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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

October 24, 2014


Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them:

-- EBOLA-NYC DOCTOR (sent; developing)

-- EBOLA-CONGRESS (sent; developing)

-- IRAQ (sent; developing)


-- CANADA SHOOTING (sent; developing)

-- MORMONS-POLYGAMY (upcoming)


-- AIR BAG RECALL-Q&A (upcoming)


-- EBOLA-QUARANTINE (upcoming)


-- POLICE SHOOTING-HATCHET (sent; developing)





-- AIR BAG RECALL-Q&A (upcoming)



VIDEO: EBOLA coverage (sent; developing); NY-AXE SURVEILLANCE (sent; with text and photos) B-29s-A LIFETIME LATER (upcoming; with text and photos)

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-NYC DOCTOR - A doctor who became New York City’s first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation’s most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in the days before his illness began. Disease detectives are retracing Dr. Craig Spencer’s wide-ranging steps in the days since his return. He took a three-mile jog, rode at least three subway lines, took a cab, walked along the High Line and visited a bowling alley. Reporting in Guinea, hospital, Harlem neighborhood, subways, elsewhere. SENT: 900 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing through the day.

EBOLA-QUARANTINE — Ebola diagnosis in a doctor who treated patients in Guinea raises question of whether the doctor should have isolated himself — or whether the government or Doctors Without Borders should have required him to do so. Given the 21-day incubation period, why not put people directly exposed to Ebola in quarantine? UPCOMING.

EBOLA-CONGRESS: House holds hearing on Ebola, as the diagnosis of an aid worker who treated patients in Guinea raises new questions about the government’s response. SENT: 240 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from hearing beginning at 1330 GMT. 450 words by 1430 GMT.

EBOLA-NERVOUS NEW YORK - It didn’t matter that health officials stressed over and over that Ebola is hard to catch, that carries must show symptoms to be contagious, and even then that you have to be in contact with their bodily fluids. Some nervous New Yorkers are succumbing to fear. UPCOMING.

EBOLA-WEST AFRICA: Mali reports its first case of Ebola. The patient, a 2-year-old girl, had come from neighboring Guinea. SENT: 430 words.


IRAQ - Iraqi officials suspect Islamic State militants used chlorine gas in fighting with troops. SENT: 550 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE —Obama huddles with members of his national security team for a review of progress in the U.S. military’s series of airstrikes aimed at reining in the Islamic State group. UPCOMING, developing.

ISLAMIC STATE-POLL — Well over 60 percent of people surveyed in an AP-GfK poll say the threat posed by Islamic State militants is an important issue while 43 percent approve of the way Obama is handling that threat. A little more than half say the military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT.

TURKEY-PEOPLE SMUGGLING - For $20 or less, smugglers offer foreigners passage from Turkey into IS territory in Syria. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.


CANADA-SHOOTING - Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman’s life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation’s seat of power. SENT: 1,130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, with reporting on how the suspect got the gun, other details of his life. Mosque news conference at 1730 GMT in Vancouver.

IRAQ - Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad. SENT: 550 words.

UKRAINE-ELECTION BLUES - Ukraine parliament elections fail to inspire enthusiasm as war, troubled economy dampen mood. SENT: 800 words, photos.

PISTORIUS TRIAL - Oscar Pistorius could still face a murder conviction and 15 years in prison for killing his girlfriend as prosecutors said Friday they had consulted a South African criminal law expert over an appeal. SENT: 370 words, photos.

SKOREA-WHISTLE-BLOWER - The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed scientific fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-US-KILLING-THE BIG PICTURE - Two rings of security — one US, one Filipino — around arrested Marine reflect sore spot in relations. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

EGYPT - Egyptian security officials say a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into an army checkpoint in restive Sinai, close to the borders with the Gaza Strip and Israel, killing five soldiers and wounding 16. SENT: 230 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

TUNISIA-MILITANTS - Tunisian forces end 24-hour standoff, killing man and five women. SENT: 130 words.

HONG KONG-DEMOCRACY PROTEST - Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. SENT: 300 words, photos.

SWEDEN-SUBMARINE HUNT - Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea. SENT: 350 words, photos.

MACEDONIA-GAYS ATTACKED - Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them. SENT: 130 words.

MYANMAR-JOURNALIST KILLED - Myanmar’s army kills a journalist who was detained while covering clashes between the army and ethnic rebels at the rugged border. SENT: 560 words.

INDONESIA-JOURNALISTS SENTENCED - Two French television journalists are sentenced to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua. SENT: 260 words.

KENYA-US-EVANGELIST - AIDS from towels? Kenyans angered by US preacher Pat Robertson’s comments about travel risks. SENT: 250 words.

BRITAIN-BRAIN TUMOR - A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor. SENT: 130 words, photos.

BRITAIN-QUEEN TWEETS - Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she’s signed it “Elizabeth R.” SENT: 130 words, photos.

UKRAINE-DARTH VADER -Darth Vader hopes the force is with him in Ukraine parliamentary elections. SENT: 300 words, photos.


UNITED STATES-INDONESIA-ANALYSIS - The remarkable rise of Indonesia’s new president has captured popular imagination at home and won praise internationally, but Joko Widodo still needs to prove his foreign policy prowess. SENT: 860 words, photo.


GAY MARRIAGE-I DON’T - Spread of same-sex marriage putting some gay people on the spot: Do you say ‘I do or I don’t’? SENT: 700 words, photo, interactive.

MORMONS-POLYGAMY - Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had an underage bride and was married to other men’s wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay reveals. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT, photo.

POLICE SHOOTING-MISSOURI - Police get constitutional training, riot gear for grand jury decision in Missouri shooting. SENT: 800 words, photos.

POLICE SHOOTING-MISSOURI-NEWS GUIDE - A guide to developments in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

POLICE SHOOTING-HATCHET - A police officer who suffered a serious head wound after being attacked by a hatchet-wielding man remains in critical but stable condition, police said Friday. The attacker was shot and killed by police. SENT: 250 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2000 GMT.

WHITE HOUSE FENCE JUMPER - The latest person to climb over the White House fence appears before a judge to address his previous charge for doing the same thing. UPCOMING: Developing from 1330 GMT hearing.

GUN TECHNOLOGY - California start up creates gun technology that tells dispatch how, when cop guns are fired. SENT: 480 words, photos, video.

SLAVE TRADE-LUPITA — “Twelve Years a Slave” actress Lupita Nyong’o is lending her star power to opponents of a minor league baseball stadium in what was once the center of Richmond’s thriving slave-trading center. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 1800 GMT.


THAILAND-SURGERY DEATH - A British woman has died under anesthesia during a cosmetic procedure by an uncertified surgeon at a clinic in Thailand’s capital, authorities said Friday. SENT: 150 words, photos.


CHINA-SPACE - China launches an experimental spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. SENT: 400 words, photos.


STOCK MARKET-MIXED MESSAGES - It has been more than three years since U.S. stocks had a so-called correction, a drop of more than 10 percent that is typically viewed as good thing because it removes any excessive optimism from market psychology. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1800 GMT.

AIR BAGS-Q&A - Upcoming.

JAPAN-DISNEY’S LOVE LETTER - Disney executives call their next film “a love letter to Japanese culture.” No wonder: This nation can’t get enough of animation, especially Disney’s. SENT: 650 words, photos.

PROCTER & GAMBELL-DURACELL - Procter & Gamble is removing its batteries and making Duracell a stand-alone company. SENT: 390 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 8:30 a.m. earnings call. Incorporates EARNS-P&G

AMAZON-OUT OF PATIENCE - Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, as investors lose patience. SENT: 700 words, photos.

.CHINA-NEW ASIAN BANK - Twenty-one Asian nations sign on to a China-driven initiative to create a new development bank for Asia that’s aimed at boosting infrastructure investment of all kinds. SENT: 850 words, photos.

UPS-HOLIDAYS — UPS is expecting an 11 percent jump in December shipments as the holiday shopping season heats up. SENT: 300 words, photo. Incorporates EARNS-UPS.

CHILD SEAT RECALL — Evenflo is recalling more than 202,000 rear-facing infant seats because the buckles can become difficult to unlatch. SENT: 130 words.


MUSIC-JOAN JETT - Punk pioneer Joan Jett doesn’t give a spit if you lump her in with old folks. UPCOMING: 600 words by 11a.m., photos.

TV-JANE AUSTEN — Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of “Pride and Prejudice.” UPCOMING: 600 words by 1400 GMT, photos.

TV-DRUMLINE - Nick Cannon remembered when youngsters often approached him, telling the actor that the 2002 film “Drumline” encouraged them to attend a historically black college or university.UPCOMING: 550 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

BRITNEY SPEARS DAY - Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. SENT: 130 words, photos.


NKOREA-FARMERS-PHOTO GALLERY - Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won’t be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested. SENT: 130 words, photos.

B-29-A LIFETIME LATER - World War II airmen relive memories of bombing campaigns aboard a B-29 named Fifi. SENT: photos, 200 words. UPCOMING: Video.

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