BC-AP Top Stories Digest
Jul. 30, 2018
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org
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IMMIGRATION-DEBATING DETENTION — When ICE put out a request for new immigration detention centers, an Indiana county that backed Donald Trump for president seemed like a natural fit. But in a community where immigrants, a significant number in the country illegally, play important roles, a proposal to build a 1,200-bed facility put families, businesses and decision-makers on a tightrope. By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT: 2,840 words, photos.
AP POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS — A poll by AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV finds young Americans think their own generation could do a better job running the government and feel that their midterm votes can make a difference. By Laurie Kellman and Hannah Fingerhut. SENT: 900 words, photos, graphic.
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES —About 10,000 more people were ordered evacuated as two wildfires surged toward small lake towns in Northern California while the state's largest and deadliest blaze of the year slowed slightly after days of explosive growth, authorities said. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: New approach by 4 p.m.
ZIMBABWE-ELECTIONS —With hope and pride, long lines of Zimbabweans vote peacefully in an election that many believe is their best chance to escape the toxic politics and dead-end economics of the era of Robert Mugabe, who wasn't on the ballot for the first time in the nation's nearly four-decade history. But apprehension mixed with optimism as opposition activists used to electoral violence, intimidation and vote-tampering under Mugabe watch out for the same kind of skulduggery this time around. By Chris Torchia and Farai Mutsaka. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m.
POLICE SHOOTING-MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota prosecutor says he won't charge two Minneapolis officers in the June fatal shooting of a black man. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman's decision came a day after body-camera video was released. By Youssef Rddad and Amy Forliti. SENT: 970 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
CBS-FUTURE IN LIMBO — After two decades heading CBS, Les Moonves could be out as he faces sexual harassment allegations. His departure could change the face of CBS as Moonves had a knack for picking hits such as "Survivor" and "The Big Bang Theory" and steered his company aggressively into the streaming arena. By Mae Anderson. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.
MISSOURI BOAT ACCIDENT-LAWSUIT —The owners and operators of a tourist boat that sank in a southwest Missouri lake last week, killing 17 people, put profits over people's safety when they decided to put the Ride the Ducks boat on the lake despite warnings of severe weather and a history of design problems with the boat, according to a federal lawsuit. SENT: 670 words, photos.
PALESTINIAN-PROTEST ICON — Teenage Palestinian protester Ahed Tamimi is vowing to keep demonstrating against the Israeli occupation and said she expects to have a "political future." Tamimi, 17, spoke to The Associated Press a day after she was released from Israeli prison, where she served an eight-month sentence for slapping two Israeli soldiers. SENT: 490 words, photos. WITH ISRAEL-ITALIANS ARRESTED — Two Italian artists leave Israel after arrest over mural. SENT: 440 words, photos.
NATIONAL COMEDY CENTER — The National Comedy Center opening in August is part museum, part hall of fame and part video arcade, letting visitors move through displays of comedic artifacts to more than 50 immersive exhibits. SENT: 750 words, photos.
SPORTS BETTING — Two Atlantic City casinos owned by Caesars Entertainment will start taking sports bets this week, and another two in Mississippi will do so in mid-August. SENT: 450 words, photo.