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:
REAL ESTATE HEIR-MEDIA DETECTIVES - Media turns detective with ‘The Jinx,’ ‘Serial’; journalism ethics vs legal safeguards. SENT: 840 words, photos.
ST PATRICK’S DAY- Ireland blesses shamrock, girds for Dublin parade as St. Patrick’s Day dyes the world green. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.
GERMANY-HATE POETRY - In Germany, immigrant journalists fight racism with popular show about readers’ hate mail. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
RATE HIKES-WINNERS & LOSERS - After 6 years of near-zero interest rates, the prospect of a Fed hike is shaking up markets. SENT: 1,150 words, photos.
IDITAROD - Nome prepares to celebrate ‘Mardi Gras with dogs’ as mushers near Iditarod finish. SENT: 350 words, photos, video.
ROYAL VISIT-WASHINGTON - Prince Charles, Camilla set to arrive in Washington, visit area cultural and historic sites. SENT: 140 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
BRITAIN-PRINCE HARRY - Prince Harry will leave the armed forces in June after 10 years of service that included two tours in Afghanistan. SENT: 500 words, photo.
DOLCE&GABBANA-HOLLYWOOD - Courtney Love, Martina Navratilova, others join Elton John’s call for Dolce & Gabbana boycott. SENT: 410 words, photo.
MYANMAR-BUDDHA IMAGE ARREST -New Zealand bar manager and his business associates are sentenced for insulting Buddhism. SENT: 480 words, photos.
FLIGHT-PROFESSOR ARRESTED - Penn State sociology professor faces disorderly conduct charges in Miami after Venezuela rant on plane. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Video prospects uncertain.
NEPAL-EVEREST RESCUES - Nepal to add doctors and speed up rescue efforts at Mount Everest base camp after 2014 disaster. SENT: 420 words.
GAMES-ESPORTS IN CINEMA - Coming soon to a movie theater near you: competitive video games. SENT: 400 words.
JAPAN-NINTENDO - Nintendo forms alliance with mobile game company DeNA in about face on smartphone strategy. SENT: 300 words.
ST. PATRICK’S DAY coverage (sent; developing)
VANUATU-CYCLONE PAM coverage (sent; with video and text)
VANUATU CYCLONE (sent; with photos and text)
COMING UP LATER TODAY
BIOPSY MISTAKES - HOLD FOR RELEASE, 1500 GMT - Here’s another reason for getting a second medical opinion: Biopsy specialists frequently misdiagnose breast tissue, potentially leading to too-aggressive treatment for some women and under-treatment for others, a study suggests. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1500 GMT. For release at 1500 GMT.
THE SOUND OF MUSIC ANNIVERSARY - NEW YORK — The 1965 Oscar-winning film adaptation of the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music” is celebrating its 50th birthday this year and star Julie Andrews can’t quite believe it. UPCOMING: 900 words by 1500 GMT, photos. With THE SOUND OF MUSIC-KIDS NOW, THE SOUND OF MUSIC-CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER, THE SOUND OF MUSIC-MANY MARIAS.