Related topics

BC-What We’re Talking About 4:30,ADVISORY

August 11, 2016

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.


CANADA-FORD CRACK VIDEO — Video of late Toronto mayor smoking crack now public. SENT: 400 words, photos.

OLDEST ANIMAL — Greenland shark now oldest living animal with backbone. SENT: 640 words, photos.

TRUMP TOWER-CLIMBER — Virginia man hospitalized day after Trump Tower escapade. SENT: 200 words, photos, videos.

MISSING STUDENTS — Three students, including two from Japan, missing in Arkansas cave. SENT: 220 words.

SAI-SICK SAILOR — Belgian woman who won 2012 bronze medal is ill after racing on polluted Guanabara Bay. SENT: 570 words, photos.

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON LEAVES HUFFINGTON POST — The Huffington Post is going to be without a Huffington. SENT: 680 words, photo.

ISLAND FOXES — Foxes native to California’s Channel Islands have rebounded so fast that they’re no longer considered endangered. SENT: 650 words, photos.

CHILD FALLS FROM COASTER — A boy falls from a classic wooden roller coaster at a western Pennsylvania amusement park. SENT: 140 words.

OBIT-BARRY JENNER — “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” actor Barry Jenner dead at 75. SENT: 130 words.

OBIT-THOMAS STEINBECK — Thomas Steinbeck, eldest son of Nobel Prize-winning author John Steinbeck and a prominent author and screenwriter in his own right, die at age 72. SENT: 120 words.

CASTLE DEMOLITION — Connecticut city moves to demolish 19th century castle. SENT: 440 words, photo.




RIO OLYMPICS GOLF MEN — OGLF233: Bubba Watson of the United States tees off on the 16th hole. Golf has returned to the Olympics for the first time since 1904.




PHELPS VS LOCHTE — Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte duke it out at the Olympics for the last time. By Beth Harris. SENT: 660 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from 200 IM final after 9 p.m.




At the Nerve Center, Mike Stewart can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, ext. 1900. For graphics and interactives, ext. 7636. Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport@ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

Update hourly