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AP-TX--Texas News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, TX

August 28, 2018

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Texas. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 972-991-2100.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org

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UPCOMING:

3D GUN-LAWSUIT

AUSTIN, Texas — Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, holds a news conference Tuesday in Austin to respond to a federal judge in Seattle blocking the Trump administration’s order allowing Wilson’s company to post online plans for untraceable 3D guns. By Jim Vertuno. UPCOMING: 500 words.

TEXAS OFFICER-MURDER TRIAL

DALLAS — A jury resumes deliberations Tuesday in the Dallas trial of a white former Texas police officer charged with fatally shooting an unarmed black teenager who was leaving a house party last year. By Ryan Tarinelli. Expanded story on merits.

AMBULANCE CONTRACT-KICKBACKS

OKLAHOMA CITY — The former CEO of an Oklahoma ambulance services agency has agreed to pay $80,000 to settle a civil kickback lawsuit filed in Texas. UPCOMING: 250 words.

OIL PIPELINE-ETP LAWSUIT

BISMARCK, N.D. — Twenty environmental and civil liberties groups are launching a task force aimed at fighting back against lawsuits they believe are aimed at limiting free speech and silencing critics. Among them are Greenpeace and the Center for Constitutional Rights, which have been fighting a racketeering lawsuit filed by the Dallas-based developer of the Dakota Access oil pipeline. By Blake Nicholson. UPCOMING: 400 words.

UNIVERSITIES-TRADEMARK BULLIES

Never get between a university and its trademarks. That’s the lesson dozens of people learn every year when they unwittingly provoke the wrath of big universities and the lawyers they hire to protect their mascots, slogans and logos. Records gathered by The Associated Press show that some major universities send their lawyers after even slight perceived threats to their brands, sending flurries of letters threatening legal action or trying to block new trademarks deemed too close to their own. By Collin Binkley. SENT: 960 words, with photos.

IN BRIEF:

— DRUG THEFT-GUARDSMAN ARRESTED — A Texas National Guard soldier part of the state’s border protection buildup has been accused of stealing from U.S. Customs and Border Protection methamphetamine that federal agents had seized.

— WOMAN-DOORBELL — Authorities in Texas are trying to find a woman who was captured on video ringing a doorbell in the middle of the night.

— FLAGSTAFF AIRPORT SERVICE — The Flagstaff, Arizona, airport will offer non-stop service to Denver, starting next year.

SPOT MEMBER EXCHANGE:

Pending.

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