2013-09-27 11:01 PM
Good morning! 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 at 1445 GMT:
-- KENYA coverage (sent; developing)
-- BUDGET BATTLE (sent; developing)
-- COLORADO FLOODS-IMMIGRANTS (upcoming)
-- ARMY-PAYING DESERTERS (upcoming)
-- INDONESIA-MISS WORLD DRAMA (sent)
-- SUPER RECOGNIZERS (sent)
-- CUBA-ATHLETES OVERSEAS (sent; developing)
PHOTOS: KENYA (sent) ; BRAZIL-TIGER FAMILY (sent; with text); APPLE LAB (sent; with text and video)
VIDEO: KENYA (sent; first images of Westgate destruction); APPLE LAB (sent; with text and photos)
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:
KENYA - MALL ATTACK - Kenya's military caused the massive collapse of three floors of Nairobi's Westgate Mall during the terrorist siege in which at least 67 people died, a top-ranking government official told the AP. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
KENYATTA PROFILE - A profile of Kenya's president. UPCOMING: 800 words by 1700 GMT.
SYRIA DIPLOMACY - The inspectors responsible for tracking down Syria's chemical arms stockpile and verifying its destruction plan to start work in Syria by Tuesday. They will face their tightest deadlines ever and work right in the heart of a war zone, according to a draft decision obtained Friday by the AP. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
SYRIA -- A car bomb explodes near a mosque in a town north of Damascus, killing at least 30 people and underscoring fears of the rising influence of Islamic extremists among the rebel ranks. SENT: 170 words. UPCOMING: 650 words by 1800 GMT., photos.
UNITED NATIONS-IRAN - The U.S. and its international partners emerged from a meeting with Iran declaring that a "window of opportunity has opened" to peacefully settle their nuclear standoff. SENT: 1,280 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updating from 1500 GMT Rouhani newser; then 1,000 words by 2000 GMT.
SUDAN -- Sudanese security forces opened fire on a demonstration in the capital as thousands of protesters take to the streets, some chanting for the ouster of the longtime president. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2000 GMT, photos.
INDIA-BUILDING-COLLAPSE - A residential building collapsed, killing at least three. At least 25 people were rescued. Hundreds of onlookers cheered and chanted "baby, baby" as rescuers pulled a small girl alive from the rubble 11 hours after the collapse. SENT: 300 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
INDONESIA-BOAT SINKS - Officials say a boat carrying dozens of asylum seekers has sunk off the coast of Indonesia, killing at least 21 people. SENT: 220 words.
AUSTRALIA-INDONESIA - A furor over Australia's contentious policy of turning asylum seeker boats back to Indonesia erupts ahead of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's first visit as Australian leader to its important neighbor. SENT: 510 words, photos.
CHINA-AFGHANISTAN - Karzai meets with Chinese leaders amid security threats that have stymied a massive copper mine development by a Chinese consortium. SENT: 780 words
GUINEA ELECTIONS - Anxiety is rising in Guinea's capital as the nation awaits hotly contested legislative elections this weekend that many fear will descend into violence. SENT: 110 words.
SUPER RECOGNIZERS - Paul Hyland almost never forgets a face. He's a "super recognizer," and that's giving an unusual kind of help to his employer: Scotland Yard. SENT: 1,250 words, photos.
BRAZIL-TIGER FAMILY - Dan slurped desperately on his pink nursing bottle and spilled milk all over the place, while his brother Tom patiently waited to take a swim in the family pool. It would be a typical family scene if not for the fact that Dan and Tom tip the scales at 700 pounds, have claws that could slice a man in two and were raised along with seven other tigers sleeping in the beds of Ary Borges' three daughters. SENT: 690 words, photos.
BRITAIN-COAT OF ARMS - Some couples buy matching outfits. Royal couples get matching heraldry. SENT: 100 words.
BUDGET BATTLE - Senate set to OK bill averting government shutdown, but duel with House will extend to weekend. SENT: 700 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated with Senate votes beginning around 1630 GMT, then 700 words by 2000 GMT.
THE CLINTONS - The annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative has offered a vivid look at the past, present and future of one of America's most dominant political families. SENT: 700 words, photos.
COLORADO FLOODING-IMMIGRANTS - Immigrants living in the country illegally didn't have flood insurance, and won't get any federal aid unless their children are U.S. citizens. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1800 GMT, photos.
EXECUTION DRUG - The potential use of propofol in a Missouri execution next month is raising concerns that the anti-death penalty European Union could limit export, endangering the supply of the vital anesthetic to thousands of hospitals and clinics across the U.S UPCOMING: 750 words by 2100 GMT. , photo.
DEA AGENT-DEATH PLOT -Two former American soldiers and a German ex-soldier have been arrested in New York and charged with plotting to kill a U.S. drug enforcement agent. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
BOISE-EMERGENCY LANDING - A Boise hospital says the stricken captain of a United Airlines flight that made an emergency landing has died. SENT: 110 words.
CLIMATE CHANGE - Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, according to a new report by an international scientific group. SENT: 700 words, photo.
CLIMATE CHANGE-GLANCE - SENT; 230 words.
RED KNOT-ENDANGERED SPECIES - APNewsBreak: A little shorebird called the red knot is closer to getting federal protection. SENT: 120 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
APPLE LAB - Apples to apples: Cornell University's NY research orchard devoted to breeding fruits that are tasty, hardy. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.
AUTOS-NEW SAFETY TEST - Only seven of 74 midsize vehicles earn the top rating in a new insurance industry test of high-tech safety features designed to prevent front-end collisions. SENT: 320 words.
SHUTDOWN-MARKET REACTION - The government shuts down. The economy unravels. Stocks plunge. That may be Wall Street's worst fear, but history shows it's overblown. There have been 17 federal government shutdowns since 1976. These have ranged in length from one to 21 days. None have caused a catastrophic meltdown of the stock market. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2200 GMT.
JAPAN-NUCLEAR - Tokyo Electric Power Co. requests that safety inspections be carried out to allow it to restart two nuclear reactors, despite concerns over how it has handled the catastrophe at the Fukushima plant. SENT: 540 words, photos.
CUBA-ATHLETES OVERSEAS - Cuba announced Friday that island athletes will be allowed to sign contracts to compete in foreign leagues, a shift from decades of policy that held professional sports to be anathema to socialist ideals. But will baseball players be allowed to sign with MLB? Still many obstacles on both sides, including the US Treasury, which wouldn't allow players to send money back to Cuba. SENT: 280 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; details TBD. With glance on five top Cuban athletes.
POP CULTURE / LIFESTYLES
TOMORROWWORLD - Organizers of the electronic dance music festival TomorrowWorld are taking extra precautions after two drug-related deaths occurred at a similar festival this summer. SENT: 510 words, photos.
INDONESIA-MISS WORLD DRAMA - Most would expect a little backstage drama when dealing with beauty queens from 131 countries all vying for the coveted Miss World crown and sash. This year is different. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.
JON HAMM - He says he's "fine" despite an upcoming procedure to remove a polyp on his vocal cord. SENT: 380 words, photo.
ICELAND-HOLLYWOOD'S DARLING - It has doubled as an alien planet, a Himalayan peak and even the snow-filled fantasy world of the Game of Thrones. Hollywood is providing the remote North Atlantic island much needed revenue and jobs. SENT: 550 words, photos.