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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

October 30, 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:


-- SYRIA (sent; developing)

-- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing)

-- TIM COOK-COMES OUT (sent; developing)




-- TIM COOK-COMES OUT (sent; developing)

-- POLAND-POLANSKI (sent; developing)

-- HELLO KITTY CON (developing)


-- STREET HARASSMENT VIDEO (first sent Wednesday night)


VIDEO: CATCALL (sent Wednesday night)

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 (all times GMT):


EBOLA-NURSE QUARANTINED-MAINE - Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine, goes for a bike ride with her boyfriend. A showdown looms with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: updates through the day, then 650 words by 2100 GMT, photo, video.

EBOLA-AFRICA’S RESPONSE - The African Union chairman belatedly visited Ebola-hit West African nations last week — a tardy response indicative of Africa’s marginal contributions to the biggest threat to the continent in years. UPCOMING.

EBOLA-QUARANTINES — Ebola spurs debate on quarantines; experts say they are used rarely, question their efficacy. SENT: 830 words, photos.

EBOLA-NKOREA FEARS - Officials say North Korea to quarantine all arriving foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears. SENT: 370 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

EBOLA-NEWS GUIDE - A look at the latest developments. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


SYRIA - Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered a northern Syrian border town, crossing over from Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops on their way into the embattled Kobani, activists said. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SYRIA-INTERVIEW - AP Interview: Assad adviser says Turkey’s involvement in Kobani is ‘aggression’ against Syria. SENT: 280 words.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that quickly sparked clashes between masked stone throwers and Israeli riot police, threatening to further enflame the already high tensions in the city. SENT: 720 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SRI LANKA-MUDSLIDE - Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors; death toll estimates range from 100 to 200. SENT: 640 words, photos, video.

UKRAINE-WINTER THREAT - Merciless winter set to hit homeless in war-torn eastern Ukraine — threatening lives. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

MEXICO-MISSING AMERICANS - Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago. SENT: 540 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

MEXICO-VIOLENCE — Parents of 43 missing Mexico students meet with president over a month after disappearance. SENT: 600 words, photos.

MYANMAR-POLITICAL PRISONERS - As Myanmar prepares to host the annual East Asian Summit, political prisoners’ fate remains an international concern. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

SKOREA-SHIP SINKS-DAUGHTER’S BIRTHDAY - For South Korea parents of teen on doomed ferry, wait for the body ends on her 17th birthday. SENT: 600 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN-SPORTING AMPUTEES - Shooting baskets and playing as a team, Afghan war amputees find a new life, pride in sports SENT: 500 words, photos.

HAITI-TOURISM REVIVAL - Haiti’s government has approved plans for the country’s biggest tourism development ever to help spur an economic revival in the nation of 10 million, where most of the adult population lacks any kind of steady work and survives on less than $2 a day. SENT: 860 words, photos.

SKOREA-HAZING DEATH - A South Korean military court sentences six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison for bullying and beating a subordinate who died. SENT: 340 words, photos.

ASIA-HAPPINESS - Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness. SENT: 530 words, photos.

ANTARCTICA-MARINE SANCTUARY - A plan to protect a vast swath of ocean off Antarctica by creating the world’s largest marine reserve appears headed for failure for the fourth time. SENT: 450 words.

BRITAIN-SPERM BANK — Donor shortage: U.K. opens National Sperm Bank to meet rising demand for donors. SENT: 250 words.

GERMANY-AUTOBAHN SNIPER - A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period. SENT: 130 words.


SUPREME COURT-TEXAS DEATH SENTENCE — Rodney Reed’s lawyers are now arguing to the Supreme Court that the attorneys who represented him at trial and on appeal did not do enough to defend him. UPCOMING: 700 words, photo by 1900 GMT.


MARINES-IRAQ WAR CASE - The Marine Corps should not be retrying a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military’s highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say. SENT: 480 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 1600 GMT hearing.

STREET HARASSMENT VIDEO - A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation’s biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said. SENT Wednesday evening.


TIM COOK-COMES OUT - Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to come out as gay. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ECONOMY-GDP - It’s taken years, but the U.S. economy may finally be reaching a sustainable cruising speed. SENT: 400 words, photos, interactive.

JAPAN-GREEN GLUT - Fukushima sets off green boom and glut as utilities choke on cost, hope for return of nuclear Fukushima sets off green boom and glut as utilities choke on cost, hope for return of nuclear. SENT: 900 words, photos.


POLAND-POLANSKI - Prosecutors in Poland have questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his extradition on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

FILM-INTERSTELLAR - Jessica Chastain doesn’t even feel comfortable saying her character’s name. SENT: 630 words, photos.

—FILM REVIEW-INTERSTELLAR. . UPCOMING: 600 words by 6 p.m., an 800-word expanded version by 2230 GMT, photos.

HELLO KITTY CON - Hello Kitty fans converge on the first fan convention, Hello Kitty Con, held in honor of the character’s 40th birthday. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2200 GMT, photos, video.

TV-JORGE GARCIA - Former “Lost” star Jorgia Garcia is back in Hawaii and liking it with his increased role on television’s “Hawaii Five-O.” UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

MUSIC-JOHNNY WINTER - Johnny Winter’s wife says listening to her late husband’s newest album is bittersweet because it is one of the performer’s best works, but was released after his death. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

LATVIA-MUSICAL-NAZI KILLER - A Latvian musical based on the life of a celebrated aviator who joined a Nazi death squad during World War II has outraged Jewish groups and the Israeli government. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

PEOPLE-NICOLE KIDMAN - Nicole Kidman didn’t land the part she wanted in her first formal acting gig. SENT, photos.

TV-THE MCCARTHYS = Brian Gallivan took elements from his own life story to create a CBS sitcom, spinning around a tight-knit, sports-loving Boston family in which the most earthbound son happens to be gay. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1400 GMT, photos, video.

THEATER-WIESENTHAL - Tom Dugan’s favorite review of his work wasn’t in a newspaper or on TV. It was uttered by a teen after a performance of his one-man play “Wiesenthal.” UPCOMING: 540 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

PEOPLE-MELISSA FUMERO - Melissa Fumero has successfully transitioned from daytime to prime time with a role on the Fox comedy “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT, photos.


ISRAEL-PRISON FASHION-PHOTO ESSAY - A series of images highlight a unique fashion show that took place in a women’s prison in Israel. SENT: 330 words, photos.

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