BC-What We’re Talking About 1230 GMT,ADVISORY
A selection of AP offerings that are especially good reads, shareable, consumer-friendly, or likely to generate talk or buzz:
PRESIDENTIAL RACE-CRUZ- GLANCE - Things to know about Cruz. SENT: 750 words chunky text, photos. With mainbar and related coverage.
SINGAPORE-LEE KUAN YEW-QUOTE BOX - Lee Kuan Yew left rich legacy of sharp, pithy observations on the world, himself. SENT: 680 words. With mainbar and related coverage.
FATAL BROOKLYN FIRE - Bodies of 7 siblings, ages 5 to 16, killed in New York fire arrive in Israel for burial. SENT: 230 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing.
CUBA-THE RUSH- Cuba sees tourism boom amid move for US detente, as travelers rush in ‘before the Americans.’ SENT: 950 words, photos.
GENDER EQUITY-PROFITS - Proof grows that female executives bring bigger profits, but businesses still slow to act. SENT: 1,120 words, photos.
BRITAIN-BOY-BRAIN TUMOR - Parents who became fugitives to save their son say he’s been cured of cancer. SENT: 130 words.
SOUTH AFRICA-HEWITT TRIAL -South African judge convicts Bob Hewitt of rape, sexual assault, orders him taken into custody. SENT: 130 words, photos.
TV-GAME OF THRONES - “Game of Thrones” to premiere in San Francisco with live stream on Facebook. SENT: 280 words, photos. Will be updated after screening, expected around midnight.
VANUATU-CYCLONE PAM - After Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu’s people revive, rebuild and, in some cases, rethink. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.
VANUATU CYCLONE - After Cyclone Pam, Vanuatu’s people revive, rebuild and, in some cases, rethink. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.
US_TX_TWIN ASTRONAUTS - NASA astronaut Scott Kelly will be the first American to spend a year aboard the International Space Station in an experiment to test human endurance in space, while his twin brother’s health is compared on Earth. SENT; text upcoming later today as YEAR IN SPACE (see below)
COMING UP LATER TODAY:
GLUTEN-FREE WHEAT — New research funded by farmers aims to breed a wheat variety for people who can’t eat wheat, an endeavor that comes as wider consumer interest in gluten-free foods is booming to the tune of $973 million in sales last year. UPCOMING: 750 words by 1400 GMT, photos.
JAPAN-RAMEN MUSEUMS — In Japan, ramen is such a big deal that there are entire museums devoted to it — one for packaged soup, one for artisanal, both with samples to try and take home. UPCOMING: 880 words by noon, photos.
YEAR IN SPACE - What’s one thing astronaut Scott Kelly can’t do without when he moves into space this week for a year? A belt. For his Russian partner, it’s vitamins. The two will be taking up residence at the International Space Station to see how they tolerate an entire year of weightlessness. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. With short bios. Video has been sent (see above).