AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
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SAN DIEGO — With one deadline behind, a judge will consider Friday how closely to monitor the Trump administration as it faces a bigger deadline ahead on reunifying families separated at the border. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: Developing from afternoon hearing.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The secretary of state is scheduled to certify the results of the state’s June primary at a Friday afternoon press conference. Turnout was the highest since 1998. By Sophia Bollag. UPCOMING: 500 words.
TRUMP-PORN STAR LAWYER
On Monday he was in Denver accepting an award from a legal foundation. On Tuesday he was in Los Angeles fighting to unseal a lawsuit brought by a Playboy centerfold. On Wednesday he was in New York in his fight to defend children separated from their parents at the U.S. border and on Friday he was in London protesting President Donald Trump. It’s official. Michael Avenatti is everywhere. By Michael Balsamo. UPCOMING: 400 words by 3 p.m.
PETALUMA, Calif. — The mother of two girls killed in 2016 when the car she was driving plunged into a Northern California river reached a tentative plea agreement with prosecutors. Alejandra Hernandez, 27, last month pleaded no contest to two counts of felony gross vehicular manslaughter. SENT: 275 words, photos.
— PLANE TURNS BACK — An official says a flight that left San Francisco bound for Sydney, Australia, made a quick turnaround due to flames caused by a mechanical failure.
— CALIFORNIA DMV WAIT TIMES — The California Department of Motor Vehicles is offering more Saturday after growing complaints about long wait times because of new license requirements.
CHARLES MANSON ESTATE
LOS ANGELES — A judge has eliminated two purported sons of Charles Manson from the battle over his estate. Judge Clifford Klein on Friday narrowed the case down to a man who says he’s the cult leader’s grandson and a memorabilia collector who was pen pals with Manson. By Brian Melley. SENT: 473 words, photo.
CHINESE STUDENT KILLED
LOS ANGELES — A woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the beating death of a University of Southern California graduate student from China, and a co-defendant was given a term of 15 years to life. By Ariel Tu. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words.
— OFFICER CHARGED-MAFIA — A Los Angeles-area police officer has pleaded guilty to lying to investigators looking into whether he has connections to the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime.
— PROSECUTOR-ONLINE POSTS — The Rev. Jesse Jackson has urged that a Southern California gang prosecutor be disbarred for crude and profane social media posts about U.S. Rep. Maxine Waters, former first lady Michelle Obama, Mexican immigrants and the victim of a police shooting.
— CHILD-HOT CAR — A baby sitter accused of leaving a boy in a hot car has pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles County Superior Court.
NEW YORK — Wells Fargo & Co., which has been mired in investigations related to its business practices, said Friday that its second-quarter earnings fell to $5.19 billion from $5.86 billion a year ago. The bank also revised its first-quarter earnings downward after agreeing in April to pay $1 billion in fines to federal regulators. SENT: 458 words, photo.
MOSCOW — Budweiser has a boat on the Moscow River and a disco. Coke set up an interactive sculpture-video installation in Gorky Park and entertained 5,000 guests during the monthlong tournament. Visa built a campaign around former Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Business went on at the World Cup without the presence of the United States, although the tournament’s visibility decreased across America. By Sports Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 870 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — Sterling K. Brown and Donald Glover aren’t such Emmy outliers this year. More than a third of the 101 acting nominations for the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards went to ethnic minorities, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. That’s up from a quarter of the field last year, when Brown (“This Is Us”) and Glover (“Atlanta”) won top acting awards. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 543 words, photos.
If you haven’t yet watched this week’s searing finale of “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the show’s creator has a suggestion. Executive producer and writer Bruce Miller says audiences should get a “couple of bottles of Scotch” before watching the show. The finale is so intense, actress Samira Wiley — who received a nomination for guest actress on the show — hasn’t watched it yet. By Nicole Evatt and Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 560 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — Rookie Walker Buehler returns from the disabled list to start for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Felix Pena and the Angels in the Freeway Series re-match at Chavez Ravine. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — Tyler Chatwood and the Chicago Cubs, who are one game behind Milwaukee in the NL Central, open a weekend series against Clayton Richard and the San Diego Padres, who are last in the NL West. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner takes the mound for the San Francisco Giants in the opener of the Bay Bridge Series against Edwin Jackson and the Oakland Athletics. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.
— FBC--COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF — The College Football Playoff agreements for the Cotton Bowl Classic, Fiesta Bowl and Peach Bowl have been extended six years through 2026.
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