BC-AP News Digest 3 am

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




FADING FISHERMEN — After centuries of weathering overfishing, foreign competition and increasing government regulation, the latest challenge is the one that’s doing Northeast fishermen in: climate change. Their choices are to stick it out against all odds, adapt to the changing ocean or leave the business altogether. By Patrick Whittle. SENT: 2,680 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 920 words has also been sent.




BRITAIN-EU — Treasury chief George Osborne seeks to calm nerves in the markets, as investors worried about the consequences of Britain leaving the European Union. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 200 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated, video. With CHINA-BRITAIN-EU — Premier says China wants “united and stable” EU; FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian stocks mixed as markets await Brexit fallout.

DEM 2016-CLINTON-WARREN — With Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders fading from the spotlight, Sen. Elizabeth Warren is stepping up to reclaim her role as leader of the party’s progressives. She’s mobilizing behind presumed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, lending her presidential bid a powerful boost of liberal credibility. By Lisa Lerer. UPCOMING: 560 words by 3:30 a.m., photos; event scheduled to begin after 10:30 a.m.

SUPREME COURT-WHAT’S LEFT — The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week. By Mark Sherman. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3:30 a.m.; opinions expected after 10 a.m.

SEVERE WEATHER — More heavy rains are expected in West Virginia where floodwaters have killed at least 24 people in the past week. At least 25 counties are under a flash flood watch and forecasters say downpours are possible in many areas already ravaged by flooding. By John Raby and Dave Morrison. SENT: 780 words, photos. UPCOMING: video.

IRAQ-AFTER FALLUJAH-GLANCE — A look at what lies ahead after Iraqi forces say they have liberated the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group, marking one of their biggest victories against the extremists. By Susannah George. SENT: 600 words. With IRAQ-THE THINGS THEY CARRIED-PHOTO GALLERY — Iraqi soldiers share treasured possessions. Photos by Maya Alleruzzo, highlighted by XMA502.

COPA AMERICA FINAL — Lionel Messi, the greatest player of his generation — perhaps soccer’s best ever — is still without a title on Argentina’s national team. And now that he says he’s quitting the national team, it’s one that will likely never come. By Sports Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. With ARGENTINA-MESSI QUITS — Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team.




INDEPENDENCE DAY TRAVEL — Heading out of town: Independence Day travel to break record. SENT: 270 words.

BON JOVI-CANCER PATIENT — Rocker Jon Bon Jovi surprises cancer-stricken fan with guitar, kiss. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: photo.

FAKE MONKS — Buddhist leaders warn NYC tourists that men in orange robes seeking donations are scam artists. SENT: 650 words, photos.




ALASKA-RAFTING DEATHS — The recent deaths of two women during a rafting excursion illustrate not only how unpredictably dangerous Alaska’s wilderness can be, but also how limited resources are in the nation’s largest state. SENT: 600 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA-CAPITOL STABBINGS — Ten people suffer stab wounds and other injuries after members of a white nationalist group that planned to rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento clash with a larger group of counter protesters, authorities say. SENT: 590 words, photos.




LEBANON-EXPLOSIONS — A group of suicide bombers detonate their explosives in a Lebanese village near the border with Syria, killing five people and wounding at least 15, Lebanon’s state-run news agency says. SENT: 310 words. UPCOMING: graphic. With JORDAN-ISLAMIC STATE — IS claims responsibility for Jordan border attack last week.

CUBA-ARCHBISHOP — Msgr. Juan de la Caridad Garcia is bringing a different style to the Cuban Catholic Church in his new post as archbishop of Havana, the most important religious position on the island. SENT: 970 words, photos.




BET AWARDS-MOMENTS — A politically charged BET Awards deliver an exciting night of tributes for Prince and Muhammad Ali between calls for action over gun violence, civil rights and presidential politics. With BET AWARDS-JESSE WILLIAMS — Jesse Williams moves BET Awards crowd with passionate speech; BET AWARDS-LIST.

ASIANS ON HOLLYWOOD — The film world of Asia is too busy making movies to fret too much about the debate slamming Hollywood — the casting of white people in roles written for Asians. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. UPCOMING: 820 words by 4 a.m., photos.




US TRIALS-DEAF SWIMMER — Deaf but not disabled, Marcus Titus looks to earn a spot on the U.S. Olympic swimming team. By National Writer Paul Newberry. SENT: 720 words, photos. With PHELPS THE MENTOR — Michael Phelps’ influence out of pool impacts results at U.S. swimming trials.




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