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AP-NM--New Mexico News Digest, NM

September 2, 2018

Good afternoon. Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in New Mexico. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to 505-822-9022 or apalbuquerque@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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS-STUDY

BOISE, Idaho — Randy Brooks’ son had a request three years ago: What could his dad do to make wildland firefighting safer? To Brooks, a professor at the University of Idaho’s College of Natural Resources who deals with wildland firefighting, it was more of a command. His son, Bo Brooks, is a wildland firefighter who a few days earlier during that 2015 fire season fled a wall of flames that killed three of his fellow firefighters in eastern Washington. By Keith Ridler. SENT: 870 words, AP Photo.

NEW MEXICO BUS CRASH INVESTIGATION

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Authorities have identified five of the eight people who were killed when a semi-trailer veered across a median and smashed into a Greyhound bus, The Albuquerque Journal reported. SENT: 250 words, AP Photo.

VETERANS-FLY FISHING

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A Veterans Administration clinic in Las Cruces is helping disabled military veterans deal with PTSD through a program called Project Healing Waters that uses the therapeutic benefits of fly fishing. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3pm..

UKRAINE-HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE

LVIV, Ukraine — The Ukrainian city of Lviv, once a major center of Jewish life in Eastern Europe, is commemorating the 75th anniversary of the annihilation of the city’s Jewish population by Nazi Germany and honoring those working today to preserve what they can of that vanished world. City authorities honored recipients during a ceremony Sunday with 75 sculptured glass keys modeled by New Mexico-based artist Rachel Stevens. By Vanessa Gera, Randy Herschaft and Yevheniy Kravs. SENT: 835 words, AP Photos.

CONGRESS-UNFINISHED BUSINESS

WASHINGTON — Keep the government running and confirm Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice. Those are the big-ticket items that Republican leaders in Congress hope to accomplish as lawmakers look to wrap up their work and head home to campaign for the November elections. By Kevin Freking and Matthew Daly. SENT: 1045 words, AP Photo.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — Back to just one-half game behind the NL West leaders, Kyle Freeland and the Colorado Rockies go for a series split against the San Diego Padres, who counter with rookie Jacob Nix. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts 1:10 p.m. PT.

TEN_US OPEN

NEW YORK — Serena Williams takes on big-hitting Kaia Kanepi, who already eliminated No. 1 Simona Halep, in fourth-round action at the U.S. Open on Sunday. Also on the schedule: defending champions Rafael Nadal and Sloane Stephens. By Tennis Writer Howard Fendrich. Play starts at 11 a.m. ET. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.

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IN BRIEF:

— ZOZOBRA FESTIVAL LOCK-OUTS — An organizer is promising refunds to about 2,000 people who were still in line when gates closed early for an annual Zozobra effigy burning ceremony marking the start of the Fiestas de Santa Fe.

— AMBULANCE THEFT-ARREST — Authorities in Albuquerque say a 40-year-old man was arrested after police deployed spike strips to stop him driving an ambulance he allegedly stole from Presbyterian Hospital.

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