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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, NV

May 17, 2018

Good morning. Here’s an early 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

LAS VEGAS SHOOTING

LAS VEGAS — Police documents released about the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history include reports from at least two people who said a person they believed to be the gunman ranted in the days prior to last October’s Las Vegas Strip attack about the federal government and gun control. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 810 words, photos.

NEVADA GOVERNOR-LAXALT

RENO, Nev. — Attorney General Adam Laxalt, who is seeking the Nevada GOP gubernatorial nomination, speaks to a gathering of the Republican Men’s Club of Northern Nevada. Filing on merits.

SPORTS:

HKN--GOLDEN KNIGHTS-TICKLING GOALIE

LAS VEGAS — Marc-Andre Fleury gave Blake Wheeler quite an earful. During a scrum behind Vegas’ net with 2:34 left in the second period of the Golden Knights’ 4-2 victory over Winnipeg, Fleury reached over with his left hand and tickled the left ear of the Jets’ unsuspecting Blake Wheeler. SENT: 220 words, photo.

HKN-TIM-DAHLBERG-NHL-PLAYOFFS

LAS VEGAS — A year ago at this time the Vegas Golden Knights had one minor league player on an otherwise empty roster and no idea what to expect when an entire team was finally assembled. Now, they are two wins away from playing for the Stanley Cup. By Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 860 words, photos.

NCAA-SPORTS GAMBLING-HOSTS

INDIANAPOLIS — The NCAA is opening a door for states with legalized sports gambling to host NCAA championship events. The governing body for college sports on Monday announced a “temporary” lifting of a ban that prevented events like college basketball’s NCAA Tournament from being hosted in states that accept wagers on single games. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 12 p.m.

RAC--HORSE RACING-SPORTS BETTING

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Horse racing wants to bring new fans to the rail and track owners hope the Supreme Court’s decision to lift the ban on sports betting provides an opportunity. Race tracks in many states will be among the first to allow sports gambling. Track owners believe this is an advantage since many racetracks already offer casino gambling with slot machines and table games — popularly known as racinos. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 970 words, photos.

ENTERTAINMENT:

— PEOPLE-BACKSTREET-BOYS — The Backstreet Boys have a new single. With photo.

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