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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

July 24, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — California’s power grid operators called for cutbacks in electricity usage as parts of the U.S. Southwest braced Tuesday for another day of scorching heat. With triple-digit temperatures expected throughout the region, the California Independent System Operator Corp. urged people to ease off blasting the air conditioner or using the washer or other appliances from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and again on Wednesday. Those are the times of peak power usage. By Anita Snow. SENT: 490 words. UPCOMING: Updates.


DERBY LINE, Vt. — There’s growing concern over the number of foreigners entering the country illegally across the porous border with Canada. U.S. officials say the numbers are relatively small, but the efforts are becoming increasingly sophisticated. Officials say the increase is partly driven by ease of entry of Mexicans into Canada, for which no visa is required. By Wilson Ring. SENT: 1,100 words, photos.


BOISE, Idaho — You might think fire lookouts on remote craggy peaks scattered across the U.S. West are little more than quaint reminders of an era before satellites, smartphones and jet-propelled retardant bombers. You’d be wrong. Turns out, fire lookouts with their combination of lofty views and good old-fashioned human observation continue to play a crucial role in the nation’s front-line efforts to stop wildfires. By Keith J. Ridler. SENT: 920 words, photos.


— PHOENIX HOMICIDE CASE: Police in Phoenix still are searching for a suspect in a homicide case and a $1,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest.

— DEPORTED SEX OFFENDER: The U.S. Border Patrol says it has arrested a convicted sex offender previously deported from the U.S.



CHICAGO — Javier Baez and the NL Central-leading Chicago Cubs continue their series against Paul Goldschmidt and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Kyle Hendricks starts for Chicago, with Clay Buchholz expected to be activated from the disabled list and pitch for Arizona. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 8:05 p.m. EDT.


As the WNBA heads into the All-Star Break this week, it’s been a strong first few months of play. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 600 words by 1 p.m. EDT.


LAHAINA, HAWAII — Five-time Maui Invitational champion Duke will open against San Diego State in the quarterfinals of this year’s bracket, with a potential showdown against Arizona or Gonzaga in the title game. SENT: 200 words.


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