BC-AP News Digest 18:30 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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TRUMP-GOLF, PRINCE-ADDICTION DOCTOR, BITCOIN-FOUNDER BACKTRACKS, PLASTIC BAGS, MARINER RESCUE, TV-MODERN FAMILY-REALTOR , DEM 2016-CLINTON, OBAMA-COMMUTATIONS, GOP 2016-TRUMP-YELLEN, IRAQ-SEAL DEATH

SCHOOL SHOOTING-MARYLAND — Officials: 1 dead, 1 hurt in shooting at suburban DC school. UPCOMING: Developing.

NBA PLAYOFFS — Heat-Raptors tips at 8 p.m. UPCOMING: Developing.

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ONLY ON AP

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ISLAMIC STATE-SCORCHED EARTH — Two months after the liberation of Ramadi, the city remains too devastated and full of explosive booby traps for former residents to return. The destruction reflects a troubling new tactic by the Islamic State group: to render the cities it can’t hold unlivable. By Susannah George, Maya Alleruzzo and Desmond Butler. SENT: 2,000 words, photos, interactive. Abridged version also moving. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Iraq Ramadi Damage, Iraq Ramadi Damage 2.

TRUMP-GOLF — Donald Trump wants to make one thing perfectly clear — he doesn’t cheat in golf. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also tells the AP says he has never played golf with former boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who earlier this week questioned Trump’s integrity on the golf course. By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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TOP STORIES

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CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-RYAN — House Speaker Paul Ryan says he’s not yet ready to back Donald Trump as the GOP nominee. Ryan says Trump still has work to do to unify the party. SENT: 700 words, photos. WITH: CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump is taking his first quick steps toward raising the massive amounts of money needed to broaden his primary insurgency into a full-fledged general election campaign and unite the fractured Republican Party. By Jonathan Lemire and Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 850 words, photos. WITH: CAMPAIGN 2016-THE LATEST: GOP 2016-SOCIAL CONSERVATIVES — Groups opposing abortion and same-sex marriage say they’ll bide their time and warily assess Trump. SENT: 750 words, photos.

GOP 2016-CRUZ-WHAT NOW— Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future. Less clear is whether Cruz harnesses that clout to boost Trump’s White House bid. SENT: 850 words, photos.

PRINCE-ADDICTION DOCTOR — Dr. Howard Kornfeld and his son might need to rely on loopholes and broad, generous readings of federal and state laws to justify why the younger Kornfeld carried buprenorphine to Minnesota on an April 20 redeye flight. By Carla K. Johnson. SENT: 585 words, photos.

CANADA-WILDFIRE — A raging wildfire in the Canadian province of Alberta has moved south, forcing three more communities to evacuate and an emergency operations center to move again — taking it far from the devastated oil sands city of Fort McMurray. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: CANADA-WILDFIRE-EVACUATIONS-GLANCE.

GRIM SLEEPER — A former Los Angeles trash collector has been convicted of 10 “Grim Sleeper” serial killings that spanned two decades and targeted vulnerable young black women in the inner city. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: GRIM SLEEPER-THE LATEST; GRIM SLEEPER-VICTIMS (sent).

KENYA-COLLAPSED BUILDING — Rescuers find a pregnant woman and three other survivors in the rubble of an apartment building that collapsed six days ago in the Kenyan capital, raising hopes that more people might still be alive in a disaster that left 36 dead and dozens missing. By Tom Odula. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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BITCOIN-FOUNDER BACKTRACKS — Australian entrepreneur, the man who came forward this week as bitcoin’s founder, is now backtracking, leaving many questions in his wake. SENT: 600 words, photos.

MANZIEL-INDICMENT — Manziel ordered to stay away from accuser in violence case. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

PLASTIC BAGS — NYC lawmakers impose 5-cent charge for plastic bags. SENT: 700 words, photos. WITH: PLASTIC BAGS-THE LATEST.

VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME — ‘Space Invaders’ among 6 inducted to video game hall of fame. SENT: 550 words, photo.

SWEDEN-NEO-NAZIS-PROTESTER — Black woman who defied Swedish neo-Nazis inspired by Mandela. SENT: 450 words with TOP PHOTO: LON115.

MARINER RESCUE — A Colombian mariner who was lost at sea for more than two months says he’s grateful to God. SENT: 400 words, photos, video. WITH: MARINER RESCUE-THE LATEST.

TV-MODERN FAMILY-REALTOR — ‘Modern Family’ product placement takes ads to new level. SENT: 460 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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DEM 2016-CLINTON — Hillary Clinton urges Democrats to unite around her candidacy as a way of fending off Donald Trump. SENT: 480 words, photos.

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES-FDA — The federal government has announced sweeping new rules for electronic cigarettes that will for the first time require the devices and their ingredients to be reviewed. SENT: 800 words, photos. WITH: ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES-FDA-GLANCE.

OBAMA-COMMUTATIONS — The Obama administration commutes the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, part of a broader push to ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 480 words, photos.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-YELLEN — Trump says he has nothing against Yellen but would likely replace her as Fed chair once her term is up. SENT: 400 words.

IRAQ-SEAL DEATH — Pentagon spokesman says deadly IS attack was a surprise. SENT: 400 words, photo.

COAL VS RENEWABLES — Renewable energy is the biggest growth area in electricity generation, and many GOP lawmakers fighting to protect coal as a power source represent states that are among the biggest beneficiaries of the trend toward wind and solar power. SENT: 950 words, photos, graphic.

SEXUAL ASSAULT-MILITARY — The number of sexual assaults reported by the military dipped slightly in 2015, spurring military leaders to look for new ways to encourage troops to intervene when they see a potentially dangerous situation. SENT: 920 words.

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NATIONAL

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LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA — North Carolina’s Republican leaders are calling a federal warning about the legality of the state’s new law limiting LGBT anti-discrimination rules a broad overreach by the government. SENT: 600 words, photos. WITH: LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA-THE LATEST.

NAVAJO-GIRL KILLED — Several hours after a stranger abducted an 11-year-old Navajo girl, few outside the reservation knew she was missing. The delay in the Amber Alert has drawn sharp criticism from people who believe more could have been done to find her alive. SENT: 750 words, photos.

CHICAGO POLICE — Embattled state’s attorney asks to step aside from case against a white Chicago police officer charged with murder after shooting a black teenager 16 times. SENT: 500 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SYRIA — A renowned Russian conductor leads a triumphant concert in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp kills at least 28 people, including many children. SENT: 800 words, photos.

NKOREA-CONGRESS — North Korea shows off a spruced-up capital to droves of international journalists and visitors who have been brought in for some major political theater — the country’s first ruling party congress in 36 years, with Kim Jong Un himself taking center stage. By Eric Talmadge. SENT: 700 words, photos.

TURKEY-POLITICS — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announces his resignation, paving the way for the country’s president to pursue a tighter grip on power. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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BANK RULES-RIGHT TO SUE — Want to sue your bank? Regulators push to make it easier. SENT: 750 words, photos.

CHINA-ALIBABA-FRIEND OR FAKER? — Michael Kors quits anti-counterfeiting group after Alibaba joins, raising questions about the Chinese e-commerce giant. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-CAPTAIN AMERICA-CHADWICK BOSEMAN — Chadwick Boseman joins the Marvel universe in “Captain America: Civil War,” but this isn’t the first time he’s played a superhero onscreen. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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NBA-HEAT-RAPTORS — The Miami Heat have a 1-0 lead over the Raptors entering Game 2 in the day’s only NBA playoff game. Toronto needs stronger play from its star backcourt of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan. Miami is without Chris Bosh for the rest of the season. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8 p.m.

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HOW TO REACH US

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