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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

September 2, 2018

Good afternoon. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — A woman who was killed along with a male renter in her Phoenix home was pregnant, and the woman’s estranged husband is sought on three murder charges and the possible abduction of their two sons, police said Sunday. U.S. and Mexico authorities were seeking Dimas Coronado, 47, on a murder warrant, and Amber Alerts were posted in both countries amid efforts to locate two boys the couple had together, Phoenix police Sgt. Armando Carbajal said. SENT: 270 words, AP Photos.


MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. — Four people are missing after two boats crashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday. A recreational boat carrying 10 people and another vessel with six people on board collided head-on Saturday night on a well-traveled stretch of the river that marks the border between California and Arizona, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. SENT: 285 words.


ANNAPOLIS, Md. — John McCain’s final journey from his Arizona ranch is ending on a grassy hill at the U.S. Naval Academy within view of the Severn River and earshot of midshipmen present and future, and alongside a lifelong friend. A private memorial service at the academy’s chapel followed by a procession to the burial site was to mark the farewell Sunday to a man who lived a very public life. Invited along with family and friends were members of McCain’s Class of 1958, military leaders and Brigade of Midshipmen. By Susan Walsh. SENT: 620 words, AP Photos. AP Video.


STERLING, Va. — For President Donald Trump, it was just like any other Saturday. As political dignitaries gathered in Washington to memorialize Sen. John McCain, the president tweeted familiar grievances and headed to the golf course. By Catherine Lucey. SENT: 415 words, AP Photo.


KINGMAN, Ariz. — Volunteers help workers, tourists and walkers climbing the hill to Union Pass from Bullhead City toward Kingman fight the desert heat by providing jugs of water along the treacherous road. The Kingman Daily Miner reports Golden Valley resident Carla Lambert says co-worker Kim Hunter started the project about four years ago Lambert, who has now taken over placing the jugs, got involved after seeing people struggle with the pass while going to and from work. SENT: 130 words, AP Photos. UPCOMING: 300 words, AP Photos.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities have identified five of the eight people who were killed when a semi-trailer veered across a median and smashed into a Greyhound bus headed for Phoenix, The Albuquerque Journal reported. SENT: 250 words, AP Photo.


BOISE, Idaho — Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words, AP Photo.



LOS ANGELES — Clay Buchholz brings a 15-inning scoreless streak for the Arizona Diamondbacks into the series finale against rookie Walker Buehler and the Los Angeles Dodgers. The teams are tied atop the NL West. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 1 p.m. PT.


After a 20-point win in Game 3, the Phoenix Mercury try to stay alive in the WNBA semifinals against the Seattle Storm, who still lead the best-of-five 2-1. Phoenix needs a win to tie the best-of-five series and force a Game 5 Tuesday. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words. AP Photos. 5 p.m. ET.


TEMPE, Ariz. — Wide receiver Brice Butler and cornerback Chris Campbell, a sixth-round pick out of Penn State, were among the players cut by the Arizona Cardinals to reach their 53-man roster limit Saturday.


TUCSON, Ariz. — Brigham Young’s offensive line pushed Arizona around. Tanner Mangum was effective in his return from an Achilles’ tendon injury. The Cougars kept Khalil Tate from breaking off any big runs. Squally Canada scored on three short runs and BYU spoiled Kevin Sumlin’s Arizona coaching debut with a 28-23 win over the Wildcats on Saturday night. By Sports Writer John Marshall. SENT; 760 words, AP Photos.


TEMPE, Ariz. — Herm Edwards was a big winner in his return to the sidelines as head coach at Arizona State. And he wasn’t at all satisfied. Manny Wilkins threw for four touchdowns, two to N’Keal Harry, and Arizona State routed UTSA 49-7 on Saturday night. By Sports Writer Bob Baum. SENT: 815 words, AP Photos.


LOS ANGELES — Matt Kemp has had a lot of big hits for the Dodgers in his career. Traded back to them this season, he’s regaining his rhythm offensively in the heat of a pennant race. Kemp slugged a go-ahead, two-strike, three-run homer in the eighth inning, lifting Los Angeles to a 3-2 victory over Arizona and a tie atop the NL West with the Diamondbacks on Saturday night. By Sports Writer Beth Harris. SENT: 900 words, AP Photos.


NEW YORK — Serena Williams takes on big-hitting Kaia Kanepi, who already eliminated No. 1 Simona Halep, in fourth-round action at the U.S. Open on Sunday. Also on the schedule: defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. Play starts at 11 a.m. ET. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.


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