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    GERMANY-MERKEL _ German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unwell as she met with Volodymyr Zelenskiy in Berlin, visibly shaking as she received the new Ukrainian president at the chancellery. SENT: 150 words, photos.

    JAPAN-EARTHQUAKE _ A powerful earthquake jolts northwestern Japan, and officials are warning of a tsunami of up to 3.3 feet high along parts of the coast. SENT: 150 words.

    INDIA-ENCEPHALITIS _ An encephalitis outbreak has killed more than 100 children in India's eastern state of Bihar. SENT: 300 words, photos.

    RACEHORSE DEATHS _ A 5-year-old horse died of a suspected heart attack during a race at Laurel Park, the 12th racehorse to die in Maryland this year. SENT: 150 words.

    DOG BEHEADED _ Arizona police say a man in a Phoenix suburb mutilated and beheaded his roommate's dog as she was moving out of the home that the two shared. SENT: 150 words.




    TRUMP-IMMIGRATION _ President Donald Trump is threatening to remove millions of people living in the country illegally on the eve of formally announcing his re-election bid. SENT: 320 words. UPCOMING: Updates expected, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

    UNITED STATES-IRAN _The U.S. sends more troops to the Middle East as tensions mount in the Persian Gulf with Iran’s latest announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons. At the same time, Iran says it’s not seeking war. SENT: 750 words. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

    ELECTION 2020-TRUMP _ President Donald Trump captured the Republican Party and then the presidency in 2016 as an insurgent intent on disrupting the status quo. As he mounts his bid for reelection, Trump is offering himself as the outsider once again. Trump is set to formally announce his 2020 bid on Tuesday at a rally in Orlando, Florida. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Updates throughout the day and from 8 p.m. rally, 950 words by 9 p.m., photos, video. WITH: ELECTION 2020-TRUMP-PROTESTS _ Opponents of President Donald Trump's reelection announcement are launching their protests at a nearby gay bar where a mariachi band and a drag queen will perform in what they say is a juxtaposition of the president's policies. SENT: 480 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

    TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE _ Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to a correctional facility in New York but will remain in federal custody while he faces state fraud charges. His lawyers had argued against sending him to New York City’s notorious Rikers Island jail complex. SENT: 380 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-KLOBUCHAR _ Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a list of 100-plus executive orders she says she'd sign in her first 100 days in office. The orders include rejoining the Paris climate agreement and allowing prescription drugs to be imported from Canada. SENT: 170 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-SENATE-MAINE _ Republican Sen. Susan Collins has extended her perfect Senate voting record to 7,000. The milestone Tuesday comes as Collins lays the groundwork for a 2020 campaign in a closely watched Senate race. UPCOMING: 650 words by 4 p.m., photo.




    DEATH BEHIND BARS _ Medication withheld, cries for help ignored, routine checks neglected: With suicides a problem in many jails across the U.S., an AP/Capital News Service examination raises troubling questions about whether deaths could have been avoided with more training, better technology and fewer broken rules. By Sharon Cohen and Nora Eckert. SENT: 3,410 words, photos, video. Abridged version also available. With DEATH BEHIND BARS-Q&A _ Q&A: A look at the issue of mentally ill inmates in jails. SENT: 830 words, photos; DEATH BEHIND BARS-THE NUMBERS _ Government fails to release data on deaths in police custody, more than four years after Congress required the Department of Justice to assemble the information. SENT: 995 words, photo; DEATH BEHIND BARS-VIGNETTES _ Some of the stories behind those involved in jail suicides. SENT: 2,060 words, photos.

    NEWTOWN SHOOTING-CONSPIRACY LAWSUITS _ The father of a 6-year-old killed in the 2012 shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School has won a defamation suit against the authors of a book that claimed the shooting never happened. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 920 words, photo.




    EGYPT-MORSI _ Egypt's first democratically elected president, Islamist leader Mohammed Morsi, has been buried under heavy security in a Cairo cemetery, with his family attending. A member of Morsi's defense team says the funeral took place early on Tuesday, a day after his collapse and death inside a glass cage of a Cairo courtroom. Egypt's state TV, citing an unnamed medical source, says Morsi died of a heart attack. By Samy Magdy. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _ Hong Kong's leader has apologized for an unpopular extradition bill that drew massive protests and indicated that it will not be revived during the current legislative session. But Chief Executive Carrie Lam did not formally retract the legislation. She also said Tuesday that she hopes to finish her term, shrugging off calls for her resignation. By Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 550 words, photos.

    VENEZUELA-DECAYING CITY _ Even the dead aren't safe in Maracaibo, a sweltering, suffering city in Venezuela. Thieves have broken into vaults and coffins, stealing ornaments and other items from corpses as the country sinks to new depths of deprivation. Much of Venezuela is in a state of decay, brought on by shortages of cash, food, water, medicine, power, gasoline. Some of the most acute misery plays out on the streets of Maracaibo, Venezuela's second-largest city and a hub of the once-booming oil industry. By Rodrigo Abd. SENT: 710 words, photos.




    FACEBOOK-DIGITAL CURRENCY _ Facebook already rules daily communication for more than two billion people around the world. Now it wants its own currency, too. By Rachel Lerman. SENT: 930 words, photos. WITH: AP EXPLAINS-FACEBOOK-DIGITAL CURRENCY _ Facebook is unveiling a digital currency called Libra as the company seeks to make its ads more valuable by enabling smoother transactions and payments online, particularly among those without credit cards or bank accounts. SENT: 700 words, photo.

    FED-3 THINGS TO WATCH FOR _ The Federal Reserve is likely _ if not certain _ to leave interest rates alone when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday. But expectations are high that the Fed and its chairman, Jerome Powell, will signal that a rate cut might come soon for the first time in more than a decade. Here are three things to watch for when the Fed’s meeting ends. By Martin Crutsinger. UPCOMING.




    MTV MOVIE & TV AWARDS _ Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson says a person is most powerful when staying true to themselves. Accepting the generation award at the MTV Movie & TV Awards, he relayed a message of kindness and inclusivity during the show. Jada Pinkett Smith accepted the Trailblazer award at a show filled with positive messages from stars like Sandra Bullock and Lana Condor. Lizzo and Bazzi kept the crowd on their feet with lively musical performances. By Katie Campione. SENT: 640 words, photos.

    FILM-JENNI RIVERA BIOPIC _ The late Mexican-American singer and activist Jenni Rivera always dreamed of a biopic about her turbulent and inspirational life. Now, seven years after her untimely death, that dream is coming true. A feature film based on Rivera's life is officially in the works from Jenni Rivera Enterprises, Mucho Mas Media and De Line Pictures, who announced the project in a joint statement Tuesday. The untitled film will endeavor to capture the essence of the superstar who was as admired for her soulful voice as she was for her openness about her experiences with abuse, sexual assault and finding success in a male-dominated industry. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 650 words, photo.




    BKN--NBA DRAFT-PELICANS _ Now that Anthony Davis' trade request has been honored, the Pelicans need to draft a new face of the franchise. Zion Williamson might be the top pro prospect to enter an NBA draft since Davis in 2012, and the Pelicans have the right to select him first overall. SENT: 750 words, photos.




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