BC-AP News Digest 3 am


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

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TOP STORIES

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NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Dozens of bodies were slowly removed overnight from a popular Orlando gay club after a gunman sprayed the helpless crowd with bullets in violence that killed 50 people and devastated a city famous for family-friendly theme parks. By Jason Dearen. UPCOMING: 1,160 words by 4 a.m., photos. TOP VIDEO: — US Shooting Wrap Late (CR) — U.S. grieves in aftermath of Orlando shooting. With NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-SHOOTER PROFILE — Shooter was body builder, guard; once wanted to be cop; NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA-VICTIMS VIGNETTES; NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA-PHOTO GALLERY. Also see separate package advisory.

ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING — The deadliest shooting in U.S. history has people around the world wondering why mass violence keeps happening in America. For those who have lived through mass shootings, whether they blame guns, mental health or religion, the repetition makes change seem hopeless. By Sadie Gurman. SENT: 700 words, photos.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-SCENE — For Jon Alamo, it was supposed to be just a night of dancing and drinking, of looking good and gleefully partying into the early morning hours. But about three and a half hours after he arrived, the gunshots began and the first of at least 50 people began to die. By Tamara Lush, Jason Dearen and Michael Schneider. UPCOMING: 1,190 words by 4 a.m., photos, videos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-ANALYSIS — Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton’s responses to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history were a study in contrasts for the two presumptive presidential nominees — one of whom will soon be leading a country fearful of terrorism, gun violence and the often merciless intersection of the two. By White House Correspondent Julie Pace. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. With CAMPAIGN 2016 — Trump to address Orlando shooting in speech. UPCOMING: Will be updated ahead of 2:30 p.m. speech.

IRAQ-YAZIDIS — A 28-year-old Yazidi is on a personal quest to collect evidence of the Islamic State group’s devastating attack on his community, hoping to assist a future criminal prosecution and preserve the historical record of IS’ massacre of 5,000 Yazidi men and enslavement of thousands of women. By Balint Szlanko. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

CHAMPION PENGUINS — Back in December, the Pittsburgh Penguins looked like a lost team bound to miss the playoffs. Six months to the day after coach Mike Sullivan took over, Sidney Crosby and the Penguins are champions again. By Sports Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 880 words, photos. With STANLEY CUP-HANDOFF — Crosby hands trophy to teammate whose mother is battling cancer; STANLEY CUP-PITTSBURGH FANS — Penguins fans take to streets to celebrate championship.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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APPLE SHOWCASE — Apple’s annual software conference will be its next big opportunity to show the world what’s coming next. By Technology Writer Brandon Bailey. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day, photos. With APPLE SHOWCASE-THE LATEST.

SINGAPORE-SAME SEX KISS — Same-sex kiss nixed from “Les Miserables” in Singapore. SENT: 250 words.

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NATIONAL

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GAY PRIDE-EXPLOSIVES ARREST — Police and FBI agents are working to figure out why a man from Indiana had three assault rifles and chemicals used in making explosives in his car some 2,000 miles from home in Southern California, where he told the officers arresting him that he was headed to a gay pride parade. SENT: 600 words, photos.

NEVADA MONUMENT-DESERT RACE — Conservationists ask White House Council on Environmental Quality to put the brakes on plans to allow a popular off-road, desert race from near Las Vegas to Reno to run through a newly established national monument in southern Nevada. An APNewsbreak. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 650 words. UPCOMING: photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BRITAIN-EU-FUTURE — If the United Kingdom chooses to leave Europe, how would it happen and could an exit unravel the whole EU? UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 a.m., photos, video. With GERMANY-BRITAIN-EU — EU president: New Britain-EU relationship would take 7 years.

BRAZIL-OLYMPIC MAYOR — Once-wildly popular Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, who rose to fame in the run-up to this summer’s Olympics, has seen his star fade in the months before his city hosts the games. SENT: 840 words, photos.

SOUTH CHINA SEA-WEIGHING IN — China and the U.S. have been trying to win allies for their respective positions on the use of international arbitration in South China Sea disputes. Here’s a look at where other countries stand. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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INDONESIA-TRANSPORT APPS — Go-Jek has become Indonesia’s most visible technology success with an app that relieves some of the pain of its maddening traffic. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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TONY AWARDS-MOMENTS — As Barbra Streisand noted, the horrific shooting in Orlando tinged Tony night with sorrow, but there was also celebration of the joy that theater can bring. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. UPCOMING: 900 words by 4:30 a.m., photos. With TONY AWARDS — “Hamilton” wins 11 Tonys, but fails to break record; TONY AWARDS-LIST.

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SPORTS

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NBA FINALS — With Draymond Green suspended, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers have their opening in the NBA Finals and perhaps prime chance of getting back into this best-of-seven series. By Sports Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 880 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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At the Nerve Center, Jerome Minerva can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Wally Santana (ext. 1900). For graphics and interactives, Dien Magno (ext. 7636). Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact [email protected] or call 877-836-9477.

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