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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 EST.


AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS-GOMEZ — Selena Gomez told the American Music Awards audience that even though she had everything, "I was absolutely broken." SENT: 260 words, photos.

VATICAN-POPE-ABORTION — Pope Francis is allowing all priests to absolve women of the "grave sin" of abortion, extending indefinitely special permission he had granted for the duration of the just-ended Holy Year of Mercy. SENT: 420 words, photo.

BRITAIN-CANCER GIRL DIES — The father of a four-year-old girl whose struggle with a rare form of cancer drew widespread sympathy has announced that she has died. SENT: 130 words.

CAMBODIA-SURROGACY — A court in Cambodia has charged an Australian woman and two Cambodians for violating a recently enacted ban on providing commercial surrogate services. SENT: 130 words.

WAL-MART-CYBER MONDAY — Wal-Mart is kicking off "Cyber Monday" deals this Friday for the first time ever. SENT: 490 words, photo.

TV-HBO-MARATHON BOMBING — HBO film shows recovery for Boston Marathon bombing survivors. SENT: 400 words, photos.

ROCKY-40TH ANNIVERSARY-THINGS TO KNOW — Rocky: 40 years later, he's still a lovable underdog. SENT: 700 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-MARCOS-HERO'S-BURIAL — Philippine court urged to order Marcos' remains exhumed. SENT: 330 words, photos.

HUMMUS RECALL — Sabra recalls hummus amid listeria contamination fear. SENT: 115 words, photo.




US AMA TRUMP olv — Green Day referenced Donald Trump in lyrics onstage; others including Jay Pharaoh and Idina Menzel spoke out at the American Music Awards. With text, photos.

US NY SNOWFALL — The first major snowfall of the season is hitting western and upstate New York.




DEMENTIA DECLINE, HFR — New research documents another decline in dementia rates but experts say an ongoing rise in the number of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy. UPCOMING: 450 words. HOLD for release at 11 a.m.




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