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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1430 GMT

March 26, 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-CO-PILOT (sent; developing)

-- YEMEN (sent; developing)


-- IRAN-NUCLEAR TALKS (sent; developing)


-- TUNISIA-STAR WARS (sent; developing)




-- BRITAIN-RICHARD III (sent; developing)










YEMEN (sent; developing)

SOUTHERN PLAINS STORMS - SENT, with text noted above; developing.

MIGRANTS JOURNEY TO EUROPE - SENT: 26 photos, with text noted above and video noted below.

HONDURAS BURN VICTIMS - Boston burn care hospital treating young survivors of market explosion in Honduras last month. SENT: 17 photos, video, 600 words.

PERU-ILLEGAL LOGGING-PHOTO GALLERY - AP PHOTOS: Illegal logging, fear persist in remote Peruvian village months after 4 killings. SENT: 14 photos, 440 words.

WEEGEE’S NEW YORK - A new guidebook of photos by the legendary crime photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century. SENT: 465 words with original Weegee images and contemporary comparison shots by AP. — Interactive — WEEGEE’S NEW YORK: THEN AND NOW — A series of before and after images is available to interactive subscribers.




FRANCE PLANE CRASH (sent; developing)

YEMEN AIRSTRIKES (sent; may develop)

EUROPE MIGRANTS - SENT, with text and photos noted above.

HONDURAS BURN VICTIMS - SENT, with text and photos noted above.


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 - As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot “intentionally” sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French Alps, a prosecutor said Thursday. SENT: 580 words, photos, video. Also note FRANCE-PLANE CRASH-THE LATEST, running developments; either version may be used. UPCOMING: Staffing co-pilot’s hometown in all formats for a separate piece on him; developments on many other fronts. Other sidebars developing.

FRANCE-PLANE CRASH-CO-PILOT - Andreas Lubitz first took to the skies as a teenage glider pilot flying from an idyllic grass runway in the hills of western Germany, and never showed any sign he was anything but thrilled to have landed a job with Germanwings, according to those who taught him the trade. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developoing.

YEMEN - Saudi Arabia bombs key military installations in Yemen after announcing a broad regional coalition to oust Shiite rebels that forced the country’s embattled president to flee. SENT: 1,130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing in Yemen and Washington. With video YEMEN AIRSTRIKES. UPCOMING: Developing. With YEMEN-FIVE THINGS TO KNOW (upcoming)

YEMEN-SOUTHERN DREAM - As Shiite rebels from north sweep over Yemen, calls grow in south for independence. SENT: 940 words, photos.

ISLAMIC STATE - Iraqi troops have launched the final phase of an offensive to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit, an official said Thursday, hours after the U.S. launched airstrikes on the Islamic State-held city. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

TUNISIA-STAR WARS - Tunisia maintains Star Wars sets under no threat from Islamic State after spate of reports. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

IRAN-NUCLEAR - Nuclear negotiations between the United States and Iran enter a critical phase with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meeting his Iranian counterpart less than a week away from an end-of-month deadline to secure the outline of a deal. SENT: 650 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

NATIONS-SEEKING EUROPE - The U.N. on Friday convenes an unprecedented global meeting of defense officials to seek support for the largest peace effort ever deployed. SENT: 970 words, photo.

MIGRANTS-JOURNEY TO EUROPE - A narrative of a modern odyssey: Africans seeking new life in Europe make epic trek through Balkans’ back door. SENT: 2,800 words, 26 photos, video. With ABRIDGED version of 1,200 words, and TIMELINE and KEY ROUTES.

INDIA-GANG RAPE - Indian police arrest 2 suspects in gang rape of elderly nun at Catholic school. SENT: 340 words, photos.

CHINA-DANCING GRANNIES CLAMPDOWN - Loved and loathed, China’s ‘dancing grannies’ face new restrictions from government. SENT: 890 words, photos.

BRITAIN-PRINCE CHARLES - UK Supreme Court refuses to overturn ruling calling for publication of Prince Charles’ letters. SENT: 200 words.

SINGAPORE-BUN BACKLASH - Singapore bakery pulls commemorative Lee Kuan Yew bun after being roasted on social media. SENT: 190 words.

BRITAIN-RICHARD III - Royalty and Benedict Cumberbatch to attend reburial of Richard III, Britain’s comeback king. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

ROMANIA-CEAUSESCU AUCTION - Auction of ex-Romanian leader Ceausescu items raises $55,000, star lot is his party card. SENT: 230 words.




SOUTHERN PLAINS STORMS - One person killed, several injured in Oklahoma storms. SENT: 250 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing with more reporting from the scene.

BERGDAHL SWAP - Desertion charges against Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned his post in Afghanistan, have revived the questions surrounding Obama’s decision to swap five Taliban detainees to secure his release. SENT: 570 words, photo. UPCOMING: Seeking family reaction; developments uncertain.

FLORIDA BROTHERS SHOT - Sheriff: teen kills 6-year-old brother, wounds another before shooting himself. SENT: 280 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

JESSE JACKSON JR-PRISON - Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison in Alabama for halfway house in DC. SENT: 320 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

FREEZER BODIES-DETROIT - Mother whose 2 kids were found dead in freezer faces arraignment on abuse charges. UPCOMING: Developing from 1430 GMT court session.




NEW ANDROID PHONES - New Samsung, HTC phones coming April 10 in US, orders begin this week. SENT: 200 words, photos.

ONLINE-CHOSEN APP - ‘American Idol’-like talent competition app called ‘Chosen’ launches on Apple devices. SENT: 230 words. UPCOMING: Seeking photos.




PUERTO RICO-LUXURY SHOPPING - Despite long recession, Puerto Rico prepares for opening of region’s first luxury mall. SENT: 680 words, photos.





ONE DIRECTION-BAND BREAKUPS - Predicting the future of 1D: Which way will they go after Zayn Malik’s departure? SENT: 520 words, photos.

WEEGEE’S NEW YORK - A new guidebook of photos by the legendary crime photographer Weegee shows what industrialized, pre-gentrified New York looked like in the mid-20th century, before the city was crammed with towers and billboards. 465 words with original Weegee images and contemporary comparison shots by AP. — Interactive — WEEGEE’S NEW YORK: THEN AND NOW — A series of before and after images is available to interactive subscribers.

TERMINATOR’S BACK - As promised, the Terminator and the man who originated the steely machine — Arnold Schwarzenegger — are back July 1 for another go in “Terminator: Genisys,” and Paramount Pictures, eager for a sorely needed blockbuster, has already fired up a machine of its own — the publicity kind. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

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