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USA GYMNASTICS-PERRY QUITS — Kerry Perry quits as president of scandal-hit USA Gymnastics, which loses faith in her leadership. SENT: 600 words, photos.

ISRAEL-PEOPLE-MONICA LEWINSKY — Monica Lewinsky says she stormed offstage at a Jerusalem event because of an interviewer's "off limits" question about former President Bill Clinton. SENT: 470 words, photo.

BANNON-NEW YORKER FESTIVAL — Facing widespread outrage, The New Yorker drops plans to interview Steve Bannon during its festival this fall. SENT: 750 words, photo.

MISSING MEN-TYLER PERRY —Filmmaker Tyler Perry will make an announcement about two Florida men who disappeared almost 15 years ago. SENT: 135 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

PEOPLE-JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS — Julia Louis-Dreyfus is back at work on "Veep" and said it feels "fantastic." SENT: 410 words, photos.

STOLEN RUBY SLIPPERS — Federal authorities say they have recovered pair of ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in "The Wizard of Oz" that were stolen from a Minnesota museum 13 years ago. SENT: 115 words. Will be updated.

PEOPLE-GEOFFREY OWENS — An actor who was a former regular on "The Cosby Show" says he's thankful for the support he has received since photos of him working a regular job at a grocery store showed up on news sites. SENT: 145 words.

ESPN-MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL — Jason Witten is following longtime teammate Tony Romo from the playing field to a high-profile broadcast. By Josh Dubow. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




SENATE-SUPREME COURT — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh promised Tuesday to be a "team player" if confirmed to the closely divided court, declaring that he will be a "pro-law judge" who won't decide cases based on his personal views. SENT: 820 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, 900 words by 4 p.m., photos. With SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-WHAT TO WATCH; SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-VIEWERS' GUIDE (both sent).

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-WHAT DEADLINE — Deadlines? What deadlines? A look at deadlines — or not — facing special counsel Robert Mueller investigating Russia involvement in the 2016 election and contacts with the Trump campaign. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.

MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY — Voters in Massachusetts are deciding who advances to the November general election to run for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House and a slew of other offices. One of the closest watched contests in Tuesday's primary pits longtime incumbent Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano against Boston City Councilor Ayanna Pressley. If elected, she'd be the first black woman Massachusetts has sent to Congress. By Bob Salsberg and Steve LeBlanc. SENT: 670 words.

CONGRESS-ELECTION SECURITY — Just two months before the midterm elections, bipartisan legislation to try to prevent foreign hacking into U.S. election systems is stalled in Congress as the White House and some Republicans worry it could exert too much federal control over the states. Supporters of the bill say the delay could embolden Russia, which targeted election infrastructure in at least 21 states in 2016. SENT: 1092 words, photos




TROPICAL WEATHER — Tropical Storm Gordon is continuing to strengthen and is expected to become a hurricane late Tuesday when it hits the central U.S. Gulf Coast, including coastal Mississippi. From there, it is forecast to move inland over the lower Mississippi Valley on Wednesday. SENT: 650 words, photos, videos.

KUSHNER COS-UNPAID FINES — The Kushner family real estate firm has amassed more than half a million dollars in unpaid fines for various New York City sanitation and building violations. Much of that bill was incurred while presidential adviser Jared Kushner was running the company. The firm says the figure is misleading. SENT: 870 words, photos.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-HANDLING COMPLAINTS — A wave of sexual harassment complaints that accompanied the #MeToo movement has put a strain on many state and local offices that police workplace discrimination of all kinds. SENT: 890 words.

POINTS OF LIGHT — President Donald Trump may have ridiculed former President George H.W. Bush's "thousand points of light" this summer but the concept is still going strong three decades later. More than 6,000 daily Points of Light awards have given to individuals. The Points of Light foundation promotes volunteerism in 37 countries. SENT: 670 words, photo.




AFGHANISTAN-OBIT-HAQQANI — Jalaluddin Haqqani, the founder of Afghanistan's much-feared Haqqani network and a former U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after years of ill health at 72. SENT: 1,070 words, photo.

BRAZIL-RIO MUSEUM FIRE — Forensic investigators and researchers await access to the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, gutted in a fire, to find out how the blaze began and what remains of the 20 million artifacts that made the museum one of the most important in Latin America. SENT: 580 words, photos, video. With: BRAZIL-RIO MUSEUM FIRE-GLANCE (sent).

ASIA-STORM — A powerful typhoon slammed into western Japan, causing heavy rain to flood the region's main international airport and strong winds to blow a tanker into a bridge, disrupting land and air travel and leaving thousands stranded. The storm left at least two people dead. SENT: 550 words, photos.

CHINA-NORTH KOREA-XI — As North Korea celebrates a major anniversary this weekend, the presence — or absence — of Chinese President Xi Jinping could highlight just how much vitality has been restored to ties between Pyongyang and Beijing. SENT: 990 words, photos.

SOUTH SUDAN-DEATHS IN DETENTION — A new Amnesty International report accuses authorities in South Sudan of torturing people to death in detention and letting many others languish since civil war began in late 2013. The report based on interviews with victims and witnesses says at least two dozen people have died because of harsh conditions and inadequate medical care. SENT: 700 words, photo.

SWEDEN-ELECTIONS — An election in Sweden is expected to give a historic boost to an anti-immigrant party rooted in a neo-Nazi movement amid a backlash against the open-door policies of the past. Many Swedes are drawn by the party's promises of law and order and vows of restrictive policies, while others are struggling to find a way to maintain the country's liberal and humanitarian polices in this new atmosphere. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.




ROBOTIC SAILBOATS — A Norwegian company's robotic sailboat has completed a transatlantic race for unmanned vessels, making it the first ever to complete the nearly decade-old challenge. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA BRIDGE-SEISMIC SENSORS — A replacement bridge under construction at the nation's second-busiest port isn't just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters — it's a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 690 words, photos, video.

FOOD-AND-FARM-MAINE-BLUEBERRIES — The Maine wild blueberry industry is locked in a downward skid in an era when "superfoods" dominate the conversation about how to eat. The little blueberries are beloved by health food lovers because of their hefty dose of antioxidants and ability to be used in smoothies and juices. But the industry that harvests them is dealing with a long-term price drop, and looking at a second consecutive year of reduced crop size. SENT: 780 words, photos.




FRANKLIN-EULOGY — Aretha Franklin's family says it was taken aback by a fiery eulogy by a pastor at her funeral last week. The Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. said black lives don't matter unless blacks stop killing each other, and criticized single-parent homes. The Franklins called the eulogy offensive and distasteful. By David Bauder. SENT: 360 words, photo.

MEDIA-NBC-WEINSTEIN — NBC's news chairman has sent an exhaustive defense of the network's handling of Ronan Farrow's investigation of Harvey Weinstein to his staff members. By David Bauder. SENT: 580 words, photos.

LOUISIANA FILM TRAIL — Louisiana's new film trail runs from New Orleans and Elvis Presley's "King Creole" to northwest Louisiana's Bonnie and Clyde museum by way of the home of "Steel Magnolias." They're among 22 movies and TV shows, plus four regional film trails, highlighted on the website. UPCOMING: 770 words.




CONCUSSION GUIDELINES-KIDS, HFR — Comprehensive new children's concussion guidelines from the U.S. government recommend against routine X-rays and blood tests for diagnosis and reassure parents that most kids' symptoms subside within one to three months. The guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the first broad evidence-based recommendations for diagnosing and treating children's concussions. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. UPCOMING: 450 words, photo for release at 11 a.m.




TEN--US OPEN — Roger Federer served poorly. He volleyed poorly. Closed out sets poorly, too. And now he's gone, beaten at the U.S. Open by an opponent ranked outside the top 50 for the first time in his illustrious career. SENT: 1,000 words, photos




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