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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.

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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

-- IRAQ (sent; developing)

-- CHINA-PORT EXPLOSION (sent; developing)

-- JIMMY CARTER-CANCER (sent; developing)

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT:

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-- POPE'S VISIT-TICKET SCRAMBLE (upcoming)

-- FILM-SUGE KNIGHT (upcoming)

-- KARDASHIAN FATIGUE (upcoming)

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CHUNKY TEXT/ALTERNATIVE FORMATS:

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-- IRAQ ATTACKS-GLANCE (sent)

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PHOTOS:

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PERSID METEOR SHOWER (sent)

FRANCE-MIGRANTS-PHOTO GALLERY - A gallery of images recounting the lives of some of the 3,000 migrants who have gathered in the northern French port city of Calais, most feeding on the hope of sneaking across the English Channel to settle in Britain. SENT: 15 photos, 200 words.

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VIDEO:

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IRAQ EXPLOSION (sent)

CHINA Blast - Raw: Dozens killed in China explosion (sent)

US NC Sex Drug - Drugmaker, women waiting for female sex drug.

US PA GROUNDHOG - Campus police officers rescue unlucky creature with head stuck in tin can. SENT, with 130 words.

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

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WORLD

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IRAQ - A truck bomb kills 67 people and wounds at least 125 at a popular market in Baghdad's main Shiite district, the worst single such attack inside the capital in about a decade. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, lays bare the Iraqi security forces' inability to defend the capital as calls grow for the removal of corrupt officials and cuts in reckless government spending, widely blamed for the weakness of the army and police. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 1,000 by 1900 GMT. With IRAQ-ATTACKS-GLANCE

ISLAMIC STATE - The Islamic State group's radio station says its Egyptian affiliate killed a Croatian hostage, the first word from the extremist group a day after a gruesome image of his beheading circulated online. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

CHINA-PORT-EXPLOSION - Huge, fiery blasts at a warehouse for hazardous chemicals kill at least 50 people and turns nearby buildings into skeletal shells in the Chinese port of Tianjin, raising questions Thursday about whether the materials had been properly stored. SENT: 960 words, photos, graphic. UPCOMING: Developing, seeking details on cause. With CHINA-PORT EXPLOSION-THE LATEST and CHINA-PORT EXPLOSION-BUSINESS - The explosions have disrupted the flow of cars, oil, iron ore and other items through the world's 10th-largest port. SENT.

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WASHINGTON

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POPE'S VISIT-TICKET SCRAMBLE - It's the hottest ticket in Washington, a chance to sit in the upper galleries of the House chamber and hear Pope Francis deliver a historic address to Congress; as with the State of the Union address, lawmakers only get one guest ticket. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2000 GMT, photos.

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US

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JIMMY CARTER-CANCER - Pursuing further details about the former president's medical treatment and the next steps for him. Will also pursue details about his overall health and fitness, especially in recent years. . SENT: 500 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

MINE WASTE LEAK - It will take years, if not decades, and many millions of dollars to clean up the toxic wastewater from a shuttered Colorado mine that unleashed a torrent of heavy metals, experts say. And beyond this mine looms a much larger problem: Some half-million abandoned mines exist across the country and only a small fraction have been cleaned up despite decades of efforts. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2000 GMT, photos, video

FOOD BANKS IN DEMAND - Food banks across the country are seeing surging demand for free groceries despite a growing economy and steadily declining unemployment rate, leading some charities to reduce the amount of food they offer even as they see long lines of people seeking help. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 1700 GMT.

GAY MARRIAGE-KENTUCKY - A Kentucky clerk's office has turned away a gay couple seeking a marriage license, defying a federal judge's order that dismissed her argument involving religious freedom. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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SPORTS

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PGA CHAMPIONSHIP FIVE - The five best starts from players who faded at the PGA Championship, the season's final major. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 870 words, photo.

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POP CULTURE/LIFESTYLES

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ELVIS PRESLEY-AUCTION - More than 170 Elvis artifacts to be sold at auction during Elvis Week at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. SENT: 550 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after evening auction. With ELVIS PRESLEY-STAMP - Presley "Forever" stamp going on sale this week.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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FILM-SUGE KNIGHT -- The film "Straight Outta Compton" isn't just about the rise of gangster rap, it's become a backdrop to a murder case against Death Row Records co-founder Marion "Suge" Knight. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1600 GMT, photos.

KARDASHIAN FATIGUE - Blame it on the bunny. Kylie Jenner's new rabbit and news of its name, Bruce, has pushed some to the point of Kardashian Fatigue, but what would it truly take for the Jenners and Kardashians to fade away for good? MOVED: 920 words, photos


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