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.


ZIKA-FLORIDA – CDC, Florida probing possible Zika case from Miami mosquito. SENT: 400 words, photo.

EXCESSIVE HEAT – Central US bracing for ‘heat dome;’ heat indexes to top 100. SENT: 420 words, photo.

TRAVEL INSURANCE-FEAR – Can insurance help if you cancel a trip out of fear? SENT: 880 words, photos.

UNITED NATIONS-RAW MATERIALS – UN: Shorter working hours may be needed to save environment. SENT: 300 words.

GENDER-PASSPORTS – Challenge to gender selection on US passports heads to court. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

SPACE SHITTLE ANNIVERSARY – Five years after shuttle, NASA awaits the debut of commercial crew capsules, still at least a year away from launching. SENT: 670 words, photos.

TRASHING RHODE ISLAND – Rhode Island delegates take heat for trashing state at RNC. SENT: 330 words.

GOP 2016-CONVENTION-CAITLYN JENNER – Caitlyn Jenner: Easier to come out as trans than Republican. SENT: 570 words, photos.

ALLIGATOR DRAGS TODDLER – Parents won’t sue Disney over son’s death by gator. SENT: 280 words, photo.

HOTDOG RECALL – Listeria fear prompts 372K-pound hot dog, corn dog recall. SENT: 140 words, photo.

POKEMON GO-FANDOM HISTORY – How millennial nostalgia is fueling the success of ‘Pokemon Go.’ SENT: 680 words, photos.

BODY IN BED – New homeowner finds dead body in Southern California house. SENT: 230 words, photo.

PLUTO STAMP – NASA celebrates stamp that has traveled 3.5 billion miles. SENT: 130 words, photo.

BUTTER SCULPTURE-STAR TREK – Iowa State Fair butter sculpture to feature “Star Trek.” SENT: 130 words.




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