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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1450 GMT
Associated Press
2013-09-18 11:01 PM

Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up. Some plans are subject to change. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory.

HIGHLIGHTING:

Among today's coverage highlights as we see them at 1450 GMT:

-- NAVY YARD SHOOTING-SECURITY (upcoming)

-- FEDERAL RESERVE (sent; developing)

-- CANADA-BUS-TRAIN COLLIDE (BREAKING)

-- HEALTHBEAT-VIRUS TEST (upcoming)

-- TROPICAL WEATHER (sent; developing)

PHOTOS: TROPICAL WEATHER coverage

VIDEO: TROPICAL WEATHER coverage; possible on Canada-Train-Bus Collide (breaking)

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 (all times EDT):

NAVY YARD SHOOTING

NAVY YARD SHOOTING-HAGEL -- He has newser at 1515 GMT, announces next steps in Navy yard shooting investigation

WASHINGTON AND POLITICS

OBAMA -- He pushes his economic agenda to top corporate executives while cautioning Republicans not to precipitate a government shutdown or a debt default. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: updates from 1445 GMT speech, 650 words by noon, photo.

OBAMA-CLIMATE CHANGE -- His plans to curb gases blamed for global warming get airing at House energy panel hearing before skeptical lawmakers. SENT: 750 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 1415 GMT hearing.

OBAMA-SETBACKS -- Embarrassing diplomatic rebuke by Brazil has compounded an already troublesome stretch at home and abroad. SENT: 750 words, photo.

US

VIDEO CONFESSION-CAR ACCIDENT -- A man is expected to admit in court what he already confessed in an online video: that he caused a fatal wrong-way crash after a night of heavy drinking. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 1400 GMT court hearing, photos, video.

GLBT SUBURBAN SUMMIT -- Advocates for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youths are putting an emphasis on those living in suburban and rural communities at a national leadership summit. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1400 GMT.

MARTIN LUTHER KING PAPERS-AUCTION - MLK Jr.'s personal secretary is selling a collection of materials from the early days of the civil rights movement, including a typed page from his 'I Have a Dream' speech. SENT: photo, video.

GAY JURORS -- A multibillion-dollar case between two giant pharmaceutical companies grappling over arcane antitrust issues has unexpectedly turned into a gay rights legal tussle. SENT

WORLD

CANADA-TRAIN-BUS COLLIDE -- A Via Rail passenger train and a transit bus have collided at a crossing in Canada's capital, Ottawa, and a fire official tells a television station that there are "multiple fatalities." BREAKING; DEVELOPING. Photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER -- Thousands of stranded travelers finally manage to leave Acapulco as relief supplies start pouring into the flood-struck resort city. The death toll from the weekend's twin tropical storms rises to 57. And forecasters say more rain is on the way for both of Mexico's coasts. SENT:, photos, video, audio. Will update throughout the day.

SYRIA -- Human Rights Watch issues a report with details showing the presumed flight path of the rockets used in the chemical weapons attack led back to a Republican Guard base in the same area, new evidence to suggest the regime was behind the attack. However Russia says Syria has given it materials that Damascus says show the attack was carried out by rebels. SENT: 900 words, photos. UPCOMING: 950 words with more details and our own reporting on the issue.

SYRIA-ALEPPO PRISON - Aleppo's central prison has been under siege for five months by rebels trying to free the inmates - but instead, it's turned into a grueling battle of attrition, much like Syria's civil war at large. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

DUBAI-SYRIA-REFUGEE ARTISTS -- On the divided world for Syrian artists brought to Dubai by their gallery to continue their work, still deeply connected and influenced by the bloodshed they left behind. SENT: 850 words, photo.

FRANCE-CHILD BEAUTY PAGEANTS - French Senate votes to ban child beauty pageants as part of women's rights law. SENT: 495 words, photos. UPCOMING: More details, reaction

BRITAIN-VEIL DEBATE -- A judge ruled that a female Muslim defendant may stand trial wearing a face-covering veil -- but must remove it when giving evidence. The case has reignited a debate about Muslim veils that has flared across Europe, sparking protests and exacerbating religious tensions in several countries. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1700 GMT, photos.

-- BRITAIN-VEIL DEBATE-GLANCE -- A look at countries around the world where veils and headscarves are regulated, restricted or banned. UPCOMING: 800 words, by 1700 GMT, photos.

ITALY-SHIP AGROUND-TOURISM -- Now that the luxury ship has been set upright, the day is closer when workers involved in removing the Costa Concordia will leave, and tourists will stop coming to gawk at the wreckage. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

EGYPT-MORSI -- He has spoken to his family by telephone for the first time in the more than two months, a lawyer says. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

ITALY-BERLUSCONI -- A Senate committee is scheduled to vote on whether to kick him out of parliament because of his conviction for tax fraud -- a decision that could have broad ramifications for the stability of the government. UPCOMING: 800 words expected after Senate begins voting at about 1830 GMT.

SKOREA-PROFESSIONAL PROTESTERS -- On South Koreans who go to unusual lengths to express their anger. SENT: 1200 words, photos.

FRANCE-PICKPOCKETING PROBLEM -- French police have arrested a gang of pickpockets who dressed like tourists in order to target visitors -- mostly Asian tourists -- to Paris' most famous museums and monuments. SENT: 245 words, photos.

CHINA-BO XILAI-VERDICT - Court says verdict to be delivered Sunday. SENT: 760 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA POLITICS -- Tony Abbott is sworn in as Australia's new prime minister. SENT: 600 words, photos.

CHINA-WOMAN IN WELL -- A woman who spent 16 days at the bottom of a well says she survived by eating raw corn and drinking rainwater. SENT: 280 words.

CHINA-RICH MAN HACKED -- Police detain a laborer who approached China's second-richest man to ask for a job and then attacked and injured him when he denied the request, state media say. SENT: 200 words, photos.

BUSINESS

FEDERAL RESERVE-- The Fed issues a statement and updated economic forecasts before Bernanke holds a news conference. The Fed is expected to announce the first reduction in its $85 billion a month in bond purchases despite mixed data on the economy. SENT: 980 words, photos. UPCOMING: New version after the statement is released at 1800 GMT.

With:

-- FED FORECASTS -- The Federal Reserve's latest quarterly forecasts for short-term interest rates, unemployment and economic growth. UPCOMING: 130 words after the forecasts are released at 2 p.m. 300-400 words by 3 p.m.; other sidebars.

YELLEN-FED -- Janet Yellen emerges as the front runner to be Fed chief. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2200 GMT.

STARBUCKS-GUNS -- Starbucks says guns are no longer welcome in its cafes, though it is stopping short of an outright ban on firearms. SENT: 580 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing more details on the PR bind that Starbucks faces and other spot developments.

COAL WOES -- Coal production and consumption have been declining in the U.S., and stricter regulations that could all but prohibit building new coal plants are expected this week. . UPCOMING: by 1600 GMT, photos.

TECH

-- DIGITAL LIFE-TECH TEST-NEW IPHONES-WHAT'S NEW AND OLD. A detailed comparison of the new iPhones with last year's iPhone 5.

-- DIGITAL LIFE-TECH TEST-NEW IPHONES-SPECS

-- DIGITAL LIFE-TECH TEST-NEW IPHONES-PAST MODELS

-- DIGITAL LIFE-TECH TEST-NEW IPHONES-SHIPMENTS

HEALTH

HEALTHBEAT-VIRUS TEST (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2 p.m.)-- Duke University researchers are developing a blood test to finally distinguish between viral and bacterial infections, hoping to cut the dangerous overuse of antibiotics and speed the right diagnosis. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1800 GMT.

SCIENCE

SPACE STATION -- A second private company is set to make its first-ever supply run to the International Space Station. SENT: 130 words, photos. Developing from 14:58 a.m. launch, photos.

LIFESTYLES

LEARY PAPERS - What a trip: Timothy Leary's files, many never published, available at NY Public Library. SENT: 530 words, photos.

COMICS-HERO WITH A BOTTLE - For some heroes, power comes from the stars or a mutation or a secret experiment gone awry. Ruben, the protagonist of Dark Horse Comics' 'Buzzkill,' needs only to tip back a beer or take a prescription pill in large amounts. SENT: 370 words.

ENTERTAINMENT

TV-EMMYS PREDICTIONS -- The AP's Frazier Moore and Lynn Elber pick who will -- and should -- win. UPCOMING: by 1500 GMT. photos.

NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS-NONFICTION -- A pair of best-selling works by staff writers for The New Yorker, Lawrence Wright's "Going Clear" and George Packer's "The Unwinding," were among 10 books chosen for the nonfiction long-list of the National Book Awards. Upcoming: 290 words.

HOW TO REACH US

At the Nerve Center, news producers Karen Mahabir, Amir Bibawy, Marco Mulcahy and Jerome Minerva can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, ext. 1900. For graphics and interactives, ext. 7636. Expanded AP Content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

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