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.


WATER PARK-FATALITY — The young son of a Kansas state lawmaker dies on a water slide that is billed as the world's largest, according to officials and the boy's family. SENT: 550 words, photos.

TOURIST ATTRACTION-SHOOTING — A 20-year-old man is shot to death while playing "Pokemon Go" at a tourist attraction along San Francisco's waterfront, authorities and a family friend say. SENT: 220 words, photo.

OLY--SWM-PHELPS-PURPLE SPOTS — Why does Michael Phelps have purple spots on his back? It's a therapy called "cupping." SENT: 200 words, photos.

WILLIAMS SISTERS LOSE — For 1st time, Williams sisters lose Olympic doubles match after 15 wins and three gold medals. SENT: 580 words, photos.

OLY-BVL--PLAYER IN HEADSCARF — An Egyptian beach volleyball player in a hijab stands out on the sand, where the women's teams usually wear bikinis. SENT: 280 words, photos

OBIT-ROCK ON CAR-HUSBAND - Randy Budd, the husband of an Ohio schoolteacher critically injured when a rock was dropped on her car from a highway overpass, commits suicide. SENT: 390 words, photo.

TV-AMAZON — Woody Allen's first small-screen series, "Crisis in Six Scenes," will debut on Amazon on Sept. 30. SENT: 240 words, photos.

STINGRAY ROBOTS — A Harvard University research team creates a cyborg stingray that swims toward light, breaking new ground. SENT: 740 words, photos.

JAPAN-POKEMON-GO-HIROSHIMA — No more "Pokemon Go" at Hiroshima atomic bomb memorial. SENT: 220 words, photo.

CAMBODIA-HUN SEN'S POTBELLY — Cambodia prime minister says potbelly is hurting his golf swing. SENT: 280 words, photos.

ITALY-KITTEN RESCUE - Italian sailor uses mouth-to-mouth to revive kitten. SENT: 120 words.




US VA DELTA — Delta Air Lines says it is has grounded flights after experiencing unspecified systems issues. Delta says flights waiting to take off are delayed, but flights already in the air were not affected.

US NC CHANCE AT FREEDOM — Johnny Small was arrested for murder at 15 and locked away for life at 16. Now, the North Carolina man is hoping a witness's change of heart will help free him after 28 years behind bars.




THEATER-ESCAPE ROOMS - Several immersive shows are pushing the boundaries of what escape rooms can become, turning the fast-growing — and cheap to produce — hour-long games in which players work together to find the clues to free themselves into a rich, theatrical experience. UPCOMING: 800 words by 2 p.m., photos.




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