BC-What We’re Talking About 1230 GMT
A selection of AP offerings that are especially good reads, shareable, consumer-friendly, or likely to generate talk or buzz:
CAMBODIA-THE FALL - 40 years later, US ambassador feels shame, anger over Cambodia pullout, 1st American ‘bug-out’. SENT: 2,180 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 1,260 words has also been sent.
SOUTH CAROLINA CITY -AGGRESSIVE POLICE - Aggressive policing of South Carolina’s third-largest city challenged after police shooting of black motorist. SENT:790 words, photos, videos. With POLICE OFFICER-FATAL SHOOTING - Gap remains in video record of fatal police shooting. TOP VIDEO: - us_sc_shooting_wrap - Dash cam video shows moments before shooting.
SUMMIT-UNITED STATES-CUBA - Obama hints he’ll remove Cuba from terror list ahead of historic encounter with Castro. SENT: 580 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words after 1530 GMT statements. With SUMMIT-AT A GLANCE and KERRY-CUBA - Top U.S., Cuba diplomats hold highest-level meeting in decades.
SEVERE WEATHER - 1 dead after tornado hits tiny Illinois town, destroying homes as storms hit in several states SENT: 350 words, photos, video US IL TORNADO UGC 20150410CR. UPCOMING: Developing.
MOROCCO-ATHLETES KILLED - Head-on collision between bus full of young athletes and truck kills 31 in southern Morocco. SENT: 280 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
JON HAMM-FRATERNITY HAZING - ‘Mad Men’ star Hamm named in court records as taking part in violent 1990 fraternity hazing. SENT: 470 words, photo.
BOSNIA-CROSS-DRESSING SINGER - Coming out on stage, cross-dressing singer wins the hearts in macho Bosnia. SENT: 530 words, photos.
SAVING SOAP - Group on worldwide mission to save lives, prevent disease with recycled hotel soap. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos, video.
APPLE WATCH DEBUTS - APPLE WATCH LIVE: Try-on visits, online orders begin in the US, China and other markets. SENT: 850 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated throughout the day, photos, video.
ICANN-DOT SUCKS - Internet naming body writes Canadian, US authorities to check legality of ‘.sucks’ domain. SENT: 380 words.
ITTY BITTY NATIONS - World’s itty bitty (and fake) countries discuss being better nations, see who has best cape. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.
CHINA-MOCKING MAO - Popular Chinese TV host apologizes for insulting comments about Mao Zedong. SENT: 350 words, photos.
ARMENIA-KARDASHIAN - The Kardashian contingent is causing a commotion in Armenia, but officials are pleased they came. SENT: 140 words, with 12 photos, highlighted by MOSB139.
JAPAN-DOLPHINS - Rescue efforts underway to try to help some of about 150 dolphins stranded on beach in Japan. SENT: 140 words, photos.
TSUNAMI DEBRIS-BOAT - Parks official: Boat chunk spotted off Oregon coast thought to be Japanese tsunami debris. SENT: 130 words, photo.
MASTERS - Back on top: After fading a year ago, Jordan Spieth looks to finish job at Augusta National. SENT: 880 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated throughout the day.
US SHOOTING 3 - Raw dashcam video shows chase. With POLICE OFFICER-FATAL SHOOTING (sent)
US IL TORNADO UGC 20150410CR - with SEVERE WEATHER coverage (sent)
SAVING SOAP - Group on worldwide mission to save lives, prevent disease with recycled hotel soap. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.
SEVERE WEATHER coverage (sent, developing)
COMING UP LATER TODAY
PEOPLE-SANDRA BULLOCK — Audio of Sandra Bullock’s call to police after discovering a man in her home last year is released, along with other exhibits prosecutors presented during a hearing this week. UPCOMING: 250 words after 2130 GMT, photos, video, audio.