Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Alaska. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Anchorage bureau at 800-770-7549 or at News Editor Mark Thiessen can be reached at 907-272-7549 or

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date.

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Alaska at 8:30 a.m.


MIAMI — An Alaska man will spend the rest of his life in prison for the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded, a federal judge ordered Friday. SENT: 610 words. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson.

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ANCHORAGE — A report by the Alaska Department of Public Safety shows crime across the state increased by 6 percent last year. SENT: 270 words.


JUNEAU — A cybersecurity firm has found that Chinese hackers scanned Alaska computers for vulnerabilities before, during and after a state trade mission to the country. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.


— PARATROOPER INJURED — An Army spokesman says a paratrooper at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson suffered severe injuries during a drop exercise.


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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Alaska and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click "All" or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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