BC-CO–Colorado News Coverage Advisory,1st Ld-Writethru, CO

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Colorado. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to News Editor Jim Anderson at 303-825-0123 or janderson@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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UPCOMING TODAY:

ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION

AURORA — Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that could help them find a man who reportedly tried to kidnap an 8-year-old girl from her bedroom in Aurora. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon, suspect sketch.

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HEALTH CARE-COLORADO

DENVER — Colorado health insurance exchange board officials are frustrated with the slow pace of registration in the state exchange program. SENT: 130 words, UPCOMING: 300 words by 11 a.m.

NATIONAL FOREST ARRESTS

ASPEN — Federal officials are blaming budget cuts for a drop in arrests in the White River National Forest. That has sometimes left a single Forest Service police officer to enforce federal law on 2.3 million acres of land spanning parts of nine western Colorado counties. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by noon.

BUSINESS:

EARNS-ARCH COAL

ST. LOUIS — Coal producer Arch Coal Inc. said Tuesday it posted a lower-than-expected loss of $128.4 million in the third quarter as lowered expenses helped temper weaker coal prices. The St. Louis-based company lost 61 cents per share in the July-through-September period. That compares with net income of $45.8 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier. By Business Writer Jim Suhr. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by noon.

IN BRIEF: BUS CRASH, SOUTHWEST AIRLINES-IPADS, NATIONAL FOREST ARRESTS, COLORADO FLOODING-HICKENLOOPER, FALLING CONCRETE, POLICE-DRUGS, CHILD FATAL, SMALL PLANE CRASH

SPORTS:

FBN–ART OF FLOPPING

DENVER — It used to be the domain of NBA forwards, soccer players and the occasional punter. Now, NFL quarterbacks are getting into the act(ing). They are sports’ newest floppers, putting their own tightly spiraled spin on the art of hamming it up to draw the ref’s attention and a possible 15-yard penalty. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 750 words

SOC–MLS-SOUNDERS-PLAYOFF READY?

SEATTLE — Going winless in their final seven games left the Seattle Sounders having to face an extra round of the MLS playoffs, hosting Colorado on Wednesday night in the knockout round. But history says, in the MLS, having that extra game doesn’t preclude a big postseason run. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m.

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MARKETPLACE: Calling your attention to the Marketplace in AP Exchange, where you can find member-contributed content from Colorado and other states. The Marketplace is accessible on the left navigational pane of the AP Exchange home page, near the bottom. For both national and state, you can click “All” or search for content by topics such as education, politics and business.

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