BC-What We’re Talking About 4:30,ADVISORY

A selection of AP offerings that are especially good reads, shareable, consumer-friendly, or likely to generate talk or buzz. Please see the News Digest and News Coverage Advisory 10:15 for top stories and other highlights. All times EDT.


SURGEON GENERAL-OPIOIDS – Surgeon general calls for greater investment in opioid fight. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

AMARILLO-STORE STANDOFF – Police: Suspect shot, hostages safe amid reported shooting at Wal-Mart. SENT: 170 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

UBER-FINGERPRINTING – A provision for fingerprint background checks in a measure to regulate the ride-hailing industry in New Jersey has become the key sticking point. SENT: 680 words.

HELICOPTER CRASH – Navy helicopter crashes in Virginia; 3 crewmembers uninjured. SENT: 340 words, photos.

CUBA-CREDIT CARD – Florida bank issues first US credit card for use in Cuba. SENT: 540 words, photo.

BREAST-FEEDING IN TARGET – Mom berated by customer for breast-feeding baby in Target. SENT: 130 words.

BRITAIN-OBIT-MCCULLOUGH – Henry McCullough, who played guitar in Paul McCartney’s band Wings, has died. He was 72. SENT: 490 words.

MARTHA STEWART-MEAL KITS – Martha Stewart is getting into the fast-growing meal kit business. SENT: 540 words, photos.

PEOPLE-LIL WAYNE – Lil Wayne is in stable condition after suffering what his publicist describes as two minor seizures. SENT: 230 words, photos, video.

FOO FIGHTERS-PARIS ATTACKS – The Foo Fighters are suing insurers for failing to reimburse them for European shows they cancelled following the Paris terrorist attacks. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

NHL-LAS VEGAS – AP Source: NHL settles on Las Vegas for expansion. SENT: 770 words, photos.

HOWE-VISITATION – Thousands of people filed quietly onto the floor of a darkened Joe Louis Arena on Tuesday to pay respects to Gordie Howe, the hockey Hall of Famer known as “Mr. Hockey.” SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

TV-CURB RETURNING – Larry David returning with more ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’. SENT: 130 words.




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