BC-AP News Coverage Advisory
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 GMT:
-- UKRAINE-PLANE (sent; developing)
-- UKRAINE-PLANE-THE FINAL DAYS (sent)
-- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing)
-- TAIWAN-PLANE CRASH (sent; developing)
-- OIL TRAIN FIRES (upcoming)
-- IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD (sent; developing)
-- COMIC CON (sent; developing)
PHOTOS: UKRAINE PLANE (sent; developing); ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing)
VIDEO: : UKRAINE PLANE (sent; developing); ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing) AGING AMERICA-ROOMMATES (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):
UKRAINE-PLANE-THE FINAL DAYS - Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. “Mama, may I hug you?” Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who’d been oddly agitated for days. It was 11 p.m. on Wednesday, July 16. Miguel and the 297 other people aboard Flight 17 had around 15 hours left to live.
- UKRAINE-PLANE-THE BOY WHO KNEW - Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash. SENT: 580 words, photos.
UKRAINE-PLANE - Two military transport planes carrying 40 coffins bearing victims of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 have landed in the southern city of Eindhoven. SENT: 820 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
AUSTRALIA-MALAYSIA-PLANE - Ukraine jet disaster won’t distract Australia from solving first Malaysia Airlines catastrophe. SENT: 400 words.
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the U.S. secretary of state reported progress in efforts to broker a truce in the conflict that has so far killed at least 657 Palestinians and 31 Israelis. SENT: 620 words, photos, video, audio.
UNITED STATES-MIDEAST - Amid deadly impasse, Kerry cites progress in cease-fire negotiations between Israel, Hamas. SENT: 920 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1 p.m., photos.
UNITED NATIONS-RIGHTS-GAZA - The U.N.’s top human rights official warned all sides in the two-week war in the Gaza Strip to not indiscriminately attack civilians, and that violations may amount to war crimes. SENT: 300 words, photos
TAIWAN-PLANE CRASH - Taiwan’s Central News Agency says a plane has crashed in a failed emergency landing, killing 51 people. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
EUROPE-FLIGHTS CANCELED - ISRAEL - Air France and Germany’s two largest airlines on Wednesday canceled more flights to Tel Aviv because of ongoing safety concerns amid the fighting between Israel and Hamas. SENT: 280 words.
ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-ONLINE BATTLE - Beyond the boom of Israeli airstrikes and the stream of rockets fired from Gaza, Israel and Hamas are also battling to control the message. SENT: 970 words, photos.
IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD - DEPORTED FAMILIES - Elsa Ramirez took her two children and fled the violence that killed her husband and two brothers, fearing she was next. But with the Obama administration’s expedited deportation of Central American migrants, she was flown back to where she started little more than two weeks later — the heart of Honduras’ drug-trafficking country. UPCOMING: 1,040 words, photos, video.
IRAQ- Iraq’s parliament convened to vote for a new president on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people, mainly civilians. SENT: 510 words, photos.
AFGHANISTAN - The Afghan intelligence service accused Pakistan on Wednesday of stoking instability in the country by backing militants who stage attacks in Afghanistan. SENT: 470 words, photos.
VENEZUELA-COUP PLOTS - Venezuelan leaders are accusing an ever-widening circle of figures of plotting against the government, generally without providing any proof. SENT: 900 words, photos.
ITALY-SHIPWRECK - Bells, sirens sound as shipwrecked Concordia liner leaves Italian isle, towed on final voyage. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: video.
ASIA-STORM - China braces for 2nd typhoon after storm drenches Taiwan, injuring 5 people and cutting power. SENT: 270 words, photos.
CHINA-SUSPECT MEAT — Five employees of a company accused of selling expired beef and chicken to McDonald’s, KFC and other restaurants are detained by police after an official said illegal activity was an organized effort by the supplier. SENT: 530 words, photos.
THAILAND POLITICS - The leader of Thailand’s ruling junta leader could serve as prime minister under a new temporary constitution. SENT: 600 words
INDONESIA - ELECTION - Indonesia’s losing presidential candidate plans to file a legal challenge in the nation’s highest court. SENT: 390 words, photos.
BRITAIN-PEACHES GELDOF - Model and TV personality Peaches Geldof died from a heroin overdose after relapsing from a battle to give up the drug, a British coroner ruled Wednesday. SENT: 310 words, photos.
CHINA-PLAGUE CITY - Parts of a northern Chinese city have been quarantined after state media said a man there died of bubonic plague. SENT: 150 words.
PHILIPPINES-FREED AID WORKERS - Suspected Abu Sayyaf militants have freed three abducted aid workers in the southern Philippines after the government withheld anti-poverty funds, officials said Wednesday. SENT: 450 words.
CHINA-INTERNET CRACKDOWN - Chinese authorities have tightened already rigorous Internet controls by cracking down on online pornography and what state media called “rumormongers” and “slanderous content.” SENT: 290 words.
ASIA-STORM - Typhoon Matmo churns ashore in southeastern China and is downgraded to a tropical storm, while the death toll from last week’s more powerful Typhoon Rammasun rises further. SENT: 310 words, photos.
INDIA-CHILD RAPE - The head of a school in southern India where a 6-year-old girl was raped earlier this month is arrested and charged with hindering the investigation and negligence. SENT: 300 words.
INDONESIA-FRANCE-DRUG SENTENCE - An Indonesia court sentences a Frenchman to 15 years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine onto the resort island of Bali. SENT: 170 words, photos.
INDIA-LEOPARD AT SCHOOL - A wild leopard is seen prowling the campus of a university on the outskirts of India’s largest city, a school official says. SENT: 200 words.
OIL TRAIN FIRES - The government proposes new safety regulations for tank cars used to transport of crude oil and other flammable liquids in an effort to keep freight trains from turning into infernos when they crash. SENT, 500 words, photos.
IMMIGRATION OVERLOAD - Senate Appropriations Chairwoman Barbara Mikulski planned to unveil legislation Wednesday allocating $2.7 billion for more immigration judges, detention facilities and other resources on the South Texas border, where tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors have been arriving from Central America. SENT: 550 words. UPCOMING: Updates from afternoon event, 650 words by 2100 GMT.
SENATE-GEORGIA - The battle for Georgia’s open Senate seat is on, with newly nominated Republican candidate David Perdue squaring off against Democrat Michelle Nunn in in a race the GOP can’t afford to lose in its drive for the Senate majority. SENT: 840 words. UPCOMING: Updates from events throughout the day, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos..
ARREST DEATH-BROKEN WINDOWS - Police custody death tests NYPD’s ‘Broken Windows’ crackdown on petty offenses. SENT: 600 words, photos.
BACK PAIN (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2230) - Acetaminophen doesn’t work any better than a placebo at relieving back pain despite almost universal recommendations to take the drug, according to the first trial to test it. Embargoed until 2330 GMT EDT. About 350 words. By Medical Writer Maria Cheng.
MILITARY-CHILDHOOD WOES (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2000 GMT) - Military service is more common among people with troubled childhoods, according to a study that researchers say supports the idea that for some, enlistment may be an escape from a dysfunctional life. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2000 GMT, 450 words.
SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR PAY - Facebook and most other Internet social networks are built on the premise that just about everything should be shared except the ad money those posts generate. At least two services are trying to change that. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1800 GMT, photo.
SEC-MONEY MARKET FUNDS - Regulators are expected to vote Wednesday to end a longtime staple of the investment industry - the fixed $1 share price for money-market mutual funds - at least for some money funds used by big investors. SENT: 750 words, photo.
ECONOMY-DURABLE RECOVERY - Out of a seemingly hollow recovery from the Great Recession, a more durable if still slow-growing, U.S. economy appears to have emerged. UPCOMING: 950 words by 2 p.m.
SMALLBIZ-SMALLTALK - The Fair Trade market is a growing opportunity for small business owners who want to make good money by doing something that is viewed by many people as socially responsible. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1pm, photos.
TRAVEL-TROUBLE SPOTS -With the world pockmarked with volatile hot spots, commercial flights and airline passengers could potentially be at risk from ground-based weapons. SENT: 970 words, photos.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
COMIC CON - The four-day festival celebrating comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a preview Wednesday night and goes full force Thursday. Television is making a bigger splash than in previous years. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2 p.m., photos.
MICHAEL JACKSON SCHOOL - Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star’s Indiana hometown. SENT: 260 words.
TV CRITICS WATCH-DOWNTON ABBEY - Michelle Dockery and Allen Leech say a romance won’t happen with their ‘Downton’ characters. SENT: 180 words, photos.
TV CRITICS WATCH-SPIKE LEE - When a film student decided to revisit his criminal teenage past, he found a powerful ally in filmmaker Spike Lee. SENT: 230 words.
TV CRITICS WATCH - The Television Critics Association’s summer meeting concludes Wednesday with presentations on new PBS shows. UPCOMING: Stories moving throughout the day, photos, video.
BRITAIN-ADELE-PAPARAZZI - British singer Adele’s toddler son has won a five-figure sum in damages after paparazzi photographed private family moments. SENT: 125 words.
LEBRON-NEIGHBORS - LeBron James has sent cupcakes to his neighbors to apologize for the ruckus caused by the announcement of his homecoming earlier this month. SENT: 125 words.