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.


OPRAH WINFREY-NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING – In wake of Orlando massacre, Winfrey questions assault-weapon sales. SENT: 260 words, photos. Highlighting video US OPRAH ORLANDO OLV – Oprah: “What number is enough?” to enact gun control.

BRITAIN-CLIFF RICHARD – Singer Cliff Richard says he is pleased with prosecutors’ decision to drop an investigation into historical sexual abuse. SENT: 130 words.

NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING-MUSICIANS – Elton John, Ricky Martin and Melissa Etheridge are among the gay artists using their voices to respond to the mass shooting at a Florida nightclub. SENT: 240 words, photo, video.

EURO2016-RUSSIAN HOOLIGANS – Hooligans an asset, liability for Russian government. SENT: 860 words, photo.

HAWAII-NEW FISH — Researchers discover three new species of fish off Hawaii. SENT: 140 words, photos.

GEORGE HW BUSH — Fresh from his 92nd birthday, former President George H.W. Bush is enjoying himself in Maine after recovering from a fall in his home last summer. SENT: 310 words, photo.

OBIT-ANN MORGAN GUILBERT – The next-door neighbor on “The Dick Van Dyke Show” has died. Ann Morgan Guilbert was 87. SENT: 140 words, photo.

BREAST-FEEDING IN TARGET – A Connecticut woman who was berated by a man who called her “disgusting” for breast-feeding her baby in public at a Target store is thanking customers and employees who defended her. SENT: 140 words.




WOMEN IN FILM-AWARDS – Eight female producers, an agent and a director accepted prizes alongside actresses Cate Blanchett and Taraji P. Henson at a dinner calling for gender parity in Hollywood. SENT: 15 photos, text, video.

CHINA-SHANGHAI-DISNEYLAND – Walt Disney opened its first theme park in mainland China on Thursday with speeches by Communist Party leaders, a children’s choir, Sleeping Beauty and other Disney characters. SENT: 18 photos, 1,000 words.




US SENATE – Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut filibustered for nearly 15 hours to push gun control legislation, ending with a story of a child killed in the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. With text, photos.




PHILADELPHIA SODA TAX – The City Council is poised to adopt a 1.5 cent per ounce tax on sugary and diet drinks, which would Philadelphia the first big city with such a levy. SENT: 140 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from 2 p.m. city council meeting, 400 words by 6 p.m., photos.

PARK FOR RENT – Longtime residents of a rapidly changing San Francisco neighborhood where wealthy tech workers are driving up prices are angry at a city proposal to let people reserve grassy plots of picnic lawn at a popular park. By Janie Har. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.




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