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BC-AP News Digest 6:15 pm

August 16, 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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Adds CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-EMAILS, FACE-BITING ATTACK, OBIT-JOHN MCLAUGHLIN, NFL-PEDS-INVESTIGATION, NAVY SHIP-HARVEY MILK, LOCHTE ROBBERY, TV-MSNBC-WILLIAMS, TV-I AM CAIT CANCELED, NIELSENS.

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TOP STORIES

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CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-FUNDRAISING — Hillary Clinton is leaving no fundraiser behind as she crisscrosses the country scooping up cash for her presidential campaign. By Lisa Lerer and Julie Bykowicz. SENT: 790 words, photos. With CAMPAIGN 2016 — Clinton says Trump “just absolutely bewilders” her when he talks about his foreign policy. SENT: 850 words, photos, video; CAMPAIGN 2016-GOOGLE-SEARCHING FOR VOTERS — Google’s search engine directs voters to the ballot box (sent).

SYRIA — Iran allows Russian warplanes to take off from its territory to bomb targets in Syria on Tuesday, an unprecedented move that underscores the deepening cooperation between two powerhouses heavily invested in the Syrian civil war. By Zeina Karam. SENT: 1,260 words, photos, video.

DEEP SOUTH WEATHER — Across Louisiana, the backbreaking work of mucking out houses thick with bayou mud and going door-to-door and car-to-car to check for bodies is underway as floodwaters start to recede in many places. But downstream, people are furiously filling sandbags as the high water rolls toward them. By Michael Kunzelman, Melinda Deslatte and Rebecca Santana. SENT: 650 words, photos, video. With DEEP SOUTH WEATHER-THE LATEST.

OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-MILWAUKEE-CURFEWS — Milwaukee is the latest city to invoke decades-old, often little-enforced curfews for teenagers to try to tamp down unrest after a police shooting. A look at the history and effectiveness of such curfews. By Sara Burnett. SENT: 840 words, photos. With OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-MILWAUKEE-NEIGHBORHOOD — Calmer night follows unrest in Milwaukee neighborhood (sent); OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING-MILWAUKEE-THE LATEST.

FORD-AUTONOMOUS CAR — Ford Motor Co. intends to have a fully driverless vehicle — no steering wheel, no pedals — on the road within five years. The car will initially be used for commercial ride-hailing or ride-sharing services; sales to consumers will come later. By Auto Writer Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 430 words, photo.

GYM-EVENT FINALS — The Simone Show goes out in style. And gold. Again. Simone Biles puts the finishing touches on one of the greatest Olympics by a gymnast, capturing her fourth gold of the games with an electric performance in the floor exercise. By Sports Writer Will Graves. SENT: 570 words, photos.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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LOCHTE ROBBERY — Police investigating reports that American swimmer Ryan Lochte and three of his teammates were robbed at gunpoint so far have found no evidence supporting the account. SENT: 650 words, photo.

JOHNNY DEPP-DIVORCE — Amber Heard is withdrawing allegations that Johnny Depp physically abused her and settles her divorce case with the actor. SENT: 410 words, photos, video.

TV-MSNBC-WILLIAMS — MSNBC’s Brian Williams is getting a regular time slot, at least for a couple of months. SENT: 170 words, photo.

FRANCE-NO POKEMON VILLAGE — A French mayor bans the virtual presence of Pokemon Go characters in his village, citing security reasons, and orders the creator of the game to comply with his decree. SENT: 490 words, photo.

TV-I AM CAIT CANCELED — E! network says it is canceling “I Am Cait” after two seasons. SENT: 130 words.

PLAYBOY MANSION SOLD — New Playboy Mansion owner closes deal for $100 million. SENT: 140 words, photo.

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OLYMPICS

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FOOD FOR THOUGHT — Using leftover ingredients from Olympic caterers and other local partners, a top chef creates a gourmet soup kitchen that for a week has been serving meals to Rio’s homeless. SENT: 910 words, photos, video.

ATH-BOLT — Usain Bolt jogs to the finish of his 200-meter first-round heat, conserving energy for more races to come. SENT: 580 words, photos. With ATH-TRACK AND FIELD — Medals for the women’s 1,500 meters and men’s 110-meter hurdles up for grabs. SENT: 560 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates from evening session; ATH-SMILING-USAIN — Bolt’s mid-race smile celebrated by meme makers. SENT: 130 words, photo.

NIELSENS — With blanket coverage of the Rio Games all last week, NBC had the ratings game all to itself in prime time, scoring the top seven nightly slots while crushing its network rivals, Nielsen says. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 350 words, photos. With OLYMPIC CHANNEL — Ready for launch: Olympic Channel set for takeoff after Rio. SENT: 880 words, photo.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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CAMPAIGN 2016-CLINTON-EMAILS — Congress receives FBI documents related to the agency’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. SENT: 770 words, photo.

NAVY SHIP-HARVEY MILK — The Navy is naming a ship in honor of the late gay rights leader Harvey Milk. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

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NATIONAL

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PENNSYLVANIA ATTORNEY GENERAL — Pennsylvania’s attorney general announces her resignation amid pressure from the governor and lawmakers after she was convicted of abusing the powers of her office to smear a rival and lying under oath to cover it up. SENT: 770 words, photos, video.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Crews gain ground on a massive wildfire that destroyed 175 homes, businesses and other structures in a small California town while charring nearly 7 square miles. SENT: 830 words, video, photos, audio. With CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST.

FACE-BITING ATTACK — A 19-year-old Florida State University student fatally stabbed a couple outside their house, wounded their neighbor and was biting the dead man’s face when deputies finally subdued him, authorities say. SENT: 660 words.

BACK TO SCHOOL-THINGS TO KNOW — No more staying up late during the week. Farewell to sleeping in. And, hello homework! Things to know as students around the country return to school. SENT: 770 words, photos, graphic.

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INTERNATIONAL

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MEXICO-VIOLENCE — The son of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman may have been among a half-dozen men abducted by gunmen at a restaurant in the beach resort of Puerto Vallarta, authorities say. SENT: 760 words, photo.

TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — Prosecutors in western Turkey demand a life sentence for U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom Turkey accuses of masterminding the failed coup in the country. SENT: 690 words, photo.

CENTRAL AFRICA-YELLOW FEVER — One of the largest yellow fever outbreaks in decades could soon spread globally, aid group Save the Children warns. SENT: 400 words, photo.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY

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AETNA-ACA EXCHANGES — Aetna will abandon Affordable Care Act insurance exchanges next year in more than two-thirds of the counties where it now sells the coverage, the latest in a string of defections by big insurers. Dwindling insurer participation is becoming a concern, especially in rural markets. By Health Writer Tom Murphy. SENT: 740 words, photo.

DIGITAL LIFE-SAMSUNG-ANDROID INNOVATIONS — It’s difficult for Android phones to stand out these days, yet Samsung is trying with an iris scanner and related security features in its new Galaxy Note 7. By Technology Writer Anick Jesdanun. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.

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BUSINESS

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WORLD TRADE CENTER-RETAIL REVIVAL — The just-opened World Trade Center mall is expected to help transform downtown Manhattan shopping and illustrates how much progress has been made in rebuilding and revitalizing the area since the 9/11 attacks. By Retail Writer Anne D’Innocenzio. SENT: 900 words, photos.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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OBIT-JOHN MCLAUGHLIN — John McLaughlin, the conservative political commentator and host of the namesake long-running television show that pioneered hollering-heads discussions of Washington politics, is dead at 89. By Television Writer Frazier Moore. SENT: 930 words, photo.

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SPORTS

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NFL-PEDS-INVESTIGATION — Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison doesn’t want to face a suspension. He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives right now, either. The NFL says it will suspend Harrison and three other players — Clay Matthews, Mike Neal and Julius Peppers — if they don’t cooperate in its investigation of alleged use of performance-enhancing substances. SENT: 840 words, photos. With DC POLICE CHIEF — Washington police chief Cathy Lanier stepping down to become NFL’s head of security. SENT: 720 words, photos.

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