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AP-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

July 7, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — The 1-year-old boy in a green button-up shirt drank milk from a bottle, played with a small purple ball that lit up when it hit the ground and occasionally asked for “agua.” Then it was the child’s turn for his court appearance before a Phoenix immigration judge, who could hardly contain his unease with the situation during the portion of the hearing where he asks immigrant defendants whether they understand the proceedings. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 1,220 words, photos.


— AP EXPLAINS-IMMIGRATION PROTEST: Throughout U.S. history, critics of federal immigration authorities have sought reforms or abolition in response to new laws and changing federal policies some deemed discriminatory. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 1,090 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Bradford Smith, a NASA astronomer who interpreted the stunning images beamed back from Voyager missions, has died at his home in New Mexico. Smith headed the NASA team that interpreted pictures taken by Voyager space probes in 1977 as they passed Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune and presented them to the public and later taught at universities in Arizona and Hawaii. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 350 words.


PHOENIX — A team of researchers is trying to better understand what happens to migrants who die crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. About 300 words


GOLETA, Calif. — Firefighters battling wildfires throughout the U.S. West that have torched hundreds of homes got some help from the weather Saturday, even as they tallied damage from new fires that erupted amid a Southern California heat wave. SENT: 980 words, video, photos.



CHANDLER, Ariz. — rizona Cardinals general manager Steve Keim is apologizing for what he calls “incredibly poor judgment and inexcusable actions” that resulted in a Fourth of July DUI arrest in a Phoenix suburb. SENT: 130 words.


PHOENIX — Arizona’s Robbie Ray makes his third start since coming off the disabled list San Diego counters with Tyson Ross in the third game of a four-game series between the NL West foes. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. MST.


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