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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

November 20, 2018

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

MASS TRANSIT DEO-SENTENCING

PHOENIX — The former chief executive of metro Phoenix’s mass transit system is scheduled to be sentenced Tuesday for his fraud conviction for falsely claiming personal expenses as business costs. SENT: 30 words. UPCOMING: Update, then 500 words.

BANK ROBBERY

PHOENIX — The FBI says an 82-year-old man arrested on suspicion of robbing a bank in Goodyear was wanted by federal authorities for leaving a halfway house where he was serving time for bank robbery convictions. By Terry Tang. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Then longer version.

IMMIGRATION-ASYLUM SEEKERS

HOUSTON — A federal judge barred the Trump administration from refusing asylum to immigrants who cross the southern border illegally. By Nomaan Merchant. SENT: 560 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

— ARIZONA CHIEF JUSTICE: The Arizona Supreme Court’s justices have elected Justice Robert M. Brutinel as their next chief justice and Justice Ann A. Scott Timmer to serve as vice chief justice for five-year terms starting July 1.

— HORSESHOE BEND-PARKING: Parking for a popular tourist attraction where the Colorado River bends in the shape of a horseshoe is being expanded.

— SANDHILL CRANE VIEWING: Thousands of sandhill cranes spending the winter in southern Arizona are on display online.

SPORTS:

BKC--MGM MAIN EVENT

LAS VEGAS — As a freshman, Arizona State’s Kimani Lawrence made three 3-pointers. Monday night, the sophomore drained three from long range — part of a 22-point performance — including the game winner with 33 seconds, to lead the Sun Devils to a 72-67 victory over No. 15 SENT: 670 words, photos.

BKC--T25--TOP 25 THIS WEEK

Holiday tournaments are in full swing, and that means plenty of tantalizing matchups involving teams in the AP’s Top 25. By Dave Skretta. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. SENT 700 words, photos.

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