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.


Among today's coverage highlights as we see them:

-- ISRAEL-PALESTSINIANS (sent; developing)

-- CONGRESS-KEYSTONE (sent; developing)





-- TEXAS HISTORY BOOKS (sent; developing)

-- CHARLES MANSON-MARRIAGE (sent; developing)









VIDEO: ISRAEL_SYNAGOGUE_ATTACKED (sent; with text and photos); PERU FROG JUICE (sent; with text and photos)

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 GMT):


ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - Two Palestinian cousins armed with meat cleavers and a gun stormed a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers Tuesday, killing four people in the city's bloodiest attack in years. Police killed the attackers in a shootout. Police said the dead worshippers were three Americans and a Briton, and that all held dual Israeli citizenship. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing through the day; sidebars to be determined.

- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-TIMELINE - A chronology of the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinians in recent months. SENT: 540 words.

-- UNITED STATES-ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - Kerry demands that Palestinian leadership take immediate steps to end incitement to violence. SENT: 440 words, photos, video.

NKOREA-CHINA'S BRIDGE TO NOWHERE - The bridge was supposed to be a key link between China's underdeveloped northeast provinces and a special economic zone in North Korea -- so key that Beijing sank more than $350 million into it. Now, it is beginning to look like Beijing has built a bridge to nowhere. SENT: 710 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-IRAN-ANALYSIS - Obama may have gotten closer than his predecessors to the goal of improving U.S. relations with Iran. But he's not there yet, and plenty stands in the way, including a messy and brutal conflict in Iraq and Syria. SENT: 940 words, photo.

THAILAND-HUMAN PARTS - Thai police issued arrest warrants Tuesday for two Americans who attempted to mail a preserved baby's head, foot and other human body parts to the United States, saying the objects were stolen from a Thai medical museum SENT: 580 words, photos.

EGYPT - An Egyptian rights group said Tuesday the government has repeatedly violated the country's new constitution, calling it a crime that must be addressed immediately. SENT: 330 words.

KENYA-WOMEN STRIPPED - A mob of Kenyan men attacked and stripped a woman claiming she was inappropriately dressed just hours after nearly 1,000 people marched through downtown Nairobi to protest the rising wave of such assaults. SENT: 300 words, photos.

EUROPE-OLIVE OIL CALAMITY - Bad weather and parasites batter European olive harvest, and may push up olive oil prices. SENT: 850 words, photos.

IRELAND-GAY BILL - He faced execution for failure to perform. But Benjy, the gay bull of Ireland, has been saved following a worldwide appeal backed by "The Simpsons" co-creator Sam Simon. SENT: 300 words, photo.

JAPAN-POLITICS - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls a snap election for December and puts off a sales tax hike planned for next year, seeking a renewed mandate for his all-or-nothing policies to end two decades of economic stagnation. SENT: 790 words, photos.

UN-UNITED NATIONS-NORTH KOREA - North Korea will see Tuesday how the boldest effort yet to bring its leaders to account for alleged crimes against humanity will move forward, as the U.N. General Assembly's human rights committee votes on a resolution that demands the country's referral to the International Criminal Court. SENT: 500 words, photos.

HONG KONG-DEMOCRACY PROTEST - Backed by a court order, workers remove some barricades from a Hong Kong pro-democracy protest site where activists have camped out for nearly two months. SENT: 540 words, photos.

MYANMAR-CONSTITUTION - The influential speaker of Myanmar's parliament says the military-drafted constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president will not be changed before next year's general election. SENT: 360 words.

MYANMAR-EDUCATION PROTEST - Students threaten to protest nationwide if the government does not amend an education law that prohibits them from engaging in political activities and curbs academic freedom. SENT: 350 words, photos.

JAPAN-WHALING - Japan slashes its whale catch target in the Antarctic by two-thirds in a bid to resume its annual whale hunt that an international court ruled must stop. SENT: 400 words, photos.

INDIA-ASHRAM RAID - Indian police armed with tear gas, batons and bulldozers storm an ashram where a controversial guru is believed to be holed up, surrounded by thousands of supporters who vow to prevent his arrest. SENT: 400 words.

INDONESIA-VIRGINITY TESTS - Indonesia must stop subjecting female police recruits to physical tests in an effort to determine whether they are virgins, a human rights group says. SENT: 300 words.

AUSTRALIA-INDIA - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for a closer strategic partnership between India and Australia as well as a closer trading relationship. SENT: 500 words, photos.

VATICAN-POPE'S RAFFLE - Pope Francis is raffling off dozens of gifts he's been given during his short papacy, including a new Fiat 4x4, some bikes and a fancy coffee maker, with the proceeds going to charity. SENT: 130 words.

CZECH-JOHN LENNON WALL - Prague's colorful wall dedicated to the memory of John Lennon has been painted over, leaving just a single message: "Wall is over!" SENT: 280 words, photos.


CONGRESS-KEYSTONE - Supporters of a Senate bill to approve the Keystone XL pipeline are still scrambling to find the crucial 60th vote before Tuesday's vote to advance the measure. The issue has taken center stage in the waning days of this Congress in the hopes it will boost the prospects of Louisiana's Senate candidates. SENT: 390 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates from debate, expected to begin at 1500 GMT, and evening vote, expected about 2330 GMT, 700 words by 0000 GMT, photos.

CONGRESS-HOUSE DEMOCRATS - Democrats seem ready to give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi another two years at the helm. SENT: 400 words, photo. UPCOMING: 600 words after meeting begins at 1345 GMT.

OBAMA-CLIMATE CHANGE - Obama is elevating his efforts to combat global warming above almost all else as he seeks to leave an imprint on the world that will endure after he's left office. SENT: 500 words, photo.

HISPANICS-LONG-TERM CARE - Hispanics are more likely to consider caring for an elderly relative or friend to be a positive experience, and less likely to say it creates stress in their families, according to an Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll. SENT: 550 words, photo, graphic.


EUROPE-EBOLA - European Union officials back from Ebola-hit countries of West Africa say thousands more physicians, especially epidemiologists, and other health professionals are needed there to halt and eradicate the deadly epidemic. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

EBOLA-VOLUNTEER DOCTOR - Volunteer doctor finds fearful local staff on returning to Ebola-ravaged Sierra Leone. SENT: 730 words. UPCOMING: Photos planned.

EBOLA-WEDDINGS RETURN - Liberian couples are resuming weddings in another sign that Ebola fear is waning there. SENT: 510 words, photos.


FERGUSON-FEDERAL PROBE - As local authorities in Missouri near the end of their investigation into the Ferguson shooting, a separate, ongoing federal civil rights review of the entire police department holds the greater potential to refashion the agency and spur long-lasting change, experts say. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

CHARLES MANSON-MARRIAGE - Developing further angles, details TBD.

CHICAGO ARCHBISHOP - Blase Cupich is to be installed Tuesday as Archbishop of Chicago, replacing Cardinal Francis George. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

DEATH PENALTY-OHIO -- Opponents line up to testify against a fast-tracked bill to shield the makers of drugs used in Ohio executions, similar to legislation on the books in Missouri and Texas. UPCOMING: 330 words by 1900 GMT; updates from 1900 GMT hearing, then 450 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

TRACY MORGAN-ACCIDENT -- Attorneys for Tracy Morgan and his traveling companions appear in court in limo-crash lawsuit against Wal-Mart. UPCOMING: 250 words by 2 a.m.; updates from 1430 GMT. hearing, then 350 words by 1800 GMT, photos.


DENTAL WORK-HEART RISKS - Heart valve infections surged in the years after England curbed use of preventive antibiotics before dental work in people with heart conditions that put them at greater risk, a new study finds. In the U.S., the highest risk patients still get these drugs. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1700 GMT.


JAPAN-TOYOTA-FUEL CELL - There will only be a few hundred, and they won't be cheap, but Toyota is about to take its first small step into the unproven market for emissions-free, hydrogen-powered vehicles. SENT: 670 words, photos.

FORD-RECALL -- Ford is recalling about 65,000 Fusion midsize cars in North America because the ignition keys can be removed if the transmission is not in park. SENT: 130 words.


OLY--IOC REFORMS - Breaking from the tradition of awarding the Olympics only to a single host city, the IOC is opening the door to possible wider bids -- including bids from an entire country, joint bids from more than one city and even the possibility of events held in more than one country. SENT: 650 words, photos.


FRANCE-GREAT WOMEN'S LETTERS - An unprecedented collection of 1,500 documents from some of history's greatest women is being auctioned in Paris, including everything from Catherine the Great's imperious letter shunning her lover, to Brigitte Bardot's plea to cancel the release of a song that ended up being banned in several countries owing to its sexual content. SENT: 750 words, photos.

PERU-FROG JUICE - Frogs from Peru's Lake Titicaca are the main ingredient in a juice blend that some Andean cultures believe has the power to cure asthma, bronchitis, sluggishness and a low sex drive. SENT: 200 words, photos, video.


TV-SCRIPTED FRONTIER --Numerous reality-based networks are sporting new stripes in the form of scripted fare as a move to stretch their brand and freshen their look. UPCOMING: SENT: 600 words, photos.

PEOPLE-24-HOUR PLAYS - Some two dozen celebrities -- including Melanie Griffith, Amanda Seyfried, Peter Dinklage and Pablo Schreiber -- threw themselves onstage Monday with little rehearsal and little sleep -- and survived. SENT: 600 words, photos.

FILM-JENNIFER LAWRENCE - Jennifer Lawrence is known for being as straight a shooter as they come -- and not just with a bow and arrowUPCOMING: 850 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

FILM-STEVE CARELL - Steve Carell's transformation in "Foxcatcher" has been transfixing moviegoers since the film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

MUSIC-ASCAP AWARDS - Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel honored by ASCAP with performances from Sting, India.Arie, more. SENT: 500 words, photos.

MUSIC-RUBEN BLADES - Ruben Blades says he never imagined his CD "Tangos" would be nominated for album of the year at the Latin Grammys. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


HAITI-FIGHTING BULLS-PHOTO ESSAY - AP PHOTOS: Bulls fight each other for bets in Haiti. SENT: 340 words, photo.