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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

February 13, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



PHOENIX _ Many parents of children who don’t look like them weren’t surprised when to hear that Cindy McCain inaccurately reported a woman for human trafficking because she was at the airport with a child of a different ethnicity, prompting police intervention. Mixed-race families regularly face suspicion and doubt _ and the assumption that they’re the nanny. By Jonathan Cooper. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


WASHINGTON _ Under mounting pressure from his own party, President Donald Trump appears to be grudgingly leaning toward accepting an agreement that would head off a threatened second government shutdown but provide just a fraction of the money he’s been demanding for his Mexican border wall. By Jill Colvin, Andrew Taylor, Alan Fram and Jonathan Lemire. SENT: 1,200 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Developments expected, bill text to be released late in the day, 900 words by 5 p.m. EST., photos. .


_ BORDER SECURITY-WHO WON: The undisputed grand prize at stake for President Donald Trump in the border security talks was money for his proposed wall with Mexico. He flat out got much less than he demanded. But Democrats gave ground, too. By Alan Fram. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos.


TUCSON, Ariz. _ A man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2010 shooting death of a Border Patrol agent in the southern Arizona desert is convicted of first-degree murder and other charges. SENT: 330 words, photo.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ Lawmakers in several states have proposed legislation calling for examinations into the deaths and disappearances of Native American women amid concerns law enforcement lacks the data and resources needed to tackle a problem described by some as a deepening crisis. By Mary Hudetz. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.


MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel marches on despite the arrest, extradition and now conviction in New York of its notorious leader, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, and the proof of this lies is in huge, multi-drug shipments detected on the border in recent weeks. By Maria Vera and Mark Stevenson. SENT: 1,080 words.


_ EL CHAPO-PRISON _ Experts say Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman will likely be sentenced to the ADX Supermax in Florence, Colorado, the most secure prison ever constructed in the United States. The facility houses some of the most notorious criminals to ever set foot in an American courtroom, including “Unabomber” Ted Kaczynski and Sept. 11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui. By Jim Mustian. SENT: 790 words, photos.


_ US ATTORNEY FOR ARIZONA: The top aide to Arizona’s attorney general is President Donald Trump’s pick to head the U.S. Attorney’s Office for Arizona, a position filled on an acting basis by the office’s top assistant for over two years.

_ MICHELLE OBAMA-MOM’S TEXT: It appears Michelle Obama received a reality check from her mom following her appearance at the Grammys.

_ MARICOPA SUPERVISORS-VACANCY: The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors has plenty of applicants with governmental experience to choose from Wednesday when picking a replacement for a supervisor who resigned.

_ TASK FORCE DRUG ARRESTS: A state-led gang task force has made 85 arrests as part of a sweeping effort to take down drug-dealing operations in eastern Arizona.

_ TELEMARKETER INDICTED: A state grand jury has indicted a Goodyear man in a telemarketing scheme that offered people fraudulent opportunities to work from home.



LOS ANGELES _ The Los Angeles Clippers return from a six-game road trip and host the Phoenix Suns, who they have an 11-game winning streak against. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 10:30 p.m. EST.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ The Arizona Diamondbacks open their third season under manager Torey Lovullo with questions at the back end of their rotation and at closer. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.


BOULDER, Colo. _ Arizona State plays Colorado at Coors Events Center.


Conference leader Washington at Washington State headlines the week in the Pac-12. The Huskies hold a three-game lead with a month left in the season. The Cougars are coming off their first road sweep of the Arizona schools since 2007. By John Marshall. SENT: 470 words, photos.


SURPRISE, Ariz. _ The Royals signed Brad Boxberger late in the offseason, and now have one more capable arm to compete in what is a wide open bullpen during spring training. By Alan Eskew. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m. CT.


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