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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.

Among today's coverage highlights as we see them:




-- CHARLESTON SHOOTING (sent; developing)


-- SUPREME COURT (developing)

-- GREECE-BAILOUT (sent; developing)

-- AFGHANISTAN (sent, developing)


--MUSIC-TAYLOR SWIFT-APPLE (sent, developing)





COSBY-DEFAMATION SUIT (sent, developing)


SEARCH EX-WHITE HOUSE CHEF (sent, developing)





CHARLESTON SHOOTING (sent, developing)

AFGHANISTAN (sent, developing)






US OPEN (sent)


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




CHARLESTON SHOOTING A week of funerals lie ahead for victims of the Charleston church massacre that killed nine people, re-opened old racial wounds and evoked memories of past episodes of violence against black churches. SENT: 500 words, photos, videos, audio. Developing.

CHARLESTON SHOOTING-VIOLENT EXTREMISM -- The killings of community leaders inside a black church in South Carolina appear to fit a grim pattern of violence fueled by hateful ideology. UPCOMING.

OBAMA-PODCAST -- Obama in first presidential podcast interview says US not cured of racism, uses racial epithet. SENT; 580 words, photos.

COSBY DEFAMATION SUIT -- Federal judge to hear arguments on Bill Cosby's bid to dismiss defamation suit from three women. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from court hearing scheduled for 1300 GMT.

VANQUISHING THE VANDERBILTS -- The Vanderbilt family has fallen into a public spat with the organization that now owns their spectacular Rhode Island mansion called the Breakers. Even Anderson Cooper has been dragged into the fray. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

COSBY-DEFAMATION SUIT -- A federal judge is set to hear arguments on comedian Bill Cosby's request to have dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing him of decades-old sex crimes. SENT: 370 words, photo. UPDATES from court hearing at 1300 GMT.

JESSE JACKSON JR-PRISON -- Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from a Baltimore halfway house, where he'd been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March. SENT: 300 words, photos.




UNITED STATES-RUSSIA: US defense chief says NATO must stand together in face of Russian aggression, but avoid a new cold war. SENT: 680 words. UPCOMING: Updates from news conference, 690 words by 2000 GMT, photos.




GREECE-BAILOUT -- Markets surge on hopes for a breakthrough at a summit to be held Monday to keep Greece from defaulting and falling out of the currency union. By Lorne Cook and Nathalie Savaricas. SENT: 640 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing. With GREECE-BAILOUT-THE LATEST (sent; updated throughout the day), GREECE-BAILOUT-NEWS GUIDE (sent)

AFGHANISTAN -- A Taliban suicide bomber and seven gunman die in failed assault on parliament in the Afghan capital; the militants do succeed in capturing two districts in the country's north. SENt: 710 words, photos, video.

NKOREA-INSTAGRAM -- Warnings are appearing on Instagram accounts in North Korea that claim access to the popular photo sharing app is being denied. SENT: 700 words, photo.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-GAZA WAR -- A U.N. investigation into the summer's Gaza war accuses Israel and Hamas militants of possible war crimes, providing new ammunition for Palestinians to use against Israel at the International Criminal Court. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: 1,000 word new approach by 2000 GMT.

SOUTH AFRICA-RHINO POACHING Calling rhino horns a renewable resource, rhino breeders and game reserve owners are taking the South African government to court to overturn its ban on the domestic trade of rhino horn. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 1900 GMT.




MARTHA STEWART -ACQUISITION -- Martha Stewart Living is being acquired in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $353 million. SENT: 110 words.

FINANCIAL MARKETS -- Hopes of a breakthrough in Greece's bailout discussions with international creditors helps stock markets surge around the world, particularly in Europe. SENT: 460 words, photos.

GENERAL MILLS-CEREAILS -- General Mills is dropping artificial colors and flavors from its cereals, the latest company to respond to a growing desire for food made with ingredients people see as natural. SENT: 130 words.




CLIMATE HEALTH, HFR -- A panel of doctors and public health experts has a prescription for an Earth with a fever: Give up coal immediately. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2230 GMT.




MUSIC-TAYLOR SWIFT-APPLE -- Apple says it will pay royalties for streaming music after Taylor Swift writes open letter. SENT: 570 words, photo.

SHAKING THEATERS -- Special seats in movie theaters vibrate, sway and rattle to punctuate gunshots and punches in the film, aiming to create an experience you can't duplicate at home. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.

TV-WEATHER CHANNEL-CLIMATE CHANGE -- The Weather Channel is looking beyond cold fronts and summer showers with a project featuring 25 prominent people pushing for action on climate change. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1400 GMT, photos.