Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change. HIGHLIGHTING:

Among today's coverage highlights as we see them at 1545 GMT:

-- EGYPT (sent; developing)

-- IRAN (sent; developing)




-- GAY RIGHTS-SENATE (upcoming)





PHOTOS: EGYPT coverage (sent; developing); IRAN coverage (sent; developing); CHILE-TRANSGENDER CIRCUS-PHOTO GALLERY (sent)

VIDEO: EGYPT coverage (sent; developing)

Here are details of those stories, plus others we have in the works for today and notable pieces that we sent in the past 10 hours:


EGYPT - Morsi's trial delayed until Jan. 8 after he defiantly rejected a court's authority to try him. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: More details on the scene inside the court along with analysis on the state of Egyptian politics. Developing through the day.

- EGYPT-TIMELINE - Some key events from more than two years of turmoil and transition in Egypt. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

- EGYPT-GLANCE - A look at Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood. SENT: 650 words.

UNITED STATES-MIDDLE EAST - Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal assured visiting Secretary of State John Kerry today there is no problem with the United States, saying "our two friendly countries" are busy dealing with troublesome issues like Syria, Iran and the Mideast peace process. SENT: 860 words, photos.

POLAND-KERRY - He visits Tuesday; the first visit by a high-ranking U.S. politician to Europe since the NSA phone tapping revelations. SENT: 130 words.

SYRIA - The deputy foreign minister vows that authorities will vaccinate all Syrian children after cases of polio emerged in the country's northeast. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

IRAN - Tens of thousands of demonstrators packed the streets outside the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran in the biggest anti-American rally in years. SENT: 660 words, photos.

SYRIA-MILITANT LEADER - Before he became head of an al-Qaida-linked group that is one of the most feared bands of radicals fighting the Syrian regime, he was a teacher of classical Arabic. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

SYRIAN ACTORS FEELING THE HEAT - About half the 1,600 actors, entertainers and production staff registered with the pro-government Syrian Artists Organization are out of work because of their political views or the general disarray caused by the civil war. SENT: 750 words, photos.

NETHERLANDS-CHILD WEBCAM SEX - An organization that works to stop child exploitation around the world said that it created a computer-generated 10-year-old girl called Sweetie — and she was bombarded with offers in an online chat room to pay for webcam sex shows. The organization is warning of an epidemic of minors being paid to perform sexual acts via webcams and is urging police around the world to crack down. SENT: 570 words, photos.

RUSSIA-NATIONALISTS — Several thousand Russian nationalists rallied in Moscow, venting against the migrants they accuse of pushing up the crime rate and taking their jobs. SENT: 320 words, photos.

BRITAIN-PHONE HACKING - Top Rupert Murdoch executive Rebekah Brooks hid her notebooks, a computer and other evidence to keep them out of police hands as she was about to be arrested over allegations of phone hacking, a prosecutor told jurors Monday. SENT: 420 words, photos.

NKOREA-VESSEL SINKS - North Korea is acknowledging that one of its naval vessels sank last month, killing an unspecified number of officers and sailors. SENT: 330 words.

THAILAND-POLITICS - Thousands of people blocked a major road to protest an amnesty bill they said is designed to bring former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra back from exile. SENT: 500 words, photos.

CHINA-GENERAL FIRED - China has replaced the top army general in the volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang following what the government called a terrorist strike in the heart of the capital Beijing, state media reported. SENT: 330 words.

BANGLADESH-OPPOSITION PROTEST - Opposition activists explode homemade bombs and set fire to at least 10 vehicles in Bangladesh's capital. SENT: 480 words, photos.

GERMANY-MASTERPIECES FOUND - The German government says it is helping Bavarian prosecutors investigate a huge art find related to pieces seized by the Nazis from Jews and art that the Nazis considered "degenerate." SENT: 130 words.

GAY RIGHTS-SENATE - The Senate holds a test vote on bill to extend federal protections against job discrimination to gays, lesbians and transsexuals. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2130 GMT, 700 words developing from evening vote, photos.

NAVY-BRIBERY SCHEME - In a federal case, investigators describe how a Navy commander and a Malaysian defense contractor controlled the movement of U.S. vessels like chess pieces. SENT: 800 words, photo.

SKY LANTERNS - Thin paper lanterns lit from inside by candles have been popular for hundreds of years, but the U.S. national fire marshal's association wants them banned as uncontrolled fire hazards. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1930 GMT, photos.

PSYCHICS AND THE LAW - Behind big-money seer scam convictions recently in two states is a long history of legal tension between fortune-telling, free speech and fraud. SENT: 860 words, photo.

GULF OIL SPILL-SETTLEMENT — A federal appeals court is set to hear dueling arguments on whether a judge should have approved BP's multibillion-dollar settlement for compensating victims of its 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2200 GMT.

DOCTOR-CHILD PORNOGRAPHY — A doctor who worked at the prestigious Phillips Academy boarding school is expected to plead guilty to child pornography charges. UPCOMING: hearing at 1500 GMT, 400 words by 1830 GMT.


HEALTHBEAT-STREP THROAT (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2200 GMT) Debating whether to seek a strep test for that sore throat? Researchers are examining ways to prevent thousands of unnecessary trips to the doctor for this common complaint. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2200 GMT; 850 words, photo.

TEENS-OBESITY SURGERY (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1600 GMT) - U.S. teens seeking weight-loss surgery have a startling number of health problems that used to be seen only in adults, according to a major government-funded study. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE at 1600 GMT, 850 words, photo.

CAMBODIA-BIRD FLU- A 2-year-old girl has become the 12th person to die of bird flu in Cambodia this year. It's the highest total in Cambodia since the disease surfaced in 2003. SENT: 230 words.


SCI-MANY EARTHS (HOLD FOR RELEASE, 2000 GMT) - New results from NASA show there are probably more Earth-like planets in our galaxy than the 8 billion people on Earth. UPCOMING: HOLD FOR RELEASE at 2000 GMT, 600 words.

INDIA-MARS MISSION - India is launching an ambitious mission to Mars in hopes of showcasing technology to prove it belongs among a small group global space pioneers. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


BLACKBERRY SALE - BlackBerry is abandoning its sale process, and will replace its chief executive. SENT: 480 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


TWITTER IPO CHALLENGES - As it prepares to complete its initial public offering of stock this week, Twitter's history of losses totaling nearly $500 million is raising questions about its ability to turn a cultural phenomenon into a sustainable business. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2030 GMT.

TWITTER-POLL - An Associated Press-CNBC poll finds that Twitter faces skepticism from potential investors and the broader public ahead of its initial public offering. SENT: 620 words, photo, video.

MICROSOFT-WIND POWER - It takes a lot of energy to store all the data 1 billion people and 20 million businesses plug into their computers, phones, tablets and gadgets. So as part of an effort to become carbon neutral, Microsoft Corp. has entered a 20-year deal to buy power from a new wind farm in Texas. SENT: 690 words.

BANGLADESH-GARMENT WAGE - A government-appointed panel has voted to raise the minimum wage for millions of garment workers to about $66 a month — still the lowest in the world. SENT: 260 words.


HEALTH OVERHAUL - HOLLYWOOD - President Barack Obama's troubled health care law might get a rewrite in Hollywood, where a foundation is hoping writers and producers will feather story lines about the mandate into TV shows. UPCOMING: 700 words by 1700 GMT. photos.

JAPAN-PLAYSTATION 4-KNACK - A beast made of 5,000 parts takes center-stage in launch game for Sony PlayStation 4 console. SENT: 800 words, photos.


- CHILE-TRANSGENDER CIRCUS-PHOTO GALLERY - Traveling circus is a way of life, and refuge, for troupe of transgender Chileans. SENT: 14 photos, 350 words.