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 EDT.


GOP 2016-TRUMP-WISCONSIN PROTEST — Police say they’ve located the man suspected of pepper spraying a 15-year-old girl during an altercation at a rally for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in Wisconsin. SENT: 130 words, photos.

ALABAMA GOVERNOR — Alabama governor’s scandal brings resignation of top aide. SENT: 900 words, photo.

FIRST GRADERS-POISON PLOT — Three first-graders in Alaska’s largest city plotted to kill a fellow student with silica gel packets that the girls believed was poison, authorities said. SENT: 400 words, photos.

LAKERS-RUSSELL-YOUNG VIDEO — D’Angelo Russell apologizes for taking video of Los Angeles Lakers teammate Nick Young. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 780 words, photos.

AIRPLANE YOGA-ARREST — FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane. SENT: 460 words.

COOKOUT AMBUSH-ANCHORWOMAN — TV station “ends relationship” with anchor after online post. SENT: 450 words, photo.

BELGIUM ATTACKS-TEXAS — A wife of an Air Force lieutenant colonel and mother of four was one of the people killed in the Brussels attacks, a U.S. congressman said Wednesday. SENT: 300 words.

AUSTRALIA SHARK ATTACK — Professional surfer mauled by shark off eastern Australia. SENT: 280 words.

TV-FEW GOOD MEN LIVE — Emmy- and Oscar-winner Aaron Sorkin is bringing a live presentation of his drama “A Few Good Men” to NBC next year, the network announced Wednesday. SENT: 130 words, photo.




SEVERE WEATHER — 7 hurt, homes, businesses damaged after tornado in Oklahoma. Five photos, video, text.




US MN POLICE PROTEST — Activists protested in Minneapolis after a prosecutor said two white police officers would not be charged in a black man’s shooting death. The prosecutor says evidence shows Jamar Clark was not handcuffed and was struggling for an officer’s gun. With text, photos.




TESLA-LOWER PRICED CAR — Tesla Motors unveils the Model 3, its first car in the $35,000 range. The Model 3 is the most serious test yet of 13-year-old Tesla’s ability to go from a niche player to a full-fledged automaker. SENT: 730 words, photo. UPCOMING: Updates from event starting at 11:30 p.m., photos.

MINIMUM WAGE-CALIFORNIA — California state lawmakers are poised to enact the nation’s highest statewide minimum wage, with gradual increases to $15 by 2022. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from Legislative hearings starting at noon, photos. With MINIMUM WAGE-WHAT WE KNOW (sent).

FINAL FOUR-INFRACTIONS — Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim doesn’t like using the term “clean” to describe a college sports program, because the opposite of that would mean “dirty.” Of course, nothing is so black and white in NCAA land. For proof, check out the Final Four, where Syracuse will play North Carolina despite allegations that leaders in both programs were asleep for years when it came to following the impenetrable rulebook of college sports. UPCOMING: 750 words by 5 p.m., photos.




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