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BC-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

April 10, 2019

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

Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Phoenix bureau at 602-258-8934 or aparizona@ap.org.

This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

BLACK HOLE

WASHINGTON — Scientists on Wednesday used data from eight radio telescopes, including one in Arizona, to reveal the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting its hot, shadowy edges where light bends around itself in a cosmic funhouse effect. By Seth Borenstein. SENT: 830 words, photos.

BORDER SECURITY-DEMOCRATS

WASHINGTON — Under pressure to show they have solutions, Democrats are honing proposals to address the surge of families entering the U.S. at the southern border, a problem they say President Donald Trump’s restrictive immigration policies are enflaming. Bu Alan Fram. SENT: 910 words, photos.

With:

_ TRUMP-IMMIGRATION: President Donald Trump says there’s only one person in charge of his immigration policy: Him. By Colleen Long and Jill Colvin. SENT: 920 words, photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

_ FIRE WARNINGS-ARIZONA: Fire danger warnings blanket much of the southern half of Arizona into Wednesday evening due to strong winds, dry fuels and low humidity.

_ BORDER FENCE CONTRACTS: The Army Corps of Engineers has awarded contracts totaling nearly $1 billion for removal and replacement of vehicle fencing with pedestrian fencing along two sections of the U.S.-Mexico border.

_ AMERICAN CEO-SPILLED DRINKS: An American Airlines flight attendant says she was mortified when a passenger accidentally bumped her and she dropped a tray of drinks on her boss — CEO Doug Parker.

_ PHOENIX-FREEWAYS CLOSED: Authorities say unspecified police activity at a major freeway interchange in central Phoenix has closed portions of several freeways during the Wednesday morning commute.

_ STATE FORESTER: Interim State Forester David Tenney will now fill the position permanently.

_ HIGHWAYS REOPENINGS: The seasonal closings of several Arizona highways for winter will soon end.

_ CONSUMER ADVOCATE: Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has promoted the deputy director of the office that represents consumers before state utility regulators to lead the department.

_ RAINY DAY FUND: Gov. Doug Ducey has signed legislation allowing a big increase in the state’s rainy day fund.

_ GRAND CANYON WATCHTOWER: Officials at the Grand Canyon say they’re expanding programming at a historic watchtower where visitors can learn about Native American culture.

_ SELIGMAN-RACING FATALITY: Yavapai County authorities say a motorcyclist has died in a collision with a three-wheel ATV.

_ COACHELLA-TRAFFIC: ravelers planning to drive through the Indio area of the Southern California desert should prepare for heavy traffic each weekend for the rest of the month due to the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals.

SPORTS:

BKN--SUNS WRAPUP

PHOENIX _ The Phoenix Suns had another season near the bottom of the standings despite adding No. 1 pick Deandre Ayton. Devin Booker took another step in establishing himself as one of the NBA’s best young players. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

BBO--RANGERS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX _ Texas plays Arizona at Chase Field.

BKL--WIDE-OPEN DRAFT

NEW YORK _ For the first time in a long time there is no real consensus No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft. The Las Vegas Aces have the top choice in Wednesday night’s draft and could take any of Asia Durr, Jackie Young and Teaira McCowan or they could go in a completely different direction and trade the pick. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. SENT: 550 words.

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