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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

August 31, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 —It’s Washington’s turn to say goodbye to John McCain. His way. The six-term Republican senator, who lived and worked in the nation’s capital over four decades, is lying in state under the U.S. Capitol rotunda for a ceremony and public visitation. By Laurie Kellman. SENT: 800 words. UPCOMING: Updates, photos, video.


— McCain-The Latest.

— AP Essay-End Of A Chapter: Aretha Franklin and John McCain exit the stage together in an American moment not unlike the period when each emerged. By Ted Anthony. SENT: 1,005 words, photos.

— MCCAIN-SENATE LIONS: Sen. John McCain is being remembered one of the last lions of the Senate. That’s because the next generation of power players in the chamber are lionesses. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,070 words, photos.

— McCain-Connecticut: The city of New London, Connecticut, has placed a U.S. flag on the home where late U.S. Sen. John McCain lived as a child.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A blown tire on a semitrailer may be to blame for a deadly head-on crash with a Phoenix-bound commercial passenger bus along Interstate 40 in New Mexico near the Arizona border, according to authorities. By Susan Montoya Bryan and Alina Hartounian. SENT: 450 words, photos, video.


FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Weeks after water rushed through a northern Arizona canyon, sending tourists fleeing to higher ground, the tribe that calls the canyon home is ready to welcome visitors back to its reservation known for towering blue-green waterfalls. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 500 words.


BOISE, Idaho — Researchers have expanded a health-monitoring study of wildland firefighters after a previous study found season-long health declines and deteriorating reaction times. Eighteen firefighters who parachute from airplanes to battle flames are wearing advanced motion monitors this summer to track how they hold up. By Keith K. Ridler. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.


— EXPLOSIVES ARREST: Authorities say more than 40 pipe bombs, along with material to make dozens more, have been found in a Mesa man’s home.

— BORDER-DRUGS SEIZED: Border Patrol agents say they have arrested two U.S. citizens after a police dog discovered nearly $1 million worth of cocaine and heroin hidden in their vehicle near the border with Mexico.

— HUMANITARIAN WORKER-TRIAL: A volunteer for a group that tries to prevent immigrants from dying in the Arizona desert is scheduled for trial on Nov. 14 on charges that he illegally harbored people in the United States.

— JUSTICE OF THE PEACE-CENSURE: A Coconino County justice of the peace has been formally reprimanded by the Arizona Supreme Court for misconduct.



LOS ANGELES — Zack Greinke takes the mound for the NL West-leading Arizona Diamondbacks against Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers, who are two games back after losing the series opener. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 7 p.m. MST.


TUCSON, Ariz. — The Kevin Sumlin Era begins at Arizona on Saturday. The Wildcats should be tested right away with BYU coming to town. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words.


Herm Edwards is ready to step back on the sidelines, preparing to lead Arizona State in its season opener Saturday night against UTSA, and he’s favored to win, too. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words by 74p.m. MST.


PHOENIX — The Seattle Storm try to close out their first trip to the WNBA finals in eight years against the Phoenix Mercury. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words. Starts at 7 p.m. MST.


PHOENIX — A person with knowledge of the situation says Phoenix and Houston are close to finalizing a trade that would send forward Ryan Anderson to the Suns and point guard Brandon Knight to the Rockets. By Bob Baum. SENT: 340 words.


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