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BC-AP News Digest 5:30 am

September 30, 2018

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INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE —Rescuers in Indonesia were scrambling to reach trapped victims screaming for help from collapsed buildings, while looters risked entering an unstable shopping mall to grab whatever they could find after a massive earthquake spawned a tsunami that left more than 800 dead. By Niniek Karmini. SENT: 1,120 words, photos, video. With INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-THE LATEST.


WASHINGTON — The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were students at Yale has agreed to cooperate with an FBI investigation, her lawyer says. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 810 words, photo.

TRUMP —President Donald Trump turned his embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh into a rallying cry for Republicans to vote in November, saying they can reject the “ruthless and outrageous tactics” he says Democrats used against the judge. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 1,170 words, photo. With: TRUMP-KIM — Trump tells a cheering crowd about his growing closeness with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, noting there was tough talk between the two “and then we fell in love.” SENT: 320 words, photo.

SEC-ELON MUSK —Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk have agrees to pay a total of $40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit alleging Musk duped investors with misleading statements about a proposed buyout of the company. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 870 words, photo.

MACEDONIA-REFERENDUM — Macedonians are deciding on their country’s future, voting in a referendum on whether to accept a landmark deal ending a decades-old dispute with neighboring Greece by changing their country’s name to North Macedonia, paving the way to NATO membership. SENT: 600 words, photos. MACEDONIA-REFERENDUM-THE LATEST.

BRAZIL-MUSEUM FIRE-REBUILDING — The prospect of a new museum rising from the ashes after a fire gutted Brazil’s 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro has sparked debate about whether the institution can, or even should, be reconstructed. International experts warn there are limits to any such effort, emphasizing the inescapable loss of original, irreplaceable objects, while some in Brazil question the rush to rebuild before the wholesale neglect of the museum has been examined. By Sarah DiLorenzo. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.




SAUDI ARABIA-US — President Donald Trump discusses global crude oil prices with Saudi King Salman in a telephone call amid the American leaders call for OPEC to bring down energy prices. SENT: 130 words.

OBIT-OTIS RUSH — Legendary Chicago blues guitarist Otis Rush, whose passionate, jazz-influenced sound influenced generations of musicians, has died at 84. SENT: 350 words.

BURNED WOMAN-MISSISSIPPI — A federal analyst lays out the timeline of the night a woman was burned alive to jurors hearing the retrial of Quinton Tellis. SENT: 250 words, photos. With BURNED WOMAN-MISSISSIPPI -THE LATEST.

ADOPTED DAUGHTER-KANSAS-DEPORTATION — The adopted daughter of a retired Army officer living in northeastern Kansas may soon be sent back to South Korea. SENT: 170 words.

WARREN-TOWN HALL — Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she’ll take a ‘hard look at running for president’ after November elections. SENT: 140 words.

SEA CUCUMBER OVERHARVEST — The owner of a Washington seafood company get a prison sentence for overharvesting sea cucumbers. SENT: 450 words, photo.




ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TEXAS-BETO AND WILLIE — Democratic Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rouke rallied thousands with Willie Nelson, offering an openly liberal vision for the country’s largest conservative state and vowing that his campaign that has shunned outside political support can topple Republican Ted Cruz in November. SENT: 790 words, photos. With ELECTION 2018-SENATE-TEXAS-BETO AND WILLIE-THE LATEST.

NEVADA SENATE KAVANAUGH — Democratic Senate candidate Jacky Rosen in Nevada says Republican Sen. Dean Heller’s support for an FBI probe of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, while also continuing to support his confirmation, is a “charade.” SENT: 360 words.

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JAPAN-OKINAWA ELECTION — Okinawans headed to the polls to choose a governor in an election that many see hinging on how voters feel about the American military presence on the southwestern Japanese islands. SENT: 550 words.

JAPAN-TYPHOON — A powerful typhoon rips through Japan, forcing cancellations of flights and trains, including in the Tokyo area as authorities warned of strong winds and torrential rain. SENT: 230 words, photos.

IRAQ-KURDISH ELECTIONS — Iraq’s self-ruled Kurdish region is holding long-delayed parliamentary elections, a year after a vote for independence sparked a punishing backlash from Baghdad, leaving Kurdish leaders deeply divided. SENT: 410 words.




CENTRAL PARK POLITICS — Fearing possible gunshots, it took only the collapse of a police barrier at a politically charged New York celebrity music show to send thousands of spectators fleeing in panic. About 60,000 people had filled the park’s Great Lawn for the eight-hour Global Citizen Festival. SENT: 440 words, photos.




NOBEL-LITERATURE — There won’t be a Nobel Prize in Literature this year but the Swedish Academy that awards the prestigious prize is still in the limelight. Jean-Claude Arnault, a French citizen who is a major cultural figure in Sweden, is at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that has tarnished the academy and forced it to take a year off in its deliberations. SENT: 120 words.




RYDER CUP —Europe’s latest Ryder Cup sensation is called “Moliwood,” and what a show Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood produced on day two at the Ryder Cup. And now for the final act. Europe has a 10-6 lead going into the 12 singles matches as it tries to win back the gold trophy. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




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