BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1430 GMT
Mar. 24, 2015
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 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)
-- 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)
CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:
-- FRANCE-PLANE CRASH-A320-GLANCE (sent)
-- UTAH-FIRING SQUAD-Q&A (sent)
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
SUPER SALAMANDER - Researchers in Portugal find fossil of previously undiscovered 'Super Salamander' species. SENT: 240 words, photos
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.
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
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
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.