Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory.


Among today's coverage highlights as we see them at 1445 GMT:





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:

AFRICA TERRORIST RAIDS - The target of raid by Navy SEALs in Somalia over the weekend was a Kenyan man who had plotted to attack Kenya's parliament building and the United Nations headquarters in Nairobi, according to a U.S. official and a Kenyan government intelligence report. The U.S. troops are not believed to have captured or killed their target. By Robert Burns and Jason Straziuso. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1500 GMT with material from Kenya, Somalia, Libya and Washington; photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN - The government shutdown enters its second week with no end in sight, ominous signs about debt limit. . SENT: 920 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates after House and Senate convene in the afternoon. Developing, photos.


—SHUTDOWN-GOVERNMENT ON ICE — Across America the government's work is piling up, and it's not just paperwork. It's old tires and red Solo cups littering a stretch of river in Nebraska. Food poisoning microbes awaiting analysis in Atlanta. The charred wreckage of a plane in California, preserved in case safety investigators return. SENT: 600 words, photos.

EGYPT-NATIONALIST FERVOR — Three months after the coup that ousted the Islamist president, the country's new leadership is pursuing a dual policy of fanning pro-military nationalist fervor while trying to crush Islamists, but so far the result has only been further turmoil. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 2000 GMT, photos.

EGYPT — A string of dramatic attacks raises concerns over an Islamic militant backlash to the crackdown on Morsi followers. Gunmen ambush soldiers, strike a security headquarters not far from key tourist resorts and hit one of the capital's main communications facilities with RPGs. SENT: 800 words, photos. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m. (2000 GMT)

ITALY-MIGRANT DEATHS - Italian divers recovered 17 more bodies Monday from a smugglers' boat that capsized and sank to bottom of the Mediterranean Sea with hundreds of migrants on board. SENT: 320 words, photos.

APEC-US-KERRY: Filling in for Obama, Kerry vows robust US role in Asia-Pacific, says shutdown will end and be forgotten. SENT: 400 words, photo.

APEC - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and other Asia-Pacific leaders take center stage at a regional summit after Obama was a no-show due to the U.S. government shutdown. SENT: 900 words, photos.

APEC-BALI HIGH - A decade ago, Bali's famed white sand beaches and popular shopping areas were deserted as visitors scared off by terrorism shunned the "island of the gods." But the resort island is sending a message to the world this week that it's now on a Bali high with APEC. SENT: 730 words, photos.

JAPAN-HATE SPEECH - A Japanese court orders a group of anti-Korean activists to pay a Korean school in Kyoto 12 million yen ($120,000) in compensation for disturbing classes and scaring children by holding "hate speech" rallies outside the school. SENT: 700 words.

ISRAEL-OBIT-RABBI-YOSEF - Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, Israeli religious scholar and political kingmaker, dies at 93. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

ASIA-STORM - A typhoon slams into southeastern China, killing two people, cutting power and canceling flights. SENT: 345 words, photos, video.

SKI NORTH KOREA - Masik Pass Ski Resort, North Korea's latest megaproject, is the product of 10 months of furious labor intended to show the world that this country, so often derided for its poverty and isolation, is as civilized and culturally advanced as any other. SENT: 1,400 words, photos.

SOUTH AFRICA-NOISY BIRDS - Pest, charming oddity or just background noise, the Hadeda Ibis is a feathered phenomenon in suburban South Africa. SENT: 800, photos.

JAPAN-HATE-SPEECH - Japan court: 'Hate speech' rallies not free speech, awards $120,000 to Korean school. SENT: 415 words.

HONG KONG DIAMONDS - A white diamond the size of a small egg has sold for $27.3 million dollars at a Hong Kong auction. SENT: 130 words.

SUPREME COURT-NEW TERM - The Supreme Court starts its new term with important cases about campaign contributions, housing discrimination, government-sanctioned prayer and the president's recess appointments already on tap. SENT: 930 words, photos.

MADOFF FRAUD-TRIAL - The longtime secretary of imprisoned financier Bernard Madoff and four other back-office subordinates of the Ponzi king go to trial Tuesday as the government for the first time shows a jury what it has collected in its five-year probe. SENT: 650 words, photos.

GULF OIL SPILL-TRIAL — BP and the federal government begin their arguments over exactly how much oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico in the company's massive spill, a key point in determining how much of a penalty the energy giant will pay for the pollution. SENT: 650 words. UPCOMING: Updated 600 words by 1900 GMT.

ELIZABETH SMART MEMOIR - More than a decade after her kidnapping and rescue, Elizabeth Smart is publishing a memoir. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


HEALTHBEAT-BABY GENE MAPPING - New parents soon can start signing up for smaller studies to explore if genome sequencing - fully mapping someone's genes to look for health risks - should become a part of newborn care. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.


NOBEL-MEDICINE - Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof win the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine for discoveries on how proteins and other materials are transported within cells. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, details TBD.

- NOBEL-MEDICINE-GLANCE - Highlights of the prize. SENT: 120 words.


TV-TWITTER — People don't just watch TV anymore; they talk about it on Twitter. From the comfort of couches, they share reactions to touchdowns and nail-biting season finales —and advertisers and networks are taking note. SENT: 1,000 words.


JAPAN-AIRBUS - Airbus secures its first-ever order from Japan Airlines in a deal that undermines Boeing's long-held dominance of Japan's aviation market. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.


REDSKINS NAME - Tentative, developing from a symposium on Washington Redskins name, along with a folo on Obama comments.

SOCHI-TORCH RELAY-HIGHLIGHTS - A look at some of the destinations along the route. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.


SYRIA-LONE FAMILY-PHOTO ESSAY - Lone family stays in battle-scarred northern Syrian village, building and fighting. SENT: 500 words, photos .

PERU-COCA GROWING VALLEY-PHOTO GALLERY - Every Sunday, soldiers in combat gear march out of the army base in this remote town with an incongruously wide avenue at the center of the world's No. 1 coca-growing valley. It's a show of force in a region with a vibrant trade in the leaf that is the basis of cocaine. SENT: photos; 360 words.