BC-What We’re Talking About 8:30,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.


WHO COFFEE — The World Health Organization’s research arm has downgraded its classification of coffee as a possible carcinogen, declaring there isn’t enough proof to show a link to cancer.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-WORKING AT PULSE — An AP reporter returns to Orlando to cover the massacre at Pulse. It was there that he helped put himself through college, a straight man working at a gay dance club. SENT: 660 words, photos.

PRINCE WILLIAM — Prince William appears on the cover of UK gay magazine. SENT: 130 words, photo.

PISTORIUS — Convicted murderer Oscar Pistorius did not give the “true version” during trial testimony of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp in South Africa in 2013, a cousin of Steenkamp said Wednesday at the sentencing hearing for the double-amputee Olympian. SENT: 400 words, photos.

EX-STANFORD SWIMMER RAPE-JUDGE — Prosecutor bumps Stanford sex assault judge from new case. SENT: 350 words.

WINFREY-COOKBOOK — To launch her own book imprint, Oprah Winfrey releasing cookbook in 2017. SENT: 200 words, photo.

OAKLAND-DOWNTOWN SHOOTING — Police in Oakland, California, say a 16-year-old girl has died after being shot in the city’s downtown area. SENT: 160 words.

PHILLIES-HOWARD-BOTTLE — Man to take class after throwing bottle at Phillies’ Howard. SENT: 110 words. UPCOMING: photo.

US OPEN-VIRTUAL REALITY — Virtual reality the latest new high-tech way to watch sports. SENT: 730 words.

HEALTH OVERHAUL-PREMIUMS Report — New evidence of 11 percent increase in ‘Obamacare’ premiums. SENT: 600 words, photo.




NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-FLORIDA-VICTIMS VIGNETTES — AP PHOTO NY950 — Combination photo of 38 victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings. Victims described as kind, loving, full of joy. SENT: 41 photos, 6,000 words. Continuous updates.




US FL ALLIGATOR ATTACK — Authorities near Orlando, Florida are searching for a 2-year-old boy who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney’s upscale Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The County Sheriff says the boy’s father tried to save the boy.

US CA E3 — The E3 Gaming Convention is underway, but many there are thinking of the shooting in Orlando. People at the convention say video games that portray violence are not connected to actual shootings.




HOWE-FUNERAL — Gordie Howe has drawn some of the biggest names in hockey, including Wayne Gretzky and Gary Bettman, to the Motor City to celebrate his life and legacy. By Hockey Writer Larry Lage. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11 a.m. funeral.

PENGUINS PARADE — Huge turnout expected at Pittsburgh Penguins victory parade. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated following 11:30 a.m. parade.




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