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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

July 18, 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 at 1430 GMT:


-- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing)

-- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-CHILD VICTIMS (tentative slug) (upcoming)

-- WESTERN WILDFIRES (sent; developing)

-- OFFSHORE OIL-SONIC CANNONS (sent; developing)




PHOTOS: UKRAINE PLANE (sent; developing); ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing)

VIDEO: UKRAINE PLANE (sent; developing); ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (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:


UKRAINE-PLANE - Mainbar looking at what is happening at the site, descriptions of the scene against a backdrop of sunflowers; what’s happening with the black boxes and the conflicting reports. SENT: 1,260 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Updating with developments; New approach of 1,200 words by 2100 GMT.

UKRAINE PLANE-WHAT WE KNOW — What is known, and what has been claimed. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1900 GMT.

UKRAINE PLANE-ANALYSIS — The downing of a passenger jet marks a turning point in Ukraine’s conflict, but which way it turns depends mainly on who fired the missile that apparently brought the plane down. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1900 GMT.

UKRAINE PLANE-INVESTIGATION - To figure out why the plane fell from the sky, investigators will use the wreckage of any missile found to determine where it came from and who fired it, experts say. That’s easier said than done in the middle of a war zone. By Jill Lawless. UPCOMING: 700 words by noon.

UKRAINE PLANE-VICTIMS - International passengers from all walks of life, from a prominent AIDS researcher and soccer fans to a nun and a florist, were aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. UKRAINE-VICTIMS-GLANCE — A breakdown of the nationalities of those on board. SENT: 80 words.

UNITED STATES-UKRAINE-PLANE — Obama administration strives to learn who shot down a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine. Members of Congress and a host of national security figures past and present weigh in with theories. SENT: 950 words, photos, video. UPCOMING, 500 words by 1600 GMT.

UKRAINE-PLANE-AIDS CONFERENCE - A large number of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. SENT: 790 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing re looking for who was on the plane and potential effects on AIDS research.

MALAYSIA-TAINTED AIRLINE - Hit by two astonishing tragedies in quick succession, Malaysia Airlines may become tainted for travelers and never recover. SENT: 840 words, photos, video.

AIRLINES-DANGEROUS AIRSPACE - Shooting down of Malaysia Airlines plane could force airlines into costly route changes. SENT: 850 words, photo.

UKRAINE-PLANE-VICTIMIZED TWICE - An Australian woman who lost her brother in the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 now learns that her stepdaughter was on the Malaysia Airlines flight shot down over Ukraine. SENT: 300 words, photo.


ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave’s Hamas rulers. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, videos.


MIDEAST-ISLAMIC STATE - Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven highly organized governors. SENT: 1,240 words, photos.

NIGERIA-VIOLENCE - Boko Haram gunmen killed many villagers and set homes ablaze in a northeastern Nigerian town just 85 kilometers (53 miles) from the strategic center of Maiduguri before dawn Friday, according to survivors. SENT: 400 words.

ITALY-BERLUSCONI - An Italian appeals court on Friday acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi in a sex-for-hire case, reversing a lower court conviction that had carried a seven-year prison sentence and a lifetime ban on holding political office. SENT: 280 words.

INDONESIA-ELECTION - Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto alleged Friday there had “been quite massive incidences” of fraud in general elections. SENT: 480 words.

ASIA STORM - A powerful typhoon killed one person and damaged several houses on the southern Chinese island of Hainan on Friday after claiming 54 lives in the Philippines. SENT: 230 words, photos.

LATIN AMERICA-CHINA-RUSSIA - In overlapping visits to Latin America, the leaders of China and Russia have been welcomed with open arms, by governments that are among the most hostile to Washington. SENT: 940 words, photos.

VENEZUELA-US FUNDING - Four years after Venezuela enacted a law to keep U.S. money from flowing to local political groups, the socialist country is struggling to keep American support from reaching the organizations. UPCOMING: 970 words, photos.

IRAQ - Violence in Iraq has killed more than 5,500 civilians over the first six months of the year, the U.N. says in a new report. SENT: 360 words, photos.

KOREAS-TENSION - North Korea threatens to boycott the Asian Games in South Korea after talks break down. SENT: 360 words, photos.


WESTERN WILDFIRES - Residents of Pateros have fled, abandoning the town and leaving it at the mercy of a wildfire that has already chewed through dozens of homes and cut power to part of Washington state. By Nick Geranios. SENT: 500 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing throughout the day.

MIDDLE EAST UNREST-US CAMPS - At summer camps that cater to children with ties to the Middle East, fighting in Israel and Palestine has made for a summer of high tension, tearful calls home and unlikely friendships. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

BUS CRASH - Police: 1 dead, other injuries reported in Canadian tour bus rollover on Adirondack Northway. UPCOMING; breaking now.

UCONN-SEXUAL ASSAULTS - The University of Connecticut has settled a federal lawsuit filed by five women who claimed the school responded to their sexual assault complaints with indifference. SENT: 600 words, photos.

RETHINKING POT-EDIBLES INDUSTRY - Edibles and infused products such as snack bars, olive oils and tinctures have flourished into a gourmet market of chocolate truffles, whoopie pies and hard candies as Colorado and Washington legalized the recreational use of marijuana. SENT: 860 words, photos, video.


UKRAINE-PLANE-AIDS CONFERENCE -(also listed in UKRAINE PLANE section above) - A large number of world-renowned AIDS researchers and activists heading to an international AIDS conference in Australia were on board a Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine. SENT: 790 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing re looking for who was on the plane and potential effects on AIDS research.

OFFSHORE OIL-SONIC CANNONS -The Obama administration reopens the U.S. Eastern Seaboard to oil exploration for the first time in decades, announcing Friday that it has approved the use of sonic cannons to discover deposits under the ocean floor by shooting sound waves 100 times louder than jet engines through waters shared by endangered whales and turtles.

AP WAS THERE-FIRST MOONWALK - Forty-five years after it was first published, the AP is making its original report available. UPCOMING: 1,300 words by 1600 GMT photos, interactive.


MICROSOFT-GOODBYE ANDROID - The Nokia X phones that Microsoft axed this week blended two rival operating systems but excelled at neither. SENT: 800 words, photos.


AMAZON-KINDLE - Amazon is rolling out a new subscription service for Kindle devices that will allow users unlimited access to thousands of books and audiobooks for $9.99 a month. SENT: 380 words.

EUROPE-US FREE TRADE DEAL - Visions of chlorine-drenched chickens and the prospect of genetically modified “Frankenfood” invading dinner tables across the European Union are proving serious impediments to the signing of a sweeping free trade agreement between the United States and the 28-country bloc. SENT: 990 words, photo


REFASHIONISTA - South Carolina woman turns discards from thrift store racks into refashioned frocks. SENT: 500 words, photos.

BUSH LIBRARY-DE LA RENTA EXHIBIT - Designs spanning Oscar de la Renta’s 50-year career will be featured at a new exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum . UPCOMING: 400 words by noon, photos.


TV CRITICS WATCH — The Television Critics Association’s summer meeting continues Friday with new series presentations by the CW and Showtime. UPCOMING: Stories moving throughout the day, photos, video.

MUSIC-LADY ANTEBELLUM — Lady Antebellum is looking skyward with their new album, “747,” coming out in SeptemberUPCOMING: 350 words by 11 a.m., photos.

PEOPLE-TEEN METAL BAND - The teen metal band Unlocking the Truth, which recently signed a multi-album deal with Sony, plans to release a book next year. SENT: 210 words.

GERMANY-OBIT-PIENE - German artist Otto Piene, known for his colorful paintings and gigantic open-air sculptures, has died at age 86. SENT: 125 words.

SINGAPORE-PURGED BOOKS - Two children’s books dealing with gay subjects won’t be destroyed after all and will be restored to Singapore’s public libraries, an official said Friday. SENT: 220 words, photos.

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