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ARGENTINA-ABORTION — Argentine Senate rejects historic abortion law. SENT: 110 words, photos.

TENNESSEE-EXECUTION — Tennessee set to kill first inmate in nearly a decade. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Execution scheduled for 8 p.m.

SERIAL KILLER RELEASE — Judge could rule on plea deal release of confessed killer in Ohio. SENT: 140 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. hearing.




2018 MIDTERMS-TAXES — In primary season, Republican candidates turn from tax cuts to anxiety as a way of motivating voters. By Steve Peoples and Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,220 words, photo. TOP VIDEO: — US OH Election Analysis (CR) — Former Ohio State professor explains close Ohio election.

RUSSIA SANCTIONS — The United States says it will impose new sanctions on Russia for illegally using a chemical weapon in an attempt to kill a former spy and his daughter in Britain earlier this year. By Susannah George and Matthew Lee. SENT: 780 words, photo.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-DIRTY AIR — A dull haze and the faint smell of smoke has blanketed California's capital region for days, causing local soccer clubs to cancel practice and summer camps to keep kids inside — even though the biggest wildfires are more than 150 miles away. Public health and air quality experts say the smoke drifting over Sacramento and other cities is lasting for a longer stretch than normal as some of the biggest wildfires in state history rage. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Thousands fight California fires, some from prisons or overseas.

CONFEDERATE MONUMENT-TUSKEGEE — A statue honoring white Confederate soldiers has stood for more than a century in Tuskegee, Alabama, a black-majority city with deep ties to African-American history and culture. The story of how such a monument could be erected and still remain in place a century later offers lessons in just how hard it can be to confront a shared history that still divides a nation. By Jay Reeves. SENT: 1,570 words, photos, video. An abridged version of 900 words has also been sent.

COMPOUND SEARCH-CHILDREN REMOVED — A man who lives in the tiny New Mexico community where authorities found 11 hungry children and the body of a small boy at a compound recalls helping men at the site with electrical work. By Morgan Lee and Mary Hudetz. SENT: 1,010 words, photos, video.

IMMIGRATION-SERVICE DISCHARGES — The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke. SENT: 700 words, photos.




TV-DAVID SCHWIMMER — It's TV love for David Schwimmer, Debra Messing on "Will & Grace." SENT: 100 words, photo.

JOLIE-PITT DIVORCE — Brad Pitt says he has given Jolie Pitt millions since split. SENT: 410 words, photo.

MARGOT KIDDER-SUICIDE — "Superman" actress Margot Kidder's death ruled a suicide. SENT: 560 words, photo.

LEMONADE STAND STICKUP — Deputies: Arrest made in lemonade stand stickup. SENT: 310 words, photo.

OBIT-LYLE — Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle dies after long cancer battle. SENT: 800 words, photos.

GIRL TASED BY POLICE — Charges dropped against 11-year-old Ohio girl shocked with stun gun. SENT: 130 words.




INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — With the death toll rising and strong aftershocks hitting the Indonesian island of Lombok, the Red Cross says it's focusing its earthquake relief efforts on an estimated 20,000 people in remote areas in the north of the island where aid still has not reached. SENT: 140 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated. With INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE-THE LATEST.

JAPAN-NAGASAKI — Nagasaki marks the anniversary of the world's second atomic bombing with the United Nations' chief and the city's mayor urging global leaders to take concrete steps toward world nuclear disarmament. SENT: 430 words, photos.

IRAN-CAFE — Popular cafe in Iranian capital entirely run by people with Down syndrome or autism raises spirits, combats stigma. SENT: 670 words, photo.

ISRAEL-CROCODILE-CONUNDRUM — An Israeli businessman appears to have bitten off more than he can chew with plans for a crocodile farm in a West Bank settlement. SENT: 370 words, photo.

PERU-OUR LADY OF COPACABANA-PHOTO GALLERY — Our Lady of Copacabana festival spreads to Peru. SENT: 250 words. With 14 photos by Martin Mejia, highlighted by LIM301.




SMALL DAIRIES FIGHT BACK — Small family operated dairy farms with cows freely grazing on verdant pastures are going out business as large confined animal operations with thousands of animals lined up in assembly-line fashion are expanding into the organic market. SENT: 860 words, photos.

NEVADA-EXECUTION — A Nevada death-row inmate whose execution has been postponed twice tells AP a legal fight over his fate is taking a tortuous toll on him and his family and he just wants his sentence carried out. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 550 words, photos.

WAREHOUSE PARTY FIRE — Two men will be sentenced to prison time on dozens of counts of involuntary manslaughter in an Oakland, California, warehouse fire that killed 36 partygoers at an unlicensed concert. SENT: 450 words, photos. UPCOMING: Court begins at 12:30 p.m.

DE-STRESSING-WITH-DONKEYS — In most of the world, donkeys are beasts of burden, but the only job of the long-eared denizens of Donkey Park is to nuzzle, bray and beguile the diverse group of people who find comfort in their company. SENT: 580 words, photos, video.




CONGRESSMAN-STOCK INDICTMENT — Republican U.S. Rep. Christopher Collins of New York is arrested on charges he fed inside information he gleaned from sitting on the board of a biotechnology corporation to his son, helping family and friends dodge hundreds of thousands of dollars in losses when one of the company's drugs failed in a medical trial. SENT: 980 words, photos, videos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT — Paul Manafort's protégé wrapped up his testimony after implicating the former Trump campaign chairman and himself in financial crimes while also enduring stinging attacks on his character and credibility. SENT: 1,080 words, photos, video.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — Lawyers for President Donald Trump say they have responded to the latest interview proposal from special counsel Robert Mueller, part of a months-long negotiation process over whether and how investigators can question the president on possible obstruction of justice in the Russia investigation. SENT: 580 words, photos. With DONALD TRUMP JR — Donald Trump Jr. maintains defiance in face of probe.

DEMOCRATS-OCASIO-CORTEZ — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is taking her brand of politics coast to coast — and beyond on a tour that includes the Midwest, California, Louisiana, and Hawaii. SENT: 650 words, photos.

GROUND GAME-ARIZONA — Arizona is a political rarity this year: one of the few places where Democrats have any hope of flipping a Republican Senate seat. SENT: 930 words, photo. Note: The latest in a weekly series designed to highlight policies, personalities and races arising from politics around the country.

UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA-WAR REMAINS — Sons who barely knew father missing in Korean War feel mixed emotions after North Korea returns his dog tag. SENT: 820 words, photos.




OFFENSIVE TWEETS-MLB'S CHALLENGE — Baseball's attempts to promote diversity have been overshadowed recently after the discovery of some inflammatory old tweets from current players. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 960 words, photos.

PGA-SNAKEBIT BELLERIVE — Bellerive Country Club has been snake bit when it comes to hosting major golf tournaments over the years, though redemption could come with the PGA Championship this week. By Sports Writer Dave Skretta. SENT: 950 words, photos. UPCOMING: Play begins at 7:50 a.m.




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