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    FRANCE-DEATH OF THE BISTROT _ A rescue plan is being launched in France for village cafes. They have been dying off in the tens of thousands, depriving villagers of cozy watering-holes where the French have gathered for generations. The 150-million euro ($165 million) rescue plan for 1,000 cafes is being led by a mentor and political ally of President Emmanuel Macron. By John Leicester. SENT: 1,100 words, photos, video.

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    TRUMP-INTELLIGENCE-WHISTLEBLOWER _ Congressional Democrats press their demands for full disclosure of a whistleblower's complaint about President Donald Trump and intensify calls for impeachment. Trump insists anew he did nothing wrong in his conversation with Ukraine's leader that is at the center of the complaint. By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 990 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-UKRAINE AID _ The Trump administration’s delayed release of $250 million in military aid to Ukraine comes under new scrutiny. SENT: 720 words, photos, video.

    ELECTION 2020-TRUMP-ANALYSIS _ In 2016, Donald Trump blew through the guardrails of American politics. In his bid for reelection, he’s poised to blow them up. This time around, he’s aided by the power of the presidency, with its unmatched megaphone and resources, complicating the challenge for Democrats grappling with how to blunt his tactics. An AP News Analysis. By Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

    GENERAL ASSEMBLY-CLIMATE CONFERENCE _ Leader after leader tells the United Nations that they will do more to prevent a warming world from reaching even more dangerous levels. But as they make their pledges at the Climate Action Summit, they concede it will not be enough. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 860 words, photos, video. With CLIMATE PROTESTS-WASHINGTON _ Hundreds of activists block major intersections across the nation's capital, demanding immediate government action on climate change. SENT: 230 words, photos, video.

    PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ Britain, France and Germany join the United States in blaming Iran for attacks on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. But the Iranian foreign minister points to claims of responsibility by Yemeni rebels and says: "If Iran were behind this attack, nothing would have been left of this refinery." By Edith M. Lederer and Jill Lawless. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

    AFGHANISTAN _ Anti-Taliban raids by Afghan forces backed by U.S. airstrikes kill at least 40 civilians attending a wedding party in the southern Helmand province, Afghan officials say. The civilian deaths in raids on Taliban hideouts further rattle Afghanistan amid an upsurge in violence that's followed the collapse of U.S.-Taliban peace talks. By Rahim Faez. SENT: 430 words, photo.

    BRITAIN-THOMAS COOK _ Families stranded. Honeymoons and vacations canceled. Thousands of workers laid off. The sudden collapse of British tour company Thomas Cook and its network of airlines and hotels sows chaos for hundreds of thousands of travelers and businesses around the world. By Carlo Piovano and Gregory Katz. SENT: 980 words, photos. With BRITAIN-THOMAS COOK-WHAT WENT WRONG _ Perfect storm of change, debt and Brexit sank Thomas Cook. SENT: 590 words, photos.

    INTERNET FROM SPACE _ It's a 21st century space race: Amazon, SpaceX and others are competing to get into orbit and provide internet to the earth's most remote places. And like the last century's battle for space supremacy that was triggered by the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik 1, this one involves satellites. Thousands of them. By Technology Writer Tali Arbel. SENT: 970 words, photos.

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    SOLDIER ARREST-BOMB PLOT _ A U.S. Army soldier shared bomb-making instructions online and also discussed killing activists and bombing a news network, prosecutors allege. SENT: 840 words, photos.

    ARPAIO-COMEBACK BID _ In a memorabilia-packed office that could serve as a museum to his career, Joe Arpaio plots how he might, at age 87, get back his old job as the sheriff of metro Phoenix. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. With ARPAIO-CAREER-THINGS TO KNOW (sent).

    ANTONIO BROWN-ONLINE CLASSES _ Antonio Brown is going back to school. A Central Michigan University spokeswoman says Brown began taking online courses last week. SENT: 160 words, photo.

    SAMSUNG-FOLDING PHONE _ Samsung’s folding phone is finally hitting the U.S. Samsung will start selling the Galaxy Fold, a phone with a screen that folds together like a book, on Friday. SENT: 140 words, photo.

    OBIT-SNEAD _ Jevan Snead, ex-Ole Miss quarterback, dies in Texas at 32. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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    UN-GENERAL ASSEMBLY-TRUMP _ President Trump makes his political priorities clear within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezes by a major climate change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters. SENT: 740 words, photos, video.

    UN-GENERAL ASSEMBLY-BREXIT _ British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he'll tell President Trump that the U.K.'s state-funded health service will be off the table in any future trade negotiations. SENT: 990 words, photos.

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    ELECTION 2020-TRUMP-CAMPUSES _ The Republican National Committee puts a college twist on its grassroots voter registration efforts, seeking to mobilize President Trump’s supporters on campus with training, free pizza, and swag like campaign buttons and drink insulators to distribute. UPCOMING: 580 words by 8 p.m., photos.

    ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATIC DEBATES _ The Democratic National Committee is increasing the polling and fundraising requirements for presidential candidates to qualify for the primary campaign's fifth debate in November. SENT: 760 words, photos. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom .

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    ISRAEL-ELECTIONS _ Israel's president summons the leaders of the country's two largest political parties to his official residence, hoping to break a political deadlock. SENT: 830 words, photos.

    BREXIT-SUPREME COURT _ In a decision with wide-ranging political ramifications, Britain's Supreme Court plans to give its verdict Tuesday on the legality of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    NETHERLANDS-SEA DEFENSES _ With climate change bringing bigger storms and rising sea levels, one of the low-lying Netherlands' key defenses against the sea is getting a major makeover. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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    CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-UTILITY _ California's two largest utilities consider cutting power to tens of thousands of customers as fall brings back dangerous weather conditions and the companies try to head off wildfires sparked by electrical equipment. SENT: 560 words, photos.

    DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT _ A white Dallas police officer who fatally shot a black neighbor in his own home was distracted by a phone call with a colleague with whom she had been romantically involved, a prosecutor says at the start of the officer's trial. SENT: 440 words, photos.

    AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES-CHINA _ After a decade of booming enrollment by students from China, American universities are starting to see steep declines amid political tensions between the two countries. SENT: 860 words, photos. Eds: This is the Tuesday spotlight.

    ABUSE LAWSUITS-BOYS CLUB _ A new lawsuit accuses a well-known New York City boys club of sexual abuse dating to 1950. SENT: 890 words.

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    SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-PLACIDO DOMINGO _ The spotlight on Placido Domingo is moving to the U.S., where the singer is due to help kick off the new season at New York's Metropolitan Opera and where he faces two investigations into his behavior. SENT: 920 words, photos.

    EMMYS-RATINGS _ The Emmy Awards plunge to a record-low viewership of 6.9 million, illustrating a collective shrug by the public for an annual program that celebrates the best of TV. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 410 words, photos.

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    RUSSIAN DOPING _ The World Anti-Doping Agency is giving Russia three weeks to explain possible signs of tampering with data from its doping laboratory, an accusation that Russian officials fear could lead to a ban from next year's Olympics. SENT: 800 words, photo.

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