BC-AP News Digest 6:15 pm


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

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NEW & DEVELOPING

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GERMANY-TRAIN ATTACK — Police say multiple people have been injured after a man slashed them on a train in southern Germany before being shot to death by police. SENT: 100 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, AP photos pursuing.

Adds: TV-FOX-AILES, DEM 2016-CLINTON, HACKING INVESTIGATION, POLICE-AMBUSH KILLINGS, NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING FLORIDA

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ONLY ON AP

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IRAN-NUCLEAR — A document obtained by The Associated Press shows that key restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program will ease in slightly more than a decade, halving the time Tehran would need to build a bomb. The document is the only secret text linked to last year’s agreement between Iran and six foreign powers. By George Jahn. SENT: 850 words, photos.

DIVIDED AMERICA-LEFT BEHIND — In West Virginia and other downtrodden parts of America, Donald Trump is seen as perhaps their last, best hope. Desperate to regain the prosperity of the past, they are willing to support the Republican even if they do not agree with his stands on many issues. By Claire Galofaro. SENT: 2,160 words, photos. A 950-word abridged version also moved.

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TOP STORIES

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GOP 2016-CONVENTION — Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they open their presidential convention against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and deep discontent within their own party. By Julie Pace and Alan Fram. SENT: 890 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates expected throughout the evening. WITH: GOP 2016-CONVENTION-ANTI-TRUMP DELEGATES — Party leaders approve convention rules over objections from anti-Trump forces; GOP 2016-CLEVELAND — Trump supporters and opponents held rallies a half-mile apart; GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE; GOP 2016-CONVENTION-THINGS TO WATCH (all sent); GOP 2016-CONVENTION-MELANIA TRUMP — Trump’s wife insists she’s her own person. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: 650 words with new approach by 11 p.m.

POLICE SHOT-BATON ROUGE — In a span of 10 days, the nation has seen 10 law enforcement officers killed by assailants — at a protest march in Dallas, a convenience store in Baton Rouge and a courthouse in Michigan. Together the shootings represent the deadliest attack on law enforcement authority in decades. By Claire Galofaro. SENT: 1,120 words, photos, video. WITH: NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING FLORIDA — New documents show the gunman who killed 49 patrons at a Florida nightclub was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in his job as a security guard at a Florida courthouse. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing; POLICE SHOT-BATON ROUGE-THE LATEST; POLICE SHOT-BATON ROUGE-SHOOTER (all sent); POLICE SHOOTINGS-SOVEREIGN CITIZENS – Baton Rouge police shooter said he was ‘sovereign citizen.’ SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: 550 words by 5 p.m., photos; POLICE-AMBUSH KILLINGS — Authorities say police officers were clearly targeted and ambushed in this weekend’s shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. SENT: 710 words, photo.

TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — The purging of thousands of alleged plotters of a failed coup raises tensions between Turkey and the West, with U.S. and European officials urging restraint, while Ankara insists Washington extradite an exile accused of orchestrating the plot. By Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. WITH: TURKEY-MILITARY COUP-THE LATEST; TURKEY-MILITARY COUP-KEY ISSUES (both sent).

FRANCE-TRUCK ATTACK — Authorities investigating the truck driver who killed 84 people in a Bastille Day attack paint a picture of a man who had recently become obsessed with violence and had researched past attacks in France and the United States, including one on a gay nightclub in Orlando. By Maria Sanminiatelli and Frank Jordans. SENT: 890 words, photos, video. WITH: FRANCE-TRUCK ATTACKS-THE LATEST; FRANCE-ATTACK-VICTIM VIGNETTES (sent).

TOLL OF BAD NEWS — Ever since a gunman opened fire on nightclub goers in Orlando a month ago, we’ve have been buffeted by images of bloodshed. The non-stop news coverage and social media feeds confront people with deeply disturbing evidence of the world’s instability, and this bad-news barrage is beginning to exact a collective toll of exhaustion and uncertainty. By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT: 800 words, photos. WITH: CROWD ANXIETY — Attack on crowded French promenade not deterring gatherings (sent).

OLY-RUSSIAN DOPING-REPORT — A scathing report outlining a state-sanctioned doping system in Russia prompted immediate calls for the nation’s entire team to be sidelined from the Summer Games, raising the possibility that the Olympics could go on without a sports superpower for the first time since the 1980s. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 1,090 words, photos. WITH: RUSSIAN DOPING-REPORT-THE LATEST; RUSSIAN DOPING-REPORT-Q&A (sent).

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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TAYLOR VS KANYE — Taylor Swift defends herself in latest salvo in Kanye battle. SENT: 830 words, photos.

HACKING INVESTIGATION — A federal judge sentences the former scouting director of the St. Louis Cardinals to nearly four years in prison for hacking the Houston Astros’ player personnel database and email system. SENT: 700 words, photos.

TV-FOX-AILES — Fox News parent says Roger Ailes investigation not resolved, despite magazine report. SENT: 250 words, photo.

POLICE SHOOTINGS-FACEBOOK THREATS — Georgia man accused of urging people to kill police. SENT: 150 words.

WI-FI PORN FILTERING — McDonald’s, Starbucks agree to filter Wi-Fi porn. SENT: 150 words, photos.

FILM-STAR TREK SEQUEL — Paramount announces 4th ‘Star Trek’ film, Hemsworth return. SENT: 110 words.

PLAYBOY MODEL-GYM PHOTO — Police look into Playboy model’s post of naked woman at gym. SENT: 250 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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DEM 2016-CLINTON — Hillary Clinton calls for an end to the “madness” after the deaths of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge. By Lisa Lerer. SENT: 660 words, photos, video. With HUD SECRETARY-HATCH ACT — Government watchdog says housing secretary Julian Castro violated the law by promoting Clinton’s candidacy. SENT: 240 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN — Taliban under new leadership are slow to ramp up attacks midway through fighting season, U.S. military officials say. SENT: 830 words, photo.

OBAMA-MEDAL OF HONOR— President Barack Obama awards the Medal of Honor to a helicopter pilot in the Vietnam War who is credited with helping rescue more than 40 American soldiers under heavy fire. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH — A judge further hollows out the state’s case against six police officers accused in the in-custody death of a young black man, delivering a third consecutive acquittal and ruling once again that prosecutors failed to prove an essential element: intent. SENT: 960 words, photos, video. Highlighting video US MD FREDDIE GRAY (CR). WITH: BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH-THE LATEST.

EX-SHERIFF-SENTENCING — A federal judge rejects a plea agreement by former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca in a corruption case, saying the sentencing guideline was too lenient for the “gross abuse of the public’s trust.” SENT: 660 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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FRANCE DAMAGED NATION — The Bastille Day truck attack in Nice — occurring when France was already under a heightened state of emergency — could further unnerve a country already traumatized by past extremist attacks and persuade some worried citizens simply to stay at home, some experts say. SENT: 690 words, photos.

EU-FOREIGN MINISTERS — New British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who recently likened the European Union to Adolf Hitler’s vision for Europe, comes to Brussels to meet for the first time with his EU colleagues, and says he hopes to cooperate closely. SENT: 510 words, photos.

VENEZUELA-DESPERATE MIDDLE CLASS — Tebie Gonzalez and Ramiro Ramirez drain their bank account to stock up on food when the Venezuelan government opened its border with Colombia over the weekend. They still live in an upscale neighborhood and sports designer clothes but their middle class salaries and status are no match for the country’s 700-percent inflation. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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NERDWALLET-LIZ WESTON-LIVING TO 100 — Financial planners often suggest saving as if you’ll live to see your 100th birthday but that shouldn’t overwhelm you_just be savvy about your individual situation. By NerdWallet Columnist Liz Weston. SENT: 1,070 words, photo.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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DIGITAL LIFE-POKEMON GO — It’s easy to see the appeal of “Pokemon Go.” It appears out of nowhere in what’s been an otherwise soul-crushingly depressing summer filled with shootings and other troubles. It offers an escape, without taking you completely away from your real-world surroundings and other people. By Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 800 words, photos. With POKEMON GO-GETTING STARTED — How to get started playing ‘Pokemon Go’; DIGITAL LIFE-POKEMON NO – ‘Pokemon’ no: Trying, but failing to “get” the smartphone game (both sent).

ZIKA RELATED DEATH-NEW CASE — A Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them, health officials say. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 660 words, photos. WITH: ZIKA-HOW IT SPREADS — SENT: 560 words, photos.

FRACKING-ASTHMA — Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 550 words, photos.

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