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BC-KS--Kansas News Digest 1 pm, KS

May 20, 2019

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kansas.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Central.

AROUND THE STATE:

T-MOBILE-SPRINT-FCC

WASHINGTON _ A key federal regulator says he plans to approve wireless carrier T-Mobile’s $26.5 billion takeover of rival Sprint, a crucial step for the deal’s approval. SENT: 315 words.

DRONES-STATE TRANSPORTATION

SALT LAKE CITY _ In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they’re searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. SENT: 550 words. By Lindsay Whitehurst.

HOSPITAL DISPUTE-KANSAS

WICHITA, Kan. _ A private medical school planned for Wichita is drawing concerns from the University of Kansas Medical School. UPCOMING: 300 words.

SPORTS:

Nothing planned at this hour.

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