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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

August 25, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — The polygamous family from TV’s “Sister Wives” recently moved to Flagstaff, Arizona, because they said they needed a new hometown after realizing Las Vegas was a great place to take “exile” after they fled Utah under the threat of prosecution, but not where they want to grow old. By Brady McCombs and Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 750 words, photos.


RENO, Nev. — The #MeToo movement is making its way to Burning Man. Organizers are reminding attendees that just because the counterculture festival in the Nevada desert is known for occasional nudity and kinky landmarks like the “Orgy Dome,” it doesn’t mean it’s a free-for-all when it comes to touching or non-consensual sex. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: onger version photos.


DETROIT — Electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. will remain on the public stock exchanges after CEO Elon Musk said Friday that investors have convinced him the company shouldn’t go private. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 530 words.


Sheraton, Westin and other Starwood hotels are finding their religion. Marriott International, which bought Starwood two years ago, has begun putting copies of the Bible and the Book of Mormon in former Starwood hotels. By year’s end, Marriott expects to place the books in 300,000 rooms. By Dee-Ann Durbin. SENT: 770 words, photos.


EL PASO, Texas — Federal authorities’ shift away from separating immigrant families caught in the U.S. illegally now means that many parents and children are quickly released, only to be fitted with electronic monitoring devices — a practice which both the government and advocacy groups oppose for different reasons. By Colleen Long, Frank Bajak and Will Weissert. SENT: 1,520 words, photos.


When “Crazy Rich Asians” surpassed expectations and grabbed the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend, the film also pulled off another surprising feat: It put Asians of a certain age in theater seats. Younger Asian-Americans have been flocking with their parents to see the first movie in 25 years with an all-Asian cast. By Terry Tang. SENT: 900 words, photos.

ICYMI: WYNN-DEFMATION LAWSUIT: Nevada judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit by casino mogul Steve Wynn against The Associated Press and an AP reporter based on a report about two women’s accounts to police alleging sexual misconduct by Wynn.


— NEVADA PREPAREDNESS: Las Vegas is in line to federal funding to support the preparation of first-responders and law enforcement as part of a program that aims to improve the ability of communities to prevent and respond to acts of terrorism.

— POLICE SHOOTING-LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas police say a gun-wielding man is dead after being fatally shot by a police sniper.



NEW YORK — The NBA’s entry into esports finishes off its first season with its championship series. The Knicks’ and Heat’s teams face off for the title in the 17-team league, which grows to 21 next season and means more than two-thirds of the NBA’s franchises will also have a team of video gamers. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. UPCOMING: 500 words. Championship series starts 4 p.m.


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