AP-GA--Georgia News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, GA

Hello! Here's a look at how AP's news coverage is shaping up today in Georgia. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org. News Editor Jim Van Anglen can be reached at 1-800-821-3737 or jvananglen@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 A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date.

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ATLANTA — Former president Jimmy Carter discusses his latest book, "A Full Life." By Kathleen Foody. Developing from 9:30 a.m. interview.


BOSTON — Michele Velleman needed to sell a Zumba dance fitness kit, a cellphone and a table through Facebook. So she found buyers on Facebook and made the trades at — where else? — the police station. "It is always a little nerve-racking when you go to someone's house. It's in the back of your mind: 'I hope this person is OK and everything turns out all right,' said Velleman, 44, a pharmaceutical executive assistant for a pharmaceutical company who lives north of Boston in Georgetown. "Online safe zones" like the one Velleman uses are popping up at police stations nationwide as authorities try to clamp down on crime associated with online trade between strangers. More than 100 police departments now provide space in their lobbies or parking lots where people can make their deals and know that police are only feet away. By Denise Lavoie. SENT: 710 words, photos.


—CHILD SHOT-MOTHER CHARGED — Police charge Atlanta woman with shooting her 4-year-old son found wounded in apartment.

—EARNS-DELTA AIR LINES — Delta Air Lines tops 2Q earnings and revenue expectations.

—MILLEDGEVILLE MAYOR — Newcomer appears to win close race in special election for Milledgeville mayor.

—LANDSCAPING THEFT — Thieves steal $28,000 worth of vehicles, landscaping equipment from Athens business.

—FIREFIGHTERS-OVERTIME DISPUTE — Augusta approves nearly $58,500 to settle overtime lawsuit by 85 firefighters.

—HOT CAR DEATHS — Gwinnett fire officials offering tips to prevent child heat stroke.


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