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AP-NV--Nevada News Digest - 1:30 pm, NV

September 8, 2018

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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LAS VEGAS — Pilots from a Nevada glider team have soared to record heights above the Andes Mountains in Argentina using only wind as their engine. An experimental sailplane built by the Minden-based Perlan Project team set an unofficial world altitude record for engineless flight on Aug. 25, then broke that record by more than a half-mile two days later. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 400 words by 5 p.m.



WASHINGTON — Democrats don’t have the votes to block Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. But the rowdy, leave-nothing-on-the-table fight during four days of Senate confirmation hearings marked a new stage in the party’s resistance to President Donald Trump. It’s battle for the soul of a party that’s being fueled by a new generation that carries risks and rewards for the midterms, and for election cycles to come. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 900 words, photos, audio, videos.

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — A roaring wildfire that has shut down a stretch of a major interstate in a rural area near the California-Oregon border has nearly doubled in size overnight.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt overcame two early red-zone disappointments and bottled up a high-scoring Nevada offense, winning a critical early-season nonconference game 41-10 Saturday with a dominant second-half performance. SENT: 410 words, photos.


— HABITUAL CRIMINAL-RENO — A 41-year-old Reno man convicted of burglary for the fifth time earlier this year has been sentenced to up to 12.5 years in prison as a habitual offender.

— STATEWIDE OPERATION-ARRESTS — Federal authorities say a weekslong operation across Nevada resulted in the arrests of 135 people wanted on felony charges.



ELKO, Nev. — Boom. Bust. Rush. Crash. These words are associated with the cyclical nature of the world’s minerals extraction industry known for making and breaking companies, economies, towns and fortunes. Nevada — where mining has existed before statehood — has witnessed these ups and downs over time but now is experiencing a rather rare phenomenon in the mining industry. By Suzanne Featherston. SENT: 1,350 words, photo. For use in weekend editions Sept. 8 and thereafter.


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