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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POLICE SHOOTING-LOUISIANA — An emotional, at times angry, evening unfolded in the working class, predominantly black Louisiana neighborhood where the police killing of a black man was caught on videotape. By Mike Kunzelman, Melinda Deslatte and Cain Burdeau. SENT: 850 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US LA Shooting Wrap 2 (CR) — Feds open investigation into Louisiana shooting. Also see POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA below.

OBAMA-EUROPE — President Barack Obama embarks on a five-day, two-country mission to buck up a beleaguered Europe and brush back an aggressive Moscow on what is expected to be his last presidential visit to the continent. By Kathleen Hennessey. SENT: 650 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words after 10 a.m. departure. With AFGHANISTAN-NATO — NATO will welcome Obama’s Afghan troops decision.

NATO SUMMIT-RETOOLING NATO — In what some are terming NATO’s most important meeting in a generation, Obama and the leaders of the 27 other member nations are deciding how to retool the Cold War-era military alliance to face a daunting range of modern threats, from a hostile Kremlin to religious-fueled violence and attacks in cyberspace. By John-Thor Dahlburg. UPCOMING: 860 words by 5 a.m., photos. With NATO SUMMIT-POLAND’S MOMENT — Poland hosts first-ever top meeting of military alliance.

CLINTON EMAILS — FBI Director James Comey makes his first appearance before Congress since announcing the agency’s recommendation to not prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup. By Eric Tucker and Matthew Daly. SENT: 330 words, photos. UPCOMING: 600 words after 10 a.m. hearing.

CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-TWEETS — At a time when Donald Trump would rather be talking about Hillary Clinton’s emails, he is instead having to defending himself anew against allegations his campaign reflects bigotry and is backed by white supremacists. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 900 words, photos. With CAMPAIGN 2016 — Trump meets with rank-and-file congressional Republicans. UPCOMING: 700 words after 8:30 a.m. meetings.

NAVY SEAL DEATH —The highly unusual ruling by a medical examiner that a Navy SEAL drowning during a training was a homicide and not an accident is raising questions about the safety of the grueling exercises that some argue are necessary to create a fighting force charged with missions like the one that took down Osama Bin Laden. By Julie Watson. SENT: 800 words, photos. With NAVY SEAL DEATH-TOUGH TRAINING — A look at the grueling Navy SEALs training program.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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PEOPLE-RUSSELL WILSON-CIARA — Singer Ciara, NFL quarterback Russell Wilson tie the knot. SENT: 110 words, photo.

STUNTMAN INJURED — Stuntman injured while filming at rural California airport. SENT: 190 words, photos.

CLEANER GASOLINE — Many motorists are clogging their car’s engine by not using gasoline with enough added detergents. SENT: 290 words, photos.

COLOMBIA-COCA PASTE-PHOTO GALLERY — A look at how a Colombian family processes coca leaves into coca paste used to make cocaine. SENT: 360 words. With 21 photos by Rodrigo Abd , highlighted ABD110.

SPAIN-RUNNING OF THE BULLS — Spain: Four injured, none gored in first Pamplona bull-run. SENT: 140 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA — A man is fatally shot by police in Minnesota while inside a car with a woman and a child, an official says, adding that authorities are looking into reports that the aftermath of the incident was livestreamed on Facebook. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: news conference at 3 a.m., will be updated, video. With POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA-THE LATEST.

BILL COSBY — Bill Cosby returns to court and tries again to force his accuser to testify before the case moves to trial. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. hearing, then 600 words by 5 p.m., photos.

FOOD AND FARM-SEA SNAILS — Whelks have long been a staple item for Italian-American cooks in Providence’s Federal Hill and Boston’s North End, but they’re increasingly being served up in China. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BANGLADESH-BLAST — Suspected radical Islamists cause casualties in Bangladesh after hurling homemade bombs and engaging in a gunbattle with police guarding a large Eid prayer at the end of the holy Muslim month, officials says. SENT: 430 words. UPCOMING: photos, video.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-EX-PROSTITUTE IN CONGRESS — Former prostitute Jacqueline Montero takes her seat in Congress next month after a decade of activism for women’s rights. SENT: 800 words, photo.

AFRICA-INDIAN PRIME MINISTER — India’s prime minister kicks off a four-nation African tour, including countries that haven’t been visited by an Indian leader in more than three decades. SENT: 300 words, photos, video.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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JORDAN-GREEN MALL — Jordan’s newest mall is the kingdom’s first large-scale commercial building constructed to “green” standards. High-end boutiques, cinemas and gourmet coffee shops are tucked into an intricate ecosystem of natural heating and cooling, water recycling and hundreds of solar panels soaking up the sun’s rays. By Layla K. Quran. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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HAMILTON-TOMCAT TALE — Just miles from the Broadway theater where fans are spending thousands of dollars to see the smash hit “Hamilton,” a group of scholars dedicated to studying the nation’s first treasury secretary will gather this week in New Jersey to unveil never-before-seen artifacts and a piece of history they hope can soften some of Hamilton’s rough edges. SENT: 550 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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WADE-LEAVING MIAMI — Dwyane Wade is doing something he never dreamed possible: He’s leaving the Miami Heat and going to his hometown Chicago Bulls. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 750 words, photos.

YOUNG LEAFS — The Maple Leafs may be turning 100 years old next year, but the centennial edition of Toronto’s team is likely to be brimming with youth and inexperience. SENT: 800 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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