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August 27, 2018

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A gaming rival of the former gaming champion suspected of killing two competitors, wounding nine others and killing himself recalled him as “being kind of different.” Shane Kivlen was the best friend of one of the gamers who was killed in Sunday’s shooting at Jacksonville Landing. Kivlen tells The Associated Press that 24-year-old David Katz didn’t talk much with fellow gamers, either online or when they met face-to-face for Madden tournaments.

LONDON (AP) — The Associated Press has found that the Russian hackers unmasked by the U.S. special prosecutor last month have spent years trying to steal the private correspondence of the world’s most senior Orthodox Christian figures. It’s an illustration of how high the stakes are as Kiev and Moscow wrestle over the religious future of Ukraine. The evidence comes from a hit list of 4,700 email addresses supplied to the AP by Secureworks, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flags at the White House, which were lowered over the weekend to mark the death of Sen. John McCain, are back at full-staff. The flags at the U.S. Capitol, meanwhile, remained at half-staff on Monday to honor McCain who died Saturday of brain cancer. President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences to McCain’s family but hasn’t issued a presidential proclamation with an order lowering the flags. After Sen. Ted Kennedy died in 2009, the White House flags were at half-staff for five days.

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s Vietnamese jailer says he respected his former inmate and feels sad about his death. Others in Vietnam also paid their respects to the former U.S. Navy pilot who was a prisoner of war and later was instrumental in bringing the wartime foes together. McCain’s Skyhawk dive bomber was shot down over Hanoi in 1967 and he was taken prisoner and held in the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” prison for more than five years.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the prospects are “looking good” for an agreement with Mexico that could set the stage for an overhaul of the North American Free Trade Agreement. He tweeted this morning: “A big deal looking good with Mexico!” U.S. and Mexican negotiators worked over the weekend to narrow their differences. Once they reach an agreement, the third country in NAFTA — Canada — would be brought back in to finalize a revamp of the 24-year-old pact.

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