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November 22, 2018

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CHINA-SCHOOL CRASH — Chinese state media report multiple children have been hurt by a car plowing into them outside school. SENT: 330 words. With CHINA-SCHOOL CRASH-THE LATEST.




TRUMP-SUPREME COURT —President Donald Trump and Chief Justice John Roberts clashed in an extraordinary public dispute over the independence of America’s judiciary, with Roberts bluntly rebuking the president for denouncing a judge who rejected his migrant asylum policy as an “Obama judge.” By Mark Sherman. SENT: 940 words, photo, audio. With: TRUMP-SUPREME COURT-THE LATEST.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE — President Donald Trump was ready to answer questions from special counsel Robert Mueller’s team. But as the January date neared and Mueller provided the topics he wanted to discuss, Trump’s lawyers balked. An inside look at the tug of war. By Eric Tucker, Chad Day and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,370 words, photos.

THANKSGIVING PARADE — Diana Ross might be singing “Stop! In The Name of Gloves” by the time she’s done performing at New York City’s super chilly Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Forecasters say it could be the coldest day in the parade’s history. John Legend, Martina McBride and the Muppets from “Sesame Street” are also slated to perform. Officials will be monitoring wind to see if giant character balloons such as SpongeBob and Charlie Brown can fly safely. By Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 430 words, video. Photos.

SAUDI ARABIA-WRITER KILLED — President Donald Trump’s embrace of Saudi Arabia has exposed a foreign policy rift in the Republican Party, as some of his GOP colleagues warn that not punishing the kingdom for its role in killing a U.S.-based columnist will have dangerous consequences. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 960 words, video, photos, audio.

CALIFORNIA BAR SHOOTING-GUNMAN — Troubling details have emerged about a gunman who killed 12 people at a California bar. They’re the kinds of clues that, in hindsight, make people wonder whether the impulse to kill had been forming in plain sight. By Amanda Lee Myers and Justin Pritchard. SENT: 990 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THANKS AMID THE ASHES — Thousands of residents who lost their homes or their loved ones in a Northern California wildfire will spend Thanksgiving in unexpected situations and with unfamiliar faces. The nonprofit World Central Kitchen is teaming up with businesses near the town of Paradise to provide 15,000 meals Thursday. And scores of people are opening their homes to share dinner with strangers who lost everything. By Kathleen Ronayne.




MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN — Mexican immigration agents on Wednesday detained almost all of the Central American migrants on a fourth caravan that recently entered Mexico seeking to reach the United States. SENT: 320 words, photos.

DISABLED TRAIN — Two cars have separated on a New York City-bound Amtrak train, but there are no reports of injuries. SENT: 240 words, photos.

APARTMENT FIRE-DALLAS — Some residents of a Dallas apartment complex leaped from third-floor windows onto mattresses, and a woman dropped her baby to a bystander to escape the flames. SENT: 130 words, photos, video.

LIBYA-US Authorities in eastern Libya say they have in custody suspects in 2013 killing of US chemistry teacher in Benghazi. SENT: 130 words.

PANAMA-EX-PRESIDENT’S SONS — U.S. officials say two sons of former President Ricardo Martinelli have been detained in the United States and face deportation for overstaying visas that have been revoked. SENT: 140 words.

RUSSIA-GRU — The head of the Russian military intelligence agency GRU, which has been accused of meddling in U.S. elections, has died in Moscow. SENT: 120 words.




CONGRESS-ELECTION-WOMEN —For congressional Republicans, this month’s elections ushered in the year of the woman — literally. West Virginia’s Carol Miller will be the only Republican woman entering the 435-member House as a newcomer in January. SENT: 880 words, photo.




OBIT-OLDEST PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR — Ray Chavez, the oldest U.S. military survivor of the Dec. 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor that plunged the United States into World War II, died. He was 106. SENT: 700 words, photos.

SHOOTING-CATHOLIC SUPPLY STORE-MISSOURI — A man was charged with killing one woman and sexually assaulting two others after herding them at gunpoint into the back room of a suburban St. Louis religious supplies shop. SENT: 510 words, photos.

SOCIAL SECURITY FRAUD — A federal judge says the Social Security Administration used an unconstitutional process to revoke the disability benefits for hundreds of clients of disgraced former attorney Eric Conn. SENT: 660 words.

GOD POD-JAIL LAWSUIT — A Muslim civil rights group filed a federal lawsuit against a regional jail in Virginia, alleging that the jail has set up a Christians-only unit dubbed the “God Pod.” By Legal Affairs Writer Denise Lavoie. SENT: 510 words.

COLD CASE ARREST-DNA — Northern California authorities say they have cracked a 45-year-old murder case using the same publicly available DNA database that led to the arrest of alleged serial killer Joseph DeAngelo. SENT: 320 words, photo.




NETHERLANDS-ANNE FRANK — The museum built around a secret annex in a canal-side house where Anne Frank hid from Nazis during World War II has been renovated to better tell the teenage Jewish diarist’s tragic story to a new generation of visitors who may know little about the horrors of the Holocaust. SENT: 620 words, photos.

AUSTRALIA-EXTREMISTS — Australia revealed plans to increase government powers to strip citizenship from extremists and to control the movements of Australian fighters who return home from the battlefields of Syria and Iraq. SENT: 520 words.

SRI LANKA — Two men each claim to be the prime minister. Lawmakers are exchanging blows in Parliament. A former finance minister says the country is on the brink of an “economic anarchy.” Welcome to Sri Lanka, where the political crisis is getting worse by the week. SENT: 590 words, photos.

ARGENTINA-STATUE HOSPITAL — Argentina’s capital is famed for its statues and monuments — more than 2,000 of them. But they’re often under attack by vandals, thieves or protesters. So the city operates a sort of “hospital” to restore missing appendages or even whole statues. City officials say vandalism is on the rise at a time of frustration over economic crisis. SENT: 600 words, photos.




FINANCIAL MARKETS — Share prices were mostly higher in Asia in narrow trading ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday. Wall Street’s recovery from steep losses helped boost sentiment despite discouraging data from the United States. SENT: 400 words, photos.

NISSAN-GHOSN — Nissan’s board of directors will meet to decide whether to dismiss its chairman Carlos Ghosn following his arrest on suspicion of underreporting his income. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 590 words, photos.

FACEBOOK DEFINERS — Facebook’s outgoing head of communications is taking the blame for hiring Definers, the public relations firm doing opposition research on the company’s critics, including billionaire philanthropist George Soros. SENT: 400 words, photos.




ENDANGERED WOLF-ESCAPE — An endangered Mexican wolf escaped from a Colorado wildlife center where it had been taken to breed with other captive wolves, authorities say. SENT: 470 words, photos.




TAIWAN-WHAT’S IN A NAME — Taiwan will vote on a referendum this month asking if the self-ruled island should compete as “Taiwan” instead of the present “Chinese Taipei.” This would include the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The controversial referendum has angered China, which sees Taiwan as a break-away province. The International Olympic Committee has already said the name must remain as “Chinese Taipei” under an agreement signed in 1981. The IOC will not change the name no matter the outcome of the referendum. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.




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