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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

May 15, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



SAN FRANCISCO — The Trump administration will try to convince a U.S. appeals court Tuesday that it was justified in ending an Obama-era immigration policy that shielded hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 450 words. UPCOMING: Update from hearing scheduled for 10 a.m. MST.


WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court’s decision striking down a federal law over sports betting could signal trouble for the Trump administration in its legal fight against so-called sanctuary states and cities. SENT: 560 words, photos.


— BORDER PATROL-FORMER AGENT SENTENCED: A Casa Grande man who acknowledged providing surveillance during drug smuggling efforts while he worked for the U.S. Border Patrol has been scheduled to 7½ years in prison.

— SCHOOL SHOOTING PLOT: Authorities in east-central Arizona say two students at a combined junior and senior high school have been arrested and are accused of planning to shoot attendees at an upcoming eighth-grade promotion ceremony.

— POLICE SHOOTING-SUSPECT ARRESTED: Tucson police say a man accused of shooting at officers during a traffic stop is in custody.

— WRONG-WAY FATAL WRECK: Authorities say a car driving the wrong way on a Phoenix-area highway triggered a three-vehicle crash in which two people were killed and several others were injured.

— BACK PAGE-PROSTITUION ADS: A January 2020 trial has been set for the founders of the classified advertising site Backpage.com and five of the site’s employees in what federal authorities have described as a scheme to knowingly publish ads for sexual services and launder money earned for the ads.

— PHOENIX PARTY-FATAL SHOOTING-SENTENCING: A man convicted in a fatal shooting outside a Phoenix apartment complex has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.

— MIGRANT SMUGGLING ATTEMPT: The Border Patrol says its agents have arrested an American woman in Arizona on suspicion of trying to smuggle four Mexicans into the United States over the weekend.

— POLICE SHOOTING-SUSPECT JAILED: A knife-wielding man who was shot by a Phoenix police officer is out of the hospital and booked into jail.



PHOENIX — Losers of six in a row, the Arizona Diamondbacks send Zack Greinke to the mound against the NL Central-leading Milwaukee Brewers, who counter with Jhoulys Chacin. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts 6:40 p.m. MST.


CHICAGO — Phoenix and Memphis have the two best chances of winning the NBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday night, with the order of top picks set to be decided by 14 ping-pong balls. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 9 p.m. EDT.


Hiring rookie coaches has worked out for a slew of NBA teams, and now Phoenix and Atlanta hope to follow suit. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 770 words, photos.


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