BC-AP News Digest 3 am

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




TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS — Suicide attackers kill dozens and wound more than 140 at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport, the latest in a series of bombings to strike Turkey in recent months. Turkish officials say the massacre was most likely the work of the Islamic State group. By Zeynep Bilginsoy, Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel. SENT: 1,340 words, photos, graphic. TOP VIDEO: — TUR Airport (CR) — Raw: Tight security at Istanbul airport. With TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS-SUICIDE BOMBINGS — Suicide bombings in Turkey in past year; TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS GLANCE — A look at recent attacks on airports around world; TURKEY-AIRPORT BLASTS-THE LATEST.

BRITAIN-EU — European Union leaders will talk about Europe without Britain — without Prime Minister David Cameron present. Meanwhile, Britain’s Conservative Party will reveal the candidates for a new leader to replace him. By Raf Casert and Lorne Cook. UPCOMING: 300 words by 5 a.m., photos, video; candidate announcement expected at noon. With BRITAIN-EU-THE LATEST. Also see NORTHERN IRELAND-EU BORDER and BRITAIN-EU-CENTRAL BANKS below.

CANADA-UNITED STATES-MEXICO — The leaders of North America confront a rising tide of economic protectionism and nationalism as they meet in the Canadian capital. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for the first time is hosting U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto in Ottawa for the North American leaders’ summit. By Rob Gillies. UPCOMING: 550 words by 3:45 a.m., photos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-AMERICA FIRST — Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign policy harkens back to the isolationist America First Committee, a group remembered for trying to keep the U.S. out of World War II, the anti-Semitism of its prominent members and praise for Adolf Hitler’s economic policies. By Michael Biesecker. UPCOMING 939 words by 3:45 a.m. With CAMPAIGN 2016 — Trump breaks with party on trade as he threatens tariffs.

JORDAN-ISLAMIC STATE — Hundreds of suspected backers of the Islamic State group in Jordan have been sentenced to prison, are awaiting trial or are being held for questioning in a heavy crackdown by the kingdom under toughened anti-terror laws that punish even liking or sharing IS material on social media. Some warn the crowded courtrooms and recent attacks signal Jordan has a more serious problem with home-grown extremism than it has acknowledged in public. By Karin Laub. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video.

POLICE MISCONDUCT-CITY ATTORNEYS — An Associated Press review of hundreds of court records suggests city attorneys from Baltimore to Spokane, Washington, may have hidden or delayed disclosing evidence in police-misconduct cases. The records indicate the rarely scrutinized, taxpayer-funded city lawyers, who represent police in noncriminal matters, are weak links in systems meant to hold officers accountable. By Michael Tarm. SENT: 1,200 words with photos.




NKOREA-PYONGHATTAN RISING — Pyonghattan 2.0: More skyscrapers go up in North Korea capital. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FACEBOOK CEO UPSET NEIGHBORS — Facebook CEO’s Hawaii neighbors grumble about new wall. SENT: 430 words, photo.

JAPAN-TOYOTA RECALL — Toyota recalls 1.43 million vehicles for defective air bags. SENT: 180 words, photos.

HAWKING-LARRY KING — Stephen Hawking: Greed, stupidity greatest threats to Earth. SENT: 130 words.

REALITY TV-OKLAHOMA LEGISLATURE — “Amazing Race” contestant heads to Oklahoma primary runoff. SENT: 320 words.




HOUSE-BENGHAZI REPORT — Hillary Clinton says it’s time to “move on” after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but that’s not likely in an election year. UPCOMING: 780 words by 3:45 a.m., photos.

CONGRESS-PUERTO RICO — The Senate is set to begin voting on a rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, just two days before the island is expected to default on a $2 billion debt payment. UPCOMING: 710 words by 3:45 a.m., photo; updates expected by late morning.

UN AMBASSADOR-CHILD KILLED — From cash to cows, the United States has provided compensation to the family of a Cameroonian child who was killed by a vehicle in U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power’s motorcade. UPCOMING: 430 words by 3:45 a.m.




LGBT RIGHTS-NORTH CAROLINA — Republican state legislators say there’s still a chance to change the North Carolina law that sparked a clash over transgender rights on the national stage, but not the most controversial provision which directs transgender people to use public restrooms that correspond with the sex on their birth certificates. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 a.m., photos.

WESTERN WILDFIRES-CAMERAS — As the summer Western wildfire season heats up, a growing network of online cameras installed on forested mountaintops is changing the way crews fight fires by allowing early detection that triggers quicker, cheaper and more tactical suppression. SENT: 300 words, photos, video.

FLOODED RESORT — It could be a month or two until an iconic West Virginia resort reopens after deadly, damaging floods, but its maimed championship golf course may not be ready for play much before the PGA Tour rolls through next July. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 a.m., photos.




NORTHERN IRELAND-EU BORDER — All along Northern Ireland’s meandering 310-mile border with the Irish Republic, residents are trying to imagine what life will be like if Northern Ireland, like the rest of the U.K., actually leaves the 28-nation EU. UPCOMING: 870 words by 6 a.m., photos.




BRITAIN-EU-CENTRAL BANKS — The turmoil caused by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union pushes central banks around the world to reassess their plans. By Business Writer David McHugh. UPCOMING: 400 words by 8 a.m., photos.




OBIT-SCOTTY MOORE — Scotty Moore, the pioneering rock guitarist whose sharp, graceful style helped Elvis Presley shape his revolutionary sound and inspired a generation of musicians that included Keith Richards, Jimmy Page and Bruce Springsteen, has died. He was 84. By Adrian Sainz. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.




SUMMITT-IMPACT — Dozens of Pat Summitt’s former Tennessee players and coaches descended on Knoxville over the weekend, making the basketball pilgrimage to say their final goodbyes to the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 700 words, photos.

US SWIM TRIALS-CHANGING OF THE GUARD — The United States is assembling an Olympic swimming team that will have as many as 17 first-timers in the pool. By Sports Writer Beth Harris. SENT: 830 words, photos.




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