BC-AP News Digest 7 am
BC-AP News Digest 7 am
Aug. 30, 2018
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TRUMP-NATIONAL ENQUIRER FINANCIAL WOES —The National Enquirer has long explained its support for Donald Trump as a business decision based on the president's popularity among its readers. But private financial documents and circulation figures obtained by The Associated Press show that the tabloid's business was declining even as it published stories attacking Trump's political foes and, prosecutors claim, helped suppress stories about his alleged sexual affairs. By Jeff Horwitz. SENT: 1,240 words, photo.
MCCAIN SERVICES —The celebration of Sen. John McCain as a former prisoner of war and maverick politician enters a second day with a church service and a military salute before his casket departs his adopted state of Arizona for Washington. By Melissa Daniels. SENT: 600 words, photos. With MCCAIN SERVICES-THE LATEST; ROBERTA MCCAIN —John McCain's mother, now 106, a maverick in her own way; MCCAIN SERVICES-VIGNETTES — Thousands line up in Arizona heat to pay respects to McCain (all sent). For AP's comprehensive coverage on McCain: https://www.apnews.com/tag/JohnMcCain
TEXAS OFFICER-MURDER TRIAL — Family members of an unarmed black teenager who was fatally shot leaving a house party in suburban Dallas say jurors gave the white ex-police officer who killed him too lenient of a prison sentence. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 680 words, video, photos. With TEXAS OFFICER-MURDER TRIAL-DIFFERENCES —Experts: Unusual factors in ex-Texas cop's murder conviction (sent).
TRUMP-WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL —White House counsel Don McGahn, a consequential insider in President Donald Trump's legal storms and successes and a key figure in the administration's handling of the Russia investigation, will be leaving in the fall, the president announced. By Ken Thomas and Zeke Miller. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, audio.
UNITED STATES-NORTH KOREA — President Donald Trump said that there's no reason to spend a lot of money on military wargames with South Korea, but he warned he could "instantly" relaunch the exercises again and they would be "far bigger than ever before." By Lolita Cl Baldor. SENT: 900 words, photo.
FLORIDA GOVERNOR — Fresh from a stunning primary upset that boosts the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and potentially scrambles the November midterms in the nation's premier political battleground, Florida's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum says he's intent on bringing a flood of new voters to the polls in November. By Brendan Farrington and Bill Barrow. SENT: 840 words, photos. With FLORIDA-PRIMARY —Florida's high-stakes race for governor quickly turns nasty (sent).
ARETHA FRANKLIN-PUBLIC VIEWING —Mourners streamed in for a second day to pay their respects to Aretha Franklin, who was dressed in a different outfit for her final public viewing, as if making a costume change during a show. SENT: 810 words, photos. With ARETHA FRANKLIN-THE LATEST; ARETHA FRANKLIN-MUSIC'S FUNERALS — The days the music died: A look at funerals of the greats; ARETHA FRANKLIN-CASKET MOVES — Franklin's casket moved from museum that hosted viewings (all sent).
WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
BRAD PITT-MAKE IT RIGHT — An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt's foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. SENT: 130 words.
BRITAIN-ROYALS-HAMILTON — Prince Harry sang and joked with Lin-Manuel Miranda on the stage of "Hamilton," after he and his wife Meghan joined audiences watching the smash-hit musical in London's West End. SENT: 120 words, photos.
MANAGER-CELEBRITIES CHEATED — A federal jury has convicted a business manager of defrauding R&B artists Ne-Yo and Brian McKnight in a sports beverage scheme. SENT: 130 words.
POLICE CHIEF-RAPE-ABDUCTION — A former Virginia police chief is accused of holding a woman against her will and sexually assaulting her. SENT: 130 words.
HOTEL PLUNGE — Officials say they don't know what caused scaffolding to collapse, sending two construction workers falling to their deaths as they were pouring concrete on the seventh floor of a 16-story hotel under construction near Disney World. SENT: 290 words, photos, video.
CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS-NORTH CAROLINA — According to documents obtained by a television station, a North Carolina police chief told his officers to stand aside as protesters tore down a century-old Confederate monument during a protest at the University of North Carolina. SENT: 290 words, photo.
TRUMP-EVANGELICALS — President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of "violence" by opponents if they fail. SENT: 440 words, photo.
MASSACHUSETTS PRIMARY-GOVERNOR — A popular Republican who seems nearly unbeatable. To his left, a pair of little-known Democratic hopefuls vying for attention and struggling to raise cash. To his right, a GOP challenger who claims the incumbent isn't nearly conservative enough. It sounds like a red-state political scenario, but this is what the governor's race looks like in typically deep-blue Massachusetts, which holds its primary next Tuesday. SENT: 790 words, photos.
INDICTED CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN — Just days after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter was indicted by a federal grand jury, his Democratic opponent is trying to make him pay a political price. Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar's campaign says it will begin airing a 30-second TV ad that calls the congressman an embarrassment to the Southern California district. SENT: 370 words, photos.
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HUNTING GRIZZLIES — Wildlife advocates hope to convince a judge grizzly bears living in the Yellowstone National Park area face too many threats to their survival to add trophy hunting to the mix. SENT: 690 words, photo.
OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR — Ohio State University trustees are set to receive an update on the investigation into a former team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of male athletes and other students. SENT: 120 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing.
SOUTH SUDAN-OIL AND PEACE — Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make up for more than $4 billion of revenue lost during years of fighting. SENT: 790 words, photos.
AUSTRALIA-CHELSEA MANNING — Convicted classified document leaker Chelsea Manning will not be allowed to enter Australia for a speaking tour scheduled to start Sunday, her tour organizer say. SENT: 500 words, photo.
CHINA-US —China says U.S. lawmakers were wasting taxpayer money by urging President Donald Trump's administration to impose sanctions on Chinese officials allegedly tied to the mass internment of ethnic minority Muslims in camps in the far west. SENT: 830 words, photos.
GERMANY-FAR RIGHT — The governor of Germany's eastern state of Saxony travels to the city where anger over the suspected killing of a man by migrants sparked violent protests. SENT: 640 words, photos.
CHINA-ISLAM — A rare public protest by thousands of Hui Muslims this month was caused by local officials' recklessness, Chinese authorities say, without settling concerns a large mosque in the northwestern region would be razed. SENT: 440 words, photo.
MYANMAR-ETHNIC CONFLICTS — Myanmar has deliberately obstructed aid deliveries to civilians in war-torn Kachin and northern Shan states, actions that may amount to war crimes, a human rights groups says. SENT: 390 words.
SWEDEN-ELECTIONS-TWITTER — A Swedish government study says there's been a recent surge in the number of automated Twitter accounts ahead of the Sept. 9 election, noting that 40 percent of them are more likely to support the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party, expected to make gains. SENT: 370 words.
NEWBORN OPIOIDS-OUTCOMES — Learning disabilities and other special education needs are common in children born with opioid-related symptoms from their mother's drug use while pregnant, a study finds. By Medical Writer Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 530 words, photos.
ABORTION MEDICATION-CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITIES — A measure that would make California the first state to require all public universities to offer abortion medication at their campus health centers has cleared a hurdle. SENT: 290 words.
POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION-WHAT TO SAY — Serena Williams has become the latest high-profile mom to disclose her struggles with postpartum depression. The 23-time Grand Slam champion took to Instagram recently to share her feelings of inadequacy as a mother. What to say — and what NOT to say — to women suffering postpartum depression can be tricky for friends, colleagues and loved ones who have never experienced it. By Leanne Italie. SENT: 850 words, photos.
ASIAN GAMES ROUNDUP — A combined Koreas team reinforced by WNBA center Park Ji-su reaches the women's basketball final at the Asian Games after an 89-66 win over Taiwan. By Sports Writer John Pye. SENT: 420 words, photos.
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