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STOLEN AIRPLANE — A "suicidal" airline mechanic stole an empty Horizon Airlines plane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and was chased by military jets before crashing near a small island in the Puget Sound, officials say. By Elaine Thompson and Michael balsamo. SENT: 540 words, photos. With STOLEN AIRPLANE-THE LATEST.




TRUMP-RACE — There has been no reset, no moment of national healing. One year after blaming "both sides" for violent clashes between white supremacists and counterprotesters, President Donald Trump stills flirts with racially tinged rhetoric — and feels little blowback from Republican leaders or GOP voters when he does. Black leaders and Democrats argue Trump's tone and actions on race have gotten even worse in the months since the clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia. By Julie Pace, Steve Peoples and Zeke Miller. SENT: 990 words, photo.

TRUMP-OMAROSA —Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claims in a new book that there are tapes of President Donald Trump using racial slurs and that she saw him behaving "like a dog off the leash" at numerous events he attended without his wife, first lady Melania Trump. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 520 words, photos.

KAVANAUGH-HEARINGS — Newly released documents from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's time on the Kenneth Starr team investigating Bill Clinton reveal his resistance to issuing an indictment of a sitting president. By Lisa Mascaro and Mark Sherman. SENT: 870 words, photos.

CHARLOTTESVILLE-ONE YEAR LATER-RALLY — Police are blocking off streets and mobilizing hundreds of officers for the anniversary of a deadly white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, alarming activists who plan to rally against the hatred and bloodshed that shocked the nation last summer. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 510 words, photos.




JAPAN-RESCUE HELICOPTER CRASH — All nine people aboard a Japanese search and rescue helicopter that crashed into the central mountains were confirmed dead, authorities say. SENT: 200 words, photos.

TRUMP-TWITTER-LAWSUIT — A free speech group says President Donald Trump is still blocking dozens of people from his Twitter account despite a court's ruling that doing so violates the First Amendment. SENT: 130 words.

TRUMP-NAFTA — President Donald Trump says a trade deal with Mexico is "coming along nicely," but Canada must wait. SENT: 180 words.

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week. SENT: 540 words, photos.

GIRL KILLED-HIGHWAY — A Detroit man whose 7-year-old daughter was struck and killed when she went for help after he crashed a stolen van has been charged with murder and other counts. 120 words.

PIT BULLS-FATAL ATTACK — Authorities say a 66-year-old North Carolina woman was attacked and killed by two pit bulls while she was taking a walk. SENT: 90 words.




TRUMP-BEDMINSTER — President Donald Trump is spending his summer vacation at his golf club in New Jersey. Wait, don't call it "vacation." Trump, who is loath to admit to sleeping — let alone taking time off — has spent his week away mixing downtime and golf rounds with meetings and dinners, intent on projecting the image that he's been hard at work.SENT: 1,030 words, video, photos.

HAWAII PRIMARY — The winners of most of the Democratic Party's primary races in Hawaii this weekend will be the favorites to win the general election in November. The most hotly contested matches in this deep blue state are for governor and the state's 1st Congressional District. SENT: 610 words, photos.

MIDTERMS-DEMOCRATIC TURNOUT — Democratic voters were more enthusiastic than Republicans in nearly a dozen federal special elections since President Donald Trump took office, an Associated Press analysis found, giving party leaders hope that even a series of narrow losses in GOP territory bodes well for them in November. SENT: 960 words, photos, graphic.

IOWA-AVENATTI — Michael Avenatti, the self-styled provocateur taking on the president for porn actress Stormy Daniels, has told Iowa Democrats that the party needs a bare-knuckle fighter to take back the White House. It's a role he is considering filling himself. SENT: 850 words, photos. With IOWA-2020 DEMOCRATS — Little-known Democratic 2020 hopefuls make early Iowa visits (sent).




CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Firefighters worked furiously to keep a Southern California wildfire from burning more homes while crews in the north finally gained ground on deadly and destructive blazes that have burned for two weeks. SENT: 590 words, video, photos.

ROUNDUP WEED KILLER-CANCER — A jury has awarded $289 million in damages to a dying man who claims Monsanto's popular Roundup weed killer gave him cancer, and his lawyer says the verdict could bolster thousands of similar lawsuits. SENT: 560 words, photos, audio.




INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — Scientists say the powerful Indonesian earthquake that killed nearly 400 people lifted the island it struck by as much as 10 inches. SENT: 430 words, photos.




RED TIDE-FLORIDA — Piles of dead fish. A smell so awful that you gag with one inhale. This is a snapshot of Florida's southwest gulf coast in the summer of 2018, and no one's happy about it. Blame it on red tide, a naturally occurring toxic algae bloom. SENT: 900 words, photos.

CLOSE TO THE SUN-HOT FACTS — NASA is sending a spacecraft straight into the sun's glittering crown, an atmospheric region so hot and harsh any normal visitor would wither. Set to launch early Saturday, the Parker Solar Probe is as heat-resistant as a spacecraft gets, essential for exploring our star closer than ever before. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 630 words, photo, video.




NFL-ANTHEM DEMONSTRATIONS — While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression. They are not against the country, military, flag or "The Star-Spangled Banner" itself. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.

GLF--PGA CHAMPIONSHIP — Sirens blared across Bellerive, putting the second round of the PGA Championship on hold and ending a day of scoring rarely seen in a major. Gary Woodland set the 36-hole record — for now, anyway — after a round where his driver wasn't as reliable, he didn't see many putts drop and he didn't hit the ball quite as well as the day before. By Golf Writer Doug Ferguson. SENT: 990 words, photos. With PGA CHAMPIONSHIP-GLANCE.




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