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AP-AZ--Arizona News Coverage Advisory, AZ

July 10, 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



PHOENIX — The autopsy report of a 24-year-old man who was fatally shot by Phoenix police last year shows he was shot in the back four times. The report was released last week amid mounting pressure on Phoenix police over a high number of police shootings. By Astrid Galvan. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.


PHOENIX — A man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the 2006 death of his former girlfriend on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation is set to be sentenced. Andre Hinton faces a maximum eight years in prison at Tuesday’s hearing. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 570 words. UPCOMING: Update after sentencing scheduled for 2 p.m. MST.


SAN DIEGO —Dozens of immigrant children under the age of 5 will be released from government custody and reunited with their parents Tuesday after being separated at the border under President Donald Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration policy. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 910 words. UPCOMING: Updates.


— IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES: A California federal judge on Monday rejected the Trump administration’s efforts to detain immigrant families for long terms, calling it a “cynical attempt” to undo a longstanding court settlement. By Brian Melley. SENT: 570 words.

— TRUMP-IMMIGRATION — President Donald Trump says he has a solution to the federal government missing a court-imposed deadline to reunite migrant children with their families: “Tell people not to come to our country illegally.” SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Updates possible.


— DISCRIMINATION-WEDDING INVITATIONS: A wedding invitation business is appealing an Arizona court ruling that upheld a Phoenix anti-discrimination law making it illegal for businesses to refuse service to same-sex couples.

— NAVAJO NATION-RADIATION EXPOSURE: The Navajo Nation is urging Congress to expand a federal law that compensates people who were exposed to radiation.

— DEAD BODY IDENTIFIED: Authorities have identified the body of a man found at Lake Pleasant in what is being called a suspicious death.

— TUCSON-MURDER SENTENCE: A Pima County man convicted of a fatal shooting in a 2016 drug deal gone bad has been sentenced to life in prison.



FALFURRIAS, Texas — A large blue bin filled with jugs of water on the side of a back road here had two messages written on its side. The San Antonio Express-News reports one said “AGUA” in capital letters. The other: “Build the wall.” A persistent stream of undocumented immigrants flows through Brooks County some 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, part of the busiest Border Patrol sector in Texas, provoking both humanitarian outreach and resentment. By Silvia Foster-Frau, San Antonio Express-News. SENT: 2,030 words, pursuing photos.



DENVER — The Rockies host the Diamondbacks in the opener of a three-game NL West series at Coors Field. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


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