Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Nevada.

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RENO, Nev. — Tesla added more than 800 employees and $459 million in capital investment at the giant factory in Nevada that manufactures batteries for its electric cars in the fourth quarter of last year, surging past an important benchmark needed to ensure its state tax breaks. SENT: 280 words.


LAS VEGAS — House Speaker Paul Ryan and former U.S. Rep. and current Republican House candidate Cresent Hardy will discuss criminal justice reform at a meeting in Las Vegas with ex-offenders Wednesday. By Michelle L. Price. UPCOMING: 300 words from event starting at 2:45 p.m. PDT.


LAS VEGAS — A lawyer for a Las Vegas doctor accused of improperly looking up medical records of Oct. 1 gunman Stephen Paddock says his client will invoke his constitutional right against self-incrimination at an upcoming disciplinary hearing. UPCOMING: 350 words, photo.


MONTEZUMA, Iowa — The disappearance of a well-liked college student from America's heartland had touched many people since she vanished one month ago while out for a run. But the stunning news that a Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally has allegedly confessed to kidnapping and murdering her thrust the case into the middle of the contentious immigration debate and midterm elections. By Ryan Foley. SENT: 1,220 words, photos, video.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico's largest electric utility is asking state regulators for approval to join a wholesale trading market that allows participants in several western states to buy and sell energy when needed, saying joining the group could save customers millions of dollars. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power are among others expected to join by 2020 while large utilities in Arizona, Nevada and Utah already are on board. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


— HOWARD HUGHES-TAHOE MANSION: A lakefront mansion at Lake Tahoe once owned by reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes has told for $17.5 million.



NEW YORK — Touting the strength of a schedule has become all the rage in the College Football Playoff era. Schools and conferences want to schedule to impress the selection committee, but the driving factor in most scheduling decisions is the budget. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 700 words.


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