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BRITAIN-DOLORES O'RIORDAN — Inquest: Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan drowned after drinking. SENT: 100 words.

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN — Cops search home of couple who raised funds for homeless man. SENT: 150 words.

BRITAIN-BURBERRY-FUR — Burberry to drop real fur from fashion line. SENT: 100 words, photo.

ITALY-STARBUCKS — Starbucks debuts in Italy with premium brews, novelty bar. SENT: 410 words, photos.

LITHUANIA-WALMART-SOVIET SYMBOL — Baltic countries want Walmart to remove Soviet-themed shirts. SENT: 430 words.

THAILAND-CAVE BOYS — Thai cave story moves to Bangkok mall with boys taking stage. SENT: 690 words, photos.

MALAYSIA-ISLAM-CANING — Malaysian prime minister says public caning of lesbians tarnishes Islam. SENT: 430 words.




TRUMP-NEW YORK TIMES — An incensed President Donald Trump rails against the "deep state and the left" as top administration officials deny any role in the release of an opinion piece in The New York Times by an anonymous author claiming to be part of the "resistance" working from within Trump's world to thwart the president's worst inclinations. By Jonathan Lemire and Zeke Miller. SENT: 940 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments expected throughout the day, 900 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

SENATE-SUPREME COURT — Senators will launch a final round of questioning of Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday, but after a marathon 12-hour session, President Donald Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court appears to have avoided any major missteps that could trip his confirmation. SENT: 850 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing start, 890 words by 4 p.m., photos, video

TRUMP — President Donald Trump is taking the Washington debate over his Supreme Court nominee to the homes of two red-state Senate Democrats this week, elevating Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a political litmus test for voters. SENT: 820 words. UPCOMING: Developing from Montana events starting at 7:50 p.m. EDT, 800 words by 9 p.m., photos.

GROUND GAME-DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES — Grassroots activists on the left have a mixed record in Democratic primaries this election year, but the self-described progressive movement has scored enough victories to suggest its popularity is based on more than just protesting the Trump White House. The movement is also remolding the Democratic Party into a younger, more diverse and decidedly liberal party. SENT: 930 words, photos.




KOREAS-NUCLEAR —North Korean leader Kim Jong Un still has faith in U.S. President Donald Trump's commitment to ending their nations' hostile relations, but he's frustrated by questions about his willingness to denuclearize and wants his "goodwill measures" to be met in kind, South Korean officials say. By Hyung-Jin Kim, Kim Tong-Hyung and Foster Klug. SENT: 970 words, photos.

JAPAN EARTHQUAKE — A powerful earthquake Thursday on Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido triggered dozens of landslides that crushed houses under torrents of dirt, rocks and timber, prompting frantic efforts to unearth any survivors. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 850 words, photos. With JAPAN-SUMMER OF DISASTERS — Japan's deadly summer: Floods, typhoons, earthquakes, heat. SENT: 330 words, photos.

SYRIA-IDLIB'S FATE — When the presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran meet Friday in Tehran, all eyes will be on their diplomatic efforts to avert a bloodbath in Idlib, Syria's crowded northwestern province and last opposition stronghold. The three leaders whose nations are all under U.S. sanctions have an interest in working together to contain a potentially catastrophic offensive by Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces, but Idlib is complicated and they have little common ground. By Zeina Karam. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

TRADE-CHINA TARIFFS — The Trump administration may be about to slap tariffs of up to 25 percent on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, escalating a confrontation between the world's two biggest economies and likely squeezing U.S. companies that import everything from handbags to bicycle tires. By Business Writers Paul Wiseman and Anne D'Innocenzio. SENT: 610 words, photos. With US-CHINA-TARIFFS — China says retaliation ready if U.S. tariffs go ahead. SENT: 240 words, photos.

MYANMAR-SIX YEARS GONE — Marip Lu faced a choice that broke her heart: Stay with her 3-year-old son and the family holding her hostage, or leave him behind and be free. Marip Lu is one of dozens of women from her Myanmar province who were trafficked to neighboring China to be "brides." She says she was drugged six years ago, kidnapped and taken to a place where she was repeatedly raped. The family in China denies the allegations. By Todd Pitman. SENT: 3,670 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 1,020 words has also been sent. Sent in advance and available for immediate use.

INDIA-GAY RIGHTS — India's Supreme Court has struck down a colonial-era law that made gay sex punishable by up to 10 years in prison, a landmark victory for gay rights that one judge said would "pave the way for a better future." SENT: 690 words, photos. WITH INDIA-US — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary James Mattis hold long-delayed talks with top Indian officials, looking to shore up the alliance with one of Washington's top regional partners. SENT: 760 words, photos.

BRITAIN-POISONED SPY —The Kremlin rejects accusations by British authorities that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for poisoning a former spy in England, and said Russia is not going to investigate the suspects. SENT: 550 words, photos. With RUSSIA-POISONED SPY-GRU — What's GRU? A look at Russia's shadowy military spies.

SOUTH SUDAN-HOTEL RAMPAGE-VERDICT — A military judge in South Sudan sentences 10 soldiers to jail for a 2016 rampage in which a local journalist was killed and five international aid workers were gang-raped. SENT: 740 words, photos.

ICELAND-DIGITAL-FREE-ZONE — Iceland's Hornstrandir Nature Reserve is one of the last digital-free frontiers in the Nordic nation ranked as the world's most-wired, and many people want to keep it that way now that internet service is on the horizon. SENT: 900 words, photos.




WAGES-BIG RAISES FOR SOME — American workers who quit to take new jobs are enjoying pay raises that are one-third larger than those who stay in their jobs, the widest such gap since before the Great Recession. By Economics Writer Christopher Rugaber. UPCOMING: 1,160 words by 9 a.m., photos.

DISNEY LABOR — Thousands of Walt Disney World workers are voting on whether to approve a new contract that increases the starting minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next three years while enabling Disney to use more part-time workers and require new workers to stay in their positions longer before transferring. SENT: 540 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after vote tally at 8 p.m.




SHOOTINGS-CINCINNATI — Police say they've responded to an active shooter situation at a bank building in downtown Cincinnati and there are multiple injuries. SENT: 130 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES —An explosive wildfire closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway only weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people. SENT: 390 words, photo, video.




HOSPITALS-MAKING DRUGS — Several major hospital groups launch their own generic drug company to tackle chronic shortages and high prices. By Medical Writer Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 340 words, photos.




MEDAL AND TORCH COLLECTION — Giving away gold: Passionate collector donates rare Olympic treasure trove. By National Writer Eddie Pells. SENT: 950 words, photos, video.

STADIUM FOOD — With the start of the NFL season, chefs are working hard to devise at least one or two new dishes to lure people to concession stands at stadiums around the league. By Pro Football Writer Teresa M. Walker. SENT: 830 words, photos.




NY FASHION WEEK-TOM FORD — Gigi Hadid takes a dramatic twirl on the runway and Cardi B took a seat on Tom Ford's front row as he kicks off New York Fashion Week with a ready-to-wear collection that was both romantic and hard-edged. SENT: 500 words, photos, video.

MISS AMERICA — Contestants from Florida and Wisconsin score the first preliminary wins in the post-swimsuit era of the Miss America pageant, and proclaim a new day had arrived for a piece of Americana that's trying to reboot itself in a rapidly changing world. SENT: 430 words, photos.




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