BC-AP News Digest 3:10 am


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

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DEVELOPING

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EMMY NOMINATIONS — Nominee announcements set for 11:30 a.m.

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ONLY ON AP

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DIVIDED AMERICA-POLICE AND THE POLICED — The highly publicized deaths of black men in encounters with police across the U.S., and now the sniper killing of five Dallas officers, have focused new attention on the chasm between police and minorities. Years of tension have left people wary in both the policing community and in minority neighborhoods, with many yearning for one another’s respect. By National Writer Adam Geller. SENT: 910 words, photos. An abridged version is also available. WITH: AP video: US Divided America Police1 (CR) — The New York borough of Staten Island — where Eric Garner died in a confrontation with officers — is a microcosm of a society where police and blacks live, and are divided.

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TOP STORIES

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GOP 2016-CONVENTION-SENATE — Many GOP senators are skipping next week’s convention, citing a range of prior commitments, from fly-fishing to lawn-mowing. By Erica Werner and Mary Clare Jalonick. UPCOMING: 770 words, photos by 4 a.m. With GOP 2016-CONVENTION — Donald Trump’s campaign and party leaders seem poised to defeat GOP renegades trying to derail his presidential nomination. UPCOMING: 700 words by 4 a.m., then 800 words after 8 a.m. meeting.

POLICE SHOOTING-MINNESOTA — Philando Castile had taken training on how to let any police he encountered know he had a pistol permit, something he apparently did in the seconds before an officer shot him dead. Whether he followed that training — and whether the officer followed his own — may begin to explain what happened during the fatal traffic stop in suburban St. Paul. By Kyle Potter and Amy Forliti. SENT: 825 words, photos. WITH: POLICE SHOOTINGS-THE LATEST.

BRITAIN-ECONOMY — Bank of England holds its first policy meeting since the vote to leave the EU — and could cut interest rates or offer stimulus to help the economy through the period of heightened uncertainty. By Danica Kirka. UPCOMING: 800 words by 7 a.m.

HAITI-PEACEKEEPER BABIES — In this tiny coastal town, there are at least six poor women struggling to raise “peacekeeper babies, although no one knows just how many children have been fathered by U.N. peacekeepers across Haiti. By David McFadden. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

ROAD RAGE — Nearly 8 of every 10 U.S. drivers admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year, a AAA survey finds. SENT: 550 words, photo.

JAPAN-EMPEROR — Japanese Emperor Akihito’s intention to abdicate sometime in the next few years came out of the blue this week, stunning the nation and topping news headlines. Here are some of the key points about Japan’s monarchy and what could happen next. By Mari Yamaguchi. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 4 a.m.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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POKEMON GO-TRESPASSING — The “Pokemon Go” craze across the U.S. has people wandering into yards, driveways, a cemetery and even an off-limits police parking lot in search of cartoon monsters. Authorities are warning trespassers they could get arrested or worse, if they cross paths with an armed property owner. SENT: 830 words, photos. With POKEMON GO-THE LATEST.

HAWAII SUES BOUNTY HUNTER — “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman’s bail bonds business owes Hawaii $35,500, the state attorney general says. SENT: 300 words, photo.

SKIPPED TOLLS — Police: New Jersey woman arrested after skipping more than 500 tolls. SENT: 130 words.

LOBSTER DAY — U.S. Senate says September 25 should once again be designated as National Lobster Day in honor of New England’s celebrated crustacean. SENT: 110 words, photos.

CAR-FREE-PHILADELPHIA — A large swath of Philadelphia is going car-free for a day in September. SENT: 100 words.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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GOP 2016-TRUMP-CONVENTION — There are war heroes, a casino magnate and even an underwear model in the lineup, yet Donald Trump is relying heavily on his party’s establishment to fill the speaking program for next week’s Republican National Convention. SENT: 670 words, photos.

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NATIONAL

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WOMAN DEAD IN JAIL — A candlelight vigil is held in Chicago’s Federal Plaza to mark the one-year anniversary of the death of Sandra Bland, a black woman who died in a Texas jail cell after a traffic stop. SENT: 400 words, photos. WITH: WOMAN DEAD IN JAIL-THE LATEST.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SOUTHEAST ASIA-ISLAMIC STATE — Ineffectual attacks by the Islamic State group’s followers in Southeast Asia have shown them to be fragmented and lacking in the expertise that has produced devastating death tolls elsewhere in the world. But terrorism experts say the threat from the militants in Indonesia, Malaysia and the southern Philippines should not be underestimated and they could be transformed into a more dangerous force by training and leadership. By Stephen Wright. SENT: 900 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN-TALIBAN TALKS — There are no plans to revive a peace process aimed at bringing the Taliban to the negotiating table, an Afghan official says. SENT: 340 words.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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POLICE SHOOTINGS-ROBOTS — Police in Dallas were the first in the nation to use a robot to deliver and detonate a bomb to kill a suspect, but other law enforcement agencies are willing and able to follow suit, including some that even have trained for the day when they’d have to do so. By Don Babwin. SENT: 800 words, photo.

UTAH ANTI-DRONE LAW — Utah authorites likely will be among the first in the nation to be allowed to disable and crash drones for flying too close to wildfires after lawmakers approved a proposal during a special session. The measure now heads to the governor, who is expected to sign it. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 640 words, photos.

TEACHING GAY HISTORY — After multiple delays, California education officials are moving to comply with the nation’s first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay people and LGBT rights milestones in history classes. By LISA LEFF. UPCOMING: 622 words by 3:30 a.m.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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EMMY NOMINATIONS — ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ vie for hotly contested Emmy nods. SENT: 672 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated around 11:35 a.m. with nominee announcements.

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HOW TO REACH US

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