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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.

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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Among today's coverage highlights as we see them:

-- ROHINGYA-BOAT PEOPLE (sent; developing tonight)

-- JIHAD'S LEGIONNAIRES (upcoming tonight)

-- ISLAMIC STATE (sent; developing)

-- OBAMA (talking about climate change) (upcoming)

-- CHEAP OIL-HELPING OR HURTING ECONOMY? (upcoming)

-- LETTERMAN-LAST SHOW (upcoming late tonight/early Thursday)

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT:

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-- ONE WORLD TRADE-OBSERVATORY (upcoming)

-- JOHN WAYNE MUSEUM (upcoming)

-- ANCIENT TOOLS (upcoming)

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PHOTOS:

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PERU-SEA THERAPY-PHOTO GALLERY - Peruvians seek relief from arthritis, other ills with sea therapy on Pacific coast. SENT: 20 photos, 400 words.

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VIDEO:

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US JOHN GLENN - John Glenn, 93, says schools should teach evolution, ruminates on suspended astronaut career. SENT, with photos and 630 words.

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Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today (all times GMT):

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WORLD

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ROHINGYA-BOAT PEOPLE - In a major diplomatic breakthrough that could ease Southeast Asia's migrant crisis, Indonesia and Malaysia offered Wednesday to temporarily take in thousands of people who have been stranded at sea but appealed for international help, saying the crisis is a global, not regional, problem. SENT: 1,080 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. With ROHINGYA-BOAT PEOPLE-THE LATEST (sent).

JIHAD'S LEGIONNAIRES - Between 16,000 and 17,000 men and a small number of women from more than 90 countries have streamed to Syria and Iraq to wage Muslim holy war for the Islamic State, summoned by the group's leader to fight, but also to work as administrators, doctors, judges, engineers and scholars, and to marry, put down roots and start families. They range from battle-hardened Bosnians and Chechens to religious zealots, untested in combat but eager to die for their faith. SENT: 1,000 words in advance for 1300 GMT, photos, video, interactive. With six brief profiles of foreign jihadis.

ISLAMIC STATE- Islamic State militants seized parts of the ancient town of Palmyra in central Syria on Wednesday after fierce clashes with government troops, renewing fears the extremist group would destroy the priceless archaeological site if it reaches the ruins. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; planning more file photos of the ruins, other details.

ITALY-TUNISIA-ATTACK - Italian police arrest a Moroccan man on a Tunisian arrest warrant accusing him of helping organize and execute the March 18 attack on Tunisia's Bardo museum that left 22 people dead, authorities say. SENT: 230 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS Israel's prime minister scraps a plan to force Palestinian laborers to ride on segregated buses in the West Bank, marking an inauspicious start for his new hardline administration. The decision illustrates the difficulties the pro-settler government could face in the coming months as it tries to advance its agenda in the face of heavy international opposition. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

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WASHINGTON

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OBAMA - Obama frames global warming as national security threat that jeopardizes US forces' readiness, a point he'll emphasize to graduating Coast Guard cadets. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 11:35 a.m. remarks, 650 words by 1800 GMT, photos.

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US

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WACO SHOOTING - Claims surface that many of the approximately 170 arrested in the wake of a shooting that left nine dead at a biker meeting had nothing to do with the violence. SENT: 500 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: New version with developments by 1700 GMT.

CALIFORNIA OIL SPILL - A broken onshore pipeline spews oil down a storm drain and into the Pacific Ocean, creating a slick across a scenic stretch of central California coastline where an oil spill more than four decades ago helped spawn the modern environmental movement. SENT: 460 words, photo, video. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2000 GMT.

BERMUDA-US-CRUISE RUN AGROUND - Experts inspect cruise ship freed from reef off Bermuda; passengers disembark. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

ONE WORLD TRADE-OBSERVATORY - On a clear day, you can "see forever" from the new World Trade Center observatory, with a view that stretches 80 kilometers. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT, photos, video.

JOHN WAYNE MUSEUM - Actor John Wayne only lived in the rural Iowa town of Winterset, Iowa, briefly as a young boy before heading to California, but locals hope a new museum - in addition to a longstanding tour of his boyhood home - will keep fans coming. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1900 GMT, photos.

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SCIENCE

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ANCIENT TOOLS (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1700 GMT.) - By taking a wrong turn in a dry riverbed in Kenya, scientists discovered a trove of stone tools far older than any ever found before. Nobody knows who made them - or why. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1700 GMT, 800 words, photos.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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BANK SETTLEMENTS - Four big banks will pay $2.5 billion in fines and plead guilty to criminally manipulating the global currency markets going back to 2007. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

CHEAP OIL-HELPING OR HURTING ECONOMY? - If there was one thing about cheaper oil that the experts seemed to agree on, it was this: Falling energy prices would be a net positive for the economy -- turbocharging consumer spending, accelerating growth and offsetting any damage caused by cutbacks in the oil patch. It hasn't exactly turned out that way -- so far. UPCOMING: 880 words by 1600 GMT.

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POP CULTURE/LIFESTYLES

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PETS-SEIZURE DOGS - Some nonprofits say too few animals are being trained for kids with epilepsy, autism and other disabilities. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.


Updated : 2021-09-21 20:39 GMT+08:00