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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1430 GMT

April 13, 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:

-- PRESIDENTIAL RACE-RUBIO (sent; developing)

-- BLACKWATER TRIAL (sent; developing)

-- YEMEN-HEZBOLLAH (sent; developing)

-- RUSSIA-IRAN (sent; developing)



-- COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LOCKDOWN (sent; developing)



-- SPACE STATION (upcoming)



-- GERMANY-QUADS AT 65 (sent)

-- MUSIC-RINGO STARR (upcoming)

-- ALAN TURING NOTEBOOK-AUCTION (sent; developing)








TULSA POLICE SHOOTING - Video records white deputy’s comment after black man’s fatal shooting.

UAE CLIMBER - French ‘Spiderman’ scales Dubai skyscraper. SENT: 130 words as DUBAI-FRENCH CLIMBER, video.


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:




YEMEN-HEZBOLLAH - Hezbollah’s deputy chief says Saudi Arabia is committing “genocide” in Yemen and will pay a heavy price for its airstrikes campaign on the Arabian Peninsula country. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

RUSSIA-IRAN - The Kremlin says Russia has lifted its ban on the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ITALY-MIGRANTS - Italy’s Coast Guard helped save 144 migrants Monday from a capsized boat in the waters off Libya and spotted nine bodies. SENT: 380 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ISLAMIC STATE - Ahead of US visit, Iraqi prime minister says more support needed to ‘finish’ IS group. SENT: 500 words.

GERMANY-OBIT-GUENTER GRASS - German Nobel laureate Guenter Grass, who drew controversy over WWII and Israel, dies at 87. SENT: 1,040 words, photos. WITH GUENTER GRASS-EXCERPTS.

UKRAINE - Fighting picks up in eastern Ukraine, after more than a month of relative calm, as diplomats gather in Berlin to discuss the Ukraine crisis. SENT: 360 words.

SUDAN-ELECTION - Sudan begins voting in an election expected to be won by President Omar al-Bashir, the world’s only sitting leader wanted on genocide charges. SENT: 410 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

AFGHANISTAN - Official says major Taliban attack in northeast Afghanistan kills 18 soldiers; some beheaded. SENT: 250 words.

MALAYSIA-OPPRESIVE LAWS - As Malaysia regresses to authoritarian past with a move to bring back detention without trial, a veteran opposition lawmaker recalls he was held twice under pretext of being a threat to national security.SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

CHINA-CORRUPTION TRIAL - A top official who led China’s biggest petroleum company and later was assigned to oversee state-owned companies goes on trial on charges of corruption and abuse of power. SENT: 390 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

HAITI-MINING BUST - The veins of gold thought to lie under a swath of northern Haiti will stay there for now as three mining projects are scrapped because the government can’t get mining regulations enacted. . SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

ISRAEL-HOLOCAUST-THE NEXT GENERATION - Preparing for post-survivor era, Holocaust institute in Israel trains children to bear witness. SENT: 950 words, photos.

IRAQ-GROWING CEMETERY - Every chapter of Iraq’s modern history can be seen in this great, sprawling city of the dead and now, its sandy expanse is growing with those killed by the country’s latest adversary, the extremists of the Islamic State group. SENT: 750 words, photos.

BOKO HARAM-LOST CHILDHOOD - UNICEF: 800,000 children forced from homes by Boko Haram suffer abuse and emotional distress. SENT: 220 words, photos.

CHINA-SUPERCAR SMASHUP - Beijing police detain 2 over collision of drag-racing supercars in latest scandal for new rich. SENT: 270 words

HONG KONG-TRAVEL CURBS - Chinese authorities curb some travel to Hong Kong to cool tensions over cross-border shoppers. SENT: 350 words.

GERMANY-QUADS AT 65 - 65-year-old German mother of 13 pregnant with quadruplets dismisses critics. SENT: 200 words.



PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton promptly set off on the campaign trail after making her long awaited entry into the 2016 presidential race, and her potential Republican rivals wasted no time offering blistering criticism of the former secretary of state. SENT: 750 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing but no major spot developments expected at this time.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-RUBIO - Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida is expected to announce his run for the Republican nomination for president. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: Update after 1500 GMT announcement to staff and 2200 GMT speech

GAY MARRIAGE-TAXES - Tax Day is accounting nightmare for same-sex couples in states that don’t recognize their marriages. SENT: 1130 words, photos.

BLACKWATER TRIAL - Ex-security guards convicted in Iraq shooting face long punishments as sentencing day arrives. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updating from 1400 GMT hearing.

JODI ARIAS - She is to be sentenced in murder of lover, bringing end to lengthy case. UPCOMING: Hearing set for 1530 GMT.

COMMUNITY COLLEGE-LOCKDOWN - One person IS killed in a shooting at a North Carolina community college that IS locked down as authorities search for a gunman, officials said.

SUGE KNIGHT - Los Angeles prosecutors scheduled to detail some evidence in murder case against ‘Suge’ Knight. SENT: 320 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updating after 1530 GMT hearing.

TEEN SUICIDES-RESERVATION - Impoverished tribe struggles to stop surge in teen suicides after 7 youths end their lives. SENT: 780 words, photos.

DISNEY-LAMBORGHINI FATALITY - At high-speed Disney World racing attraction, Lamborghini crashes and kills passenger. SENT: 240 words, photos.

AP WAS THERE-LINCOLN’S ASSASSINATION - On the night Abraham Lincoln was shot, AP correspondent Lawrence Gobright scrambled to report from the White House, the streets of the stricken capital, and even from the blood-stained box at Ford’s Theatre, where he came upon the assassin’s gun and turned it over to authorities. An edited version of his original dispatch. 900 words.




SPACE STATION - Mornings are finally about to improve for the Italian astronaut who’s been suffering through instant brew at the International Space Station since fall. An espresso machine is on the supply capsule scheduled for launch on Monday. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Launch at 2133 GMT Monday.




MEDICAL MARIJUANA-EPILEPSY, HFR: Findings of a study on effectiveness of certain marijuana extracts to treat children with severe epilepsy. UPCOMING: 700 words, HFR for 2100 GMT.




MASTERS - These kids today: Showing no patience, Spieth wins Masters to become golf’s newest star at 21. SENT: 880 words, photos.




MUSIC-RINGO STARR - Already a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a Beatle, Ringo Starr will be inducted Saturday as an individual, joining John, Paul and George with that distinction. UPCOMING: 790 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

ALAN TURING NOTEBOOK-AUCTION - British code breaker Alan Turing’s notebook to sell at NYC auction; could fetch over $1 million. SENT: 450 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updating after sale scheduled to start at 1700 GMT.

MTV MOVIE AWARDS - Twerking Tatum, Purring Charli: A look at MTV Movie Awards’ most memorable moments. SENT: 530 words, photos, video.

FRANCE-VERSAILLES - Will the Sun King usher in the dawn of a French television golden age? The makers of the new historical drama “Versailles” hope so - betting that a record breaking budget and filming in English will win a big international audience. SENT: 670 words, photos.

ESTEFAN MUSICAL - ‘On Your Feet!’ — stage musical about Gloria and Emilio Estefan — finds its Broadway stars. SENT: 260 words.

ISRAEL-PEOPLE-KIM AND KANYE - Kim Kardashian and Kanye West take their baby, North West, to the Middle East for a two-day visit. SENT: 130 words, photo.

THEATER-Q&A-DAVID HYDE PIERCE — Former “Frasier” star David Hyde Pierce discusses directing on Broadway and working with his spouse. SENT: 600 words, photos.

TV-GOTHAM-MILO VENTIMIGLIA — Milo Ventimiglia is the new big bad villain on Fox’s “Gotham,” beginning an arc Monday that leads up to the season finale. SENT: 540 words, photos.

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY — Celebrities including Kathleen Turner and Ellen Burstyn will honor Holocaust Remembrance Day on Monday by reading plays that deal with that dark time in history. SENT: 160 words, photos.

VAUGHAN BROTHERS-DALLAS — Plans are in the works in Dallas for an art piece honoring blues guitarist brothers Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan at a park located just blocks from the home where they grew up. SENT: 430 words, photos.

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