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AP-UT--Utah News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, UT

July 12, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an early 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 Brady McCombs at 801-322-3405 or bmccombs@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.


SALT LAKE CITY — Utah lawmakers are starting to hammer out a way to collect sales tax on online purchases after a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling cheered by state leaders. By Lindsay Whitehurst. UPCOMING: About 350 words by 2 p.m.



WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says all eligible small children separated from their families as a result of its zero-tolerance immigration policy have been reunited with their parents. But nearly half of the children under 5 remain separated from their families because of safety concerns, the deportation of their parents and other issues, the administration said. By Colleen Long. SENT: 600 words, with AP Photo NYR106.


WASHINGTON — Chief Justice John Roberts will soon lose his majority on the Supreme Court. With Judge Brett Kavanaugh nominated to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy, Harvard Law’s 5-3 advantage over Yale could become a 4-4 tie. The justices’ all-Ivy background — Ruth Bader Ginsburg has a law degree from Columbia — is just one way Kavanaugh should feel right at home if confirmed to the Supreme Court. By Mark Sherman. SENT: 780 words, with AP Photo DCMC203.



BOSTON — Anticipating renewed fights over abortion, some governors and state lawmakers already are looking for ways to enhance or dismantle the right in their own constitutions and laws. By David A. Lieb and Steve Leblanc. SENT: 1,000 words, with AP Photos BX801, BX802, BX803, BX804, BX805.



UNDATED — When the Alliance of American Football makes its first snap next February, there could be lots of familiar names playing for each of the eight teams, including one in Salt Lake City. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. SENT: 780 words.


— UTAH FLOODS — Flash floods in southern Utah have closed several roads and trails at Zion National Park.

— PEDESTRIAN KILLED-UTAH INTERSTATE — The Utah Highway Patrol has identified the man who was hit and killed by a vehicle weeks ago on U.S. Interstate 215 in Salt Lake City and is asking for the public’s help to track down suspects in the possible hit-and-run.


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