BC-AP News Coverage Advisory
Associated Press
2014-08-19 11:01 PM

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:

-- POLICE SHOOTING-MISSOURI (sent; developing)


-- SCHOOL DISCIPLINE (sent; developing)

-- ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS (sent; developing)

-- UKRAINE (sent; developing)

-- NO FLY LIST (upcoming)

-- CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES (sent; developing)

-- SCHOOL SHOOTING PLAN (sent; developing)

-- OBIT-PARDO (sent)



PHOTOS: POLICE SHOOTING-MISSOURI (sent; developing; with text and video); STILL WORKING AT 101 (sent; with text)


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:


POLICE SHOOTING-MISSOURI - Reporting on various angles related to the events of the shooting, and exploring the question of just how to get the protests to stop. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video, interactive. UPCOMING: Developing. With: Q&A on possible charges (upcoming) and updating the Timeline pieces sent previously.

POLICE SHOOTING-MISSOURI-POLICE MISTRUST - The shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson has magnified the distrust that can exist between police and some minority communities. SENT: 900 words, photos.

OBAMA - As Obama pleads for calm and understanding in Ferguson, he's struggling to determine what role the nation's first black president can play in defusing a crisis that has laid bare the profound sense of injustice felt by African-Americans across the country. SENT: 820 words, photo.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - The Israeli military says it has carried out a series of airstrikes across the Gaza Strip in response to renewed rocket fire. There was no immediate word on casualties from the strikes. In a statement Tuesday, the military accused Palestinian militants of violating a cease-fire. SENT: 780 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

IRAQ - Skirmishes broke out Tuesday between Iraqi security forces and militants on the outskirts of Tikrit, a local official and a resident said, a day after the Iraqi and Kurdish troops backed by U.S. airstrikes dislodged Islamic militants from a strategic dam in the country's north. SENT: 600 words, photos.

UKRAINE - The Ukrainian government has captured most of a town near Donetsk, tightening the noose around the key rebel-held stronghold, officials said. Meanwhile, the Kremlin says President Vladimir Putin will meet with his Ukrainian counterpart at an Aug. 26 meeting in Minsk, Belarus. SENT: 630 words, photo.

NO FLY LIST - The Obama administration plans to make changes to the way travelers petition to be removed from a list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel, the government says in a court filing. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2100 GMT.

SYRIA-ISLAMIC STATE - As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria. SENT: 920 words, photo.

SYRIA-AIRCRAFT THREATS - Report: Portable anti-aircraft weapons used by armed groups in Syria pose aviation threat. SENT: 830 words, photos.

EBOLA - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December 2013, the World Health Organization said. SENT: 500 words, photos.

POPE'S RELATIVES KILLED - Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said. SENT: 200 words

SOMALIA-TV BOOM - The TV business is booming in Somalia, in part because of fears by people of gathering in public places where they might be targeted by Islamic militants. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1700 GMT., photos.

PISTORIUS BROTHER-CAR CRASH - Oscar Pistorius' brother is recovering and has been discharged from a hospital intensive care unit after suffering internal injuries in a car crash. SENT: 350 words, photos.

PAKISTAN - Thousands of protesters demanding Pakistan's prime minister step down prepared Tuesday to march on parliament in the capital, as authorities beefed up security to prevent possible violence. SENT: 540 words, photos.

TURKEY-KURDS - Backed by military helicopters and armored vehicles, Turkish troops clashed with Kurdish protesters trying to block the removal of a statue of a Kurdish rebel fighter on Tuesday, in violence that killed one person and injured two, officials and media reports said. SENT: 280 words.

CHINA-TIBET-VIOLENCE - Two people have died in a Tibetan region of southwestern China after they were injured by police gunfire while protesting the detention of a local leader, overseas Tibetan rights groups say. SENT: 270 words.

CHINA -XINJIANG VIOLENCE - An overseas Uighur rights organization has protested the Chinese government's use of drones in a security crackdown in the ethnic group's home region of Xinjiang, saying it would intensify tensions that have left dozens of people dead this year. SENT: 340 words.

SAFRICA-JOURNALIST'S REMAINS - South Africa is repatriating the remains of a black anti-apartheid journalist who died in the United States in 1965 and was buried there until his recent exhumation. SENT: 380 words.

JAPAN-MILITARY - Japan's military showcases its ability to defend remote islands. SENT: 430 words, photos.

INDONESIA-US WOMAN DEAD - The body of an American woman whose murder resulted in the arrests of her daughter and the daughter's boyfriend is to be flown back to the United States on Wednesday, officials say. SENT: 130 words.

AUSTRALIA-CHINA - A larger-than-life Australian mining magnate turned lawmaker, Clive Palmer, is widely accused of threatening Australia's relationship with its biggest trading partner through an extraordinary tirade against China. SENT: 620 words.

MALAYSIA-UKRAINE-PLANE - Remains of Malaysian victims of jetliner shot down over Ukraine to be returned home this week. SENT: 350 words.

JAPAN-NKOREA-HITTING THE MATS - Life after 'The Worm': In shadow of Rodman, ex-NFL player on marquee for Pyongyang fight night. SENT: 850 words, photos.

CUBA-VOTING NO - Yet another revolutionary tradition has been broken in Cuba: A lawmaker voted "no" in parliament. And it wasn't just any lawmaker: Mariela Castro, the daughter of President Raul Castro. SENT: 690 words, photos.

BRITAIN-TALKING STATUES - Calling all London tourists: Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes and Queen Victoria want a word with you. SENT: 300 words, photos.

TEXAS GOVERNOR-INDICTMENT - Criminal charges usually cripple or kill the future ambitions of an American politician. But that's far from certain with Rick Perry, the Republican governor of Texas and a potential presidential candidate in 2016. SENT: 880 words, photo.

US--SCHOOL DISCIPLINE - Students at Los Angeles schools will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses, officials will announce Tuesday, in the latest rollback to tough discipline policies across the U.S. that critics say are miring too many young minorities in the criminal justice system. SENT: 770 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES - Authorities have sent evacuation orders to some 13,000 phone numbers as an out-of-control wildfire bears down on a foothill community near Yosemite National Park in Central California. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

HATE CRIME ASSAULT - Police have arrested a 55-year-old New York man on charges he called a Sikh man a terrorist and mowed him down with his pickup truck. SENT: 130 words.

STILL WORKING AT 101 - New Jersey man celebrates 101st birthday by going to same job he's worked for 73 years. SENT: 130 words, photos.


OBIT-PARDO - Don Pardo, 'Saturday Night Live' announcer whose voice was part of cultural fabric, dies at 96. SENT: 990 words, photos.

SMITHSONIAN-GAY RIGHTS HISTORY - The National Museum of American History is acquiring several pieces of history from the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, including items from the TV show "Will and Grace." SENT: 500 words, photos.

CHINA-JACKIE CHAN - The actor-son of Hong Kong action superstar Jackie Chan has been detained in Beijing on drug-related charges. SENT: 650 words, photos.

GERMANY-LOOTED-ART - Investigators say they have determined a second painting that was part of a massive trove of art found in the Munich apartment of late collector Cornelius Gurlitt was stolen by the Nazis from its Jewish owner. SENT: 130 words.

MUSIC-MOTLEY CRUE - Vince Neil and Nikki Sixx have spent so much time hanging out with country artists for a Motley Crue tribute album, they already know how to write the classic country song. UPCOMING: 450 words by 1500 GMT, photos.

FACTORY MAN-AUTHOR Q&A - Much of U.S. manufacturing has been decimated in the past decade by less expensive imports from China, but it didn't necessarily have to be that way, according to a compelling new book by journalist Beth Macy. SENT: 600 words, photos.

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