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Another gold medal for Phelps ... Trump dismisses letter ... Clinton claims high ground on leadership



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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Michael Phelps has won his fourth gold medal of the Rio Olympics and 22nd overall with a victory in the 200-meter individual medley. Kosuke Hagino of Japan took the silver and Wang Shun of China earned the bronze. Phelps rival Ryan Lochte did not medal. Earlier, Ryan Murphy of the United States took gold in the 200-meter backstroke.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is dismissing a letter that frustrated Republicans have drafted urging party chairman Reince Priebus to stop helping Trump. They want the party to focus its resources instead on protecting vulnerable Senate and House candidates. Trump tells Fox News he doesn't want those Republicans' support.

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Hillary Clinton is presenting herself as someone who can provide "serious, steady leadership" while portraying Donald Trump as untrustworthy on economic issues. She reiterated her strong opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, leaving herself little room for backtracking should she win the White House.

EAST CHINA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Fire crews are working to extinguish a blaze at a power plant along the St. Clair River, northeast of Detroit. The fire was reported at the DTE Energy St. Clair Power Plant in East China Township after a coal-fired generation unit that produces electricity inside the facility caught fire. No reports of injuries.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A central Mississippi grand jury has chosen not to indict a mother whose toddler daughter died after being left in a hot car in May. By contrast, a grand jury in northern Mississippi indicted a man on a manslaughter charge in July after his 8-month-old daughter died after being left in his hot car. The man's attorney says he believes his client is being treated more harshly because he's black. The woman is white.

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