BC-AP News Digest 2 pm
BC-AP News Digest 2 pm
Jul. 13, 2018
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PENCE-GAS STATION EMPIRE — The collapse of Kiel Bros. Oil Co. — the Indiana business once run by vice president Mike Pence's family that primarily operated under the name Tobacco Road — was widely publicized. But the company's environmental legacy at more than 85 contaminated sites across three states is far less known. Indiana alone has spent at least $21 million on the cleanup, or an average of about $518,000 per site, according an analysis of records by The Associated Press. And the work is nowhere near complete. By Brian Slodysko. SENT: 1,700 words, photos, map. An abridged version is also available.
VENEZUELA-CHILD EXODUS — As Venezuelans flee into Colombia to escape their country's collapsing economy, a grim toll is becoming evident among the youngest arrivals: Children are sleeping on streets, suffering malnutrition and, in a few cases, abandoned. Police in the border city of Cucuta regularly turn at least one or two children a day over to Colombia's child welfare agency, where many are then placed in foster homes. By Christine Armario. SENT: 1,670 words, photos.
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — Twelve Russian intelligence officers are indicted on charges they took part in a sweeping and coordinated effort to hack into Democratic email accounts during the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including those of Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee. The indictment — which comes days before President Donald Trump holds a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin — was the clearest allegation yet of Russian efforts to meddle in American politics. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 450 words, photos, video.
TRUMP — President Donald Trump pulls off a diplomatic backflip, reversing himself on trade, Brexit and his critical assessment of British Prime Minister Theresa May. Just days after lobbing thunderous broadsides at his British hosts, Trump is on his best behavior as he capped his tumultuous two-day visit to the U.K. by sipping tea with the queen. By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,300 words. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 4 p.m., photos. With TRUMP-FACT CHECK — President Donald Trump's trip to Europe brings him into conflict not only with other leaders, but at times with himself, as he alternately denounces policies of his counterparts and praises them fulsomely. SENT: 720 words; TRUMP-CHURCHILL — President Donald Trump pays tribute to the legacy of Winston Churchill — amid questions about whether he's doing damage to the "special relationship" forged more than 70 years ago. UPCOMING: 730 words by 4 p.m.; MELANIA TRUMP — Melania Trump dutifully tries her hand at lawn bowls during a solo outing to a historic London veterans' retirement home on her first visit to Britain as America's first lady. By Sylvia Hui. SENT: 510 words, photos, video.
BRITAIN-TRUMPED — Britain has had a sharp lesson in dealing with President Donald Trump's appetite for disruption. The British pound fell, then rallied, and U.K. politicians reeled, then steadied as Trump showered praise on Prime Minister Theresa May — hours after an interview in which he criticized her, praised a rival and gave her hard-won Brexit roadmap a battering. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 3 p.m. With BRITAIN-TRUMP-PROTEST — Thousands cram the streets of central London to vent their anger over Donald Trump's first official visit to Britain, blowing horns, waving banners and hoisting a bright orange effigy of the U.S. president on their shoulders. Filing past palaces of high-end commerce — Apple, Burberry, Brooks Brothers — marchers criticize the president's policies on immigration, climate change and torture, as well as his treatment of women. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 p.m. With BRITAIN-TRUMP-UNWELCOME HOUSE GUEST? —Britons awoke to Trump's fusillade against their country and wondered why they are rolling out the red carpet to a leader seemingly intent on denigrating their nation (sent).
BRITAIN-POISONING PROBE — British detectives investigating the poisoning of two people by the nerve agent Novichok in southwestern England say they have found the source for the deadly substance: a small bottle found in the home of one of the victims. Further tests will be carried out to establish whether it is from the same batch that was used to poison Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in March. By Gregory Katz. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
PAKISTAN-POLITICS — The deadliest attack in Pakistan's troubled election campaign killed 70 people, including a candidate, in southwestern Baluchistan province on Friday ahead of the arrest of disgraced former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif upon his return to Pakistan. By Zaheer Babar and Abdul Sattar. SENT: 800 words, photos. With PAKISTAN-RADICALS IN THE RACE — Pakistan is seeing an unprecedented number of extremists and militant sectarian groups — even an international terror figure with a $10 million U.S.-offered bounty on his head — on the campaign trail ahead of parliamentary elections later this month (sent).
WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
PAPA JOHN'S-FOUNDER —Papa John's, which has featured founder John Schnatter in logos and TV ads, is pulling his image from its marketing after reports he used a racial slur. SENT: 520 words, photos.
WOMAN SENTENCED-CHILD SEX-TRAFFICKING — A Houston woman accused of offering to sell her 2-year-old daughter for sex has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. SENT: 130 words, photos.
ROY MOORE-SACHA BARON COHEN — Roy Moore says he's among political figures duped by Baron Cohen TV show. SENT: 250 words, photos.
KENYA-RHINO DEATHS — 8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation; loss is called 'a complete disaster'. SENT: 800 words, photos.
FILM-DOWNTON ABBEY — Three years after going off the air, "Downton Abbey" is coming back as a movie. SENT: 100 words, photos.
TRUMP-EUROPE-IMMIGRATION— President Donald Trump is unabashedly repeating his criticism of European immigration policies, saying migrants are "changing the culture." SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m., photos. By Zeke Miller and Jill Colvin. SENT: 560 words, photos, video.
TRUMP-CABINET TRAVEL — The government wasted at least $341,000 on travel by ousted Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, including booking charter flights without considering cheaper scheduled airlines, an agency watchdog says. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 640 words, photos.
POMPEO-MEXICO — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo leads a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on Friday on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations — or make them worse. By Susannah George. SENT: 630 words. UPCOMING: Afternoon development likely, 700 words by 5 p.m., photos.
SAFE INJECTION SITES — In a Brooklyn storefront, people sign up to use a bathroom outfitted to try to curb the nation's deadliest drug overdose epidemic. They'll be checked on, by intercom, about every three minutes while in the restroom at this needle exchange program, and staffers are ready to administer anti-overdose medication. SENT: 1,150 words, photos, video.
EMMETT TILL — A North Carolina author who wrote about the brutal slaying of Emmett Till says FBI agents called him not long after its 2017 publication to ask about his interview with a key witness who acknowledged lying. Timothy Tyson told reporters he turned over interview recordings and other research materials. Tyson's 2017 book quotes a white woman as saying that she wasn't truthful when she testified that the black teen made sexual advances at a Mississippi store six decades ago. SENT: 770 words, photos.
SYRIA-CURTAILING IRAN-ANALYSIS — When President Donald Trump meets Russia's Vladimir Putin on Monday, the Syrian conflict will be one of the most immediately pressing issues on a wide-ranging and colorful agenda. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.
OIL PRODUCTION-US — The U.S. has nosed ahead of Saudi Arabia and is on pace to surpass Russia to become the world's biggest oil producer for the first time in more than four decades. By David Koenig. SENT: 670 words.
SOC-WCUP MARKETING-US ABSENCE — Budweiser has a boat on the Moskva River and a disco. Coke set up an installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the U.S. national team, although the tournament's visibility decreased across America. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos, by 3 p.m.
EMMY NOMINATIONS-DIVERSITY — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren't such Emmy outliers this year. More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That's up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown ("This Is Us") and Glover ("Atlanta") won top acting awards. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 540 words, photos.
WIMBLEDON — The five-set match between Kevin Anderson and John Isner has become the longest semifinal in Wimbledon history. SENT: 200 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
WCUP-FRANCE-CROATIA - Either a French team led by a dynamic teenager or a resilient Croatia will win soccer's biggest tournament in Sunday's final at Luzhniki Stadium. By Graham Dunbar. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 3 p.m. With WCUP-CROATIA-FIRST FINAL - Victory over France in Moscow on Sunday would hand Croatia its first major soccer title, one final twist in this World Cup where the established order has been shaken. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m; WCUP-BALKANS DIVIDE - In the Balkans, even soccer is political. Croatia's stunning success at the World Cup is triggering mixed emotions among its neighbors, ranging from joy and support to envy and nationalist outbursts, reflecting the ethnic divisions that tore Yugoslavia into pieces two decades ago. SENT: 400 words, photos.
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