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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1445 GMT

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1445 GMT

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 1445 GMT:

-- INDONESIA-PLANE (sent; developing)

-- GREECE-FERRY FIRE (sent; developing)

-- OBAMA-CONGRESS (sent, developing)

-- POLICE-SHOTS FIRED (sent, developing)









-- INDONESIA-PLANE-NEWS GUIDE (sent; developing)



-- DEM-2016-CLINTON-5 THINGS (upcoming)




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:


INDONESIA-PLANE -- The plane sought permission to climb above threatening clouds. Air traffic control couldn't say yes immediately -- there was no room. Six other commercial airliners were crowding the surrounding airspace, forcing AirAsia Flight 8501 to remain at a lower altitude. Minutes later, the jet carrying 162 people was gone from the radar. SENT: 1,360 words, photos.

-- INDONESIA-PLANE-CEO PROFILE- AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, who has long craved the spotlight, now searches for right words. SENT: 800 words, photo.

-- INDONESIA-PLANE-NEWS GUIDE -- Searchers find objects and oil slicks hundreds of miles apart from each other and are trying to determine whether any of them are connected to AirAsia Flight 8501. SENT: 600 words, photos.

-- INDONESIA-PLANE-MISSING JETS-THEN AND NOW -- Missing jet brings back Flight 370 memories, but there are plenty of differences. SENT: 540 words, photos.

-- INDONESIA-PLANE-INSURER -- Allianz says it's lead insurer for AirAsia plane. SENT: 110 words.

-- PHILIPPINES-PLANE FLAT TIRE -- AirAsia plane has tire problem in Philippines. SENT: 130 words.

-- ASIA PHOTO SHOWCASE -- Crew members in a C-130 air force plane search for the missing AirAsia jet. SENT: 80 words, photo.

GREECE-FERRY FIRE -- The evacuation of the Greek ferry that caught fire off Albania has been completed, and only the vessel's captain and four Italian sailors remain on board to assist in the operation, Italian Premier Matteo Renzi says. SENT: 530 words, photo, video.

GREECE-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION -- Greece is heading to early general elections after parliament failed to elect a new president for the country in a third and final round of voting on Monday.

RUSSIA-RUBLE -- The Russian currency extended its losses on Monday after a report showed the economy has started shrinking in annual terms for the first time since 2009 as the country is buffeted by falling oil prices and Western sanctions. SENT: 380 words, photo.

EGYPT-AL-JAZEERA -- A year after three Al-Jazeera English journalists were arrested in Egypt, they and their families are pleading for justice and an end to their ordeal. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

EBOLA-WEST AFRICA -- Authorities in Liberia say there have been dozens of new Ebola cases erupting along the border with Sierra Leone. SENT: 130 words.

AFGHANISTAN-DISPLACED IN WINTER -- Thousands of Afghans are pouring into makeshift camps in the capital where they face a harsh winter as the Taliban return to areas once cleared by foreign forces, who this week are marking the end of their combat mission. SENT: 780 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN -- Afghan official says 4 soldiers killed fighting Taliban in volatile south. SENT: 100 words.

SYRIA -- A Syrian official says two suicide attackers have targeted separate natural gas facilities in the central province of Homs, killing eight people. SENT: 110 words.

IRAQ -- Iraqi officials: Suicide attack on funeral tent near Baghdad kills 15 mourners. SENT: 220 words.

IRAN-ISLAMIC STATE -- Iran holds funeral for Revolutionary Guard general killed in Iraq. SENT: 320 words.

HONDURAS-SOCCER -- Life improves for Honduras soccer kids on the field, but outside threats remain. SENT: 820 words, 25 photos.

CHINA-SCAFFOLDING COLLAPSE -- A scaffolding collapse at one of Beijing's most prestigious high schools on Monday killed 10 construction workers and injured four others, officials said. SENT: 230 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-EARTHQUAKE -- A strong earthquake measuring magnitude 6.1 shakes parts of the southern and central Philippines, frightening people but causing no serious damage or injuries, officials say. SENT: 150 words.

SKOREA-KOREAN AIR-NUT RAGE -- Four South Korean officials will be punished for improper conduct during an investigation into a former Korean Air Lines executive who forced a flight to return over a bag of macadamia nuts, the Transport Ministry says. SENT: 290 words.

CHINA-GMAIL BLOCKED -- Connections to Google Inc.'s popular email service are blocked in China amid efforts by the government to limit access to the company's services. SENT: 330 words, photos.

UKRAINE -- Ukraine's president signs bill dropping nonaligned status; won't seek NATO membership yet. SENT: 230 words, photos.

THAILAND-MONARCHY -- Two activists charged with insulting Thailand's monarchy because of a play they produced pleaded guilty to the offense, which carries a punishment of three to 15 years in prison. SENT: 330 words.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS -- The Israeli military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian who was throwing stones at drivers in the West Bank. SENT: 110 words.

EGYPT-JEWISH FESTIVAL -- An Egyptian court has banned an annual festival in honor of Moroccan rabbi that was regularly attended by hundreds of Jewish pilgrims, mainly from Israel and Morocco. SENT: 100 words. Will be updated.

PHILIPPINES-EARTHQUAKE -- Strong earthquake shakes southern, central Philippines; no reports of damage or injuries. SENT: 150 words.

BOSNIA-POLICE RAID -- Police raid offices of Bosnian news portal regarding leaked phone conversation by politician. SENT: 130 words.

OBAMA-RACE -- Obama says despite recent protests, race relations have improved since he took office. SENT: 130 words.

OBAMA-IRAN -- Obama doesn't rule out eventually opening US embassy in Iran, but says it must go in steps. SENT: 130 words.

OBAMA-CONGRESS -- President Barack Obama is warning Republicans in Congress that he won't hesitate to use his veto power to turn back legislation that would undo changes he has made on health care and the environment. SENT: 510 words, photo.

DEM-2016-CLINTON-5 THINGS -- A still undeclared candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton sits atop the prospective field of Democratic presidential candidates for 2016. But as she has said before, if Clinton runs again, she'll work as hard as any underdog. Here's a look at five things to watch from Clinton in 2015. By Ken Thomas. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2000 GMT.

REPUBLICANS 2016-BIG TENT -- The Republicans' next class of presidential contenders is looking like it might be a diverse group. It could include two Hispanic senators, an Indian-American governor, a female business leader and an African-American neurosurgeon. SENT: 870 words, photos.

NYPD OFFICERS SHOT -- New York City's police commissioner called for a "lot less rhetoric and a lot more dialogue" to defuse the tension between police officers and the population they protect. SENT: 665 words, photos, video.

NYC MAYOR'S FIRST YEAR - The city's first Democratic mayor in a generation completes his first year in office with a scorecard of campaign promises fulfilled, but finds himself atop a divided city roiled by violence by - and, later, against - police. SENT: 900 words, photos. With NYC MAYOR'S FIRST YEAR-GLANCE

POLICE-SHOTS FIRED -- Los Angeles police say a man fired a rifle at two officers in a patrol car, but no one was injured in the attack. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.

BABIES BODIES -- A Massachusetts woman charged with two counts of murder after the skeletal remains of three babies were found in her squalid home faces arraignment. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated; time of arraignment is uncertain.

PEOPLE-DUSTIN DIAMOND-ARREST -- 'Saved by the Bell' actor Dustin Diamond scheduled in court on stabbing charge in Wisconsin. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated from afternoon court hearing.

BICYCLIST KILLED-BISHOP -- Diocese: Maryland bishop was driver in hit-and-run that killed bicyclist; no word on charges. SENT: 130 words. Will be updated.


GLOBAL ECONOMY-2015 PREVIEW-- The United States will likely be an engine of global growth in 2015, extending a steady rebound for an economy that had long struggled to claw back from the Great Recession. UPCOMING: 950 words by noon.

FINANCIAL MARKETS -- Global stocks mostly rise on China growth action, oil rebound; Europe slips on Greece concerns. SENT: 450 words, photos.


SONY HACK-THE INTERVIEW -- "The Interview's" $15 million small-screen opening may have been impressive but will the R-rated comedy ever recoup its $41 million cost? And when you take away the huge publicity boost the film received from being at the center of the Sony hacking scandal, how does its weekend gross really compare to several other recent films released in the same way? Maybe the big theater chains don't have to worry just yet. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

BOX OFFICE -- "The Hobbit" leads in final weekend box office totals. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1700 GMT, photos

FILM-MR TURNER -- How do you play an artistic genius? For veteran British actor Timothy Spall, the first step was obvious: He had to learn to paint. And draw. And to do it pretty well, too. Spall's gruff performance as landscape master J.M.W. Turner in Mike Leigh's "Mr. Turner" is earning raves. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1900 GMT, photos.


WEEK THAT WAS IN ASIA-PHOTO GALLERY -- A selection of our favorite images from Asia last week. SENT: 190 words, photos.

ASIA PHOTO SHOWCASE -- Crew members in a C-130 air force plane search for the missing AirAsia jet. SENT: 80 words, photo.