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.

VIDEO GAME HALL OF FAME — ‘Space Invaders’ among 6 inducted to video game hall of fame. SENT: 550 words, photo.

SWEDEN-NEO-NAZIS-PROTESTER — Black woman who defied Swedish neo-Nazis inspired by Mandela. SENT: 450 words with TOP PHOTO: LON115.

MERCURY TRANSIT — Mercury a black speck as it makes rare transit of sun Monday. SENT: 300 words, photo.

MMA FIGHTER DIES — Police in Florida say mixed martial arts fighter Jordan Parsons has died three days after being struck by a hit-and-run driver.

MAGIC MIKE — Actor Channing Tatum is bringing his “Magic Mike” act to Las Vegas, but won’t be taking the stage himself for the live show. SENT: 130 words.

STRANDED OVER SANDERS — Tow truck driver leaves Bernie Sanders supporter stranded. SENT: 140 words.

GWEN STEFANI-CARPOOL KARAOKE — Gwen Stefani got a little help from George Clooney and Julia Roberts in “Late Late Show” host James Corden’s latest “Carpool Karaoke” segment. SENT: 140 words, photos.

FOOD CONTAMINATION-MICHIGAN — Police say charges have been filed against a man suspected of spraying a contaminant on unpackaged food at Michigan grocery stores.

TRUMP-GOLF — Donald Trump wants to make one thing perfectly clear — he doesn’t cheat in golf.




MANZIEL INDICTMENT — Johnny Manziel waded through a crowd of reporters after his first court appearance in a domestic violence case, ignoring questions and even an autograph request. SENT: 11 photos, 750 words.




US TX WAREHOUSE FIRE — Aerial footage from KTRK shows thick, black smoke and multiple explosions from a fire at a Houston business. With text, photos.




PLASTIC BAGS – Merchants in New York who now hand out billions of free, disposable plastic bags each year to shoppers would have to start charging 5 cents for each bag under a bill set for a city council vote. UPCOMING: Developing from afternoon vote, 600 words by 5 p.m.




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