2014-06-02 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
-- CAPTURED SOLDIER (sent; developing)
-- OBAMA-GLOBAL WARMING (sent; developing)
-- INDIA-RAPE-ANY CHANGE? (upcoming)
-- SPAIN-KING ABDICATES (sent; developing)
-- SUPREME COURT-CIA LEAK (sent; developing)
-- PALESTINIANS-RECONCILIATION (sent; developing)
-- CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC-THE GIRL IN THE FOREST (sent)
-- MISSING RAINIER CLIMBERS (sent; developing)
-- HEALTHBEAT-COLON CANCER SCREENING (HOLD FOR RELEASE 5 p.m.)
-- NEW ALLERGY TREATMENTS (sent)
-- FIRST LADY-FASHION-WHO PAYS? (sent)
PHOTOS: IRAN-HYDROTHERAPY-PHOTO GALLERY (sent; with text); HEDGEHOGS GO MAINSTREAM (sent; with text and video)
VIDEO: USDDAY_ANNY_WRAP (sent); US_MASS_HEDGEHOG_PETS (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 (all times EDT):
CAPTURED SOLDIER - Those in the government who worked for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom. SENT: 760 words, photos, video, audio. UPCOMING: Developing with more reporting on why it happened now and what may happen next; details TBD.
CAPTURED SOLDIER-FAMILY - Bowe Bergdahl's father says his family is starting on the next step of a long mission: Helping Bergdahl recover from his ordeal. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.
OBAMA-GLOBAL WARMING - The EPA rolls out a plan Monday to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants by 30 percent by 2030, setting the first national limits on the chief gas linked to global warming. SENT: 790 words, photos, audio. UPCOMING: Updates from 1430 GMT announcement by EPA administrator.
--OBAMA-GLOBAL WARMING-GLANCE: A look at the proposed rules. UPCOMING: 200 words by 1900 GMT.
SUPREME COURT - CIA LEAK - The Supreme Court has refused to get involved in the case of a reporter who has been ordered to testify at the trial of a former CIA officer accused of disclosing classified information. SENT: 280 words.
BENGHAZI INVESTIGATORS - Democrats on the House committee that will investigate the attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi have experience from previous congressional investigations of Benghazi. SENT: 1000 words, photos.
SPAIN-KING ABDICATES - Spain's King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to take over, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tells the country in an announcement broadcast nationwide. SENT: 790 words, photos.
EUROPE-ABDICATIONS-Q&A - Questions and answers about abdications. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 1700 GMT.
INDIA-RAPE-ANY CHANGE? - Much has changed in the 18 months since a young woman was brutally gang raped on a New Delhi bus -- harsher laws against rape, increased media focus on sexual violence, new police units dedicated to helping women. But a gang rape last week that left two teenage cousins dead, their corpses hanging from a village mango tree, has revealed the immense gulf that remains in India. In a nation that can at times appear convulsed with outrage over a culture of sexual violence, there are plenty of occasions when it seems little has changed at all. UPCOMING: 840 words by 1500 GMT, photos.
-- INDIA-RAPE-PROTEST -- Police use water cannons to disperse hundreds of women who were protesting against a rise in violence against women in the northern Indian state where two teenagers were gang-raped last week and later found hanging from a tree. SENT: 320 words, photos.
PALESTINIANS-RECONCILIATION - President Mahmoud Abbas swears in a Palestinian unity government, taking a major step toward ending a crippling territorial and political split among the Palestinians but also setting the stage for new friction with Israel. SENT: 1,140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
-- PALESTINIANS-RECONCILIATION-THUMBNAILS. SENT: 430 words.
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC-THE GIRL IN THE FOREST - Girl left in forest among hundreds of children abandoned in C. African Republic war. SENT: 1,600 words, photos.
- ISRAEL-SYRIA - Israel fires back at Syria after mortar shell lands in Golan Heights. SENT: 130 words.
UKRAINE - Ukraine: Several Ukrainians injured in attack on border guard camp in restive east. SENT: 650 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
POLAND-DEMOCRACY HEROES - A study in contrast, Lech Walesa and Adam Michnik were nonetheless the two heroes of Poland's democracy movement. A quarter century later, they share a sense of wonder, plus some disappointment at today's Poland. SENT: 750 words, photos.
CHINA-TIANANMEN-YOUTH - A quarter century after the Communist Party's attack on demonstrations centered on Tiananmen Square, it is little more than a distant tale to young Chinese. SENT: 800 words, photos.
- CHINA-TIANANMEN-DETENTIONS - China detains Australian artist and former protester before 25th anniversary of Tiananmen. SENT: 560 words.
THAILAND-POLITICS - Thailand's main press association says it is gravely concerned that undercover police appear to be posing as journalists after a video circulated showing a man with official press ID arresting an anti-coup protester in the capital. SENT: 300 words, photos.
PORTUGAL-MISSING GIRL -- Police investigating the disappearance of Madeleine McCann cordon off scrubland near the resort where the British girl vanished seven years ago. SENT: 290 words, photos.
FRANCE-BRUSSELS SHOOTING - European authorities struggle to come up with ways to prevent young western jihadis returning from the Syrian battlefields with passports that allow them access to dozens of countries and the capacity to carry out major attacks. SENT: 630 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach of 750 words by 1900 GMT.
INDIA-NEW STATE - Celebrations greet the creation of India's newest state of Telangana out of the division of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. SENT: 170 words, photos.
KOREAS-DRIFTING NORTH KOREANS - South Korea rescues three North Koreans who were drifting at sea and two of them want to stay in the South, officials say. SENT: 230 words.
AUSTRALIA-CHINA - China's contribution of ships and planes to the Indian Ocean search for the missing Malaysian airliner showed the trust and familiarity that has developed between the Chinese and Australian militaries, Australia's defense chief says. SENT: 450 words.
- AUSTRALIA-CHINA - Australian defense boss says Chinese help in search for Malaysian jet shows trust in Australia. SENT: 450 words.
BRITAIN-JIMMY SAVILE - A British children's charity says at least 500 people have reported abuse by the late entertainer Jimmy Savile, with the youngest alleged victim just 2 years old. SENT: 230 words, photo.
JAPAN-COMFORT WOMEN - Five former victims of Japan's wartime sex slavery and their supporters submit hundreds of official documents to the government, demanding that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe acknowledge Japan's past atrocity and formally apologize. SENT: 130 words, photos.
INQUIRER OWNER-PLANE CRASH - A witness account of the crash that killed all seven people aboard, including Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz, provided some of the first clues as investigators began piecing together what went wrong SENT: 500 words, photos.
MISSING RAINIER CLIMBERS - When climbers perish on Washington state's iconic Mount Rainier their bodies often remain on the mountain, underscoring the hazards of the Cascades peak that thousands attempt to summit each year. SENT: 670 words, photos, video.
BOSTON MARATHON-SUSPECT'S FRIENDS - A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsaranev is expected to testify Monday during a hearing on a defense request to suppress statements he allegedly made to federal agents. UPCOMING: 400 words by 1600 GMT.
PITTSBURGH ZOO-CHILD DEATH - The parents of a 2-year-old boy who was mauled to death after falling into a wild African dogs exhibit have settled their lawsuit against the Pittsburgh zoo. SENT: 130 words.
MILWAUKEE-ARCHDIOCESE-BANKRUPTCY - A lawsuit tied to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's bankruptcy will go before the federal appeals court in Chicago on Monday, with judges hearing arguments in a case that experts say could make millions of dollars held in trust available to victims of clergy sexual abuse and impact other cases involving gay marriage, health care and religion. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
CASEY KASEM - Casey Kasem taken to medical facility or hospital in Washington state, daughter's rep says. SENT: 170 words, photo.
HEALTHBEAT-COLON CANCER SCREENING, HFR: How old is too old for a colonoscopy? New research looks at screenings for the elderly. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2100 GMT..
NEW ALLERGY TREATMENTS - Now patients can try new once-a-day tablets that dissolve quickly under the tongue and steadily raise tolerance to grass or ragweed pollen, much like the shots without the needle. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.
CANCER-IMMUNOTHERAPY - Doctors are reporting their first success using immune therapy against cervical cancer, a disease caused by the virus HPV. SENT: 360 words.
FEMME FATALE HURRICANES (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 3 p.m.) People tend to be more scared of hurricanes with more masculine names than those with feminine ones, a new psychology study finds. And that may not be good because the same study says female named storms have been more deadly lately. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 3 p.m., 300 words.
APPLE - Apple holds its annual developers conference in San Francisco, during which it is expected to provide its plans to help manage people's health, finances and homes. UPCOMING: Developing from 1700 GMT. event, photos, video.
MALAYSIA-CADBURY - Cadbury chocolates sold in Malaysia have been cleared of containing pork, the country's top Islamic body says in a statement that should lessen calls for a boycott of the British confectionary company after earlier tests suggested two types of chocolate bars contained pig DNA. SENT: 470 words, photos.
SKOREA-SAMSUNG-TIZEN - Samsung Electronics Co. says it will begin selling a smartphone that runs on its Tizen operating system in the third quarter of this year, advancing the company's plans to reduce dependence on Google's Android software. SENT: 280 words.
BRAZIL-MANAGING MANAUS - Despite Manaus' location in the heart of the rainforest, the ills most likely to affect the 52,000 or so foreigners expected for the World Cup are disappointingly mundane. SENT: 900 words, photos, interactive.
- BRAZIL-MANAGING MANAUS-FOOD-GLANCE - At look at dining options for World Cup visitors to the Brazilian city of Manaus. SENT: 430 words, photo.
- BRAZIL-MANAGING MANAUS-SHOPPING-GLANCE - A shopping guide for visitors heading to Manaus in Brazil's Amazon. SENT: 370 words, photo.
FIRST LADY FASHION-WHO PAYS? - Michelle Obama's wardrobe still is the subject of endless public fascination and one long-simmering question: Who pays for those incredible outfits? SENT: 1400 words, photos.
--FIRST LADY FASHION-SEVEN STRATEGIES - Seven frugal do's and don'ts that first ladies have tried over the years. SENT: 700 words, photos. (Also moved in advance.)
HEDGEHOGS GO MAINSTREAM - Hedgehogs are steadily growing in popularity across the United States, despite laws in at least six states banning or restricting them as pets. SENT: 470 words, photos, video.
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
PEOPLE-CHRIS BROWN - Brown was released early Monday from a Los Angeles County jail, authorities said. SENT: 370 words, photos.
BRITAIN-MONTY PYTHON - Everybody expects the Spanish Inquisition. Next month the members of Monty Python reunite onstage for the first time in more than 30 years -- and, they say, the last time ever. SENT: 800 words, photos.
JAMAICA-LITERARY CARIBBEAN - It's the Calabash International Literary Festival - Jamaica's spirited take on the world of literary gatherings, and it's getting bigger at each staging. SENT: 650 words, photos.
FASHION-CFDA AWARDS - Rihanna is the big name at the annual CFDA fashion awards, where the singer is being honored for her style. UPCOMING: 300 words by 0000 GMT., photos; 600 words by 11 p.m. Awards begin at 2330 GMT.
MUSIC-LUCY HALE -- Lucy Hale's fans may be clamoring to know whom she's singing about in her upbeat "Kiss Me" or her breakup anthem "Goodbye Gone," but the 24-year-old actress is not spilling all her secrets in her debut album. SENT: 400 words, photos.
IRAN-HYDROTHERAPY-PHOTO GALLERY - A gallery of images from AP photographer Ebrahim Noroozi of the hot springs at Sarein in Iran. SENT: 150 words, photos.
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