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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest 1230 pm update, AZ

February 1, 2019

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. _ The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says Arizona and California failed to meet a deadline to complete a plan to address a shrinking supply of Colorado River water. The Arizona Legislature gave its approval late Thursday, but Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman said Friday that complex agreements among water users in California and Arizona remain to be signed. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates.


At the heart of Apple’s shocking FaceTime bug, which allowed just about anyone to turn an iPhone into a live microphone, stands a 14-year-old Arizona boy who stumbled upon the eavesdropping flaw more than a week before Apple took action. By Matt O’Brien. SENT: 940 words, video, photo.


SALT LAKE CITY _ National parks across the United States are scrambling to clean up and repair damage caused by visitors and storms during the government shutdown while bracing for another possible closure ahead of the usually busy President’s Day weekend. By Brady McCombs and Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 880 words, photos.


A government report released this week found that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials don’t properly hold accountable the contractors who run some of its detention facilities, where reports of nooses in cells and other substandard care have been reported.

By Astrid Galvan. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.


WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has declared that there’ll be no “wall money” in any compromise border security deal as she and President Donald Trump signaled that congressional negotiators may never satisfy his demands for his cherished Southwest border proposal. By Alan Fram and Andrew Taylor. SENT: 830 words.


_ LYFT DRIVER FATALLY STABBED-SUSPECT: A 20-year-old transient accused of fatally stabbing his pregnant Lyft driver, killing the woman and her unborn child before stealing her vehicle, is jailed in lieu of $1 million bond.

_ TUCSON BABY DIES-DAD ARRESTED: Authorities say a Tucson man is facing a first-degree murder charge after the death of his two-month-old daughter.

_ FATAL DRIVE-BY SHOOTING-SENTENCE: A 22-year-old man has been sentenced to life in prison for a 2015 drive-by shooting in west Phoenix that killed a teenage girl.

_ VOLKSWAGEN SETTLEMENT: Volkswagen has completed restitution for Arizona consumers who bought or leased vehicles involved in an emissions cheating scandal.

_ BUS STOP CRASH-LAWSUIT: PHOENIX _ An Arizona Court of Appeals ruling upholds the dismissal of a lawsuit against Phoenix in connection with a 2015 crash in which an out-of-control car severely injured a 17-year-old girl waiting for a bus.



PHOENIX _ SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. _ Harold Varner III, Justin Thomas and Rickie Fowler share the lead heading into the second round of the Phoenix Open after opening with 7-under 64s. By John Marshall. UPCOMING: 700 words by 7 p.m.


TEMPE, Ariz. Remy Martin scored a career-high 31 points, eight in overtime, and Arizona State ended a six-game losing streak against arch-rival Arizona with a 95-88 victory over the Wildcats. Rob Edwards added 19 points for the Sun Devils in Bobby Hurley’s first win over Sean Miller’s Wildcats since becoming the Arizona State coach four seasons ago. By Bob Baum. SENT: 930 words, photos.


PHOENIX — Reliever Greg Holland and the Arizona Diamondbacks have finalized their $3.25 million, one-year contract. SENT: 250 words.


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