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BC-AZ--Arizona News Digest, AZ

January 2, 2019

Good afternoon. 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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 — A winter storm has covered cactus with snow in parts of the American Southwest as temperatures in the desert fall below those of Anchorage, Alaska. Tucson, Las Vegas and other typically warm places have seen steep temperature drops and even snow as Alaska is handed above-normal warm weather. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are expected to attend a briefing on border security at the White House as the government remains partially shut down and President Donald Trump asks in a tweet, “Let’s make a deal?” By Zeke Miller and Lisa Mascaro SENT: 730 words. UPCOMING: Updates.


ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — The race to legalize sports betting is on now that the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed it in all 50 states, but will it provide enough extra tax revenue to make much of a difference for schools, roads or pension debt? Don’t bet on it. By Wayne Parry and Geoff Mulvhill. SENT: 1,040 words.



_PHOENIX-FATAL SHOOTING: Phoenix police learned of a fatal shooting when the wounded victim was taken to a hospital where he died.

_ARIZONA WEATHER: Snow was falling early Wednesday in the Tucson area and other communities across southeastern Arizona.



NEW YORK — A former assistant basketball coach for the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiracy to commit bribery, admitting he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer players at the school to certain financial advisers and business managers. SENT: 615 words.


PHOENIX _ The Philadelphia 76ers visit the Phoenix Suns. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7 p.m. MST.


GLENDALE, Ariz. _ The Edmonton Oilers visit the Arizona Coyotes.


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