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BC-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

January 1, 2019

Good afternoon. Here’s an updated look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Utah.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Salt Lake City bureau at 801-322-3405 or apsaltlake@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

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

TOP STORIES:

CHILD SEX ABUSE VICTIMS-TESTIFYING

SALT LAKE CITY _ The Utah Court of Appeals is considering whether defense attorneys should be able to compel children to testify against those accused of sexually abusing them or be allowed to avoid what their lawyers say causes more trauma, the Deseret News reports. SENT: 350 words.

CONGRESS-TRUMP CRITICS

WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump’s most prominent GOP critics on Capitol Hill are days away from completing their Senate careers, raising the question of who — if anyone — will take their place as willing to publicly criticize a president who remains popular with nearly 9 in 10 Republican voters. By Kevin Freking. Sent: 910 words, photos.

SPORTS:

BKN--JAZZ-RAPTORS

TORONTO_ Injured All-Star guard Kyle Lowry will be sidelined for the eighth time in nine games when the Raptors host the Utah Jazz. Toronto has won three straight at home. By Ian Harrison. Game time 7:30 p.m. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos

HOLIDAY BOWL

SAN DIEGO _ A cold, hard rain in normally warm, dry San Diego made the Northwestern Wildcats feel right at home, especially as they enjoyed a downpour of Utah turnovers in the Holiday Bowl. In a dizzying nine-minute stretch of the third quarter, the Wildcats turned three turnovers into 21 points to stun the No. 20 Utes 31-20 Monday night. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 965 words, AP photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ UTAH GUARD DEPLOYMENT _ Members of the Utah National Guard will deploy as part of an effort to maintain critical infrastructure for the U.S. Army Cyber Command.

_ SKIER DIES _ Police say a 63-year-old man has died after he crashed into a tree while skiing at a Salt Lake City-area resort.

_ BRIAN HEAD-FIREWORKS _ Southern Utah’s Brian Head Resort canceled its New Year’s Eve fireworks show because of snowy weather.

_ LOVE-CONGRESS VOTES _ Outgoing U.S. Rep. Mia Love of Utah missed almost 84 percent of votes in the U.S. House since she lost her re-election in November.

_ DUI LIMIT-UTAH _ Utah troopers say they have not yet arrested any drivers under the state’s new lowered DUI threshold.

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