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GEORGIA (All times Eastern):

TOP STORIES:

SECRET RECORDING GEORGIA CANDIDATE

ATLANTA — Another secret recording is shaking up Georgia's Republican primary runoff in the governor's race. Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle's campaign was already rocked last month by the release of a secretly recorded conversation in which Cagle said he backed what he called "bad public policy" for political gain. Cagle's runoff opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, released another snippet of that conversation Monday. By Ben Nadler. SENT: 505 words, photos.

TODDLER SHOOTS SELF

ATLANTA — A 4-year-old Georgia boy found a gun hidden inside his house and shot himself in the head with it, according to a newly released sheriff's report.Justin Foss Jr. was pronounced dead Saturday morning after the shooting at his Augusta residence, Richmond County Chief Deputy Coroner Kenneth Boose Sr. said. By Jeff Martin: SENT: 325 words.

IN BRIEF:

— 911 CALL-BLACK CUSTOMERS — A Georgia restaurant worker is on administrative leave after calling 911 to report an African-American family who had stopped there for dinner.

— MISSING MOTHER — Authorities are searching for evidence of a missing Florida woman in a landfill near the Florida-Georgia line.

— CHILD CARE CENTER-MOLESTATION CHARGES — State officials are closing a south Georgia child care facility after child molestation charges.

— BIRMINGHAM-DATA CENTER — An Atlanta-based technology company plans to construct a data center at an old steel-making site in downtown Birmingham.

— DEPUTY INJURED — A suburban Atlanta sheriff's deputy is recovering after being attacked by a woman with a glass bottle.

— RAINBOW GATHERING KILLING — Authorities in Kentucky say a Florida man has confessed to killing a woman he met at the massive "Rainbow Family" counterculture gathering in a Georgia forest.

— FATAL CRASH — The Tennessee Highway Patrol says three people from Georgia have died in a crash involving a minivan and a tractor-trailer.

— AWAITING UBER SHOOTING ROBBERY — Atlanta police say four people were robbed and one of them was shot while they had been waiting for an Uber after a wedding reception.

— BASKETBALL BRAWL-REFEREES — A video shows players and referees trading punches at an Amateur Athletic Union basketball game in an Atlanta suburb.

— POLICE LIP SYNC — A lip sync battle among police departments has swept social media in the U.S., with a Georgia force answering the call.

EXTRA

Analysis and commentary from universities provided by The Conversation and distributed by AP. Find it in AP Newsroom or at the links below.

Trump's new plan to consolidate federal food safety efforts won't work. Here's why. By Timothy D. Lytton. Georgia State University.

http://theconversation.com/trumps-new-plan-to-consolidate-federal-food-safety-efforts-wont-work-heres-why-98794.

SPORTS:

BBO--BLUE JAYS-BRAVES

ATLANTA — Julio Teheran will be on the mound when the Atlanta Braves, in a tight battle for the NL East lead, open an interleague series against Marco Estrada and the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:35 p.m.

DREAM-SUN TRADE

NEW YORK — The Connecticut Sun have traded guard Alex Bentley to the Atlanta Dream for Layshia Clarendon and a second-round pick in 2019 on Monday. Bentley is averaging 10 points for the Sun this season as the team's sixth player. The former All-Star was drafted by the Atlanta Dream in 2013 with the No. 13 pick before being traded to Connecticut as part of a three-team deal with Washington in 2014. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 297 words.

BKL--DOWNSIZING ARENAS

NEW YORK — Sometimes bigger isn't necessarily better, the WNBA is learning as far arena sizes go. There has been a move over the last few years to downsize venues that will save franchises money and provide a more intimate experience for the fans. Only four of the 12 teams are still playing in current NBA arenas — Los Angeles, Minnesota, Phoenix and Indiana. When the league first started 22 years ago all the franchises were in NBA venues. Now WNBA teams are scaling back where they play. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 850 words.

BKN--SUMMER LEAGUE RDP

LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. Games Monday include:

Pelicans-Pistons, Pacers-Cavaliers, Hornets-Celtics, Bucks-Nuggets, Nets-Timberwolves, Raptors-Thunder, Wizards-76ers, Warriors-Mavericks, Magic-Suns, Clippers-Rockets. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos. Games start at 3 EST.

ALABAMA (All Times Central)

AP is moving election test reports for the July 17 Alabama runoff election on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET. These tests are NOT for publication, broadcast or use online. Additional information is available in the election testing advisory sent Mondays prior to testing, found in advisory queues: BC-AL_Alabama Runoff Election Testing / AP-AL_Alabama Runoff Election Testing.

TOP STORIES:

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S RACE

MONTGOMERY, Ala.— A week before the GOP runoff, challenger Troy King filed an ethics complaint Monday against Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, saying the heavy financial support he has received from the Republican Attorneys General Association is illegal. However, a lawyer for the Republican group called the complaint a "desperate ploy of a flailing campaign." By Kim Chandler. SENT: 400 words.

CHURCH GUN ARREST

ATHENS, Ala. — An Alabama man who authorities say took over a church pulpit during worship and talked about his pending divorce was tackled by congregation members and arrested after allegedly trying to pull out a gun. SENT: 225 words.

MEMBER EXCHANGE:

TRIPLE SLAYING-ALABAMA

DECATUR, Ala. — Thirteen years before Darwin Brazier fired 30 rounds with an SKS semi-automatic rifle, killing his ex-wife and two others at their Limestone County home, his ex-wife told authorities about his threats to use such a weapon. In 2005, Debra Brazier — who had taken the married name Rivera before her death — filed her first of three requests that the Limestone County Circuit Court issue an order protecting her from abuse by her then-husband, Darwin Brazier. By Eric Fleischauer. SENT: 875 words.

IN BRIEF:

— BIRMINGHAM-DATA CENTER — An Atlanta-based technology company plans to construct a data center at an old steel-making site in downtown Birmingham.

— CRIME SPREE-ARREST — Police in Mississippi say a man charged in a crime spree that included a killing in Alabama has been apprehended in Houston.

— UAH PRESIDENT — The president of the University of Alabama in Huntsville is stepping down.

— POLICE DOG-SUSPECT DEATH — Authorities say a burglary suspect died after being apprehended by a police dog in Montgomery, Alabama

— PUPPY MILL — Authorities say dozens of dogs were rescued from a reported puppy mill in the same Alabama city where a dog left in a hot car for hours died last week.

— TEEN KILLED — A 16-year-old Alabama girl has been killed in what police say was an apparent drive-by shooting.

— SHOT IN HEAD — An Alabama man has died two days after he was found shot in the head.

— DOG DUMPING — An Alabama woman who police say illegally dumped a dead dog has been charged with littering.

— FLOATING COCAINE — A floating bale of cocaine has been recovered in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida.

— BURGLARY-TWO KILLED — Two brothers are dead after what authorities are describing as a burglary attempt and shooting in central Alabama.

SPORTS

FBC-ALABAMA-COWAN

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama has dismissed linebacker VanDarius Cowan from the team for violating unspecified team rules. SENT: 130 words.

FBN-COWBOYS-MARQUEZ WHITE

PLANO, Texas — Dallas Cowboys cornerback Marquez White has been indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in what he described as a road-rage incident in suburban Dallas. SENT: 130 words.

LOUISIANA (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

SENATOR-RUSSIA

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator who just returned from a congressional trip to Russia warned against trusting President Vladimir Putin, saying that dealing with the Russian government is like "dealing with the mafia." Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., recently went with other GOP senators to see first-hand the Russian economy and meet with government officials. But the meetings, ahead of President Donald Trump's planned summit with Putin on July 16, turned "cantankerous" at times, he said. He described Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov as a "bully." By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 425 words, AP Photos.

LOUISIANA BLACK BEARS-PROTECTION

NEW ORLEANS — The real-life bears that inspired toy teddy bears should get renewed federal protection, according to a lawsuit recently brought against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Environmental groups, including Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, and others filed the lawsuit June 28 in Washington. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service acted prematurely, "based on flawed assumptions and shoddy science," when it took Louisiana black bears off the "threatened" list in 2016, according to a PEER news release. By Janet McConnaughey. SENT: 450 words.

WOMAN BURNED

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi judge on Monday denied an attempt to throw a prosecutor off a murder case in which a man is accused of setting a woman on fire. Circuit Judge Gerald Chatham ruled Monday that nothing a district attorney had done harmed the legal case of Quinton Tellis, who is accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in 2014. By Jeff Amy. SENT: 750 words.

SHREVEPORT-GRANT

SHREVEPORT, La. — The city of Shreveport is getting a $24.2 million grant to help alleviate problems in high-poverty neighborhoods. The Shreveport Times reports that the money comes from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhoods grant. Mayor Ollie Tyler said the plans include building an estimated 486 units of mixed-income housing and two mixed use developments — a kitchen incubator and a culinary medicine center. SENT: 250 words.

IN BRIEF:

— CELTICS FAN-BURIAL — After a young New Orleans man was killed, his grieving family chose to remember him doing what he loved: sitting in front of a TV with his beloved Boston Celtics on the screen.

— PASTOR-SEX CRIMES — A former suburban New Orleans pastor faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to rape and other charges involving juvenile girls.

— ACCIDENTAL TEEN SHOOTING — Authorities say an accidental shooting in Louisiana left a 19-year-old with injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening.

— FIREFIGHTER BURGLARY — Authorities say an off-duty firefighter is accused of burglarizing a fire station in Louisiana.

— ESSENCE FEST — The Essence Festival says all three nights of Superdome concerts sold out for the first time in its 24-year history.

— REFINERY DEATH — The body of a contract worker at a Louisiana recovery has been recovered days after a fatal fall.

— HOOKAH LOUNGE SHOOTING — Authorities say a security guard at a Louisiana hookah lounge shot and killed a man and wounded two others following a fight at the business.

SPORTS:

BKN--SUMMER LEAGUE RDP

LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. Games Monday include:

Pelicans-Pistons, Pacers-Cavaliers, Hornets-Celtics, Bucks-Nuggets, Nets-Timberwolves, Raptors-Thunder, Wizards-76ers, Warriors-Mavericks, Magic-Suns, Clippers-Rockets. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos. Games start at 3 EST.

BKN-NBA FREE AGENCY

The New Orleans Pelicans have signed free-agent guard Elfrid Payton and re-signed guard Ian Clark. New Orleans announced the roster moves Monday along with the formal signing of former Lakers forward Julius Randle, who agreed last week to a two-year contract worth about $18 million. Payton and Clark each have signed for one year. SENT: 150 words.

MISSISSIPPI (All Times Central)

TOP STORIES:

ASSAULT SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE

MCCOMB, Miss. — A Mississippi man stabbed his mother and grandmother in a federal government office Monday and was then shot to death by a security guard. Pike County Coroner Jason Jones told The Associated Press that the slain suspect was Branen Carter, 21. The Enterprise-Journal reported that two witnesses said there was an argument between Branen Carter and Turnage before the stabbings. SENT: 300 words, AP Photo

WOMAN BURNED

JACKSON, Miss. — A Mississippi judge on Monday denied an attempt to throw a prosecutor off a murder case in which a man is accused of setting a woman on fire. Circuit Judge Gerald Chatham ruled Monday that nothing a district attorney had done harmed the legal case of Quinton Tellis, who is accused of setting 19-year-old Jessica Chambers on fire in 2014. By Jeff Amy. SENT: 750 words.

GERRYMANDERING LAWSUIT

JACKSON, Miss. — A new federal lawsuit says a state Senate district in Mississippi dilutes black voting power and should be redrawn. The suit, filed Monday, asks a judge to order legislators to reconfigure the district before the 2019 state elections. District 22 has been represented since January 2004 by Republican Sen. Eugene "Buck" Clarke of Hollandale, who is white and is chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee. By Emily Wagster Pettus. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 375 words by 7 p.m.

IN BRIEF:

— CASINO SALE CANCELLED — The sale of a Mississippi casino has been canceled in the face of antitrust concerns.

— LOST IN WOODS — A 23-year-old college student in Mississippi is recovering after wrecking her SUV and wandering lost for more than two days in the woods.

— CRIME SPREE-ARREST — Police in Mississippi say a man charged in a crime spree that included a killing in Alabama has been apprehended in Houston.

— OBIT-TOPAZI — The man credited with helping to "get the lights back on in 11 days" and rebuild Mississippi's Gulf Coast in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has died at the age of 68.

— MAN DROWNS — A 30-year-old man has been found dead at a Mississippi beach.

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