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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.

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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Among today's coverage highlights as we see them at 1445 GMT:

-- REPUBLICANS-PRESIDENITAL RACE-CRUZ (sent; developing)

-- UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN (sent; developing)

-- SUPREME COURT-LICENSE PLATES (sent; developing)

-- GERMANY-GREECE (sent; developing)

-- ITALY-KNOX-TRIAL BY SOCIAL MEDIA (upcoming)

-- SINGAPORE-FUTURE (sent)

-- KEEPING THE OIL BOOM ALIVE (upcoming)

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TALKERS/READERS:

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-- YEAR IN SPACE (upcoming)

-- ITALY-KNOX-TRIAL BY SOCIAL MEDIA (upcoming)

-- GENDER EQUITY-PROFITS (sent)

-- TV-GAME OF THRONES (sent; developing)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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-- PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CRUZ -GLANCE (sent)

-- SINGAPORE-LEE KUAN YEW pieces (see below)

-- GERMANY-GREECE-STICKING POINTS (sent)

-- YEMEN-NEWS GUIDE (upcoming)

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PHOTOS:

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CRUZ coverage (sent; developing)

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VIDEO:

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CRUZ coverage (sent; developing)

VANUATU CYCLONE - After Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu's people revive, rebuild and, in some cases, rethink. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.

US_TX_TWIN ASTRONAUTS - NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will be the first American to spend a year aboard the International Space Station in an experiment to test human endurance in space, while his twin brother's health is compared on Earth. SENT; text upcoming later today as YEAR IN SPACE (see below)

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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:

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WORLD

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SINGAPORE-FUTURE - Lee Kuan Yew brought prosperity to Singapore with an authoritarian system designed to outlast him, but that legacy may be ill-suited for the 21st century challenges facing the tropical city-state. By Stephen Wright. SENT: 1,120 words, photos. With SINGAPORE-OBIT-LEE KUAN YEW, CHINA-LEE KUAN YEW, SINGAPORE-LEE KUAN YEW-REACTION, SINGAPORE-LEE KUAN YEW-TIMELINE, SINGAPORE-LEE KUAN YEW-QUOTE BOX (all sent).

GERMANY-GREECE - Alexis Tsipras is visiting Germany for the first time since becoming Greece's prime minister, meeting Chancellor Angela Merkel as his country and its key creditor seek to halt a downward spiral in relations. SENT: 320 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing; updates after Merkel-Tsipras news conference at 1715 GMT.

ITALY-KNOX-TRIAL BY SOCIAL MEDIA - Italy's highest court takes up the Amanda Knox case for the second time on Wednesday as a parallel trial-by-social media wages its battle online, with a band of passionate partisans on both sides helping shape public opinion over a murder case that has polarized observers in three nations. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.

ISRAEL-DEMOCRACY-ANALYSIS - Whether Israel is a democracy is less clear than generally thought, and it increasingly matters given the diplomatic fallout over hard-liner Benjamin Netanyahu's re-election last week. UPCOMING: 1,200 words, photos.

YEMEN-NEWS GUIDE - A guide to the latest developments in Yemen, where Shiite Houthi rebels have seized the country's third-largest city, putting ever-increasing pressure on the nation's embattled president in the nearby port city of Aden. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN- Afghan protesters demand justice for woman attacked and killed by Kabul mob. SENT: 580 words, photos.

JAPAN-US-MILITARY - Okinawa orders halt to work related to US military base relocation after finding coral damage. SENT: 480 words, photos.

FRANCE-POLLUTION - Paris alternates traffic, encourages use of public transport to reduce choking smog levels. SENT: 130 words.

IRAN-NUCLEAR - An Iranian nuclear negotiator urges world powers to find a "common position" to achieve a "balanced" final nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic as a deadline for negotiations looms. SENT: 310 words.

CUBA-THE RUSH- Cuba sees tourism boom amid move for US detente, as travelers rush in 'before the Americans.' SENT: 950 words, photos.

BRITAIN-BOY-BRAIN TUMOR - Parents who became fugitives to save their son say he's been cured of cancer. SENT: 130 words.

PHLIPPINES-US-KILLING - Trial begins in Philippines of US Marine charged with killing transgender Filipino. SENT: 540 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SOUTH AFRICA-HEWITT TRIAL -South African judge convicts Bob Hewitt of rape, sexual assault, orders him taken into custody. SENT: 130 words, photos.

CZECH-WILD HORSES - Britain's Exmoor ponies deployed at former Czech army zone to help save endangered species. SENT: 350 words, photos.

JAPAN-RAMEN MUSEUMS - In Japan, ramen is such a big deal that there are entire museums devoted to it - one for packaged soup, one for artisanal, both with samples to try and take home. UPCOMING: 880 words by noon, photos.

US

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REPUBLICANS-PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CRUZ - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to launch his 2016 presidential campaign at college founded by the late Rev. Jerry Falwell. SENT: 760 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 1425 GMT announcement. With: PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CRUZ-GLANCE: SENT: 770 words, photo.

UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN - On U.S. visit, Afghanistan's president thanks U.S. troops and taxpayers for their sacrifices in nearly 14 years of war. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from Pentagon event, 2000 GMT.

SUPREME COURT-LICENSE PLATES - The Supreme Court weighs a free-speech challenge to Texas' refusal to issue a license plate bearing the Confederate battle flag. SENT: 533 words. UPCOMING: Updates after arguments end at 1500 GMT.

REAL ESTATE HEIR-WEAPONS CHARGES - Millionaire Robert Durst returning to New Orleans court; lawyers say he was illegally arrested. SENT: 400 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 1400 GMT.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING - Lawyers for Tsarnaev will try to blunt the testimony of an FBI computer expert who described extremist materials found on his computer and other devices. UPCOMING: testimony resumes at 1300 GMT.

FATAL BROOKLYN FIRE - The funeral for seven ultra-Orthodox Jewish siblings who died in a devastating New York house fire over the weekend is underway in Jerusalem. SENT: 130 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

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SCIENCE

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YEAR IN SPACE - What's one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can't do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt. For his Russian partner, it's vitamins. The two will be taking up residence at the International Space Station to see how they tolerate an entire year of weightlessness. UPCOMING: 990 words, photos. With short bios. Video has been sent (see above).

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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GENDER EQUITY-PROFITS - Proof grows that female executives bring bigger profits, but businesses still slow to act. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

KEEPING THE OIL BOOM ALIVE - Faced with lower prices, drillers are leaning on new techniques and technology and cutting costs everywhere they can in an effort to keep U.S. oil competitive with much lower-cost oil flowing out of the Middle East, Russia and elsewhere. UPCOMING: 850 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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MAD MEN-NYC - 'Mad Man' sculpture unveiled as NYC marks series' last season with $19.69 lunches, museum show. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

TV-GAME OF THRONES - "Game of Thrones" to premiere in San Francisco with live stream on Facebook. SENT: 280 words, photos. Will be updated after screening, expected around midnight.

BOOKS-PATTERSON-LIBRARIES - Author James Patterson giving another $250,000 to school libraries, bringing total to $1.5 million. SENT: 130 words.

THEATER-SOMETHING ROTTEN! - All it took for "Something Rotten!" to get to Broadway was an intriguing premise, 40-odd songs, endless rewriting and a brief scare from an Oscar-winning movie. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

PEOPLE-MARTY ALLEN - Comedian Marty Allen will mark his 93rd birthday on Monday onstage at a Las Vegas Hotel with his wife, singer Karon Kate Blackwell. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1400 GMT, photos.


Updated : 2021-06-23 11:06 GMT+08:00