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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

December 30, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



In his first public statements on the deaths of two Guatemalan children in U.S. custody, President Donald Trump claimed they were “very sick” before they reached the border and foisted responsibility for their deaths on Democrats, yet both young migrants passed initial health screenings by Border Patrol. SENT: 1,000 words.


TUCSON, Ariz. — The U.S military has given a $2 million grant to a University of Arizona research team developing bone re-growth technology, with the hope it could one day help wounded soldiers. SENT: 460 words.


JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.— At Granny Shaffer’s restaurant in Joplin, Missouri, owner Mike Wiggins is reprinting the menus to reflect the 5, 10 or 20 cents added to each item. SENT: 940 words. With glance.



GLENDALE, Ariz. _ The Arizona Coyotes play the second of a back to back, facing the Vegas Golden Knights after playing in Anaheim the night before. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts at 6 p.m.


GLENDALE, Ariz. _ Arizona Cardinals plays Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.


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