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BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1430 GMT

BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 1430 GMT

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




Among today's coverage highlights as we see them at 1430 GMT:

-- EUROPE-MIGRANTS (sent; developing)






-- SUSPECT DIES-BALTIMORE (sent; developing)

-- BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING (sent; developing)







-- WILD ANIMALS PERFORMANCE BAN (sent; developing)










-- BIRD FLU-Q&A (sent)





MIDEAST SAUDI MARKET - At an open-air market in Saudi Arabia's capital, haggling for a good deal is not just part of the experience - it's also part of the fun. SENT: 12 photos, 290 words.




US CUBA BASEBALL - - Despite optimism for improved relations, US-Cuba diplomacy challenges ballplayers, families. SENT, with photos and text CUBANS TO MAJORS.


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:




EUROPE-MIGRANTS - New details are emerging about the shipwreck that killed more than 800 migrants trying to reach Europe, the worst such incident ever in the Mediterranean. Among the 28 survivors who arrived in Italy overnight were two suspected smugglers, who have been detained for investigation of aiding and abetting illegal immigration, reckless homicide and causing a shipwreck. SENT: 850 words, photos, video. Upcoming: 900 words with a new approach by 1900 GMT. With EUROPE-MIGRANTS-GLANCE

AUSCHWITZ-TRIAL - A former Auschwitz guard acknowledged Tuesday that he bears a share of the moral guilt for atrocities at the camp, but told judges at the opening of his trial that it is up to them to decide whether he deserves to be convicted as an accessory to murder. SENT: 600 words, photos.

YEMEN - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says a Saudi-led offensive in Yemen was prompted by the Sunni kingdom's failures elsewhere, causing what he called a "mental imbalance." Rouhani mocks Saudi Arabia by calling it a country with dashed dreams in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon. SENT: 140 words.

EGYPT - An Egyptian criminal court sentences ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the country's first freely elected leader. SENT: 670 words, photos.

INDONESIA-US WOMAN DEAD - US couple sentenced to prison in Bali for killing woman's mother, stuffing body in suitcase. SENT: 400 words, photos, video.

JERUSALEM-CARPET CONTROVERSY - It began as a routine remodeling project: Muslim authorities replacing an old carpet worn thin by masses of worshippers at the Dome of the Rock, the iconic, gold-topped shrine that overlooks the Old City of Jerusalem. But there is no such thing as routine remodeling when it comes to the most contested piece of real estate in Jerusalem, where the presence of a mere screwdriver can threaten to ignite religious tensions the world over. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-SEVERE STORM - A fierce storm lashing Australia's southeast destroyed homes, left dozens stranded in swirling floodwaters and may have led to the deaths of three people, officials said Tuesday. SENT: 270 words.

PAKISTAN-CHINA - Chinese President Xi Jinping applauds Pakistan's anti-terrorism efforts in a speech to parliament, vowing his nation will continue to stand by its neighbor.. SENT: 360 words, photo.

SKOREA-POLITICS - South Korea's prime minister offers to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye. SENT: 960 words, photos.

HONG KONG-CHINA-DRIFTING APART - Eighteen years after this world financial hub returned from colonial British control to Chinese rule, many Hong Kongers say they feel more alienated and less trusting than ever of the central Chinese government and even the people visiting from across the border. SENT: 1,570 words, photos.

JAPAN-WAR SHRINE-ABE -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sends religious offerings to a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted World War II leaders, a likely signal that he won't pray there ahead of trips to an international conference and the United States. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 710 words, photos.

EUROPE-ENDANGERED FISH - EU threatens Thailand with seafood import ban over failure to crack down on illegal fishing. SENT: 260 words, photos.

HOLOCAUST-FBI DIRECTOR - Hungary joins Poland in rejecting FBI chief's remarks about Holocaust role of both countries. SENT: 130 words, photos.

JAPAN-SPEED RECORD - Japan's maglev, fastest train in world, breaks own speed record at 375 mph. SENT: 240 words.

MALAYSIA-HARD ROCK-ORANGUTAN - Hard Rock Cafe withdraws advertisements of 'rock star' orangutan in Malaysia after outrage. SENT: 220 words. UPCOMING: Photos planned.

SERBIA-PRESIDENT - Serbia president's plane trouble en route to Vatican caused by coffee spill. SENT: 130 words.




SEAFOOD FROM SLAVES-IMPUNITY - Fourteen years after the U.S. State Department acknowledged Thailand as a hub for labor abuse in its first trafficking report, seafood from slaves is still making its way into the United States. Among the reasons: The U.S. has not enforced its own law banning goods made with forced labor since at least 2000. UPCOMING: 1,600 words, photos. ABRIDGED version planned.

SUPREME COURT-GAY MARRIAGE-OPPONENTS - A look at opponents of same-sex marriage and their legal arguments to the Supreme Court. UPCOMING: 600 words by 0000 GMT., photos.

SENATE-HUMAN TRAFFICKING - Senators say they're close to a deal on a bill to crack down on human trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm Obama's attorney general nominee, Loretta Lynch. SENT: 240 words.

TRADE - A Senate panel puts a bipartisan trade deal on the fast track for approval, starting with a hearing Tuesday. UPCOMING: Developing from 1400 GMT hearing.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-BUSH STRATEGY: AP Exclusive: Jeb Bush preparing to delegate many functions of likely 2016 campaign to a super PAC, a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash. UPCOMING: 760 words. With: PRESIDENTIAL RACE-BUSH STRATEGY-5 THINGS to know about Bush's campaign finance strategy. PRESIDENTIAL RACE-BUSH STRATEGY-GLANCE: A guide to political money.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-FAMILY - Family will play a big role in Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, but the one member who hasn't gotten much attention since her campaign launch is husband Bill. UPCOMING: 750 words by 0000 GMT, photos.

PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON - Amid Republican criticism Hillary Rodham Clinton is defending her family foundation from charges of foreign favoritism. SENT: 480 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 1425 GMT event in New Hampshire, 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.

SUSPECT DIES-BALTIMORE - The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place. SENT: 560 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing; planning a closer look at the officers and their records.

BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING - Jurors must choose life or death for Boston Marathon bomber amid victims' death penalty debate. SENT: 300 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updating after start of penalty phase, expected at 1300 GMT. Also: BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING-THE LATEST.

VATICAN-US BISHOP - Pope Francis on Tuesday accepted the resignation of a U.S. bishop who pleaded guilty to failing to report a suspected child abuser, answering calls by victims to take action against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing with reaction in the US and related angles.

ANTI-DISCRIMINATION BACKLASH - After Arkansas faced widespread backlash over measures critics cast as anti-gay, several cities worried about the economic fallout are challenging the new laws by expanding their anti-discrimination protections. By Andrew DeMillo. SENT: 800 words, photo.

ALABAMA POLICE CONFRONTATION -- A former police officer indicted on charges of violating the civil rights of a grandfather from India is arraigned in Alabama. UPCOMING: Developing from 1400 GMT court hearing.

NEW ORLEANS SMOKING BAN -- Smoking in bars is coming to an end, even in this notoriously freewheeling and fun-loving city where drinking on the street and watching a bawdy burlesque are still the norm. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2100 GMT.

WILD ANIMALS PERFORMANCE BAN - San Francisco could become largest city with a comprehensive wild animal performance ban. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 2100 gmt.

OBIT-BETTY WILLIS - Woman who designed iconic "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" sign dies at 91. SENT: 350 words, photos.

COCAINE FOUND-UNDERWEAR - 70-year-old woman arrested at JFK, accused of hiding 4 pounds of cocaine in her girdle, underwear . SENT: 130 words.




BIRD FLU-Q&A - Questions and answers as bird flu spreads to chicken farms, taking biggest toll yet. SENT: 810 words, photos.

JAPAN-LUNAR LANDING -- Japan's space agency is considering an unmanned mission to the moon by 2018 or early 2019, part of an effort to beef up aerospace technology and keep pace with China and other emerging powers. SENT: 530 words, photos.




MCDONALD'S-NOT DEAD YET - Despite troubles, 6 reasons why McDonald's is still far from death's door. SENT: 830 words, photos.

MAKING CARS IN MEXICO - Lured by low wages and tax-saving free trade agreements, auto companies from the U.S. and overseas are accelerating plans to build new factories in Mexico. The moves, part of a decade-long trend, are luring investments and jobs that could have gone to the U.S. and Canada, according to experts. But they also are likely to keep car and truck prices in check. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1600 GMT, photo.




CUBANS TO MAJORS - Despite optimism for improved relations, US-Cuba diplomacy challenges ballplayers, families. SENT: 1,400 words, photos, videoUS CUBA BASEBALL.

BOSTON MARATHON-LAST FINISHER - Venezuelan man becomes last finisher of Boston Marathon, crossing finish line after 20 hours. SENT: 130 words.




WHITE DIAMONDS - A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in an emerald-cut could fetch up to $25 million at a New York City auction. SENT: 210 words, photos, video.




FILM-SUMMER PREVIEW -- Arnold Schwarzenegger's famous line as the Terminator -- "I'll be back" -- could also be the slogan of the summer movie season as Hollywood continues to stretch the lifespan of its franchises. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

FILM-CINEMACON -- CinemaCon, where Hollywood shows off its summer movies to theater owners, kicks off Tuesday in Las Vegas with a presentation on the state of the film industry. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT., photos, video.

NEW ZEALAND-AC/DC PHIL RUDD - AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty in a New Zealand court to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. SENT: 800 words, photos.

TV-STEWART EXIT - Jon Stewart says Aug. 6 will be his last night hosting Comedy Central's "The Daily Show." SENT: 130 words.

BOOKS-TONI MORRISON - Toni Morrison set her novel 'God Help the Child' in a strange, new world: The present. SENT: 800 words, photo.

Updated : 2021-09-22 04:21 GMT+08:00