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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, UT

July 13, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an early look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to Brady McCombs at 801-322-3405 or bmccombs@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.


Wildlife officials worried that sediment spewed from a southern Utah wildfire would poison a stream with thousands of fish have rescued and relocated 400 Bonneville cutthroat trout, in a glimpse of the sweeping impact fires have on the state, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. UPCOMING: 300 words by Noon MDT.



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Crews will begin assessing flood damage on tribal land in Arizona known for its towering blue-green waterfalls. A popular campground on the Havasupai reservation deep in a gorge off the Grand Canyon was inundated with flood water this week. SENT: 650 words, AP Photos.


WASHINGTON — Liberal Democrats have unveiled doomed legislation aimed at abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement, their eyes focused on galvanizing voters for the midterm elections. By Alan Fram. SENT: 800 words, AP Photo. AP Video.


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration must tell a federal judge how many children have been reunited with their parents. Developing from court hearing at 2 p.m. MDT.


SAN ANTONIO — Detaining immigrant children has morphed into a surging industry in the U.S. that now reaps $1 billion annually — a tenfold increase over the past decade, an Associated Press analysis finds. Health and Human Services grants for shelters, foster care and other child welfare services for detained unaccompanied and separated children soared from $74.5 million in 2007 to $958 million in 2017. The agency is also reviewing a new round of proposals amid a growing effort by the White House to keep immigrant children in government custody. By Martha Mendoza and Larry Fenn. SENT: 1050 words, AP Photos.


WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will lead a Cabinet-level delegation to Mexico on Friday on the heels of a sea-change election there that could offer a chance for the neighbors to repair strained relations — or make them worse. By Susannah George. SENT: 640 words, AP Photos.



MOSCOW — Budweiser has a boat on the Moskva River and a disco. Coke set up an installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the U.S. national team, although the tournament’s visibility decreased across America. By Ronald Blum. UPCOMING, 800 words, AP Photos, by 2 p.m. MDT.



MOSCOW — What’s a viewer to choose? The Wimbledon men’s singles final could be in the third or fourth set when the World Cup final between France and Croatia kicks off. FIFA moved up the kickoff time by several hours from previous tournaments. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich and Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 600 words, AP Photos, by 5 p.m. MDT


LONDON — Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic meet for the 52nd time — more matchups than any other pair of men in tennis history — when they play each other in the Wimbledon semifinals Friday. John Isner of the U.S. and Kevin Anderson of South Africa face off in the other semifinal. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 750 words, AP Photos.


— TEN--WIMBLEDON-WOMEN’S FINAL. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 625 words, AP photos.



— EXPRESS LANE TOLL RATES — The maximum toll rate for Interstate 15 express lanes is being doubled in a bid to ease commuter crowding around Salt Lake City.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING SURVIVORS-TOWN HALL — Survivors of the Florida high school shooting massacre have secured a new venue for their planned Utah gun reform town hall after a suburban movie theater revoked its earlier offer.

— GRAND CANYON-FIRE RESTRICTIONS — With monsoon storms significantly lowering the fire danger risk, fire restrictions are being lifted at the entire Grand Canyon National Park.

— PROSECUTORS-FIRING SQUAD — A county prosecutor in Ohio who is frustrated by death row appeals says he wants the state to bring back death by firing squad amid complaints about lethal injection.



PROVO, Utah — A hazmat suit and respirator is what Jared Herbert typically wears to work. If passersby ask what he is working on, he tells them he’s just cleaning a house. Or taking care of a residential chemical contamination. He never gives the real reason why his cleaning crew travels in unmarked vans to rip out carpet, scrub air ducts or load furniture into a dumpster. “We keep it as discreet as we can,” he explained. “You want to know that someone has meth in your neighborhood, but you also don’t want to know, you know?” Herbert works as a foreman for Meth Mob, a local Provo decontamination company focused on cleaning “meth houses.” By Ashley Stilson. The Daily Herald. SENT: 2065 words, AP Photos.

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