AZ-Arizona Digest UPDATE

Posted 9/18/23

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Arizona stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Arizona and the rest of the world, visit …

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AZ-Arizona Digest UPDATE


Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up for select Arizona stories. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s complete coverage of Arizona and the rest of the world, visit Coverage Plan at

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This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Coverage Plan will keep you up to date. All times are Mountain unless specified otherwise.



Democrats and Republicans are maneuvering to win over young voters before next year’s presidential election. Vice President Kamala Harris began her cross-country college tour at Hampton University on Thursday. Former President Donald Trump visited Iowa State University last weekend. In a close campaign, getting young people off the sidelines could make the difference between victory and defeat. Biden won the majority of young voters in 2020 but his support among the same age group is lagging. By Chris Megerian, Michelle L. Price and Thomas Beaumont. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.



TEMPE, Ariz. — Two-time All-Pro safety Budda Baker has been placed on injured reserve following a hamstring injury suffered last week during practice, adding more adversity for the winless Arizona Cardinals. Baker was inactive for the Cardinals on Sunday during a 31-28 loss to the New York Giants. Baker — a team captain — will miss at least the next four games. By David Brandt. SENT: 200 words.


GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals coughed up one of the biggest leads in franchise history in a 31-28 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday. It’s the first real gut punch for first-year coach Jonathan Gannon, who now must prepare his 0-2 team to face the 2-0 Dallas Cowboys. By David Brandt. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


ARLINGTON, Texas — The Cowboys are double-digit favorites in Sunday’s road game against the 0-2 Arizona Cardinals. That’s according to FanDuel SportsBook. Dallas is 2-0 after beating the New York teams by a combined 70-10 in a season-opening sweep, with a 30-10 victory over the Jets that followed a 40-0 rout of the NFC East rival Giants in the opener. By Pro Football Writer Schulyer Dixon. SENT: 870 words.



For lovers of facts about life in the United States, it has been like drinking from a firehose in recent days as the U.S. Census Bureau released new, 2022 survey data on income, poverty, health insurance coverage, commuting times, education levels, disabilities and military service, among many other topics. We walk you through the data options and suggest some reporting threads. Find the latest Localize It guides.


An effort to destigmatize the use of overdose reversal drugs that started as a pilot in two West Virginia counties has been expanded to all thirteen states in Appalachia this year. The first-ever “Appalachian Save a Life Day” was held Thursday as Narcan can be purchased over the counter for nonprescription use. The nasal spray was approved by federal regulators to appear on drug store shelves earlier this spring. More than 180 counties participated at more than 300 different sites. We offer resources and tips for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides.

FIREFIGHTERS-CONTAMINATED GEAR-LOCALIZE IT: Firefighters around the country are concerned that gear made with the toxic industrial compound PFAS could be one reason for cancer among their ranks. The chemical, which has been linked to an increased risk of health problems including several types of cancer, is used in protective gear to repel water and other substances when fighting a fire. AP lists states that have taken or are considering legislative action and offers tips for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides.

PLANTING-TREES-LOCALIZE IT: Hundreds of communities around the country will share more than $1 billion in federal money to help them plant and maintain trees under a federal program that is intended to reduce extreme heat, benefithealth and improve access to nature. We list the total funds received by community organizations in each state and offer tips for localizing the story. Find the latest Localize It guides.

DEMOCRACY DAY-LOCALIZE IT: More than 120 newsrooms across the United States will band together Sept. 15, the International Day of Democracy, to collectively report on the ways democracy works — and isn’t working — at the federal and local levels in the U.S. We providedetails on the effort, dubbed U.S. Democracy Day, and tell you how to participate. Find the latest Localize It guides.

SPORTS BETTING-LOCALIZE IT: The AP provides a roadmap for localizing our coverage of state spending on problem gambling as the NFL season kicks off Thursday and Kentucky becomes the latest state to legalize sports betting. Find the latest Localize It guides.



Atlantic storm Lee brings high winds, rough surf and torrential rain to parts of New England

Storm Lee surges through New England and Canada

US: Tens Of Thousands March In NYC To Protest Against Fossil Fuels


Hunter Biden sues the IRS over tax disclosures after agent testimony

A ‘person of interest’ has been detained in the killing of a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy

9 juveniles who escaped from a detention center in Pennsylvania are in custody, police say

Hundreds of flying taxis to be made in Ohio, home of the Wright brothers and astronaut legends




AUTO-WORKERS-STRIKE — About 13,000 U.S. auto workers have stopped making vehicles and headed for the picket lines. Their leaders have been unable to bridge a giant gap between union demands in contract talks and what Detroit’s three automakers are willing to pay. The United Auto Workers union went on strike against General Motors, Ford and Stellantis simultaneously for the first time in its 88-year history. The limited strike at assembly plants in Michigan, Ohio and Missouri will likely chart the future of the union and of America’s homegrown auto industry. By Tom Krisher, Corey Williams and Mike Householder. SENT: 1,055 words, photos.

LIBYA FLOODS — Libyan authorities have limited access to the flooded coastal city of Derna to dig through the mud and hollowed-out buildings for the more than 10,000 people still missing and presumed dead following a disaster that has already claimed more than 11,000 lives. Authorities warned that waterborne disease and explosive ordnance that shifted during the early Monday flood could claim yet more lives. By Yousef Mourad. SENT: 870 words, photos, video.

ELECTION-2024-SENATE-ROMNEY -- Mitt Romney’s decision not to run for another Senate term has a distant echo of his father’s departure from politics five decades ago. Both the Utah senator and his father, former Michigan Gov. George Romney, were top Republican contenders for the presidency but fell short of the White House. Both ended their careers in elected office with a sense that their party had lost its bearings. And both called for a more humane party, one that prioritizes civility and principle over resentments and score-settling. By Mead Gruver and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 1,135 words, photos.

TEXAS-ATTORNEY-GENERAL-IMPEACHMENT — The Texas Senate has begun deliberations over whether impeached Republican Attorney General Ken Paxton should be removed from office. Paxton faces 16 articles of impeachment over allegations that he abused his power as Texas’ top lawyer to protect a donor who was under FBI investigation. The three-term incumbent has denounced the impeachment as politically motivated. By Paul J. Weber, Jim Vertuno and Jake Bleiberg. SENT: 825 words, photos.

OREGON-MAGIC-MUSHROOMS — Oregon has taken an unprecedented step in offering psilocybin, also known as magic mushrooms, to the public. The director of the state agency that regulates it says it’s going well so far. Epic Healing Eugene is Oregon’s first licensed psilocybin “service center” and began providing doses to its first clients in June. It already has a waiting list of more than 3,000 names, including people seeking relief from depression, PTSD or end-of-life dread. No prescription or referral is needed, but proponents hope Oregon’s legalization will spark a revolution in mental health care across the nation. By Andrew Selsky. SENT: 1,060 words, photos, video.


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