AP NEWS
Related topics

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1430 GMT

April 6, 2015

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change.

-------------

HIGHLIGHTING:

-------------

Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 1430 GMT:

-- KENYA-UNIVERSITY ATTACK (sent; developing)

-- YEMEN (sent; developing)

-- FRATERNITY-ROLLING STONE (sent; developing)

-- BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING-TRIAL (sent; developing)

-- GAY MARRIAGE-NATIVE AMERICANS (upcoming)

-- EURO-NO BARGAINS (UPCOMING)

-- TV-RIGHT THIS MINUTE (upcoming)

-- EURO-NO BARGAINS (UPCOMING)

-- TV-RIGHT THIS MINUTE (upcoming)

-------------

PHOTOS:

-------------

EGYPT-QUARRY WORKERS-PHOTO ESSAY - On workers in the limestone quarries of southern Egypt, who brave hazards and tough conditions to earn a living. SENT: 24 photos, 340 words.

-------------

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:

-------------

WORLD

-------------

KENYA-UNIVERSITY ATTACK - The Kenyan military says it launched air strikes against Islamic militants in Somalia following an attack on a Kenyan college that killed 148 people. SENT: 180 words, photos. UPCOMING: developing. Also seeking vignettes on some of the victims, but prospects and timing aren’t certain.

YEMEN - Pakistan’s defense minister says a Saudi-led coalition targeting Shiite rebels in Yemen is asking Pakistan to contribute soldiers, raising the possibility of a ground offensive in the country. SENT: 800 words, photo.

ASIA-AVIATION TURMOIL - Asia’s aviation industry confronts safety challenges after decade of turbocharged growth. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.

EASTERN EUROPE-DEFENSE CALL - NATO aircraft scream across eastern European skies on a mission to reassure citizens that they’re safe from Russian aggression. But these days, ordinary people aren’t taking any chances. SENT: 780 words, photos.

INDONESIA-EXECUTIONS. An Indonesian court rejected appeals by two Australian drug traffickers who challenged President Joko Widodo’s decision to refuse them clemency and spare their lives. Sent: 360 words, photos.

UKRAINE - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko publicly lifts his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, but rebels are skeptical. SENT: 480 words, photo.

SYRIA - Shelling and sporadic clashes strike a Palestinian refugee camp under attack by Islamic extremists in the Syrian capital, a situation that a U.N. official described as “beyond inhumane.” SENT: 350 words, photos, graphic.

VATICAN-POPE-TODAY’S MARTYRS - Francis on Monday again pressed the international community to do something about the killing of Christians in several parts of the world and not “look the other way.” SENT: 270 words, photos.

INDIA-POLLUTION. Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed the changing lifestyles that have come with India’s economic development for producing some of the world’s dirtiest air. Sent: 310 words, photos.

MALAYSIA-TERRORIST SUSPECT. Malaysia’s police chief says 17 suspected militants have been detained for allegedly plotting to carry out terrorist acts in Kuala Lumpur. SENT: 300 words.

FRANCE-MALI HOSTAGE - French special forces rescue hostage in Mali detained since 2011, capture militants. SENT: 300 words.

CHINA-FAMILY DROWNS. Seven members of a family drowned when a teenager fell into a reservoir and her relatives jumped in trying to rescue her. SENT: 120 words.

TURKEY-SOCIAL MEDIA - Turkish prosecutor seeks to block social media over posting of photos by terrorist group. SENT: 270 words.

AUSTRALIA-PRINCE HARRY - Prince Harry chats and shakes hands with public as he starts a month in Australian army. SENT: 660 words, photos.

-------------

US

-------------

SUPREME COURT-ALAN GROSS-CUBA - High court rejects appeal from subcontractor freed from Cuba. SENT: 130 words.

UNITED STATES-ASIA - Defense Secretary Ash Carter, on inaugural trip to Asia, focuses on America’s future in region. SENT: 840 words, photos.

FRATERNITY-ROLLING STONE - Rolling Stone is pledging to review its editorial practices but won’t fire anyone over discredited story. SENT: 570 words, photo. UPCOMING: developing from Columbia University news conference at noon; also reporting on other angles, details TBD.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING - Terror, carnage and older brother expected focus of closing arguments in Boston Marathon trial. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: updates from trial beginning at 1300 GMT.

GAY MARRIAGE-NATIVE AMERICANS - The looming Supreme Court decision on same-sex marriage won’t resolve the matter on the reservations of sovereign Native American tribes, some of which are toughening their laws. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 1800 GMT.

MUSLIMS KILLED - A man who some say killed three North Carolina college students because they were Muslim is due in court for a hearing to determine whether he’ll face the death penalty. SENT: 340 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 1830 GMT.

FACEBOOK DIVORCE - Court: NYC woman can serve husband with divorce papers via Facebook message. SENT: 130 words.

PEOPLE-JENNA BUSH HAGER - Jenna Bush Hager, daughter of ex-President George W. Bush, expecting second child in August. SENT: 120 words.

-------------

BUSINESS /ECONOMY

-------------

CHINA-LABOR MOVEMENT. China’s 168 million migrant workers are on the vanguard of a growing labor protest movement, leading to a jump in strikes that pose a huge and awkward challenge to the ruling Communist Party. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

EURO-NO BARGAINS - Americans hunting for a bargain on a new Beemer, bottle of Bordeaux or Hermes handbag thanks to the sliding euro should put away their gold cards. European luxury goods sold in the U.S. still carry luxurious price tags. UPCOMING: 870 words by 1400 GMT, photos.

-------------

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

-------------

TV-RIGHT THIS MINUTE - “Right This Minute” invites you to tear your eyes from your browser for this syndicated TV show. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

FILM-DIVERSITY-NOW WHAT? — When the #OscarSoWhite hashtag went viral and Neil Patrick Harris joked about honoring the “best and whitest — sorry — brightest” diversity was on top of Hollywood’s mind, but change won’t be seen onscreen anytime soon. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

PEOPLE-Q&A-MICHELLE PHAN — YouTube star Michelle Phan launches a digital lifestyle network called ICON and shares the secrets to her success of going viral. UPCOMING: 550 words by 1500 GMT, photos, video.

FILM-INSIDE OUT - Pixar is celebrating the completion of “Inside Out,” a film that features each of the emotions of fear, anger, disgust, sadness and joy as personified characters controlling operations inside a little girl’s head. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

PEOPLE-GIULIANA RANCIC - Giuliana Rancic isn’t making any promises that she’ll return to “Fashion Police” in the fall. SENT: 120 words, photos.

PEOPLE-PRISCILLA PRESLEY — In land of Elvis-themed wedding chapels, Priscilla Presley says her new Las Vegas chapel will be impersonator-free. SENT: 130 words, photos.

AP RADIO
Update hourly