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

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NEW YORK — Five teenagers, including one from Arizona, have been selected National Student Poets, a program that will have them serve as ambassadors at everything from literary readings to community service. SENT: 260 words.


REDDING, Calif. — The adrenaline junkies who steer heavy bulldozers across steep ridges to fight wildfires face many dangers, from the flames themselves but also from unsteady dirt and rocky terrain. The deaths of two bulldozer operators battling California wildfires in July highlighted the dangers confronting these less visible firefighters. By Jonathan J. Cooper. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 2 p.m. PT.


— BORDER-95 MIGRANTS: The U.S. Border Patrol says it has detained a group of 95 Central Americans found gathered in the desert near Arizona's border with Mexico, including at least one infant.

— SHERIFF PENZONE-3D GUNS: Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone has been an outspoken critic of allowing the distribution of blueprints to create plastic guns with 3D printers.

— FLAGSTAFF-DISASTER DECLARATIONS: The city of Flagstaff says recent flooding has caused about $300,000 in damage to public infrastructure.

— TRAFFIC FATALITIES DATA: The Arizona Department of Transportation says 1,000 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes last year.

— LAS VEGAS SHOOTING-AMMUNITION: An Aug. 28 status hearing has been scheduled for an Arizona man accused of providing armor-piercing ammunition to the gunman in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

— BORDER AGENT KILLING: U.S. officials say that a man sought in the slaying of a Border Patrol agent in Arizona eight years ago has been extradited to the U.S. from Mexico.

— FOUR CORNERS-AIRLINE DISPUTE: The city of Farmington says Great Lakes Aviation failed to pay landing fees and terminal fees before the company ceased Four Corners Regional Airport service.

— BRIEF KIDNAPPING-CONVICTION UPHELD: A court ruling says Arizona law allows a person to be convicted of kidnapping based on a restraint of no more than 30 seconds and compelled movement of only five steps.



GLENDALE, Ariz. — New Arizona Cardinals offensive coordinator Mike McCoy is building an offense from scratch, and he will design it to maximize the likes of David Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING:600 words by 7 p.m. EDT, photos.


A 76-year-old man from New Jersey recently went through his old sports cards and discovered five Mickey Mantle Topps cards from 1952, all similar to one sold earlier this year for $2.88 million. The man and his brother had their collection valuated by Heritage Auction, and they've already sold 26 cards for a total of $384,000. By Vin A. Cherwoo. SENT: 830 words.


Under a new NCAA rule change, football players will be able get into four games and still take a redshirt season. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 750 words, photos.


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