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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1545 GMT

March 6, 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 1545 GMT:


-- HARRISON FORD (sent; developing)

-- LAGUARDIA-PLANE OFF RUNWAY (sent; developing)

-- ISLAMIC STATE (sent; developing; with GLANCE of antiquities)



-- OBAMA (sent; developing)







-- FLIGHT 370 ANNIVERSARY-FAMILIES UNITED (sent; also note photo package below)


-- DWARF PLANET MISSION (sent; developing)

-- BLURRED LINES-SONG DISPUTE (sent; developing)





-- LAGUARDIA-PLANE OFF RUNWAY (chunky text planned later today)





FLIGHT 370 ANNIVERSARY-ROOMS OF THE LOST - Photo gallery with vignettes on the places the missing of Flight 370 left behind: their bedrooms, their houses. SENT: 17 photos, 240 words.

ANTARCTICA-CHURCH AT WORLD’S END - Skiing, snowmobile riding Russian priest who adores penguins feels close to God in Antarctica (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:




ECONOMY - U.S. employers extend a healthy streak of hiring in February by adding 295,000 jobs, the 12th straight monthly gain above 200,000. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate fell to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent. By Christopher S. Rugaber. SENT: 470 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing with a look breaking down the 5.5 percent number and explaining that, while that seems “normal,” here’s why it’s not.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Another strong U.S. jobs report gives the dollar a big lift. SENT: 470 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

APPLE-DOW — Apple will replace AT&T in Dow Jones industrial average after the close of trading on March 18. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

NISSAN-HOOD LATCH RECALL — Nissan is recalling 640,000 more cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are being driven. SENT: 340 words.




HARRISON FORD-PLANE CRASH - Trying to get in touch with Harrison, his family, reps, etc., to get more details about what happened, his injuries and recovery, whether that has any impact on his upcoming filming of next Indiana Jones movie. Seeking more investigative details. At this point, there is no word of any news conferences. SENT: 800 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing. With HARRISON FORD-REAL ADVENTURES, a list of some of his other misadventures.

LAGUARDIA-PLANE OFF RUNWAY - The rough landing of a Delta jetliner at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport in a driving snowstorm just minutes after the runway had been plowed has raised questions about when airports should close runways due to snow or ice. SENT: 430 words, photos.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON EMAILS-NEWS GUIDE — Clinton’s decision to use her own private server as secretary of state is raising questions about secrecy, security and the law — including whether she might have deleted instead of preserving important messages tapped into her ubiquitous Blackberry. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2300 GMT.

HOMEBREW-EMAIL SERVERS - HOMEBREW-EMAIL SERVERS — No, it’s not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It’s probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere. SENT: 700 words, photos.

OBAMA - Obama cast law enforcement reform as a chief struggle for today’s civil rights movement. SENT: 330 words, photos.

BOSTON MARATHON-BOMBING - NOTE: no trial on Fridays.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING-VICTIM’S LETTER - ‘You’re a nobody:’ Victim pens indignant open letter to Boston Marathon bomber. SENT: 130 words.

IDITAROD-NO SNOW - Warm weather, barren trails push start of Iditarod sled dog race farther north in Alaska. SENT: 500 words, photos, video




SELMA’s 50TH — They lasted only minutes, but the beatings of civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, permanently seared the inhumanity of Southern segregation onto the American conscience. SENT: 600 words.

SELMA 50TH-AP WAS THERE — Original AP coverage from 1965. UPCOMING: 580 words, photos.




ISLAMIC STATE - Iraq’s top Shiite spiritual leader joins UNESCO and others in decrying the Islamic State group’s attack against the archaeological site of Nimrud, a nearly 3,000 year-old treasure that is considered one of the 20th century’s most significant finds. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words. by 2000 GMT..

ISLAMIC STATE-ANTIQUITIES GLANCE - Some of the world’s most precious cultural treasures, including ancient sites in the cradle of civilization, are in areas controlled by the Islamic State group and at the mercy of extremists bent on wiping out all non-Islamic culture and history. UPCOMING.

EGYPT-POLICE ABUSES - Rights activists say Egypt’s police, whose oppressiveness helped spark the 2011 uprising, feel they have a license to abuse again now that they are waging the government’s “war on terror.” UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos.

EURABIA-MYTH AND REALITY - Is Europe actually heading toward Islamization? Research shows that Europe’s Islamic population has risen sharply over the last two decades, and continues to grow. But the numbers fall far short of any possibility of Europe coming under the thumb of Muslim populations. UPCOMING: 940 words, photos.

TURKEY-INSULTING THE PRESIDENT - In Turkey, sharp rise in prosecutions over insults to president raise alarm over democracy. SENT: 930 words, photos.

SKOREA-AMBASSADOR HURT - Security questions rise as officials investigate suspect. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

BOKO HARAM-VULNERABLE VILLAGES - Five years into its insurgency in Nigeria, Boko Haram is now attacking villages in the other countries bordering Lake UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 1900 GMT.

BOKO HARAM - Boko Haram fighters are massing at their headquarters in the northeast Nigerian town of Gwoza in preparation for a showdown with multinational forces, residents and an intelligence officer said. SENT: 300 words.

CHINA KNIFE ATTACK - Knife attack in southern China train station leaves 9 injured; 1 suspect shot dead. SENT: 230 words.

FLIGHT 370 ANNIVERSARY-FAMILIES UNITED - Unwilling to give up hope, relatives of the missing find solace in each other. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

INDIA-RAPE-LYNCHING - Indian mob overruns prison, drags away and lynches man accused of rape. SENT: 180 words.

CHINA SLOGANS - Political slogans have been a mainstay of Chinese life dating back to Mao Zedong. President Xi Jinping is carrying on that tradition with two slogans. SENT: 710 words, photos.

GREECE-GOVERNMENT’S CHALLENGE - The new Greek government rode to power on big promises, such as getting rid of budget austerity measures, but it is facing a hard time making them a reality. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

SOUTH AFRICA-KIDNAPPED-FOUND - South African woman who allegedly kidnapped baby from hospital 17 years ago is granted bail. SENT: 350 words, photos.

BRITAIN-50 SHADES-SCHOOL - British 11-year-old sent home after wearing ’50 Shades’ costume for World Book Day. SENT: 200 words.

ANTARCTICA-CHURCH AT WORLD’S END - Skiing, snow-mobile riding Russian priest who adores penguins feels close to God in Antarctica. SENT: 800 words, photos.




DWARF PLANET MISSION - A NASA spacecraft for the first time has arrived at a dwarf planet to begin a 16-month exploration. SENT: 330 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.




IS APPLE WATCH A GAME CHANGER? - Will the Apple Watch finally move the needle in the smartwatch industry? Here’s why & why not. SENT: 670 words chunky text, photos.





BLURRED LINES-SONG DISPUTE - Jury hears dueling stories of deceit, creative expression, at close of ‘Blurred Lines’ case. SENT: 630 words, photos.

MADONNA-FALL - Madonna says because she works out regularly she didn’t suffer injuries after fall. SENT: 300 words, photos.

GAMES-GAME DEVELOPERS CONFERENCE-VIRTUAL REALITY - At the Game Developers Conference, it’s easy to imagine what virtual reality will look like when it’s eventually released, but what it will feel like is a different matter. UPCOMING: 720 words by 1700 GMT, photos.


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