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    Adds: HOTEL COLLAPSE, CHICAGO-SCHOOLS-STRIKE, EMMETT-TILL-MEMORIAL, GUNMAN TACKLED, SOONER-SCHOONER-CRASH.

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    TOP STORIES

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    BREXIT _ Prime Minister Boris Johnson grudgingly asks the European Union to delay Brexit after the British Parliament postpones a decision on whether to back his divorce deal. But the defiant Johnson also makes clear that he personally opposes delaying the U.K.'s exit, scheduled for Oct. 31. By Jill Lawless and Raf Casert. SENT: 1,150 words, photos. WITH: BREXIT-PROTEST _ Cheers erupt outside Parliament as Brexit delayed again. SENT: 500 words, photos.

    TRUMP-ANALYSIS _ The impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump has thrust Washington into a political crisis. And Trump keeps adding to the chaos. In the four weeks since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., launched the investigation, Trump has taken steps that have drawn more criticism, not less, repeatedly testing the loyalty of his stalwart Republican allies. A News Analysis by Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. SENT: 930 words, photos.

    TRUMP-EXECUTIVE ORDERS _ It wasn't too long ago that Trump derided presidential executive orders as "power grabs" and a "basic disaster." He's switched sides in a big way: In each year of his presidency, he has issued more executive orders than President Barack Obama did during the same time span. By Kevin Freking. SENT: 810 words, photos, graphic.

    ELECTION 2020-DEMOCRATS-IMPEACHMENT _ For some Democratic voters, the impeachment inquiry is so ingrained in the 2020 campaign that there's little point in bringing it up. But they don’t expect President Donald Trump will be removed from office, so the focus, as an Iowa physician puts, is “to act as though Trump is going to be the candidate and concentrate on who should challenge him." By Thomas Beaumont and Alexandra Jaffe. SENT: 950 words, photos.

    MEXICO-GOVERNMENT ON THE RUN _ The Mexican city of Culiacan lived under drug cartel terror for 12 hours as gang members forced the government to free a drug lord's son. In many parts of Mexico, the government ceded the battle to the gangs long ago. By Mark Sevenson. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

    VIRGINIA ELECTIONS-WRITE IN _ Partisan control of the Virginia General Assembly could come down to a write-in campaign. A Republican lawmaker who espouses the need for greater personal responsibility and has a tricky-to-spell last name is hoping to pull off a write-in win after failing to submit his campaign paperwork on time. National groups view Virginia as a warmup to the 2020 presidential cycle and are pouring money into the state. By Alan Suderman. SENT: 780 words, photos. Eds: This story has moved as the Sunday Spotlight.

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    SOONER-SCHOONER-CRASH _ University of Oklahoma officials say there were no injuries to riders of the school's “Sooner Schooner” or the horses that pull it when the miniature covered wagon tipped over during the Oklahoma-West Virginia football game. SENT: 160 words, photos.

    GUNMAN TACKLED _ Authorities release a video that shows part of a former Oregon football star's successful effort to disarm a student who brought a shotgun to a Portland high school. SENT: 140 words, photo.

    COSMIC CRISP _ A new variety of apple called the Cosmic Crisp is coming to a grocery store near you Dec. 1. SENT: 790 words, photo.

    CUMMINGS-FUNERAL SERVICES _ A wake and funeral for U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings will be held next week at the church where he worshipped for nearly four decades. SENT: 135 words, photo.

    TROPICAL WEATHER _ Tropical Storm Nestor was downgraded after it spawned a tornado that damaged homes and a school in central Florida. SENT: 550 words.

    EGYPT-ANTIQUITIES_ Egypt's antiquities authority reveals the details of 30 ancient wooden coffins recently discovered in the southern city of Luxor. SENT: 130 words, photos.

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    TRUMP-PERRY _ Energy Secretary Rick Perry was one of the survivors in President Trump's Cabinet, avoiding scandals that have taken out higher-profile figures. Until now. Perry's announcement that he's quitting by year's end comes as the House impeachment inquiry highlights his work in Ukraine. By Ellen Knickmeyer and Matthew Daly. SENT: 960 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2020-SANDERS _ Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders uses a New York City rally to tell thousands of supporters that he’s making a ``vigorous’’ return to the campaigning less than three weeks after the 78-year-old senator had a heart attack. By National Political Writer Steve Peoples. SENT: 680 words, photos.

    ELECTION 2019-COLORADO TAX VOTE _ Democrats who control Colorado's Statehouse are asking voters in November to dismantle part of a state tax regime that for decades has served as a model for fiscal conservatives nationwide. SENT: 790 words, photos.

    FACT CHECK-WEEK _ As President Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a “great day for civilization.” It was a mission-accomplished moment that other Republican leaders, Democrats and much of the world found unconvincing. A look at his rhetoric on that and other topics over the past week as well as a sampling of statements from the latest Democratic presidential debate. By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen and Lolita C. Baldor. SENT: 2,450 words, photos. Find AP Fact Checks at http://apne.ws/2kbx8bd

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    SYRIA _ A senior Syrian Kurdish official says his forces will pull back from a border area in accordance with a U.S.-brokered deal after Turkey allows the evacuation of its remaining fighters and civilians from a besieged town there. SENT: 715 words, photos. WITH: TURKEY-SYRIA-ONE WEEK-PHOTO GALLERY _ Turkey's 10-day incursion into Syria, aiming to rid the border area of Kurdish fighters, caused deaths and destruction on both sides and sent tens of thousands of civilians fleeing their homes. SENT: 300 words, photos.

    EGYPT_ Egyptian authorities released more than 100 people who were among hundreds more arrested in a sweeping crackdown following small but rare anti-government protests last month, rights lawyers and officials said. SENT: 565 words, photos.

    SPAIN CATALONIA _ The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain's second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. SENT: 515 words, photos.

    RUSSIA-DAM COLLAPSE _ At least 15 people are dead after a dam at a small Siberian gold mine collapsed and water flooded two workers' dormitories. SENT: 190 words, photos.

    HONG KONG-PROTESTS _ Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters are set for another weekend of civil disobedience as they prepare to hold an unauthorized protest march to press their demands. SENT: 630 words, photos. WITH: HONG KONG-MASKED PROTESTERS-PHOTO GALLERY _ Hong Kongers use masquerade as new protest tactic (sent).

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    CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE-DAMAGES _ As many as 100,000 Californians are eligible to receive payments for the damages they suffered from a series of devastating wildfires over the last several years. But tens of thousands of them have not sought compensation. By Daisy Nguyen. SENT: 650 words, photos.

    CHICAGO-SCHOOLS-STRIKE _ Chicago parents leaned on family, friends and community groups as 25,000 teachers in the nation's third-largest school district went on strike this past week, canceling classes for more than 300,000 kids. SENT: 870 words, photos.

    HOTEL COLLAPSE _ Plans to use explosives to topple two giant cranes leaning precariously over a partially collapsed hotel have been delayed until Sunday, city officials said after determining the cranes were more damaged than previously thought. SENT: 560 words, photos.

    PIPELINE FIGHT-TEXAS _ One of the longest proposed new natural gas pipelines in the U.S. is set to run through Heath Frantzen's property in the Texas Hill Country, where more than 600 white-tailed and trophy axis deer graze on a hunting ranch his family has owned for three generations. SENT: 1,025 words, photos.

    EMMETT-TILL-MEMORIAL _ A new bulletproof memorial to Emmett Till has been placed in Mississippi after previous historical markers were vandalized. SENT: 140 words.

    THOMAS JEFFERSON-ARCHITECTURE _ As an architect, Thomas Jefferson envisioned buildings for a new republic - not old-world kings. The domes and columns in his designs recalled ancient Greece and Rome to symbolize liberty and democracy. And yet enslaved Americans were involved in the actual construction. That contradiction is woven into a new art exhibit that opens Saturday in Virginia and explores Jefferson's highly influential architectural ideas. SENT: 550 words, photos.

    INDIANA ATTORNEY GENERAL-GROPING ALLEGATIONS _ The professional future of Indiana's attorney general will be at stake with a state disciplinary hearing that threatens his law license on allegations that he drunkenly groped four women at a bar last year. SENT: 750 words, photo.

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    CLIMATE CHANGE-WARNING SIGNS _ New England is awash in historic markers, but a handful of plaques popping up in a New Hampshire town are different. Rather than commemorating important people or places in history, many of these dinner plate-size signs detail events like rising sea levels and an explosion of ticks that have yet to happen - part of an effort to draw attention to the potential effects of climate change. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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    GLOBAL FINANCE _ The Trump administration defends its get-tough approach to trade against widespread attacks from America's trading partners while at the same time arguing that many countries must increase government spending to boost global growth. By Economics Writer Martin Crutsinger. SENT: 440 words, photos. SENT: 740 words, photos.

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    BBA--ALCS _ With both teams set to turn to their bullpens in Game 6, the Houston Astros try to close out the ALCS against the New York Yankees and reach the World Series against Washington. UPCOMING: 850 words, photos. Game starts 8:08 p.m.

    FBC--T25-MICHIGAN-PENN STATE _ No. 7 Penn State plays No. 16 Michigan, and a signature win at home will give the Nittany Lions some cushion in the Big Ten East. The Wolverines need better play from quarterback Shea Patterson. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 7:30 p.m.

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