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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

September 18, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LAREDO, Texas — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor charged in the killings of four women knew the victims and targeted them for their vulnerability, authorities say, as some feared more deaths at the hands of the agent remained undiscovered. By Susan Montoya Bryan and Matt Sedensky. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.


WASHINGTON — The U.S. will slash the number of refugees it will accept for a second straight year, insisting amid criticism from human rights groups that the country is still committed to providing sanctuary to people fleeing the world’s danger zones. By Susannah George. SENT: 770 words, photos.


MEXICO CITY — Throughout Mexico City, uninhabited buildings with gaping cracks lean at precarious angles and some displaced people are still living outdoors a year after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake killed 228 people in the capital and 141 more in nearby states. Bureaucracy and physical and legal hurdles have delayed demolition of hundreds of tottering structures. And corruption has continually undermined attempts to enforce building codes. By Mark Stevenson and Peter Orsi. SENT: 1,370 words, photos.


— BORDER METH SMUGGLING: Border Patrol agents near Yuma say a Mexican citizen with a border crossing card was caught trying to smuggle large amounts of methamphetamine.

— CROSS-BORDER SEWAGE: Authorities in an Arizona county bordering Mexico have declared a state of local emergency in response to raw sewage leaking into the U.S. from the Mexican state of Sonora.



PHOENIX — Kyle Hendricks received a standing ovation from Chicago Cubs fans in Arizona for merely laying down a sacrifice bunt in the top of the ninth inning. He earned all that applause away from home with the way he pitched on the mound. Hendricks took a one-hit shutout into the ninth and the Cubs stifled the Arizona Diamondbacks in a 5-1 win Monday night to open their important three-game series. By Jose M. Romero. SENT: 800 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES —Joc Pederson hit two homers, Max Muncy added a three-run shot and the Los Angeles Dodgers moved back into first place in the NL West with an 8-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. By Doug Padilla. SENT: 700 words, photos.


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