- Associated Press - Saturday, September 20, 2014

Good morning! Here’s an 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 Reno correspondent Scott Sonner at 775-322-3639.

A reminder: This information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

NEVADA ATTORNEY GENERAL DEBATE

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Nevada attorney general candidates Ross Miller and Adam Laxalt face off in a debate Saturday at the Nevada Press Association annual convention. By Michelle Rindels. UPCOMING: 400 words by 2 p.m. PDT. AP Photos planned.



IHEARTRADIO FESTIVAL

LAS VEGAS - Taylor Swift didn’t divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd’s enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, “Shake it Off,” seems to bode well for the new record. Swift, dressed in a bedazzled, bubble gum pink skirt and top, opened for the 4th annual festival Friday with hits including “Love Story” and “I Knew You Were Trouble.” A parade of chart-toppers followed her in the nearly five-hour program, including Coldplay, Usher, Nick Minaj and Ariana Grande. By Michelle Rindels. SENT: 430 words.

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HISTORIC RANCH HOUSE

YERINGTON - A ranch house that was disassembled in Virginia City and reconstructed in 1903 in the Mason Valley about 80 miles southeast of Reno has been added to the Nevada State Register of Historic Places. James and Mary Ellis Wilson lived until the 1940s in the Nordyke Ranch House they rebuilt south of Yerington near where the Walker River divides into its east and west branches. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by noon PDT.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

POLLOCK PINES, Calif. - Officials say assessment teams will be checking to see how many structures have been destroyed or damaged from a massive wildfire that is threatening thousands of homes in Northern California. Fire spokesman Mike McMillian said Saturday that officials have confirmed that several structures have been lost due to the King Fire, but they do not know exactly how many due to the still fast-moving blaze which began one week ago. SENT: 800 words with AP Photos LA102, CASAB104, CASAB105, CASAB103, CARP102, CARP103, CARP101, CARP105, CARP104, CASAB101, LA101. Developing.

NEVADA NEWSPAPER AWARDS -HALL OF FAME

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Two longtime newspapermen were to be inducted into the Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame in ceremonies Saturday. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m. HOLD FOR RELEASE UNTIL 9:30 P.M. PDT, SATURDAY, SEPT. 20.

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NEVADA NEWSPAPER AWARDS-TOP AWARDS - A list of the top awards in the 2014 Nevada Press Association Better Newspaper Contest, announced Saturday at the association’s annual convention. UPCOMING: 800 words by 6 p.m. for use after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

NEVADA NEWSPAPER AWARDS - A list of most winners in the Nevada Press Association 2014 Better Newspaper Contest, announced Saturday night at the newspaper organization’s annual convention. MOVED: 4,200 words for use after 9:30 p.m. Saturday.

Editors: Your attention also is directed to the following Nevada Member Exchange items that moved on Thursday for release in weekend editions and beyond:

TEEN SPEED CLIMBERS

RENO, Nev. - You can tell Jenna Wang is a great speed climber without even watching her. All you have to do is listen. During a recent climb in downtown Reno, Wang, 15, waited quietly while an automated timer counted down her start. By Benjamin Spillman of the Reno Gazette-Journal. SENT: 580 words, AP Photo NVREN101.

UNLV SUPERCOMPUTER

LAS VEGAS - Quick: Multiply 3.14159 by 1.61803. Can’t do it? Don’t worry. Soon, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas will have a supercomputer that can do the equation and 200 trillion more like it in one second. UNLV will be welcoming Intel’s Cherry Creek supercomputer - which was ranked in 2013 as the 400th fastest supercomputer in the world and the 41st most energy-efficient and powerful computer in the world. By Francis McCabe of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. SENT: 560 words with AP Photos NVREN101.LA110, LA109, LA108.

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