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AP-AZ--Arizona News Advisory, AZ

October 1, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

COLORADO RIVER-WATER SHORTAGE

PHOENIX — Progress is being made in talks toward a set of agreements for cities, farmers and tribes to share in Colorado River water cutbacks, according to Arizona water officials. The Arizona Republic reports that the state water officials also want to join in a larger proposed deal to prevent Lake Mead from dropping even further. SENT: 400 words.

TROPICAL WEATHER

MEXICO CITY — Tropical Storm Rosa neared Mexico’s Baja California on Monday, spreading heavy rains that were projected to extend into a drenching of the U.S. Southwest. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said the center of Rosa, which was a hurricane until late Sunday, was should hit Baja California and Sonora state late Monday, bringing 3 to 6 inches (7.5 to 15 centimeters) of rain. SENT: 280 words.

KAVANAUGH-FLAKE

WASHINGTON — Protesters plan to gather at the site of a visit by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake to demand the ranking Republican reject the confirmation of embattled Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. By Steve Peoples. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m., photos, video.

IN BRIEF:

—LAS CRUCES DIOCESE-LEADER— Pope Francis has appointed the bishop emeritus of the Tucson Diocese to temporarily oversee the Diocese of Las Cruces.

—YOUTH FOOTBALL TEAM-THEFT— Authorities say the former president of a Tucson youth football organization is accused of stealing more than $50,000 from the Marana team’s bank account.

SPORTS

BBN--DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks were in contention for a second straight playoff appearance late into the season. A late collapse knocked them out of the race and may have put them at a crossroads. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 5 p.m.

FBN--SEAHAWKS-ARIZONA DRAMA

RENTON, Wash. — For whatever reason, playing in Arizona has become a drama-filled trip for the Seattle Seahawks. The latest chapter came Sunday when Earl Thomas broke his leg in a 20-17 win. UPCOMING: 500 words. By 5 p.m. PT.

FBN--IMPROVED CARDINALS

TEMPE, Ariz. — With a strong debut by Josh Rosen and some signs of life from David Johnson, the Arizona Cardinals are winless but showing improvement. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words by 8 p.m., ET. AP Photos.

FBC--STAT WATCH

Eno Benjamin turned in the best rushing performance in the Football Bowl Subdivision this season and became the first Arizona State player to go over 300 yards when he ran 30 times for 312 against Oregon State. By College Football Writer Eric Olson. 500 words, photos.

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