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SATANIC TEMPLE — Satanic Temple brings Baphomet to Arkansas State Capitol for rally to call for removal of Ten Commandments monument. SENT: 400 words, photos.

SPAIN-ATTACKS ANNIVERSARY — Barcelona marks the first anniversary of terror attacks that killed 16 people, though the divisive local issue of whether to pursue the region's independence from Spain intruded on the proceedings in the Catalan capital. SENT: 450 words, photos.

AIRPORT SHOOTING-FLORIDA — An Alaska man faces a life prison sentence in the January 2017 Florida airport shooting that left five people dead and six wounded. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson. SENT: 130 words, photo.

DEPUTY RUN OVER — Sheriff: Girl, 12, stole mother's car, ran over deputy. SENT: 140 words.

BRITAIN-COW COLLISION — 3 people hurt, 9 cows killed in car-cattle collision in UK. SENT: 100 words.




ARETHA FRANKLIN-WOMEN — Aretha Franklin is being remembered in part for the empowering message she sent her fellow women through her most famous songs. Especially her call for "a little respect." Franklin didn't see herself as a feminist heroine. But several key songs became known as feminist anthems — especially "Respect." She took the Otis Redding record and changed the meaning radically simply by saying the words in her own voice. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 950 words, video photos. With ARETHA FRANKLIN-MOTOR CITY — Detroit residents remember Aretha Franklin, impact on city; ARETHA FRANKLIN-GREAT PERFORMANCES — Producer who worked with Franklin recalls great performances (both sent).




MILITARY PARADE — President Donald Trump said Friday he had canceled plans for a Veteran's Day military parade in November, citing the "ridiculously high" price tag. SENT: 810 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, 890 words by 4 p.m. WITH MILITARY PARADE-DEMISE — President Donald Trump's lofty vision of big tanks and vintage aircraft moving through the streets of Washington in a show of patriotic force crumbled Friday under the weight of logistics, including a $92 million price tag. A look at how Trump's latest musing failed to become reality. UPCOMING: 650 words by noon, photos.

RUSSIA PROBE-SENATE — In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, Sen. Richard Burr opens up about the Russia investigation that has now consumed 19 months of his life. He says it has been "frustrating as hell" and much more difficult than he originally envisioned. But he says the integrity of investigation — and its importance to the institution of the Senate — is something he has labored to protect. UPCOMING: 1,000 words by 11 a.m., photo.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — The jury in the fraud trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort ended its first day of deliberations with a series of questions to the judge, including a request to "redefine" reasonable doubt. SENT: 450 words. Photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

UNITED STATES-SYRIA — The Trump administration is ending funding for Syria stabilization projects as it moves to extricate itself from the conflict, citing increased contributions from anti-IS coalition partners. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing

TRUMP-MCCONNELL — After some early stumbles in their relationship, President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have forge bonds heading into the November midterms. SENT: 940 words, photos.




VATICAN-SEX ABUSE — The Vatican expressed "shame and sorrow" over a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses in that state, calling the abuse "criminally and morally reprehensible" and says Pope Francis wants to eradicate "this tragic horror." By Frances D'Emilio. SENT: 680 words, photo. With PENNSYLVANIA DIOCESES-SEX ABUSE-LAWSUITS —Diocese holds forgiveness mass in wake of grand jury report. SENT: 140 words.

PAKISTAN-ISLAMIC STATE THREAT — At age 20, Hafeez Nawaz left his religious school in Karachi to join the Islamic State group in Afghanistan. Three years later he was back in Pakistan to carry out a deadly mission: with explosives strapped to his body, he blew himself up in the middle of an election rally last month, killing 149 people. Nawaz's trajectory from student to suicide bomber is a familiar one in Pakistan, where security officials say IS is the newest and deadliest front in Pakistan's decades-old war on terror. By Kathy Gannon. SENT: 1,310 words, photos. With PAKISTAN-IS ATTACKS-GLANCE — A look at major attacks in Pakistan claimed by IS militants (sent).

GERMANY-RUSSIA — German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russia's President Vladimir Putin will have plenty to talk about when they meet Saturday — thanks in no small part to U.S. President Donald Trump, whose sanctions and criticisms over trade, energy and NATO have created new worries for both leaders. SENT: 790 words, photos.

PHILIPPINES-PLANE — A plane from China veered off a runway at Manila's airport while landing in a downpour near midnight then got stuck in a muddy field with one engine and wheel ripped off before the 165 people on board scrambled out through an emergency slide, officials say. SENT: 680 words, photos.

TURKEY — Turkey and the United States exchanged new threats of sanctions, keeping alive a diplomatic and financial crisis that is threatening the economic stability of the NATO country. SENT: 440 words, photo.

IRAN-AFGHAN ROCKERS — The struggles of the Iran-based rock band Arikayn, whose members are all Afghan immigrants, mirror those of their countrymen living in the Islamic Republic as their homeland remains torn by decades of war. By Amir Vahdat. SENT: 910 words, photos, video. WITH AFGHANISTAN — The Afghan president visited the embattled southeastern city of Ghazni, a week after the Taliban in a surprise attack managed to infiltrate deep into the key provincial capital and capture several areas of it. SENT: 530 words, photo. MATTIS-AFGHANISTAN —Western-backed Afghan defenses will not break under the weight of Taliban violence in advance of scheduled parliamentary elections in October, U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. SENT: 450 words, photos, video

UGANDA-POP STAR VS THE PRESIDENT — A Ugandan pop star known as Bobi Wine has become an unlikely political phenomenon as an opposition figure challenging one of Africa's longest-serving leaders. But his arrest after clashes that smashed a window in President Yoweri Museveni's convoy has led to his disappearance from public view — and fears that the pot-loving "ghetto child" has been beaten by security forces. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.




COLORADO FAMILY KILLED — Shanann Watts painted a rosy portrait of her family on Facebook, calling her husband and the father of her two young daughters her rock. But that idyllic image was shattered when her husband, 33-year-old Christopher Watts, was arrested on suspicion of killing his family in Colorado. No motive has been released. The couple had gotten married in North Carolina nearly six years ago. By Kathleen Foody and Jonathan Drew. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.




TESLA-MUSK — What do you do when your CEO confesses that he's cracking under the stress of his job? That's the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company's impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in what he described as the most "difficult and painful year of my career." By Tom Krisher. SENT: 920 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

GOOGLE-CHINA-CENSORED SEARCH — Some Google employees are upset with the company's secretive plan to build a search engine that would comply with Chinese censorship, and a letter sent to management calls on executives to conduct a review of ethics and transparency at the company. By Technology Writer Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 120 words, photo.




FBN--PROTECTING THE SKIN — During the blazing hot days of training camp, the biggest opponent for many NFL players and coaches sits far above the football field. The sun and its powerful ultraviolet rays are a leading cause of skin cancer, and loads of sunscreen, bucket hats, long-sleeved T-shirts and sunglasses are ways some are trying to protect themselves. The American Cancer Society has also teamed with the NFL to place sunscreen stations at camps all around the league for fans, team employees and media. By Football Writer Dennis Waszak Jr. SENT: 1,230 words, video, photos.




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