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    FINANCIAL MARKETS (sent, developing)

    R KELLY-INDICTMENT (sent, developing)




    CALIFORNIA EARTHQUAKE _ A magnitude 4.9 aftershock of last week's Southern California earthquakes has been felt widely in the region. SENT: 150 words, photos.

    ALBANIA-UNDERWATER ARCHAEOLOGY _ A joint Albanian-American underwater archaeology project says it has found 2,500-year-old amphoras. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    STATEHOUSE MARIJUANA _ Vermont police say they found dozens of cannabis plants in the flower beds in front of the Statehouse. SENT: 150 words.

    TRUCK OVER EDGE _ An accident leaves a tractor-trailer hanging off an overpass on a highway in New Jersey. SENT: 150 words.

    ENDANGERED CATS _ A woman was cited after police officers say they found about 30 cats and kittens in her minivan in downtown Fargo. SENT: 150 words.

    MURDER CHARGE-COURTROOM FIGHT _ A courtroom fight delays the sentencing of an Ohio man who has pleaded guilty to the aggravated murder of his ex-girlfriend. SENT: 150 words.




    TRUMP-LABOR SECRETARY _ Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he is resigning following renewed scrutiny of his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Esptein, who is accused of sexually abusing dozens of underage girls. President Donald Trump, with Acosta at his side, made the announcement as he left the White House for a trip to Wisconsin and Ohio. The president said Acosta had been a "great" labor secretary. By Darlene Superville and Jill Colvin. SENT: 675 words, photos, developing.

    TRUMP _ President Donald Trump makes his sixth visit as president to Wisconsin, determined not to make the same mistake that Democrat Hillary Clinton made in 2016 when she took the state for granted and lost it in an upset victory for Republicans. SENT: 900 words. UPCOMING: Developing from early afternoon Trump remarks in Wisconsin, 890 words by 4 p.m., photos, video. WITH: TRUMP-RYAN _ President Donald Trump unloaded via Twitter on Republican former House Speaker Paul Ryan after Ryan's comments critical of Trump appeared in excerpts from a new book. SENT: 420 words, photo.

    CONGRESS-IMMIGRATION _ Four Democratic freshmen who reported squalid conditions at migrant detention stations at the southern border are taking the spotlight at a House committee hearing, even as partisan and internal Democratic tensions near a boil over President Donald Trump's immigration policies. SENT: 790 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing, 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

    CONGRESS-DEFENSE _ The Democratic-controlled House is moving to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy with a $725 billion measure that pares back the Trump administration's defense request and its authority to make war against Iran. SENT: 510 words. UPCOMING: Developments likely, 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.

    TRUMP-CENSUS-REDISTRICTING Q&A _ President Donald Trump is essentially inviting states to change the way the draw election districts, based on the number of eligible voters rather than the entire population. But if a state tries to make the change, the issue will likely land before the Supreme Court. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos.

    TRUMP-CHANGING COURSE _ President Donald Trump’s reversal on trying to get a citizenship question on the census is a fresh example of Trump declaring victory while walking away from a fight. UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m., photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-KLOBUCHAR _ Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has a new plan to help seniors that includes more support for people with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The plan includes new funding for Alzheimer's research and a new refundable tax credit to offset the costs of long-term care. SENT: 130 words, photo. (moved at 6 a.m.)

    PENTAGON LEADERSHIP _ The leadership vacuum at the Pentagon has begun to make members of Congress and others uneasy, creating a sense that something is amiss in a critical arm of the government at a time of global uncertainty. SENT: 1000 words, photo.

    UNITED STATES-AFGHANISTAN _ Amid talk of a U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the U.S. envoy talking to the Taliban said Thursday that America is not "cutting and running" from its longest war and that women will continue to have seats in peace talks to end nearly 18 years of fighting. SENT: 780 words, photo.




    TROPICAL WEATHER _Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what forecasters said will be a long, slow _ and epic _ drenching that could trigger flooding in and around New Orleans. With the storm expected to blow ashore by early Saturday, National Guard troops and rescue crews were stationed around the state with boats and high-water vehicles, helicopters were on standby, drinking water and blankets were made ready for distribution, and utility crews with bucket trucks moved into the region. By Kevin McGill and Rebecca Santana. SENT: 800 words, photos, videos. WITH: TROPICAL WEATHER-NEW ORLEANS LEVEES _ New Orleans' levees face a hard test as storm bears down; TROPICAL WEATHER-WATER WOES _ When it comes to water, New Orleans faces three threats: the sea, the sky and the river.

    AIR CANADA-DIVERTED _ Dozens of people were violently slammed off the ceiling of a jetliner that encountered unexpected and intense turbulence over the Pacific Ocean Thursday. SENT: 625 words, photos, video.

    MEDICAL MARIJUANA GROWERS-UTAH _ Dozens of applicants are vying for one of a handful of coveted spots as state-licensed medical marijuana growers in conservative Utah. State officials expect to award up to 10 licenses later this month. Among the 81 applicants are larger operations already growing hemp in the state, and a handful of out-of-state growers. SENT: 710 words, photos.




    HONG KONG-PROTEST ECONOMY _ It's the world's "freest" economy, one of the biggest global financial centers and a scenic haven for tycoons and tourists, but the waves of protests rocking Hong Kong are exposing strains unlikely to dissipate as communist-ruled Beijing's influence grows. The end of the former British colony's 50-year grace period after China took control in 1997 is years away. But it is clouding the outlook for investors and residents worried the city will lose its freedoms. SENT: 970 words, photos.

    SUDAN _ A transition agreement between Sudan's ruling military council and a pro-democracy coalition was scheduled to be signed Saturday, a top African Union diplomat said, just hours after the military claimed it thwarted an attempted coup by a group of officers. SENT: 735 words, photos.




    INDIA-MOON MISSION _ India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world's spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole. SENT: 550 words, photos.




    FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Stocks open higher again on Wall Street led by more gains in technology companies. SENT: 550 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated through trading, about 700 words by 5 p.m.

    FORD-VOLKSWAGEN _ A person briefed on the matter says Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion in a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 170 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded, photos.




    R KELLY-INDICTMENT _ Singer R. Kelly, already facing sexual abuse charges brought by Illinois prosecutors, was arrested in Chicago on a sweeping federal indictment that accuses him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the performer. The indictment unsealed Friday in the Eastern District of New York includes charges of racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and the sexual exploitation of a child. SENT: 500 words, photos.




    BKN--ROCKETS-THUNDER TRADE _ A person with knowledge of the situation says the Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets for Chris Paul, a shake-up of top point guards and a move that reunites Westbrook with James Harden. The Thunder also are getting first-round picks in 2024 and 2026, plus the right to swap first-rounders in two other seasons, according to the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade has not been announced. SENT: 645 words, photos.




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