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Good morning! Here's an updated look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today in Utah. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome, and should be directed to Salt Lake City correspondent Brady McCombs at 801-322-3405.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

All times Mountain Standard Time.


SALT LAKE CITY — A House committee that investigated former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is scheduled to meet Friday to release a final report of its findings. Lawmakers wrapped up their nearly $4 million investigation in December after Swallow resigned. Swallow, a Republican, resigned late last year. His nearly 11 months in office were overshadowed by accusations of misconduct, including allegations he offered to protect several businessmen in return for favors. He repeatedly denied wrongdoing and has pledged to clear his name as a private citizen. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words after noon meeting.


SALT LAKE CITY — Utah is one step closer to a bigger, newer convention hotel. A Senate committee approved a proposal to set aside $75 million in public money toward tax rebates for a developer willing to construct the downtown Salt Lake City hotel. Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams backs the bill, and other local officials say the added meeting space would secure future events and added state tourism revenue. Opponents have said the tax subsidy will give one hotel an unfair advantage over existing ones. By Annie Knox. UPCOMING: 500 words by 1 p.m. MST.



The new advertising campaign for Major League Soccer proclaims: "For Club And Country." Because nothing stirs passionate soccer fans — and even the sport's casual onlookers — quite like the World Cup, the premier U.S. league is hoping to draw on the excitement surrounding the big event this summer. "It's a perfect theme for our march to Brazil," Commissioner Don Garber said. "It's not just about American players wrapping themselves in their flags, it's Tim Cahill and Robbie Keane wrapping themselves in their country's flags. It's a big connection between our clubs and the national teams."The league hopes that connection resonates with new fans. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: "Five Things" Preview of 850 words. By 3 p.m.


SEATTLE — No. 11 seed Utah pulled the only upset on the first day of the Pac-12 women's tournament. They now face No. 3 seed Oregon State in the quarterfinals on Friday night. Game at 8:30 p.m. PT. 500 words.


NEW YORK — Trying desperately to make a late push for a playoff spot, the New York Knicks look to take advantage of a soft portion of their schedule when they host the Utah Jazz, who have lost four in a row. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. Game starts 7:30 p.m. 750 words, photos.


— JUVENILE CENTER RUNAWAYS — Authorities say they've found all four of the boys who ran away earlier this week from a center for troubled teens in Draper.

— HOMESCHOOL STANDARDS — A bill advancing at the legislature would exempt homeschooled students from following state requirements about curriculum or days spent in school.

— FATAL TRAILER FIRE-ARSON ARREST — Charges have been dropped against a woman accused of setting a fire in a Hurricane trailer that killed her 31-year-old boyfriend.

— CHILD ABUSE-SENTENCING — A judge has ordered a young Utah father who pleaded guilty to child abuse to serve 150 days in jail.

— ATTORNEYS GENERAL-INVESTIGATION — A House committee that investigated former Utah Attorney General John Swallow is scheduled to meet Friday to release a final report of its findings.


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