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GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

IN BRIEF:

— POSSIBLE DROWNINGS — Rescue workers and citizen volunteers were continuing to search for two teenagers who are believed to have drowned near a dam east of Atlanta.

— RECORDING STUDIO-SHOOTING — Atlanta police say two people were shot and one person was stabbed outside a popular Atlanta recording studio.

— OFFICER FIRED AND HIRED — A police officer in Georgia who was fired after hitting a suspect with a patrol car has been hired by a sheriff's office.

— ESCAPED INMATE-GEORGIA — A manhunt is underway in Georgia for an inmate accused of escaping during kitchen duty.

— OPEN RECORDS-ATLANTA — The Georgia attorney general's office does not intend to criminally charge the city of Atlanta in an investigation of alleged open records violations at City Hall.

— MARTA-WORKER HIT — The contractor who was hit by a train while working on the tracks of Atlanta's transit rail system has died.

— ABDUCTION-BODIES FOUND — The Ohio Attorney General's Office and a county sheriff have sent an alert to authorities in six southern states in an attempt to identify a female believed to have been slain by a convicted serial killer.

SPORTS:

BBN--BRAVES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — Jordan Lyles and the San Diego Padres go for a second straight win against the Atlanta Braves, who counter with lefty Sean Newcomb. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. PT.

BKL--AROUND THE WNBA

NEW YORK — Diana Taurasi looks refreshed this season. After cutting her overseas season short last winter because of an injury, Taurasi used the time to rest, recover and "tune up her body." By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 872 words.

AP Photos NY156-0521180158.

Also:

— BKL--SUN-DREAM. UPCOMING: 150 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ALABAMA PRIMARY-GOVERNOR

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama voters go to the polls Tuesday to make their choices for governor in party primaries. Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey is seeking to win the office outright after becoming governor last year when the state's then-governor resigned in the messy fallout of an alleged affair with a staffer. However, she faces GOP primary challengers hoping, at a minimum, to force her into a July runoff. In the Democratic primary, a field of hopefuls seeks to build on the December victory of U.S. Sen. Doug Jones. By Kim Chandler. SENT: 612 words.

ALABAMA PRIMARY-NEWS GUIDE

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Alabama's primary ballot features multiple offices and something voters in the Republican-controlled state haven't seen in years: Democratic races for statewide and congressional positions. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 940 words, photos.

WITH:

ALABAMA PRIMARY-NEWS GUIDE-THE LATEST — The latest developments.

PRIMARY RDP

LOS ANGELES — For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress. No state will be more consequential in the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. But before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in Tuesday's so-called jungle primaries that feature a swarm of ambitious candidates who could cannibalize their own party's chances. At the same time, Republicans face the embarrassing prospect of failing to nominate any candidates in marquee races for the U.S. Senate and governor. By Steve Peoples and Michael Blood. SENT: 947 words, photos.

PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW

Eight states are casting midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Primaries are being held in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 912 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— MISSING MAN — Authorities say a man who disappeared in Alabama more than seven months ago has still not been found.

— SHOOTING-PARKING LOT — A man has been accused of firing gunshots in the parking lot of a fast-food restaurant in Alabama.

— ABDUCTION-BODIES FOUND — The Ohio Attorney General's Office and a county sheriff have sent an alert to authorities in six southern states in an attempt to identify a female believed to have been slain by a convicted serial killer.

IN SPORTS:

BBO--BASEBALL DRAFT-DAY 2

NEW YORK — The Major League Baseball draft continues with rounds 3-10 on Tuesday. The Detroit Tigers led off the draft Monday night by selecting Auburn pitcher Casey Mize No. 1 overall. By Dennis Waszak Jr. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 9 p.m.

BBO--BASEBALL DRAFT-THINGS TO KNOW

SECAUCUS, N.J. — All that Auburn pitcher Casey Mize needs to do now is change his Tigers stripes. And of course, pitch well enough to lead Detroit out of the doldrums in the American League. The rebuilding Tigers selected Mize with the top pick in a Major League Baseball draft that included an eye-opening surprise when Oakland picked Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray at No. 9 overall. By Baseball Writer Mike Fitzpatrick. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

XGR-TAX SESSION

BATON ROUGE — Louisiana lawmakers passed a budget that will deeply reduce spending across much of state government and college campuses in July, after they failed to pass taxes to pay for large parts of it. Gov. John Bel Edwards intends to call another special session, but it's unclear if anything will change or if agencies will have to take the cuts proposed for them. By Melinda Deslatte. UPCOMING: 550 words.

TEXAS EXECUTION-APPEAL

HOUSTON — Attorneys for a Texas death row inmate who removed his only eye and ate it in a bizarre outburst several years ago are arguing to a federal appeals court that he's too mentally ill to be executed. Lawyers for Andre Thomas also contend his trial attorneys were deficient when a North Texas jury in 2005 convicted him of killing his estranged wife's 13-month old daughter. By Michael Graczyk. SENT: 140 words. Will be updated.

IN BRIEF:

— INMATES CAPTURED — Authorities say four inmates who escaped from a Louisiana jail have been captured, and three deputies have been fired.

— ABDUCTION-BODIES FOUND — The Ohio Attorney General's Office and a county sheriff have sent an alert to authorities in six southern states in an attempt to identify a female believed to have been slain by a convicted serial killer.

— DOUBLE MURDER-REWARD — Authorities in Louisiana have tripled the reward for information leading to the arrest of whoever shot and killed a 4-year-old girl and her 29-year-old father.

— VIENNA SAUSAGE FIGHT — Louisiana authorities say an argument between a man and woman over a Vienna sausage ended with the man in jail.

— LICENSE PLATE READERS — A Louisiana parish has issued 8,000 tickets for uninsured cars and trucks after installing license plate readers last year.

— COUNCILMAN DUI — A town councilman in Louisiana has been charged with his third DUI.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY-SENATE

JACKSON, Miss. —Mississippi is holding party primaries Tuesday for a U.S. Senate seat held since 2007 by Republican Roger Wicker, who was endorsed months ago by President Donald Trump. It is a heavily Republican state that last had a Democrat in the Senate in January 1989, when John C. Stennis retired. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 617 words, photos.

MISSISSIPPI PRIMARY-ROUNDUP

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi voters on Tuesday are casting ballots in party primaries for one U.S. Senate seat and two U.S. House seats. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Runoffs, if needed, will be June 26. A look at the key races. By Jeff Amy. SENT: 360 words, photos.

PRIMARY RDP

LOS ANGELES — For years sidelined on the national political fringe, California has lurched to the center of the fight for control of Congress. No state will be more consequential in the success or failure of a prospective blue wave this fall. But before then, Democrats must avoid self-inflicted wounds in Tuesday's so-called jungle primaries that feature a swarm of ambitious candidates who could cannibalize their own party's chances. At the same time, Republicans face the embarrassing prospect of failing to nominate any candidates in marquee races for the U.S. Senate and governor. By Steve Peoples and Michael Blood. SENT: 947 words, photos.

PRIMARY RDP-THINGS TO KNOW

Eight states are casting midterm primary ballots Tuesday, with implications for control of the House and Senate and for several governor's races. Primaries are being held in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 912 words, photos.

SPORTS BETTING

DOVER, Del. — Full-scale sports betting is coming to Delaware, barely three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes. Gov. John Carney planned to join other state officials Tuesday afternoon at Dover Downs for the launch of sports betting at Delaware's three casinos, which will offer single-game and championship wagering on professional baseball, football, hockey, basketball, soccer, golf and auto racing. By Randall Chase and Ben Nuckols. SENT: 750 words.

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SPORTS GAMBLING-STATES-LIST

WASHINGTON — With Delaware expanding legal sports gambling on Tuesday, a look at where states stand three weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled states could adopt their own laws to allow betting on sports. By Ben Nuckols.

IN BRIEF:

— NEW JAIL — A board of supervisors in Mississippi has voted to purchase a 47-acre site that has been targeted as a potential jail location.

— MAN SENTENCED-METH — Prosecutors say a Mississippi man found with almost a kilogram of meth in FedEx package has been sentenced to more than 24 years in federal prison.

— ABDUCTION-BODIES FOUND — The Ohio Attorney General's Office and a county sheriff have sent an alert to authorities in six southern states in an attempt to identify a female believed to have been slain by a convicted serial killer.

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