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IRAQ-HUNTING IS — Islamic State group militants are keeping residents around northern Iraq in fear more than a year and a half after the defeat of the so-called caliphate, hiding in the mountains and emerging under cover of night to kill and intimidate. It’s part of a quiet, relentless battle with the military, which is on a constant hunt for sleeper cells, raiding homes and questioning family members. By Bram Janssen. SENT: 1,290 words, photos. TOP VIDEO: — US IS Hunt (CR) — Iraqi forces hunt hidden IS militants.
CHINA-TRADE —Deepening its trade war with the U.S. and sending world financial markets into a slide, China announced higher tariffs on $60 billion worth of American goods in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s latest penalties on Chinese products. SENT: 810 words, photos. With TRUMP-CHINA-TARIFFS-Q&A (sent)
FINANCIAL MARKETS —The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 700 points Monday as investors sought shelter from an escalating trade war between the U.S. and China. SENT: 890 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
OBIT-DORIS DAY —Doris Day, the sunny blond actress and singer whose frothy comedic roles opposite the likes of Rock Hudson and Cary Grant made her one of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the 1950s and ’60s and a symbol of wholesome American womanhood, died Monday. She was 97. SENT: 1,390 words, photos. With DORIS DAY-FILMOGRAPHY
EMIRATES —Two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian-flagged vessel were damaged in what Gulf officials described as a “sabotage” attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the incident remain unclear, it raised risks for shippers in a region vital to global energy supplies at a time of increasing tensions between the U.S. and Iran over its unraveling nuclear deal with world powers. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. With AP EXPLAINS-STRAITS OF HORMUZ, EUROPE-IRAN, EMIRATES-THE LATEST (all sent)
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS-BRIBERY — When the actress Felicity Huffman pleads guilty to taking part in the college admissions bribery scheme, she will become the highest-profile person so far to admit to allegations that have also ensnared prominent college coaches and figures from the business world. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 590 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 2:30 p.m. hearing.
SUPREME COURT-IPHONE APPS — Already facing declining iPhone sales and a European investigation, Apple gets more bad news when the Supreme Court allows a consumer lawsuit over iPhone app pricing to go forward. The case could have major implications for the tech giant’s handling of the 2 million apps in Apple’s App Store, from which it takes a hefty sales commission. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: 790 words by 4 p.m.
SWEDEN-ASSANGE — Swedish prosecutors say they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain.. By David Keyton and Jan M. Olsen. SENT: 740 words, photos. With ASSANGE-AP EXPLAINS, WIKILEAKS-ASSANGE TIMELINE, SWEDEN-ASSANGE-THE LATEST (all sent)
FACIAL RECOGNITION BACKLASH — San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies, reflecting a growing backlash against a technology that’s creeping into airports, motor vehicle departments, stores, stadiums and home security cameras. By Matt O’Brien and Janie Har. SENT: 1,230 words, photos.
TV-NEW SEASON-FOX — “Empire” will return for its final season this fall on Fox — with Jussie Smollett a question mark — and should count itself lucky. Fox, the lowest-rated network among the big four broadcasters, is hitting the reset button for the 2019-20 season by canceling eight shows and adding 10 new ones. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.