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IRAN-SYRIA SUMMIT (sent, developing)


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DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT — Dallas officer mistakes apartment for own, kills man. SENT: 110 words.

BRITAIN-BRITISH AIRWAYS HACK — British Airways is promising to compensate customers after reporting a major hack of its website that compromised confidential credit card information. SENT: 440 words, photo.

HELPFUL HOMELESS MAN — GoFundMe, law firm says homeless Samaritan will get cash. SENT: 140 words. MISS AMERICA — Final night of prelims Friday in swimsuit-less Miss America. SENT: 140 words, photos.

NEW ZEALAND-AUSTRALIA-NORTH KOREA — Australia and New Zealand are sending 3 maritime patrol planes to Japan as part of the effort to enforce U.N. sanctions against North Korea. SENT: 190 words.

JAPAN-FRANCE-CROWN PRINCE — Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito is traveling to France to mark 160 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. SENT: 350 words, photo.

MISS AMERICA — Final night of prelims Friday in swimsuit-less Miss America. SENT: 140 words, photos.




HEALTH OVERHAUL-2019 PREMIUMS — Millions of people covered under the Affordable Care Act will see only modest premium increases next year, and some will get a price cut. That's the conclusion from an exclusive analysis of the besieged but resilient program, which still sparks deep divisions heading into this year's midterm elections. By Meghan Hoyer and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 1,160 words, photos.

SENATE-SUPREME COURT — Senate Democrats made a last, ferocious attempt to paint Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh as a foe of abortion rights and a likely defender of President Donald Trump, but he appears to be on a path to confirmation. More than two dozen witnesses appear Friday, including John Dean, Richard Nixon's White House counsel who cooperated with prosecutors during the Watergate investigation. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, videos. UPCOMING: Developing from 9:30 a.m. hearing, 900 words by 4 p.m.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — President Donald Trump will not answer federal investigators' questions, in writing or in person, about whether he tried to block the probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, one of the president's attorneys tell The Associated Press. SENT: 940 words, photos.

TRUMP — President Donald Trump praised Judge Brett Kavanaugh's progress toward winning confirmation to the Supreme Court but decried the "anger and the meanness on the other side," blasting Democrats' behavior toward his nominee as "sick." SENT: 850 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from late-morning events in North Dakota, 790 words by 4 p.m.

MIDTERMS-BLACK WOMEN — Black women come together to strategize about the upcoming elections, and their impact is evident. As of this week, 39 black women are nominees for the U.S. House in the November midterms, including 22 women who aren't incumbents. By Errin Haines Whack. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

TRUMP-FINDING THE LEAK — President Donald Trump has vowed to find out who wrote an anonymous New York Times op-ed. A look at how that could be done. UPCOMING: 600 words by noon, photo. WITH TRUMP-NEW YORK TIMES-FORENSICS — Word choice, especially the little overlooked words, may help experts figure out who wrote The New York Times' anonymous opinion piece. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. TRUMP-WOODWARD BOOK — President Donald Trump says he doesn't talk the way Woodward portrays him, quotes "made up." SENT: 130 words.




IRAN-SYRIA SUMMIT —The presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey met in a high stakes summit in Tehran to discuss the future of Syria as a bloody military operation looms in the last rebel-held area of the war-ravaged nation, each laying out terms and issues on the battlefield most critical to their own concerns. By Jon Gambrell and Nasser Karimi. SENT: 850 words, photos.

KOREAS-NUCLEAR — South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he's pushing for "irrevocable progress" on efforts to rid North Korea of its nukes by the end of this year as he prepares for his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. SENT: 440 words, photos.

KOREAS-TRUMP VS WOODWARD — To South Koreans, Bob Woodward's new book about the Trump presidency paints a bizarre but familiar picture of an unconventional U.S. leader who thinks little of a decades-long alliance that South Koreans describe as a "bond of blood." SENT: 960 words, photo.

BRAZIL-CANDIDATE STABBED — The wounding of a leading Brazilian presidential candidate has the potential to reshape the election contest after dramatically exposing the deep polarization in Latin America's largest nation. SENT: 800 words, photos.

JAPAN-EARTHQUAKE — The toll from an earthquake that rocked Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido rose to 18, and in one small town two dozen people remained unaccounted for after an entire mountainside collapsed on their homes. SENT: 600 words, photos, video. With JAPAN-QUAKE-WEAK LINK — Japan's power supply system weak link in times of disaster (sent).

NAURU-REFUGEES — More than 600 refugees, including about 120 children, have been stuck on the tiny Pacific island of Nauru for nearly five years. Some have turned to self-immolation and hunger strike in a bid to escape. Australia has kept the boat refugees far from its shores to deter more of them from trying to make the voyage, but critics say it violates human rights. SENT: 1,000 word, photos.

RUSSIA-PENSIONS — Russia's pension reform which has sent President Vladimir Putin's approval ratings into a tailspin is going to hit hard some of the president's core supporters. The planned hike in the retirement age yanks away the safety net for Russians in their 50s who typically struggle to hold down a job, let alone find a new one. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

NKOREA-MILITARY PARADE4-GOOSE-STEPPERS — Goose-stepping soldiers are the most spectacular part of North Korea's massive military parades. Although the training for the parades was harsh, ex-participants who now live in rival South Korea say participating in the extravaganzas was a huge privilege that guaranteed speedy promotion and higher social standing. A parade is planned Sunday to mark the 70th anniversary of North Korea's founding. SENT: 1,270 words, photos.

SYRIA-BACK TO SCHOOL — There are fewer areas in active combat in Syria now, and as a result more children are going back to school this year, the government says, putting the number at 4 million. Keen to project an image of normalcy, the government said it has rehabilitated over 400 schools over the last two months alone and called on students to return to wearing school uniforms, shed in years of conflict. SENT: 1,150 words, photo.




CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Interstate 5 usually swarms with trucks and traffic as it winds its way through California. But the main highway between Mexico and Canada was a ghost road Friday morning along a 45-mile (72-kilometer) northern stretch that remained closed since a fire two days earlier swept down and turned hills on either side into walls of flame. SENT: 750 words, photos, videos.

CONNECTICUT-HOUSE-HAYES — As she hits up the town fairs and parades across northwestern Connecticut, political newcomer Jahana Hayes is sharing her story of rising from poverty to the height of the teaching profession in her bid to become the state's first black woman elected to Congress. SENT: 850 words, photos.

TEACHER STRIKES-BLUE STATES — Fights over teacher salaries and working conditions are escalating along the West Coast, emboldened in part by the momentum from widespread teacher strikes in more conservative states. SENT: 870 words, photos.

GYPSY HILL KILLINGS — A career criminal who authorities believe is the Gypsy Hill Killer faces trial in Northern California for the murders of two young women four decades ago. SENT: 620 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.




ECONOMY-JOBS REPORT — Hiring in the United States picked up in August as employers added a strong 201,000 jobs, a sign of confidence that consumers and businesses will keep spending despite the Trump administration's ongoing conflicts with its trading partners. The unemployment rate remained at 3.9 percent, near an 18-year low. SENT: 790 words, photos.




KAEPERNICK-NIKE AD — As Colin Kaepernick watched from the apparel giant's headquarters in Oregon, Nike aired its highly anticipated ad featuring the quarterback known for his social protests during the NFL season opener. By Pro Football Writer Rob Maaddi. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SOC--EGYPT-SALAH'S GAMBLE — Thanks to his star power and a government keen to keep its most valuable international asset happy, Mohamed Salah has won his latest tussle with Egypt's soccer federation after his demands for better security and improved discipline at the Pharaohs' camps have been met. SENT: 1,140 words, photos.




NY FASHION WEEK-JEREMY SCOTT — Designer Jeremy Scott was a man with a message on at his star-studded runway show, and that message was directed at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. By Nation Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 400 words, photos.

OBIT-BURT REYNOLDS-A LIFE — The late Burt Reynolds is being honored with tributes from fellow actors and Hollywood monuments. The actor, who died Thursday at 82, is being remembered for his candor and his impact on his fellow actors. Reynolds enjoyed a prolific career with a mix of critically acclaimed roles in "Deliverance" and "Boogie Nights" and commercial hits such as "The Cannonball Run." By John Rogers. SENT: 1,470 words, photos.




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