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BC-UT--Utah Coverage Advisory, UT

May 20, 2019

Good morning. Here’s an updated 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 the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

DRONES-STATE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENTS

SALT LAKE CITY _ In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a survey obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release Monday. The report from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials shows a sharp increase in their use over the last few years, reflecting the rapid adoption of the technology by governments as well as hobbyists. By Lindsay Whitehurst. SENT: 540 words, AP Photos.

NEPAL-A SHERPA’S WISH

KATHMANDU, Nepal _ Apa Sherpa has stood on top of the world more times than all but one other person. Now he wants to make sure no one feels compelled to follow in his footsteps. As a boy growing up in Nepal, Sherpa dreamed of becoming a doctor, but poverty and lack of education steered him to a far more dangerous path : Working as a guide on Mount Everest, carrying climbing equipment and helping foreign mountaineers scale the world’s tallest peak. By Binaj Gurubacharya. SENT: 1,030 words, AP Photos.

IN BRIEF:

_YOUTUBE THREATS-ARREST _ An Orem man is accused of making online threats to shoot YouTube employees, going so far as to drive to their Northern California headquarters with a gun.

SPORTS

BBO--THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL

With players all over the American League’s offensive leaderboards, the Houston Astros have opened a sizable lead in the AL West. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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