Good morning! 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:

-- EBOLA-WHERE'S THE CZAR (upcoming)


-- EBOLA (roundup - upcoming)

-- SYRIA (sent; developing)



-- HAWAII VOLCANO (sent; developing)





-- EBOLA-WHERE'S THE CZAR (upcoming)

-- NKOREA-KIM JONG UN (sent; developing)





-- LOWES-ROBOTS (sent)


-- AUTO RACING SLAYINGS (sent; developing)






VIDEO: HAWAII-LAVA (sent; with text and photos); EBOLA (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 (all times GMT):


EBOLA-WHERE'S THE CZAR - Obama's commander in the fight against Ebola was expected to operate below the public radar, managing behind the scenes. Indeed Ron Klain has barely been seen, and a week before mid-term elections, Obama is struggling to dispel criticism that the government can't manage the Ebola crisis while the governors of New York and New Jersey make headlines. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2000 GMT, photos.

EBOLA-QUARANTINE POLITICS - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's quick action to order quarantines for returning Ebola health workers was a step that some saw as more rooted in politics than science. An analysis piece on the risky politics of Ebola. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

EBOLA-US - A nurse being treated for Ebola will leave the hospital Tuesday after tests showed she's virus-free, while another nurse quarantined against her will after treating patients in West Africa has returned to her home state. SENT: 600 words.

EBOLA-WEST AFRICA - More than 5,000 additional health care workers are needed to fight Ebola in the three most affected countries in West Africa, the president of the World Bank said Tuesday. SENT: 300 words, photos.

EBOLA-SWITZERLAND-VACCINE - The Swiss agency that regulates new drugs said Tuesday it has approved an application for a clinical trial with an experimental Ebola vaccine at the Lausanne University Hospital. SENT: 280 words, photos.

EBOLA-NEWS GUIDE - A roundup of developments, in chunky form. SENT: 680 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.


SYRIA - Dozens of Iraq's Kurdish peshmerga fighters will fly to Turkey on Tuesday and from there cross into the Syrian border town of Kobani to help fellow Kurds fight Muslim militants, a spokesman for the Kurdish force said. SENT: 400 words, photos.

GERMANY-SYRIA -Syria's neighbors on Tuesday urged European countries to open their doors to more refugees from the 3 ½ year civil war, and for immediate financial and technological help as their infrastructures buckle under the massive influx of civilians fleeing the conflict. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: See broader look below.

TURKEY-SYRIA-LIFE OUTSIDE THE CAMPS - Syrian Kurds find refuge in Turkish storerooms, villages, rooftops; fear the nearing winter. SENT: 890 words, photos.

SYRIA-FRAYING ECONOMY - US-led bombing of Islamic State oil fields boosts Syria fuel prices, adds to economic woes. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.

TURKEY-MINE COLLAPSE - A coal mine in southern Turkey collapsed on Tuesday, trapping about 20 workers inside, an official said, in an accident likely to raise more concerns about poor workplace safety standards in the country. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ITALY-MAFIA - Italy's president to testify behind closed doors in Mafia negotiation trial. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing; ETA unclear.

MYANMAR-FADED GRACE - In a once-graceful building, Myanmar's story is told by the residents of 12 tiny apartments. UPCOMING: 2,770 words sent in advance for use print and online beginning 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, photos, interactive. A 1,230-word abridged version is also available.

MEXICO-OVERFLOWING CEMETERIES - Mexico City is rapidly running out of cemetery space, causing the city assembly to consider new rules about burials that could threaten the long and rich traditions around burying and celebrating the dead. SENT: 940 words, photos.

ALGERIA-POLICE ANGER - Hundreds of police officers thronged the grounds of the presidential palace recently, demanding a better life. SENT: 850 words, photos.

TUNISIA-ELECTION - Tunisia's well-organized Islamists have been defeated in parliamentary elections, paying the price for the turbulent years they ruled after the Arab Spring, including the rise of terrorism. SENT: 800 word, photos.

AFGHANISTAN-PRESIDENT'S FIRST MONTH - Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office. SENT: 800 words, photos.

CHINA-PATRIOTIC BLOGGER - As it cracks down on 'misinformation,' China hails blogger who claims Obama spent $4 million on a meal. SENT: 900 words, photos.

BRAZIL-BUS CRASH - A truck loaded with vegetable oil collided head-on with a bus full of high school students in southeastern Brazil, killing 11 people, most of them teenagers, police said Tuesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

NKOREA-KIM JONG UN - Mystery solved? South Korean spy agency says North Korean leader Kim had ankle surgery. SENT: 400 words, photos.

FRANCE-PROTESTER KILLED - France's president is calling for an investigation into the death of a protester during a demonstration against a dam project in southwest France. SENT: 130 words.


EVANGELICALS-GAY MARRIAGE - Organizers of this week's summit, called "The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage," are confronting an emerging movement of gay evangelicals who say the Bible does not condemn committed same-sex unions. UPCOMING: 900 words by 3 p.m., photos..

WHO NEEDS CITIZENSHIP — More than 8.5 million immigrants living in the United States were eligible for citizenship in 2012, yet fewer than 800,000 became citizens. Some legal immigrants explain their reticence to become full-fledged citizens. By Laura Wides-Munoz. UPCOMING: Photos, 800 words presented in mini-bios, by 1900 GMT.

WASHINGTON SCHOOL SHOOTING - Among the balloons and flowers tied to the chain-link fence outside Marysville-Pilchuck High School are tributes to Jaylen Fryberg, the popular 15-year-old freshman who texted five friends to invite them to lunch last Friday, and then gunned them down. SENT: 820 words, photos, videos.

HAWAII-VOLCANO - Dozens of residents on Hawaii's Big Island have been told they might have to evacuate as lava from Kilauea heads toward their homes. SENT: 500 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.


CLIMATE CHANGE - The European Union's environment agency says the bloc's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by nearly 2 percent last year, putting the EU very close to reaching its emissions target for 2020. SENT: 270 words.


APPLE PAY-RETAILERS - Retailer resistance to Apple Pay had been expected because the tech giant isn't offering any incentives to install point-of-sale terminals or train staff on the mobile payment service. But the decision to not accept Apple Pay by retailers like CVS and Wal-Mart that already have contactless terminals in the checkout line is a "skirmish" rooted in competition. Will pressure from customers wanting to pay-by-phone make them change their minds? UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT, photo.

-APPLE-ALIBABA — Apple CEO Tim Cook says Apple's new mobile payment system had over 1 million activations in the first three days after it became available. SENT: 580 words, photo.


FED STIMULUS-DID IT WORK? - It was an unprecedented effort aimed at lowering borrowing costs, encouraging spending and reviving a dormant economy before it could slump back into recession. Now, $4 trillion later, QE is drawing to a close, and the question is: Did it work? Economists have quibbles, but many agree that the Fed accomplished the bulk of its goals. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

HOMES-SOLAR-ELECTRIC CARS - A growing number of electric-vehicle owners are powering their cars with solar energy from panels on their homes. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

LOWES-ROBOTS - The robots are coming. Lowe's is testing whether new bots on wheels can improve its customer service, like helping a shopper find a match for something as simple as a nail. SENT: 270 words.

EMIRATES-MACY'S - Oil-rich Abu Dhabi to get first overseas Macy's and a branch of Bloomingdale's, too. SENT: 140 words.


MARVEL CHARACTERS-COPYRIGHT - Spider-Man, X-Men and The Hulk will loom large in a federal appeals court as Disney battles for the rights to Marvel's iconic comic book characters in a longtime dispute. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 1600 GMT hearing.

CALL OF DUTY - WAL-MART - The latest installment in the blockbuster "Call of Duty" video game franchise goes on sale next week and those that need to be first in line will have to head to Wal-Mart. SENT: 130 words.


FILM- NOT TO MISS here are a handful films not to forget amid the increasingly crowded fall movie season. UPCOMING: 510 words by 11 a.m., photos. Eds: This is the first in an occasional series of capsule packages looking at below-the-radar films that shouldn't be missed.

THEATER-THE REAL THING — Fate has somehow put Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal into the same New York revival of Stoppard's "The Real Thing" this month, both making their Broadway debuts playing lovers. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

TV-STRAIGHT OUT REPOR - Logo TV network wants to explore how a gay and straight man look at pop culture differently. That's the basis for "The Straight Out Report," a new weekly program starting next month that aspires to be the cable network's own version of "The Daily Show" or "Talk Soup." SENT: 350 words.

FOOD-ALICIA SILVERSTONE - Actress Alicia Silverstone was once best known for her "Clueless" character's out-of-touch Beverly Hills lifestyle. But these days the cookbook author and eco-savvy mama is making headlines about her healthy diet and hippie parenting style. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

FASHION-HELENA RUBENSTEIN - Autocratic and wholly self-made after moving on from small-town Poland to escape an arranged marriage, Helena Rubinstein built an empire on the notion that beauty is power. UPCOMING: 800 words by 5 p.m., photos

PEOPLE-WILL CHASE - Will Chase was introduced to "Nashville" in season two as a new love interest for Connie Britton's character, Rayna James. UPCOMING: 450 words by 1800 GMT, photos, video.