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    UAW-STRIKE THREAT _ Auto workers strike set to begin around midnight.





    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ A weekend drone attack on Saudi Arabia that cut into global energy supplies and halved the kingdom's oil production threatens to fuel a regional crisis, as Iran denies U.S. allegations it launched the assault and tensions remain high over Tehran's collapsing nuclear deal. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

    SAUDI-ARAMCO-IMPACT OF ATTACKS _ The weekend drone attack on one of the world's largest crude oil processing plants is the most visible sign yet of how Aramco's stability and security is directly linked to that of its owner _ the Saudi government and its ruling family. The strikes, which led to a suspension of more than 5% of the world's daily crude oil production, have brought into focus just how vulnerable the company is to Saudi Arabia's conflicts outside the country's borders, particularly with regional rival Iran. By Aya Batrawy. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    UAW-STRIKE THREAT _ The United Auto Workers union announces that its roughly 49,000 members at General Motors plants in the U.S. will go on strike because contract negotiations with the automaker had broken down. The decision came after about 200 plant-level union leaders voted unanimously in favor of a walkout during a meeting in Detroit. BY Tom Krisher. SENT: 820 words, photos.

    RED FLAG LAWS-SCHOOLS _ Schools across New York began the academic year with a new tool intended to prevent student suicides or violence. New York is among about a third of U.S. states have so-called “red flag” laws, which allow courts to temporarily take firearms from people believed to be a danger to themselves or others. But the state is the first to implement legislation empowering schools, in addition to police and relatives, to petition courts. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 730 words, photos. This is the Monday Spotlight.

    ISRAEL-EMBATTLED-NETANYAHU _ A visibly frantic Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in the fight of his political life as Israel heads to national elections for the second time this year. With Netanyahu locked in a tight race and facing the likelihood of criminal corruption charges, a decisive victory in Tuesday's vote may be the only thing to keep him out of the courtroom. By Josef Federman. SENT: 1,240 words, photos. WITH: ISRAEL-ELECTIONS _Israeli PM convenes Cabinet in West Bank ahead of election; ISRAEL-NETANYAHU-SCANDALS _ A look at the corruption scandals facing Israel's Netanyahu; ISRAEL-ELECTIONS-GANTZ-PHOTO ESSAY _ Ex-army chief hoping to be Israel's next premier (sent).

    PARKED-HALF THE AMERICAN DREAM _ Mobile homes comprise Colorado’s largest source of unsubsidized affordable housing, with more than 100,000 Coloradans living in over 900 parks across the state. But those numbers have declined as large investors gobble up mom-and-pop operations, eliminating some parks in favor of redevelopment. Meanwhile, conflict between residents and management, which reflect a power dynamic that has long favored owners, prompted changes in state law aimed at helping residents. Can mobile homes still be part of the solution to the housing crisis? By Jennifer Brown and Kevin Simpson, The Colorado Sun. SENT: 3,630 words, photos. WITH: AP EXPLAINS-PARKED-MOBILE HOMES, PARKED-MOBILE HOMES-HISTORY, PARKED-MOBILE HOMES-FIRE (all sent). Eds: “Parked: Half the American Dream,” is a collaborative story package with Colorado media and The Associated Press.




    SERBIA-PRIDE MARCH _ Serbian police intervene to protect gay pride parade. SENT: 120 words, photos.

    GERMANY-AUTO SHOW PROTESTS _ Activists block main entrance to Frankfurt auto show. SENT: 130 words, photos.

    FILM-BOX OFFICE _ "It" is tops again; "Hustlers" full of flash at box office. SENT: 140 words, photos.

    CHINA-70TH ANNIVERSARY _ China bans flying kites, drones and captive pigeons over central Beijing as it prepares for 70th anniversary. SENT: 340 words, photos.




    CONGRESS-GUNS _ Congressional Democratic leaders warn President Trump that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases _ or else risk no legislation at all. SENT: 430 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-BIDEN _ At the black church in Birmingham bombed by the Ku Klux Klan in 1963, Joe Biden assesses today’s racial tensions and says the country hasn’t “relegated racism and white supremacy to the pages of history.” The appearance by the Democratic presidential candidate at a touchstone of the civil rights movement comes as the campaign front-runner tries to expand his diverse coalition of supporters. By Bill Barrow. SENT: 920 words, photos. WITH: ELECTION 2020-TRUMP-NEW MEXICO _ Trump targets border state with rally amid defiant Democrats. SENT: 1,310 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-BUTTIGIEG-GENERATIONAL APPEAL _ Pete Buttigieg would like to turn the fight for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination into a contest about generational change. But the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has yet to win over his own. His lack of any ample base of support, even among his fellow millennials, is a central challenge for his campaign. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.

    HEALTH CARE-UNINSURED _ When the Census Bureau reported an increase in the number of people without health insurance in America, it sent political partisans reaching for talking points on the Obama-era health law and its travails. But the new numbers suggest that fears of the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown may be a more significant factor in the slippage. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 790 words, photo.

    SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH _ At least two Democratic presidential candidates are calling for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated, allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college. SENT: 420 words, photo.




    BREXIT _ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson compares himself to the Hulk in a newspaper interview to emphasize his determination to take Britain out of the European Union next month. Johnson faces considerable legal and political hurdles but told the Mail he will meet the Oct. 31 deadline no matter what. SENT: 570 words, photos. WITH: BRITAIN-DOMINIC CUMMINGS _ British prime minister's aide divides, but will he conquer? SENT: 940 words, photos.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _Police fired chemical-laced blue water and tear gas at protesters who lobbed Molotov cocktails outside the Hong Kong government office complex as violence flared anew after thousands of pro-democracy supporters marched through downtown in defiance of a police ban. SENT: 710 words, photos.

    BAHAMAS-HURRICANE AFTERMATH _ Tropical Storm Humberto is likely to reach hurricane force, but forecasters say it's likely to stay well away from the U.S. coast and spare the devastated Bahamas. SENT: 620 words, photos. WITH: TROPICAL WEATHER _ The National Weather Service says some beachgoers in Florida should be wary of dangerous rip currents along parts of the Atlantic coast (sent).

    ITALY SALVINI _ Down but not out, Matteo Salvini pledged to tens of thousands of die-hard backers of his populist League that the party will return to government with even more power than before, and he hit a euro-skeptic note as he warned Italy's European allies in shaky French, German and English that "the Italian people are no one's servant." SENT: 610 words, photos.

    GERMANY-JEWISH SURVIVORS _ Berlin is celebrating the 50th anniversary of a postwar reconciliation program that has briefly brought back tens of thousands of former Berliners expelled and persecuted by the Nazis. Some 35,000 people, most of them Jewish, have participated in the city's "invitation program for former refugees" since its establishment in 1969. SENT: 840 words, photos.

    ALGERIA _ Algeria's interim leader announces Dec. 12 as the date for the presidential election, in line with the army chief's demand to fill the vacancy left when longtime leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika was pushed from office more than five months ago. SENT: 480 words, photos.




    VAPING-NEW YORK _New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns connected to vaping, especially among young people. SENT: 370 words, photos.

    JAIL SUICIDES _ An Associated Press review of records shows that nearly half of the 50 inmates who took their own lives in Virginia jails over the past five years did so within the first 10 days of incarceration. Experts say because many defendants experience anxiety and despair when first locked up, it's critical they're screened as soon as they're processed. SENT: 860 words, photos.

    CHICAGO SCHOOLS Q&A _ Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district are inching closer to a strike that could happen as early as next month. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.




    T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL _ California and Arizona State have moved into the AP Top 25 college football poll to give the Pac-12 six ranked teams, the most for the conference in almost four years. SENT: 560 words, photos.

    BOX--FURY-WALLIN _ Tyson Fury overcame a bloody cut over his right eye to pound out a unanimous decision over Sweden's Otto Wallin and set up a lucrative heavyweight rematch with Deontay Wilder. Fury remained unbeaten in 29 fights and retained his claim to the lineal heavyweight title against a fighter who was little known but gave the big Englishman all he could handle. SENT: 780 words, photos.




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