• BC-AP News Digest 6 pm

    Updated:

    Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP's coverage, visit Coverage Plan at https://newsroom.ap.org .

    ---------------------------

    NEW/DEVELOPING

    ---------------------------

    Adds BOAT FIRE-CALIFORNIA, SEPT 11-SAUDI ARABIA-LAWSUITS , OPIOID CRISIS-PURDUE, AP EXPLAINS-OPIOID CRISIS-PURDUE, OPIOIDS CRISIS-BANKRUPTCY-Q&A, CHURCH ABUSE-ROCHESTER-BANKRUPTCY, BOOKS-HANDMAID’S SEQUEL-SALES

    ----------------

    ONLY ON AP

    ----------------

    AP POLL-CLIMATE-POLITICS _ A new poll finds that President Donald Trump gets some of his worst marks from the American people when it comes to his handling of climate change. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows that majorities of Americans believe the planet is warming and support government actions that Trump has sometimes scoffed at, such as more subsidies for renewable energy. By Seth Borenstein, Nicholas Riccardi and Hannah Fingerhut. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video.

    ALASKA SEXUAL ASSAULTS _ Alaska Native women say the Nome Police Department has a history of failing to conduct full investigations on rape complaints. Nome police data show that from 2008 through 2017 just 8% of calls about sexual assaults against adults resulted in an arrest. Nome's prosecutor says limited resources make it hard for police to respond to calls of all kinds. By Victoria McKenzie. SENT: 4,220 words, photos. With 930-word abridged version. Note: This is the first in a series of stories about sexual assault in Alaska.

    ----------------

    TOP STORIES

    ----------------

    ELECTION 2020-DEBATE _ Progressive Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders share the debate stage for the first time with establishment favorite Joe Biden in a prime-time showdown displaying sharply opposing notions of electability in the party's presidential nomination fight. By Bill Barrow and Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developing from 8 p.m. debate start. With ELECTION 2020-FACT CHECK, ELECTION 2020-DEBATE TAKEAWAYS, developing from debate; ELECTION 2020-HBCUs _ The debate is at Texas Southern University, spotlighting the historically black college and displaying the increased role of such institutions headed into 2020. SENT: 640 words, photo.

    TRUMP-CLEAN WATER _The Trump administration revokes an Obama-era regulation that shielded many U.S. wetlands and streams from pollution but was opposed by developers and farmers who said it hurt economic development and infringed on property rights. By John Flesher. SENT: 560 words, photos.

    OPIOID CRISIS-PURDUE _ Attorneys general representing about half the states say they reject the terms of a deal to settle claims against the maker of OxyContin for its role in the opioid crisis. Purdue Pharma and the family that owns it, the Sacklers, reached the settlement with about two dozen other states and many local governments. The opponents say the amount of money involved will be far less than the $10 billion to $12 billion promised by Purdue. By Geoff Mulvhill. SENT: 780 words, photos, video. With AP EXPLAINS-OPIOID CRISIS-PURDUE, OPIOIDS CRISIS-BANKRUPTCY-Q&A (both sent)

    BOAT FIRE-CALIFORNIA _ All six crewmembers were asleep aboard a scuba diving boat off the Southern California coast when a fire broke out in the middle of the night, killing 34 people who were trapped in a bunkroom below the main deck, federal investigators announced. SENT: 670 words, photos.

    IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM SEEKERS _ With a go-ahead from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Trump administration began enforcing a radical new rule that would deny asylum to nearly all migrants arriving at the southern border - a move that spread despair among those fleeing poverty and violence in their homelands. The new policy would deny asylum to anyone at the U.S.-Mexico border who passes through another country on the way to the U.S. without first seeking asylum there. By Cedar Attanasio and Julie Watson. SENT: 870 words, photos. WITH: MEXICO-SUPREME COURT-IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM _ Mexico says it disagrees with the U.S. Supreme Court order. SENT: 760 words, photos.

    SCI-YOUNGER UNIVERSE _ The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even younger than suggested by two other calculations published this year that trimmed hundreds of millions of years from the age of the cosmos. By AP Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 520 words, photo.

    -------------------------------------

    WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

    -------------------------------------

    TV-SNL-NEW PLAYERS _ 'Saturday Night Live' adds three new cast members for its upcoming 45th season, including the show's only Asian American performer. SENT: 230 words, photos.

    BOOKS-HANDMAID’S SEQUEL-SALES _ Sales for 'Handmaid's Tale' sequel top 125,000 copies. SENT: 150 words, photo.

    GOOGLE EARTH-MISSING MAN _ Google Earth leads to remains of missing Florida man in lake. SENT: 270 words, photos.

    PUBLIX-GUNS _ If you're carrying a gun, the Publix supermarket chain doesn't want to see it. SENT: 370 words, photo.

    THC GUMMIES-SCHOOL _ A 30-year-old Louisiana woman is accused of making THC-laced gummy candies, and her 11-year-old daughter is accused of giving them to other students at her school. SENT: 150 words.

    -------------------------------

    WASHINGTON/POLITICS

    -------------------------------

    SEPT 11-SAUDI ARABIA-LAWSUITS _ The U.S. will release the name of a Saudi citizen sought by lawyers for 9/11 victims who want link the kingdom to the terrorist plot. SENT: 590 words, photo.

    FBI-McCABE _ Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, a frequent target of President Trump's wrath, faces the prospect of an indictment after his attorneys were unable to persuade senior Justice Department officials not to pursue charges that he lied to internal investigators. By Eric Tucker and Michael Balsamo. SENT: 540 words, photo.

    TRUMP _ President Donald Trump addresses a retreat for congressional Republicans in Baltimore, his first visit to the city since he labeled it rat-infested and crime-ridden. SENT: 530 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 7:10 p.m. remarks.

    DEMOCRATS-IMPEACHMENT _ Bristling over the “I” word, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stops short of saying the House is ready to launch impeachment of President Trump, even as Judiciary Committee Democrats set the stage to do just that by approving ground rules for impeachment hearings. Pelosi has been a moderating force in her divided caucus as liberals push to impeach and centrist Democrats are wary of fixating on Trump. By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.

    CONGRESS-ARCTIC DRILLING _ The Democratic-controlled House votes to reinstate a decades-long ban on oil and gas drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge _ a largely symbolic move. SENT: 860 words, photo.

    RUSSIA-US-SPYING _ Members of Congress demand the Russian government immediately release Paul Whelan, an American jailed for months on espionage charges. SENT: 530 words, photos.

    -------------

    NATIONAL

    -------------

    CHICAGO SCHOOLS-SEX ABUSE _ Chicago Public Schools will overhaul how it handles sexual abuse complaints after a federal investigation found "tragic and inexcusable" problems following student complaints, the U.S. Department of Education has announced. The agency's Office for Civil Rights called its review - which began in 2015 after student complaints - among the most comprehensive of any major urban school district. SENT: 590 words, photo.

    MASS SHOOTING-TEXAS _ A man accused of gunning down people at a busy Walmart in El Paso last month has been indicted for capital murder, prosecutors announced. Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, was indicted on one count in connection with the Aug. 3 mass shooting that left 22 dead in the border city, District Attorney Jaime Esparza said. El Paso prosecutors are seeking the death penalty. SENT: 540 words, photos.

    CHURCH ABUSE-ROCHESTER-BANKRUPTCY _ The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester in upstate New York filed for bankruptcy protection amid a wave of lawsuits over alleged sexual abuse of children, becoming the first of the state's eight dioceses to do so and the 20th nationwide. SENT: 760 words.

    MURDER SUSPECTS CAPTURED _ A tip pointing to a remote Arizona community led to the end of a more than two-week-long manhunt for a couple who overpowered their guards and escaped a prison transport van that was bringing them across the country to face charges in a man's killing, federal authorities say. SENT: 490 words, photo.

    LT GOVERNOR-LAWSUIT _ Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has filed a $400 million lawsuit against CBS, alleging the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he says have falsely accused him of sexual assault. SENT: 600 words, photo.

    ---------------------

    INTERNATIONAL

    ---------------------

    BREXIT _ The British government insisted that its forecast of food and medicine shortages, gridlock at ports and riots in the streets after a no-deal Brexit is an avoidable worst-case scenario, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson denied misleading Queen Elizabeth II about his reasons for suspending Parliament just weeks before the country is due to leave the European Union. SENT: 1,050 words, photos.

    JERUSALEM-SETTLEMENT BOOM _ Jewish settlement construction in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem has spiked since President Donald Trump took office in 2017, according to official data obtained by The Associated Press. The data also showed strong evidence of decades of systematic discrimination, illustrated by a huge gap in the number of construction permits granted to Jewish and Palestinian residents. SENT: 1,240 words, photos.

    BAHAMAS-HURRICANE AFTERMATH _ Residents in the Grand Bahama city of Freeport are happy to finally see the flicker of lights in some neighborhoods following Hurricane Dorian. But the small villages that dot the eastern coast of Grand Bahama have barely received any help. SENT: 940 words, photos.

    ZIMBABWE-MUGABE _ Controversy over where and when former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be buried and a stampede which injured several people trying to view his body marred the mourning for the deceased leader. SENT: 990 words, photos.

    ------------

    BUSINESS

    ------------

    CHINA-US-TRADE _ The United States and China traded conciliatory gestures, raising hopes they can de-escalate a standoff over trade that has shaken financial markets and cast gloom over the global economy. By Business Writers Joe McDonald and Paul Wiseman. SENT: 640 words, photo.

    FACEBOOK-LOCAL NEWS _Facebook is trying to coax "news deserts" into bloom with the second major expansion of a tool that exposes people to more local news and information. But the social network confesses that it still has a lot to learn. SENT: 880 words, photo.

    ----------------------------

    ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

    ----------------------------

    PEOPLE-ANTONIO BANDERAS _ Antonio Banderas says his emotional state from having a heart attack a few years ago influenced his award-winning performance in the Pedro Almodóvar film "Pain and Glory." Banderas won the best actor trophy earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. By John Carucci. SENT: 435 words, photo.

    ----------

    SPORTS

    ----------

    FBN--BUCCANEERS-PANTHERS _ Cam Newton leads the Panthers against the Buccaneers in a game between teams coming off losses. Tampa Bay is bracing for a big dose of Christian McCaffrey, who ran for 128 yards and two touchdowns and had 10 receptions in the opener. By Steve Reed. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 8:20 p.m. EDT.

    RAC--JUSTIFY SCANDAL _ Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert denied giving 2018 Triple Crown winning horse Justify a banned substance that caused a positive test prior to last year's Kentucky Derby and blamed the result on contaminated food. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    BKO--WORLD CUP-SERBIA-US _ The U.S. came to China looking to again be the best in the world. It will go home with the worst tournament showing in program history. Such is the reality for the Americans now, assured of finishing no better than seventh at the World Cup after falling to Serbia 94-89 in a consolation game . SENT: 900 words, photos.

    -------------------------

    HOW TO REACH US

    -------------------------

    At the Nerve Center, Dave Clark can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Courtney Dittmar (ext. 1900). For graphics and interactives, Phil Holm (ext. 7636). Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://newsroom.ap.org . For access to AP Newsroom and other technical issues, contact apcustomersupport(at)ap.org or call 877-836-9477.

    Next Up: