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.


CONGRESS-DAVID DUKE — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. SENT: 500 words, photos.

OKLAHOMA STATE PLAYER DEATH — Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, university officials say.

RIELLE HUNTER — The former mistress of one-time Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says she “will always love” him and they’re “great co-parents” to their 8-year-old daughter.

BEZOS BEATS BUFFETT — A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon’s Jeff Bezos is now the third-richest person in the world.

POWER OUTAGES-DC MUSEUMS — A power outage along the National Mall leaves several museums and other buildings in the dark. SENT: 130 words.

MOM ADOPTS SIX — A Virginia mother of three makes good on a high school friend’s dying wish by adopting her six children. SENT: 150 words.

CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-TRUMP APP — “Major loser,” ”total lightweight” and “fat pig” are among the Donald Trump phrases Facebook users can use to brand their profile photos using a new app from Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

DEM 2016-HOTEL COSTS — Facing hotel bills running into the thousands of dollars, some delegates to the Democratic National Convention are planning to do like college students on spring break and squeeze as many people into a room as they can. SENT: 520 words, video.

POKEMON SURROGATES — Too busy for Pokemon? These entrepreneurs will play for you. SENT: 130 words




POLICE-FUNERALS-BATON ROUGE — Hundreds of mourners attend funerals for three police officers killed in Baton Rouge by a lone gunman. SENT: nine photos, text.




GERMANY SHOOTING 2 — People flee a mall in Munich after authorities say at least six people were killed at a McDonald’s restaurant in the mall. With text, photos, videos.

US STATE POKEMON GO — State Department spokesman John Kirby busts a reporter playing Pokemon Go on his phone during the daily department press briefing on Thursday.




CAMPAIGN 2016-PROMOTION POLITICS — Ivanka Trump appeared before the Republican National Convention in a sleeveless sheath dress from her own fashion line — then tweeted out a link so her followers could buy it at the Macy’s website, where it retails for $138. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

HEAT-NOWHERE TO HIDE — Call it the United Sweats of America. Nearly the entire country is stuck in a heat wave. And the weather’s service’s outlook for the next three months shows above normal temperatures for the Lower 48 and Alaska. UPCOMING: 500 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP UNIVERSITY — Donald Trump’s lawyers ask for dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the GOP presidential nominee defrauded customers with false promises of teaching success in real estate at the now-defunct Trump University. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 550 words developing from 4:30 p.m. hearing, photo.




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