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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

September 27, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 —Christine Blasey Ford told the Senate Judiciary Committee and a riveted nation Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in a locked room at a 1980s high school party, as the panel began an extraordinary and historic hearing at which Kavanaugh hoped to salvage his Supreme Court nomination. An Arizona prosecutor has a key role in the hearing. By Lisa Mascaro, Alan Fram and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,630 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Updates.


— FATALLY INJURED DRIVER: Surprise police say the death of a 19-year-old man found fatally injured in a vehicle is being investigated as a homicide.

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED-ID: Authorities have identified a pedestrian who died in west Phoenix after being struck by a semi-truck last week.

— MARKETING CALLS-FCC FINE: The Federal Communications Commission has proposed a $37.5 million fine against a Tucson company for allegedly placing more than 2.3 million “maliciously-spoofed” telemarketing calls to sell home-remodeling services during a 14-month span starting in 2016.

— BORDER-SEX OFFENDER ARRESTED: Border Patrol agents say a convicted sex offender deported from California has been caught in Arizona.



No. 19 Oregon at No. 24 California highlights this week in the Pac-12. UPCOMING: 400 words.


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