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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TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — Turkey’s president declares he is in control of the country early Saturday as loyal military forces fight to squash a coup attempt during a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire that left dozens dead. More than 750 soldiers are arrested across the country, and the military chief is rescued in an operation at an air base where he had been taken hostage on the outskirts of Ankara. By Suzan Fraser and Dominique Soguel. SENT: 1,390 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: TURKEY-MILITARY COUP-THE LATEST; AP EXPLAINS-TURKEY-MUSLIM CLERIC —A cleric living in Pennsylvania is being blamed for Turkey’s coup attempt. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FRANCE-TRUCK ATTACK-BOUHLEL PROFILE — The man responsible for turning a night of celebration into one of carnage by driving a truck along the packed seafront promenade of Nice was a petty criminal who hadn’t been on the radar of French intelligence services before the attack. By Frank Jordans. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 a.m., photos. WITH: FRANCE-TRUCK ATTACK — France calls up thousands of reserve security forces as authorities try to determine the motive behind the attack that left 84 people dead. SENT: 1,500 words; FRANCE-ATTACK-VICTIM VIGNETTES. (Sent).

CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump and his new vice presidential pick, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, present themselves to the country as a unified team prepared to take on Democrat Hillary Clinton and her running mate in November. By Jill Colvin and Jonathan Lemire. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3:30 a.m., photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated after official announcement at 11 a.m. With GOP 2016-PENCE-IMMIGRATION — Pence has a long, hard-line record on immigration. UPCOMING: 490 words by 4 a.m., photo; CAMPAIGN 2016-PENCE-PROFILE — Where Trump is impulsive, Pence is cool-headed. UPCOMING: 870 words by 4 a.m., photos.

SEPT 11 ATTACKS-SECRET FILES — Saudi officials hope the release of top secret pages of an early congressional inquiry into 9/11 will end allegations about Saudi complicity. By Deb Riechmann. UPCOMING: 900 words by 4 a.m., photos.

BANGLADESH-SANITATION VICTORY — Rising incomes and a public campaign have helped Bangladesh virtually end the practice of open defecation — a public health victory that neighboring India has so far failed to achieve. By Julhas Alam. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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PATRIOTS-BRADY-APPEAL — Tom Brady will drop his appeal and serve his four-game suspension for the “Deflategate” scandal. SENT: 980 words, photos.

MISSING PLANE — The Coast Guard rescues a man and woman in the ocean off Hawaii, nearly a day after the plane they were in disappeared from radar. SENT: 440 words, photo.

CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP LOGO — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has a new campaign logo that’s giving some people the giggles. SENT: 390 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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GOP 2016-TRUMP BOOKS — Stunned by the rise of Trump from presumed vanity candidate to the Republicans’ presumptive nominee, some fiction writers are hurrying out novels about a Trump administration. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3:30 a.m., photos.

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NATIONAL

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POLICE SHOOTINGS-LOUISIANA — Grieving residents of Baton Rouge honor an appeal at the funeral of a black man killed by police to celebrate his life rather than demonstrate about his death. By Cain Burdeau and Rebecca Santana. SENT: 800 words, photos.

OLD MURDER-PROFESSOR — A former psychology professor has been sentenced to six years in prison for the 1995 killing of a man she says raped her while she was a Southern California college student. SENT: 540 words, photos.

WESTERN WILDFIRES — A blaze is burning near the Grand Canyon, while firefighters in neighboring states are taking aim at wildfires that have destroyed homes or forced people to evacuate. SENT: 450 words, photos, video.

NAVY SONAR — A federal appeals court says the U.S. Navy wrongly allowed to use sonar in the nation’s oceans that could harm whales and other marine life. SENT: 350 words, photo.

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INTERNATIONAL

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SYRIA DIPLOMACY — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United States and Russia have agreed on “steps” that will reduce violence in Syria. But he wouldn’t detail those steps. SENT: 110 words, photo.

SOUTH SUDAN-SHOOTING — The number of South Sudanese refugees in East Africa could pass 1 million this year, the United Nations refugee agency says, calling on armed groups to allow safe passage for people fleeing the latest fighting. SENT: 310 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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STOCKS-THE NEW BONDS — As bond yields plunge to record lows and investors look for income, they’re pouring money into stocks, sending the market to its own record highs. SENT: 700 words, photo.

FOOD AND FARM-EGG PRICES — Eggs have gone from being an expensive staple at the height of the bird flu crisis to reaching the cheapest prices in a decade due to fully restocked poultry barns. SENT: 550 words, photos.

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TECHNOLOGY

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POKEMON GO-PUB CRAWLS — If the combination of drinking and chasing brightly colored cartoon monsters sounds like fun, there may be a “Pokemon Go” pub crawl in your future. By Technology Writer Brandon Bailey. SENT: 660 words, photo. With POKEMON GO-THE LATEST; POKEMON-CELEBRITIES — Hollywood reacts to “Go” craze. SENT: 550 words, photos; POKEMON GO-ORIGINS (sent).

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SPORTS

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BRITISH OPEN-ON THE TEE — For all the humps and mounds that make the golf ball take funny bounces, what’s even harder to predict at the British Open is the weather. Only 26 players remained under par going into the weekend, and it was no coincidence that only four of them were playing Friday afternoon in the wind and rain. By Doug Ferguson. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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