BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15,ADVISORY

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.




Among today’s coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. EST:

— TRUMP (sent; developing)



— ELECTION-PROTESTS (sent; may develop)

— FRANCE-AFTER THE ATTACKS (sent; may develop)

— SYRIA (sent; developing)






— TUSKEGEE AIRMEN-MEDALS (sent; developing)

— SOUTHERN WILDFIRES (sent; developing)


— ZIMMERMAN-BAR INCIDENT (sent; developing)



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




TRUMP – A look at the leading candidates for White House chief of staff and other developments for President-elect Donald Trump. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m.

TRUMP-INFRASTRUCTURE – Trump said he would repair and rebuild the nation’s roads, bridges, airports and ports, but the path to delivering on that promise is full of potholes. When Obama tried to do it, a Republican Congress fought him at almost every turn, and Trump would have to contend with his party’s entrenched dislike for government spending and higher taxes to pay the $1 trillion tab for his proposals. UPCOMING: 850 words, photo by 2 p.m.

UN-CLIMATE TALKS-TRUMP – Trump’s election The election of Trump as U.S. president has complicated an international effort launched by Hillary Clinton seven years ago to raise $100 billion annually to help poor countries to deal with global warming. UPCOMING.

TRUMP-FRAYED FAMILIES – Mothers and sons, sisters and brothers, friends unfriended — it’s been tough for some on opposing sides who must now figure out the way forward. UPCOMING: 560 words.

OBAMA-VETERANS DAY – The president participates in wreath laying at Arlington 11:15 a.m.

ELECTION PROTESTS – Another night of nationwide protests against Trump’s election comes to a head in Portland, Oregon, where thousands march and some smash store windows, light firecrackers and start a dumpster fire in what police declare a riot. SENT: 680 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developments uncertain.




SYRIA – The Russian military said Friday its officers have found evidence of chemical weapons use by Syrian militants in the northern area of Aleppo where government forces are trying to regain control of areas they recently lost to insurgents. SENT: 880 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

IRAQ – Iraqi troops inched ahead in their battle to retake the northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State group on Friday, as the U.N. revealed fresh evidence that the extremists have used chemical weapons. SENT: 460 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ANTARCTICA-JOHN KERRY – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry becomes the highest-ranking American official to visit Antarctica when he lands for a two-day trip during which he’ll hear from scientists about the impact of climate change on the frozen continent. SENT: 360 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN – Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan is attacked when a suicide car bomber rams the compound, killing six people and wounding more than 120, Afghan police and the German foreign minister say. SENT: 430 words, photos.

FRANCE-AFTER THE ATTACKS – Survivors of France’s deadliest extremist attacks recall the blood, the screams and the anguish of Nov. 13, 2015. One year later, they are trying to look to the future, but they will never forget. SENT: 920 words, photos.

IRAN-US-TOURISM – A U.S. luxury tour company is offering a new destination that’s sure to raise eyebrows: Iran. SENT: 810 words, photos.




SOUTHERN WILDFIRES – Many of the wildfires burning across the tinder-dry South may have been set by a firebug. Authorities already have made arson arrests in Kentucky and Tennessee, and officials are investigating arson as a possible cause in several other fires across the region. SENT: 800 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA-BODY CAM – Images recorded by the body cameras of police responding to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando show officers clearing entrances and going into the building where gunman Omar Mateen had barricaded himself in a bathroom. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

TUSKEGEE AIRMEN-MEDALS — Five Tuskegee Airmen will be honored with Congressional Gold Medals in upstate New York; two of them survive and will attend. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates from 11:30 a.m. ceremony, then 450 words by 3 p.m., photos.

CINCINNATI POLICE SHOOTINGS — Jurors enter third day of deliberations in case of white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black motorist. SENT: 340 words, photos. UPCOMING: Deliberations resumed at 8 a.m.; developing.

AIRCRAFT CARRIER-NEXT GENERATION – The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as “4½ acres of sovereign U.S. territory.” UPCOMING: 400 words, photos, interactive.

ZIMMERMAN-BAR INCIDENT – Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy ordered George Zimmerman to leave a central Florida bar after Zimmerman accused a black customer of hitting him and used a racial slur. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing.




FACEBOOK-MISINFORMATION – Misinformation spreads on Facebook just as information does, shared by users, recommended by software. What sort of editorial responsibility does Facebook have to weed out lies, propaganda and other unseemly stuff, while avoiding being called a censor? UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m., photos.




RETAILERS-CONSUMER MINDSET — Results from Macy’s, J.C. Penney and Kohl’s are expected to reveal how shoppers have been feeling as the contentious presidential election neared its end and they look ahead to the holiday season that is crucial for retailers. UPCOMING: 800 words by 3 p.m., photos. Incorporates EARNS-JC PENNEY.




TV-MICHELLE DOCKERY-GOOD BEHAVIOR -“Good Behavior” is filled with bad behavior. This new TNT drama series stars Michelle Dockery as a con artist and petty thief. UPCOMING: 700 words by 10 a.m., photos.

OSCARS-GOVERNORS AWARDS-WISEMAN – Documentarian Fred Wiseman shares stories from his career as he prepares to accept an honorary Academy Award. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Eds: Last in a daily series profiling the four recipients of Saturday night’s Governors Awards, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.




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