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.

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HIGHLIGHTING:

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

-- TRUMP (sent; developing)

-- TRUMP-HEALTH SECRETARY (sent; developing)

-- TRUMP-BUDGET CHIEF (sent; developing)

-- BRITAIN-BREXIT LAWSUIT (sent; developing)

-- ITALY-AVALANCHE (sent; developing)

-- SYRIA (sent; developing)

-- CANCER DEATHS DISPARITIES (upcoming)

-- TECH DIVERSITY-SLOW CRAWL (upcoming)

-- OSCAR NOMINATIONS (sent; developing)

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT:

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-- TRUMP-GLOSSARY (sent; may develop)

-- SEVERE WEATHER (sent; developing)

-- SNOW-COLLAPSING BUILDINGS (upcoming)

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

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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TRUMP - Trump signs more executive orders after hosting a breakfast with auto executives. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9 a.m. meeting, 11 a.m. signings. UPCOMING: 850 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-HEALTH SECRETARY - A second Senate committee interrogates Rep. Tom Price, Trump's pick for health secretary. He's backed by Republicans but under fire from Democrats for his support for tearing down Obama's health care overhaul and his past stock trades. SENT: 780 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-BUDGET CHIEF - Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a tea partyer determined to slash government spending, faces questions on the Trump budget and his own failure to pay $15,000 in taxes to a household employee. SENT: 600 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. hearing, 700 words by 4 p.m., photos.

BUDGET - The nonpartisan analysts for Congress release the latest numbers on the deficit and government spending, figures that will help shape how Trump decides on his first budget. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. report, 500 words by 1 p.m.

DEMOCRATS-INFRASTRUCTURE - Senate Democrats will offer a proposal Tuesday to spend $1 trillion on transportation and other infrastructure projects over 10 years in an attempt to engage Trump on an issue where they hope to find common ground. Details of the plan provided to The Associated Press include $200 billion for a "vital infrastructure fund" to pay for projects of national significance. SENT: 560 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

TRUMP-ISLAMIC STATE - Trump has asked the Pentagon to review its campaign for fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Trump has already signaled changes he'd consider, including coordinating with Russia on airstrikes. He's also suggested seizing Iraq's oil fields. UPCOMING.

TRUMP-GLOSSARY — Emoluments, executive orders, a border tax, TPP and much more. A glossary on terms in play during Donald Trump's first week in office. SENT: 1000 words, photos. UPCOMING: May develop.

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WORLD

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BRITAIN-BREXIT LAWSUIT -Britain's government must get parliamentary approval before starting the process of leaving the European Union, the Supreme Court rules, potentially delaying Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to trigger negotiations by the end of March. SENT: 830 words, photo, video. UPCOMING: Developing. With BRITAIN-BREXIT LAWSUIT-GLANCE (sent)

ITALY-AVALANCHE - An official says a helicopter ferrying an injured skier off the slopes has crashed in central Italy with at least six people aboard, another tragedy to hit a region slammed by recent earthquakes, heavy snowfall and an avalanche. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

SYRIA -The U.N. envoy for Syria presses on with efforts to shore up a shaky cease-fire between the Damascus government and its allies and rebel factions, as he shuttles between delegates from the two sides on the second day of peace talks in Kazakhstan. SENT: 510 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS - Israel said Tuesday it approved 2,500 new settler homes in the West Bank, signaling a major ramp-up of construction just days after the swearing-in of U.S. President Donald Trump, whose election has emboldened the settlement movement. SENT: 540 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

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US

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SEVERE WEATHER - Survivors of deadly storms that swept southern Georgia are giving harrowing accounts of witnessing death and destruction. SENT: 830 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing. With STRONG STORMS - Strong January storms stir destruction from coast-to-coast.

SNOW-COLLAPSING BUILDINGS — For buildings in parts of the snow-covered West, it has become a winter where the weak do not survive. An unusual combination of greater snowfall at lower elevations and prolonged cold temperatures have allowed the snow to accumulate without melting. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 6 p.m.

MINNESOTA GOVERNOR-HEALTH - Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's top staffer says he is OK and plans to return to work Tuesday after he collapsed during his State of the State speech. SENT: 710 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

PROPHET CARTOON CONTEST-SENTENCING - An Arizona man convicted of helping to plot an attack at a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest in Texas is set to be sentenced. UPCOMING: Developing from 3:30 p.m. sentencing, with file photo.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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CANCER DEATH DISPARITIES (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m.) - Despite a substantial overall decline in US cancer deaths since 1980, the opposite trend is happening deep in Appalachia, western Alaska and other pockets of the country, a new analysis found. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 11 a.m., 700 words.

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TECH

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TECH DIVERSITY-SLOW CRAWL - Despite widely touted efforts, the tech industry is making very little progress in diversifying its workforce. UPCOMING: 1,200 words by 11 a.m., photos.

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BUSINESS /ECONOMY

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NERDWALLET-ASK BRIANNA-PARENT MISTAKES — Whether your parents taught you to overspend, pinch pennies or fear investing in the stock market, you don't have to relive their money mistakes. You can take steps to craft your own financial identity. By Brianna McGurran of NerdWallet. UPCOMING: 800 words by 11 a.m., photos.

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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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OSCARS NOMINATIONS - The candy-colored love letter to musicals "La La Land" has landed a record-tying 14 Academy Awards nominations, matching it with "Titanic" and "All About Eve" for most nominations ever. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

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HOW TO REACH US

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At the Nerve Center, Alina Heineke can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Alyssa Goodman (ext. 1900). For graphics and interactives, Phil Holm (ext. 7636). Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477.
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