- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Florida. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Miami bureau at 305-594-5825 or [email protected] Ian Mader is the news editor and can be reached at [email protected] Frieda Frisaro is on the desk and can be reached at [email protected] A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Eastern. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



GULFPORT, Miss. - Opening statements are scheduled in a fraud case against a Texas lawyer accused of inflating his client list for Gulf oil spill litigation. By Janet McConnaughey. UPCOMING: 500 words.


CAPE CANAVERAL - SpaceX finally made good on its delivery of a space station docking port Wednesday morning. A Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station, bearing more than 2 tons of supplies. The shipment includes a docking port needed for future rocket ships. SpaceX is working on a crew-worthy Dragon, while Boeing is developing a capsule for astronauts named Starliner. By Marcia Dunn. Sent: 244 words with AP Photos.


ARMY SERGEANT-STING - The FBI says a U.S. Army sergeant was arrested in South Florida when he showed up for what he thought would be a sexual encounter with underage girls.

BABY FOUND ALONE - Deputies say they found an 8-week-old baby alone in a camper after they stopped his father for driving the wrong way on a Florida highway.

DORY BREEDING PROJECT - Researchers at the University of Florida say fish like the animated character Dory may become easier to find for home aquariums.

SENATE 2016-FLORIDA - U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Florida will begin airing his first Senate campaign television ad, a 30-second spot featuring President Barack Obama. The ad will begin airing statewide on Wednesday, and it features the president speaking directly to the camera.

FLORIDA LIGHTNING STRIKE-BEACH - Two North Carolina teens were struck by lightning as they walked on a Florida beach.

FLORIDA TEEN MISSING-WASHINGTON - An Apopka teenager has gone missing while on vacation with her family in Washington.

FATAL SHOOTING-FIANCEE -A northeast Florida man has avoided the death penalty by pleading guilty to killing his fiancee and another man in separate shootings earlier this year.

The AP, Miami.

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