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BC-What We're Talking About 1230,ADVISORY

A selection of AP offerings that are especially good reads, shareable, consumer-friendly, or likely to generate talk or buzz.


ZIMBABWE-LION KILLED - Zimbabwean trial of guide who helped US hunter kill lion named Cecil is postponed to Sept. 28. SENT: 230 words, photos, video. With LION KILLED-FLORIDA VACATION HOME (sent).

DIVER MISSING - Free diver Natalia Molchanova remains missing 2 days after dive off Spain's Formentera island. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing; seeking photo.

NETFLIX-BABY BENEFIT - Generous baby gift: Netflix offers a year's paid leave to new parents on its payroll. SENT: 370 words.

STOMACH ILLNESS-CILANTRO - More than 380 people in US sickened by stomach infection; link to Mexican cilantro suspected. SENT: 380 words.

VATICAN-DIVORCE - Pope: Divorced Catholics who remarry deserve better treatment from church, as do their kids. SENT: 480 words, photos.

KERRY-ASIA-CANE - Kerry, recovering from a broken leg, graduates from crutches to Kennedy family cane. SENT: 120 words, photo.

BOSTON CHEWING TOBACCO BAN - Boston mayor wants to ban chewing tobacco at ballparks across the city, including Fenway Park. SENT: 280 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from news conference.

KOREAS-TENSION - Widow of ex-South Korean leader who backed engagement with Pyongyang arrives in North Korea. SENT: 300 words, photos.

EBOLA QUARANTINE-ALABAMA - Officials: Quarantine in place at Alabama home over possible Ebola case; patient being tested. SENT: 120 words.

OBIT-ROBERT CONQUEST - Historian Robert Conquest, who documented horrors of Soviet regime, dies at 98. SENT: 340 words, photo.

HIROSHIMA BOMBING ORDER - US order for Hiroshima bombing offers glimpse into fateful day as 70th anniversary nears. SENT: 500 words, photos.

DEFLATED FOOTBALLS-BRADY - In 'Deflategate' testimony, Brady denies tampering with AFC title-game footballs. SENT: 480 words, photo.

TV CRITICS-THE MUPPETS - Kermit and Miss Piggy confirm split but will work together on ABC's 'The Muppets'. SENT: 350 words, photos.

JAPAN-COMEBACK GODZILLA - AP Interview: Director of Japan's next 'Godzilla' wants to surprise despite monstrous pressure. SENT: 860 words, photos.

TV CRITICS-MCDREAMY - Shonda Rhimes says she killed off Dempsey's character on 'Grey"s to preserve love story. SENT: 280 words, photos.

DIGITAL LIFE-REVIEW-CASE FOR STAND-ALONE GADGETS- Review: Stand-alone gadgets like music players can be better than phones, devices that do more. SENT: 900 words, photos.




BATBOY DIES - 9-year-old batboy honored in Wichita at baseball team's 1st game since his death. SENT: 7 photos, 130 words.

JAPAN-A-BOMB-HIROSHIMA-PHOTO ESSAY - A then-and-now look at Hiroshima with photos after the bombing paired with photos or videos of the same scenes today. By Eugene Hoshiko. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos, interactive.




US IL COP COACHES - Baseball diamonds in the rough: Chicago officers start youth league in violent neighborhood. SENT, with 130 words as CHICAGO POLICE-YOUTH BASEBALL and photos.




CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES -- Folo looking at the firefighters who have come from around the region and country to help battle California's blazes. UPCOMING: developing.

VENICE BOARDWALK CRASH -- The driver who struck 18 pedestrians, killing an Italian honeymooner on the Venice Beach boardwalk, faces up to life in prison when sentenced. UPCOMING: Developing.

COLORADO SHOOTING -- Testimony in the sentencing phase could wrap up today. UPCOMING: developing.

AUTOS-HACKING - After hackers took control of some functions of a Jeep Cherokee, new fears arose about more nefarious possibilities. A look at what automakers and the government are doing to stymie hackers. UPCOMING: developing, words, photos.

FILM-THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL - Female sexuality, especially the teenage kind, is a Hollywood taboo, which is why first-time director Marielle Heller and actress Bel Powley knew they needed to be bold and fearless in telling the story of a 15-year-old girl who gets embroiled in a relationship with her mother's 35-year-old boyfriend in the visionary feature "The Diary of a Teenage Girl." UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.


Updated : 2021-09-24 23:05 GMT+08:00