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AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

June 8, 2018

Hello! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in California. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Los Angeles bureau at 213-626-1200, losangeles@ap.org, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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 and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific.

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LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump said Friday that he’s inclined to support a bipartisan effort in Congress to ease the U.S. ban on marijuana, a proposal that would dramatically reshape the nation’s legal landscape for pot users and businesses. By Michael R. Blood. SENT: 265 words, photo. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 3:30 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Programs for the homeless and poor would get hundreds of millions of dollars more under a budget compromise reached Friday by Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders. More money for health insurance for those in the country illegally wasn’t included. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 310 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 2 p.m. briefing.




SEATTLE — President Donald Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration has already brought overrun detention facilities, long lines of asylum seekers camping out at the U.S.-Mexico border, and a decision to separate young children from their parents indefinitely. Now, the administration is sending more than 1,600 detainees —including some of those agonized parents — to federal prisons for lack of space in other immigration jails, though it remains unclear how well the prisons can handle the influx. By Gene Johnson. UPCOMING: 700 words by 2 p.m., photos.


BOSTON — A bipartisan coalition of U.S. mayors called Friday for policies to curb gun violence and pledged to support immigrant communities as it kicked off a four-day gathering in Boston to tackle issues impacting cities. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 419 words, photos.



SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco woman looked composed and lucid as she made her first court appearance on Friday on a murder charge accusing her of killing and dismembering her roommate, whose body parts prosecutors say were discovered in plastic bags at their home. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 335 words, photos.


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Overseeing a top nuclear weapons laboratory that has had security and safety problems will be the responsibility of a new management team that includes two universities and a research firm that does work around the world, the U.S. government announced Friday. The National Nuclear Security Administration chose Triad National Security LLC as the winning bidder to manage Los Alamos National Laboratory, the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Comprised of Ohio-based Battelle Memorial Institute, Texas A&M University and the University of California, the team will begin taking over later this year. By Susan Montoya Bryan. SENT: 725 words, photo.


— TRUCKEE CHILD MOLESTER-SENTENCED — A 42-year-old California man convicted of multiple counts of child molestation in Truckee has been sentenced to 52 years to life in prison.



SAN DIEGO — A California appeals court has upheld a San Diego city ordinance that closes a picturesque children’s beach for nearly half the year so that seals may give birth, nurse and wean their pups. SENT: 510 words. UPCOMING: Photos.


— SHERIFF’S LIEUTENANT ARRESTED — Prosecutors say a retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s lieutenant has been charged with tipping off massage parlor employees about raids in exchange for sex.

— LAX-HUMBOLDT AIR SERVICE — There’s a new option for travel between Los Angeles and California’s North Coast. United Airlines on Thursday launched nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport and Humboldt County Airport.



RALEIGH, N.C. — An advocacy group is calling on Apple and Amazon to drop North Carolina’s Research Triangle as potential campus sites because of a legislative effort to put voter identification requirements into the state constitution. SENT: 328 words.



NEW YORK — As Kim Kardashian West put it to her 60 million-plus followers on Twitter, the call she made to Alice Marie Johnson “will forever be one of my best memories.” It was the reality star and makeup mogul who brought the 63-year-old Johnson first word of her freedom after more than two decades in federal prison on 1996 drug convictions related to a Memphis-based cocaine trafficking operation. By Entertainment Writer Leanne Italie. SENT: 1,032 words, photos.



CLEVELAND — One win and Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors will be crowned NBA champions again and labeled a new hoops dynasty. They’ll take their first crack at it in Game 4 against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, who will try to avoid being swept and delay the start of a tumultuous summer. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 900 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.



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NEW YORK — Justify appears to have rebounded well after a relatively easy Kentucky Derby victory and a hard-fought Preakness win. But the most exhausting is yet to come. He’ll run 1 1/2 miles in the Belmont Stakes with nine rivals gunning to keep him from becoming racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 2 p.m.


— RAC--BELMONT-THINGS TO KNOW — Some things to know as Justify seeks to win the Belmont Stakes and become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner. By Racing Writer Beth Harris. SENT: 500 words, photos, graphics.


LOS ANGELES — Nearly three years after Leo Santa Cruz beat Abner Mares by majority decision to win the WBA featherweight title, the two LA-area veterans are doing it again Saturday at Staples Center. Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs) realizes the rematch is his chance to redirect his career on the same trajectory followed by Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KOs). By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 500 words by 6 p.m.


MIAMI — The Marlins begin a weekend of festivities celebrating their 25th anniversary Friday when left-hander Caleb Smith is scheduled to start against San Diego lefty Eric Lauer. By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.


WASHINGTON — The San Francisco Giants take on the Washington Nationals. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:05 p.m.


MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins sent Lance Lynn to the mound to commence a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels, who will start Garrett Richards in the opener at Target Field. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5:10 p.m.


— BBA--ANGELS-OHTANI — Shohei Ohtani will be placed on the Los Angeles Angels’ disabled list with a sprained elbow ligament. The Angels announced the potentially serious injury for their two-way rookie sensation Friday before opening a road trip in Minnesota. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 380 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — Walker Buehler takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who return home to face former teammate Brandon McCarthy and the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. — The Oakland Athletics host the Kansas City Royals. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


FULLERTON, Calif. — Washington and Cal State Fullerton open super regional play in the NCAA baseball tournament. UPCOMING: 200 words. Game started at 11 a.m.


— SWM--LEDECKY-ENDORSEMENT — Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky has signed with swimwear company TYR in her first endorsement deal since turning pro.


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