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HOSPITAL SHOOTING-NORTH CAROLINA _ Authorities say a North Carolina deputy and a suspect were shot when the man tried to take the officer’s gun at a hospital. SENT: 120 words.

TURKEY-ISLAMIC STATE _ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Turkey has captured a wife of the slain leader of the Islamic State group, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. SENT: 130 words.

BEAR BITES-NORTH CAROLINA _ A North Carolina wildlife official says a man and his dog were bitten by a black bear that was trying to defend her cub. SENT: 150 words.

BRITAIN-QUEEN-FUR _ Buckingham Palace says new outfits designed for Queen Elizabeth II will not use real fur. SENT: 115 words, photos.

HARRISON’S SWORD-DISPUTE _ Blade of glory: The mystery around a late president’s sword. SENT: 140 words, photo.

ODD–PBJ PARKING PAYMENT _ Alaska university taking PB&J as payment for parking tickets. SENT: 140 words.

ODD–OVERTURNED TRUCK-MANGOES _ Mangoes spilling from an overturned tractor trailer caused a not-so-sweet morning commute on the Beltway in Maryland. SENT: 85 words.




ZIMBABWE-DROUGHT-ELEPHANTS _ A severe drought in Zimbabwe causes the deaths of more than 105 elephants and many other wildlife. At Mana Pools National Park, wardens and wildlife lovers are trucking in food to help the distressed animals. By Farai Mutsaka. SENT: 1,190 words, photos. UPCOMING: Video planned.




TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-STATE DEPARTMENT _ The State Department’s third-ranking official is expected to tell Congress that political considerations were behind the agency’s refusal to deliver a robust defense of the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Developing, 500 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

TRUMP-NYC VETERANS DAY PARADE _ A veterans organization says President Donald Trump has accepted an invitation to kick off the New York City Veterans Day Parade next week. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon, photo.

HARRIS-BLACK WOMEN _ The country’s largest online political organization aimed at electing black women is endorsing Kamala Harris. SENT: 130 words, photo. (Moved at 6 a.m.)

SUPREME COURT-CLEAN WATER ACT _ The Supreme Court hears a closely watched case from Hawaii about the reach of landmark federal clean-water protections, with the Trump administration endorsing a rollback of anti-pollution efforts. UPCOMING: Developing from morning arguments, 750 words by 3 p.m., photo.

ELECTION 2019 _ Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Trump. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, videos.

TRUMP _President Donald Trump holds a rally in Louisiana, aiming to help drive out the state’s Democratic governor. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. rally, 600 words by 9 p.m., photos, video

TRUMP-POLITICS _ President Donald Trump wasn’t on the ballot in this week’s off year elections but he set a mood that could signal troubles ahead for the GOP. UPCOMING: 780 words by 5 p.m., photos.

TRUMP-JUDGES _ President Donald Trump holds a White House event to celebrate the replacement of one fourth of federal judges with Trump nominees. UPCOMING: Developing from 3 p.m. event, 400 words by 5 p.m., photos, video.

ELECTION 2019-ANALYSIS _ The suburban revolt against President Donald Trump’s Republican Party is growing. And if nothing else, the GOP’s struggle across the South on Tuesday revealed that Republicans don’t have a plan to fix it. SENT: 800 words, photos, videos




CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-REBUILDING PARADISE _ The California town of Paradise is rebuilding a year after a wind-driven wildfire killed 85 people and incinerated roughly 19,000 homes, businesses and other buildings. The construction begs the question of whether the resurgent community will be any safer than it was before the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in state history. By Don Thompson. SENT: 1,820 words, photos, video. With abridged.

TEXAS EXECUTION _ A white supremacist gang member on Texas’ death row faces execution for strangling a woman nearly 20 years ago over fears she would alert police about his drug operation. SENT: 630 words, photos.




MEXICO-BORDER KILLINGS _ The eight children, some mere infants, who survived the ambush in northern Mexico not only escaped the drug cartel gunmen who killed their mothers but managed to hide in the brush, with some walking miles to get help despite grisly bullet wounds. By Peter Orsi and Mark Stevenson. SENT: 1,110 words, photos, videos. With MEXICO-BORDER KILLINGS-RELIGION _ U.S. victims in Mexico attack from Mormon offshoot community; MEXICO-BORDER KILLINGS-VICTIMS.

IRAQ-PROTESTS-ANGER-AT-IRAN _ The shoes are coming off again in Iraq. In years past, Iraqis have beaten their shoes against portraits of Saddam Hussein in a sign of anger and insult. In 2008, an Iraqi journalist threw his shoes at a ducking President George W. Bush during a news conference to vent his outrage at the U.S.-led invasion. Now it’s Iran. By Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Joseph Krauss. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

GERMANY-BERLIN WALL-AP AT THE WALL _ Thirty years after the Berlin Wall came down on Nov. 9, 1989, AP German-language Berlin Bureau Chief Frieder Reimold remembers how the historic events unfolded that night and led him to send out the iconic news alert, “East Germany opens borders.” By Kirsten Grieshaber. SENT: 870 words, photos. With BERLIN WALL-NOW AND THEN _ The Berlin Wall, and the city 30 years later; BERLIN WALL-AP WAS THERE _ AP’s story on the day the Wall fell;

JORDAN-STABBING _ A lone attacker stabbed eight people, including four foreign tourists and their tour guide, at a popular archaeological site in northern Jordan, security officials said. SENT: 420 words, photos.




MED–GENETIC FRONTIERS-GENE EDITING-CANCER _ The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it’s too soon to know if it will improve survival, doctors reported. SENT: 600 words, photo.

GENETICALLY ENGINEERED CHESTNUT _ Researchers at New York’s College of Environmental Science & Forestry will soon seek federal clearance to plant thousands of modified trees as part of a restoration effort _ a closely-watched move that could expand the frontier for genetically engineered plants beyond farms and into forests. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video.




DIGITAL MONEY-A CAUTIONARY TALE _ Digital wallet services like Apple Cash and Venmo are prime targets for scammers, as an Associated Press reporter learned the hard way while trying to score Ariana Grande tickets. Many of these services, especially newer ones, don’t protect consumers against fraud the same way credit cards do. A federal law caps consumer fraud liability at $50, but digital payment services work more like cash — meaning that when the money is gone, it’s gone. By Sophia Rosenbaum. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos.




SESAME STREET AT 50-STREET SCENE _ A visit to the busy “Sesame Street” set by The Associated Press earlier this year found monsters and humans creating a special alchemy. By AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos, video.




BKC–T25-KENTUCKY-MICHIGAN STATE _ Kentucky’s latest freshman star is a guard from Texas who likes to smile wide and take big shots. Tyrese Maxey scored 26 points, including a clutch 3 that beat the shot clock with a minute left, and the second-ranked Wildcats opened the season with a 69-62 victory over No. 1 Michigan State in the Champions Classic. By College Sports Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 700 words, photos.




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