-HISTORIC-EVENTS; TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-THE LATEST. Also see MORE ON TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT below. See AP’s comprehensive coverage of the summit here: http://apne.ws/MPbJ5Tv

TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-KIM’S-PLAYBOOK-ANALYSIS — Dry wit. Disarming humility. An appreciation for wiggle room, and lots of it. After six years of self-imposed isolation from the world stage, Kim Jong Un has demonstrated a surprisingly well stocked toolbox of negotiating tactics in high-stakes summits with the presidents of South Korea and China over the past two months. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 830 words, photos.

TRUMP LAWYER-IMMIGRATION FIRM — AT&T and drug giant Novartis got nothing but bad publicity when they asked Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen for help with business, but a Florida immigration firm that tapped him appears to have gotten nearly everything it wanted. By Business Writer Bernard Condon. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

BANNING LEGAL BROTHELS — Nevada confronts its status as the only place in America where you legally pay someone for sex as a coalition of religious groups and anti-sex trafficking activists pushes referendums to ban brothels and the state’s most famous pimp runs for a seat in the state Legislature. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. This is the Tuesday Spotlight.

EBOLA VACCINE-STOPPING A KILLER — For the first time since the Ebola virus was identified more than 40 years ago, a vaccine has been dispatched to front-line health workers in an attempt to combat the epidemic from the onset. The world is watching to see if this time, a promising but still experimental vaccine might help stop this terrifying disease faster than typical health measures ever have. By Sam Mednick and Lauran Neergaard. UPCOMING: 1,500 words by 5 a.m., photos.

SYRIA-ORPHANS ESCAPE — Nearly 50 Syrian children orphaned by the war escaped the hell that was their hometown Aleppo as government forces moved in under a hail of fire. Since, their orphanage has been transported two more times to escape more violence and crowds of others fleeing violence. Nearly two years later, they have settled in a small sleepy town along the border with Turkey— the new place they call home. By Sarah El Deeb and Malak Harb. SENT: 760 words, photos.




TONY-AWARDS-ROBERT-DE-NIRO — Robert De Niro bleeped at Tony Awards for Trump F-bomb. SENT: 290 words, photos.

MUSIC-SUMMER-JAM — Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne celebrate Summer Jam’s 25th year. SENT: 150 words, photo.

MELANIA TRUMP — First lady attends annual Ford’s Theatre gala in Washington. SENT: 140 words.

CABIN-EXPLOSION-WASHINGTON-STATE — Officials: Five people killed in Washington state cabin explosion. SENT: 130 words.

TROPICAL WEATHER — Hurricane Bud heading north off Mexico’s Pacific coast. SENT: 210 words.




TRUMP-KIM SUMMIT-EXPENDABLE ICBMS? — After years of effort to develop nuclear missiles that can target the U.S. mainland, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un could decide to get rid of them — but still keep the country’s shorter-range weapons. SENT: 1,230 words, photos. With KOREAS-TENSIONS — South surveying war-split kin for planned Korean reunions.

TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-VIEW-FROM-PYONGYANG — North Koreans have gotten their first big dose of news from Singapore as Kim’s summit with Trump draws near. SENT: 620 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — NKorea AP Reporter (CR) — North Korean state media reports on Kim trip. With TRUMP-KIM-SUMMIT-SINGAPORE-POSTCARD — Summit a chance to showcase Singapore’s food.




TRUMP-G-7 — Bashing the leader of one of America’s venerable allies, the White House escalates its trade tirade and levels more withering and unprecedented criticism against Canada’s prime minister, branding Justin Trudeau a back-stabber unworthy of Trump’s time. SENT: 940 words, photos, videos. With FACT CHECK-WEEK — Trump ignores strong points in U.S. trade.

2018 MIDTERMS-DEMOCRATS — Democratic House nominees in some swing districts test what liberal messages they can sell to the moderate and GOP-leaning voters. SENT: 980 words, photo.

NEVADA PRIMARY — Dean Heller, the most vulnerable Republican senator seeking re-election this year, has an easy primary battle thanks to Trump, leaving a contentious Democratic battle for governor as Nevada’s most closely-watched primary race. SENT: 860 words, photos.

TRUMP-GOLF — The president’s company is hoping a new clubhouse opening at a Trump golf resort in New York City will revive its fortunes, one of several of his courses posting disappointing numbers recently. By Business Writer Bernard Condon. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing from ribbon cutting at 11:30 a.m. then 600 words by 3 p.m.

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MEXICO-HAITIAN MIGRANTS — Many of the Haitian migrants who made headlines last year when they tried to cross from Mexico into the U.S. are now putting down roots in the Mexican border city of Tijuana. SENT: 830 words, photos.

JAPAN-MALAYSIA — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said he supports free trade but small countries like his should unite in a broad group to deal with challenges especially as America is turning protectionist. SENT: 120 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.

JORDAN-ECONOMY — Three Gulf Arab states pledge $2.5 billion in aid to Jordan in an effort to stabilize the U.S.-allied kingdom as it faces its worst protests in years over government austerity plans that included tax increases. SENT: 400 words, photos.

ISRAEL-NATURAL MUSEUM STOREROOM-PHOTO GALLERY — The hyena, pelican and monkey had never met before they were frozen in time in a Noah’s Ark of formaldehyde. SENT: 310 words. With 22 photos by Oded Balilty, highlighted by XOB101.




TONY-AWARDS — The American, grown-up musical “The Band’s Visit” outmuscles the acclaimed and sprawling British import “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” for the most Tony Awards, capturing 10 statuettes, including best musical, on a night where the theme of acceptance flowed through the telecast. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, videos. With TONY-AWARDS-ARI’EL-STACHEL — Ari’el Stachel wins Tony with tears over “The Band’s Visit”; TONY AWARDS-LIST.




TIM DAHLBERG-TIGER WOODS — As Tiger Woods docks his yacht near Shinnecock Hills this week, he’s still a golfing enigma of sorts. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 880 words, photos.

WCUP-STICKERS — A sticker book that challenges fans to collect little pictures of players, stadiums and flags is growing new fans in Brazil and other countries ahead of the World Cup in Russia. SENT: 770 words, photos.




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