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BC-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

January 11, 2019

Good morning. Here’s a 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

NEADA SUPREME COURT-FEMALE MAJORITY

LAS VEGAS _ Nevada’s two newest Supreme Court justices are women, and their swearings-in this week marked a shift to a female majority on the state’s highest court. Ceremonies on Thursday in Las Vegas will mark the addition of former Nevada Court of Appeals Judge Abbi Silver and former Clark County District Judge Elissa Cadish to the seven-member court. They’ll join returning justices Kristina Pickering and Lidia Stiglich to bring to four the number of women on the seven-member court. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 130 words then longer version.

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FEDERAL PLUTONIUM-NEVADA

RENO, Nev. _ A hearing will go forward as scheduled in federal court in Reno next week on the state’s attempt to block shipments of plutonium from South Carolina to the Nevada Test Site despite U.S. Energy Department’s argument it needs more time to prepare due to the partial government shutdown. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 560 words, photos.

GADGET SHOW-SPYING GADGETS

LAS VEGAS _ Many products unveiled at CES this week have a wow factor, but are they safe from a privacy standpoint? The AP looks at potential pitfalls with facial recognition, data collection and other practices. By Joseph Pisani, Matt O’Brien and Rachel Lerman. UPCOMING: 600 words by 2 p.m. EDT, photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is edging closer to declaring a national emergency to fund his long-promised border wall, as pressure mounts to find an escape hatch from the three-week impasse that has closed parts of the government, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers without pay. By Catherine Lucey, Lisa Mascaro and Zeke Miller. SENT: 850 words, photos, video.

With:

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-EMERGENCY DECLARATION — The Trump administration is considering using billions in unspent disaster relief funds earmarked for areas including hurricane-pounded Puerto Rico and Texas and more than a dozen other states to pay for President Donald Trump’s border wall as he weighs signing a national emergency declaration to get it built without Congress. SENT: 830 words.

_ GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-PAYDAY: Rachael Weatherly is a senior adviser for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but she’s considering trying to get a job at a grocery store. Weatherly is among the 800,000 federal employees who aren’t getting paychecks for the first time Friday because of the lingering government shutdown. SENT: 830 words.

RONALDO-RAPE LAWSUIT

TURIN, Italy — Cristiano Ronaldo is “very calm” amid the latest developments in an alleged rape case involving an American woman, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri said Friday. Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of the allegation bya former model and schoolteacher that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet. SENT: 350 words, photos.

ICMYI: NEW VEGAS RESORT

LAS VEGAS — Downtown Las Vegas will see its first casino-resort built from the ground up in more than three decades when Circa Resort and Casino opens in December 2020, continuing the resurgence of the area’s Fremont Street entertainment district. By Regina Garcia Cano. SENT: 740 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ RENO COMMUNITY COURT: The Reno Municipal Court has been awarded a $200,000 grant to operate a downtown community court to handle misdemeanors involving nuisance crimes.

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WIZARDS-TV BETTING

WASHINGTON — A new, gambling-focused telecast of Washington Wizards games is just the appetizer to what the team and its TV partner hope will be a more substantial main course: giving fans the ability to place bets in real time while watching games at home. By Ben Nuckols. SENT: 750 words.

OLY--TOKYO 2020-CORRUPTION PROBE

PARIS — In the latest blow to the International Olympic Committee’s efforts to rid itself of scandal, marketing head Tsunekazu Takeda is being investigated for suspected corruption related to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. By John Leicester. SENET: 880 words, photos.

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