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BC-AP News Digest 6:15 pm

August 10, 2016

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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NEW/DEVELOPING

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Adds UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE, JACKPOT RIGGING SCANDAL, RIO SECURITY, DIV-WPO-GREEN WATER, KURDISH FORCES-AMERICAN FIGHTER, BUDGET DEFICIT, BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS, GUATEMALA MASSACRE-SUSPECT DEPORTED, TWITTER-ISLAMIC STATE LAWSUIT, CAMBODIA-CUPPING AND COINING, TV-CBS-DIVERSITY, METEOR OUTBURST.

SWIMMING — Finals start at 9 p.m.

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TOP STORIES

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — After winning state after state while bouncing between controversies in the GOP primaries, Trump is stumbling on the stump, losing ground in preference polls and alienating prominent Republicans. By Jill Colvin, Steve Peoples and Josh Lederman. SENT: 1,010 words, photos, video. With CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON — Hillary Clinton says Trump’s words could have “tremendous consequences,” calls on Republicans to support her campaign. SENT: 420 words, photos; TRUMP-WHAT DID HE SAY? — Some views on Second Amendment remark. SENT: 680 words.

UNITED STATES-ISLAMIC STATE — The military campaigns in Iraq and Syria have taken 45,000 enemy combatants off the battlefield, and reduced the total number of Islamic State fighters to as few as 15,000, the top U.S. commander for the fight against IS says. By Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 510 words, photo.

BALTIMORE POLICE DEATH-JUSTICE DEPARTMENT — With startling statistics, a federal investigation of the Baltimore Police Department confirms what black residents have been saying for years: They are routinely singled out, roughed up or otherwise mistreated by officers, often for no reason. By Juliet Linderman and Eric Tucker. SENT: 930 words, photos, video.

COMPTON DEPUTY SHOOTING — Two recent fatal police shootings in the Los Angeles area began the same way: officers thinking a suspect had a gun. One did and one didn’t, and it was later determined the one who didn’t wasn’t even involved in a crime. And yet both could end up being ruled justified shootings because of the information officers had at the time they fired. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 990 words, video, photos. With SHOOTING CHARGES DROPPED — Prosecutor: Officers in Missouri made up shooting story; both on leave. SENT: 640 words.

CHRISTIE-TRAFFIC JAMS — According to a new court filing, a former Chris Christie aide texted to a colleague that the New Jersey governor “flat out lied” at a news conference about the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. SENT: 690 words, photos, video.

OLY-ATH-GATLIN-DOPING — Sprinter Justin Gatlin tells the AP he’s not paying attention to what people are saying about his past doping violations, and not concerned with those who think he doesn’t belong at the Rio Games. By Pat Graham and Eddie Pells. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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JACKPOT RIGGING SCANDAL — An internal investigation into a national jackpot-fixing scandal has concluded that a single former lottery employee was responsible for any drawings that were manipulated. SENT: 640 words.

TRUMP TOWER-CLIMBER — A man tries to scale the all-glass face of Trump Tower in New York City using suction cups. SENT: 100 words, video, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

WATER PARK-FATALITY — A 10-year-old boy was decapitated as he rode a 168-foot tall waterslide at a water park in Kansas, a person familiar with the investigation says. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

METEOR OUTBURST — Get set for an outburst of shooting stars that could peak at up to 200 meteors per hour. SENT: 210 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES-IMMIGRATION — Several congressional Republicans, some facing tough re-election campaigns, are pushing to change immigration laws in a break from the party’s platform and its presidential nominee, Donald Trump. SENT: 650 words.

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OLYMPICS

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SWIMMING — Katie Ledecky looks for another gold medal in the 4x200-meter freestyle relay, and fellow American Nathan Adrian tries to defend his title in the 100 free on Day 5 of swimming. By National Writer Paul Newberry. UPCOMING: Developing from finals starting at 9 p.m., photos. With DIV-WPO-GREEN WATER — The water polo pool joins the diving pool in turning green. Officials cite a decrease in alkaline levels and insist athletes are safe. SENT: 700 words, photos.

RIO SECURITY — Military police in Rio de Janeiro are stepping up security at the Olympics after a bus carrying journalists had two of its windows shattered by a projectile and a bullet flew into the stables of the equestrian venue. SENT: 630 words, photos.

SOC-MEN’S SOCCER — This could get embarrassing. Another soccer elimination at home would not sit well with home fans. Struggling to the point where even Neymar is booed, Brazil needs to beat Denmark in Salvador to assure a spot in the quarterfinals. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 10 p.m.

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NATIONAL

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KURDISH FORCES-AMERICAN FIGHTER — The parents of a Colorado man reported killed while fighting against the Islamic State group says their son joined Kurdish forces because he admired them and they became his “comrades in arms.” SENT: 600 words, video.

MINNESOTA PRIMARY-SOMALI ACTIVIST — A former refugee is poised to become the country’s first Somali-American legislator after winning a primary election in Minnesota, the state with the nation’s largest Somali population. SENT: 890 words, photos.

ARKANSAS-OFFICERS SHOT — An Arkansas sheriff says a man who wanted to cause a “ruckus” before a court hearing shoots and kills a sheriff’s deputy. SENT: 520 words, photos.

GRIM SLEEPER — A Los Angeles serial killer known as the “Grim Sleeper” is sentenced to death for the murders of nine women and a teenage girl. SENT: 660 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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BRAZIL-POLITICAL CRISIS — Brazil’s Senate votes overwhelmingly to put suspended President Dilma Rousseff on trial, bringing the nation’s first female president a step closer to being permanently removed. SENT: 750 words, photo.

LIBYA — U.S.-backed Libyan militias say they have taken over the Islamic State group’s headquarters in Sirte, the militants’ final bastion in Libya. SENT: 370 words.

PORTUGAL-WILDFIRES — Wildfires rage unabated in Portugal, killing at least four people, burning down dozens of houses and sending people fleeing in panic, as well as charring huge areas of forest. SENT: 430 words, photos. With FRANCE-FIRES — Raging fires threaten French villages near Marseille. SENT: 420 words.

GUATEMALA MASSACRE-SUSPECT DEPORTED — Authorities say a former Guatemalan soldier accused of helping carry out a massacre of more than 160 people in 1982 during the country’s civil war has been deported from the United States. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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DELTA-CEO-Q&A — Delta Air Lines is spending $150 million this year on technology upgrades, such as a better mobile app. But what CEO Ed Bastian never saw coming was a vulnerability to its reservations and operations servers. By Airlines Writer Scott Mayerowitz. SENT: 740 words, photo. With DELTA OUTAGE — Delta struggles through third day of computer problems. SENT: 260 words, photos.

BUDGET DEFICIT — The federal government last month recorded the biggest monthly budget deficit since February, and the deficit so far this budget year is running 10 percent higher than a year ago. By Economics Writer Paul Wiseman. SENT: 320 words, photo.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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TWITTER-ISLAMIC STATE LAWSUIT — A federal judge in San Francisco dismisses a lawsuit accusing Twitter of aiding the Islamic State group. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

CAMBODIA-CUPPING AND COINING — AP reporter has something in common with Michael Phelps: they both sport purple round welts on their bodies, a result of an ancient Chinese health practice known as cupping and related to it, coining. SENT: 920 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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TV-CBS-DIVERSITY — CBS’ entertainment president is defending his network’s efforts to air more inclusive series even as it introduces a fall slate of new sitcoms and dramas with white male leads. By Entertainment Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 400 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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OBIT-ESPN-SAUNDERS — John Saunders, the versatile sportscaster who has hosted ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters” for the last 15 years, has died, the network announces. He was 61. By Sports Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 570 words, photos.

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