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.


MINIMUM WAGE-CALIFORNIA – California Assembly OKs highest minimum wage in nation. SENT; 580 words, photos.

BUS STATION SHOOTING – Virginia State Police say two troopers responding to a shooting at a Richmond bus station and a civilian have been taken to a hospital. SENT: 170 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

FOOTBALL-HEAD INJURIES – Study: Amateur football hits linked to later-life difficulty. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

CHICAGO SCHOOLS-WALKOUT-Q&A – Q&A: Chicago teachers to strike over contract, budget. SENT: 770 words, photos.

SKIM MILK DISPUTE – Judge says creamery’s all-natural skim milk isn’t skim milk. SENT: 540 words.

ILLINOIS-AIRPORT-EVACUATION – Illinois airport evacuated due to suspicious bag. SENT: 200 words, photos.

SEVERE WEATHER – After 7 hurt in Oklahoma tornado, stormy weather slams South. SENT: 550 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.

DIVING DEATH-NEW MEXICO – California diver dies in underwater New Mexico cave. SENT: 650 words, photos.

BAT DISEASE-WASHINGTON – Bat-killing disease found in Washington state, first in West. SENT: 430 words.

BRITAIN-OBIT-ZAHA HADID – Innovative Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid dies at 65. SENT: 520 words, photos.

CAR HITS JET – SUV fleeing police crashes into jet at California naval base. SENT: 270 words.

GREEN CITY’S BLUES – Green-minded Portland rocked by heavy metal pollution. SENT: 820 words, photos.

HIDDEN HISTORIC PAPERS – Historic papers behind walls of Asheville home. SENT: 130 words.

MUSIC-BOWIE TRIBUTE – Musicians turning up for David Bowie tribute concerts. SENT: 310 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after concert, scheduled for 8 p.m.




US CA WHALE – A Pacific gray whale put on a show at Southern California’s Redondo Beach, popping its huge head out of the water and rolling around in the surf. SENT, with 130 words and three photos.




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