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AP-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory - 8:30 am, NV

July 10, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

NEVADA EXECUTION

LAS VEGAS — The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by lethal injection from a three-drug combination never before used in any state has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn’t really care if it’s painful. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 900 words by 11 a.m.

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NAVAJO NATION-RADIATION EXPOSURE

SHIPROCK, N.M. — The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people exposed to radiation. Tribal President Russell Begaye says the law should include those who worked in the uranium mining industry after 1971. Most claims under the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act come from the Four Corners region. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 380 words by 12 p.m.

TRUMP-PARDONS

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is pardoning two cattle ranchers convicted of arson in a case that sparked the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon. Dwight and Steven Hammond were convicted in 2012 of intentionally and maliciously setting fires on public lands. By Jill Colvin and Zeke Miller. SENT: 500 words, photos.

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BKN--FORMER NBA PLAYER-CHARITY FUND

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Former NBA player Kermit Washington has been sentenced to six years in federal prison for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in charity donations on vacations, shopping sprees and plastic surgery for his girlfriend. The U.S. attorney’s office says the 66-year-old Las Vegas man also was ordered Monday to pay nearly $970,000 in restitution. Washington pleaded guilty in November to making a false statement in a tax return and aggravated identity theft. SENT: 370 words, photo.

BKN--SUMMER LEAGUE RDP

LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The five games Tuesday include: Spurs-Trail Blazers, Hawks-Bulls, Jazz-Heat, Kings-Grizzlies and Lakers-Knicks. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Games start at 2 p.m.

GLF--TOUR SCHEDULE

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. — The PGA Tour has eliminated a FedEx Cup playoff event as part of a revamped, tighter schedule that will allow its season to end a week before the football season begins in the U.S. The tour will offer 46 events in 41 weeks next season. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 560 words.

IN BRIEF:

— SEVERE WEATHER-LAS VEGAS — A thunderstorm that has moved through Las Vegas caused power outages, diverted flights and prompted one rescue.

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