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AP-NM--New Mexico Coverage Advisory, NM

November 9, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

LATINA GOVERNORS

SANTA FE, N.M. — An unusual transition between two Latina governors is under way in New Mexico, a state with a long history of Hispanics in politics and where women are now consistently rising to the top. By Morgan Lee. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Developing from noon MST media availability following transition meeting between outgoing Republican governor and incoming Democratic successor.

IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM SEEKERS

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Friday invoked extraordinary national security powers to deny asylum to migrants who enter the country illegally, tightening the border as caravans of Central Americans slowly approach the United States. By Colleen Long. SENT: 920 words, photos.

MIGRANT CARAVAN

MEXICO CITY — Thousands of Central American migrants decided to depart Mexico City early Friday and head toward the northern city of Tijuana, opting for the longer but likely safer route to the U.S. border. By Maria Verza and Christopher Sherman. SENT: 850 words, photos.

IN BRIEF

— HONEYWELL PLANT CLOSURE: Honeywell Aerospace is planning to move from Albuquerque, leaving potentially hundreds employees without jobs.

— INMATE RELEASED BY MISTAKE: Authorities say a man who fooled officers into releasing him early from New Mexico’s largest local jail this year has been killed in Mexico.

SPORTS:

HKN--RACE AND HOCKEY

WASHINGTON — Devante Smith-Pelly sat in the penalty box in Chicago as fans yelled, “Basketball! Basketball! Basketball!” at him, a sharply embarrassing display last season that grabbed unwanted headlines for a league eager to embrace diversity on and off the ice. As a black hockey player, Smith-Pelly was angry about it but it wasn’t a surprise, not to him. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 850 words, file photos, video.

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