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Adds ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY, EUROPE-HUNGARY, ASIA-TYPHOON, BORDER ARRESTS, ERASING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD-NEW PRESIDENT, NY FASHION WEEK-RIHANNA, TV GAMBLING BOOM.
TROPICAL WEATHER — Hurricane Florence puts a corridor of more than 10 million people in the crosshairs as the monster storm closes in on the Carolinas, uncertainty over its projected path spreading worry across a widening swath of the Southeast. By Jeffrey Collins. SENT: 890 words, photos, video, interactive. UPCOMING: Developing. With TROPICAL WEATHER-THE LATEST; TROPICAL WEATHER-ECONOMIC DAMAGE — Closed ports, lost power: How storm could hurt regional economy. SENT: 980 words, photos; TROPICAL WEATHER-GULLAH GEECHEE —Slaves’ descendants have long history of enduring hurricanes. SENT: 700 words, photos. Eds: Separate storm advisory has also moved.
CBS NEWS-FAGER — CBS News fires “60 Minutes” top executive Jeff Fager, who has been under investigation following reports that he groped women at parties and tolerated an abusive workplace. Fager says he was ultimately let go because of a “harsh” text message he sent to a CBS reporter who was covering the story about him. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 530 words, photo.
CHURCH ABUSE-DINARDO — As U.S. Catholic leaders head to the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis about a growing church abuse crisis, the cardinal leading the delegation has been accused by two people of not doing enough to stop a priest who was arrested this week in Texas on sexual abuse charges. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 1,200 words, photos. With VATICAN-SEX ABUSE — Francis calls clergy abuse summit as issue imperils papacy (sent).
TRUMP-LINDSEY GRAHAM — Lindsey Graham has gone all in on Donald Trump, transforming himself into liaison, translator and, critics say, enabler of the president. The South Carolina senator’s unexplained optimism and his eager attempts to soften Trump’s rough edges have caused double-takes across Washington. By Meg Kinnard and Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,000 words, photo.
E-CIGARETTES-TEENS — U.S. health officials sound the alarm about teenage use of e-cigarettes, calling the problem an “epidemic” and ordering manufacturers to reverse the trend or risk having their flavored vaping products pulled from the market. By Health Writer Matthew Perrone. SENT: 990 words, photo.
APPLE SHOWCASE — Apple unveils three new iPhones, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product’s appeal amid slowing sales. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 540 words, photos. With APPLE SHOWCASE-THE LATEST.
WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-WEINSTEIN — A television network airs video of Harvey Weinstein caressing a woman’s shoulder hours before she says he took her to a hotel and raped her. SENT: 520 words, photo.
SUPREME COURT-COLLINS — A campaign urging Republican Sen. Susan Collins to vote against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has generated more than $1 million in pledges — money that would go to her opponent in 2020 if she decides to support the judge. SENT: 650 words, photo.
FEMA MONEY-IMMIGRATION — Trump administration officials push back against a Democratic senator’s claim that nearly $10 million from the government’s disaster relief agency was transferred to immigration enforcement. SENT: 700 words, photo.
ANCIENT HASHTAG — A hashtag-like sketch found in a South African cave is the world’s oldest-known drawing, scientists report. SENT: 450 words, photos.
NYC BIRTH CERTIFICATES-GENDER — New York City will allow people who don’t identify as male or female to change the gender designation on their birth certificates to “X.” SENT: 330 words, photo.
TRUMP-ELECTION SECURITY — President Trump signs an executive order authorizing sanctions against foreigners who meddle in U.S. elections, acting amid criticism that he has not taken election security seriously enough. SENT: 900 words, photo.
BUSH-ELECTION CAMPAIGNING — Former President George W. Bush is campaigning and raising money for Republicans in districts where President Trump isn’t popular. SENT: 920 words, photos. With BOOKER-SOUTH CAROLINA — NJ Sen. Cory Booker fuels 2020 talk with South Carolina Dem fundraiser. SENT: 530 words, photo; DEMOCRATS-ONLINE ADS — Democrats announce big online ad play for November (sent).
ELECTION 2018-RHODE ISLAND PRIMARY — Rhode Island’s Democratic governor faces a spirited but poorly funded challenge in the primary, while the mayor of the state’s second-largest city is seeking the GOP primary for another shot at the governor’s seat in November. SENT: 540 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing; polls close 8 p.m.
BOOKS-WOODWARD SALES — Bob Woodward’s “Fear,” an account of a dysfunctional Trump White House, has already sold more than 750,000 copies. SENT: 120 words, photos. With TRUMP-PORN STAR — Stormy Daniels has memoir coming out she says will detail affair with Trump. SENT: 130 words, photo.
EUROPE-HUNGARY — EU lawmakers vote to launch action against the Hungarian government of Prime Minister Viktor Orban for allegedly undermining the bloc’s democratic values and rule of law. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
RUSSIA-ACCUSED BECOME CELEBRITIES — After some Russians were accused of crimes abroad, political and business leaders at home embraced them and made them celebrities. SENT: 590 words, photos. With RUSSIA-POISONED-SPY — Putin: Suspects in Britain poisoning are innocent civilians (sent).
ASIA-TYPHOON — Philippine officials say they plan to evacuate thousands of villagers, shut down schools and offices, and scramble to harvest rice and corn as the most powerful typhoon so far this year menacingly roars toward the country’s north. SENT: 460 words, photos.
MEXICO-OLDEST HOUSE — Experts say a plain, one-story structure at 25 Manzanares Street is the oldest house in Mexico City, and one of the oldest in all of North America. SENT: 960 words, photos.
BORDER ARRESTS — More than 16,000 families were apprehended at the border in August, a dramatic increase from previous months that the Trump administration blames on legal loopholes and a reversal of a widely denounced policy that separated parents and children at the border. SENT: 540 words, photo.
PUERTO RICO-TRUMP-HURRICANE MARIA-TRUMP — Puerto Ricans fume at President Trump’s boasts that the U.S. government’s response to Hurricane Maria was “an incredible, unsung success.” SENT: 840 words, photo.
DALLAS OFFICER-MISTAKEN APARTMENT — Protesters condemning the shooting death of a black man in his Dallas apartment by a white off-duty police officer disrupt a city council meeting, prompting a recess to quell the outbursts. SENT: 800 words, photos, videos.
ERASING MARIJUANA CONVICTIONS — Over 3,000 low-level New York City marijuana cases are tossed out in a single morning, at the request of Manhattan’s top prosecutor. SENT: 640 words, photos.
OIL PRODUCTION-US — U.S. energy agency says the United States has likely passed Russia and Saudi Arabia to become the world’s biggest oil producer. By Business Writer David Koenig. SENT: 470 words, photos.
ECONOMY-HOUSEHOLD INCOME — The income of a median U.S. household rose for a third straight year in 2017, boosted by a rise in the number of Americans with full-time, year-round jobs. By Economics Writer Christopher Rugaber. 710 words, photos.
MCDONALD’S-SEX HARASSMENT STRIKE — McDonald’s workers vote to stage a one-day strike next week at some of the company’s restaurants in 10 cities in protest of on-the-job sexual harassment. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 770 words, photos.
PUZZLING MUTATIONS — Scientists say they’ve found a new way to determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick, a step toward avoiding a vexing uncertainty that can surround DNA test results. By Science Writer Malcolm Ritter. SENT: 540 words, photo.
PLANNED PARENTHOOD-NEW PRESIDENT — Dr. Leana Wen, a Chinese immigrant who fled her native country when she was 8, is named Planned Parenthood’s new president, the first doctor to hold the post in five decades. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 500 words, photo.
NY FASHION WEEK-RIHANNA — Rihanna and her Savage x Fenty lingerie and loungewear line will be presented Wednesday at New York Fashion Week. UPCOMING: 450 words by 11:30 p.m., photos.
TV GAMBLING BOOM — As legalized sports gambling rolls across the nation, the people who make sports television are ready to ride the boom with a series of shows explicitly about betting. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 860 words, photo.
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