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2024-05-24 06:14 Last Updated At:06:21

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Leverkusen's goalkeeper Matej Kovar fails to save the ball as Atalanta's Ademola Lookman scores his side's second goal during the Europa League final soccer match between Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the-minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan in AP Newsroom.

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert (27) scores against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert (27) scores against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

A Papilio Rumanzovia butterfly flies through flowers at the greenhouse of the Museo delle Scienze (MUSE), a science museum in Trento, Italy, Monday, May 6, 2024. The Butterfly Forest was created to bring public awareness to some of the research that MUSE is doing in Udzungwa Mountains to study and protect the world’s biodiversity against threats such as deforestation and climate change. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

A Papilio Rumanzovia butterfly flies through flowers at the greenhouse of the Museo delle Scienze (MUSE), a science museum in Trento, Italy, Monday, May 6, 2024. The Butterfly Forest was created to bring public awareness to some of the research that MUSE is doing in Udzungwa Mountains to study and protect the world’s biodiversity against threats such as deforestation and climate change. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Supporters of Argentine President Javier Milei arrive to a stadium for the presentation of his book titled "Capitalism, Socialism and the Neoclassical Trap" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

Supporters of Argentine President Javier Milei arrive to a stadium for the presentation of his book titled "Capitalism, Socialism and the Neoclassical Trap" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

Mourners hold photos of the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a vigil in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Raisi and several other officials were found dead on Monday after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of Iran's northwest. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Mourners hold photos of the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a vigil in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Raisi and several other officials were found dead on Monday after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of Iran's northwest. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

The coffin of British aid worker James Henderson, one of the seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) workers killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, is carried out of Truro Cathedral, after his funeral, in Truro, England, Wednesday May 22, 2024. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

The coffin of British aid worker James Henderson, one of the seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) workers killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, is carried out of Truro Cathedral, after his funeral, in Truro, England, Wednesday May 22, 2024. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Palestinian medics move dead bodies killed in the Israeli bombardment of Al Zawayda in the central of Gaza Strip to the morgue of Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, early Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Palestinian medics move dead bodies killed in the Israeli bombardment of Al Zawayda in the central of Gaza Strip to the morgue of Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, early Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Local residents hug in front of their tornado damaged home, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Greenfield, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Local residents hug in front of their tornado damaged home, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Greenfield, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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PHILANTHROPY-DWYANE WADE — NBA Hall of Famer Dwyane Wade has launched Translatable, a nonprofit online community dedicated to supporting transgender youth. Wade made the announcement at the Make Good Famous Summit after receiving the Elevate Prize Catalyst Award. By Business Writer Glenn Gamboa. SENT: 890 words, photo.

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ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-HOW IT ENDS — Diminished but not deterred, Hamas is still putting up a fight after seven brutal months of war with Israel, regrouping in some of the hardest-hit areas in northern Gaza and resuming rocket attacks into nearby Israeli communities. By Joseph Krauss. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2024-TRUMP — Former President Donald Trump is campaigning in one of the most Democratic counties in the nation, holding a rally in the South Bronx to woo minority voters days before a Manhattan jury will begin deliberations on whether to convict him of felony charges in his criminal hush money trial. By Michelle L. Price and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,230 words, photo. UPCOMING: 1,000 words after 6 p.m. rally.

ELECTION 2024-CONTRACEPTIVES — Republican lawmakers in numerous states have been rejecting Democrats’ efforts to protect or expand access to birth control, an issue Democrats are promoting as major issue in this year’s elections along with abortion and other reproductive rights concerns. By Christine Fernando and Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 1,320 words, photos. With ABORTION-PILLS-LOUISIANA — Two abortion-inducing drugs could soon be reclassified as controlled and dangerous substances in Louisiana (sent).

BIDEN-ABUSIVE-AI-IMAGES — President Biden’s administration is pushing the tech industry and financial institutions to shut down a growing market of abusive sexual images made with artificial intelligence technology. SENT: 940 words, photo. With INTELLIGENCE-EMBRACING-AI — U.S. intelligence agencies’ embrace of generative AI is at once wary and urgent; ELECTION-2024-NEW-HAMPSHIRE-AI-ROBOCALLS — Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges (both sent).

SUPREME-COURT-REDISTRICTING-SOUTH-CAROLINA -- The Supreme Court has preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling the district discriminated against Black voters. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 680 words, photo, audio.

TICKETMASTER-ANTITRUST-LAWSUIT — The Justice Department has sued Ticketmaster and its parent company, accusing them of running an illegal monopoly over live events in America and asking a court to break up the system that squelches competition and drives up prices for fans. By Alanna Durkin Richer and Wyatte Grantham Phillips. SENT: 1,180 words, photos, video, audio. With TICKETMASTER-ANTITRUST-LAWSUIT-TIMELINE (sent).

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MED-LONG-TERM-CARE-DISPARITIES -- Nearly half of Americans over 65 will pay for some version of long-term health care, the landscape of which is quickly transitioning away from nursing homes and toward community living situations. An analysis by The Associated Press with the help of CNHI News finds Black Americans are less likely to use residential care communities and more likely to live in nursing homes. SENT: 1,560 words, photos. An abridged version of 1,090 words is also available. With MED-LONG-TERM-CARE-ADULT-SERVICES — Adult day services provide stimulation for older Americans, and respite for full-time caregivers; MED-LONG-TERM-CARE-SHORT-STAY — Older Americans often don’t prepare for long-term care, from costs to location to emotional toll (both sent).

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ISRAEL-HAMAS WAR

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MIDEAST-TENSIONS — The Israeli military said it has completed a two-day operation in the occupied West Bank that the Palestinian Health Ministry says killed 12 Palestinians and wounded 25. SENT: 1,400 words, photos, video. With MIDEAST-TENSIONS-THE-LATEST.

CAMPUS-PROTESTS-CONGRESS — House Republicans have summoned the leaders of Northwestern University and Rutgers University to testify about concessions they gave to pro-Palestinian protesters to end demonstrations on their campus. SENT: 580 words, photos With CAMPUS-PROTESTS-HARVARD-COMMENCEMENT — Hundreds of students in graduation robes walked out of the Harvard commencement chanting “Free, free Palestine” after weeks of protests on campus; ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-CAMPUS-PROTESTS — Protesters packed up and left a pro-Palestinian encampment at Philadelphia’s Drexel University (both sent).

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RUSSIA-UKRAINE-WAR — Russian missiles have slammed into Ukraine’s second-largest city in the northeast of the country and killed at least seven civilians, officials said, as Kyiv’s army labored to hold off an intense cross-border offensive by the Kremlin’s larger and better-equipped forces. SENT: 560 words, photos, video. With RUSSIA UKRAINE-WAR-MILITARY-AID — US will announce $275 million more in artillery and ammunition for Ukraine, officials say (sent).

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SEVERE-WEATHER — Block after block through the small city of Greenfield, Iowa, the destructive power of a tornado that ripped apart more than 100 of the town’s homes in just one minute is evident in the muddy, shattered mess left behind. SENT: 970 words, photos, video, audio.

YOUTH-CENTER-ABUSE — Judge in the landmark trial over abuse at New Hampshire’s youth detention center says capping the verdict at $475,000 would be a “miscarriage of justice.” SENT: 540 words, photo.

BALTIMORE-ARCHDIOCESE-CUTTING-PARISHES — Baltimore’s Catholic archdiocese, the nation’s oldest, will cut parishes as attendance falls and infrastructure ages. SENT: 540 words, photos.

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CONGRESS-BORDER — Senate Republicans have again blocked a bill meant to clamp down on the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought to underscore GOP resistance to the proposal. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

SUPREME COURT-REDISTRICTING-SOUTH-CAROLINA — The Supreme Court’s conservative majority has preserved a Republican-held South Carolina congressional district, rejecting a lower-court ruling that said the district discriminated against Black voters. SENT: 840 words, photo, audio.

SUPREME COURT-ALITO-HEAVEN-FLAG — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito is embroiled in a second flag controversy in as many weeks, this time over a banner that in recent years has come to symbolize Christian nationalism and the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was stolen. SENT: 1,260 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-KENYA — President Joe Biden has expressed deep appreciation to Kenyan President William Ruto for the coming deployment of Kenyan police forces to help quell gang violence in Haiti and he defended his decision to withhold American forces from the mission in the beleaguered Caribbean nation. SENT: 990 words, photos. With UNITED-STATES-KENYA STATE DINNER — State dinner honoring Kenya showcases country star Brad Paisley and gospel music (sent).

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MEMORIAL-DAY-TRAVEL — You didn’t think summer travel would be easy, did you? Highways and airports are likely to be jammed the next few days as Americans head out for Memorial Day weekend getaways and then return home. SENT: 1,070 words, photos, video, audio. WITH: MEMORIAL-DAY-BARBECUE — At the ‘Super Bowl of Swine,’ global barbecuing traditions are the wood-smoked flavor of the day; MEMORIAL-DAY-WHAT-TO-KNOW — Origins, controversy and what you need to know (both sent).

NORTH-CAROLINA-DIVERSITY-POLICY — North Carolina’s public university system board has voted to repeal a nearly five-year-old diversity, equity and inclusion policy, meaning its 17 schools will likely join other major universities in cutting diversity programs and jobs. SENT: 950 words, photos, audio.

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MEXICO-ELECTION — At least nine people are dead and 121 more injured after the collapse of a stage during a campaign rally in the northern Mexican state of Nuevo Leon. The state’s governor confirmed the tragedy and said a child was among the dead. SENT: 550 words, photos, video.

IRAN — Iran has interred President Ebrahim Raisi at the nation’s holiest Shiite shrine days after he was killed in a helicopter crash that added to the woes of a country already beset by international sanctions, internal unrest and tensions abroad. SENT: 830 words, photos, video.

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MED-HPV-VACCINE-MALES — New research suggests the HPV vaccine is preventing cancer in men, as well as in women, but fewer boys than girls are getting the shots in the United States.. SENT: 550 words, photos.

CLIMATE-HURRICANE-FORECAST — Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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DANCE-BALLET-YOUNG-AUDIENCES — New York City Ballet, one of the world’s premier dance troupes, has been celebrating its 75th anniversary all year. But while the company founded by George Balanchine is getting older, its audience is skewing younger. And that’s all part of the plan, to ensure the company’s future and, in a broader sense, the continued relevance of classical dance. SENT: 1,210 words, photos.

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BKN-PACERS-CELTICS — The top-seeded Celtics got some late-game heroics to upend the Pacers in overtime in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals. Boston looks to take a 2-0 lead. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 8 p.m.

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Leverkusen's goalkeeper Matej Kovar fails to save the ball as Atalanta's Ademola Lookman scores his side's second goal during the Europa League final soccer match between Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Leverkusen's goalkeeper Matej Kovar fails to save the ball as Atalanta's Ademola Lookman scores his side's second goal during the Europa League final soccer match between Atalanta and Bayer Leverkusen at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland, Thursday, May 23, 2024. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert (27) scores against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

Minnesota Timberwolves center Rudy Gobert (27) scores against the Dallas Mavericks during the second half in Game 1 of the NBA basketball Western Conference finals, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

A Papilio Rumanzovia butterfly flies through flowers at the greenhouse of the Museo delle Scienze (MUSE), a science museum in Trento, Italy, Monday, May 6, 2024. The Butterfly Forest was created to bring public awareness to some of the research that MUSE is doing in Udzungwa Mountains to study and protect the world’s biodiversity against threats such as deforestation and climate change. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

A Papilio Rumanzovia butterfly flies through flowers at the greenhouse of the Museo delle Scienze (MUSE), a science museum in Trento, Italy, Monday, May 6, 2024. The Butterfly Forest was created to bring public awareness to some of the research that MUSE is doing in Udzungwa Mountains to study and protect the world’s biodiversity against threats such as deforestation and climate change. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Supporters of Argentine President Javier Milei arrive to a stadium for the presentation of his book titled "Capitalism, Socialism and the Neoclassical Trap" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

Supporters of Argentine President Javier Milei arrive to a stadium for the presentation of his book titled "Capitalism, Socialism and the Neoclassical Trap" in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Gustavo Garello)

Mourners hold photos of the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a vigil in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Raisi and several other officials were found dead on Monday after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of Iran's northwest. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Mourners hold photos of the late Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi during a vigil in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Raisi and several other officials were found dead on Monday after their helicopter crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of Iran's northwest. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

The coffin of British aid worker James Henderson, one of the seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) workers killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, is carried out of Truro Cathedral, after his funeral, in Truro, England, Wednesday May 22, 2024. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

The coffin of British aid worker James Henderson, one of the seven World Central Kitchen (WCK) workers killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza, is carried out of Truro Cathedral, after his funeral, in Truro, England, Wednesday May 22, 2024. (Ben Birchall/PA via AP)

Palestinian medics move dead bodies killed in the Israeli bombardment of Al Zawayda in the central of Gaza Strip to the morgue of Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, early Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Palestinian medics move dead bodies killed in the Israeli bombardment of Al Zawayda in the central of Gaza Strip to the morgue of Al Aqsa hospital in Deir al Balah, Gaza Strip, early Wednesday, May 22, 2024. (AP Photo/Abdel Kareem Hana)

Local residents hug in front of their tornado damaged home, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Greenfield, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Local residents hug in front of their tornado damaged home, Wednesday, May 22, 2024, in Greenfield, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

MILAN (AP) — The Italian Coast Guard was searching by sea and from the air on Thursday for dozens of people missing when a boat capsized and partially sank earlier this week in the perilous central Mediterranean, 195 kilometers (120 miles) off the Calabrian coast, officials said.

The partially submerged boat was still in view, but the commander of the search operation said no bodies were in sight.

A fishing boat was the first to respond on Monday after the boat capsized and rescued 11 people, one of whom later died. Six bodies have also been recovered, and survivors say some 60 more are missing.

Survivors reported that the boat motor had caught fire, causing it to capsize off the Italian coast some eight days after departing from Turkey with about 75 people from Iran, Syria and Iraq on board, according to the U.N. refugee agency and other U.N. organizations. They included more than 20 children.

A spokeswoman for Doctors Without Borders said the survivors have suffered both psychological and physical trauma, and “remained very confused.”

“They have been hospitalized ... and don’t yet know who in their families is alive and who died at sea,’’ said Cecilia Momi, in charge of the group's humanitarian affairs. “Entire families are destroyed. Some lost a wife, some lost a child, a husband, a friend, a nephew.”

In another incident Monday, the charity rescue ship Nadir rescued 51 people from Syria, Egypt, Pakistan and Bangladesh and transported them to Lampedusa. Another 10 people on the same smugglers boat were found suffocated to death on the lower deck.

The deaths bring to over 800 people who have died or went missing and are presumed dead crossing the central Mediterranean so far this year, an average of five dead a day, the U.N. agencies said.

The International Red Cross said that the incidents are "another testament to Europe's failing approach to migration and asylum, which prioritizes walls and deterrence over humane welcome.''

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The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

The bodies of some of the 64 migrants missing in the Mediterranean Sea after their ship wrecked off Italy's southern coast are disembarked at the Italian southern port-city of Roccella Ionica, early Wednesday, June 19, 2024. U.N. agencies said the boat that wrecked off Calabria had set off from Turkey eight days earlier and caught fire and overturned. Eleven people were rescued Monday, but one died soon after they were brought to land. (AP Photo/Valeria Ferraro)

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