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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1445 GMT,ADVISORY

April 3, 2015

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:

-- SEAFOOD FROM SLAVES (sent; developing)

-- KENYA-UNIVERSITY ATTACK (sent; developing)

-- IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS (sent; developing)


-- FRANCE-PLANE CRASH (sent; developing)

-- MISSING SAILOR FOUND (sent; developing)


-- ECONOMY (sent; developing)



-- DEATH ROW INMATE-ALABAMA (sent; developing)











INDONESIA SEAFOOD FROM SLAVES (16 photos sent, with text noted below)

GOOD FRIDAY coverage (developing)




-- KENYA coverage (sent; developing)

-- INDONESIA SLAVERY (sent; developing)


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:




SEAFOOD FROM SLAVES - Hundreds of fishermen are rescued from Indonesian island as government probes slavery revealed by AP. SENT: 1,050 words, 16 photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing with more details from the Indonesian government, more color and narrative of the spot developments.

KENYA-UNIVERSITY ATTACK - The militants who slaughtered 147 people in a Kenyan school appear to have planned extensively, even targeting a site where Christians went to pray, a survivor says. SENT: 570 words, photos, video. COMING: Developing on several fronts, including more detail from survivors, Good Friday details.

IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS - With one phase of nuclear talks over, Iran and six world powers now have an ambitious to-do list that - if implemented - will cut into Iran’s bomb-capable technology while giving Tehran access to assets blocked by international sanctions. SENT: 990 words, photos, video, graphic. UPCOMING: Analytical look at the challenges in getting to a permanent detail that all abide by, other details.


IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS-ANALYSIS - Barely a day old, the nuclear framework with Iran faces fierce opposition and mounting questions. Critics say it falls well short of the White House’s initial goals, allows Iran to retain some capability to produce nuclear fuel and does not specify exactly when sanctions against Iran would be lifted. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2100 GMT.

FRANCE-PLANE CRASH - French investigators: Co-pilot repeatedly accelerated plane as he drove it down into Alps. SENT: 540 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

UKRAINE-TROOPS TO TRAINERS - Nearly a year into the Ukraine conflict, the extent of Moscow’s direct involvement becomes clear: They may wear camouflage, but the Russians’ presence in eastern Ukraine is hardly invisible. SENT: 1,720 words, photos; an ABRIDGED version of 820 words.

PHILIPPINES-CRUCIFIXIONS - Half dozen Filipino devotees nailed to crosses in Good Friday rites are frowned upon by church. SENT: 360 words, photos.

FRANCE-SKINNY MODELS - France’s lower house of Parliament has approved a measure that would make it a crime to use anorexic models. SENT: 130 words.

FRANCE-ATTACKS-COVERAGE - Hostages, families sue French TV over coverage of terrorist attack on Paris kosher market. SENT: 310 words.

JORDAN-BONES AND DRONES - At ancient Jordan cemetery, drone photography offers rare glimpse into looting of antiquities. SENT: 810 words, photos

CAMBODIA-FAST&FURIOUS CAMPAIGN - Cambodian cinema puts brakes on ‘Furious 7’ competition calling on drivers to show their speed. SENT: 200 words.

RUSSIA-BURGLAR’S NOTE - A burglar in Siberia breaks into house, leaves his photo, note of apology. SENT: 130 words.

CHINA-POLITICS — Prosecutors charge former national security chief Zhou Yongkang with corruption and leaking of state secrets, setting the stage for him to become the highest-level politician to stand trial in China in more than three decades. SENT: 820 words, photos. With CHINA-POLITICAL PURGES (sent)

KOREAS-TENSION — North Korea fires short-range projectiles into the sea for a second consecutive day in an apparent protest against ongoing U.S.-South Korean military drills. SENT: 230 words.

UNITED NATIONS-KOREAS — North Korea decides to support a proposed walk across the demilitarized zone between the two Koreas by prominent women including Gloria Steinem. SENT: 570 words, photos.

MALAYSIA-SEDITION — A Malaysian cartoonist known for lampooning the ruling coalition is charged with nine counts of sedition over a series of tweets criticizing the country’s judiciary. SENT: 500 words, photos.




MISSING SAILOR FOUND - Man reported missing at sea for more than 2 months back on land; reunites with family. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: Expecting more detail from family members; possible other developments.

DEATH ROW INMATE-ALABAMA - Alabama inmate who fought to prove innocence to be released after 30 years on death row. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Inmate expected to be released at 1430 GMT.

UNIVERSITIES-RACISM - Oklahoma fraternity racial incident just one of many as campuses grapple with lingering racism. SENT: 980 words, photos.

RELIGION-GAY RIGHTS — This week’s controversies in Indiana and Arkansas will not be the last in the fight over legal protections for people and organizations with religious objections to gay marriage. UPCOMING.

POLL-POLICE VIOLENCE - Whites in the United States approve of police hitting or striking people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics, a major American trend survey says. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m.

MORMON CONFERENCE-Q&A - More than 100,000 Mormons descend on Salt Lake City this weekend for the faith’s biannual conference to listen to spiritual guidance from leaders and to find about church news. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SOCCER REFEREE KILLED - $51 million lawsuit filed against soccer player who killed Detroit-area referee with punch. SENT: 250 words.




HOW TO WATCH HIT SHOWS ONLINE - You’ve dropped your cable TV service, so how can you go online to watch “Mad Men” or “Game of Thrones” as they return over the next two weekends? UPCOMING: 400 words by 1400 GMT, photos.




ECONOMY - The weakening U.S. economy spills into the job market in March as employers add only 126,000 jobs, the fewest since December 2013, snapping a streak of 12 consecutive months of gains above 200,000. SENT: 710 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

JEEP FIRE VERDICT - Jury orders Chrysler to pay $150M in fire death of 4-year-old Georgia boy. SENT: 780 words late Thursday.

JAPAN-DISASTER BUSINESS - Disaster expo shows off flourishing Japan industry dedicated to coping with catastrophe. SENT: 900 words, photos.

VENEZUELA-OIL TROUBLES - A mountain of toxic soot towers over the flat scrubland of eastern Venezuela - a symbol of the waste and unfulfilled promise of an oil industry more vital than ever to Venezuela’s economic health. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.




LUNAR ECLIPSE-THINGS TO KNOW - A total eclipse of the moon will occur before dawn Saturday and it’ll be an unusually brief one. Here are key things to know about the celestial spectacle. UPCOMING: Developing from 1700 GMT NASA teleconference.


TV-LIFETIME-FERRELL-WIIG - Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig say they are abandoning plans for a Lifetime TV movie after the secret project became public. SENT: 165 words, photos.

FILM-KRISTEN STEWART- Kristen Stewart has followed her “Twilight” days with not more teen blockbusters or evident career building, but a string of indies. SENT: 860 words, photos.

TV-AASIF MANDVI - Aasif Mandvi is bringing the satire he’s honed on “The Daily Show” to a sitcom parody with a serious goal: unraveling anti-Muslim prejudice. SENT: 500 words, photos.


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