BC-What We’re Talking About 8:30,ADVISORY

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.


HOT CAR DEATHS - Authorities arrest the father in the deaths of 15-month-old twin girls found in a hot car in west Georgia. SENT: 360 words.

6-FOOT ALLIGATOR REMOVED - Police remove 6-foot alligator from Massachusetts backyard. SENT: 130 words, photo.

BRITAIN-BLACK LIVES MATTER - UK Black Lives Matter protesters block Heathrow airport road. SENT: 340 words, photo.

AMAZON AIR - Amazon is unveiling its first branded cargo plane, one of 40 jetliners that will make up the e-commerce giant's own air transportation network. SENT: 500 words, photos.

PIZZA ATM-COLLEGE - Customers will soon be able to get pizza from an ATM at one Ohio University. SENT: 150 words.

POP-UP PROLIFERATION - Now you see them; now you don't. Pop-up storefronts and eateries have been around for years, but entrepreneurs increasingly are taking the concept in new and unexpected directions. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FACEBOOK NEWS FEED - Facebook is taking another stab at ridding users' news feeds of "clickbait," the links and headlines that ask readers to "guess what happened next" but don't provide any useful information, tempting people to click if they want to find out anything. SENT: 700 words, photos.

RIO-SUBWAY LINE - A $3 billion subway expansion built as one of the main Olympic legacy projects for Rio de Janeiro was overbilled by 25 percent, a report says. SENT: 390 words, photo.

WAL-MART-EMPLOYEE SCHEDULING - Wal-Mart, the nation's largest private employer, has launched a new scheduling system in about 650 Neighborhood Market stores that gives hourly workers more certainty about their schedules. SENT: 400 words.

SWITZERLAND-POKEMON GO - If you go down to the Rhine today, you're in for a big surprise. At least that's what the Swiss city of Basel is claiming in a video featuring "Pokemon Go" characters taking humorous revenge on gamers. SENT: 130 words.




IDENTICAL TRIPLETS - An Oregon couple welcomed rare identical girl triplets Raelyn, Avery and Elaina. SENT: five photos, text.




BRAZIL OLY TORCH 2 (CR) - Former Brazilian volleyball player and Olympic medalist Isabel Barroso Salgado carried the Olympic torch at the Christ the Redeemer statue on Friday, ahead of the opening of the 2016 Summer Olympics later in the day. With text.




SAN DIEGO OFFICERS SHOT - Thousands are expected to line the streets at a procession and funeral services for a San Diego police officer shot five times and killed while sitting in his patrol car after his partner approached a man on the street. SENT: 300 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. service.




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