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AP-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

November 23, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@ap.org

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

NEW MEXICO FOSSIL DISCOVERY

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The New Mexico Museum of Natural History says the earliest known example of a plant-eating reptile has been found in the fossil record in southern New Mexico. The museum made the announcement this week, saying the structure of the skull, jaws and teeth of the sail-backed reptile indicate it was a herbivore and that such specialized plant-eating wasn’t known previously in reptiles older than about 200 million years. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

TRIBAL CASINOS-DISPUTES

PHOENIX — A Scottsdale’s man who didn’t get the winnings he expected from playing a slot machine at an Arizona tribal casino provided him with a learning experience that tribes, not the state, regulate tribal casinos in the state. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN

TIJUANA, Mexico — The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and says that he has asked the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived in the city. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Longer version.

IN BRIEF:

— ALBUQUERQUE OFFICER SHOT-TRIAL: A man charged with fatally shooting an Albuquerque police officer has pleaded no contest to one of the felony offenses.

SPORTS:

BKN--MAGIC-NUGGETS

DENVER — The Orlando Magic kick off a five-game trip Friday night in Denver against a Nuggets team that’s trying to get back on track after a 9-1 start. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game time is 9 p.m. EST.

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