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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15,ADVISORY

May 16, 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.





CIA-HASPEL (sent, developing)





BRITAIN-ROYAL WEDDING (sent, developing)




YANNY OR LAUREL — Do you hear what I hear? Audio clip spurs a social media debate over Yanny or Laurel. SENT: 120 words.

NETHERLANDS-REMBRANDT — A painting newly attributed to Dutch Golden Age Master Rembrandt van Rijn goes on display in an Amsterdam museum. SENT: 365 words, photos.

OLDEST LIVING DETECTIVE HONORED — NYPD detectives’ union pays tribute to 101-year-old Nicholas Calabrese, their oldest living retired detective, who originally joined the force in 1953. SENT: 115 words.

HAMILTON-GEORGE HW BUSH — Former President George H.W. Bush says “history never sounded so powerful” after a touring company of the Tony-winning musical “Hamilton” gave the Republican a special performance in his Houston office. SENT: 100 words.

INMATE-DREADLOCKS LAWSUIT — Federal judge rules that Ohio can’t force a convicted killer to cut off his dreadlocks, calling it a violation of religious rights. SENT: 140 words.

JURY-THREAT — After a Florida jury delivered a guilty verdict in a murder trial, the judge says the defendant called his brother from jail and gave him the names of the six jurors and two prosecutors. SENT: 145 words.


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






TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-CONGRESS — Donald Trump Jr. told the Senate Judiciary Committee that he couldn’t remember whether he had discussed the Russia investigation with his father, according to transcripts released of his interview with the panel. The committee released more than 1,800 pages of transcripts of interviews last year with Trump’s son and others who met with a Russian attorney at Trump Tower ahead of the 2016 election. SENT: 625 words, photos. Developing.

CIA-HASPEL — Gina Haspel, President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the CIA, won the backing of the Senate intelligence committee on Wednesday, paving the way for her expected confirmation to lead the spy agency. The panel voted 10-5 to advise the full Senate to confirm Haspel. SENT: 511 words, developing.

PRIMARY RDP — President Donald Trump backed two successful U.S. Senate nominees in Pennsylvania and Nebraska, which were among four states holding primaries Tuesday. SENT: 1000 words, photo.

EPA-PRUITT — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt goes before a Senate panel Wednesday as he faces a growing number of federal ethics investigations over his lavish spending on travel and security. SENT: 540 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, 650 words by 3 p.m.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION — President Donald Trump meets with California communities that are pushing back against the “sanctuary city” movement. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:15 p.m. White House event, 400 words by 5 p.m., photo. Upcoming

CONGRESS-NET NEUTRALITY - Senate Democrats expected to force a vote to repeal new FCC rules on net neutrality. The bill, popular with the party’s base, is expected to pass, but is DOA in the GOP-controlled House. Upcoming.

TRUMP-GIULIANI — Lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s decision to join President Donald Trump’s legal team could backfire on the former New York mayor if potential clients of his international consulting business view him as too erratic and go elsewhere for representation, according to legal experts. SENT: 973 words, photo.

IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES — The Health and Human Services Department is considering housing at military bases those children picked up crossing the U.S. border illegally either alone or after being separated from their parents by the government, according to two U.S. officials. SENT: 760 words, photo.




KOREAS-TENSION — North Korea threatened to scrap a historic summit next month between its leader, Kim Jong Un, and President Trump, saying it has no interest in a “one-sided” affair meant to pressure the North to abandon its nuclear weapons. The warning by North Korea’s first vice foreign minister came hours after the country abruptly canceled a high-level meeting with South Korea to protest U.S.-South Korean military exercises that the North has long claimed are an invasion rehearsal. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Guatemala festively opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, becoming the second country to do so after the United States, and giving Israel a diplomatic boost as it faces international criticism for the deadly violence on the Gaza border. SENT: 840 words, photos.





GATES-STATE SCHOOL PLANS — Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates saw an opportunity with a new federal education law that has widespread repercussions on American classrooms. An Associated Press analysis of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation grants show the nonprofit has given about $44 million to outside groups over the past two years to help shape the state education plans required under the 2015 law. Critics call it meddling by a foundation with vast wealth and resources. By Sally Ho. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA-ASSISTED DEATH LAWSUIT — Advocates say the terminally ill may suffer unnecessarily after a judge threw out a California law that allows adults to obtain a prescription for life-ending drugs. Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia said that lawmakers illegally passed the law during a special session devoted to other topics. The state attorney general has five days to appeal. SENT: 530 words, photos.

STORMY WEATHER — Residents in the Northeast cleaned up, a day after powerful storms pounded the region with torrential rain and marble-sized hail, leaving at least three people dead and more 200,000 homes and businesses without power. SENT: 300 words, photos.




ISRAEL-MUST SEE TV — When the Israeli creators of the Netflix show “Fauda” first came up with its concept, they doubted whether an action series based on the never-ending Mideast conflict would make for must-see TV. SENT: 900 words, photo.

BRITAIN-ROYAL WEDDING — Kensington Palace is not commenting on reports that Meghan Markle’s father needs a heart procedure and will miss Saturday’s royal wedding in Windsor. SENT: 350 words, photos.




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