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AP-UT--Utah News Digest, UT

September 26, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-ANITA HILL

SALT LAKE CITY — Three decades after she detailed allegations of sexual harassment at the U.S. Senate, Anita Hill will speak on the eve of another Supreme Court confirmation hearing involving allegations of sexual misconduct. She’s expected to give historical context and comment at for her pivotal 1991 testimony in the lecture at the University of Utah. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos. Developing from speech set for 7 p.m. MDT.

WITH:

— SCOTUS-ANITA HILL-KAVANAUGH: Her 1991 testimony against Clarence Thomas riveted the nation, but failed to derail his nomination to the Supreme Court. Now, 27 years later, Anita Hill says the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing — with no FBI investigation and no witness testimony — is destined to be unfair, just as she and many others felt the Thomas hearing was. By Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 890 words, photos.

GUNS-STATE LEGISLATURES

A 50-state AP analysis of all gun legislation passed this year in state legislatures finds the back-to-back shooting tragedies in Las Vegas and Parkland, Fla., were not the legislative turning point gun-control supporters had hoped they would be. By Ryan J. Foley. SENT: 1,930 words, photos. Moved in advance.

With:

— GUNS-STATE LEGISLATURES-BUMP STOCKS: Even President Donald Trump promised to ban bump stock devices after last year’s massacre in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. The federal government has failed to do since then, and action by the states has been only sporadic. The devices allow AR-style weapons to mimic fully automatic fire and were little known before being employed by the Las Vegas gunman. By Lisa Marie Pane. SENT: 440 words, photo. Moved in advance.

GRIZZLIES AND WOLVES

BILLINGS, Mont. — A court ruling that blocked grizzly bear hunts in the U.S. West carries far wider political implications amid a push by Congress for sweeping changes to how imperiled species are managed. The ruling restored protections for more than 700 grizzlies in and around Yellowstone National Park. It will likely force federal wildlife officials to reconsider their piecemeal approach to restoring bruins across the Northern Rockies. By Matthew Brown. SENT: 650 words.

BRIEFS:

— MISSING TEENS-BODIES FOUND: Police say a man charged in the deaths of two Utah teenagers found down an abandoned mine shaft has discussed the slayings during hundreds of jailhouse phone calls.

— NAVAJO TECH-JOB TRAINING: More than $1 million is being awarded to Navajo Technical University to build a training center to help displaced workers from the energy sector develop new skills.

— TED NATT AWARD: The Oregonian/OregonLive is the winner of the 2018 Ted Natt First Amendment Award for its commitment to fighting for access to public records and the principles of open government.

SPORTS:

FBC-T25-COLLEGE FOOTBALL PICKS

Playoff implications in the last week of September. Two top-10 matchups highlight the college football weekend. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 900 words, with photos, by noon.

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