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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest - 6 pm, AZ

May 18, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

BORDER ARRESTS-FLIGHTS

SAN DIEGO — The Border Patrol has begun flying migrants arrested in South Texas to San Diego for processing and may begin flights to Detroit, Miami and Buffalo, New York, in an attempt to distribute its work more evenly across the country. By Elliot Spagat and Colleen Long. SENT: 600 words.

HAVASUPAI-INTERNET

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ The federal government has granted the Havasupai Tribe’s application for a permanent license that will allow the tribe to retain and expand internet access on the remote reservation. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 525 words.

PRISON HEALTH CARE

PHOENIX _ Two companies that provide health care in prisons across the United States has agreed to pay $950,000 to resolve a lawsuit that alleged it discriminated against employees with disabilities by failing to accommodate them, requiring them to be fully healed before they can return to work, and firing them. By Jacques Billeaud. SENT: 400 words.

TRUMP IMMIGRATION-LEGAL CHALLENGE

Richmond, Virginia — The federal appeals court has ruled the Trump administration acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner when it sought to end an Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation. SENT: 400 words, photo.

GRUMPY CAT-DEATH

MORRISTOWN, Ariz. _ Grumpy Cat, whose sourpuss expression entertained millions on the internet and spawned hundreds of memes, national television commercials and even a movie, died at age 7. SENT: 330 words, photos, video.

SINEMA-MCSALLY

PHOENIX _ Arizona Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Martha McSally are scheduled to speak to an Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry event to give an update on action in Washington D.C. By Bob Christie. SENT: 350 words.

BORDER WALL-LAWSUITS

SAN FRANCISCO _ President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. By Daisy Nyugen and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 680 words.

IN BRIEF:

_WINSLOW POLICE SHOOTING: A federal court has dismissed the Navajo Nation’s lawsuit against the U.S. government and Winslow, Arizona over the police shooting of a tribal member.

_ELECTRIC SCOOTERS-PHOENIX: Phoenix officials are considering launching a pilot program to allow rentable electric scooters in the city.

_ATTORNEY DISBARRED-DISABILITY LAWS: lawyer who filed numerous lawsuits against small businesses claiming violations of disability access laws has been disbarred.

_DOCTOR CHARGED-OPIOIDS: Federal prosecutors in Wyoming have wrapped up their case against a doctor who is charged with operating a drug ring and distributing prescription drugs that resulted in the death of an Arizona woman.

_INTERSTATE REST AREA-CLOSURE: A rest area on Interstate 40 near the Arizona-New Mexico line is closed for renovations.

_ AIRPORT-BREASTFEEDING PODS: Mothers traveling through Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport will soon have private places to breastfeed.

SPORTS

BBN--GIANTS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX _ San Francisco right-hander Jeff Samardzija faces Arizona right-hander Merrill Kelly when the Giants and Diamondbacks open a three-game series. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 6:40 p.m. MST.

BBM--TEBOW’S JOURNEY

SYRACUSE, N.Y. _ Six weeks into his first year of Triple-A baseball, former quarterback Tim Tebow is struggling with the Syracuse Mets of the International League. By John Kekis. UPCOMING : 750 words, photos.

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