Good evening. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Ohio. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP Columbus bureau at 614-885-2727 or APColumbus@ap.org. Lisa Cornwell takes the desk starting at 9 a.m. Sunday. Interim AP Ohio news editor Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached at 800-762-4841 or 614-885-2727 or awelsh@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

JUDGE SUED-TRANSGENDER NAMES

CLEVELAND -- An attorney for the mothers of three transgender teens in Ohio said in a federal lawsuit filed Friday that a county judge has shown a disturbing pattern and practice of not allowing transgender children to legally change their names, refusals that can prove harmful and violates their constitutional right to equal protection. By Mark Gillispie. SENT: 515 words. Pursuing photos.

TRUMP-LEBRON

WASHINGTON -- Ahead of a campaign rally in Ohio, President Donald Trump unleashed a withering attack on the state's favorite son, savaging LeBron James in a tweet that derided the intelligence of one of the nation's most prominent African-American men. Trump blasted James after seemingly watching an interview James did earlier in the week with CNN anchor Don Lemon in which he deemed Trump divisive. The attack on James, who was being interviewed by another black man, to some resembled a racial dog whistle. By Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 980 words. With AP Photos.

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OHIO STATE-MEYER

UNDATED -- Urban Meyer has defended himself two days after Ohio State sidelined the football coach and opened an investigation into what he knew and did about accusations of abuse made against a former Buckeyes assistant coach by his ex-wife. Meyer acknowledges he wasn't forthright with reporters when questioned last week about the 2015 allegations. But he insists he handled the claims against Zach Smith properly at the time. Smith is denying that he abused his ex-wife and is backing his former boss. By Ralph Russo, AP College Football Writer. SENT: 1,060 words. With AP Photos, Video.

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BRIEFS:

— DOCTOR ON BIKE-FATALLY SHOT: An Ohio woman who was an acquaintance of the man suspected of killing one of former President George H.W. Bush's doctors in Houston learned several days after the fatal shooting that he'd deeded his home to her.

— CELLIST-FREE PERFORMANCE: World renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma plans to give a free performance this month in northeast Ohio as part of a national arts exchange.

— POLICE UNION-ENDORSEMENT PULLED: An Ohio police union has rescinded its endorsement of a judge who apologized to a man kicked in the head by an officer while handcuffed.

— PLANT LAYOFFS: Anchor Glass is cutting half of its Georgia workforce, citing a decline in demand for its products. The company announced three months ago it would be shutting a plant in Zanesville, Ohio.

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SPORTS:

FBN--HALL OF FAME

CANTON-- Eight new members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be inducted Saturday night. Seven of them will actually be on hand. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 900 words. Inductions begin at 7 p.m. With AP Photos.

FBC--OHIO STATE-MEYER

UNDATED -- Urban Meyer has defended himself two days after Ohio State sidelined the football coach and opened an investigation into what he knew and did about accusations of abuse made against a former Buckeyes assistant coach by his ex-wife. Meyer acknowledges he wasn't forthright with reporters when questioned last week about the 2015 allegations. But he insists he handled the claims against Zach Smith properly at the time. Smith is denying that he abused his ex-wife and is backing his former boss. By Ralph Russo, AP College Football Writer. SENT: 1,060 words. With AP Photos, Video.

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