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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

March 24, 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:

-- MALAYSIA-PLANE (sent, developing)

-- UKRAINE (sent, developing)

-- NUCLEAR SUMMIT (sent, developing)

-- EGYPT (sent, developing)


-- CHICAGO-TRAIN DERAILMENT (sent, developing)

-- WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE (sent, developing)

-- ANONYMITY APPS (upcoming)



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:


MALAYSIA-PLANE - Prime Minister Razak says new data show the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into the southern Indian Ocean. If confirmed, the news would be a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to the flight. SENT: 70 words, photos, video, audio. UPCOMING: Developing.

MALAYSIA-PLANE-SEARCH- A look at the planes and ships involved in the multinational search for Malaysia’s missing jet. SENT: 120 words, photos.

-MALAYSIA-PLANE-NEWS GUIDE - A summary of the latest information in the search for the plane. SENT: 290 words, photos.

MALAYSIA-MINISTER IN SPOTLIGHT - Minister who has been face of Malaysia’s search for Flight 370 has elite status and is tech savvy. SENT: 960 words, photos.

HONG KONG-MALAYSIA-EMERGENCY LANDING - Malaysia Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Hong Kong after main power generator fails. SENT: 130 words.

EGYPT - A court in Egypt has sentenced to death 529 supporters of ousted Islamist President Morsi on charges of murdering a policeman and attacking police. SENT: 860 words, photo.

UKRAINE - Ukraine’s fledgling government ordered troops to withdraw from Crimea, ending days of wavering as Russian troops consolidate control over the peninsula. SENT: 360 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

CUBA-NOVEAU RICHE - Havana by night: As private bars boom, Cubans with money revel in fashionable social scene. SENT: 950 words, photos.

TAIWAN-PROTEST - Police remove protesters opposed to China trade pact from Taiwan Cabinet offices; 58 arrested. SENT: 320 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN-ETHNIC ALLIANCES - Warlords with a violent past are emerging to play an overt political role in next month’s presidential elections as Karzai leaves the scene. SENT: 1,190 words, photos.

SAUDI-VIRUS - Saudi Arabia reports another fatality from new, SARS-like virus; total deaths now at 64. SENT: 120 words.

JAPAN-NUCLEAR WEAPONS - U.S. and Japanese officials say Japan to turn over nuclear weapons material to United States. SENT: 390 words.

NUCLEAR SUMMIT - Japan will give the U.S. more than 700 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium and a supply of highly enriched uranium — a victory for Obama’s efforts to secure nuclear materials around the world. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - Israeli police say vandals have slashed tires and sprayed hate graffiti in Arab area of Jerusalem. SENT: 130 words, photo.

NEPAL-CROWDED EVEREST - Nepal to try to ease congestion of climbers near top of Mount Everest during climbing season. SENT: 370 words, photo.

NIGERIA-VIOLENCE - Islamic militants blamed for blast that killed 32 in northeast Nigerian village. SENT: 130 words.

CHINA-US-SPYING CLAIMS - China demands an explanation from Washington over allegations U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei and targeted top Chinese officials and government institutions. SENT: 220 words.

BANGLADESH-FACTORY COLLAPSE - Bangladesh has begun compiling details about the victims of the 2013 Rana Plaza factory collapse, but dozens of people are demanding a more complete accounting of the disaster. SENT: 420 words, photos.

INDIA-TIGER ATTACKS - India has called off its hunt for a man-eating tiger after six weeks with no reports of a new killing. SENT: 240 words.

CUBAN PLANE LIMBO - Three Cuban planes hijacked to the U.S. a decade ago are stuck in ongoing political limbo. SENT: 990 words, photo, video.

UGANDA-LRA - Expert says US deployment of military aircraft a possible ‘game changer’ in hunt for warlord Joseph Kony. SENT: 130 words.

UNITED NATIONS-GLOBAL WEATHER - The U.N. weather agency says much of the extreme weather that wreaked havoc in Asia, Europe and the Pacific region last year can be blamed on human-induced climate change. SENT: 300 words, photo.

BALKANS-DRUG LORD - Suspected Balkan drug boss pleads not guilty to trafficking more than 5 tons of cocaine. SENT: 300 words.

SPAIN-SUAREZ - Spain holds state wake for former PM Adolfo Suarez, a key figure in country’s path to democracy. SENT: 200 words, photos.

YEMEN - Officials say suspected al-Qaida militants attacked a security checkpoint in southeastern Yemen, killing at least 14 troops and wounding several others, officials said. SENT: 310 words, photos.

PISTORIUS-TRIAL - The Pistorius murder trial begins its fourth week as neighbor testifies to hearing woman’s screams. SENT: 680 words, photos.

SYRIA - Hard-line Islamic rebels have captured a small town in northwestern Syria near the Turkish border as part of their offensive in the rugged coastal region that is a bastion of support for Assad, activists say. SENT: 700 words, photo.

AUSTRIA-MOON CAMERA - Camera used in 1971 moon landing fetches $758,489 at Austrian auction. SENT: 110 words, photo.

TURKEY-SYRIA - Turkey says Syria ‘harassed’ Turkish jet by locking radar system. SENT: 130 words, photo.

BRITAIN-THEATER COLLAPSE - Old cloth and plaster ties caused ceiling collapse at London theater, investigators say. SENT: 170 words, photo.

KOSOVO-REMAINS - Remains of 46 Kosovo Albanian civilians killed by Serb forces handed over to their families. SENT: 130 words, photos.

EU-FISHING SANCTIONS - EU imposes first-ever fishing sanctions against 3 countries over failure to fight theft. SENT: 120 words.


OBAMA - Obama delved into a day of delicate diplomacy as he sought to rally the international community around efforts to isolate Russia following its incursion into Ukraine. SENT: 800 words, photos, video.

CIA INVESTIGATIONS - Release of report on terror interrogation could fuel Congress’ fight with CIA and draw in Obama. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

OBAMA-UKRAINE - The president says Ukraine crisis does not mean Europe is East-West battleground. SENT: 130 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-UGANDA - The U.S. is sending military aircraft and an increased number of special operations forces to Uganda to help search for fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony. SENT: 290 words.

WEST RESPONSE-RUSSIA - The U.S. and Europe seek to project a united front in the West’s dispute with Russia over its incursion into Ukraine. UPCOMING, 1,000 words by 3 p.m.


CHICAGO-TRAIN DERAILMENT - An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at an underground station at one of the nation’s busiest airports, injuring 32 people on board, officials said. SENT: 540 words, photos.

SEPT 11 MUSEUM - A New York City museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will open to the public May 21. SENT: 430 words, photos.

WASHINGTON MUDSLIDE - Sheriff’s office says death toll from massive landslide in Washington state doubles from four to eight. SENT: 730 words, photos, videos.


UKRAINE-CORRUPTION CULTURE - Even with financial aid, Ukraine will struggle with intractable problems of graft and red tape. UPCOMNG: 1,000 words, photos by 1500 GMT.

ANONYMITY APPS - A new class of apps is aiming for a bit more honesty. Among the latest is Secret, which allows friends and friends of friends to share their deepest and darkest thoughts. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1800 GMT.


UN-CLIMATE PANEL - It’s not polar bears, but humans who are most at risk from global warming, mega-report says. SENT: 1,170 words, photos.

CANCER GENES - A study suggests that women with a faulty breast cancer gene might have a greater chance of developing rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks. UPCOMING: 460 words by 1500 GMT.


PRITZKER PRIZE - The Pritzker Prize, the highest honor in the world of architecture, to be announced Monday. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 2100 GMT.

OBIT-JAMES REBHORN - James Rebhorn, character actor who appeared in “Homeland,” ″My Cousin Vinny,” dies at 65. SENT: 240 words, photo.

TV-GOOD WIFE SHOCKER - “Good Wife” episode leaves viewers shocked, incredulous and bereaved. SENT: 220 words, photo.

TV-FALLON’S FAST START - One month in, NBC’s generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the “Tonight” show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it. SENT: 930 words, photos.

OBIT-GWAR FRONTMAN - Dave Brockie, frontman ‘Oderus Urungus’ for heavy metal band GWAR, found dead in Virginia home. SENT: 130 words.

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