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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

October 10, 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:

-- NOBEL PEACE PRIZE (sent; developing)


-- EBOLA (sent; developing)


-- EBOLA-ECONOMY (upcoming)

-- SYRIA (sent; developing)





PHOTOS: PETS-TREIBBALL (sent; with text and video)

VIDEO: NOR_NOBEL_PEACE (sent; with text and photos) FRANCE_MILITANT_GIRLS (sent; with text and photos); NY_HAUNTED_HOUSE (sent; with text and photos); NC-TREIBBALL (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:


NOBEL PEACE PRIZE - Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel winner ever as she and Kailash Satyarthi of India won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to protect children from slavery, extremism and child labor at great risk to their own lives. SENT: 1,150 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing; profiles on the two winners.

NOBEL-A TALE OF TWO NATIONS - In awarding the prize, the Nobel Committee seemed to be to be sending a blunt message to the rival nations of India and Pakistan that if two of their citizens can work toward a shared goal, they too could do better in finding common ground. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1700 GMT, photos.

- NOBEL-PEACE-GLANCE - A look at the winners of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize. SENT: 200 words, photos.

- NOBEL-PEACE-LIST - Winners of Nobel Peace Prize since 1980. SENT: 280 words.



EBOLA - Liberian lawmakers consider whether to grant President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf more power to restrict movement and public gatherings in the fight against Ebola, as the UN General Assembly is briefed on the extent of the outbreak by top envoys and the Liberian health minister. Meanwhile, in Dallas, a congressional committee examines the U.S. response, including how a hospital handled the case of Thomas Eric Duncan. AP has exclusive access to Duncan’s medical records. In Spain, a nursing assistant infected after treating is still critical. IMF-World Bank meeting and will be alert to see if they say anything about Ebola. SENT: 720 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing on many fronts; will be updated through the day.

EBOLA-DUNCAN MEDICAL RECORDS. - Duncan’s family has released his medical records to the AP. We’re diving into them to see what we can about how the hospital handled his case, whether its statements are consistent with what’s on the charts and whether he received the proper standard of care. AP Exclusive. UPCOMING.

EBOLA-ECONOMY - The economies of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone have been knocked back down by Ebola. Still, economists doubt that much damage will spread to neighboring countries or threaten Africa’s continued economic rise. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon.

EBOLA SCREENING-LEGAL AUTHORITY - Experts say Ebola airport screening measures rely on established federal law, Constitution. SENT: 750 words, photo.




SYRIA - The new U.N. envoy to Syria says at least 500 civilians trapped in the Syrian border town of Kobani besieged by the Islamic State group could be “massacred” if it falls to the extremists. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

EUROPE-JIHADI GIRLS - The story of two schoolgirls: Islamic extremists build networks to lure young women to jihad. SENT: 2,200 words, photos, video. A 1,250-word abridged version also moved.

NKOREA-PARTY ANNIVERSARY - For the first time in three years, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un isn’t on a list of dignitaries at a celebration of the anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party. The apparent no-show will add to mounting speculation that something is amiss with the authoritarian leader, who hasn’t been seen publicly in more than a month. SENT: 640 words, photos.

KOREAS-TENSIONS - North and South Korea trade fire after the North shot at a South Korean propaganda balloon, an official and a news report say. SENT: 710 words, photos.

HONG KONG-DEMOCRACY PROTEST - Thousands of people are pouring into a main road in Hong Kong to show support for a pro-democracy protest after the government called off talks with student leaders. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

GERMANY-REFUGEE’S TALE - Every day for months, Mohammad Suleimane wore the same pair of jeans — frayed mementos of joy and tragedy. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

MEXICO-CARTEL ARREST - Federal police use a seemingly routine traffic checkpoint to nab Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, the alleged drug cartel boss accused by Mexico’s government of turning the border city of Juarez into one of the deadliest places on the planet. SENT: 810 words, photos.

- MEXICO-CARTEL ARREST-GLANCE - A look at detentions and killings of major Mexican drug chiefs in recent years. SENT: 310 words, photos.

CUBA-EMIGRATION SURGE - The number of Cubans heading to the United States has soared since the island lifted travel restrictions last year, and instead of making the risky journey by raft across the Florida Straits, most are now passing through Mexico or flying straight to the U.S. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

IRAQ-DECENTRALIZING POWER - To stem Islamic State extremists, Iraqi leader pushes to empower local populations. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

INDIA-SANITATION - Research into an Indian sanitation program that added 25,000 toilets in 100 rural villages shows the addition of toilets did not improve health. SENT: 600 words, photos.

KASHMIR-BORDER VIOLENCE - Fighting in Kashmir between India and Pakistan subsides as Pakistan’s prime minister met with military chiefs to discuss the latest violence in the disputed Himalayan region. SENT: 510 words, photos.

CHINA-US-HUMAN RIGHTS - China strongly criticizes a U.S. human rights report that describes tightening restrictions against rights advocates, religious organizations and other members of Chinese civil society. SENT: 140 words.

BRITAIN-UKIP - The U.K. Independence Party has won a seat in the British Parliament for the first time, a significant breakthrough for the Euroskeptic, anti-immigration force. SENT: 280 words, photo.

SKOREA-CHINA-FISHING FIGHT - A South Korea coast guardsman fatally shoots the captain of a Chinese fishing vessel who resisted the inspection of his ship for suspected illegal fishing, officials say. SENT: 420 words.

CHINA-US-HUMAN RIGHTS - China strongly criticizes a U.S. human rights report that describes tightening restrictions against rights advocates, religious organizations and other members of Chinese civil society. SENT: 280 words.

CHINA-WAYWARD ACTORS - Chinese authorities have ordered television stations, cinemas, online entertainment sites and other outlets not to show works by entertainers found to have been involved in vice crimes such as using drugs or visiting prostitutes, state media report. SENT: 360 words.

BRITAIN-ROYAL BABY - The Duchess of Cambridge plans to resume royal duties later this month after being sidelined by a prolonged bout of severe morning sickness. SENT: 130 words.


HAGEL - In Colombia for strategic talks with Central and South American leaders, he says a more connected world dramatizes the need for military leaders to plan and prepare for any possibilities in situations such as the spreading Ebola threat. UPCOMING: Developing from news conference set for 1830 GMT.

CLINTON DOCUMENTS — The National Archives is releasing a trove of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton’s White House, potentially shedding light on ’90s era scandals ranging from the Whitewater investigation to the Monica Lewinsky affair. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2000 GMT.

MIDTERM ELECTIONS-ECONOMY - Voters say the economy is the most important issue this election season, but some candidates for Senate and governor are wary about discussing the country’s financial health on the campaign trail. SENT: 840 words, photos.

POLICE SHOOTING-MISSOURI-PROTESTS - Protesters who want prosecutors to file criminal charges against the white municipal police officer who fatally shot a black, unarmed 18-year-old expect to be joined by supporters from across the country Friday afternoon at the start of a four-day event organizers are calling Ferguson October. On the first day, they will again target the office of St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch, who is awaiting a grand jury’s decison on whether to indict Ferguson officer Darren Wilson in the August death of Michael Brown. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: UPCOMING: 130 words by 2000 GMT, 600 words by 2200 GMT.


GLOBAL FINANCE - Finance officials from the world’s largest economies are being urged to prevent the global economy from falling into a “new mediocre” in which growth remains stuck at subpar levels for years to come, trapping millions of people on unemployment rolls. UPCOMING: 900 words with updates by 2000 GMT, photos.

TESLA-MYSTERY ANNOUNCEMENT - Luxury electric car maker Tesla Motors makes its Model S sedan faster and safer in an effort to compete better with other high-end sedans. SENT: 640 words, photos.

NISSAN-ALTIMA RECALL - Nissan is recalling more than 220,000 Altima midsize cars in the U.S. because a secondary latch can fail and allow the hoods to fly open while the cars are in motion. SENT: 130 words.

MITSUBISHI RECALL - Mitsubishi is recalling nearly 166,000 older small cars and SUVs in the U.S. because the engines can stall unexpectedly. SENT: 130 words.

ATLANTIC CITY-ICAHN — Union leaders hold a news conference to denounce billionaire investor Carl Icahn’s role in the Atlantic City casino industry. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1700 GMT.


SPOOKY NEW YORK - Son of Sam and punks on the subway: Haunted house harkens back to a scarier New York City. SENT: 440 words, photos, video.


OBIT-JAN HOOKS -Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jan Hooks has died. SENT: 340 words, photos.

THEATER-CAROL BURNETT - This month Carol Burnett returns to Broadway opposite a familiar face — Brian Dennehy. It will be the third time in a quarter of a century that they’ve played would-be lovers onstage in A.R. Gurney’s charming play “Love Letters.” SENT: 480 words, photo.

MUSIC-LUCINDA WILLIAMS - Lucinda Williams had considered releasing a double-CD at least one time before, but her record company argued against it. Now the veteran singer-songwriter is putting music out on her own label. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

BRITAIN-QUEEN-JOLIE - Queen Elizabeth II has honored campaigning actress Angelina Jolie in a Buckingham Palace ceremony. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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