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BC-NV--Nevada News Coverage Advisory, NV

May 2, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

TOP STORIES:

MISS USA

RENO, Nev. _ The women who want to be crowned the next Miss USA include a psychological operations expert in the Army reserves, a former NFL cheerleader on a career path to become a surgical nurse and a lawyer who represents unjustly jailed prisoners for free. The 51 contestants representing each U.S. state and the District of Columbia take the stage Thursday night. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: About 650 words, with photos. Developing from event that begins at 5 p.m. PDT.

FEDERAL PLUTONIUM-NEVADA

RENO, Nev. _ The U.S. Department of Energy says Nevada is showing “remarkable” disregard for national security in its continued legal battle over last year’s secret shipment of weapons-grade plutonium to a site near Las Vegas. By Scott Sonner. UPCOMING: About 650 words, photo by noon PDT.

MUSIC-BILLBOARD AWARDS

LAS VEGAS _ Mother’s Day is in a couple weeks, but Drake gave his mom an early gift with a heartfelt speech at the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the rap star also broke Taylor Swift’s record for most wins. By Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 940 words, phtoos, video.

With:

_ MUSIC-BILLBOARD AWARDS-LIST.

_ JOE JONAS-SOPHIE TURNER: Joe Jonas was already having a big night: reuniting with his brothers for their band’s first performance at an awards show in a decade and announcing their upcoming tour. SENT: 300 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ NEWSPAPER PUBLISHER-NEVADA-IDAHO: A former newspaper executive and publisher in Colorado has been named the new publisher of the Elko Daily Free Press in northeast Nevada and the Times-News in Twin Falls, Idaho.

SPORTS

RETAIL-SPORTSBOOKS

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. _ With so much of the nascent U.S. sports betting market being done online or via smartphones, it would seem that investing millions of dollars in elaborate sportsbooks located inside casinos or racetracks might be money better spent elsewhere. But gambling companies are opening or expanding physical sportsbooks in the eight states where sports betting is newly legal, saying these facilities help generate crossover spending at slot machines, table games, food and beverage and even hotel stays, not to mention creating new jobs. By Wayne Parry. UPCOMING: 130 words, then longer version.

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