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BC-AP News Digest 2:40 pm

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TOP STORIES

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TRUMP _Under the threatening clouds of a global economic slowdown, President Donald Trump is confronting the consequences of his preference to go it alone, with low expectations that the leaders of the richest democracies can make substantive progress on an array of issues at their summit in France. The economic warning signs are raising the pressure on Trump’s reelection effort. By Zeke Miller and Darlene Superville. SENT: 970 words, photos.

UNITED STATES-CHINA TRADE _ President Donald Trump is threatening to use the emergency authority granted by a powerful, but obscure, federal law to make good on his tweeted “order” to U.S. businesses to cut ties in China amid a spiraling trade war between the economic giants. By Zeke Miller. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 4 p.m.

G7 SUMMIT _The posturing by leaders of the G-7 rich democracies began well before they stood together for a summit photo. French President Emmanuel Macron, the host, cornered Donald Trump at the American leader’s hotel with an impromptu lunch invitation. It was something of a power move by Macron, who pushed the Amazon wildfires to the top of the agenda at a summit Trump hoped to use to persuade allies they can avoid economic disaster by following his low-tax, low-regulation mantra. 980 words. By Lori Hinnant and David McHugh. SENT: 670 words, photos. With G7 SUMMIT-THE LATEST; G7-MR NO DEAL _ EU's Tusk and Britain's Johnson throw label at each other: Mr. No-Deal Brexit (both sent).

BRAZIL-AMAZON FIRES _ Brazilian troops backed by military aircraft Saturday prepared to deploy in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. SENT: 540 words, photos.

RED FLAG LAWS_ With bipartisan support for their potential to save lives, 17 states and Washington D.C. have now passed so-called red flag laws that allow the court-ordered removal of guns from people who are considered to be dangerous. By Ryan J. Foley and Jonathan Mattise. SENT: 1,280 words, photos. This story is this week’s Sunday Spotlight.

FRANCE-US-WORLD WAR II _ U.S. World War II veterans are back in Paris to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the French capital from the Nazis. Now in their 90s, these men aren't afraid to cry about what they saw in wartime. And they want everyone to remember what happened back then, so that it doesn't happen again. The veterans recounted their experiences to The Associated Press in Paris. By Angela Charlton. SENT: 760 words, photos.

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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

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PEOPLE-EDDIE MONEY_ Eddie Money says he has stage 4 esophageal cancer. The singer known for such hits as "Two Tickets to Paradise" and "Take Me Home Tonight" says his fate is in "God's hands." SENT: 130 words, photos.

INVASIVE PLANT DOGS _ The latest weapon in the fight against invasive species is the sniffing power of dogs trained to find noxious weeds before they flower and spread seeds. SENT: 850 words, photos.

NORTHEAST CORRIDOR TUNNELS_ New York and New Jersey have submitted a plan that cuts more than $1 billion off the cost of a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River. SENT: 320 words.

TROPICAL WEATHER _ A newly formed tropical depression is expected to reach the Caribbean as a tropical storm within the next several days. SENT: 120 words.

RUSSIA-SPACE STATION _ A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station. SENT: 130 words, photos.

NEVADA DORM-CASINO _ Books not bets: Nevada casino hotel to serve as college dorm. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.

TRUMP-CHOSEN ONE _ The "chosen one" says never mind. President Donald Trump raised some eyebrows earlier this week when he glanced heavenward and referred to himself as "the chosen one" to take on China. He took the comment back. SENT: 110 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON/POLITICS

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ELECTION 2020-BUTTIGIEG-RELIGION _ Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is making a faith-based appeal to voters, evident by regular references to his Christian beliefs. It’s a focus that could be an asset in early-voting Iowa and beyond as Democrats parry the secular labels that Republicans have tried to apply to them. By Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 920 words, photos.

ELECTION 2020-ELIZABETH WARREN-ORIGIN STORY, HFR _ As a young scholar, Elizabeth Warren studied families that were overwhelmed by debt and wanted to understand why they were going broke. The future Democratic presidential candidate’s research on bankruptcy has been the foundation of a long career that has focused on financial pressures on the middle class and what she frequently calls a rigged system. By National Writer Sharon Cohen. SENT: 2,250 words, photos. A short version of 950 words is available. For release at 12:01 a.m. EDT Sunday.

FACT CHECK-WEEK _ President Donald Trump can't seem to get his facts straight when it comes to Barack Obama. From the economy to veterans and immigration, Trump routinely claims achievements of the former president as fully his own or distorts the truth to undermine the Democrat's legacy. On problems uniquely his own, Trump deflects. By Hope Yen and Josh Boak. SENT: 2,650 words, photos. Find AP Fact Checks at https://apne.ws/2kbx8bd .

SHERIFFS-ICE-TRUMP _ President Donald Trump has criticized North Carolina's governor for vetoing a bill that would have required the state's sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration agents to hold jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally. SENT: 130 words.

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INTERNATIONAL

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HONG-KONG-PROTESTS _Hong Kong protesters have thrown bricks and gasoline bombs at police, who responded with tear gas, as chaotic scenes returned to the summer-long anti-government protests for the first time in nearly two weeks. Hundreds of black-clad protesters armed with bamboo poles and baseball bats fought with police officers wielding batons on a main road following a march against "smart lampposts" that was sparked by surveillance fears. By Kelvin Chan. SENT: 680 words, photos. With HONG KONG-PROTESTS-THE LATEST.

PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS _ An Iranian-flagged oil tanker pursued by the U.S. amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington changed its listed destination to a port in Turkey after Greece said it wouldn't risk its relations with America by aiding it. SENT: 570 words, photo. With PERSIAN GULF-TENSIONS-THE LATEST.

EMIRATES-INDIA _ Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received the United Arab Emirates' highest civilian honor during a visit to the oil-rich Gulf nation, reinforcing ties between the countries even as he pursues stripping statehood from the disputed Muslim-majority region of Kashmir. SENT: 870 words, photos.

MOZAMBIQUE-GORONGOSA-COFFEE-REFORESTATION _ On the slopes of Mount Gorongosa, more than 100 Mozambican farmers are producing coffee that earns them incomes while at the same time restores the rapidly eroding rainforest. With peace on the mountaintop there are plans to dramatically scale up coffee production, as part of Gorongosa National Park's innovative plan to boost the incomes of people living around the park as well as revitalizing the environment. SENT: 890 words, photos.

TUNISIA-PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION _ Supporters of an arrested Tunisian media magnate who is running for president say he's being targeted for political reasons. SENT: 330 words, photos.

SYRIA _ Turkey's defense minister says that military officials from Turkey and the United States have begun work to create a "safe zone" in northeastern Syria. SENT: 300 words. With SYRIA-IDLIB _ Syrian troops surround Turkish post in country's northwest. SENT: 120 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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1619 COMMEMORATION-AFRICAN LANDING _Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Saturday a new state commission to review educational standards for teaching black history in the state, as officials observed the arrival of enslaved Africans to what is now Virginia 400 years ago. SENT: 570 words, photo.

MONTANA PRESCHOOL FUNDING _ Montana enters the upcoming school year back among a handful of states without publicly funded preschool. SENT: 830 words.

PARKING DISPUTE SHOOTING _ A white Florida man who told detectives he had a "pet peeve" about illegal parking in handicapped spots is convicted of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man outside a convenience store. SENT: 770 words, photo.

KATHLEEN BLANCO FUNERAL _ Three days of public mourning for Louisiana's former governor, Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, are ending with a funeral Mass and burial service for the devout Catholic. SENT: 220 words, photos. Developing.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE- FOOTBALL RETURNS _The high school football team in the Northern California community largely destroyed by a wildfire last year returned to the field and delivered a victory. Paradise High School defeated Williams High 42-0 on Friday night to the delight of thousands of fans. SENT: 730 words, photos, video.

MEASLES-DISNEYLAND _ A New Zealand teenager who visited Disneyland and other Southern California tourist spots last week brought along more than just her luggage. She brought measles. Public health officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties issued a warning that some people may have been exposed. SENT: 490 words, photo.

BIRTHDAY PARTY SHOOTING _ A South Texas man who along with his father are accused in the shooting deaths of four individuals at a toddler's birthday party in 2018 has been indicted on capital murder charges. SENT: 150 words.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT_ A Tennessee lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct has told his Republican colleagues that he won’t run for reelection in 2020. SENT: 130 words.

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ENTERTAINMENT

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D23-WALT DISNEY MOVIES _ Lucasfilm’s president says that "Star Wars: Episode IX _ The Rise of Skywalker" is going to be an incredibly good time. Nearly 7,000 people got a look Saturday at a new poster and some new footage from the film at the Walt Disney Co.'s biannual D23 fan convention in Anaheim. SENT: 130 words.

DISNEY LEGENDS _ Robert Downey Jr. says he had a wild Disneyland ride in his younger days. The "Iron Man" and "Avengers: Endgame" star, among those honored Friday as Disney Legends, said his first visit to the Southern California resort included a brief detention for "smoking pot in a gondola." SENT: 220 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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FBC--T25-FLORIDA-MIAMI _ No. 8 Florida and Miami renew their once-heated rivalry and usher in the college football season, the only game of the day featuring a ranked team. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m.

TEN--US OPEN _ Two years ago, Novak Djokovic skipped the U.S. Open because of a sore right elbow. Look at him now. He returns as defending champion, seeded No. 1 and having won 33 of his past 34 Grand Slam matches. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BKO--USA BASKETBALL-WHAT NEXT? _ The U.S. men's basketball team had gone nearly 13 years without losing a game with an NBA-stocked roster. It was in the midst of the longest winning streak in team history. The came Australia, and the Americans went down Down Under. SENT: 700 words, photos.

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