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 EST.
— 2016-ELECTION RDP (sent; developing)
— 2016-ELECTION-RETAIL POLITICS (sent; developing)
— OBAMA BUDGET (sent; developing)
— WORLDWIDE THREATS (sent; developing)
— SYRIA-INSIDE ALEPPO (sent; developing)
— GERMANY TRAIN CRASH (sent; developing)
— IRAQ-MOSUL DAM (sent; developing)
— STAIRWELL SHOOTING TRIAL (sent; developing)
— CALIFORNIA DROUGHT (upcoming)
— BUYBACK-LOSING BILLIONS (upcoming)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
— SUPER BOWL-BRONCOS PARADE (upcoming)
— EUROPE-THREATENED FISH (sent; developing)
— DRINKING WATER-OHIO (sent; developing)
— VIOLENT VIDEOS-SOCIAL MEDIA (upcoming)
— YOUTUBE RED-ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING (upcoming)
— WINTER WEATHER (sent; developing)
— MARDI GRAS (sent; developing)
— LOST PAINTINGS-DAUGHTER’S QUEST (upcoming)
— LONLEY PLANET-PHILADELPHIA (sent; developing)
NEW HAMPSHIRE CAUCUS COVERAGE (sent; developing)
HONG KONG-PROTEST-PHOTO GALLERY (sent)
NEW HAMPSHIRE CAUCUS COVERAGE (sent; developing)
HK PROTESTS (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
2016-ELECTION RDP – Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire’s primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election. SENT: 880 words. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day and after polls close starting at 7 p.m. With 2016-ELECTION-NEWS GUIDE – SENT: 840 words, photos. 2016-ELECTION-WATCHING TUESDAY – What to watch for. SENT: 820 words, photos.
2016-ELECTION-RETAIL POLITICS – Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops. SENT: 860 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
DEM 2016-NEW HAMPSHIRE – Lead sidebar on the outcome of the vote in the Democratic primary. By Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos. Updated throughout the night.
GOP 2016-NEW HAMPSHIRE – Republican primary outcome. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos, with updates throughout the night.
DEM 2016-NEW HAMPSHIRE – Democratic primary outcome. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos, with updates throughout the nigiht.
2016-ELECTION-EXIT POLL – Highlights of the exit polls. UPCOMING: 800 words by 8 p.m., photos.
2016-ELECTION-NEW HAMPSHIRE VOTES – Voter interviews. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos, with updates throughout the day.
2016-ELECTION-WATCHING WEDNESDAY – What to watch for the day after Election Day. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 p.m., photos.
2016-ELECTION-VOTERS-PHOTO GALLERY – A curated photo gallery, pairing voters and photos. Quote box. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.
OBAMA BUDGET – Obama unveils his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that’s freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes — sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress. SENT: 735 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. release, briefings, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos. With Agency summaries. Also: BUDGET-CYBERSECURITY – Obama administration to create high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity. SENT: 719 words.
WORLDWIDE THREATS -U.S. intelligence chief warns of more homegrown terror attacks, ongoing cyberwarfare from abroad. SENT: 180 words. UPCOMING: Updates from hearings at 9:30 am and 2:30 p.m., 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.
UNITED STATES-SYRIA POLICY – The Obama administration’s push for a ceasefire in the Syrian civil war has been hamstrung by the competing interests of major players in the conflict, particularly Russia and Turkey. As Kerry heads to Munich this week in search of a truce, Washington is coming under increasing pressure to clarify its priorities. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.
GERMANY-TRAIN CRASH – Two commuter trains crash head-on in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police say. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, including more drama of the rescues, efforts to determine what caused the crash, other details.
SYRIA – A car bomb explodes near a police officers’ club in the Syrian capital Damascus, wounding at least eight people, state media says. SENT: 520 words. UPCOMING: Developing. With SYRIA-BESIEGED – More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says (sent).
SYRIA-INSIDE ALEPPO – As government troops close in on Aleppo, some residents are preparing to flee while others hoard food, with some even hanging bread on rooftops to dry it out for storage as the U.N. warns that hundreds of thousands of people in Syria’s largest city could be soon cut off from humanitarian aid. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
TURKEY-SYRIA – Turkey must open its doors to the thousands of Syrians who have massed at the border after fleeing violence, the United Nations demanded Tuesday, warning that hundreds of thousands of others in Syria’s largest city could be soon cut off from humanitarian aid amid blistering Syrian and Russian airstrikes. SENT: 600 words, photos.
IRAQ-MOSUL DAM – The US Army Corps of Engineers say they have identified “signs of distress” at Mosul dam, indicating that it is at “significantly higher risk of failure” than previously understood. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
HONG KONG-NEW YEAR PROTEST – Hong Kong’s Lunar New Year celebration descends into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clash over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested. SENT: 560 words, photos, video.
EUROPE-MIGRANTS – The International Organization for Migration says 409 people have died this year trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea, and migrant crossings in the first six weeks of 2016 are running at nearly ten times the rate of the same period last year. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
TAIWAN-EARTHQUAKE – Prosecutors request the detention of the developers of a high-rise apartment building in southern Taiwan that collapsed over the weekend following a strong earthquake, killing dozens of people, official media says. SENT: 620 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With TAIWAN-EARTHQUAKE-SURVIVOR’S TALE – Survivor tells of living through collapse of Taiwan building (sent).
EUROPE-THREATENED FISH – Experts say almost all species in the Mediterranean are still overfished despite decades of seeing stocks dwindle — and that is forcing the European Union to consider creative solutions like using drones or space technology to catch fraudulent fishermen. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
STAIRWELL SHOOTING-TRIAL – A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments in the trial of police officer who accidentally fired his gun in an apartment building stairwell, killing an unarmed man. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from closing arguments, then 400 words by 5 p.m.
CALIFORNIA DROUGHT – Farmers have been racking up record high sales receipts during California’s historic drought. A new report shows they took in more than $50 billion in one year, much of it from thirsty crops, while residents took shorter showers, rural wells dried up and imperiled native fish struggled to survive. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.
DRINKING WATER-OHIO – The state Environmental Protection Agency says the latest round of tests in a northeast Ohio village has found high levels of lead in tap water at 11 of the 180 homes where owners voluntarily submitted samples. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
OKLAHOMA-TROOPER ARRESTED – A former Oklahoma Highway Patrolman accused of assaulting three women during traffic stops is due in court for his arraignment. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing; hearing scheduled for 10 a.m,
VIOLENT VIDEOS-SOCIAL MEDIA — An Illinois lawmaker so disturbed by an incident where teenagers shot video rather than help a beating victim is proposing making it a crime to record fights to share online. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m.; seeking photos.
WINTER WEATHER – A wind-driven winter storm that brought blizzard conditions to Cape Cod fell short of forecast snowfall totals and spared the Northeast the widespread power outages that had been predicted. SENT: 580 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
MARDI GRAS – Parades, floats, costumes mark Fat Tuesday in New Orleans. SENT: 440 words. Parades begin at 9 a.m.
PRINCETON WOODROW WILSON – Princeton University opens dialogue on alumnus Woodrow Wilson, racism. UPCOMING: 670 words by 11 a.m., photos. With PRINCETON-WOODROW WILSON-SCHOLARS: Scholars consider Wilson’s view on race. UPCOMING: 430 words by 11 a.m.
COUNTING THE HOMELESS — As cities nationwide undertake a census of homeless people, required to preserve certain types of federal funding, perennial concerns arise over the count’s reliability. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon, photos.
LOST PAINTINGS-DAUGHTER’S QUEST – The daughter of a South Vietnam pilot killed during the Vietnam war has searched for 30 years for the paintings her father made for the U.S. Air Force aviators who trained him, and as she has found some she’s also learned about him. UPCOMING: 750 words by noon, photos.
LONELY PLANET-PHILADELPHIA – Lonely Planet is giving some love to The City of Brotherly Love, naming Philadelphia the top place to visit in the United States in 2016.SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
BUYBACKS-LOSING BILLIONS — If you think your stocks are doing poorly, check out the performance of some of the most sophisticated investors, the ones with more knowledge about what’s going on inside businesses than anyone else: Companies that buy their own shares. They’re losing big. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.
DISNEY-ESPN — The sports network that drives Disney’s profit engine has hit a soft patch as people cut the cord to watch programming online. It’s a sign of one of TV’s biggest challenges: the ever-increasing cost of sports rights and whether consumers want to keep footing the bill. UPCOMING: 750 words by 6 p.m., photo.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
YOUTUBE RED-ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING — YouTube is attempting to make some noise with a slate of original series and shows debuting Wednesday for YouTube Red, the subscription service the streaming site launched last October. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.
SUPER BOWL-BRONCOS PARADE – Denver’s getting ready to party like it’s 1999. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to flood a downtown park and a 1.5-mile-long parade route Tuesday to celebrate the Denver Broncos’ first Super Bowl championship in 17 years. SENT: 310 words. Updating with concert at noon, parade at 2 p.m.
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