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    HIGHLIGHTING

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    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN (sent, developing)

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS (sent, developing)

    BLACKWATER CONTRACTOR (upcoming)

    IMMIGRATION RAIDS-EMPLOYERS (upcoming)

    NEW ZEALAND-EXTINCT MONSTER PENGUIN (sent)

    SPIDER SILKS (sent)

    FINANCIAL MARKETS (sent, developing)

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    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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    SWEDEN-RAPPER _ A Swedish court found American rapper A$AP Rocky guilty of assault for his role in a June 30 street brawl in Stockholm. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA MASCOT _ Sports Illustrated celebrates the 150th season of college football by ranking the sport's top 10 greatest mascots, with the University of Georgia's bulldog named Uga winning first place. SENT: 150 words.

    DOGS-GOOD BEHAVIOR _ NYC funeral home dog is 1 millionth “canine good citizen.” SENT: 370 words, photos.

    SUPPORT DOG-AIRLINE LAWSUIT _ A pregnant Florida woman is suing American Airlines, claiming she and her emotional support dog were mistreated by a flight attendant. SENT: 150 words.

    REMOTE CONTROL CAR-THREAT _ Authorities in Florida say a man threatened to return to a Walmart store with a gun if the remote control car he was buying didn't work. SENT: 150 words.

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    NATIONAL

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    SEXUAL-MISCONDUCT-PLACIDO-DOMINGO-REAX _ Two music companies cancel appearances by Placido Domingo and the Los Angeles Opera says it would launch an investigation in response to an Associated Press story in which numerous women accused the opera legend of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior spanning decades. Domingo has been general director of the LA Opera since 2003 and previously served as the company's artistic director, jobs that gave him the power to cast roles and _ his accusers say _ make, or break, careers. By Jocelyn Gecker. SENT: 960 words, photos. With SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-PLACIDO DOMINGO _ AP: Women accuse opera legend Domingo of sexual harassment.

    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN _ Jail guards on duty the night Jeffrey Epstein apparently killed himself are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates every half-hour as required, according to a person familiar with the investigation into his death. SENT: 725 words, photos.

    IMMIGRATION RAIDS-EMPLOYERS_ The images of children crying after their parents were arrested in a massive immigration raid in Mississippi revived a longstanding complaint: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. Under President Donald Trump, the number of business owners and managers who face criminal charges for employing unauthorized workers has stayed almost the same, even as almost every other enforcement measure has surged. UPCOMING: 800 words, with photos.

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    WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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    BLACKWATER CONTRACTOR _ A former Blackwater security contractor who was convicted of shooting unarmed civilians in Iraq in 2007 faces sentencing in federal court. Prosecutors say the contractor was the first to fire shots in the massacre that killed 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle in Baghdad, and that he was unprovoked when he opened fire. UPCOMING: 500 words from sentencing hearing scheduled for 10 a.m.

    IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL-STATUE OF LIBERTY _ A top Trump administration official says the inscription on the Statue of Liberty welcoming immigrants into the United States is about "people coming from Europe" and that America is looking to receive migrants "who can stand on their own two feet." SENT: 630 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-O'ROURKE _ Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke, who suspended his campaign after the mass shooting at a Walmart in his hometown, is making his return to the race with a speech Thursday in El Paso, Texas, that will focus on the way ahead for his 2020 bid and the country. SENT: 150 words.

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    INTERNATIONAL

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    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _ Flights resume at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions marked by outbursts of violence that highlight the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. By Vincent Thian and Yanan Wang. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

    KASHMIR-JOURNEY HOME _ An AP reporter returning to his family home in northern Kashmir amid an unprecedented security crackdown in the disputed region saw hundreds of Indian soldiers patrolling the highway out of the main city of Srinagar. The troops have been sent in to quell unrest after the Indian government stripped the region's special constitutional status, keeping many people off the streets and cutting off communications. The reporter says fear and anger dominate life in Kashmir. By Sheikh Saaliq. SENT: 1,110 words, photos. With KASHMIR _ Pakistani prime minister reiterates support to Kashmiris on Indian side.

    JORDAN-ISRAEL-CONTENTIOUS CAPER _ A fictional caper about an antiquities heist set in an ancient Jordanian city stirs widespread outrage over the film’s portrayal of historical Jewish ties to Jordan, shining a light on the tenuous peace with neighboring Israel and prompting the government to suspend the movie’s production. SENT: 930 words, photo.

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    HEALTH & SCIENCE

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    NEW ZEALAND-EXTINCT MONSTER PENGUIN _ Scientists in New Zealand said they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about the size of an adult human and swam the oceans some 60 million years ago. They said the previously undiscovered species is believed to have stood about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighed up to 176 pounds. It's believed to have been one of several species of giant penguins that thrived soon after dinosaurs died out. SENT: 580 words, photos.

    SPIDER SILKS _ A scientist at New York City's American Museum of Natural History is creating a sort of "silk library" that could be the key to designing newer and better materials. Cheryl Hayashi has collected spider silk glands of about 50 species, just a small dent in the more than 48,000 spider species known worldwide. Her library could become an important storehouse of information for designing better materials for bullet-proof vests, space gear, biodegradable fishing lines and even fashion. SENT: 785 words, photos.

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    BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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    FINANCIAL MARKETS _Stocks opening sharply lower on Wall Street following big losses in Europe after German's economy shrank in the second quarter and as the U.S. bond market flashed a warning about a possible recession. SENT: 480 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated through 5 p.m.

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    ENTERTAINMENT

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    TV-DIAGNOSIS _ Crowdsourcing for a medical diagnosis jumps from the page to Netflix with a new seven-part series “Diagnosis. UPCOMING: 760 words, photos by 4 p.m.

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    SPORTS

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    BBN--DODGERS-MARLINS _ Even by the Dodgers' high-scoring standards, Tuesday was extraordinary. Rookie Will Smith achieved another milestone in the storybook start to his big league career with his first two-homer game, and Los Angeles twice hit back-to-back homers to pound the Miami Marlins 15-1. Cody Bellinger tied a career high with his 39th home run and Justin Turner hit his 20th for the Dodgers, who totaled six homers and a season-high 13 extra-base hits. SENT: 790 words, photos.

    COWBOYS-KITNA’S NEW GROOVE _ Jon Kitna returns to the NFL as quarterbacks coach for one of his former teams in the Dallas Cowboys, seeks growth in two-time Pro Bowler Dak Prescott. By Pro Football Writer Schuyler Dixon. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

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