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    TRUMP-NATIONAL MONUMENTS _ The U.S. government’s final management plan for lands in and around a Utah national monument that President Donald Trump downsized doesn’t include many new protections for the cliffs, canyons, waterfalls and arches found there, but it does include a few more safeguards than were in a proposal issued last year. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 870 words, photos.




    CHINA-US-TRADE _ Escalating his trade war with China, President Donald Trump bumps up his tariffs on Chinese imports, lashing back after Beijing raised taxes on U.S. products. The escalating tensions between the world’s two biggest economies sent the stock market into a tailspin. By Joe McDonald, Paul Wiseman and Jill Colvin. SENT: 200 words, photos. UPCOMING: 1,100 words by 7 p.m.

    SUPREME COURT-GINSBURG _ Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg completes radiation therapy for a cancerous tumor on her pancreas and there is no evidence of the disease remaining, the Supreme Court says. By Jessica Gresko. SENT: 720 words, photo.

    FEDERAL RESERVE-JACKSON HOLE _ Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell's assurances that the Fed stands ready to cut interest rates further if the economy needs it triggers a furious and highly personal attack from President Donald Trump, who not only fumes that the Fed "did NOTHING!" but wonders who is America's "bigger enemy" _ Powell or China's leader. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 950 words, photo, video. WITH: FINANCIAL MARKETS _ Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street after Trump called on U.S. companies to consider alternatives to doing business in China and said he would respond to Beijing's latest tariff increase. SENT: 580 words. Developing.

    BRAZIL-AMAZON FIRES _ Under increasing international pressure to contain record numbers of fires in the Amazon, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said he might send the military to battle the massive blazes. By Marcelo de Souza. SENT: 570 words. WITH: FRANCE-AMAZON FIRES _ France has accused Brazil's president of having lied to French President Emmanuel Macron in a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon. SENT: 950 words, photos; AP EXPLAINS-AMAZON FIRES _ The causes and risks of the Amazon fires. SENT: 830 words, photos.

    G7 SUMMIT-STRUGGLING ECONOMY _ As global leaders gather on two continents to take account of a darkening economic outlook, this is the picture they face: Factories are slumping, many businesses are paralyzed, global growth is sputtering and the world's two mightiest economies are in the grip of a dangerous trade war. By Business Writers Paul Wiseman, David McHugh and Josh Boak. SENT: 1,070 words, photos. WITH: G7 SUMMIT-WHAT’S THE G7? _ After 45 years, G-7 endures despite the Trump tweets; G7-SUMMIT-BORIS JOHNSON _ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will get his first moment on the world stage in his new role at the Group of Seven summit, and he will be at pains to ensure it won't be his last (both sent).

    OBIT-DAVID KOCH _ Billionaire industrialist David H. Koch, who with his older brother, Charles, transformed American politics by pouring their riches into conservative causes, has died at age 79. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 950 words, photos.

    TRUMP-ECONOMIC TEAM _ As signs grow that the United States economy may be slowing down, new scrutiny is falling on the president’s trade and economic teams. Questions are mounting about whether they’re up to the challenges that lie ahead _ and whether the president would listen to them anyway. By Josh Boak, Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos by 7 p.m.




    CANDIDATE-RACIST COMMENT _ A city council candidate in Michigan shocked a public forum when she said she wants to keep "Marysville a white community as much as possible." SENT: 330 words, photo.

    VAPING DEATH _ Illinois health officials are reporting what could be United States' first death tied to vaping. SENT: 540 words, photo.

    PLACIDO DOMINGO-EUROPE _ Spanish opera singer Placido Domingo returns to the stage in Austria this weekend in what will be his first performance since multiple women accused him of sexual harassment in an AP report. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 8 p.m.

    MUSIC REVIEW-TAYLOR SWIFT _ Taylor Swift's superb 18-track new album 'Lover' finds the singer-songwriter looking backward and forward through the lens of love. SENT: 600 words, photo.




    ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS _ Nearly all the Democratic presidential contenders descend on San Francisco for a party fundraiser. But even as they’re in California, home to hundreds of delegates, most White House hopefuls aren’t expected to make an explicit play for support in the state. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 900 words by 7 p.m., photos. WITH: ELECTION 2020-MOULTON _ Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton is exiting the primary race. SENT: 220 words, photo.

    IMMIGRATION COURTS _ U.S. government announce changes to the agency that runs the country's immigration courts, giving its director authority to weigh in and make appellate rulings on cases. SENT: 440 words, photo.

    ELECTION 2020-MEDICARE FOR ALL _ Democratic voters appear to be reassessing their approach to health care, and pragmatic ideas are getting a closer look. “Medicare for All” remains hugely popular, but in a recent poll, majorities of Democratic liberals and moderates said they would prefer to build on “Obamacare” to expand coverage. SENT: 990 words, photo.

    TRUMP-BANK SUBPOENAS _ A federal appeals court in New York indicated it will take a hard look at the legality of congressional subpoenas seeking President Donald Trump's banking records. SENT: 520 words. Will be updated. WITH: TRUMP-BANK SUBPOENAS-GLANCE _ A look at court fights over Trump's financial documents. SENT: 730 words, photo.

    UNITED STATES-GREENLAND _ The Trump administration is planning to open a U.S. consulate in Greenland for the first time in decades amid increased strategic and economic interest in the Danish territory. SENT: 460 words, photo.




    RUSSIA-US MISSILES _ President Vladimir Putin has ordered the Russian military to find a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty. SENT: 580 words, photo.

    EUROPE-MIGRANTS _ Pledges by six European countries to accept over 350 migrants from a rescue ship in the central Mediterranean capped weeks of standoffs between charities and governments that have dramatically exposed Europe's inability to deal with sea migration from Africa. SENT: 900 words, photos.

    HONG-KONG-PROTESTS _Supporters of Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement have created human chains on both sides of the city's harbor, inspired by a historic protest 30 years ago in the Baltic states against Soviet control. SENT: 900 words, photos. WITH: HONG KONG-PROTESTS-THE LATEST; YOUTUBE-HONG KONG VIDEOS _ YouTube disables 200 videos attacking Hong Kong protests (both sent).




    OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR _ Lawyers for men suing Ohio State University over decades-old alleged sexual misconduct by a team doctor say the growing number of accusers has topped 300. By Kantele Franko. SENT: 500 words.

    IMMIGRATION DETENTION-MINIMUM WAGE _ The Trump administration is opposing Washington state's effort to make a privately run, for-profit immigration detention center in Tacoma pay detainees minimum wage for the work they do. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    OPIOID LAWSUIT-WEST VIRGINIA _ West Virginia's top prosecutor files lawsuits against the major opioid makers Johnson & Johnson and Teva Pharmaceuticals USA for misrepresenting the risks of their painkilling drugs. SENT: 360 words.

    JUSSIE SMOLLETT _ A Chicago judge has named a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against actor Jussie Smollett that accused him of staging a racist, anti-gay attack against himself. SENT: 570 words, photo.

    WARM ALASKA-SALMON DEATHS _ Dead salmon are showing up in river systems throughout Alaska and the mortalities are probably connected to warm water or low river water levels, a state fish and game official says. SENT: 960 words.

    GATEHOUSE-GANNETT-THE FUTURE _ Just a week after announcing its $1.4 billion acquisition of Gannett, GateHouse Media was again laying off journalists and other workers at its newspapers, possibly foreshadowing the future awaiting employees of what will become the largest U.S. newspaper company. SENT: 1,070 words, photo.




    TEN-US OPEN _ Top players look ahead to the U.S. Open, with play in the year’s last Grand Slam tournament beginning next week. SENT: 700 words, photos. WITH: TEN--US OPEN-GAUFF AND YOUNG AMERICANS _ The world will get another chance to see Coco Gauff on the Grand Slam stage at the U.S. Open, where she was granted a wild-card entry after making quite a splash at Wimbledon by qualifying and reaching Week 2 at age 15. The AP takes a look at some of the other young Americans the country's tennis fans hope will be in the sport’s upper echelon eventually. SENT: 900 words, photos.




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