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    TEXAS EXECUTION _ Execution scheduled for after 7 p.m.




    IMMIGRATION-FAMILY DETENTION _ The Trump administration is moving to end a federal agreement that limits how long immigrant children can be kept in detention. A court fight will almost certainly follow over the government's desire to hold migrant families until their cases are decided. By Colleen Long and Amy Taxin. SENT: 1,120 words, photos. With TRUMP-BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP _ President Trump says he’s looking “very seriously” at ending the right to citizenship for babies born to non-U.S. citizens on American soil. The proposal would inevitably spark a legal battle. SENT: 450 words, photo.

    TRUMP-BUDGET _ The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections that take into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 540 words, photos. With TRUMP-ECONOMY _ A day after considering cutting taxes to promote economic growth, Trump changes course. SENT: 670 words, photos; TRUMP-FUEL ECONOMY-FACT CHECK _ Trump misrepresents the facts about his proposal to freeze fuel economy requirements. SENT: 610 words, photo.

    JEFFREY EPSTEIN-LAST WILL _ The will that Jeffrey Epstein signed two just days before his jailhouse suicide puts more than $577 million of his assets in a trust that could make it more difficult for his dozens of accusers to collect damages, legal experts say. By Legal Affairs Writer Curt Anderson. SENT: 670 words, photo.

    TRUMP-GREENLAND _ Escalating an international spat, President Trump says he scrapped his trip to Denmark because the prime minister made a “nasty” statement when she rejected his idea to buy Greenland as an absurdity. By Jan. M. Olsen and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video. With GREENLAND-GLANCE (sent). For more from AP's recent reporting trip to Greenland: http://apne.ws/2hQa9TP

    TRUMP-JEWS _ President Trump’s decision to brand the vast majority of American Jews who vote for Democrats as “disloyal” to their religion and Israel is part of what some see as a misguided and clumsy effort by Trump to try to divide the Democratic Party and peel off Jewish support, all while shoring up his Evangelical Christian base. By Jill Colvin and Elana Schor. UPCOMING: 900 words by 7 p.m., photos. With TRUMP-CHOSEN ONE _ Trump offers himself as “the chosen one” in trade war with China. SENT: 150 words, photos, video.

    MISSILE DEFENSE _ The Pentagon is pulling the plug on a billion-dollar, technically troubled project to build a better weapon that would destroy incoming missiles. The move is aimed in part at considering new approaches to missile defense at a time of rapid technological change. By National Security Writer Robert Burns. SENT: 610 words.

    POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH _ Eric Garner's death five summers ago was a pivotal point for the New York Police Department. In the neighborhood where Garner died, some residents say police officers are now much more careful about how they interact with the public. And they say that's not necessarily a change for the better. By Verena Dobnik and Michael R. Sisak. With POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH-SERGEANT _ Police supervisor to lose vacation days over Garner death. SENT: 560 words.




    VAPING-LUNG DAMAGE _ The number of breathing illnesses reported among people who vape is growing. SENT: 130 words, photo.

    AREA 51 EVENT REJECTED _ A Nevada county rejects a proposal for a festival in a rural farming community to coincide with "Storm Area 51" events next month. SENT: 140 words, photos.

    CALIFORNIA JET FIRE _ All 10 people aboard a small jet escape injury after the aircraft aborts its takeoff at a small Northern California airport, goes off the runway and bursts into flames. SENT: 380 words, photos.

    PRIEST-EMBEZZLEMENT _ A Pennsylvania priest is accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from his parish and spending it on a beach house and men he met on dating apps. SENT: 140 words.

    STRANGER THINGS-BUSINESSES _ Fans visiting “Stranger Things” sets bring boon to business. SENT: 830 words, photos, video.




    TRUMP _ Student loan debt held by disabled veterans will be forgiven under an order signed by President Trump. SENT: 630 words, photos, video.

    TRUMP-ASIAN AMERICAN VOTERS _ President Trump recently rankled many Asian Americans when he reportedly mocked the accents of two Asian heads of state. SENT: 940 words, photo.

    ICELAND-US-PENCE _ Iceland's leader says she will skip U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's visit to her Nordic nation, opting instead to keep "prior commitments" by attending a trade union conference in Sweden. SENT: 400 words, photos.




    BREXIT _ German Chancellor Angela Merkel raises the possibility that a negotiated departure for Britain from the European Union might still be possible. SENT: 820 words, photo. With NETHERLANDS-BREXIT BEACH PARTY _ Thousands interested in Brexit beach party in the Netherlands. SENT: 300 words.

    UNITED STATES-VENEZUELA-US TALKS _ Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó is casting doubt on President Nicolás Maduro's claim that he is overseeing secret talks with the United States. SENT: 810 words, photos.

    IRAN _ Iran's president sends a bill to parliament that would cut four zeroes from the value of the Islamic Republic's sanctions-battered currency, the rial, as tensions remain high between Tehran and Washington. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    INDIA-OPPOSITION LEADER ARRESTED _ Federal investigators arrest a key opposition Indian National Congress party leader at his home in the Indian capital in a suspected money laundering case. SENT: 380 words, photo.

    BRAZIL-ENVIRONMENT _ Brazil is reporting a sharp increase in wildfires this year, and President Jair Bolsonaro suggests, without citing evidence, that non-governmental organizations could be setting them to make him look bad. SENT: 500 words, photos.




    PHILADELPHIA POLICE COMMISSIONER _ Two female police officers whose sexual harassment lawsuit led Philadelphia's police commissioner to resign have reached a temporary agreement with the city involving their fears of retribution. SENT: 520 words, photos.

    SHOOTING-UNIVERSITY BLOCK PARTY _ Four college students are wounded when a gunman opens fire into a crowd outside a library near Clark Atlanta University and then escapes in the chaos. SENT: 480 words, photos.

    NICHOLAS SPARKS-LAWSUIT _ A federal jury sides with novelist Nicholas Sparks and the private Christian school he founded, dismissing claims by the school's former headmaster that he was unjustly fired. SENT: 500 words, photo.

    TEXAS EXECUTION _ A Texas death row inmate is set to be executed for the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston college student more than 20 years ago. SENT: 690 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing. Execution scheduled for after 7 p.m.




    FEDERAL RESERVE-JACKSON HOLE _ During a speech at a gathering of global central bankers, Chairman Jerome Powell is expected Friday to signal what the Fed will do _ or can do _ to strengthen the economy. By Economics Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.

    ECONOMY-NEGATIVE INTEREST RATES _ Imagine lending money to someone and having to pay for the privilege of doing so. Increasingly, that's the global bond market these days. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With FINANCIAL MARKETS _ U.S. stocks climb. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




    SPACE STATION _ Spacewalking astronauts add another parking spot to the International Space Station. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 370 words, photo.

    MICROPLASTICS AND WATER, HFR _ The World Health Organization says the levels of microplastics in drinking water don't appear to be risky, but calls for a more detailed analysis of their environmental impact. SENT: 400 words, photo. For release at 8 p.m.




    MEDIA-OBAMA-NETFLIX _ The first Netflix project backed by the Obamas, a documentary on an Ohio factory run by Chinese businessmen, makes its debut on the service Wednesday. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 750 words, photos.




    US OPEN PREVIEW _ The chaotic 2018 U.S. Open final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka still reverberates as this year’s last Grand Slam tennis tournament is about to start in Flushing Meadows. SENT: 870 words, photos. With US OPEN-TRIVIA QUIZ, US OPEN GLANCE (both sent).




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