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CAMPAIGN 2016 — Hillary Clinton expected to announce vice president pick sometime today.

TRUMP UNIVERSITY — Developing from 4:30 p.m. hearing.




GERMANY-MUNICH SHOOTING — Police hunt for an unknown number of gunmen who opened fire in a Munich shopping mall and at a McDonald’s across the street, killing eight people and wounding others in a rampage they described as suspected terrorism. Authorities urge residents to remain inside and put the Bavarian capital on lockdown. By Michael Faulhaber and Frank Jordans. SENT: 840 words, video, photos. UPCOMING: Developing. VIDEO HIGHLIGHT: Germany Shooting 4 — Raw: Bodies outside Munich shopping center. With GERMANY-MUNICH SHOOTING-THE LATEST.

CAMPAIGN 2016 — Hillary Clinton moves closer to introducing her running mate, seeking to snatch the spotlight from newly crowned Republican nominee Donald Trump. By Ken Thomas and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 740 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: 900 words after Clinton announcement, timing uncertain. With CAMPAIGN 2016-OBAMA — Obama vigorously disputes Trump’s view of America. SENT: 710 words, photos, video.

CAMPAIGN 2016-TRUMP-GOVERNING — The morning after his convention, Donald Trump rekindles a bitter squabble with Ted Cruz and veers into conspiracy theories about Cruz’s father and JFK’s assassination. By Steve Peoples and Jill Colvin. SENT: 790 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-CODED RACIAL LANGUAGE — Critics: Trump speech signals shift to coded race language. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

POLICE FUNERALS-BATON ROUGE — When protests erupted in Baton Rouge over a black man’s killing during a struggle with two white police officers, Officer Matthew Gerald texted a promise to an old friend who urged him to be careful: “I’m going to do what I got to do to keep you all safe, old boy.” The friend tells more than 2,000 mourners that it was Gerald’s last message to him before a gunman killed him and two other officers. By Michael Kunzelman. SENT: 700 words, photos. UPCOMING: 750 words with a new approach by 6:30 p.m. With POLICE-FUNERALS-BATON ROUGE-THE LATEST.

HEAT-NOWHERE TO HIDE — Call it the United Sweats of America. Nearly the entire country is stuck in a heat wave. And the weather service’s outlook for the next three months shows above normal temperatures for the Lower 48 and Alaska. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 530 words, photos.

CAMPAIGN 2016-PROMOTION POLITICS — Ivanka Trump appeared before the Republican National Convention in a sleeveless sheath dress from her own fashion line, then tweeted out a link so her followers could buy it at the Macy’s website, where it retails for $138. It’s a signature Trump move that blends politics and business under a huge spotlight, as her father has done throughout the campaign. By Markets Writer Marley Jay. SENT: 550 words, photos.




LGBT RIGHTS-ALL-STAR GAME — With Charlotte out, New Orleans favorite for NBA All-Star Game. SENT: 620 words, photos.

RIELLE HUNTER — The former mistress of one-time Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards says she “will always love” him and they’re “great co-parents” to their 8-year-old daughter. SENT: 140 words, photo.

BARBECUE WITH POLICE — A Kansas police chief receives an invitation to the White House after hosting a cookout for law enforcement and leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. SENT: 250 words.

JOHN GLENN-HISTORIC FLIGHT PLAN — Astronaut John Glenn’s historic 1962 Mercury spaceflight plan sells for $67K. SENT: 200 words, photos.

POKEMON GO-ORIGINS — Pokemon Go’s origins are as peculiar as any of the creatures inhabiting the game. SENT: 980 words, photos.




TRUMP UNIVERSITY — Donald Trump’s lawyers ask for dismissal of a lawsuit alleging the GOP presidential nominee defrauded customers with false promises of teaching success in real estate at the now-defunct Trump University. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 550 words developing from 4:30 p.m. hearing, photo.

DEM 2016-PHILADELPHIA — The protests in Cleveland were relatively small and mostly peaceful. But no one is guaranteeing that will be the case in Philadelphia, site of the Democratic convention. By Kristen de Groot. SENT: 820 words. With DEM 2016-CONVENTION PROTESTS — Chunky-text look at issues expected to draw protesters to Philadelphia. SENT: 860 words.

GOP 2016-CLEVELAND — Tensions give way to relief in Cleveland as the Republican convention concludes quietly with two dozen arrests over four days thanks to a massive police presence and protesters’ own concerns for their safety. SENT: 700 words, photos, video.




RURAL WASHINGTON KILLINGS — A man accused with killing a couple in Washington state and burying their remains in a remote forest clearing has been captured in Mexico. SENT: 330 words. UPCOMING: Developing.

RAPE VICTIM JAILED — A rape victim with a history of mental illness sues a Texas county saying she was wrongly jailed after refusing to testify a second time against her attacker. SENT: 450 words.

WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS-ONE MONTH — A month has passed since flooding devastated West Virginia, and for some residents, the cleanup has been slow. SENT: 730 words, photo. With WEST VIRGINIA FLOODS-GLANCE (sent).

POLLARD-SPY RELEASE — A U.S. judge warns a convicted Israeli spy that she has only “limited” authority to help him overcome parole conditions preventing him from taking a financial industry job. SENT: 430 words, photos.




TURKEY-MILITARY CADETS — About 60 military school cadets who were arrested following the failed coup in Turkey were unwitting participants because their commanders told them they would be attending a reception for the new head of the academy, relatives of the youths say. SENT: 650 words, photos. With TURKEY-MILITARY COUP — Turkey criticizes US over cleric accused of coup plot. SENT: 840 words, photos.

BRITAIN-EU-ECONOMY — Britain’s economy appears to be shrinking at its fastest pace since the global financial crisis as a result of the vote to leave the European Union. World financial leaders prepare to discuss Brexit’s impact in G-20 meetings in China. SENT: 870 words, photos.




MALAYSIA-MISSING PLANE-INDUSTRY — As investigators prepare to wind down the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 search after more than two fruitless years, the airline industry is still working to raise safety standards to prevent another plane from going missing. SENT: 450 words, photos. With MALAYSIA-MISSING PLANE — Search for Flight 370 will be suspended, possibly forever. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.




MUSIC-STEVEN TYLER — He’s been the lead singer of the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, had four children and learned to parasail. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: a debut solo album. By Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy. SENT: 750 words, photos.

FILM-GLEASON — Few films pack the power of “Gleason.” The film about former NFLer Steve Gleason documents in wrenchingly intimate detail the rapid onset of ALS in the young athlete and his simultaneous preparation to becoming a father. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 890 words, photos.




VOLKSWAGEN-EMISSIONS FIX — Two Volkswagen dealers tell the AP the company is planning to fix most of the cars that cheated on emissions tests using a software update and a larger catalytic converter. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 800 words, photo.




OBIT-DENNIS GREEN — Dennis Green, a trailblazing coach who led a Minnesota Vikings renaissance in the 1990s before a less successful run with the Arizona Cardinals, has died at 67. SENT: 750 words, photos.

PUTIN-BACH — The IOC must soon decide whether to ban Russia from the Rio Olympics because of a massive doping cover-up. But relations between the two were once much sunnier. Thomas Bach has long ties to Russia. When he was elected IOC president in 2013, his first call was from Vladimir Putin. SENT: 750 words, photos.




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