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

July 10, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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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SAN DIEGO — Immigrant children around the U.S. left shelters with their backpacks and a tender goodbye hug from staff members as the Trump administration began reuniting dozens of youngsters with their parents Tuesday under a court-ordered deadline. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 642 words, photos.


—IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-JUDGE, from LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration’s failed attempt to detain migrant families together indefinitely ran into a formidable obstacle in a judge whose upbringing was shaped as the daughter of immigrants and who previously rejected requests to allow the government to lock up children with their parents. By Brian Melley. SENT: 982 words, photos.

—IMMIGRATION-DETENTION CONTRACT, from SAN FRANCISCO — A Northern California jail is ending its profitable contract with federal immigration officials to house suspects facing deportation. The Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department on Tuesday became the third local law enforcement agency in California to cut ties in recent months with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials amid continued protests over federal detention policies. By Paul Elias. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos by 3:30 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Opponents of an initiative to split California into three states asked the state Supreme Court to pull the measure from the ballot, arguing it’s too drastic a change to state government to go through the normal initiative process. By Sophia Bollag. SENT: 514 words, photos.



SAN FRANCISCO — Evidence that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer seems “weak,” but experts can still make that claim at trial, a U.S. judge ruled Tuesday. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 660 words, photo.


— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Thousands of firefighters aided by milder weather continued to make progress against a deadly blaze along the California-Oregon state line.

— SAN FRANCISCO WATERFRONT CRASH — A pedicab driver who was critically hurt last month by a hit-and-run driver while transporting a family of four along San Francisco’s waterfront has died.

— TODDLER FATALLY SHOOTS SELF — A California man has been arrested on suspicion of leaving a loaded gun unsecured before a 2-year-old boy fatally shot himself.



LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles judge ordered lawyers for a former Playboy centerfold to serve a copy of a lawsuit she filed last week to porn actress Stormy Daniels and a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, but denied requests to make the lawsuit public. By Michael Balsamo. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.


— LA SUBWAY SEATS — The Los Angeles County Metro system plans to phase out some of the fabric seat coverings currently used on subway, rail and bus lines.

— GASOLINE ATTACK — San Diego police say a man has been taken into custody after dousing a woman with gasoline and trying to set her on fire.

— HAIRLESS BEAR — A black bear that lost its fur to a severe case of mange is recovering at a Southern California wildlife care facility.



BEIJING — Electric car producer Tesla will build its first factory outside the United States in Shanghai under an agreement signed Tuesday, becoming the first wholly foreign-owned automaker in China. By Business Writer Joe McDonald. SENT: 580 words, photo.



LOS ANGELES — If “Roseanne” has a shot at Emmy honors, it’s because television academy voters are willing to overlook Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet that ended the revival after one triumphant season. Barr, the sitcom and its cast are vying for Emmy nominations to be announced Thursday morning. They were submitted for consideration before the show was axed. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 870 words, photo.


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — Charlie Puth is done playing by the rules. “I’ve wanted to make music like this for a very, very long time, but I almost wasn’t, dare I say, allowed?” Puth said of his recently released sophomore album, “Voicenotes.” By Nicole Evatt. SENT: 876 words, photos, video.


— FILM-INDIANA JONES 5 — The Walt Disney Co. on Tuesday announced that the planned fifth installment in the “Indiana Jones” franchise will be released in July 2021 instead of July 2020. Photo.



LAS VEGAS — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver is expected to provide an update on league matters when the league’s annual summer meeting of the Board of Governors concludes Tuesday. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. UPCOMING: 700 words by 7 p.m., developing from expected 6 p.m. news conference.


EL SEGUNDO — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Lance Stephenson and second-round pick Svi Mykhailiuk. The Lakers announced the deals Tuesday. SENT: 100 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The five games Tuesday include: Spurs-Trail Blazers, Hawks-Bulls, Jazz-Heat, Kings-Grizzlies and Lakers-Knicks. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Games started at 1 p.m.


NEW YORK — Several players have etched their names in the WNBA record books. Rebekkah Brunson became the league’s all-time leading rebounder while Diana Taurasi broke the mark for most field goals made in her career. By Basketball Writer Doug Feinberg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


HOUSTON — Houston’s Justin Verlander opposes Oakland lefty Sean Manaea when the Astros and Athletics continue a four-game series on Tuesday. The A’s won the opener 2-0. By Kristie Rieken. Game started at 11:10 a.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Garrett Richards faces Mike Leake when the Los Angeles Angels open a home series with the Seattle Mariners. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SAN DIEGO — Rich Hill and the Los Angeles Dodgers go for a second straight win against the San Diego Padres, who counter with rookie lefty Eric Lauer. By Bernie Wilson. UIPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Johnny Cueto makes his second start for the Giants, pitching against the Cubs, since coming off the disabled list from a 61-game absence with an inflamed pitching elbow and seventh overall in 2018. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


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