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OFFICER SHOOTING-FLORIDA — Authorities say a Florida police officer shot and wounded an autistic man’s caretaker following reports of a man threatening to shoot himself. SENT: 250 words.
NIGHTCLUB SHOOTING FLORIDA-BLOODY SHOES – An Orlando hospital doctor is still wearing the bloody shoes he wore as he treated victims after the Pulse nightclub shooting. SENT: 170 words.
MICHELLE OBAMA-CARPOOL KARAOKE — First lady, James Corden hit the road for ‘Carpool Karaoke.’ SENT: 250 words, photos.
BLACK LIVES MATTER BANNER — The mayor of a Massachusetts city denies a request from police officers that a Black Lives Manner banner be removed from City Hall and replaces with one that says “All Lives Matter.” SENT: 130 words.
TESLA FUTURE PLANS — Electric car maker Tesla Motors is working on multiple new vehicles, including heavy trucks and buses that could be unveiled as early as next year. SENT: 730 words, photos.
OBJECT THROWN-PATROL CAR — NYPD in standoff with man suspected of tossing hoax device at patrol car earlier. SENT: 200 words. UPCOMING: Developing.
MALAYSIA-MISSING PLANE — Oceanographer says Flight 370 could be north of search area. SENT: 740 words, photos.
OLDEST AMERICAN — 113-year-old New Jersey woman has title of oldest American. SENT: 150 words.
JAPAN-POKEMON GO — No “Pokemon Go” yet in Japan, but government already worried. SENT: 440 words, photos.
US RNC REAX — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz refuses to endorse Donald Trump as he addresses the GOP convention, igniting thunderous boos from some convention-goers and ripping open party divisions anew.
COMING LATER TODAY
AARON HERNANDEZ — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez is expected to appear in court with new lawyers to defend him in the 2012 slayings of two men outside a Boston nightclub. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. hearing, photos.
BOOKS-DAVE EGGERS — The latest stop on Dave Eggers’ long-running fictional tour: Alaska. Eggers’ “Heroes of the Frontier,” which comes out July 26, tells of a single mother from Ohio who flees to Alaska with her young son and daughter in the wake of financial and personal disaster. By National Writer Hillel Italie. UPCOMING: 750 words by 11 a.m., photos.
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