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BC-NV--Nevada News Digest, NV

December 16, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

TESLA TOUR-NEVADA

RENO, Nev. _ The noise, vibration and innovation at Tesla’s northern Nevada Gigafactory is a constant reminder of what company CEO Elon Musk refers to as “the machine that builds the machine.” The Reno Gazette Journal got a rare glimpse inside the factory where more than 7,000 workers produce enough battery packs and drive units in a week to power 5,300 Tesla Model 3 sedans. SENT: 730 words, photo.

NEXT GENERATION-GPS

DENVER _ After months of delays, the U.S. Air Force is about to launch the first of a new generation of GPS satellites, designed to be more accurate, secure and versatile. But some of their most highly touted features will not be fully available until 2022 or later because of problems in a companion program to develop a new ground control system for the satellites, government auditors said. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 860 words.

IN BRIEF:

_NATIONAL FINALS RODEO-ATTENDANCE: Attendance at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is up slightly over last year.

SPORTS:

FBN--RAIDERS-BENGALS

WASHINGTON _ LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers continue their road trip by facing the Washington Wizards in the second half of a back-to-back set on Sunday. By Howard Fendrich. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Starts at 6 p.m. EST.

HKN--KNIGHTS-RANGERS

NEW YORK _ The Vegas Golden Knights visit the New York Rangers. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

FBC--T25-AP COACH OF THE YEAR

UNDATED _ Finalists for the AP college football coach of the year are revealed. The winner will be announced Monday. By College Football Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: 200 words, with photos.

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