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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15 am

July 4, 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.




JULY FOURTH (sent, developing)

TRUMP (sent, developing)








BRITAIN-KEVIN SPACEY — U.K. police probing six assault claims against Kevin Spacey. SENT: 140 words, photo.

KOREAS-BASKETBALL-DIPLOMACY — Koreas begin basketball friendlies in latest peace gesture. SENT: 655 words, photos.

SKOREA-ASIANA AIRLINES- MEAL CRISIS — Asiana chairman apologizes for flights lacking meals, suicide. SENT: 270 words, photos.

PERU-COLONIAL ART RESTORATION-PHOTO GALLERY — Peruvian restoration center rescues art from ruin. SENT: 450 words, photo. With 13 photos by Martin Mejia, highlighted by LIM107.

MOSES SUMNEY-MONTREAL JAZZ FEST — Show on slavery prompts artist to quit Montreal Jazz Fest. SENT: 340 words.




JULY FOURTH — Americans are marking Independence Day with parades, fireworks and, for some, a renewed sense of pride in their 242-year-old nation. For others, a sense of a United States divided weighs heavy on its quintessential holiday. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day. With HOT DOG CONTEST — Get ready to gobble! Eating titans take on hot dog contest. UPCOMING: Women’s competition at 11 a.m.; men at 12:30 p.m.

VENEZUELA-US MILITARY INTERVENTION — At a meeting last August in the Oval Office to discuss sanctions on Venezuela, President Donald Trump turned to his top aides and asked an unsettling question: With a fast unraveling Venezuela threatening regional security, why can’t the U.S. just simply invade the troubled country? By Joshua Goodman. SENT: 1,080 words, photo.

MARYLAND SHOOTING-HARASSMENT — After a Florida radio station’s general manager told hosts they didn’t have to put an obnoxious repeat caller on the air a couple of months ago, the man stood on the sidewalk outside and vented his irritation with the station through a bullhorn. Craig Kopp, manager of WMNF-FM in Tampa, says the guy left for a while but reappeared — the day after a shooting left five Maryland newspaper employees dead. By Tamara Lush. SENT: 770 words, photos. With SHOOTINGS-NEWSPAPER — Capital-Gazette employees to march in July 4th parade.

WAREHOUSE PARTY FIRE — Relatives of people killed in a 2016 California warehouse fire say others besides the two men who agreed to plea deals are responsible for their losses. SENT: 420 words, photos.

MASS STABBING-IDAHO — A 3-year-old slain at her birthday party had mother who fled from her homeland in Ethiopia to Idaho where she hoped her only child would be safe. SENT: 810 words, photos.

ENDANGERED RESERVATION — The tribe that broke bread with the Pilgrims some 400 years ago is facing the prospect of losing a federal land designation. The Mashpee Wampanoag say an unfavorable decision from the Interior Department would effectively shut down some of its operations and mark the first time in decades a tribe has lost land held in trust by the U.S. SENT: 1,039 words, photos.




THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH — Their skinny faces illuminated by a flashlight, the Thai soccer teammates stranded more than a week in a partly flooded cave say they are healthy on a video, as heavy rains forecast for later this week could complicate plans to safely extract them. By Tassanee Vejpongsa. SENT: 750 words, photos, graphic. TOP VIDEO: — Thailand Cave (CR) — New video shows 12 boys, coach in Thailand cave. With THAILAND-CAVE SEARCH-THE LATEST.

BRITAIN-POISONING-PROBE — British counterterrorism police were investigating Wednesday after two people were left in critical condition, exposed to an unknown substance a few miles from where a former Russian spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent. By Matt Dunham and Danica Kirka. SENT: 715 words, photos.

RUSSIA-US — Visiting U.S. senators on Wednesday urged Russia not to meddle in the U.S. midterm election in November if it wants to improve strained bilateral ties. SENT: 250 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-CHURCH ABUSE — The most senior Roman Catholic cleric to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse said Wednesday that he would appeal the verdict and resist public pressure to resign as archbishop of an Australian city. Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson said he would only offer his resignation to Pope Francis if his appeal fails in the New South Wales state District Court. By Rod McGuirk. SENT: 460 words.

MALAYSIA-POLITICS — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is charged with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his shocking election defeat. By Eileen Ng. SENT: 620 words, photos. With MALAYSIA-POLITICS-THE LATEST.

NIGERIA-FRENCH PRESIDENT — French President Emmanuel Macron shook up his two-day visit to Nigeria with a stop at the New Afrika Shrine, a concert hall founded by the late music legend Fela Kuti where partying Nigerians gather, though the usual gyrating dancers and marijuana were absent. Macron, who was an intern in Nigeria at age 23, used the colorful evening at the Lagos nightclub to launch the 2020 Season of African Cultures in France. By Sam Olukoya. SENT: 280 words, photos.

EUROPE-MIGRANTS — A rescue ship carrying 60 migrants arrives in a Spanish port after being refused entry by Italy and Malta, the second time in a month that a humanitarian group has been forced to travel for days to unload people rescued in the central Mediterranean. SENT: 430 words, photos. With EUROPE-MIGRANTS-THE LATEST

SYRIA — The Islamic State group says the son of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, has been killed fighting Syrian government forces. SENT: 580 words, photo.

ZIMBABWE-ELECTIONS — It will be a first for Zimbabwe’s voters: The name of Robert Mugabe won’t be on the ballot when elections are held on July 30, but the military-backed system that kept the former leader in power for decades, and then pushed him out, is still in control. By Christopher Torchia. SENT: 900 words, photos.




TRUMP — President Donald Trump celebrated active-duty service members and veterans during a military tribute on Tuesday and is set to host a picnic with service members and veterans on Wednesday evening . SENT: 310 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developments from 5:10 p.m. White House picnic, 800 words by 7 p.m.

MEDICAID WORK REQUIREMENTS: The Trump administration’s drive to wean poor people from government benefits by making them work has been slowed by a federal judge framing a fundamental question: Are poverty programs meant to show tough love or to help the needy? By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 790 words, photo.

SUPREME COURT-KENNEDY THE RETIREE — For more than 30 years Justice Anthony Kennedy has lived by the Supreme Court’s predictable calendar — but soon he’ll have no fixed schedule. The paths of three former colleagues might show him the way during retirement. SENT: 800 words, photo. With TRUMP-SUPREME COURT — Trump interviews more candidates for Kennedy’s job.

WHITE HOUSE-TWITTER — The White House is using its official Twitter handle to target Democratic lawmakers who have criticized Trump’s immigration policies, drawing complaints that government resources are being used to undercut potential 2020 presidential rivals. SENT: 520 words, photos.




EUROPE-US-TRADE — German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that the European Union will make every effort to avoid a trade war with the United States, and underlined her country’s commitment to raise defense spending gradually — another point of contention with Washington. SENT: 385 words, photos. With US-CHINA-TARIFFS-THE LATEST.




WCUP-FRANCE-MBAPPE VS. HENRY - It seems Kylian Mbappe and Thierry Henry are linked by destiny. Henry is France’s leading scorer with 51 goals and among the great forwards of the modern era, while the 19-year-old Mbappe is the new French sensation tipped to become perhaps even the world’s best. If he scores against Uruguay in the World Cup quarterfinals on Friday, Mbappe will surpass Henry and become the first France player since 1958 to score four goals in a single tournament. By Jerome Pugmire. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.





MINORITY COACHES — The NCAA knows it can’t force or shame Power Five schools to hire minority head coaches, so it’s trying to make sure the best candidates are best positioned to get jobs. By Sports Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 980 words, photos.




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