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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory

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 1515 GMT:

-- SYRIA (sent; developing)

-- EBOLA (sent; developing)

-- EGYPT-CONTROLLING UNIVERSITIES (upcoming)

-- EARLIEST CAVE DRAWINGS (upcoming)

PHOTOS: SYRIA (sent; developing); LUNAR ECLIPSE (sent)

VIDEO: US_EBOLA_TRAINING (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:

WORLD

SYRIA - Several Syrian human rights groups call on the world to save the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani from falling into the hands of the Islamic State group as new U.S.-led airstrikes target the extremists near the town. SENT: 380 words, photos.

OBAMA-ISLAMIC STATE - Obama huddles with his top military advisers at the Pentagon to discuss the status of the U.S.-led campaign to defeat the Islamic State group. UPCOMING: Developing from 1900 GMT meeting at Pentagon, 750 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

EGYPT-CONTROLLING UNIVERSITIES - Across Egypt, extraordinary measures are being taken to clamp down on universities to prevent a wave of protests by Islamist students. University presidents have been given stricter powers to stop students -- or professors -- from engaging in politics, aiming to silence campuses that have long been a hotbed of activism. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-IRAN - Kerry to meet Iran's top diplomat for more nuclear talks, as each contends with politics at home. SENT: 880 words, photo.

- IRAN-NUCLEAR - The Iranian president acknowledges that Tehran and world powers agree on the principles of a final deal on Iran's nuclear program but that differences remain on "details." SENT: 510 words, photo.

- IRAN-NUCLEAR-DISSIDENTS - Iranian dissidents say that Tehran is still researching nuclear arms at facilities it relocated to escape detention. SENT: 140 words.

KASHMIR-BORDER VIOLENCE - Troops trade heavy fire between Pakistan and Indian-controlled Kashmir, killing at least four civilians. SENT: 770 words, photos.

INTERNATIONAL COURT-KENYA - Lawyers for Kenya's president ask judges at the International Criminal Court to drop the crimes-against-humanity case against him - and acquit him - saying the prosecution has collapsed and cannot be resurrected. SENT: 640 words, photos.

HONG KONG-SILENT MAJORITY - The city's young protesters may have captured the world's attention with their passionate calls but many fellow Hong Kongers who consider themselves older and wiser have stood by watching with skepticism. SENT: 800 words, photos.

MYANMAR-ERASING ROHINGYA - Myanmar's Rohingya say government trying to erase ethnic group's name with blockade, beatings. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

ISRAEL LIBRARY TREASURES - Israeli national library's rare manuscripts tell amazing stories of survival. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

UKRAINE - At least 331 deaths are reported in eastern Ukraine since last month's cease-fire deal between Russian-backed separatists and government troops, the United Nations says. SENT: 390 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - Israeli police say Palestinian demonstrators have clashed with police forces on Jerusalem's Temple Mount and that three policemen were lightly injured. SENT: 250 words.

JAPAN-US-DEFENSE - Japan and the United States revise their mutual defense guidelines for the first time in nearly two decades to respond to China's military expansion. SENT: 430 words, photos.

SKOREA-SHIP SINKS - The captain of a doomed South Korean ferry apologizes for abandoning passengers but says he didn't know his actions would lead to the deaths of more than 300 people. SENT: 320 words.

SKOREA-NUCLEAR VOTE - Fighting plans to build a nuclear power plant, a South Korean fishing village is holding a referendum Thursday, even though the government has warned the vote is illegal. By Youkyung Lee. SENT: 660 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-TERRORISM -- Australia will soon introduce a system to ban foreign "hate preachers" from entering the country and will attempt to outlaw the radical Islamic group Hizb-ut-Tahrir under proposed tougher counterterrorism laws, the prime minister says. SENT: 480 words.

THAILAND-TOURIST DEATHS - Human rights group Amnesty International urges Thailand to investigate allegations that police tortured a pair of suspects who reportedly confessed to killing two British tourists on a southern island last month. SENT: 480 words.

CAMBODIA-NIGHTLIFE WORKERS -- Cambodia enacts a regulation to protect nightclub hostesses and other adult entertainment workers under laws that protect other workers' labor rights. SENT: 120 words.

VIETNAM-BEER RULES - A ministry official is proposing that the temperature in restaurants selling beer in Vietnam should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit). SENT: 230 words, photos.

BRITAIN-WITCHCRAFT - London police report a rising number of child abuse cases linked to witchcraft and ritual beliefs. SENT: 130 words.

EBOLA

EBOLA - Burial teams in Sierra Leone abandon the dead bodies of Ebola victims in the capital after going on strike this week, though an official claims the situation had been "resolved." SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, along with developments in Spain: Spanish health officials say they are investigating whether a nursing assistant infected with Ebola got the disease after she touched her face with protective gloves after leaving the quarantine room where an Ebola victim was being treated.

MED-EBOLA TRAVEL - European authorities concede it's possible someone unknowingly infected with Ebola virus could arrive by air -- but the chances are so low that they aren't screening incoming passengers. UPCOMING: 850 words by 1600 GMT.

EBOLA- NEWS GUIDE - A quick look at Ebola infections and worldwide efforts to contain deadly disease. SENT: 530 words, photos.

- EBOLA-ECONOMIC IMPACT - World Bank says cost of Ebola epidemic could top $32 billion by end of 2015. SENT: 330 words.

- EBOLA-CAMERAMAN - The first American flown back to the U.S. for treatment of Ebola this summer has donated blood to the most recent one to return from West Africa with the disease. SENT: 130 words.

- EBOLA-DALLAS-ANXIETY - Leaders urge calm, but Dallas is a city on edge as it approaches the first Ebola incubation deadline this week. SENT: 660 words, photos, video.

--EBOLA-DOCTORS: Training of doctors in U.S. focuses on how to put on and take off protective gear. astronaut-like gear. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

--EBOLA-DOGS - Spanish animal rights activists scuffled with police as they tried to stop health workers from entering an apartment complex where they plan to remove the dog of a nursing assistant infected with Ebola so the pet can be killed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

--EBOLA-DOGS-Q&A: Monkeys, bats and a menagerie of animals can spread Ebola. Now there's worry about dogs. Some questions and answers. SENT: 460 words, photos.

US

CLINTON-HOLDER - -- Former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder are to talk about race and community policing to a group of mayors and police chiefs in response to the fatal shooting of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown. The pair plans to address the U.S. Conference of Mayors at a conference Wednesday at Clinton's presidential library. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2100 GMT, photos

OKLAHOMA-WORKPLACE BEHEADING - The daughter of a woman beheaded during an attack at the food plant where she worked will talk to the media. UPCOMING: Developing from news conference; 500 words by 2000 GMT.

MUSEUM-TIME CAPSULE -- The New-York Historical Society is opening a bronze time capsule from 1914 that was put on deposit by the Lower Wall Street Business Men's Association. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2300 GMT.

CHIMPS-LEGAL RIGHTS -- A lawyer hopes to convince a New York state court that a caged chimpanzee named Tommy should be considered a person who is being held prisoner in solitary confinement. The case is part of a larger effort to establish the common law status of animals as "persons" rather than "things." UPCOMING: 300 words by 2000 GMT. (pursuing photo prospects)

MARATHON BOMBING-GUN -- A man authorities believe provided the gun used by the Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill an MIT police officer is due in court for a status conference. UPCOMING: Developing from 1800 GMT hearing.

GIFFORDS-NEW BOOK - Gabby Giffords, husband Mark Kelly talk of recovery, gun advocacy in new book. SENT: 700 words, photos.

HEALTH

CHANTIX-SAFETY - Public safety advocates are asking the federal government to strengthen warnings on Pfizer's anti-smoking drug Chantix, even as the drugmaker prepares to argue that a bolded warning about psychiatric problems should be removed from its medicine's label. SENT: 130 words.

SCIENCE

NOBEL-CHEMISTRY - Americans Eric Betzig and William Moerner and German scientist Stefan Hell win the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing new methods that let microscopes see finer details than they could before. SENT: 720 words, photos.

- NOBEL-CHEMISTRY-GLANCE - A look at winners of 2014 Nobel Prize in chemistry: Betzig, Moerner, Hell. SENT: 150 words, photos.

- NOBEL PRIZES-GLANCE - The 2014 Nobel Prizes at a glance. SENT: 260 words.

PROSTHETIC SENSATION (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1800 GMT) - Scientists are moving a step closer to an artificial hand that can feel: Implanted electrodes allowed some amputees to tell by touch when to grasp gently -- so they didn't crush fruit -- and when to squeeze. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1800 GMT, 750 words, photo.

EARLIEST CAVE DRAWINGS (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1700 GMT) WASHINGTON -- Researchers in Indonesia found cave drawings that are as old, if not older than the famous one of Europe, including the oldest stencils of hands, about 40,000 years old. UPCOMING HOLD FOR RELEASE for 1700 GMT; 300 words, photos.

BUSINESS /ECONOMY

AIG LAWSUIT - Timothy Geithner, a key player in the U.S. government's 2008 bailout of American International Group Inc., is due back in court in a trial of a lawsuit filed by the insurance giant's former CEO over the handling of the rescue. SENT: 600 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

SOLARCITY-LOANS - SolarCity will begin offering loans to homeowners for solar systems, a move that analysts say could reshape the market for rooftop solar and propel its rapid adoption. SENT: 650 words, photo.

POP CULTURE/LIFESTYLES

PETS-CROWDFUNDING - A large number of small online donations can turn pet projects into big lifesavers for animals. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

FILM-Q&A-MILES TELLER - How badly does Miles Teller want it? The high cost of striving for greatness is at the center of his latest film. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

BOOKS-WALTER ISAACSON - Walter Isaacson has written what he hopes will become the first major chronology of computers and the Internet. SENT: 800 words, photos.

BOOKS-Q&A-RON PERLMAN - In search of Easy Street? Just follow the horned Hellboy, badass biker Clay Morrow or Vincent the lion man from "Beauty and the Beast." UPCOMING: 980 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

MUSIC-LENNON TRIBUTE - Debbie Harry will perform at the 34th annual John Lennon charity tribute concert in New York City in December. UPCOMING: 150 words, photos.

TALKERS (ALSO LISTED IN THEIR RESPECTIVE SECTIONS ABOVE):

EGYPT-CONTROLLING UNIVERSITIES - Across Egypt, extraordinary measures are being taken to clamp down on universities to prevent a wave of protests by Islamist students. University presidents have been given stricter powers to stop students -- or professors -- from engaging in politics, aiming to silence campuses that have long been a hotbed of activism. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.

MYANMAR-ERASING ROHINGYA - In Myanmar's only Muslim-majority region, immigration and border guard officials have confined thousands of people to their villages, preventing them from working, bringing their children to school or going to markets for food, residents and activists say. Why? Because of a registration process that many of Myanmar's estimated 1.3 million Rohingya Muslims refuse to comply with. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

ISRAEL TREASURES - These are treasures that Israel doesn't allow a soul to check out of its national library. Kafka's Hebrew vocabulary notebook. The first written evidence of the Yiddish language. And the bibles of Damascus, smuggled out of Syria twenty years ago in a Mossad spy operation so classified that their very existence in Israel was kept secret for years. This week, Israel's National Library gave The Associated Press a rare peek at a selection of rare historical manuscripts in its collection. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

GIFFORDS-NEW BOOK - Gabby Giffords, husband Mark Kelly talk of recovery, gun advocacy in new book. SENT: 700 words, photos.

MUSEUM-TIME CAPSULE -- The New-York Historical Society is opening a bronze time capsule from 1914 that was put on deposit by the Lower Wall Street Business Men's Association. UPCOMING: 450 words by 2300 GMT.

BRITAIN-WITCHCRAFT - London police report a rising number of child abuse cases linked to witchcraft and ritual beliefs. SENT: 130 words.

VIETNAM-BEER RULES - A ministry official is proposing that the temperature in restaurants selling beer in Vietnam should not exceed 30 degrees Celsius (86 Fahrenheit), a rule that will be hard to enforce considering outdoor beer parlors are hugely popular in the country's big cities. SENT: 230 words, photos.


Updated : 2021-07-29 14:23 GMT+08:00