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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory update, NV

May 23, 2019 GMT

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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




RENO, Nev. _ NASA has launched the final stage of a four-year effort to develop a national traffic management system for small unmanned aircraft, testing drones flying in urban settings for the first time beyond the remote operator’s visual line of sight. Multiple drones took to the air at the same time this week above the streets of downtown Reno in a series of simulations testing emerging technology that someday will be used to manage travel of hundreds of thousands of commercial, unmanned aerial vehicles delivering packages, pizzas and medical supplies in low-altitude airspace. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: About 700 words, photos.


LAS VEGAS _ The former head of a Las Vegas and Tokyo investment firm might spend the rest of his life in a U.S. prison for bilking thousands of Japanese victims in what prosecutors called a $1.5 billion international Ponzi scheme. Edwin Fujinaga is due to face a federal judge in Nevada on Thursday in a fraud case that prosecutors rank with the nation’s largest-ever, including Bernard Madoff. They want a sentence of 50 years for the former president and chief executive of MRI International Inc. By Ken Ritter. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m. PDT, photos.


LAS VEGAS — A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Expanded version.


Shares of Tesla opened lower Thursday, a day after an influential analyst raised questions about demand for its electric vehicles and told investors that Tesla could become a restructuring story. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update, expanded version.



RALEIGH, N.C. _ Illegal killings and longstanding political resistance have undercut the return of two species of endangered wolves to the wild, frustrating government efforts that already cost more than $80 million but have failed to meet recovery targets. The number of red wolves roaming the forests of North Carolina has plunged to fewer than three dozen in recent years _ the most precarious position of any U.S. wolf species. By Jonathan Drew, Susan Montoya Bryan and Matthew Brown. SENT: 1,160 words, photos, video.



NEW YORK — It’s been a busy offseason for the WNBA with big names changing places, a new commissioner and sadly a few injuries to some of the games’ greatest players. By Doug Feinberg. SENT: 750 words, photos.


BOSTON _ When the Bruins take the ice in the Stanley Cup final, they’ll do it with a core group of veterans that know what it’s like to win it and come up short. Apart from Zdeno Chara, who was 33 years old when Boston hoisted the Stanley Cup in 2011, Patrice Bergeron, David Krejci, Brad Marchand and Tuukka Rask were all 25 or younger. Now they all could play pivotal roles in the Bruins’ latest Stanley Cup bid. By Kyle Hightower. UPCOMING: 650 words by 7 p.m. EDT, photos.


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