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BC-AP News Digest 6:05 pm

August 8, 2016

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT.

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NEW & DEVELOPING

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OLY--SWM-SWIMMING — Women’s 200 Freestyle Final, 9 p.m.

Adds: ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE, RALEIGH GARAGE SHOOTING, CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES.

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ARIZONA SHERIFF-FUNDRAISING — An 84-year-old Arizona sheriff known around the country for being tough on accused criminals raises close to $10 million to get re-elected, mostly from outside his home state, an Associated Press examination of campaign donors shows. The funds for Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s campaign far exceed what is normally spent by both the winning and losing candidates in a typical congressional race. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 930 words, photos. WITH: +ARIZONA SHERIFF-FUNDRAISING-GLANCE — Top 5 states for contributions to Arizona sheriff’s campaign (sent).

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TOP STORIES

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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Donald Trump unleashes a blistering attack on Hillary Clinton’s approach to the economy while promising to provide deep tax cuts and jolt middle-class workers back to prosperity. By Jill Colvin and Josh Lederman. SENT: 780 words, photos, video. With CAMPAIGN 2016-THE LATEST; CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-PROTESTS — Trump’s speech disrupted by series of protests; CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-FACT CHECK — Trump shapes facts to fit his economic agenda; CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON — Clinton responds, “Don’t let a friend vote Trump” (all sent).

DELTA-OUTAGE — Twelve hours after a power outage knocked out its computer systems worldwide, Delta Air Lines struggles to resume normal operations and clear backlogs of passengers stranded by canceled flights. By Danica Kirka and David Koenig. SENT: 800 words, photos. Highlighting video US NY DELTA ANALYSIS (CR). WITH: DELTA OUTAGE-HOW IT CAN HAPPEN — Airlines reliance on huge, complex computer systems leaves them vulnerable to crippling outages, experts say. SENT: 660 words, photos; DELTA-OUTAGE-GLANCE — Airline computer glitches and outages over the years (sent).

PAKISTAN — Pakistani militants strike at the heart of the country’s legal profession, killing a prominent lawyer, then bombing the hospital where dozens of other lawyers had gathered to mourn. The suicide bombing in the restive province of Baluchistan kills at least 70 people, most of them lawyers. By Abdul Sattar and Munir Ahmed. SENT: 730 words, photos, video. Highlighting video PAKISTAN BLAST 2 (CR). WITH: PAKISTAN-THE LATEST.

JAPAN-EMPEROR — Japan’s emperor expresses concern about fulfilling his duties as he ages, in a public address that was remarkable for its rarity and its suggestion that he would like to abdicate. By Mari Yamaguchi. SENT: 730 words, photos, video. Highlighting video JAPAN EMPEROR (CR).

OLY-SWM-DOPING DEBATE — The doping saga that has hung over the Olympics intensifies with open feuds in the swimming pool. An American swimmer pointedly calls out a Russian competitor suspended for doping, while an Australian and Chinese swimmer go at it over a suspension. It has added some drama and intrigue to the opening days of the Olympics in Rio. By Beth Harris. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 9 p.m. WITH: OLY--RIO OLYMPICS-THE LATEST.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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WEAPONIZED DRONES — Teen who posted weaponized drone videos fights expulsion from college in Conn. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

MUSLIM STUDENT-CLOCK — Family of Muslim teen arrested over clock files lawsuit. SENT: 400 words, photo, video.

TOURIST ATTRACTION SHOOTING — ‘Pokemon Go’ player shot to death at San Francisco park. SENT: 360 words, photo.

NBC ANALYST-BILES — NBC analyst criticized over comment about Simone Biles. SENT: 310 words, photos.

TV-MARTHA AND SNOOP — Martha Stewart, Snoop Dogg to host dinner party show on VH1. SENT: 130 words, photo.

RIO-OLYMPICS-NADIA-COMANECI — Nadia Comaneci clarifies that she’s Romanian, not Russian. SENT: 100 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016-WHY IT MATTERS-WORLD — How should America use its influence in a world where being a superpower doesn’t get you what it once did? As instability and human tragedy in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Syria have shown, the U.S. alone cannot impose solutions by force. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 630 words, photos. WITH: AP POLL POLL-YOUNG AMERICANS-TERRORISM — A new poll finds the threat of violence by people inspired by foreign extremists invokes fear in a majority of young Americans (sent).

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OLYMPICS

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FEN-WOMEN’S SABRE — Ibtihaj Muhammad views her Olympic platform as a chance to change misconceptions about Muslim Americans. She becomes the first U.S. athlete to compete wearing a hijab — and a medal isn’t out of the question for her. By Sports Writer Luke Meredith. SENT: 550 words, photos.

SOC-BRAZIL DESPERATION — It has come to this for the Brazilian men’s soccer team: The fans are so disappointed with the team that they heckled football icon Neymar and chanted the name of the women team’s star during a lackluster, scoreless tie against Iraq. Brazil is now facing elimination — a prospect that once seemed unthinkable in the soccer-obsessed Olympic host country. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 660 words, photos.

ATH-BOLT SPEAKS — Usain Bolt will soon resume his quest for more gold medals in sprinting after his dominating performances in the last two Summer Olympics. Bolt speaks to reporters about his experience in Brazil as he prepares to run for three more gold medals when track and field starts later this week. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: Developing from event now underway.

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NATIONAL

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WATER PARK-FATALITY — Investigators are treating the death of a 10-year-old boy on the world’s tallest waterslide as a “civil matter” rather than a criminal incident, a police spokesman says, as the park and Kansas authorities press to sort out what caused the tragedy. SENT: 900 words, photos. WITH: WATER PARK-FATALITY-THE LATEST; WATER PARK-SAFETY-GLANCE — Safety issues, statistics about water parks in the U.S.; WORLD’S TALLEST WATERSLIDE-FIRST PERSON — A retransmission of a first-person account of riding the waterslide when it opened two years ago (both sent),

PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL — Attorney General Kathleen Kane goes on trial for allegedly leaking grand jury material to a reporter and then lying about it under oath. SENT: 470 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL-THE LATEST.

ALABAMA CHIEF JUSTICE — Alabama’s Court of the Judiciary says it could decide soon whether to remove the state’s suspended chief justice from office after hearing from both sides on his misconduct charges. SENT: 360 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blow all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as California’s latest big wildfire chews through timber and brush. SENT: 370 words, photos, video.

ZIKA-WYNWOOD — The recent announcement that 16 people have been infected with the Zika virus by mosquitoes in Miami’s trendy Wynwood area has scared away some visitors, but many remain undaunted. SENT: 730 words, photos.

RALEIGH GARAGE SHOOTING — A white man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man after apparently calling 911 to complain about “hoodlums” outside his house. SENT: 630 words. AP Photos pursuing.

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INTERNATIONAL

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TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — Turkish authorities detain at least 10 foreign nationals suspected of ties to a U.S.-based cleric whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the July 15 failed coup, a senior official says. SENT: 580 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

ETHIOPIA PROTEST — Ethiopian security forces shoot dead several dozen people in weekend protests across the country as frustration with the government grows, an opposition leader and Amnesty International say, while hundreds stage a rare demonstration in the capital after calls via social media. SENT: 490 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.

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BUSINESS

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WAL-MART-JETCOM — Wal-Mart agrees to buy fast-growing online retailer Jet.com as it seeks to be more competitive with Amazon.com. Wal-Mart is paying $3 billion in cash and $300 million in stock. By Retail Writer Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 960 words, photos.

HULU-END OF FREE — Hulu is dropping the free TV episodes that it was initially known for as it works on an online television service to rival cable TV. By Technology Writer Tali Arbel. SENT: 580 words, photos.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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LIVE VIDEO PAYS OFF — Facebook, Twitter and Amazon-owned Twitch are pouring resources and money into live video streaming. Although it can feel like a throwback to appointment TV, interactions with fans can create a new stream of revenue from tips. By Business Writer Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 9080 words, photos. WITH: LIVE STREAMING-GLANCE — At a Glance: Livestreaming apps beyond Facebook Live (sent).

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ENTERTAINMENT

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THEATER-ESCAPE ROOMS — Several immersive shows are pushing the boundaries of what escape rooms can become, turning the fast-growing — and cheap to produce — hour-long games in which players work together to find the clues to free themselves into a rich, theatrical experience. By Drama Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 660 words, photos.

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