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BC-NV--Nevada Coverage Advisory, NV

December 31, 2018

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

Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Las Vegas bureau at (702) 382-7440 or aplasvegas@ap.org

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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

TOP STORIES:

NEW YEAR’S EVE-LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS _ More than 300,000 people are expected to welcome 2019 with a firework display on the Las Vegas Strip. Those attending what the city has dubbed America’s Party and those opting for superstar performances at the destination’s world-famous resorts will be under the watchful eye of law enforcement. By Regina Garcia Cano. UPCOMING: Developing. AP photos planned.

STATE LEGISLATURES-2019

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Big-dollar decisions about health care and education will top the agenda in many state capitols as lawmakers convene for their 2019 sessions with a closer balance between Republicans and Democrats. Governors and lawmakers in Colorado, Kansas and New Mexico are among others considering a funding boost for schools. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN-TRUMP DEMOCRATS

WASHINGTON — Nancy Pelosi often quotes Abraham Lincoln saying public sentiment is everything. It’s a theory that will be put to the test when the new House Democratic majority gavels in this week and votes to end the government shutdown without money for President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

SPORTS:

FBN--NFL-ICYMI

All the Ravens had to do to make the playoffs was beat the Browns. It’s not as easy as it used to be. Baltimore needed a late fourth-down interception to stifle Baker Mayfield’s momentum, secure a 26-24 victory over Cleveland and wrap up the AFC North. By National Writer Eddie Pells. UPCOMING: 860 words, photos by 4 a.m.

FBN--ON FOOTBALL-PLAYOFF PICTURE

While the Kansas City Chiefs, New Orleans Saints and Los Angeles Rams were mesmerizing pro football fans with their outlandish offensive onslaughts, something else might have gone unnoticed. More teams that failed to make the playoffs in 2017 are in this season than there are repeaters. By Pro Football Writer Barry Wilner. UPCOMING: 760 words, photos by 4 a.m.

BKN--AROUND THE NBA

James Harden has scored 40 points in three straight games and 35 or more in seven in a row. He has helped Houston recover from a shaky start as it prepares to visit Golden State this week. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos by 4 a.m.

MMA--PROFESSIONAL FIGHTERS LEAGUE

Olympic judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison can take another step toward one day staking claim as the best female fighter in mixed martial arts in her headline fight at PFL 11. Harrison competes in a 155-pound bout on Monday night at the Hulu Theatre in Madison Square Garden. The Professional Fighters League season wraps on New Year’s Eve with six championship fights and a $1 million prize awarded to each winner. By Dan Gelston. SENT: 780 words.

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