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.


GOP 2016-CONVENTION-MELANIA TRUMP’S SPEECH – Some Melania Trump speech lines mirror Michelle Obama speech. SENT: 500 words, photo, video.

NBC CONVENTION ADS – As divided U.S. views conventions, NBC promotes Olympic unity. SENT: 790 words, photo.

TV-SHOOTER PREMIERE DELAYED – In the wake of continuing real-life gun violence, USA Network says it’s postponing the debut of its new series “Shooter” for a second time. SENT: 130 words.

TILLMAN RETIRING – Longtime Chicago Bears cornerback Charles Tillman announced his retirement from the NFL by posting a “peanut punch” video on YouTube. SENT: 200 words, photo.

MICHELLE OBAMA-CARPOOL KARAOKE – Michelle Obama’s “Carpool Karaoke” joyride with James Corden will air Wednesday on the late-night host’s CBS show. SENT: 200 words, photo.

INDONESIA-POKEMON-FRENZY – Frenchman caught in Indonesian military base hunting Pokemon. SENT: 210 words, photos.

BRITAIN-PIPPA MIDDLETON – The Duchess of Cambridge’s younger sister and hedge fund manager James Matthews announce their engagement. SENT: 120 words, photo.

BRITAIN-PILOTS ARRESTED – Pilots held for suspected drinking before UK-Canada flight. SENT: 130 words.

MARILYN MONROE-AUCTION – Two locks of Marilyn Monroe’s hair are going on the auction block in the fall and could sell for as much as $8,000. SENT: 310 words, photo.




US RNC SMITH – Pat Smith, mother of Sean Smith, a State Department employee who was killed in the 2012 Benghazi attack, blames Hillary Clinton for the death of her son.




AFRICA-ELEPHANT DELIVERY – A half-dozen elephants lay immobilized by darts fired from a helicopter, part of an ambitious project to move 500 of the threatened species by truck and crane to a sanctuary hundreds of miles away. This man-made migration is becoming a conservation model as African wildlife areas are squeezed by development. UPCOMING: 800 words by 10 a.m., photos, video.

TV-BILLMAHER-SPECIALS – Bill Maher will be supplementing his weekly “Real Time” hour with half-hour pop-ups this Wednesday and Thursday as well as July 27 and 28 for a rapid response to each night’s goings-on during the Republican and Democratic National Conventions. UPCOMING: 800 words by 10 a.m., photos.

SASSY LIFE COACH – Jen Sincero just may be the sassiest life coach out there. Three years after making a best-selling splash with her “You are a Badass,” she’s due out with a sequel in April, “You are a Bada$$ at Making Money.” UPCOMING: 780 words by 2 p.m., photo.




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