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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory1445 GMT

September 5, 2014

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change;.


Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 1445 GMT:

-- UKRAINE (sent; developing)

-- NATO (sent; developing)

-- ECONOMY (sent; developing)

-- EBOLA-AMERICANS (sent; development)

-- BOSNIA-MINE ACCIDENT (sent; developing)



-- JEANS NO MORE (sent)


VIDEO: UKRAINE (sent; developing)

Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today and notable pieces that we sent in the past 10 hours:


UKRAINE - The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation’s east after his representatives reached a deal with the Russian-backed rebels at peace talks. SENT: 530 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing.

NATO —The head of NATO announces that leaders of member countries have approved a new rapid response force to counter what the Western alliance sees as a growing threat of Russian expansionism. Obama news conference scheduled at 1530 GMT. UPCOMING, 700 words by 1600 GMT.

OBAMA — Hold news conference at 1530 GMT.

EU-NATO-ISLAMIC STATE — America’s top diplomatic and defense leaders pressed a core coalition of 10 nations to summon the willpower to go after the Islamic State group in Iraq militarily and financially, and said they must build a plan by the time the U.N. General Assembly meets in about two weeks. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: 550 words by 1500 GMT.

BOSNIA-MINE ACCIDENT - One by one, rescue workers pulled 29 miners out of a trouble-plagued coal mine Friday after it had collapsed a day earlier in central Bosnia. Five men remained buried deep underground as officials halted rescue efforts. SENT: 450 words, photos, video.

EBOLA-THE RESURGENCE - An Ebola resurgence in the Guinean village of Macenta shows that as long as people in affected areas can travel freely, so can the deadly virus, making it very difficult if not impossible to contain. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 1700 GMT.

EBOLA - World Health Organization meeting on experimental treatments will be followed with a news briefing at 1700 GMT.

IRAN NUCLEAR - A new U.N. report on Iran’s nuclear program says that the latest effort to probe allegations of secret work on atomic arms by Tehran has failed to make headway. SENT: 130 words.

ETHIOPIA-FLOODED REFUGEE CAMP - Doctors Without Borders says a camp in Ethiopia hosting 40,000 refugees from South Sudan is flooded from heavy rains and that it must be abandoned. SENT: 130 words.

MIDEAST-CHRISTIANS IN PERIL - For the first time since the Lebanese civil war ended in 1990, Lebanese Christians are rearming, setting up self-defense units to protect themselves in an indication of the growing anxiety over the rise of radical Islamic groups. SENT: 1,270 words, photos.

GERMANY-ART TROVE - The task force looking into the late German collector Cornelius Gurlitt’s long-hidden art trove says officials have found a landscape by Claude Monet in a suitcase that he took to a hospital. SENT: 130 words.

WWI-PARIS TAXIS - France recalls centennial of ‘Taxis of the Marne,’ desperate operation to save Paris in WWI. UPCOMING: 800 words by 10 a.m., photos.

CHINA-MONK MEDIA - Help wanted: Ancient Buddhist temple famed for its kung fu monks seeks media directors to build brand. English and social media skills required. Not necessary to be a monk, practice martial arts or eat vegetarian. SENT: 470 words, photo.

PHILIPPINES-CORRUPTION — A Philippine senator who was one of the most powerful men under the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos pleads not guilty to 15 counts of graft for alleged kickbacks from state anti-poverty funds. SENT: 420 words, photos.

JAPAN-DENGUE - A popular park in downtown Tokyo is closed temporarily after dozens of cases of dengue fever were contracted by people who visited the area. SENT: 330 words, photos.

KASHMIR-FLOODING — The death toll from severe flooding in Indian-controlled Kashmir rises to at least 39 as overwhelmed local authorities request help from federal rescue officials. SENT: 450 words, photos.

NETHERLANDS-ESCAPED COBRA - Residents of a Dutch village are treading carefully Friday after learning that a highly poisonous cobra may be slithering around in their neighborhood. SENT: 130 words.

TROPICAL WEATHER - Hurricane Norbert marched up the coast of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula on Friday, dumping heavy rains and prompting evacuations, though forecasters said it was unlikely to make a direct his on land. SENT: 170 words.

EBOLA-AMERICANS - A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment. SENT: 540 words, photos, video, interactive. UPCOMING: Developing; hospital news conference at 1600 GMT. Also: a chunky text piece looking at the Nebraska Medical Center.

FLIGHT RETURNS-CHILD CUSTODY - A United Airlines flight bound for China has returned to Washington Dulles International Airport for a child custody investigation. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

SLAIN JOURNALIST - SERVICE - — A service is held in Florida for journalist Steven Sotloff. UPCOMING: 500 words from 1700 GMTservice, photos, video.


GOP 2016-CHRISTIE-MEXICO — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will put his skills interacting with people to the test as he heads to Puebla for the conclusion of his Mexico trip. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

SENATE-ALASKA - A 30-second campaign ad about a hideous crime has complicated the re-election prospects of a Democratic Alaska senator, inspiring Republicans to take a new look at whether the race should be part of their effort to take control of the Senate. SENT: 600 words, photos.


ECONOMY - U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months. SENT: 500 words, photo.


MOTOROLA-SMARTWATCH - Motorola unveiled a circular smartwatch, counting on design to win over consumers who have so far shunned these computerized wrist devices. SENT: 470 words, photos.


JEANS NO MORE - Sales of the iconic blues fell 6 percent this past year after decades of almost steady growth. Why? People more often are sporting yoga pants, leggings and other athletic bottoms around town. SENT: 850 words, photos.


MUSIC-LIVINGSOCIAL-GROUPON - Website sites like LivingSocial and Groupon are known for great deals, and a growing number of musicians are looking to the online platforms to help broaden their audiences and cash in. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL-JON STEWART - Stewart’s directorial debut, “Rosewater,” about an Iranian journalist imprisoned for his reporting on Iran’s 2009 elections, is impressively accomplished. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1700 GMT, photos.

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL-BILL MURRAY DAY - It’s “Bill Murray Day” at the Toronto Film Festival. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1700 GMT, photos.

NY FASHION WEEK-WATCH - Day two of New York Fashion Week. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1800 GMT, photos, video.

VENICE FILM FESTIVAL-DRONE DRAMA - The ethical cost to a nation and the emotional cost to individuals are explored in “Good Kill,” a sobering 21st-century riposte to “Top Gun.” UPCOMING: 650 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

CHINA-FOREIGN TV SHOWS - Every foreign TV show and movie shown on Chinese online streaming sites will have to be approved by authorities or else go offline, the country’s broadcast regulator says, tightening control over the industry. SENT: 440 words, photos.


MYANMAR-AIDS-PHOTO ESSAY - Myanmar is one of the hardest places to get HIV care, with only a third of the estimated 190,000 people with the virus getting treatment. . SENT: photos, 190 words.

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