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NV--Nevada News Digest

| May 2, 2020 12:03 AM

Good afternoon. Here’s a new, updated 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 broadcast versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

TOP STORIES:

VIRUS OUTBREAK-NEVADA

LAS VEGAS— The number of people filing new claims for jobless benefits in Nevada is closing in on 390,000 since casinos and other businesses were shuttered to prevent spread of the coronavirus, the U.S. Department of Labor said Thursday. More than 45,000 people filed first-time claims for unemployment benefits last week. That equates to more than one in four workers with jobs in Nevada in February filing for benefits since the week of March 21. By Ken Ritter. SENT: 640 words.

NUKE REPOSITORY-PLUTONIUM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Scientists and other experts who have been looking at the viability of the U.S. government’s $18 billion plan to dispose of tons of weapons-grade plutonium inside an underground nuclear waste repository in New Mexico are expected to release their findings Thursday. By Susan Montoya Bryan. UPCOMING: Story, length uncertain. With photos.

VIRUS-OUTBREAK-IMMIGRANT-HELPERS

NEW YORK — Some immigrants who used to do construction or clean homes but lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic go out each day to deliver food to families in need. By Claudia Torrens. SENT: 920 words, photos.

ALSO:

— POLICE SHOOTING-LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas police say a person is dead after being shot by a detective during a traffic stop Wednesday night.

SPORTS:

NCAA-COMPENSATING-ATHLETES-Q&A

By this time next year, college athletes may be permitted to be earn money for their names, images and likenesses without compromising their eligibility. There are plenty of questions left to answer for the NCAA. By College Sports Writer Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 700 words, photos.

BKN—G LEAGUE-NEW ERA

The G League’s plan to sign elite players and offer them a spot in a one-year program that will prep them for the NBA draft is making a splash. Three players have signed deals with the new program, all turning down big-time college offers in exchange for six-figure salaries and a chance to spend a year essentially majoring in basketball. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 900 words, photos.

BBN—DAWSON’S FUNERAL HOME

MIAMI — The man behind the mask directing his staff and consoling mourners at Paradise Memorial Funeral Home is baseball Hall of Famer Andre Dawson. The job took some getting used to, he says, and now he’s adjusting to life as a mortician during a global pandemic. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

CAR—VIRUS OUTBREAK-NASCAR

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — NASCAR announces that it will resume its season without fans starting May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, with the premier Cup Series racing three more times in a 10-day span. NASCAR joins the UFC as the first major sports organizations to announce specific return to play plans since the coronavirus pandemic shut down U.S. sports in mid-March. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. SENT: 340 words, photos.

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