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Here are the latest AP coverage plans, featured stories, and promotional content. All the time EDT. For up-to-the-minute information on AP coverage, visit the Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org.

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ONLY IN AP

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THE AP-KERRY INTERVIEW – US climate envoy John Kerry warns in an interview with The Associated Press that next month’s UN climate talks are unlikely to take the world as far as it needs to to curb the climate. climate change. Kerry also warns that the failure of climate legislation in the Democratic-led Congress would have the same impact as Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accord. By Ellen Knickmeyer. SENT: 790 words, photos, video.

AFRICA-GAMBIA PANDEMIC VACCINES – As health officials in The Gambia and across Africa urge women to get vaccinated against COVID-19, they have faced hesitation among those of childbearing age. Although data on the gender breakdown of vaccine distribution globally is lacking, experts see that an increasing number of women in the poorest countries in Africa are constantly missing vaccines. Officials who already lament the inequality in the distribution of vaccines between rich and poor countries now fear that the stark gender disparity means that African women are the least vaccinated population in the world. By Krista Larson and Maria Cheng. SENT: 2,160 words, photos, video. A shortened version of 1,100 words is also available. With PANDEMIC AFRICA-GAMBIA-THE WOMEN – The voices of Gambian women on COVID-19 vaccines: “We are afraid”; PANDEMIC-VACCINES-WOMEN – “Marginalized”: Women follow men in some vaccination efforts.

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MAIN STORIES

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FAREWELL-AFGHANISTAN – Ask almost anyone in the Afghan capital what they want now that the Taliban are in power, and the answer is the same: they want to leave. Some say their life is in danger due to ties to the overthrown government or Western organizations. Others say their way of life cannot endure under the hardline Taliban. Some fear that under them, an economy that is already collapsing will collapse completely. By Bernat Armangue and Lee Keath. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.

BOW AND ARROW ATTACK IN NORWAY – A 37-year-old Danish man is in custody in Norway suspected of a bow and arrow attack in a small town that killed five people and injured two others, police say. SENT: 320 words, photos.

CITATION FOR NON-COMPLIANCE OF CAPITOL – The House committee investigating the January 6 riots in the U.S. Capitol quoted former Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Clark, who aided in Trump’s efforts to challenge 2020 election results. By Jill Colvin, Michelle R. Smith, Eric Tucker, and Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.

ASIA-TENSIONS – After sending a record number of military jets to harass Taiwan during the Chinese National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling, but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises without changes. By David Rising. SENT: 1,320 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES – Changing winds posed new challenges for firefighters battling a fire in the coastal mountains of Southern California that threatened ranches and rural homes and kept a major highway closed for days. The Alisal fire charred more than 24 square miles of dense chaparral in the Santa Ynez Mountains west of Santa Barbara, with only 5% of the fire contained. SENT: 650 words, photos.

TIMBUKTU FEARABLE OF EXTREMIST MALI VIOLENCE – Many residents of Timbuktu are concerned that when French troops withdraw from the legendary desert city in northern Mali, jihadists will re-enforce strict Islamic law, including public flogging and amputations. By Baba Ahmed. NEXT: 850 words at 5 am, photo.

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TREND NEWS

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DOMINION WORKERS DEFAMATION COSTUME – Trump Campaign, Other: The Dominion Worker Suit is baseless. SENT: 530 words, photo.

UNITED AIRLINES-VACCINATIONS – Judge prohibits United Airlines from taking unvaccinated workers on leave. SENT: 180 words, photo.

ASIA-STORM – At least 19 dead in the tropical storm in the Philippines. SENT: 130 words, photos.

TROPICAL-CLIMATE-PACIFIC – Remains of former Hurricane Pamela are heading for Texas, Oklahoma. SENT: 180 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON

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CONGRESS-BUDGET – Progressive leaders in Congress warn against “false choice” on how to cut President Joe Biden’s now $ 2 trillion proposal to strengthen social services and address climate change. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 840 words, photos.

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MORE ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK

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VIRUS OUTBREAK IN INDONESIA – Indonesia’s resort island of Bali welcomed international travelers to its tents and white sand beaches for the first time in more than a year: If vaccinated, test negative, come from from certain countries, they are quarantined and enforced. restrictions in public. SENT: 710 words, photos. With OUTBREAK OF VIRUSES, THE MOST RECENT.

VIRUS OUTBREAK-VIRAL QUESTIONS-MASKS – Health experts say it is important to find a mask that is comfortable for you to actually wear while the coronavirus continues to circulate. SENT: 270 words, graphic.

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NATIONAL

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ROBERT DURST-MURDER TRIAL – New York real estate heir Robert Durst faces a mandatory life sentence without parole when he is sentenced for the murder of his best friend. SENT: 780 words, photo. COMING SOON: Sentence at 4:30 pm

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INTERNATIONAL

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TAIWAN FIRE – A fire in southern Taiwan that engulfed a building overnight killed 25 people, according to local officials who said they expected the death toll to rise further. SENT: 230 words, photos.

JAPAN POLICY – Japan’s new prime minister, Fumio Kishida, dissolved the lower house of parliament, paving the way for the October elections. 31 which will be Japan’s first pandemic. SENT: 460 words, photos.

MEXICO-RECRUITING CHILDREN’S POSTERS – In Mexico, drug cartels are recruiting children as young as 10 years old. A teenager tells a Mexican nonprofit group that he was torturing rival cartel members for information, killing them and cutting their bodies or dissolving them in acid before being framed and later sentenced. SENT: 1,020 words.

JAPAN NORTH KOREA – A Japanese court is hearing from five people who say they were promised a “paradise on Earth” in North Korea, but instead suffered human rights violations and now want the country and its leader Kim Jong Un make up for them. SENT: 370 words, photos.

AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND BUSINESSMAN – One of New Zealand’s best-known businessmen was sentenced in a Sydney court to 14 months in prison for possessing images of child sexual abuse. SENT: 380 words, photos.

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COMPANY / ECONOMY

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DEERE-CONTRACT – More than 10,000 Deere & Co. workers went on strike after “the company failed to present an agreement that met the demands and needs of our members,” says the United Auto Workers union. SENT: 410 words, photo.

FINANCIAL MARKETS – Asian stocks were mostly bullish, following an overnight rally on Wall Street as investors scrambled for bargains, including tech stocks. By business writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 620 words, photos.

PRODUCER PRICES – The Labor Department reports on wholesale inflation during September. By economics writer Martin Crutsinger. NEXT: 750 words after 8:30 am Report, photo.

VIRUS OUTBREAK UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS – The Department of Labor reports the number of Americans who applied for unemployment benefits in the past week. By economics writer Christopher Rugaber. NEXT: 750 words after 8:30 am Report, photo.

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