BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15,ADVISORY

April 11, 2018 - 10:22 am

Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. All times EST.




RYAN (sent, developing)

UNITED STATES-SYRIA (sent, developing)


TRUMP (sent, developing)

TRUMP-MUELLER (sent, developing)

TRUIMP-RUSSIA PROBE (sent, developing)

ALGERIA-PLANE CRASH (sent, developing)




PEOPLE-MARIAH CAREY — Mariah Carey says she's no longer living in isolation after seeking treatment for a bipolar disorder. SENT: 115 words, photos.

ROBBERY SUSPECT-TAYLOR SWIFT — Police: Bank robbery suspect trying to impress Taylor Swift. SENT: 130 words.

MEEK MILL — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft visits rapper Meek Mill in prison. SENT: 130 words.

THAILAND-RUSSIA-SEX GURU — New Thai charges filed against Russian sex guru, woman. SENT: 470 words, photos.

VEVO-SECURITY BREACH — "Despacito", other videos altered by security breach at Vevo. SENT: 110 words, photo.


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





UNITED STATES-SYRIA — Defying Russian warnings against U.S. military strikes in Syria, President Donald Trump said that missiles "will be coming" in response to Syria's suspected chemical attack that killed at least 40 people. Russia counters on Facebook and Twitter, saying "Missiles must fly towards terrorists, not a legitimate government." SENT: 1,100 words, photos. With SYRIA — Syria calls US threats to attack it 'reckless' (sent).

RYAN - Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan will not run for re-election. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. news conference.

TRUMP — President Donald Trump was so incensed by the FBI's raid of his personal attorney's office and hotel room that he's privately pondered firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and publicly mused about ousting special counsel Robert Mueller. SENT: 1000 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faces lawmakers again Wednesday, after batting away often-aggressive questioning from senators who accused him of failing to protect the personal information of millions of Americans from Russians intent on upsetting the U.S. election. SENT: 1100 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 900 words by 4 p.m., photos. With FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL-ZUCKERBERG — On his second day of congressional testimony, Zuckerberg has an opportunity to correct any missteps from the day before, while continuing to hammer home his message that Facebook is fixing itself faster than regulators could do. UPCOMING: 300 words by 10 a.m., photos. Will be updated throughout testimony; FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL-ZUCKERBERG-THE LATEST; GERMANY-FACEBOOK-PRIVACY SCANDAL — Germany's domestic intelligence chief says he wouldn't trust Facebook with his data (sent).

TRUMP-MUELLER — A bipartisan group of four senators is moving to protect special counsel Robert Mueller's job as President Donald Trump publicly muses about firing him. SENT: 670 words. UPCOMING: Developing.With With TRUMP-MUELLER — Senators move to protect Mueller's job; TRUMP'S- FIXER — FBI raids cast spotlight on Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen; TRUMP-FACT CHECK — Visceral rage and a burst of misstatements (all sent).

TRUIMP-RUSSIA PROBE — Federal agents who raided the office of President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, were looking for information about payments to a former Playboy playmate and a porn actress who claim to have had affairs with Trump, two people familiar with the investigation said. SENT: 890 words.

SESSIONS-BORDER — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions will deliver remarks on immigration enforcement Wednesday to Southwest border sheriffs, as the Justice Department moves to enforce a "zero tolerance" policy aimed at people entering the United States illegally for the first time and the Trump administration calls for more National Guard troops to be deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border. SENT: 400 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:30 p.m. remarks. With TRUMP-BORDER — Gradual deployment of U.S. troops to Mexico border underway.




ALGERIA-PLANE CRASH — An Algerian military plane carrying soldiers and their families crashed soon after takeoff Wednesday into a field in northern Algeria, killing 257 people in what appeared to be the North African nation's worst-ever plane crash. SENT: 500 words, graphic. UPCOMING: photos, video. With ALGERIA-PLANE CRASH-THE LATEST.

SOUTH AFRICA-MADIKIZELA-MANDELA MEMORIAL — Several thousand mourners gather at Soweto's Orlando Stadium for the official memorial service for anti-apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. SENT: 640 words, photos.

ISRAEL-HOLOCAUST FIGHTERS — As Israel marks its annual Holocaust memorial day, there are fewer and fewer numbers of those who actively resisted the Nazis during World War II and helped shape Israel's fighting spirit. SENT: 1,050 words, photos. With ISRAEL-WORLD ANTI-SEMITISM — Report: Anti-Semitism rises, but violence against Jews falls.

NKOREA-POLITICS — North Korea's parliament is scheduled to convene amid a series of diplomatic moves by leader Kim Jong Un that could have a major impact on the direction the country takes in the months and possibly years ahead. SENT: 620 words, photos. With CHINA-NKOREA — High-ranking Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea.

MYANMAR-JOURNALISTS — A Myanmar court refuses to dismiss a case against two Reuters journalists after the reporters' lawyers insisted last week that the evidence doesn't support the charges. SENT: 530 words, photos.

NEPAL-EVEREST-RECORD — A Sherpa guide is attempting a record-breaking 22nd successful climb to the summit of Mount Everest. SENT: 750 words, photos.




SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES — An Associated Press review finds the majority of state legislative chambers across the U.S. have no records publicly available of sexual misconduct claims, even where lawmakers have been disciplined or publicly accused of harassment. That's because they say no complaints were made, no tally was tracked or they don't legally have to disclose it. The AP's open-records requests turned up about 70 sexual harassment complaints, a number that is certainly a vast undercount. SENT: 1,070 words, photos. With SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES-ACCOUNTABILITY — Legislatures pressed to produce reports of misconduct; SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES-GLANCE — Sexual misconduct claims taking toll in state legislatures (all sent).

BILL COSBY —Prosecutors are rallying from a blistering defense attack on Bill Cosby's chief accuser with a parade of women who say the comedian drugged and attacked them long before he allegedly assaulted Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. SENT: 765 words, photos, audio, video. Will be updated.

BOSTON-MARATHON-BOMBING-LIVES-AND-LIMBS — In the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, medical science has made promising advances in amputations and artificial limbs, in part because of lessons learned from the victims and research dollars made available as a result of the attack. Some of the 17 people who lost limbs in the April 15, 2013, bombing could, like many other amputees, benefit from these developments, since many are coming to a crossroads in their treatment. SENT: 910 words, photos, video.

CALIFORNIA OFFSHORE OIL-VIOLATIONS — An environmental group says oil and gas companies drilling off Southern California violated state regulations nearly 400 times in the past three years. By Brian Melley. SENT: 660 words, photos.

MISSOURI GOVERNOR-INDICTED — A special legislative committee is expected to issue an investigative report this week related to an extramarital affair that Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens engaged in before his election. SENT: 680 words, photo.

SANCTUARY CITIES — The Trump administration will try to convince a federal appeals court that the president's executive order threatening to cut funding from states and cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities is narrow and legal. SENT: 360 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 12:30 p.m. hearing.

SACRAMENTO-POLICE SHOOTING — Sacramento police have issued their first written policy on when officers can turn off body cameras after two officers muted their microphones following the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in his grandparents' backyard, and promise to release more video footage in a week. SENT: 840 words, photos.

STATE-OF-THE-SOUTH-REPORT — As teachers in multiple states protest for better pay, a new study warns that the fast-growing South region must invest more in public schools and higher education to ensure its homegrown talent shares in its economic prosperity. SENT: 690 words, photo.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL-CONCUSSION LAWSUIT — The Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether the widow of a former University of Notre Dame football player can sue the school and the NCAA over allegations her husband was disabled by concussions from his college career in the 1970s. SENT: 520 words, photo. UPCOMING: Hearing scheduled for 9 a.m.




CHINA-US-XI VS TRUMP — The brewing China-U.S. trade conflict features two leaders — U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping — who've expressed friendship but are equally determined to pursue their nation's interests and their own political agendas. By Christopher Bodeen. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. With — SWITZERLAND US CHINA TRADE — Executive director Arancha González of the International Trade Center, a multilateral agency working with the WTO and the UN, meets with reporters amid tensions between the U.S. and China on tariffs and trade and a debate about the possible knock-on effect. UPCOMING, on merits, timing uncertain.

WORKLIFE-MANAGING UP — As with the U.S. president, managing up at work can be tricky and risky, but the rewards are plentiful. SENT: 1,260 words, photo.

BRITAIN-FOX — European Union investigators raid the London offices of a 21st Century Fox unit amid concerns that some companies have colluded in bidding for the right to broadcast sporting events. SENT: 250 words.

RUSSIA-SANCTIONS — The Russian ruble has again fallen sharply as last week's U.S. sanctions continue to bite and President Donald Trump threatened a missile strike on Syria. SENT: 320 words.




MUSIC-ACMs-LAS VEGAS — Six months after a shooting at a country music festival, the genre's biggest stars are returning to Las Vegas with a purpose beyond just a night to celebrate. Artists say they are looking forward to showing their support for their fans at the Academy of Country Music Awards, being held Sunday. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 650 words, photos.

TV-HBO-WYATT CENAC — Wyatt Cenac's "Problem Areas" is a new entry into late-night television, and the former "Daily Show" contributor takes inspiration from John Oliver in his desire to inform along with being entertaining. By Media Writer David Bauder. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.




THE FINAL DAY — The final day of the NBA season has arrived, with Minnesota and Denver set to play for the last playoff spot. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 990 words, photos.




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