BC-What We’re Talking About 4:30,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 EDT.


FIRST GRADERS-POISON PLOT – Alaska first-graders accused of plot to poison classmate. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

ANTARCTICA MELT – Study: Antarctic ice may melt faster than expected. SENT: 590 words, photo.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-ABORTION – Trump says abortion ban should yield ‘punishment’ for woman. SENT: 300 words.

GOP 2016-TRUMP-CAMPAIGN MANAGER – Security agents didn’t flinch at reporter Trump calls threat. SENT: 540 words, photos, videos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-WISCONSIN PROTEST – Police are looking for a man who pepper-sprayed a 15-year-old girl as Trump opponents and supporters clashed outside a Wisconsin rally. SENT: 420 words. Note: Prospects uncertain for photo of alleged pepper-sprayer.

SIBERIA-MISSING AMERICAN – Search underway in Siberia for missing US student. SENT: 260 words.

GM-IGNITION SWITCH TRIAL – Jury: GM car’s bad ignition switch not to blame in crash. SENT: 520 words.

SEVERE WEATHER-SOUTH – Deep South bracing for heavy rain, severe storms. SENT:

PEOPLE-BILL COSBY – Judge delays more questioning of Cosby in sex battery case. SENT: 550 words, photo.

TIMES SQUARE CHARACTERS – Pow! Spider-Man, Joker join forces on proposed NYC rules. SENT: 500 words, photos.

MICROSOFT-BUILD CONFERENCE – Microsoft wants people to have more intelligent conversations with their computers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

FULLSCREEN DIGITAL CHANNEL – Fullscreen media to start video-on-demand youth channel. SENT: 720 words, photo.

OLDER HOBBITS – Study: Indonesia “hobbit” fossils older than first thought. SENT: 550 words, photos.

RAPPER-PRISON SONG PROBE – Rap song allegedly recorded by inmate sparks probe. SENT: 440 words, photo.




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