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ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT (sent, developing)
US-CHINA TARIFFS (sent, developing)
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT (sent, developing)
MANAFORT-TRIAL JUDGE (sent)
ZIMBABWE-ELECTIONS (sent, developing)
THE TWO GUANTANAMOS-PHOTO ESSAY (sent)
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
BLACK DOLL IN NOOSE-BURIAL GROUND — Boys say they put black doll in noose at playground as prank. SENT: 130 words.
CHINESE MISSIONARY KILLED — Police: Chinese missionary fatally shot in Kansas City. SENT: 500 words.
WWE WRESTLER-MAYOR — Glenn Jacobs, the WWE wrestler known as Kane, has won the bout for mayor in Tennessee’s third largest county. SENT: 130 words, photos.
BREWERY-HINDU SYMBOL — Missouri brewery removes Hindu deity from beer artwork. SENT: 130 words.
NEVADA MARIJUANA-FIRST YEAR — 1st year of Nevada marijuana sales exceeds expectations. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
THE TWO GUANTANAMOS-PHOTO ESSAY — A photographic look at life inside the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay and the nearby Cuban city of Guantanamo. SENT: 400 words, 27 photos.
PLANTS OF NEW YORK — Hundreds of New Yorkers are working with researchers to find and catalog wild plants in their city by taking pictures with their smartphones as they walk the streets. SENT: 700 words, photos.
DRAKE-IN MY FEELINGS — Celebrities abound as Drake strolls through the streets of New Orleans in his “In My Feelings” video. The social media challenge associated with the song is featured in the video. SENT: 90 words, photos.
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Prosecutors are expected to dive into the heart of their financial fraud case against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort as jurors hear testimony that he never told his tax accountants about offshore bank accounts containing millions of dollars. SENT: 600 words. Developing. With MANAFORT-TRIAL JUDGE — The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial-fraud trial says it’s no crime to be rich in America. Judge T.S. Ellis has gone after prosecutors several times this week for making much of Manafort’s lavish lifestyle. The trial of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman started this week in Alexandria, Va. SENT: 860 words, photos.
TRUMP-SPACE FORCE — President Donald Trump’s directive to create a Space Force is facing resistance at the Defense Department, where Trump’s own Pentagon chief has publicly opposed establishing a new branch of the military to ensure American dominance in space. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m.
UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends an Asia security forum in Singapore with North Korea’s foreign minister, aiming for more clarity on Pyongyang’s commitment to denuclearization. SENT: 600 words. UPCOMING: Developing after meetings begin at 8:30 p.m.
TRUMP-LAWYER — The court-appointed lawyer assigned to prevent prosecutors from seeing attorney-client privileged materials seized from President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer has proven to be the last word on how millions of items are designated. Attorneys for Michael Cohen, Trump and the Trump Organization have so far challenged none of her decisions. UPCOMING: 600 words by 4 p.m., photos.
TENNESSEE PRIMARIES — Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn are on a collision course to claim their own slices of history in a critical U.S. Senate race. SENT: 890 words, photos.
2018 MIDTERMS-CYBERSECURITY — Intelligence officials warn that foreign adversaries continue to wage cyber warfare against the U.S. election systems. But with the midterm elections just three months away, political campaigns report that they’re largely on their own in the increasingly challenging task of protecting sensitive information and countering false or misleading content on social media. By Steve Peoples and Christina A. Cassidy. SENT: 1,100 words, photo.
SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH -ROE V WADE — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s record suggests he would vote to support abortion restrictions if confirmed. But it’s not clear if he would go as far as some abortion rights advocates fear and vote to overturn Roe v. Wade , the case establishing a woman’s right to abortion. By Legal Affairs Writers Denise Lavoie and Michael Tarm. SENT: 1,050 words, photo.
ZIMBABWE-ELECTIONS — Hours after President Emmerson Mnangagwa was declared the winner of the tight election, riot police disrupted a press conference where opposition leader Nelson Chamisa was about to respond to the election results. SENT: 700 words, photos.
AFGHANISTAN — Two suicide bombers have attacked a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding another 81. SENT: 400 words, photos.
UNITED NATIONS-HUMAN RIGHTS CHIEF — The U.N. human rights chief defended his outspoken criticism of abuses in dozens of countries from Myanmar and Hungary to the United States, insisting that his office doesn’t “bring shame on governments, they shame themselves.” SENT: 970 words, photo.
CONGO-EBOLA — WHO to know soon if new Congo Ebola outbreak can use vaccine; ‘I am afraid of this disease’. SENT: 600 words, photos.
CHINA-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-MONK — One of China’s highest-ranking Buddhist monks is facing a government investigation over accusations of sexual misconduct, in what is seen by some as an indication the #MeToo movement is gaining traction in the world’s most populous nation. SENT: 620 words.
SOUTH CHINA SEA — Chinese and Southeast Asian naval forces staged their first computer-simulated drills so they can jointly respond to emergencies and build trust amid the long-seething disputes in the South China Sea. SENT: 490 words, photos.
THAILAND-US-ARTIFACTS — A private American collector has returned a dozen ancient artifacts to Thailand as the Southeast Asian country presses for other treasures that were taken abroad to be given back. SENT: 390 words, photos.
BANGLADESH-TRANSPORTATION CHAOS — Dhaka remained largely cut off from the rest of Bangladesh, with local and long-distance buses staying off the roads after five days of protests by young people demanding safer streets. 320 words.
NEW ZEALAND-SOLDIER RESCUED — An Australian soldier who dug a snow cave to survive below-freezing conditions for a week on a New Zealand mountain is rescued. SENT: 320 words.
IMMIGRATION-SEX ABUSE CHARGES — Federal authorities allege that a former youth care worker at a Phoenix-area facility for immigrant youths sexually abused eight teenage boys, one of several cases brought to light in recent weeks as thousands of immigrant children remain detained around the country. SENT: 450 words. With IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES — U.S. and ACLU divided on how to reunify separated families (sent).
CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-LIFE AMID THE ASHES — More than 20,000 evacuees still have not been allowed to return to neighborhoods in burnt out Shasta County, home to the sixth most destructive wildfire in California history. For too many Californians, wildfire season has turned into a series of upheavals that starts with terror of approaching flames. That soon gives way to an anxious scramble for shelter, followed by tense days of waiting. SENT: 830 words, photos.
DATING APP KILLING — The release of a Connecticut man from jail shortly before police say he killed a New York City nurse and raped another woman in Los Angeles has outraged the nurse’s family and frustrated prosecutors. Police are now investigating Danueal Drayton’s claims that he has killed at least five women. SENT: 830 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos developing from service scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.
JFK MEMORABILIA — Some of the most iconic items associated with the late President John F. Kennedy are going on the auction block. Eldred’s auction gallery in East Dennis, on Cape Cod, is taking bids on a rocking chair that JFK used in the Oval Office, a tie clip in the shape of the PT-109 torpedo boat Kennedy commanded during World War II, and pens he used to establish the Peace Corps and sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty. SENT: 460 words, photos.
ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT — U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace they maintained in the first half of this year. The Labor Department says the unemployment rate ticked down to 3.9 percent from 4 percent. That’s near an 18-year low of 3.8 percent reached in May. By Christopher Rugaber. SENT: 640 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated. With ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT-DEMOGRAPHICS-GLANCE; ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT-INDUSTRIES-GLANCE
US-CHINA TARIFFS — China’s government has announced a $60 billion list of U.S. goods including coffee, honey and industrial chemicals for retaliation if Washington goes ahead with its latest tariff threat. By Joe McDonald. SENT: 470 words, photo. With TRADE GAP — The U.S. trade deficit widened in June for the first time in four months as exports fell and imports grew. Politically sensitive trade gaps with China, Mexico and Canada all increased; FLORIDA KEYS LOBSTER-TARIFFS — Just as they prepare for a crucial harvest in the wake of Hurricane Irma, lobster fisherman in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain (both sent).
FLORIDA KEYS LOBSTER-TARIFFS — Just as they prepare for a crucial harvest in the wake of Hurricane Irma, lobster fisherman in the Florida Keys fear a trade war with China could undermine storm recovery in the island chain. By Jennifer Kay. SENT: 750 words, photos.
MUSIC-BEYONCE AND JAY-Z — Even severe weather couldn’t stop Beyonce and Jay-Z from performing an explosive two-hour-plus concert for their feverish fans. After bad weather forced concertgoers at the MetLife Stadium inside for close to an hour Thursday night, Beyonce and Jay-Z hit the stage at 11:08 p.m. and played into Friday morning, wrapping the energetic show at 1:29 a.m. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 375 words, photos.
JFK MEMORABILIA — Some of the most iconic items associated with the late President John F. Kennedy are going on the auction block. Eldred’s auction gallery in East Dennis, on Cape Cod, is taking bids Friday on a rocking chair that JFK used in the Oval Office, a tie clip in the shape of the PT-109 torpedo boat Kennedy commanded during World War II, and pens he used to establish the Peace Corps and sign a landmark nuclear arms treaty. By William J. Kole. SENT: 470 words, photos.
COMMERCIAL SPACE-CREW — NASA announces astronaut assignments for the first test flights of crew capsules being developed by Boeing and SpaceX. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos developing from 11 a.m. announcement.
DODGEBALL-UNORTHODOX PRO SPORTS — Dodgeball is not just a Ben Stiller movie or anxiety-inducing gym class activity. It’s a professional sport, just like many games that were popularize in parks, schoolyards and even novels. The World Dodgeball Association, founded in 2013, is holding its second World Cup — this weekend in New York. Thirteen countries, including the U.S., will be represented at Madison Square Garden on Saturday for the biennial tournament. By Sports Writer Terrin Waack. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.
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