BC-AP News Digest 3 am

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




DIVIDED AMERICA-WOMEN IN OFFICE — Hillary Clinton may be closer than ever to shattering what she famously called “the highest, hardest glass ceiling,” but women in the U.S. remain significantly underrepresented at all levels of elected office. By Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 1,500 words, photos. An abridged version of 930 words has also been sent. With WOMEN IN OFFICE-GLANCE.




DEM 2016-CONVENTION — Democrats open their national convention eager to show off a forward-looking party united behind Hillary Clinton but face lingering bitterness among supporters of defeated rival Bernie Sanders and a fresh political mess of the party’s own making. By Ken Thomas and Catherine Lucey. UPCOMING: 750 words by 3:45 a.m., photos. With DEM 2016-CONVENTION-THINGS TO WATCH; DEM 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE; DEM 2016-CONVENTION-THE LATEST. Also see OBAMA and SANDERS below.

DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA — The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures, as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave. By Geoff Mulvihill and Megan Trimble. SENT: 560 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: US PA DNC Protest (CR) — Thousands of protesters hit Philadelphia streets.

GERMANY-ATTACKS — Bavaria’s top security official says he believes a failed asylum seeker who blew himself up and injured 12 people in the southern German town of Ansbach was driven by religious extremism. By Hakan Kaplan and David Rising. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEETINGS — China scores a diplomatic victory, avoiding criticism by Southeast Asia’s main grouping over its territorial expansion in the South China Sea even though some of the bloc’s members are victims of Beijing’s actions. By Vijay Joshi and Daniel Malloy. SENT: 680 words, photos. With CHINA-US — Obama aide visits China after South China Sea ruling; SOUTHEAST ASIAN MEETINGS-THE LATEST.

IRAQ-FAKE SECURITY WANDS — For nearly a decade, anyone driving through one of Baghdad’s many checkpoints was subjected to a search by a soldier pointing a security wand at their vehicle and watching the device intently to see if its antenna moved. The wands were a fake, but it wasn’t till a massive bombing this month that the government halted their use. By Hamza Hendawi. SENT: 900 words, photos, video.

LESS GENDERED CLOTHING — For parents looking for clothes that defy gender norms, options for back-to-school shopping are limited — but they’re growing. Some big retailers are making small changes, while some frustrated parents have started their own companies. By Retail Writer Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.




POKEMON GO-DISCOVERING HISTORY — Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by — until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the “Pokemon Go” trail. SENT: 810 words, photo.

DALLAS COWBOYS-BUS CRASH — Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash in Arizona; no players nor staff among victims. SENT: 320 words, photo, video.

JAPAN-NO MORE VCR — Farewell to VCRs: Japanese maker to shelve once-hit product. SENT: 330 words.

CRASH-PUNTERS KILLED — Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter. SENT: 660 words, photos.




DEM 2016-CONVENTION-OBAMA — Where GOP nominee Donald Trump described “death, destruction, terrorism and weakness” at his convention last week, Democrats will point to stability, growth and hope. UPCOMING: 850 words by 3:45 a.m., photo.

DEM 2016-SANDERS — Amid lingering angst over the primary process, Sanders has a chance before the Democratic National Convention heats up to encourage his supporters to embrace party unity. SENT: 650 words, photos.




POLICE FUNERALS-BATON ROUGE — The last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in an ambush near a busy highway in Baton Rouge is being buried. SENT: 310 words, photo.

ISLAMIC STATE — A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas could face two decades in prison when he is set to be sentenced. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after noon sentencing.




UKRAINE-CORRUPTION FIGHTER — Mikhail Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia, has brought his corruption-fighting record to his job as governor of the Odessa region in Ukraine. So far, however, the pace has been dismally slow. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 5 a.m., photos.

HAITI-HOSPITAL CRISIS — A nearly 4-month strike by resident doctors and nurses at hospitals across Haiti paralyzes a public health system that struggles to cope even during the best of times. SENT: 950 words, photos.




DURANT IN OAKLAND — Even in a jersey with “USA” on the chest, Kevin Durant got some boos from the Clippers and Lakers fans at Staples Center for an exhibition blowout of China. That’s expected to change Tuesday night in Oakland. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 600 words, photos.

BRANDI CHASTAIN — Brandi Chastain likes the U.S. soccer prospects for defending gold in Rio, is advocating for fewer headers in youth games and tackling her son’s diagnosis of Crohn’s disease. By Sports Writer Melissa Murphy. SENT: 800 words, photos.




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