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.


OBIT-GARRY MARSHALL-REAX – Henry Winkler, Richard Gere, others react to the death of ‘Happy Days’ creator Garry Marshall. SENT: 570 words.

SPACE STATION – SpaceX finally makes good on its delivery of a space station docking port. SENT: 240 words, photo.

GOP 2016-CONVENTION-TRUMP JR SPEECH – Donald Trump’s campaign is facing questions about plagiarism for a second day in a row — but the writer behind the original work in question this time says the campaign did nothing wrong. SENT: 150 words, photo.

BIDEN-TWITTER MISHAP – Glitch puts Republican convention tweets on VP Biden account. SENT: 140 words.

PEOPLE-LADY GAGA – Lady Gaga and her fiancé, actor Taylor Kinney, are on a break. SENT: 140 words, photo.

PRINCE-PURPLE RAIN HOUSE – A real estate agent says Prince last year bought a Minneapolis “fixer-upper” featured in his 1984 hit movie “Purple Rain,” though the megastar never lived in the home. SENT: 130 words.

REDSKINS SUPERFAN DIES – The Washington Redskins’ superfan who attended games for decades in full Native American dress has died. Zema Williams was better known as Chief Zee. SENT: 130 words.

ANIMALS FOUND-MASSACHUSETTS – Police say officers have discovered hundreds of dead and injured animals, makeshift cabins, burning trash and illegal stoves on a 70-acre property in Massachusetts. SENT: 130 words.

DORY-BREEDING-PROJECT – Florida project breeds “Finding Dory” fish in captivity. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: photo possible.

PEOPLE-SHANNEN DOHERTY – Shannen Doherty shaves head amid cancer battle. SENT: 130 words, photos.

SAVINGS-EMPTY-NESTERS – Parents whose children have moved out should have more money to invest — but many are missing the opportunity to start saving for retirement. SENT: 790 words, graphic.




US MD POKEMON CRASH – Baltimore Police say a driver distracted by the Pokemon Go app hit a police car early Monday morning. Police are warming Pokemon players to stay alert and aware of their surroundings.

US OH RNC SPEECHWRITER – A former George W. Bush speech writer says he will call Melania Trump’s address on opening night plagiarism. Matt Latimer says if Mrs. Trump’s speech had been written in the Bush White House, the writer would have been “most likely fired.”




OFFICER SHOT-KANSAS – A Kansas City, Kansas, police officer is shot and killed while searching for a suspect in a drive-by shooting, police say. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 11:30 a.m. news conference.

COMIC-CON-PREVIEW – The doors to San Diego Comic-Con are set to open Wednesday night with a preview of the pop-culture convention’s show floor. “The Walking Dead,” ”Game of Thrones,” ”Justice League” and “Star Trek” are among the beloved entertainment properties expected to be hyped at the four-day extravaganza. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m., photos.




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