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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 15, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Arizona.

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise.

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



WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at the U.S.-Mexico border. By Colleen Long and Jill Colvin. SENT: 890 words, photos.


— MIGRANT CARAVAN: The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents in Tijuana, Mexico, with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join them before making their next moves. By Elliot Spagat and Maria Verza. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, video.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The “New Mexico True” tourism brand developed by outgoing Republican Gov. Susana Martinez may be expanded under Democratic Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham. By Russell Contreras. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


— HIKER RESCUED-PHOENIX: Authorities in Phoenix performed a nighttime rescue by using a helicopter to airlift an injured hiker off South Mountain early Thursday morning.

— GIRLFRIEND KILLED: A federal jury has convicted an Arizona man for the first-degree murder of his girlfriend, and of other violent crimes including using a machete to assault two Navajo Nation police officers who arrived to investigate the killing.

— FINANCIAL ADVISER SENTENCED: The Arizona Attorney General’s office says a former financial adviser has been sentenced to six years imprisonment for stealing money from dormant bank accounts.

— AUTO PARTS MANUFACTURER FINED: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials say an Arizona auto parts manufacturer will pay a $200,000 fine for selling pollution control bypass equipment. T

— TEACHER-MOLESTATIONS SENTENCING: A Gilbert man has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for molesting two 6-year-old girls while he was a kindergarten teacher on the Gila River Indian Community.


DALLAS — Three weeks before his team’s fossil finds were to go on display at one of the world’s most famous natural history museums, Louis Jacobs stood in a basement lab at Southern Methodist University sanding the lower jaw of a 72-million-year-old sea monster. His colleague Michael Polcyn sat nearby, dabbing sealant on a model of the animal’s upper jaw and skull. White dust hovered in the air.. By Anna Kuchment, The Dallas Morning News. SENT: 2,060 words, pursuing photos.



GLENDALE, Ariz. — It’s not exactly a clash of titans when the Oakland Raiders (1-8) visit the Arizona Cardinals (2-7). It is a game, not surprisingly, that each team sees as an opportunity for a rare win. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m. MST.


Washington State is looking to stay on track for its first Pac-12 North title and longshot bid for a College Football Playoff berth. The Cougars seek their first 10-win season since 2003. Arizona is seeking to become bowl eligible in Coach Kevin Sumlin’s first season. SENT: 320 wordsl.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Nashville Predators visit the Arizona Coyotes.


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