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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

September 21, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Pacific.

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

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TRUMP

LAS VEGAS — His own political fortunes intrinsically linked to his party holding control of Congress, President Donald Trump on Thursday offered full-throated support for the most vulnerable incumbent Republican senator, while unleashing a torrent of grievances against Democrats and the news media and claiming they are sabotaging his administration. By Jonathan Lemire and Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,070 words, with AP Photos NVEV125, NVEV102, NVJL206, NVJL208, NVJL205, NVJL210, NVEV116, NVEV110. With: TRUMP-THE LATEST

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-LAWSUITS

LAS VEGAS — A U.S. judge said Friday he wants more documents and testimony about jurisdictional questions before deciding if negligence lawsuits stemming from the shooting that killed 58 people and injured more than 850 last year on the Las Vegas Strip should be heard in state or federal court. By Ken Ritter. AP Photos.

NEVADA WILDFIRE-FEMA APPEAL

RENO — The state of Nevada and members of Congress are again appealing to the U.S. government to reverse an earlier decision to deny disaster assistance to a remote rural area ravaged by a huge wildfire near the Idaho line. SENT: 440 words.

REFER:

MICHELLE OBAMA TOUR

NEW YORK — Check out the upcoming events at Chicago’s United Center and you’ll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Manaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady Michelle Obama, to launch her book tour in November. Obama is scheduled to headline a get-out-the-vote rally in Las Vegas on Sunday. By National Writer Hillel Italie. SENT: 780 words, with AP Photos NYET501, NYET503.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-UTILITIES

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company’s mismanagement. The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 550 words.

MORMONS-BOY SCOUTS

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s new youth program it will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. By Brady McCombs. SENT: 400 words. With AP file photos.

IN BRIEF:

— FOUR DEAD-NEVADA: Authorities say four people were found dead in a burning house in an apparent murder-suicide during a family argument in Hendeson outside Las Vegas.

— NEVADA WILDFIRE-TARGET SHOOTERS: Northern Nevada fire investigators say target shooters sparked a wildland blaze that has burned about 184 acres north of Reno.

— WASHOE COUNTY JUDGE FINED: A family court judge in Reno has been fined $2,500 for making inappropriate remarks about women last year at a meeting on domestic violence.

SPORTS:

FBN-RUNNING BACKS-RANKINGS

Todd Gurley of the Los Angeles Rams is the league’s best running back, as ranked by a panel of AP NFL writers. Le’Veon Bell, though he has yet to sign with the Steelers, comes in second. By Pro Football Writer Dave Campbell. SENT: 500 words, photos.

FBN-GORE & LYNCH

ALAMEDA, Calif. — At an age when most running backs are in retirement, Frank Gore and Marshawn Lynch are still producing. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 3 p.m.

HKN-NHL RDP

QUEBEC CITY — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist to help the Montreal Canadiens beat the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals 5-2 on Thursday night at the Videotron Centre. Michael Chaput, Jacob de la Rose, Artturi Lehkonen and Rinat Valiev also scored for Montreal, and Charlie Lindgren stopped 11 of 13 shots. The Canadiens won for the first time in three exhibition games. SENT: 720 words, with AP Photos JQB110, JQB101, MIDB112, MNAK105, NYMA107, EDM102.

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EXCHANGE RURAL NEVADA-MARIJUANA

LAS VEGAS — Despite more marijuana licenses available from the state, parts of rural Nevada continue to shun the business. But in other parts of rural Nevada, seeds of industry might be sprouting. By Wade Tyler Millward. SENT: 480 words, with AP Photos NVLAS202, NVLAS201. For release at will.

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