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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

March 26, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada.

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 Pacific.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

HARRY REID-INJURY

LAS VEGAS _ Opening arguments begin in a lawsuit by former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid against the makers of an exercise band that he says slipped from his hand in 2015 and caused him to fall, leaving him injured and blind in one eye. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version, photos.

MINE FATALITY-NEVADA

ELKO, Nev. _ Federal mine-safety regulators have issued a citation to a Nevada mine operator, saying a worker was killed in the cave-in of 67 tons of fill material because the mine didn’t take adequate steps to protect personnel in work areas. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

SUPREME COURT-BUMP STOCKS

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is so far declining to stop the Trump administration from enforcing its ban on bump stock devices, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire like machine guns. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Prospects uncertain.

IN BRIEF:

_ ELKO RAPE ARREST: ELKO, Nev. _ Elko County sheriff’s deputies have arrested a 26-year-old man accused of raping a woman he met on an online dating site.

_ MISSING WOMAN-BODY: A woman who authorities say helped her brother avoid arrest in the slaying of a woman whose body was found in her submerged SUV in western Indiana has entered a plea agreement.

SPORTS:

BKC--NCAA TOURNAMENT MONEY

An NCAA Tournament upset or at-large bid is like winning the lottery for the smaller conferences in college basketball. They often use it to fund conference-wide initiatives to improve the quality of basketball, giving their teams a better chance to be the next Cinderella team of March Madness. But an exclusive AP analysis of more than $3 billion paid out over more than 20 years shows those windfalls are becoming harder to come by as power conferences hoard tournament revenue. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 1,600 words, photos.

BBO--ADJUSTING TO THE MAJORS

PEORIA, Ariz. _ Aside from all the attention coming his way simply for his talent as a pitcher, Yusei Kikuchi is well aware his first season in the majors will be watched with additional intrigue. Because whether he wants to be or not, Kikuchi’s rookie season is a science experiment. An attempt to see whether pitchers brought from Asia to Major League Baseball should be handled differently in their first season. And if successful, Kikuchi could be viewed as a blueprint for the future. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 950 words.

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