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President Donald Trump meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo Evan Vucci)


RUSSIA-COLLEGE-SHOOTING — Two dead, three injured in a school shooting in Russia. SENT: 130 words.

ELECTION 2019-KENTUCKY GOVERNOR — Election officials to double-check Kentucky vote totals. SENT: 140 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated after recanvass effort begins; time uncertain.

Demonstrators raise their hands during a protest in the financial district in Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Hong Kong residents endured a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions Thursday as protesters closed some main roads and rail networks while police skirmished with militant students at major universities. (AP PhotoVincent Yu)

CHICAGO SCHOOLS-STRIKE — Chicago teachers to vote on deal that ended 11-day strike. SENT: 140 words, photos.

LITTLE-ROCK-SCHOOLS — Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district. SENT: 150 words, photo.


A lander sits before being lifted for a test of hovering, obstacle avoidance and deceleration capabilities at a facility in Huailai in China's Hebei province, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. China has invited international observers to the test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. Thursday's test was conducted at a site outside Beijing simulating conditions on the Red Planet, where the pull of gravity is about one-third that of Earth. (AP PhotoAndy Wong)



TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT — With public impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans harden their arguments as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public considering the removal of the 45th president. Democrats say the extraordinary public session in the House revealed a striking account of Donald Trump abusing his office. Republicans counter that the hearing showed none of that. By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 1,230 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-TAKEAWAYS; TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-FACT CHECK — GOP presses empty Ukraine meddling theory. For full coverage in AP Newsroom: https://newsroom.ap.org/page/impeachment

Carrie Underwood performs "Drinking Alone" at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP PhotoMark J. Terrill)

TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-WHAT’S NEXT — Several more witnesses scheduled to testify in the House impeachment hearings over the next week are expected to say they too worried about Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid from the country. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 530 words, photos. Also see MORE ON IMPEACHMENT below. For full coverage on AP News: https://apnews.com/Trumpimpeachmentinquiry

ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS — Israel and the militant Islamic Jihad group in Gaza reach a cease-fire to end the heaviest Gaza fighting in months that killed at least 34 Palestinians and paralyzed parts of Israel. By Fares Akram and Tia Goldenberg. SENT: 1,060 words, photos. With ISRAEL-PALESTINIANS-THE-LATEST.

CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES-FAILURES — The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again with a no-win decision: risk starting catastrophic deadly wildfires, or turn off the lights and immiserate millions of paying customers. Pacific Gas & Electric is in bankruptcy, facing $30 billion in liabilities, billions more in needed upgrades to its system and an uncertain path to safely providing reliable power to a vast portion of California. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 1,530 words, photos. With CALIFORNIA-WILDFIRES-UTILITY — California regulators order inquiry into power outages.

Singer-songwriter Garth Brooks poses in the press room with the entertainer of the year award at the 53rd annual CMA Awards at Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Evan AgostiniInvisionAP)

IRAQ-OIL-WEALTH — Iraq is rich in oil, but protesters say they don’t see the fruits of this wealth. Interviews with analysts and officials explain why oil money doesn’t trickle down to the people. The main reason? Bloated public sector budgets to maintain political patronage networks. By Samya Kullab. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.

BOLIVIA-PROTESTS — Where does the power line stand in crisis-torn Bolivia? Jeanine Añez, the Senate leader who has claimed the interim presidency of the Andean country, seems to have the backing of the police, the military and the Roman Catholic Church. By Luis Andres Henao. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.




TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-WHITE HOUSE — Trump is professing disinterest and disdain in the impeachment hearings playing out on Capitol Hill. SENT: 830 words, photos, video. With TRUMP-IMPEACHMENT-THE MOMENT — House mostly behaves during TV debut of impeachment hearings.




FACEBOOK-FAKE-ACCOUNTS — Facebook says it removed 3.2 billion fake accounts in six months. SENT: 290 words, photo.

FATAL MULTICAR CRASH — One dead, six hospitalized in fiery Florida multicar crash. SENT: 140 words, video.

HYATT-NO-MORE-BOTTLES — Hyatt will remove small bottles from hotel bathrooms by 2021. SENT: 110 words, photos.

TRUMP-LAWSUIT-FINANCIAL RECORDS — Court rejects Trump’s appeal in fight over financial records. SENT: 140 words, photo.

FALCONS-OWNER-INTERNATIONAL-DONATION — Atlanta Falcons owner to donate $6.8 million for international aid. SENT: 340 words, photo.

MOTOROLA-FOLDABLE PHONE — Motorola flips for its futuristic foldable phone. SENT: 140 words, photos.




MASS-SHOOTING-TEXAS-WALMART — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people. SENT: 800 words, photos.

DOCTOR CHARGED-UNNECESSARY SURGERIES — A Virginia doctor is headed to court to face allegations that he performed unnecessary surgical procedures on his patients. SENT: 750 words, photo. Hearing at 8:45 a.m.

GEORGIA-EXECUTION — A man convicted of killing a Georgia convenience store clerk 25 years ago was put to death, authorities say. SENT: 890 words, photos.

STUDENT KILLED-IOWA — A police officer who obtained a confession from a suspect in the disappearance and death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts says that she made an honest mistake when she failed to read him his complete legal rights. SENT: 780 words, photos, video.

VIRGINIA BEACH SHOOTING — A months-long independent probe into the Virginia Beach mass shooting concludes, but it offers no clear answers as to why a city engineer killed 12 people in his workplace. SENT: 550 words, photos.




ELECTION-2019-TRUMP-LOUISIANA — Leaving a Washington embroiled in an impeachment drama, Trump returns to the Louisiana governor’s race, testing his ability to sway an election by trying to oust a Democratic incumbent. SENT: 860 words, photos. UPCOMING: Rally at 8 p.m. Find more coverage on the 2020 U.S. Elections featured topic page on APNewsroom.

ELECTION 2020-PATRICK — Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick tells allies he will join the 2020 presidential race. By Washington Bureau Chief Julie Pace. SENT: 940 words, photo.




VENEZUELA-TANKERS SKIRTING SANCTIONS — Shipping industry experts say some oil tankers are increasingly ignoring international rules on reporting their locations so they can illicitly transport petroleum for Venezuela in violation of sanctions by the U.S. and other nations. SENT: 1,210 words, graphic.

HONG KONG-PROTESTS — Hong Kong residents endure a fourth day of traffic snarls and mass transit disruptions as protesters close some main roads and rail networks while police skirmish with militant students at major universities. SENT: 570 words, photos. With HONG KONG-PROTESTS-THE LATEST.




CHINA-SPACE — China invited international observers to a test of its Mars lander as it pushes for inclusion in more global space projects. SENT: 420 words, photos.




MUSIC-CMA AWARDS — The Country Music Association Awards almost fully honored and highlighted the women of country music — whose songs have been heavily dismissed on country radio over the years — until two words were uttered when they named its entertainer of the year: Garth Brooks. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 860 words, photos, video. With MUSIC-CMA AWARDS-LIST.




MVP RACES — If Alex Bregman is the American League’s Most Valuable Player, the Houston Astros will become the first team to have an MVP, Cy Young Award winner and Rookie of the Year in the same season. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 570 words, photos.




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