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NEW & DEVELOPING

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NEW MEXICO COMPOUND — Residents of New Mexico compound indicted on federal charges. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Court appearances scheduled for 3 p.m.

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TOP STORIES

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TROPICAL WEATHER — Coastal residents fleeing a potentially devastating blow from Hurricane Florence encounter empty gasoline pumps and depleted store shelves as the monster storm neared the Carolina coast with 140 mph winds and drenching rain that could last for days. While some say they planned to stay put despite hurricane watches and warnings that include the homes of more than 5.4 million people on the East Coast, many weren’t taking any chances. By Jonathan Drew. SENT: 1,050 words, photos, graphic, interactive. TOP VIDEO: — US NC Hurricane Florence Preps 2 (CR) — Carolinas preparing for hurricane. With TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST; TROPICAL WEATHER-TOXIC WATERS — Florence could flood hog manure pits, coal ash dumps; TROPICAL-WEATHER-HOW — “Not a pretty sight”: Florence has experts worried; TROPICAL-WEATHER-BARRIER-ISLANDS — AP Explains: Why North Carolina is vulnerable to hurricanes; TROPICAL-WEATHER-RURAL-TOWNS — Florence poses a new threat for rural, struggling towns; TROPICAL WEATHER-SIMULATION — East Coast hurricane scenario showed potential for disaster; TROPICAL WEATHER-WILD HORSES — North Carolina’s wild horses know how to survive hurricane. Also see TROPICAL WEATHER-TRUMP and TROPICAL WEATHER-HAWAII below.

TROPICAL WEATHER-MILITARY BASES — Service members and their families are leaving some of the Southeast’s biggest military installations, and equipment and ships are being relocated as Hurricane Florence swirls toward the East Coast. By Sarah Rankin. SENT: 560 words, photos.

NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY — A black former police chief backed by the Trump administration wins the Republican nomination in New Hampshire’s toss-up congressional district, while Democrats picked experienced, establishment-backed nominees for both that seat and for governor. Eddie Edwards, who was endorsed by Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani, defeated six Republican opponents in the 1st Congressional District, which covers the eastern half of the state. By Holly Ramer. SENT: 670 words, photos. With NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY-HOUSE — New Hampshire set to make history in open U.S. House race; NEW HAMPSHIRE PRIMARY-AFGHAN REFUGEE — Afghan refugee wins New Hampshire statehouse primary.

IRAN-CHINA — Iran likely will further embrace Beijing as an alternative market for its crude oil and financial transactions amid uncertainty over the nuclear deal. That doesn’t mean China offers a safe haven to Iran without conditions. Analysts say Beijing will try to extract the maximum benefit, and there is growing concern that China may take advantage of Iran. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT — The Dallas police chief says she has called for a full review and plans to meet with protest leaders after learning about reports that police used pepper-spray projectiles at a demonstration over a black man’s death. By Ryan Tarinelli. SENT: 680 words, photos, videos. With DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT-RESPONSE — Dallas police respond to shooting with proactive approach.

APPLE SHOWCASE — Apple is expected to showcase three new iPhones, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales growth. Most of the buzz leading into a company event in California is swirling around a rumored iPhone that is supposed to boast a 6.5-inch OLED screen. If the speculation pans out, that display will be a significant step up from Apple’s current marquee product, the iPhone X, which features a 5.8-inch screen. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 400 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 1 p.m. event.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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SERENA WILLIAMS-CONTROVERSIAL CARTOON — Newspaper reprints controversial cartoon of Serena Williams. SENT: 900 words, photos.

VATICAN-JAPAN — Pope Francis says he hopes to visit Japan next year, fulfilling wish. SENT: 440 words, photo.

SOCIALIST-SEXUAL ASSAULT CLAIM — New York candidate: Netanyahu spokesman sexually assaulted me. SENT: 680 words, photo.

DOG MAYOR DIES — Kentucky town mourns its first female mayor, Lucy Lou, a dog. SENT: 140 words.

PLANE ENGINE ISSUE — Iberia Airways makes emergency landing in Boston after engine issue. SENT: 140 words.

BRITAIN-WORLD’S FUNGI — Royal Botanic Garden seeks respect for world’s fungus. SENT: 690 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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MIDTERMS-ROOKIE CANDIDATES — Democrats are counting on an unusual crop of candidates as they try to recapture control of the House and win more leverage against President Donald Trump: people who have never done anything like this before. SENT: 1,120 words, photos, video.

ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY — Voters in Rhode Island’s statewide primary are selecting nominees for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, governor, lieutenant governor and some key mayoral races. SENT: 460 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; polls close at 8 p.m. With ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY-THE LATEST; ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY-SENATE; ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY-HOUSE; ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY-GOVERNOR.

ELECTION 2018-SENATE-WISCONSIN — The Republican trying to knock off Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin is used to being the underdog. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

TROPICAL WEATHER-TRUMP — Trump is calling the U.S. government’s response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico last year “an incredible, unsung success” even though a recent federal report found that nearly 3,000 people died. SENT: 620 words, photos, videos.

JIMMY CARTER-DEMOCRATS VS TRUMP — Former President Jimmy Carter sees little hope for the U.S. to change its human rights and environmental policies as long as Trump is in the White House, but he has a warning for his fellow Democrats looking to oust the current administration: Don’t go too far to the left. SENT: 850 words, photo.

OBAMA-FACT CHECK — Barack Obama’s recent denunciation of Trump’s treatment of the press overlooks the aggressive steps the Justice Department took to keep information from the public when he was president. SENT: 1,180 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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RUSSIA-POISONED-SPY — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has identified the two men that Britain named as suspects in the poisoning of a former Russian spy, and that there is “nothing criminal” about them. SENT: 270 words, photos. With RUSSIA-JAPAN — Putin suggests long-awaited peace treaty to Japan.

AFGHANISTAN — The death toll in a suicide bombing among a group of people protesting a local police commander in eastern Afghanistan rises to 68, provincial officials say. SENT: 320 words, photo. With AFGHANISTAN-US-TALKS — Taliban say they’re ready for second round of talks with U.S.

BRAZIL-ELECTION — Brazil’s da Silva names a successor and calls on supporters to vote for him, but will they listen? SENT: 880 words, photos.

NICARAGUA-UNREST-ECONOMY — Nicaragua’s economy has been devastated by the nearly five months of unrest calling for President Daniel Ortega to step down. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

SOUTH SUDAN-CHILD LABOR — South Sudan’s five-year civil war has devastated the economy, fueling child labor in the most impoverished regions. SENT: 730 words, photos.

HAITI-SURVIVING AT THE DUMP-PHOTO GALLERY — Changlair Aristide has made his living in a smoldering, hellish landscape, the stinking refuse of an impoverished land. SENT: 610 words. With 20 photos by Dieu Nalio Chery, highlighted by XDC311.

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NATIONAL

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TROPICAL WEATHER-HAWAII — Maui hunkers down for heavy rains and powerful winds as a gradually weakening tropical storm barrels toward Hawaii, while Honolulu hoped it would be spared the worst. SENT: 630 words, photos.

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY

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VIETNAM-ASEAN — A top Chinese official and leaders of several Southeast Asian countries says that moves by the U.S. to limit trade and protect American businesses pose a grave threat to the world economy. SENT: 570 words, photos. With FINANCIAL MARKETS — Stocks mixed on U.S.-China dispute; oil pushed up by hurricane.

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HEALTH/SCIENCE

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MISSING MOON ROCKS — A former NASA investigator who has spent more than a decade tracking missing moon rocks is closing in on his goal of finding all 50 lunar samples gifted to U.S. states after Neil Armstrong’s first steps on the moon. SENT: 720 words, photos.

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ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT

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MUSIC-ELTON JOHN — Elton John kicks off the second night of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour like a confident, electrified pro. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 710 words, photos.

FILM-A STAR IS BORN-PRODUCER CREDIT — Just as film festival audiences are swooning over Bradley Cooper’s celebrated romance “A Star Is Born,” the film’s studio is distancing itself from a producer of the project. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 430 words, photos.

NY FASHION WEEK-CALVIN KLEIN — Raf Simons sure loves the movies, and his new collection for Calvin Klein riffs on one of the most famous — Steven Spielberg’s 1975 blockbuster, “Jaws.” By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 460 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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OHIO STATE-TEAM DOCTOR — Two men who worked at an Ohio State University doctor’s off-campus clinic says things that seemed odd about it appear more suspicious in light of claims that he sexually abused male athletes and other students. SENT: 680 words, photos.

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