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

June 8, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The fiercest primary election battle in Nevada this year is a race between two Democrats vying to become the swing state’s first Democratic governor in almost two decades. By Michelle L. Price. SENT: 925 words, AP Photos.


LAS VEGAS — The suspect in the stabbing deaths of a Vietnamese tour group operator and a male tour employee at a Las Vegas Strip casino-hotel was arrested Thursday in California. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 370 words, AP Photo.



WASHINGTON — A leader of House Republican moderates says a tentative deal with conservatives was being discussed to help young “Dreamer” immigrants stay in the U.S. legally. Conservatives said later that no agreement has been reached, underscoring how elusive it has been for the GOP to resolve its long-running schism over the issue. SENT: 860 words, AP Photos, AP Video.


WASHINGTON — The Trump administration says in a court filing it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions. SENT: 560 words, AP Photo.



LAS VEGAS — Alex Ovechkin put both hands to his head and screamed while he left the bench and skated into the thick of the Washington Capitals’ joyous celebration. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 1570 words, AP Photos.


LAS VEGAS — The Vegas Golden Knights’ quick exit from the Stanley Cup Final will do little to diminish the expansion franchise’s stupendous inaugural season. After uniting a city scarred by a mass shooting and taking their impossible dream to the postseason’s final round, the Golden Misfits face a busy offseason as they attempt to keep their core intact for an encore. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m. PDT.


WASHINGTON — Unafraid of the impending closing of the subway, Capitals fans partied in the streets Thursday night and into Friday morning to celebrate the franchise’s first Stanley Cup and the city’s first title in the major four professional sports since 1992. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 330 words, AP Photos. AP Video. AP Audios.


WASHINGTON — As checkered playoff histories go, the Washington Capitals haven’t been around nearly as long as some NHL teams. The track record was still long and sad. By Hockey Writer Stephen Whyno. SENT: 1400 words, AP Photos.


LAS VEGAS — Alex Ovechkin finally got to hoist the Stanley Cup. And then he raised the Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup Final. By W.G. Ramirez. SENT: 725 words, AP Photos.


LAS VEGAS — T.J. Oshie found his father on the ice amid the jubilant madness of the Washington Capitals’ postgame celebration and wrapped him in a fierce hug. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 610 words, AP Photos.


LAS VEGAS — Their story had been too good, their season way too magical. Then the script was suddenly flipped. And the storybook ending the Vegas Golden Knights had desperately hoped for became a story of another kind for the Washington Capitals. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 800 words, AP Photos.

— TRUMP-STANLEY CUP — President Donald Trump is congratulating the Washington Capitals hockey team for winning the Stanley Cup.


LOS ANGELES — Nearly three years after Leo Santa Cruz beat Abner Mares by majority decision to win the WBA featherweight title, the two LA-area veterans are doing it again Saturday at Staples Center. Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs) realizes the rematch is his chance to redirect his career on the same trajectory followed by Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KOs). By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m. PDT.


CHICAGO — Robert Whittaker (20-4) and Yoel Romero (13-2) headline a stacked UFC card that features five current and former UFC champions. Whittaker will defend his middleweight championship and put his eight-fight winning streak on the line against Romero in a scheduled five-round middleweight title rematch on Saturday night. The co-main event will feature a fight for the interim welterweight belt between Rafael dos Anjos (28-9) and Colby Covington (13-1). UPCOMING: 600 words by 5pm PDT.


NEW YORK — Justify appears to have rebounded well after a relatively easy Kentucky Derby victory and a hard-fought Preakness win. But the most exhausting is yet to come. He’ll run 1 1/2 miles in the Belmont Stakes with nine rivals gunning to keep him from becoming racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 5 p.m. ET.


— CHILD RAPE SUSPECT — A Massachusetts man who fled the state before his trial on child rape and other charges has been arrested in Nevada.


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