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GOP 2016-CONVENTION – Trump address is expected after 10 p.m.

DEVELOPING: DEM 2016-CLINTON RUNNING MATE – AP Sources: Kaine emerges as favorite in Clinton’s VP search





GOP 2016-CONVENTION – Donald Trump takes the final-night stage at his Republican convention facing a daunting array of challenges — including unifying a fractured party and quieting Americans’ concerns about his preparedness for the presidency. By Julie Pace and Robert Furlow. SENT: 860 words, photos, video. WITH: GOP 2016-CONVENTION-LGBT – Pro-LGBT Republicans struggle to reconcile Trump’s more inclusive tone toward gays with a party saying something different. SENT: 680 words, photos; GOP 2016-CONVENTION-IVANKA TRUMP – In the biggest moments of her father’s presidential campaign, Ivanka Trump is center stage, one of his most effective and compelling advocates. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words by 11 p.m.; GOP 2016-CONVENTION-MELANIA TRUMP – Trump’s wife returns to the convention. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: 500 words by 10 p.m.; GOP 2016-CONVENTION-NEWS GUIDE (sent, will be updated); GOP 2016-CONVENTION-FACT CHECK (upcoming, will move before midnight).

GOP 2016-TRUMP-NATO – Alarm and condemnation erupt from European capitals, the White House and leaders of Donald Trump’s own party after the Republican presidential nominee suggested the United States might abandon its NATO military commitments if he were elected president. By Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee. SENT: 890 words, photos. WITH: GOP 2016-TRUMP-NATO-QUOTES (sent).

DEM 2016-CLINTON RUNNING MATE – Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine has emerged as the leading contender to join the Democratic ticket as Hillary Clinton’s running mate, according to two Democrats who both cautioned she has yet to make a final decision and could yet change directions. SENT: 750 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

TV-FOX-AILES — Roger Ailes is out as chief executive at Fox News Channel and Fox Business, his career at the networks he built from scratch and ran with an iron hand for nearly 20 years over with stunning swiftness following allegations that he forced out a former anchor after she spurned his sexual advances. By Television Writer David Bauder. SENT: 1,180 words, photos. An abridged version is also moving. WITH: TV-FOX-AILES-TIMELINE; TV-FOX-AILES-CAREER — Key dates in the life of Ailes (all sent); UPCOMING: TV-FOX-AILES REAX – 600 words, photos; TV-FOX-AILES-SUCCESSOR – A look at possible successors. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, by 9 p.m.

POLICE SHOOTINGS-FEAR – A shooting in Florida earlier this week illustrates the longstanding fear among black men that almost any encounter with police can go awry with potentially deadly results. By Jesse J. Holland. SENT: 1,000 words, photos. WITH: POLICE SHOOTING-FLORIDA – Black therapist says police shot him with his hands raised; POLICE SHOOTING-FLORIDA-THE LATEST (both sent).

TURKEY-COUP-ANALYSIS – The mass dismissals of teachers and closure of hundreds of schools allegedly linked to plotters of last week’s coup in Turkey suggest deep societal shifts designed to empower President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s conservative Islamic base are afoot. By Chris Torchia. SENT: 900 words, photos. WITH: TURKEY-MILITARY COUP – Turkey’s parliament endorses sweeping new powers for Erdogan; TURKEY-MILITARY COUP-THE LATEST (sent).

TRAVEL-VACATION RENTALS-RACISM – As Airbnb investigates complaints about racism, including many anecdotes posted on Twitter using the #AirbnbWhileBlack hashtag, two new websites, Innclusive.com and Noirbnb.com, are starting up with pledges to make sure their users cannot be treated in a racist manner. By Beth Harpaz. SENT: 800 words, photos.

COMIC-CON – The hordes of zombies, legions of Stormtroopers, superheroes and crews of Starfleet officers have already begun crawling, marching and beaming into San Diego for Comic-Con. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. WITH: COMIC-CON-STAR TREK-PREMIERE — The world premiere of “Star Trek Beyond” blasted off at Comic-Con in San Diego on Wednesday night with fireworks, lasers and tributes to the series’ late stars; COMIC-CON-SNOWDEN — Director Oliver Stone says every major movie studio turned down his narrative film about Edward Snowden because of censorship from their corporate leaders (all sent).




LGBT RIGHTS-ALL-STAR GAME – The NBA is moving the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte because of its objections to a law, backed by the state’s Republican governor and passed by its GOP-led legislature, that limits anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people. SENT: 250 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing.

TV-DISNEY LATINA PRINCESS – Disney’s first Latina princess, Elena, takes her bow on TV. SENT: 900 words, photos.

LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT-POKEMON MOVIE – Legendary Entertainment plans to launch the first live-action Pokemon movie franchise. SENT: 110 words, photos.

TESLA AUTOPILOT – Autopilot technology drives Teslas but comes with warnings. SENT: 800 words, photos.

OLDEST AMERICAN – 113-year-old New Jersey woman holds title of oldest American. SENT: 330 words, photo.

WNBA-FINES-SHIRTS – WNBA fines 3 teams, players for shirts in wake of shootings. SENT: 800 words, photos.




GOP 2016-CONVENTION-CRUZ – A defiant Sen. Ted Cruz declares he’s no “servile puppy dog” as he faces a torrent of GOP criticism over his refusal to endorse Trump on the convention stage. By Erica Werner and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 780 words, photos.

GOP 2016-CONVENTION-CABINET STAKES – Donald Trump need look no further than this week’s GOP crowd in Cleveland to assemble a future Cabinet. SENT: 670 words, photos.




VOTER ID – Federal courts hand setbacks to strict voter ID laws in Texas and Wisconsin, while a legal battle in North Carolina continues to rage over its election rules, and it appears the ID laws that looked like slam-dunks for conservatives may prove unenforceable during a make-or-break presidential election. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.

CHURCH ABUSE-MINNESOTA – Lawyers investigating a Minnesota archbishop in 2014 find credible allegations from nearly a dozen people that he engaged in sexual misconduct, sexual harassment and reprisals when his advances were rejected, according to a document made public this week. SENT: 650 words, photos.

SEVERE WEATHER-MINNESOTA — The leader of a Boy Scouts adventure program says a boy and a woman camping with the group were killed and two other campers were injured when severe storms swept through a northern Minnesota forest. SENT: 450 words, photos.

PLANE CRASH-ILLINOIS — A small plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in a northern Illinois city, killing the pilot and torching the side of a home. SENT: 300 words, photos.




ZIMBABWE-LOYALISTS CRITICIZE MUGABE – Veterans of Zimbabwe’s independence war make a significant break with President Robert Mugabe for the first time, calling him dictatorial, manipulative and egocentric. SENT: 600 word, photos.

BRAZIL-TERRORISM ARRESTS – Ten Brazilians who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group have been arrested despite being considered “amateurs,” after they discussed on social media possible attacks during next month’s Olympics. SENT: 700 words, photos.

FRANCE-POLITICAL BREAKDOWN – Unlike past violence in France, the Bastille Day attack on Nice doesn’t inspire political solidarity — instead it sharpens the anger of government critics, boosts the hard right and makes it even less plausible that Socialist President Francois Hollande will win re-election next year. SENT: 800 words, photos.




RUSSIAN DOPING – Russian track and field athletes have failed to overturn their Olympic ban. Now it’s up to the IOC to decide whether to kick the entire Russian team out of the games that begin in Rio de Janeiro in 15 days. By Stephen Wilson. SENT: 900 words, photos. WITH: RUSSIAN-DOPING-THE LATEST.




CHIPOTLE-CHALLENGES – Chipotle out of character in struggle to win back customers. SENT: 400 words, photos.




DARK MATTER – Scientists come up empty-handed in their latest effort to find elusive dark matter, the plentiful stuff that helps galaxies like ours form. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 510 words, photo.




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