BC-What We’re Talking About 8:30,ADVISORY


A selection of AP offerings that are especially 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 EST.

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PEYTON MANNING RETIRES — Peyton Manning is calling it a career after 18 seasons in the NFL. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

NANCY REAGAN-A REPORTER REMEMBERS — Retired Associated Press reporter Jeff Wilson was there when the president hid in a station wagon to avoid media for a tour of a future retirement home and when Nancy Reagan sobbed at her husband’s casket in 2004. SENT: 720 words, photos.

INDONESIA-TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE-Q&A — Facts about the total solar eclipse that will unfold over parts of Indonesia and the Indian and Pacific Oceans on Wednesday. SENT: 670 words, pho

IDITAROD — Eighty-five mushers are vying to become the first to reach Alaska’s western coast with their dog teams. SENT: 580 words, photos, video.

INDIA-DEAD FISH — Thousands of dead fish washed up on the banks of a polluted lake on Monday in India’s southern technology hub of Bangalore. SENT: 220 words. Pursuing photos.

FIFA-WOMEN LEADERS — Tennis great Billie Jean King has challenged FIFA and new president Gianni Infantino to hire more women for senior jobs. SENT: 410 words, photos.

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PHOTOS

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CADILLAC CHAMPIONSHIP — Donald Trump’s helicopter landed on the course bearing his name, and before long, the Republican presidential front-runner was busy autographing a woman’s shirt and driving a golf cart through throngs of screaming fans. Six photos, text.

BRITAIN-ROYAL VACATION — Kensington Palace has released photos of Prince William, the Duchess of Cambridge and their children George and Charlotte on a ski holiday in the French Alps. Six photos, text.

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VIDEO

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ROYAL HOME MOVIES — Britain’s royal family released rare home movies of Queen Elizabeth II, then Princess Elizabeth, playing with a toddler Prince Charles, in honor of UK Mother’s Day.

US CA FLOODS — A woman died in Northern California after being trapped in a car that became submerged in floodwater on a section of highway that was closed amid heavy rains. With text, photos.

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COMING LATER TODAY

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HULK HOGAN-GAWKER — Opening statements are scheduled to begin in the civil trial between pro wrestler Hulk Hogan and a popular news website. SENT: 140 words, photo, video. UPCOMING: Developing from court case to begin after 9 a.m.

UTERUS TRANSPLANT — Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic are set Monday to discuss details about the first uterus transplant performed in the U.S. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates after 10 a.m. news conference.

CHINA-HOLLYWOOD AMBITIONS — China has a new ally in its campaign to turn itself into a global cultural superpower: Matt Damon. And, behind him, a good chunk of Hollywood as well. UPCOMING: 900 words by noon, photos.

DOWNTON DESTINATIONS — If you’re in mourning over the end of “Downton Abbey,” here are some options for places to visit that might help ease your sorrow. By Beth J. Harpaz. UPCOMING: 800 words by noon Monday, photos.

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HOW TO REACH US

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