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 1700 GMT:

-- IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS (sent; developing)

-- PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON (sent; developing)


PHOTOS: PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON (sent; more developing)

VIDEO: PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON (sent; more 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:


IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS - Four world powers are dispatching their top diplomats to add their weight to negotiations aimed at putting initial limits on Iran's ability to make atomic weapons. SENT: 900 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 900 words with new approach by noon.

IRAN-NUCLEAR-CRITICS — From Israel to Iran: a look at critics raising their voice over push toward nuclear deal. UPCOMING: 950 words, photos by noon.

PHILIPPINES-TYPHOON - One of the strongest storms on record slammed into the central Philippines today, killing at least four people, forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes and knocking out power and communications in several provinces. But the nation appeared to avoid a major disaster because the rapidly moving typhoon blew away before wreaking more damage, officials said. SENT: 940 words, photos, video.

ARAFAT'S DEATH — The Palestinian team that has been investigating Yasser Arafat's 2004 death says Israel is the only suspect, but provides no new evidence backing up those claims. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. UPCOMING. 900 words with more details by 1900 GMT, fresh photos.

UNESCO-US - The United States has lost its voting rights at UNESCO after an official said it missed a crucial deadline, two years after halting its dues payments to protest the decision to make Palestine a member. SENT: 950 words, photos.

ITALY-MIGRANT DEATHS - Police in Sicily say they have detained a Somali man who has allegedly organized a ship crossing of migrants from northern Africa to Europe that ended up in a shipwreck off a southern Italian island, killing more than 365 people. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: TBD.

UGANDA-AIDS - Uganda's president tested for HIV in public today to encourage millions of untested people to check their status. SENT: 510 words, photo.

EGYPT-SUEZ CANAL - An official at Egypt's Suez Canal says a U.S. aircraft carrier and a destroyer have crossed the waterway from the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea. SENT: 120 words.

KOSOVO WAR CRIMES - An EU prosecutor today indicted 15 former ethnic Albanian rebels suspected of torturing, mistreating and murdering civilians detained in central Kosovo during the 1998-99 war against Serbia. SENT: 480 words.

CHILE-NERUDA DEATH - Forensic experts say no traces of chemical agents have been found in the bone remains of Chile's Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda. SENT: 80 words.

MALDIVES ELECTION - Maldives voters on Saturday choose a new president for their vulnerable new democracy. SENT: 540 words.

MEXICO-VIGILANTES - Vigilantes say their war against the three-year reign of a brutal cartel has reached a tipping point. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

ASIA-RECORD METH YEAR - Seizures of crystal meth and methamphetamine pills reached record highs in East and Southeast Asia in 2012. SENT: 490 words, photos.

TAIWAN-CHIANG SCHOOL THREAT - The great-grandson of Taiwanese leader Chiang Kai-shek has been charged with making threats against people at his former school, but he says his comments were related to boxing practice. SENT: 300 words.

JAPAN-NUCLEAR-TANK WOES - Workers, officials and experts interviewed by the AP say the quality of Fukushima storage tanks and their foundations suffered because of unavoidable haste, but the operator's plan to build more reliable replacements remains unclear. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

OBAMA-GAY RIGHTS — Moments after the Senate passed a historic measure to outlow workplace discrimination against gays, activists turned their attention toward Obama and a long-sought executive order that would have the same effect, though on a much smaller scale. SENT: 680 words, photo.

TALLEST SKYSCRAPER DILEMMA — One World Trade Center in New York has reached its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it? A committee of architects with authority on world building heights is set to decide. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 1800 GMT (decision NOT expected today).

SAC CAPITAL — A plea hearing is held in New York in the criminal case against SAC Capital Advisors. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2200 GMT.

TRANS FAT-Q&A - Some questions and answers about trans fats and why the FDA is phasing them out. SENT: 650 words, photo.

BRITAIN-RICKETS - The childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain. SENT: 600 words, photo.


POLAND-COAL AND CLIMATE - With coal-reliant Poland hosting U.N. climate talks, the fossil fuel industry will get a rare chance to play a more visible role in the global warming debate. SENT: 600 words, photos.


TWITTER-IPO-BY THE NUMBERS - Beyond 140 characters: Interesting numbers from Twitter's IPO. SENT: 300 words.

BERNANKE - He speaks about how investors affect a financial crisis, during a speech in Washington at the International Monetary Fund. Followed by Q&A UPCOMING: probably 400-500 words by 2200 GMT.

ECONOMY - The U.S. economy added 204,000 jobs in October, an unexpected burst of hiring during a month in which the federal government was partially shut down for 16 days. SENT: 720 words. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1900 GMT.

CONSUMER SPENDING - U.S. consumers slowed their spending in September, even as overall income grew at solid pace for the second straight month. SENT: 460 words.

VOLKSWAGEN INVESTIGATION - U.S. safety regulators are investigating thousands of Volkswagen SUVs because the headlamps and other outside lights can fail with little warning. SENT: 210 words.


JFK-WHERE IS IT NOW - From the limousine to Air Force One, many key items in the searing images from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are available for public viewing 50 years later. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from morning tour of plane, then 500 words by 1800 GMT.


TV-CBS-BENGHAZI - CBS says it was misled by a "60 Minutes" source who claimed he was on the scene of a 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, when it turns out now that he was not there. Reporter Lara Logan said today that CBS apologizes to viewers and will issue a correction Sunday on "60 Minutes."

GAMES-XBOX ONE-KINECT — Like a stubborn family member or insubordinate employee, Xbox One owners might need to tell their fancy new console what to do more than once. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BOOKS-THREE CUPS OF TEA - An insurance company will pay $1.2 million to a charity co-founded by "Three Cups of Tea" author Greg Mortenson in a settlement over the legal costs of a lawsuit and an investigation into Mortenson and the Central Asia Institute, attorneys involved in the settlement said. By Matt Volz. SENT: 450 words, photo.