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AP-NM--New Mexico News Coverage Advisory, NM

May 17, 2018

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, 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

NAVAJO PRESIDENTIAL RACE

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The filing period opens Thursday for Navajos seeking to become president on the country’s largest American Indian reservation. The race typically draws more than a dozen contenders. By Felicia Fonseca. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 500 words.

TRUMP-IMMIGRATION

WASHINGTON — While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as “animals” — drawing a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders for the harsh rhetoric. Trump’s remark at meeting with local leaders was in response to a complaint about gang members. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,020 words, photos, video.

ALSO:

— KOCH-LUJAN GRISHAM-LUJAN: A Koch brothers-funded group is “thanking” two New Mexico Democratic members of Congress for supporting proposals aimed at helping young immigrants.

— FATAL EXPLOSION-NEW MEXICO: An autopsy report says the three people who were killed in a tank battery explosion near Carlsbad last year died of fatal burns.

— ZOO VANDALISM: Police say four New Mexico juveniles are being questioned after security footage showed a group jumping over a zoo fence into a monkey area.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Jeff Samardzija (1-2, 6.94 ERA) pitches the opener against Colorado in the Giants’ first matchup of 2018 with the division rival Rockies. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 7:15 p.m. PDT.

HKN--BUILDING THE KNIGHTS

LAS VEGAS — Bill Foley bought much more than just an NHL team when he paid a whopping $500 million for an expansion franchise. The Vegas Golden Knights’ improbable success is all built on the incredibly favorable expansion draft terms given to their deep-pocketed owner. He has been rewarded with an incredible debut season from that uncommonly deep collection of talent. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 2 p.m. PDT.

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