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    POLICE CHOKEHOLD DEATH _ After five years of investigations and protests, New York City's police commissioner fires an officer involved in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man whose dying cries of "I can't breathe" fueled a national debate over race and police use of force. By Tom Hays and Michael R. Sisak SENT: 950 words, photos. With CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE-POLICE SHOOTINGS _ California governor signs law meant to limit shootings by police. SENT: 500 words, photo.

    ECONOMIC JITTERS-Q&A _ Nerves are being frayed by a global economy that increasingly looks breakable. Growth is stalling. Factory output is down. Oil demand is off. So is a recession near? Hard to tell. By Economics Writer Josh Boak. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. With TRUMP-ECONOMY _ White House insists “fundamentals” of U.S. economy are strong. UPCOMING: 800 words by 8 p.m., photos; FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Tech companies power broad rally on Wall Street that gives market its third straight gain. SENT: 1,000 words, photos; GERMANY-ECONOMY _ Germany may be entering a recession, according to a gloomy report from its central bank. SENT: 790 words, photo.

    AFGHANISTAN _ As Afghanistan mourns the 63 people killed in a suicide bombing at a Kabul wedding, a brother of the groom speaks through tears of his weariness at the bloodshed in the country and the crushing guilt he felt at having to face his neighbors, many of whom lost relatives in the weekend blast. By Rahim Faiez. SENT: 930 words, photos. With AFGHANISTAN-ISLAMIC STATE THREAT _ A look at the Islamic State affiliate's rise in Afghanistan. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN-EARLY ACCUSER _ One of Jeffrey Epstein’s first known accusers says police didn’t take her complaint seriously in 1997 and blew the chance to bring the financier to justice long before he was charged with sexually abusing dozens of teenage girls and women. By Katie Campione and Jennifer Peltz. SENT: 1,040 words, photos. Eds: This is this week’s Tuesday Spotlight. With SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-EPSTEIN-PRISON _ Attorney general removes acting director of Bureau of Prisons after Epstein took his own life while in federal custody. SENT: 800 words, photo.

    CENSUS-FOREIGN BORN _ Foreign-born residents had higher rates of being employed full-time than those born in the United States last year, and naturalized immigrants were more likely to have advanced degrees than the native-born, according to figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Release of the figures comes as the U.S. is engaged in one of the fiercest debates in decades about the role of immigration. By Mike Schneider. SENT: 560 words, photos.

    TRUMP-PLANNED PARENTHOOD _ Planned Parenthood says it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions. Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president and CEO, says the organization's nationwide network of health centers will remain open and strive to make up for the loss of federal money. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar and David Crary. SENT: 590 words, photo.




    ELECTION 2020-WARREN _ Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren offers a public apology to Native Americans over her past claim to tribal heritage, directly tackling an issue that's proved to be a big political liability. SENT: 670 words, photos.

    HONG KONG-TWITTER _ Twitter says it has suspended more than 200,000 accounts that it believes were part of a Chinese government influence campaign targeting the protest movement in Hong Kong. SENT: 670 words, photos.

    MISSILE TEST _ The U.S. military conducts a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month. SENT: 430 words, photos.

    BRITAIN-SOCIAL MEDIA-VACCINES _ Britain's government plans to call a summit of social media companies to discuss what more they can do to fight online misinformation about vaccines following a spike in measles cases. SENT: 650 words, photos.

    RAIDERS-BROWN _ Antonio Brown returns to training camp a day after being given an ultimatum by Raiders general manager Mike Mayock to be "all in or all out." The star receiver has been unhappy with the new helmets mandated by the NFL. SENT: 600 words, photos.

    THE ROCK-WEDDING _ With a simple "We do," Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson announces his wedding to his longtime girlfriend on Instagram. SENT: 130 words.




    ISRAEL-US-CONGRESS _ U.S. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib sharply criticize Israel for blocking them from visiting that country, with Omar calling on other members of Congress to go in their place. SENT: 650 words, photos.

    DEMOCRATS-IMPEACHMENT _ Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico becomes the highest-ranking Democrat in the House to call for an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, saying it's time to hold him accountable. SENT: 590 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-BENNET _ Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet is running for president as the ultimate anti-Donald Trump, betting that a cool-headed and rational approach to politics will be a welcome change to voters sick of the chaos out of the White House. SENT: 1,120 words, photos. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.




    PARKING DISPUTE SHOOTING-TRIAL _ The manslaughter trial of a man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a Florida parking lot will focus on the state's controversial "stand your ground law." SENT: 610 words.

    SUPERVISED INJECTION SITES-PHILADELPHIA _ Loved ones prop photos of young people lost to the opioid crisis against the outside of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia as a judge inside hears arguments on whether the city could become the nation's first to open a supervised injection center. SENT: 560 words.

    NAVAL ACADEMY-CRITICAL PROFESSOR _ A civilian professor at the U.S. Naval Academy who was fired by the school last year has returned to campus after being reinstated by a judge. But the academy is restricting tenured English professor Bruce Fleming to scholarly research for now in an ongoing battle to keep him out of the classroom. SENT: 840 words, photo.

    UNIVERSITY CAMPUS-KILLING _ A retired administrator working as a consultant to California State University, Fullerton, is killed in a stabbing in a campus parking lot in what police are calling a targeted attack. SENT: 190 words.

    FISHING MAGNATE _ The federal government says it has settled its civil case against a fishing magnate known as the Codfather, saying he will never be allowed to return to U.S. fisheries. SENT: 430 words, photo.




    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _ China lashes out at Taiwan over its offer of asylum to participants in Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests. SENT: 660 words, photos.

    KASHMIR _ Pakistan said Indian troops fire across the Line of Control in the disputed Kashmir region, killing two civilians and wounding another, as some security restrictions are lifted in the main city of Srinagar. SENT: 590 words, photos.

    SYRIA _ Airstrikes targeted a Turkish army convoy inside a rebel-held part of Syria, the Turkish Defense Ministry says, killing 3 civilians and wounding 12 others. SENT: 800 words, photo.

    SPAIN-WILDFIRE _ An out-of-control wildfire in Spain's Canary Islands throws flames 50 meters (160 feet) into the air, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people. SENT: 480 photos.




    HUAWEI-TRADE REPRIEVE _ The Trump administration extends a limited reprieve on U.S. technology sales to Huawei, even as questions remain over how much of an effect broader sanctions are having on the Chinese technology giant. SENT: 740 words, photos.




    DRUG PRICES-SMALLER HIKES _ Drug companies are still raising prices for brand-name prescription medicines, just not as often or by as much as they used to, according to an Associated Press analysis. SENT: 710 words, photo.




    T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL _ Cross off another milestone for Clemson, college football's newest superpower. For the first time, the defending national champion Tigers are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.




    BOOKS-HALPERIN _ A reported book deal for Mark Halperin, the "Game Change" co-author and political commentator who has faced multiple allegations of sexual harassment, is being greeted with widespread outrage. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 670 words, photo.




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