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BC-GA--Georgia News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, GA

November 25, 2014

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news covering is shaping up today in Georgia. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

HOME DEPOT-DATA BREACH LITIGATION

ATLANTA — Home Depot says it faces at least 44 lawsuits in the United States and Canada over a data breach earlier this year that affected 56 million debit and credit cards. The nation’s biggest home improvement retailer said Tuesday in a regulatory filing that several state and federal agencies also are looking into the data breach and it may face more litigation from customers, banks, shareholders and others. The Atlanta-based retailer disclosed the massive, months-long breach of data in September. SENT: 220 words.

ALSO:

— FERGUSON-ATLANTA — Protesters plan to rally at Underground Atlanta after grand jury decision on Ferguson shooting.

— DAWSON COUNTY SHOOTING — Dawson County man shot to death during fight.

— BUS STOP SHOOTING — Police identify woman who was fatally shot at MARTA bus stop outside Atlanta.

— UGA-BALDWIN HALL ANNEX — UGA breaking ground on new annex at Baldwin Hall to modernize, add space.

— UGA EXTENSION-DIRECTOR — New director named for UGA Extension; Laura Perry Johnson to take helm Jan. 1.

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