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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

July 11, 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 1700 GMT:

-- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing on broader angles)


-- UKRAINE (sent; developing)

-- UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN (sent; developing)

-- BENGHAZI-FOG OF WAR (upcoming)


-- TOBACCO COMPANIES-TALKS (sent; developing)



PHOTOS: ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS coverage (sent; developing)

VIDEO: ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS coverage (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 (all times EDT):


ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - The Palestinian death toll from Israel’s massive air campaign in Gaza topped 100 people Friday as rockets fired by militants reached deeper into Israel — and for the first time in the fighting, struck from neighboring Lebanon. SENT: 740 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing with broader angles and analysis.

KOREAS-EMBATTLED EX-SPY - Once their espionage cases are resolved, some former North Korean spies find that life in the South can be pretty good. They write books, land TV gigs and work for think tanks. Won Jeong-hwa is not one of those spies. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.

INDIA-REVENGE RAPE - A 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in remote eastern India in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother, her family and police said Friday. SENT: 330 words.

UKRAINE - A Ukrainian Interior Ministry official said at least 30 servicemen were killed Friday after pro-Russia rebels fired on them with missiles. SENT: 250 words, photo.

IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS - Three European powers and the U.S. confirm their foreign ministers will join Iran nuclear talks in an effort to advance the stalled negotiations. SENT: 140 words.

GERMANY-US-SPYING - Germany’s foreign minister says he will tell U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting that Berlin wants to reinvigorate the two countries’ friendship “on an honest basis.” SENT: 250 words, photos.

THAILAND-ELEPHANT KILLED - Poachers have killed and sawed the tusks off a 50-year-old elephant that performed in Thai royal processions and was featured in Oliver Stone’s 2004 movie “Alexander,” the manager of the conservation center where the animal was kept said Friday. SENT: 380 words, photos.

US JEWS-SPAIN - The Spanish government presented a bill last month that would grant citizenship to Jews forced into exile from Spain by the Inquisition in 1492. For Barrocas and other U.S. Jews of Spanish heritage, the gesture would have deep symbolic importance. UPCOMING: About 600 words.

CHINA-ONLINE TERROR CONTENT - Courts in the western Chinese region of Xinjiang sentenced 32 people to prison, three of them for life, for terror charges stemming from downloading and spreading violent Internet content that authorities have blamed for inspiring a recent string of deadly attacks, state media said Friday. SENT: 440 words.

INDIA-US - India’s new prime minister will meet Obama in Washington in September during a visit aimed at restoring strained relations between the countries. SENT: 370 words, photo.

GERMANY-SELF-IMMOLATION - Police say a man has sustained life-threatening injuries after setting himself alight outside the Libyan Embassy in Berlin. SENT: 100 words.

POLAND-GOVERNMENT SCANDAL - Poland’s center-right government of Prime Minister Donald Tusk survived a confidence vote on Friday that was called by the opposition over leaks of embarrassing conversations by some leaders. SENT: 250 words.

RUSSIA-HACKING- Family members of a Russian man charged with hacking in the United States insist he is innocent and fear he will die in custody if he doesn’t have his medication. SENT: 300 words, photo.

PORTUGAL-FINANCIAL TURBULENCE - Portugal’s biggest bank says it can cope with losses, helping to steady financial markets. SENT: 290 words, photo.

CHINA-REGULATING JOURNALISTS - China warns journalists not to share unpublished materials in social media and with foreign media. SENT: 350 words.

JAPAN-WEEPING POLITICIAN - A Japanese politician who was seen sobbing over dubious spending in a video that went viral resigns. SENT: 230 words, photo.

SPAIN-RUNNING OF THE BULLS - An American and a Briton were among seven people injured Friday as hundreds of daredevils took part in the fifth running of the bulls at Spain’s San Fermin festival in Pamplona. SENT: 240 words,photos.

BOSNIA-SREBRENICA -Hajrija Selimovic waited for 19 years to put her family back together. Her husband and her two sons are being reunited in a cemetery for Srebrenica massacre victims. On Friday, 175 newly identified victims of the massacre are being buried next to the 6,066 already in the memorial. SENT: 740 words, photos.

DUBAI-AIRPORT BOSS - Now that he’s had a taste of running the world’s busiest air hub for international passengers, Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths is determined to hang on to the honor while setting his sights on an even bigger prize: beating Atlanta for the title of busiest airport on the planet. SENT: 800 words, photos.

CUBA-PRICEY CARS - The euphoria over a January reform letting Cubans buy cars without a permit for the first time in decades turned to fury when prices were posted. SENT: 830 words, photos


UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN — Kerry seeks to broker a deal between Afghanistan’s rival presidential candidates as a bitter dispute over last month’s runoff election risked spiraling out of control. SENT: 820 words, photo. UPCOMING, 960 words by 1900 GMT.

BENGHAZI-FOG OF WAR - Two of the four U.S. deaths in Benghazi might have been prevented if military leaders knew more about the intensity of the sporadic gunfire directed at the CIA facility where Americans had taken refuge and pressed to get a rescue team there faster. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2100 GMT.

NSA SURVEILLANCE — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper’s hard drives containing leaked NSA documents last year, newly declassified documents show. SENT: 860 words. UPCOMING: 850 words by 2000 GMT.


IMMIGRATION-DIVERTING DEPORTEES - A major U.S. effort to discourage repeated attempts by immigrants to enter the country illegally by flying and busing them into Mexico hundreds of miles away from where they were caught has been sharply scaled back after producing relatively modest gains. UPCOMING: 870 words, photos.

HOUSTON-SUBURBAN SHOOTING - A man charged with killing six members of his ex-wife’s family was the subject of a restraining order obtained by his own mother less than a week before the attack and faced previous allegations of domestic violence, authorities said. SENT: 850 words. UPCOMING.

SOLAR ROADWAYS - An Idaho inventor’s idea for solar-powered roads goes viral and raises more than $1.4 million in crowd-sourced funding. SENT: 550 words, photos.

DISNEY RIDE-INJURY - Officials say a tourist from the United Kingdom lost two fingertips on his right hand while riding on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Florida. SENT: 100 words.


MED-DENGUE FEVER - The most advanced vaccine for dengue offers only modest protection but could still help millions of people avoid the devastating effects of the disease known as “breakbone fever,” according to a large trial. SENT: 450 words, photos.

SOUTH SUDAN-CHOLERA - The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan. SENT: 250 words.


HOUSING-CLINGING TO LOW RATES - Across the country, would-be home sellers who locked in breathtakingly low mortgage rates are coming to a painful realization: It doesn’t make any sense, financially, to sell. That’s helped cap the supply of available homes and contributing to a slowdown in the housing recovery. SENT: 1,210 words, photos, video.

TOBACCO COMPANIES-TALKS - Cigarette makers Reynolds American Inc. and Lorillard Inc. say they are in talks of a possible merger that would combine two of the nation’s biggest tobacco companies. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

OBAMA-SMALL BUSINESS - Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday. Obama launches an initiative called SupplierPay. SENT: 180 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 1800 GMT.

CHRYSLER RECALL - Chrysler says it is recalling 651,000 Jeep and Dodge SUVs in the U.S. because vanity mirror lights that have undergone repairs can short circuit and start a fire if not reassembled correctly. SENT: 130 words.

TRUCK EXPLOSION INVESTIGATION - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says it will probe a fatal, truck explosion that happened last spring when a forklift pierced the vehicle’s natural gas fuel tank. SENT: 130 words.


SKOREA-LG DISPLAY-FLEXIBLE DISPLAY- LG Display Co. has developed an 18-inch flexible display that can be rolled into the shape of a thin cylinder, a step toward making a large display for flexible TVs. SENT: 370 words, photos.


FREE AGENCY-LEBRON - When it comes to LeBron James, all that’s certain is this: One fan base is about to feel scorned, and other is about to feel absolute joy. SENT: 940 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SKI-VANESSA-MAE - Four Slovenian ski officials are suspended for allegedly rigging the results of pop violinist Vanessa-Mae to help her qualify for the Winter Olympics in Sochi. SENT: 420 words, photos.


SELF-SERVE BEER - Target Field in Minneapolis put in two self-serve beer machines in the stands behind first and third base, letting tens of thousands of thirsty fans pick a brew, pour and pay by the ounce. SENT: 580 words, photos.


TV CRITICS - The Television Critics Association’s annual summer meeting continues Friday with program presentations by cable channels. UPCOMING: Stories moving throughout the day, photos, video.

TV-BRAIN TEASERS - Given that David Rees has written a book on how to sharpen a pencil, he seems the perfect choice to host a new National Geographic Channel series that elevates mundane activities into the subject of deep investigation. SENT: 640 words, photos.

THEATER-MOTOWN BABY - The night of June 17, 2014, won’t be easily forgotten by Broadway star Josh Tower. He both made his debut in “Motown the Musical” and hours later welcomed the birth of a daughter. “It was insane,” said a smiling and exhausted Tower backstage recently. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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