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    GUNMAN FIRING AT POLICE _ Authorities say several Philadelphia police officers have been injured in an "active and ongoing" shooting in the city. SENT: 170 words. UPCOMING: Developing.


    MASS SHOOTING-TEXAS _ Memorial service begins 9 p.m.




    FINANCIAL MARKETS _ The threat of a recession doesn’t seem so remote anymore. The yield on the closely watched 10-year Treasury falls, briefly crossing a threshold that has correctly predicted many past recessions. That spooks investors, sending the Dow to an 800-point dive. By Business Writers Stan Choe and Alex Veiga. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. With TREASURIES-INVERSION _ Treasury yields invert, warning of possible recession. SENT: 485 words, photo; AP EXPLAINS-RECESSIONS _ Is the US economy nearing a recession? SENT: 980 words.

    IMMIGRATION-STATUE POEM _ A biographer of the poet who wrote the words inscribed on the Statue of Liberty challenges a Trump administration official who said the famous poem welcomed only people from Europe. Esther Schor says Emma Lazarus' words were her way of urging Americans to embrace the poor and destitute "of all places and origins." By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 900 words, photos. With TRUMP-IMMIGRATION-ANALYSIS _ In words and deeds, the Trump administration appears to be trying to remake the face of immigration, favoring white, well-to-do would-be Americans. UPCOMING: 900 words by 6:30 p.m., photos; IMMIGRATION-STATUE OF LIBERTY-PHOTO GALLERY _ AP PHOTOS: Lady Liberty as a symbol of immigration to the US (sent).

    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN-SUICIDE WATCH _ For all the talk from politicians and conspiracy theorists that Jeffrey Epstein should have been under suicide watch at the time he took his life, prison experts say such precautions are intended for only short periods, and its’s not realistic or humane for them to go on indefinitely. By Jim Mustain and Michael R. Sisak. SENT: 850 words, photos. With SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN _ Jail guards on duty the night Epstein apparently killed himself are suspected of falsifying log entries. SENT: 690 words, photos.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _ Flights resume at Hong Kong's airport after two days of disruptions that descended into clashes with police, highlighting the hardening positions of pro-democracy protesters and the authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese city. After nightfall, a new protest outside a police station in the city is dispersed as officers fire tear gas. By Vincent Thian and Yanan Wang. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

    PLACIDO DOMINGO-WORLD REACTION _ While two U.S. opera houses immediately canceled performances by famed tenor Placido Domingo following sexual harassment allegations detailed in an AP story, European opera houses are taking stances ranging from supportive to wait-and-see. By Colleen Barry. SENT: 920 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 for such things as bullet-proof vests, space gear _ and even fashion. 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. By Jeremy Rehm. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.




    STEVE KING-ABORTION _ U.S. Rep. Steve King is defending his call for a ban on all abortions by questioning whether "there would be any population of the world left" if not for births due to rape and incest. SENT: 550 words, photos.

    CAPITAL ONE-DATA BREACH _ Federal prosecutors say a woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One may have hacked more than 30 other organizations. SENT: 140 words, photo.

    SWEDEN-RAPPER _ American rapper A$AP Rocky is found guilty of assault in Sweden. SENT: 675 words, photos.

    NEW ZEALAND-MOSQUE SHOOTINGS-LETTER _ New Zealand officials admitted Wednesday that they made a mistake by allowing the man accused of killing 51 people at two Christchurch mosques to send a hand-written letter from his prison cell. SENT: 770 words, photo.

    ANDY DICK-ASSAULT _ Authorities make an arrest in an attack on comedian Andy Dick outside a New Orleans nightclub where he had performed. SENT: 140 words, photo.




    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. SENT: 400 words, photo. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom .

    BORDER WALL CONSTRUCTION _ The federal government is delaying construction on parts of the border fence in Arizona because it's still working on design plans. SENT: 140 words, photo.

    TRUMP-FAMILY PLANNING _ Planned Parenthood says it will leave the federal family planning program within days unless a court puts a hold on Trump administration rules that bar clinics from referring patients for abortions. SENT: 650 words, photo.

    TRUCK SAFETY RULES _ The Trump administration takes a step closer to relaxing federal regulations governing the amount of time truck drivers can spend behind the wheel. SENT: 550 words, photos.




    BLACKWATER CONTRACTOR _ A former Blackwater security contractor is sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2007 shootings of unarmed civilians in Baghdad. Prosecutors say Nicholas Slatten was the first to fire shots in the massacre that killed 14 Iraqi civilians at a crowded traffic circle. SENT: 420 words, photos.

    MASS SHOOTING-TEXAS _ Leaders from both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border will gather in El Paso Wednesday night to memorialize the 22 people killed this month when a gunman opened fire at a Walmart in the Texas border city. SENT: 370 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from memorial service beginning 9 p.m.

    CHILD SEX ABUSE _ Hundreds, if not thousands, of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse are filed as plaintiffs rush to take advantage of a new one-year litigation window. SENT: 920 words, photos.

    PRISON RECORDINGS _ Prosecutors in the U.S. attorney's office in Kansas City, Kansas, improperly listened to recorded communications between inmates and their defense attorneys, a judge says. The ruling could upend hundreds of federal convictions and sentences. SENT: 560 words.

    IMMIGRATION-FOOD PLANT RAIDS-EMPLOYERS _ Immigration raids at seven Mississippi chicken-processing plants revived a longstanding complaint about government policy: Unauthorized workers are jailed or deported, while the managers and business owners who profit from their labor often go unprosecuted. SENT: 980 words, photos.




    KASHMIR-JOURNEY HOME _ An AP reporter returning to his family home in northern Kashmir amid an unprecedented security crackdown says fear and anger dominate life in the disputed region. By Sheikh Saaliq. SENT: 1,110 words, photos. With KASHMIR _ Pakistani prime minister reiterates support to Kashmiris on Indian side.

    CANADA TRUDEAU _ Canada's ethics commissioner concludes that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured the country's former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. SENT: 600 words, photo.

    RUSSIA-ROCKET EXPLOSION-MYSTERY _ Questions persist after last week’s deadly explosion at a naval weapons testing range in northwestern Russia. Just what happened remains largely a mystery. SENT: 990 words, photos.




    FACEBOOK-PRIVACY _ Facebook has paid contractors to transcribe audio clips from users of its Messenger service, raising privacy concerns for a company with a history of privacy lapses. By Technology Writers Mae Anderson and Rachel Lerman. SENT: 720 words, photos.




    E-CIGARETTES-INDUSTRY LAWSUIT _ A vaping industry group is suing the U.S. government to delay a review of electronic cigarettes. By Health Writer Matthew Perrone. SENT: 450 words, photo.




    TV-DIAGNOSIS _ There are some physicians who forbid their patients from going online to type in their symptoms, fearing they'll get incorrect information. Dr. Lisa Sanders, whose monthly column inspired the hit Fox TV series "House," is not among them. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 830 words, photo.




    JAY-Z-NFL _ A day after Jay-Z announced that his Roc Nation company was partnering with the NFL, the rap icon explained that he still supports protesting, kneeling and NFL player Colin Kaepernick. But he's also interested in working with the league to make substantial changes. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 870 words, photo.




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