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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:

HIGHLIGHTING:

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-- GOVERNMENT HACKED (sent; developing)

-- CONGRESS-TRADE (sent; developing)

-- ISLAMIC STATE (sent; developing)

-- ISRAEL-DRUZE (sent; developing)

-- ESCAPED PRISONERS (sent; developing)

-- PLANE CRASH-JAMES HORNER (sent; developing)

-- TAKATA AIR BAGS-CONGRESS (sent; developing)

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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-- MEDICAL MARIJUANA RESEARCH - 5 THINGS (upcoming)

-- JAPAN-SOLAR PLANE (sent; developing)

-- FILM-SUMMER HITS (upcoming)

-- OBIT-PINK FLAMINGO CREATOR (sent; developing)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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-- MEDICAL MARIJUANA RESEARCH - 5 THINGS (upcoming)

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PHOTOS:

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GREECE-CRISIS ON THE WALLS - On Athens' walls, graffiti artists give their take on Greece's financial crisis. SENT: 12 photos, 310 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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ISLAMIC STATE - Syrian Kurdish fighters and their allies on Tuesday captured a town once held by the Islamic State group, inching closer to the main IS stronghold in Syria and the de facto capital of the militants' self-proclaimed caliphate. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

ISRAEL-DRUZE - Dozens of Druze residents of the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights attacked a military ambulance carrying two injured Syrians Monday night, beating one of the Syrians to death on suspicion that they were Islamic militants. The incident displays the spiraling anger inside Israel's Druze community -- which has been pushing for the Israeli government to do more to help Druze Syrians caught up in that country's civil war. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

EUROPE-MIGRANTS - Ships from Norway and Denmark pick up nearly 1,000 migrants from small boats off the coast of Libya in the past 24 hours. SENT: 240 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

BRITAIN-QUEEN'S TRIP - Queen Elizabeth to begin Germany state visit that will include trip to ex-concentration camp. SENT: 310 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

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US

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CHARLESTON SHOOTING - Protesters calling for the removal of a Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds plan to rally at South Carolina's capitol, while lawmakers inside decide whether to heed the governor's call to remove the flag in the wake of a shooting that killed nine black churchgoers. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

CONFEDERATE FLAG-FUTURE - Wal-Mart says it is removing any items from its store shelves and website that feature the Confederate flag as pressure grows on retailers to abandon the sale of Confederate flag-related items in the wake of the South Carolina church shooting. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT.

OBIT-PINK FLAMINGO CREATOR - Don Featherstone, creator of pink plastic lawn flamingo, dies in Massachusetts at 79. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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WASHINGTON

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GOVERNMENT HACKED - The Office of Personnel Management is under fire for allowing its databases to be plundered by cyberspies believed to be working for Chinas, but other departments have significantly worse records, according to Obama administration report to Congress. UPCOMING: 930 words by 2000 GMT, photos. With: GOVERNMENT HACKED-CONGRESS: OPM director testifies before a Senate subcommittee. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. hearing, 500 words by 2000 GMT, photo.

CONGRESS-TRADE - Obama's trade agenda is back before the Senate, with test vote on giving him "fast track" trade authority to negotiate trade agreements. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. vote, 750 words by 2000 GMT, photos.

UNITED STATES-RUSSIA - The U.S. will spread about 250 tanks, armored vehicles and other military equipment across six European nations to help reassure NATO allies facing threats from Russia and terrorist groups, US defense secretary announces. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2000 GMT, photo.

UNITED STATES-CHINA -- US officials open annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the US and China; US plans to scold China over the hack of federal personnel records and its island building in the South China Sea. UPCOMING: Developing from morning session, 650 words by 2000 GMT, photos.

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POLITICS

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PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CLINTON - Focusing on race relations, Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses South Carolina shooting at church meeting near site of Ferguson, Missouri unrest after August death of Michael Brown. SENT: 500 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 1945 GMT speech, 730 words by 2100 GMT, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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TAKATA AIR BAGS-CONGRESS - The Senate takes its turn in questioning U.S. regulators and Takata Corp. executives about the expanding recall of the Japanese company's air bags. Hearing starts at 10 a.m. UPCOMING: 300 words by 1400 GMT, photos. 600 words by 1900 GMT. With TAKATA AIR BAGS-CONGRESS-THE LATEST.

GREECE-BAILOUT - Greece's economic reforms plan includes "harsh" measures the government would not have proposed had it had a choice, a spokesman says. SENT: 780 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

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SCIENCE

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JAPAN-SOLAR PLANE - A solar-powered plane delayed by weather and repair work is ready to resume its around-the-world journey, set to leave central Japan for Hawaii early Wednesday if conditions permit. SENT: 550 words. UPCOMING: Solar plane due to leave at 1730 GMT. from Nagoya's Komaki airport, weather permitting

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HEALTH

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MEDICAL MARIJUANA RESEARCH - 5 THINGS (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1500 GMT) - Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many of the illnesses state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its purported benefits. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1500 GMT, 450 words.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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PLANE CRASH-JAMES HORNER - Plane in deadly California crash belonged to Oscar-winning composer, victim not yet named. SENT: 230 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

FILM-SUMMER HITS - Hollywood's summer was off to a so-so start until a pair of hits -- "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" -- catapulted way past expectations. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1700 GMT, photos.


Updated : 2021-05-10 14:09 GMT+08:00