BC-AP News Digest 2:05 pm


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

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DEVELOPING

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Hillary Clinton expected to announce vice president pick sometime this afternoon.

TRUMP UNIVERSITY — Developing from 4:30 p.m. hearing.

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TOP STORIES

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GERMANY-MUNICH SHOOTING — Police say several people are dead and wounded in a shooting at a Munich shopping mall. Officials say the shooter or shooters are still on the run. SENT: 220 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing; Highlighting AP Video Germany Shooting (CR) and AP Photo FOS201.

CAMPAIGN 2016 — Hillary Clinton moves closer to introducing her running mate, seeking to snatch the spotlight from Donald Trump. The newly crowned Republican nominee revisits old primary fights. By Ken Thomas and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,085 words. UPCOMING: 900 words by 5 p.m. WITH: CAMPAIGN 2016-OBAMA — Obama vigorously disputes Trump view of America. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m.

CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-GOVERNING — The morning after his convention, Donald Trump rekindles a bitter squabble with Ted Cruz and veers into conspiracy theories about Cruz’s father and JFK’s assassination. It adds to questions about his temperament to govern were he president. By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 850 words by 5 p.m.

POLICE-FUNERALS-BATON ROUGE — Matthew Gerald served four years in the Marines and seven years in the Army, including three tours in Iraq, before he joined the Baton Rouge Police Department — an enthusiastic rookie at age 41. He will be remembered in the first of the funerals the three Baton Rouge officers shot to death last weekend. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: POLICE-FUNERALS-BATON ROUGE-THE LATEST.

MALAYSIA-MISSING PLANE — The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will be suspended once the current search area has been completely scoured, possibly ending all hopes of solving aviation’s greatest mystery. By Eileen Ng. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: MALAYSIA-MISSING PLANE-QUOTES.

FOX-AILES-ANALYSIS — As a TV impresario and political puppet-master, Roger Ailes is unmatched in our time. He has strip-mined the cultures of entertainment, news and politics and merged them as a form of propaganda retooled for the TV age. By Frazier Moore. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. WITH: TV-FOX-AILES-NETWORK FUTURE — You don’t have to look too far down the road to see big challenges for Fox News Channel that have nothing to do with Ailes’ departure. SENT: 800 words, photo.

POKEMON GO-ORIGIN — Pokemon Go’s hybrid DNA flows from a digital mapping pioneer’s fascination with the world around him, Google’s affinity for off-beat ideas, Nintendo’s comeback quest and a menagerie of animated monsters. It took a prank to hatch the mobile game that has become a phenomenon. By Michael Liedtke. SENT: 800 words, photo. WITH: JAPAN-POKEMON GO-MCDONALD’S — Why the Pokemon-McDonald’s deal in Japan could be big; JAPAN-POKEMON GO-SAFETY TIPS — Japan’s 9 safety tips for “Pokemon Go.” (both sent.)

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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CONGRESS-DAVID DUKE — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. SENT: 500 words, photos.

JOHN GLENN-HISTORIC FLIGHT PLAN — Astronaut John Glenn’s historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight plan sells for $67K. SENT: 200 words, photos.

POKEMON SURROGATES — Too busy for Pokemon? These entrepreneurs will play for you. SENT: 130 words.

MOM ADOPTS SIX — A Virginia mother of three has made good on a high school friend’s dying wish by adopting her six children. SENT: 130 words.

BRITAIN-PRINCE GEORGE — William and Kate release photos for Prince George’s birthday. SENT: 100 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA — The protests in Cleveland were relatively small and mostly peaceful. But no one is guaranteeing that will be the case in Philadelphia, which as the naton’s fifth largest city provides a bigger stage and many groups have plans to protest over a much bigger area. By Kristen de Groot. SENT: 820 words. WITH: DEM 2016-CONVENTION PROTESTS: A chunky text look at the issues expected to draw protesters to Philadelphia. About 700 words by 3 p.m.

TRUMP UNIVERSITY — Donald Trump’s lawyers ask for dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the GOP presidential nominee defrauded customers with false promises of teaching success in real estate at the now-defunct Trump University. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 550 words developing from 4:30 p.m. hearing, photo.

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NATIONAL

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WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS-ONE MONTH — In the month since the deadly floods tore through West Virginia, Kassie Tolley has heard the same late-night question like clockwork from her 4-year-old daughter. “Mommy, when are we going home?” Since June 23, ‘home” has been sharing her mother’s residence with 17 people. By John Raby. UPCOMING 700 words, photos by 5 p.m.

GOP 2016-CLEVELAND — Tensions gave way to relief in Cleveland as the Republican convention concluded quietly with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters’ own concerns for their safety. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.

POLLARD-SPY RELEASE — A judge hears legal arguments in convicted spy Jonathan Pollard’s claim that strict parole conditions after he was freed from prison last year are unfair. By Larry Neumeister. UPCOMING: 350 words by 3 p.m.

HANFORD VAPORS-Q&A —Washington’s attorney general has asked a federal judge to immediately take steps to protect Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers from exposure to chemical vapors. Some questions and answers about the case. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — A top Turkish official accuses the United States of “standing up for savages” by not immediately handing over a U.S.-based cleric the government claims orchestrated last week’s failed coup. By Christopher Torchia and Cinar Kiper. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach of 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

BRITAIN-EU-ECONOMY — Britain’s economy appears to be shrinking at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis as a result of the vote to leave the European Union, but the rest of the region is holding up, surveys show as world financial leaders prepare to discuss Brexit’s impact in G-20 meetings in China. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 870 words, photos.

BRITAIN-FEMALE LEADERS — For Margaret Thatcher, it was handbags. For Theresa May, it’s shoes. Although dozens of countries around the world have had women at the helm, female leaders are still scrutinized as much for style as for substance— a sign they are considered exceptions, rather than the rule. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

BRAZIL-RIO’S DEADLY SLUMS-PHOTO GALLERY — AP PHOTOS: In Rio slums, gangs, drugs, murders carry the day. SENT: 340 words, photos.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC-STEVEN TYLER — He’s been the lead singer of the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, had four children and learned to parasail. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: a debut solo album. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.

FILM-GLEASON — Few films pack the power of “Gleason.” The film about former NFLer Steve Gleason documents in wrenchingly intimate detail the rapid onset of ALS in the young athlete and his simultaneous preparation to becoming a father. Gleason, who now can communicate only through the movement of his eyes, says his story is about finding meaning in tragedy. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. UPCOMING: 870 words by 11 a.m., photos.

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HEALTH & SCIENCE

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HEAT-NOWHERE TO HIDE — Call it the United Sweats of America. Nearly the entire country is stuck in a heat wave. And the weather’s service’s outlook for the next three months shows above normal temperatures for the Lower 48 and Alaska. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m., photos.

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BUSINESS

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VOLKSWAGEN-EMISSIONS FIX — Two Volkswagen dealers tell the AP the company is planning to fix most of the cars that cheated on emissions tests using a software update and a larger catalytic converter–a plan that could mean big savings for the embattled carmaker and is good news to dealers across the U.S. who have been pushing for a quick fix. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 800 words, photo.

CHINA-G20-GLOBAL ECONOMY — The head of the International Monetary Fund calls for quick action to end uncertainty over Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. SENT: 450 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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OLY–RUSSIA DOPING-BACH AND PUTIN — When International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach was elected in 2013, his first call was from Russia’s Vladimir Putin. Bach has longstanding personal and sporting ties to Russia, whose team’s fate in the upcoming Olympics rests in the IOC’s hands after a scathing report that confirmed state-sanctioned doping. By James Ellingworth. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 5 p.m. WITH: IOC-DOPING RETESTS — IOC: 45 more positive cases in retests of 2008, 2012 samples. SENT: 60 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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