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AP-WA--Washington News Coverage Advisory, WA

September 25, 2018

Our news coverage plans. If you have questions or suggestions about the report, please call the Seattle bureau at 206-682-1812 or 1-800-552-7694. The West Regional Desk can be reached at (602) 417-2400.

A reminder, this information is not for publication or broadcast and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

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3D GUN-LAWSUIT

AUSTIN, Texas — An activist who garnered national attention for running a Texas company that sells blueprints for making untraceable 3D-printed guns has resigned from the firm he founded after being arrested on charges of having sex with an underage girl. Nineteen states - including Washington - had sued the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with Defense Distributed over allowing it to disseminate its designs for making a 3D-printable gun. The lawsuit was backed mostly by Democratic state attorneys general argued that such weapons could be used by criminals or terrorists. By Wil Weissert. SENT: 570 words. AP Photos.

NO-SURGERY APPENDICITIS

CHICAGO — A new study says surgery isn’t always needed for appendicitis and that antibiotics instead can often do the trick. By Lindsey Tanner. SENT: 700 words. AP Photos..

SPORTS:

BBA--ATHLETICS-MARINERS

SEATTLE- Oakland play Seattle. 7:10 p.m. game start AP Photos.

IN BRIEF

—SAVING ORCAS: Draft report lists possible actions to save endangered orcas.

—ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT: States blast plan to overhaul endangered species protection.

—DOCTOR-SEXUAL ASSAULT: Doctor at Bremerton clinic gets 9 months in jail for assault.

—BODY-COLUMBIA RIVER: Police ask public’s help to identify man found in Columbia.

—RELEASES-LAWSUIT: Judge dismisses Lakewood’s lawsuit on violent offenders.

—FATAL SHOOTING-BURIEN: 3rd teen suspect arrested in deadly Burien shooting.

—TREE DEATH-REVIEW: Kennewick checks park trees after branch falls, kills woman.

—COUGAR EUTHANIZED: Idaho authorities euthanize cougar wandering near day care.

—FIRE TRAINING-BODY: Bellingham Fire employees trained on newly deceased person.

—WINERY-GRAPE THEFT: West Coast winery aids Virginia vineyard hit by grape heist.

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