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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1430 GMT

March 24, 2015

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change.

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 1430 GMT:

-- FRANCE-PLANE CRASH AND FRANCE-PLANE CRASH-THE LATEST (sent; developing)

-- UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN (sent; developing)

-- ISRAEL-US (sent)

-- FERGUSON-JOURNALIST ARRESTS (sent; developing)

-- UTAH-FIRING SQUAD-Q&A (sent)

-- PEOPLE-ANGELINA JOLIE (sent; developing)

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TALKERS/READERS:

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-- PEOPLE-ANGELINA JOLIE (sent; developing)

-- NASTY COMMUTES (sent)

-- AFGHANISTAN-MOB KILLING (sent)

-- VENEZUELA-MASTECTOMIES (sent)

-- GERMANY-COLD WAR CASUALTY (sent)

-- POLAND-US CONVOY (sent)

-- NETHERLANDS-SERVER HEATING (sent)

-- HOLY CALVES (sent)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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-- FRANCE-PLANE CRASH-A320-GLANCE (sent)

-- UTAH-FIRING SQUAD-Q&A (sent)

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PHOTOS:

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FRANCE PLANE CRASH (sent; developing)

POLAND-US CONVOY - US troops driving through Poland for defense reassurance get warm welcome. SENT: 10 photos, 210 words.

AFGHANISTAN - Thousands of protesters flood Afghan capital to demand justice over mob killing woman. SENT: 8 photos, 260 words.

BRAZIL-IGUAZU FALLS-PHOTO GALLERY -The Iguazu Falls on the Brazil-Argentina border enchant tourists. SENT: 12 photos, 250 words.

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VIDEO:

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FRANCE-PLANE CRASH (upcoming)

US SELFIE SENSATION - Selfies capture a given moment in time unlike any other. Now thanks to drones, popular culture’s latest phenomenon is reaching new heights. SENT.

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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:

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WORLD

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FRANCE-PLANE CRASH - A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in a remote area of the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams raced to the region, France’s president warned that no survivors were expected. SENT: 900 words, photos. Note FRANCE-PLANE CRASH-THE LATEST, alternative-format running updates. Either version may be used. With glances and sidebars developing. UPCOMING: Developing on many fronts. Package advisory planned around 1500 GMT.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN - Obama meets with Afghanistan’s new president, as the two try to finalize the pace of U.S. troop withdrawal. SENT: 620 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 1550 GMT. White House meeting, 1820 GMT joint news conference, photos.

AFGHANISTAN-MOB KILLING - Thousands of protesters flood Afghan capital to demand justice over mob killing woman. SENT: 350 words, photos.

ISRAEL-US - Israel’s defense minister is denying a report that his country spied on the United States’ handling of sensitive negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. SENT: 130 words.

ISRAEL-ARABS - Arab-Israeli leaders reject Netanyahu’s apology for offending Arabs in election-day comment. SENT: 670 words, photos.

ISLAMIC STATE - The U.S.-led coalition targeting the Islamic State group has begun surveillance flights over the extremist-held city of Tikrit and sending intelligence to Iraqi forces fighting to retake Saddam Hussein’s hometown, a senior official said Tuesday. SENT: 530 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

UNITED STATES-YEMEN - Once hailed by Obama as a model for fighting extremism, the U.S. counterterrorism strategy in Yemen has all but collapsed as the country descends into chaos. SENT: 900 words, photo. With YEMEN (sent)

LIBYA-PEACE TALKS - UN proposes Libya unity government led by presidential council and elected parliament. SENT: 340 words.

EGYPT - Egypt forensics authority fires doctor who said woman killed by police died because she was too skinny. SENT: 130 words.

SOUTH SUDAN-MUNITIONS EXPLOSION - Group: 7 killed, 1 injured in munitions explosions in South Sudan’s Unity state. SENT: 250 words.

TUNISIA-MUSEUM ATTACK - The curator of the Tunisian museum targeted by a terrorist attack says it is postponing its reopening, for logistical and security reasons. SENT: 220 words. UPCOMING: Developing; photos.

VENEZUELA-MASTECTOMIES - Venezuela doctors say they’re performing more radical mastectomies as economic crisis worsens. SENT: 840 words, photo.

GERMANY-COLD WAR CASUALTY - 30 years ago after Cold War killing in communist East Germany, US officer Arthur Nicholson remembered. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

SYRIA-NUSRA FRONT - The Nusra Front, Syria’s al-Qaida affiliate, is quietly consolidating power in territory stretching from the Turkish border to central and southern Syria as the Islamic State group gets most of the world’s attention. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL AWARD - Ai Weiwei, Joan Baez honored by Amnesty International. SENT: 300 words, photos.

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US

TRADE-DEMOCRATIC SUPPORTERS - Obama’s allies are recruiting high-profile Democrats to help combat liberal resistance to his bid for new trade agreements in Asia and elsewhere. SENT: 515 words, photo.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CRUZ - As a messenger, Sen. Ted Cruz has fire; it’s his message that may complicate his 2016 White House race. SENT: 530 words, photo.

FERGUSON-JOURNALIST ARRESTS - A videographer who is among about two dozen journalists arrested while covering the unrest is due in court seeking to get her name and record cleared. SENT: 580 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from 1500 GMT court appearance, photos.

UTAH-FIRING SQUAD-Q&A - Questions, answers about Utah firing squad as governor brings back execution method as backup. SENT: 630 words, photos.

BOSTON MARATHON-SUSPECT’S FRIEND - Friend of Boston Marathon bomber expected to plead guilty to lying to FBI investigators. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 1900 GMT hearing.

PRINCETON-OBAMA’S NIECE-THREAT - Phoned-in threat against Obama niece on Princeton at NCAA game. SENT: 360 words, photo.

NIEDGRINGHAUS-COURAGE AWARD - Women’s media group to honor photographer Heidi Levine with prize named for AP’s Niedringhaus. SENT: 380 words, photo.

HOLY CALVES - Cow in Northeast Texas gives birth to 4 calves, named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo. SENT: 300 words, photo.

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POP CULTURE/LIFESTYLES

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PEOPLE-ANGELINA JOLIE - She reveals that she has had her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing risk of cancer; previously had double mastectomy.

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SCIENCE

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SUPER SALAMANDER - Researchers in Portugal find fossil of previously undiscovered ‘Super Salamander’ species. SENT: 240 words, photos

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TECH

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NETHERLANDS-SERVER HEATING - Test trial to use computer servers to heat homes. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

INTERNET VIDEO-FREE OR FEE? - New digital video service Vessel will give you early access to hot video clips — for a price. SENT: 670 words, photos.

INDIA-INTERNET FREE SPEECH - Top Indian court affirms free speech online, strikes down ban on ‘offensive’ Internet messages. SENT: 540 words, photos.

TWITCH-HACK - Twitch warns users their accounts may have been hacked, resets passwords as a precaution. SENT: 170 words.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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BRITAIN-POUND SWINGS - The British pound is getting caught between the dollar’s surge and the euro’s slump, and its swings are shaking things up for business just as uncertainty grows over a potentially tight general election. SENT: 760 words, photos

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-GET HARD — After a disastrous premiere and critical claims of racism and homophobia, the makers and stars of the Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart comedy “Get Hard” are defending their movie. UPCOMING: 950 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

FILM-STILLER AND BAUMBACH — In “While We’re Young,” Ben Stiller and Noah Baumbach unite for the second time to chart the confusion of middle life, a fitting partnership, as both, with their first films, helped define Generation X 20 years ago. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

TV-JAMES CORDEN — James Corden began his foray as the “Late Late Show” host with a schoolboy’s giggle and a bid to endear himself to viewers as a nice English bloke looking for a little American TV love. SENT: 700 words, photos.

TV-GAME OF THRONES - George R.R. Martin won’t let pressure rush his writing despite TV show closing in on him. SENT: 430 words, photos.

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