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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15

October 11, 2013

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 1545:

-- NOBEL-PROMOTING PEACE (sent; with mainbar and related coverage)

-- BUDGET BATTLE (sent; developing)

-- PIRACY-THE UNTOLD STORY (sent; new version upcoming)

-- DUBAI-LABOR CAMP IDOL (upcoming; with photos)

PHOTOS: DUBAI LABOR CAMP IDOL (sent; with upcoming text); HAUNTED PRISON (sent; with text and video); HUMANS OF NEW YORK (upcoming, with text)

VIDEO: BUDGET BATTLE coverage; HAUNTED PRISON (sent, with text and photos)

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):

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons wins the Nobel Peace Prize for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video, graphic, interactive.

- NOBEL-OPCW-EXPLAINER - What is the OPCW, and what does it do? SENT: 420 words, photo.

NOBEL-PROMOTING PEACE — The Nobel Peace Prize committee stuck to its tradition of not just honoring past achievements, but highlighting a cause, movement or process it hopes can promote world peace. A look at prizes from recent years and how the situations singled out have played out. SENT: 1,490 words, photos.

- NOBEL GLANCE 2013 - Your guide to the 2013 Nobel Prizes. SENT: 390 words, photos.

ISRAEL-NOBEL - With an exodus of scientists, academics and business leaders over the years, Israel is having an anguished debate over how to retain talent. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos, by 2000 GMT.

BUDGET BATTLE — There are glimmers of optimism but no deal yet to get the government reopened and legislation passed to extend Washington’s borrowing authority. SENT: 860 words, photos. Senate committee hearing on impact of shutdown and Republicans meet with Obama.

SYRIA-REBEL ABUSES - An international human rights group says jihadi-led rebel fighters in Syria killed at least 190 civilians and abducted more than 200, committing a war crime. SENT: 640 words, photo. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2000 GMT.

SYRIA-ANTI-AIRCRAFT MISSILES —The Syrian government’s shoulder-fired, anti-aircraft missiles and launchers could pose a looming peril for civil aviation if they fall into the hands of terror groups, according to a new report. UPCOMING 850 words by 1500 GMT, photo.

KERRY-AFGHANISTAN - Kerry in Afghanistan for urgent talks with Karzai before the deadline for completing a security deal. SENT: 900 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates by 1900 GMT.

AFGHANISTAN - U.S. troops are holding a senior Pakistani Taliban commander they captured in Afghanistan a week ago, an official says. SENT: 670 words, photos.

AMERICAN DETAINED— An American man detained in North Korea for the past 11 months has told his mother in their first meeting since his detention that his health is improving but is still not good, according to a Japanese media report. SENT: 580 words, photos.

INDIA-CYCLONE - Officials ordered tens of thousands to flee today as a massive cyclone headed toward India’s eastern seaboard. SENT: 330 words, photos.

ASIA TYPHOON - A tropical storm barreling toward the northern Philippines today intensified into a typhoon with destructive winds and rain threatening farmland and populated areas, including Manila. SENT: 330 words, photos.

LIBYA — Hard-line Islamists protest against the U.S. raid that captured an al-Qaida suspect from the streets of the Libyan capital. A car bomb explodes outside a building housing the Swedish and Finnish consulates. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 2100 GMT.

MYANMAR-SEIZED LAND - Recent political reforms have won Myanmar widespread praise, but for poor farmers who happen to be in the way of military or business plans, land rights have improved little. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

ITALY-OBIT-PRIEBKE - News reports say Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain sentenced to life in prison for his role in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II, has died. SENT: 130 words.

ISRAEL-ANCIENT RECYCLING - There is mounting evidence that our prehistoric ancestors learned to recycle the objects they used in their daily lives. SENT: 900 words, photos.

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC-BLACK PRIDE - A theater group has been visiting schools here to to encourage children to be proud of their black looks and heritage. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

PERU-FUJIMORI TWEETS - Peru’s imprisoned ex-president uses loophole to go on Twitter, YouTube to get messages out. SENT: 590 words, photo.

DUBAI-LABOR CAMP IDOL — A Bollywood classic pouring from loudspeakers, the crowd roared when one of the contestants — who changed out of his work overalls a few hours before — shimmied. It’s finals nights at Dubai’s annual labor camp song contest, one the biggest events in the gritty parallel universe of the mainly South Asian workers who built the shimmering skyscrapers and high-end malls of this city state. SENT: photos. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1800 GMT.

PIRACY-THE UNTOLD STORY - The official version that unfolded in the Indian Ocean wasn’t as tidy as Hollywood’s, or the versions in Capt. Richard Phillips’ own book or in contemporaneous news reports. In fact, many more than three shots were fired, $30,000 went missing and the integrity of the SEALs was questioned. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach by 2 p.m.

UNITED STATES-NKOREA-DIPLOMACY - North Korea isn’t ready to declare a moratorium on space launches - the very act that derailed its last attempt to negotiate with Washington. SENT: 830 words, photo.


SHUTDOWN-WHY GOVERNMENT BONDS MATTER-Q&A — If there is a default on U.S. bonds, borrowing could become costlier and more difficult for everyone. UPCOMING: 1,100 words by noon, video.

WALL STREET - Stock futures are rising again, adding to a 300-point gain on the Dow Jones, with the odds of the first U.S. default in history at least appearing to grow slimmer. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2100 GMT.

GLOBAL ECONOMY- The threat posed by the U.S. debt standoff is sure to be a prime topic of discussion when finance officials from major nations gather for their latest stock-taking of the global economy. SENT: 860 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after news conference at 1:30 p.m.


BRITAIN-CHEAPSIDE HOARD - On a new London exhibition of the Cheapside Hoard — a trove of almost 500 gemstones and pieces of jewelry from the 16th and 17th centuries, dug up by workmen more than 100 years ago. SENT: 660 words, photos.

ALIEN ABDUCTION - Calvin Parker Jr. has never come to terms with what he still says was a visit with gray, crab-clawed creatures from somewhere else. SENT: 1,240 words, photos, video.


FILM-ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW - The movie was surreptitiously shot at Disneyland and Disney World without payment to or permission from the famously proprietary Walt Disney Co. SENT; 500 words, photos.

SKOREA-FILM-DIVIDED FAMILIES -n Appearing on screen in a new, low-budget South Korean documentary, the dozen residents of a border propaganda village are a rarity in South Korean entertainment. SENT: 800 words, photos.

PAUL MCCARTNEY-TIMES SQUARE - A day after performing at a New York City high school, the ex-Beatle surprised fans Thursday with an impromptu concert in Times Square. SENT: 130 words.

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