BC-AP News Digest 3 am

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




DIVIDED AMERICA-URBAN VS RURAL — Few divides in the United States are greater than that between rural and urban places. Town and country represent not just the poles of the nation’s two political parties, but different economic realities that are transforming the 2016 presidential election. Cities are trending Democratic and are on an upward economic swing. Rural areas are increasingly Republican, steadily shedding population for decades. By Nicholas Riccardi. SENT: 2,580 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US DA Urban Rural (CR) — Great divide between rural and urban places. An abridged version of 960 words has also been sent.




JOURNEY TO JUPITER — The solar-powered spacecraft Juno begins circling Jupiter on a 20-month mission to map the biggest planet in the solar system. By Science Writer Alicia Chang. SENT: 700 words, photos, video. With JOURNEY TO JUPITER-BY THE NUMBERS — NASA’s Jupiter mission by the numbers.

CAMPAIGN 2016-DUMP TRUMP — Despite a lot of noise by a band of insurgents, Donald Trump and the GOP are on track to defeat a move to change party rules and prevent his nomination at this month’s Republican National Convention. By Alan Fram. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3:45 a.m., photos. With GOP 2016-VP WHO’S WHO — Assessing Trump’s vice presidential shortlist; 2016-CONVENTION-TRANSPORTATION — Cleveland road, air, water travel limited for GOP convention.

STATE DEPARTMENT DELAYS — Just five months before the presidential election, the State Department is under fire in courtrooms over delays turning over government files related to Hillary Clinton’s tenure as secretary of state. By Stephen Braun. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3:45 a.m., photos.

ITALY-MISSING STUDENT — Authorities in Rome are investigating the death of a teenage student from Wisconsin whose body was found in the Tiber River days after he was reported missing. By Frances D’Emilio. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BANGLADESH-ATTACK — The bodies of the seven Japanese killed in a militant attack in Bangladesh return to home as investigators in Dhaka search for clues about the possible masterminds behind the gruesome attack that left 28 dead. SENT: 740 words, photos. With BANGLADESH-JAPAN — PHOTOS: Bodies of seven Japanese returned from Bangladesh.

DISUNITED KINGDOM-SCOTLAND — In one of the defining splits of Britain’s referendum on the European Union, all 32 council areas in Scotland as well as Northern Ireland went against their southern neighbors and voted for Britain to stay in the bloc. Unlike in England and Wales, even towns shattered by the demise of shipyards, coal mines and steelworks made the calculus that quitting the EU wouldn’t turn things around for them. By Karl Ritter. UPCOMING: 940 words by 4 a.m., photos. With BRITAIN-EU-DISUNITED KINGDOM-FACT BOX.




MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT — Estimated Mega Millions jackpot at $449 million; drawing Tuesday. SENT: 110 words. With MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT-LARGEST US JACKPOTS.

GARDENING ON SUBS — Salad at sea: U.S. military tests idea of growing fruits and vegetables aboard submarines to give crew members more fresh food. SENT: 720 words, photos.

KALE-EATING CONTEST — Forget hot dogs! Buffalo food fest to feature kale-eating contest. SENT: 120 words.

PEOPLE-TAYLOR SWIFT-JULY FOURTH — Taylor Swift hosts July Fourth bash at seaside mansion in Rhode Island. SENT: 120 words, photo.




AUSTRALIA-ELECTION — Vote counting resumes in Australia’s dramatically close national election, three days after the contest failed to deliver an immediate winner and left the nation’s leadership in doubt. SENT: 930 words, photos.




911 TEXTING — More police departments are exploring technology that would allow 911 emergency dispatchers to receive text messages from people who need help. SENT: 620 words, photos.

INHOFE-PLANE — U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe walked away from the forced landing of his small plane amid severe weekend weather in Oklahoma — the latest of several troubled landings for the avid pilot, who at 81 shows no signs of leaving the cockpit. SENT: 550 words, photo.




FITNESS-NATIONAL LANDMARK WORKOUTS — Forget fanny packs and selfie sticks: Bring your running shoes if you’re visiting the monuments and landmarks that have become new fitness hot spots. UPCOMING: 750 words by 4 a.m., photos, video.




FREE AGENCY-THE NUMBERS — After four days of NBA free agency, roughly $3 billion in deals have been struck — which works out to around $9,000 a second. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 830 words, photos.




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