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CAMPAIGN 2016-RATHER - Dan Rather: 'History is watching' those who support Trump after Second Amendment uproar. SENT: 130 words, photo.
DELTA OUTAGE — Delta says 90 more flight cancellations; others predict more. SENT: 130 words, photos.
CITIZENS ACADEMY-POLICE SHOOTING — A woman was fatally shot by an officer while participating in a "shoot-don't shoot" exercise during a two-hour citizens academy hosted by the Punta Gorda Police Department in southwest Florida. SENT: 180 words.
BRITAIN-OBIT-DUKE OF WESTMINSTER — Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the sixth Duke of Westminster — a friend of Britain's royal family and one of the country's wealthiest landowners — has died at 64. SENT: 410 words, photos.
OLY--BUS STRUCK — Two windows shattered on media bus at Olympics. SENT: 240 words, photos.
OLY--DIV-DIVING-GREEN WATER — China won gold medal, but the buzz was about the color of the water in the diving pool. SENT: 560 words, photos.
OLY--GAY-FRIENDLY GAMES — After Sochi concerns, Rio Games seem decidedly gay-friendly. SENT: 780 words, photos.
CAMBODIA-CUPPING AND COINING — Cupping and Coining: AP reporter did it long before Phelps. SENT: 880 words, photos.
OLD COIN AUCTION — Two rare American one-cent coins dating back to 1792 are anticipated to sell for nearly a million dollars at a public auction in Southern California. SENT: 340 words, photos.
RED SOX-ORTIZ BOBBLEHEAD — "Racially insensitive" bobblehead of Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz pulled before game. SENT: 340 words, photos.
KOREAS-SELFIE — Even Olympic selfies are complicated by Koreas' rivalry. SENT: 780 words, photos.
US NC TRUMP — Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said Second Amendment supporters may be able to figure out a way to stop Hillary Clinton from picking federal judges as president. It wasn't clear what Trump meant. With text, photos.
US AZ DUST STORM — Parts of the Phoenix area became engulfed in a dust storm Tuesday as bad weather continued to make its way north through Arizona. (Aug. 9)
COMING LATER TODAY
ON THE MONEY-BACK-TO-SCHOOL TRENDS - Retro varsity jackets. Preppy layers. There are plenty of fashion trends that experts say should help pique shoppers' interest for the back-to-school season. That could provide a sales bounce for retailers after last year's dearth of mainstream looks hurt business. UPCOMING: 750 words by 2 p.m., photos.
FITNESS-SWEATWORKING - For years, business networking has centered around food and alcohol — drinks with clients, dinner with potential investors or a quick lunch to get to mingle with employees. Now, it's all about grabbing your running shoes or unrolling your yoga mat and bonding over a fitness class thanks to "sweatworking." UPCOMING: 750 words by 3 p.m., photos.
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