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

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TOP STORIES:

COLD CASE SLAYINGS

AURORA, Colorado — A Nevada inmate convicted of attacking a couple with an ax handle after escaping from two Arizona sheriff's deputies being charged with killing four people with a hammer in suburban Denver over 30 years ago, authorities announced Friday. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 430 words. UPCOMING: Photos.

CORTEZ MASTO

LAS VEGAS — Nevada Democratic Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto talks with reporters about her priorities and business before the U.S. Senate. By Michelle Price. UPCOMING: 500 words from event starting at 10:30 a.m. PDT. UPCOMING: 130 words, then 500 words.

UTILITIES COMMISSION-CHAIRMAN

CARSON CITY — Gov. Brian Sandoval has appointed one of his former deputy chiefs of staff to serve as chairman of the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. Sandoval said Friday Ann Wilkinson is an experienced attorney with extensive experience in both utility and administrative law. SENT: 170 words.

GRAND CANYON-RIVER CONTRACTS

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The National Park Service has canceled a contract proposal to run commercial rafting trips in the Grand Canyon after backlash over higher franchise fees. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 670 words.

ICYMI: TECH BILLIONAIRE-ARREST

LAS VEGAS — Tech billionaire and advocate of crime victims Henry T. Nicholas III is facing drug counts after being arrested along with a woman Tuesday at a Las Vegas Strip casino-resort. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 440 words, photos.

FRAUD SENTENCE

HONOLULU — A Las Vegas woman was sentenced to 33 months in federal prison for stealing nearly $863,000 over four years from her Hawaii employer. SENT: 220 words.

BANK-FOSSIL FUELS

A San Francisco-based bank's decision to divest from fossil fuels has been met with threats of retaliation in states such as Wyoming that get much of their revenue from coal, oil and natural gas extraction. By Sarah Skidmore Sell and Mead Gruver. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m., photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — More than 1,000 firefighters battled Friday to keep a growing Southern California forest fire feeding on dry brush and trees from reaching foothill neighborhoods a day after flames roared to new ferocity and came within yards of homes. By Ringo H.W. Chiu and Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 760 words, video, photos.

US IMMIGRATION-DETENTION CENTER

DILLEY, Texas — A family immigration lockup in rural south Texas has become an epicenter for immigration policies that the Trump administration has tried to tighten. Housing 1,520 mothers and their children, about 10 percent are families who were temporarily separated under a "zero tolerance policy" that has since been reversed. Federal authorities say the detention center is informal whenever possible and accommodating to families — but advocates say problems remain. By Will Weissert. SENT: 910 words, photos.

GUN SAFETY-RUNNING FOR OFFICE

ATLANTA — A gun safety advocacy group that began in 2012 after 20 young children were shot down in their classrooms has grown since then and is increasingly focusing on getting its members into elected office. By Kate Brumback. SENT: 740 words.

EXCHANGE DOCTOR SHORTAGE

LAS VEGAS — Nevada's population continues to balloon, but since 2005 its physician-to-patient ratio has remained "pretty darn flat" despite efforts to attract more doctors to the state. By Jessie Bekker, Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 670 words, photos.

IN BRIEF

—ROSEN-WHEREABOUTS: Democratic Rep. Jacky Rosen has come in for criticism from her election opponent for skipping two events in her district this week, including the opening of a new section of Interstate 11.

—MEDICAL MARIJUANA-WEST WENDOVER: The West Wendover City Council has approved a land sale and lease that clears the way for the first medical marijuana facility in Elko County.

SPORTS:

OLY--GANONG-TAHOE COFFEE SHOP

RENO, Nev. — An Olympic skier and a professional snowboarder have teamed up to open a coffee shop near Lake Tahoe. SENT: 180 words.

BKL--WNBA PLAYOFF CHASE

NEW YORK — Maya Moore and the Minnesota Lynx are back in the postseason. The defending champions still have a long way to go to get a bye or two in the first round. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 630 words.

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