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.
Among today's coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EDT:
—-IRAN-NUCLEAR (developing, incorporates OBAMA-IRAN)
-- GREECE BAILOUT (sent; developing)
-- FEDERAL RESERVE-YELLEN (sent, developing)
-- GOP 2016-TRUMP FINANCES (sent, developing)
-- COLORADO SHOOTING (sent, developing)
-- GERMANY AUSCHWITZ TRIAL (sent)
WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT:
-- US-ESPY AWARDS-CAITLYN JENNER (upcoming)
-- PLUTO (upcoming)
-- JAPAN-ROBOT HOTEL (sent)
--CHRIS BROWN HOME INVASION (sent, developing)
--FAO SCHWARZ CLOSING (upcoming)
KENTUCKY FLOODING (sent, developing)
GERMANY-AUSCHWITZ TRIAL (sent)
POLICE SHOOTING-VIDEOS (sent)
MEXICO DRUG LORD ESCAPE TUNNEL (sent)
Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times EDT):
IRAN-NUCLEAR: In Iran deal, President Barack Obama sees validation of a diplomatic gamble — one he foreshadowed before winning the White House and one that will shape his legacy long after he leaves. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMNG: Updates from 1 p.m. Obama news conference, 850 words by 4 p.m., photos. With IRAN-NUCLEAR-THE LATEST; IRAN-NUCLEAR COMPROMISES:.
GREECE-BAILOUT: Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras faced a rising wave of hostility from members of his own party Wednesday ahead of a parliament vote on an austerity bill that condemns the country to years of spending cuts but is required to get a new bailout package. SENT 960 words, UPCOMING updates with debate, vote late at night. With GREECE-BATTERED ECONOMY (sent).
GREECE-CUTTING DEBT — A look at why writing off a chunk of Greece's debt is such a taboo for European states like Germany, despite repeated calls to do so by the IMF. By David McHugh. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11 a.m.
GERMANY-AUSCHWITZ TRIAL — Oskar Groening confessed during his trial to feeling "moral guilt" for serving as an SS sergeant at Auschwitz. On Wednesday, a court ruled that he was guilty of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Jews and sentenced him to four years in prison. SENT: 810 words, photos, video.
MEXICO-DRUG LORD ESCAPES-TUNNEL — A visit to the exit of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's escape tunnel in an unfinished barn provides a look at the last few yards that Mexico's most powerful drug lord traversed during his second escape from a maximum-security prison. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.
NETHERLANDS-MH17-THE WAITING — For many families of the 298 people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down July 17 last year over eastern Ukraine, uncertainty and agonizing waiting is still woven into the fabric of life a year later. By Mike Corder. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.
WASHINGTON AND POLITICS
GOP 2016-TRUMP FINANCES: Presidential candidate Donald Trump, who has estimated he's worth about $9 billion, is expected to unveil details of his personal fortune. SENT: 390 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.
IRS-TAX SEASON WOES: IRS watchdog says the agency provided abysmal customer service during this year's tax filing season even as taxpayers struggled with a rise in identity theft and complications surrounding the president's health law. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photo.
2016-POLITICAL MONEY: Barely underway, the 2016 presidential contest has already seen about $377 million in donations, an Associated Press review shows. SENT: 690 words, photos.
TRANSPORTATION SHOWDOWN: Faced with the prospect of a shutdown in highway and transit aid to states, the House is expected to take up a bill to temporarily shore up funding for transportation programs. SENT: 650 words. UPCOMING: Updates from House debate, 700 words by 5 p.m., photo.
OBAMA: President Barack Obama talks about expanding economic opportunity during a visit to the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 6:45 p.m. remarks, 500 words by 8 p.m., photo.
POLICE SHOOTING VIDEOS — Following up on the ramifications of a judge's decision to release video of a California man who was shot by police. By Brian Melley. SENT: 830 words, photos video. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m.
COLORADO SHOOTING — A Colorado jury is to begin deliberating the fate of James Holmes and whether he was legally insane when he opened fire on a crowded midnight movie premiere, killing 12 people. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.
POLICE-HORSE DRIVER'S DEATH — Pursuing further details in the case of a black man who died after a physical encounter with a white police officer in Mississippi. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. Further reporting on merits.
KENTUCKY FLOODING — Rescue crews comb the Appalachian hills for six people still unaccounted for after a wide swath is wiped out by floodwaters, hampered again by more heavy rain, swarming mosquitoes, soupy humidity and knee-deep mud. SENT: 900 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 800 words with a new approach, photos, video by 4 p.m.
CHRIS BROWN-HOME INVASION - Armed men ransack Chris Brown's Los Angeles home after locking relative in closet. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
MISSING SISTERS — Authorities from Maryland and Virginia are set to announce what they call "significant developments" in the 40-year-old case of two sisters who vanished from a suburban Maryland mall. UPCOMING: 500 words by 4 p.m. Developing from noon news conference.
BIRTHDAY CAKE BEATING — The mother and uncle of a 9-year-old boy who police say was fatally beaten over a missing birthday cake are due in court. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m. Developing from 1 p.m. court hearing.
CHRIS BROWN-HOME INVASION — Police say three armed men in masks forced their way into the Los Angeles home of Chris Brown, locked a female relative of the singer in a closet and then ransacked the place. SENT: 130 words. Developing.
FEDERAL RESERVE-YELLEN - Yellen encouraged by economic rebound, reiterates Fed rate hike likely later this year. SENT: 680 words. Developing.
FED-BEIGE BOOK — The Federal Reserve releases its latest 'Beige Book' survey of economic conditions. UPCOMING: 130 words after release of survey at 2 p.m. 350 words by 2:45 p.m.
SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK - Small businesses owners are coming up with strategies to handle new overtime regulations that include changing job descriptions, reducing hours and making employees who were once salaried, hourly. UPCOMING: 700 words by 10 a.m., photos.
FAO SCHWARZ-CLOSING — The FAO Schwarz store on New York's Fifth Avenue is closing its doors on Wednesday. Toys R Us said it is looking for another location in midtown Manhattan. By Lejla Sarcevic. UPCOMING: 350 words by 5 p.m., photos, video
PLUTO - Scientists discuss Pluto and release new photos from New Horizons spacecraft's flyby of the dwarf planet. UPCOMING: 450 words, photos developing from 3 p.m. briefing.
JAPAN-ROBOT HOTEL - From the receptionist that does the check-in and check-out to the porter that's an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room, the hotel in southwestern Japan, aptly called Weird Hotel, is "manned" almost totally by robots to save labor costs. SENT: 700 words, photos.
TOKYO 2020-STADIUM — When the dust settles on the marquee venue for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, it could well be the most expensive sports stadium in the world. SENT: 840 words, photos.
US-ESPY AWARDS-CAITLYN JENNER - Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPY Awards, where the year's top athletes and sports moments are honored. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos from 8 p.m. telecast. With ESPY AWARDS-MOMENTS and ESPY AWARDS-LIST.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
PEOPLE-JUDD APATOW-COSBY — Judd Apatow isn't wavering on his criticism of comedian Bill Cosby, who's been accused(AP Style 1) of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women over four decades. By John Carucci. SENT: 390 words, photos
KENNEDY CENTER HONORS - The Kennedy Center announces a diverse lineup of artists who will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors in December, including stars from music, Hollywood and Broadway. UPCOMING: 130 words at 11 a.m., followed by 800 words by 4 p.m. Story will be in chunky text format.
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