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

February 19, 2019

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.

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WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that he would prevail over a multistate lawsuit challenging his emergency declaration to pay for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he expected to do “very well,” against the suit, adding that he had an “absolute right” to make the declaration. By Catherine Lucey. SENT: 510 words, photos.


SHEFFIELD, England _ Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen, including a Los Angeles man, killed in World War II. First, he kisses his finger and lays it on the metal plate bearing their names. Then he sits beside the rock, laying a shaky hand on its smooth slope with the care of someone offering comfort to a loved one. As he taps the stone, Foulds tells the airmen about the weather and his plans for the day. By Danica Kirka. SENT: 1,418 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the rookie of the year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. SENT: 1,380 words, photos.



PARADISE, Calif. _ An Akita name Kingston has been reunited with his family 101 days after he jumped out of their pickup truck as they fled a devastating Northern California wildfire. UPCOMING: 200 words, photos.


_ LOST SKIER-LAKE TAHOE _ Searchers have recovered the body of a California man who was skiing at a resort at Lake Tahoe when he was reported missing on Monday.

_ FATAL POLICE SHOOTING _ The Napa County Sherriff’s Department says it is investigating the fatal shooting of an armed suspect by one of its deputies.



LOS ANGELES _ Los Angeles police interviewed neighbors Tuesday as they investigated the shooting deaths of three men inside a home in a gated community. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 200 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 2 p.m. press conference.


_ MEDICAL SCHOOL-FREE TUITION _ Tuition will be waived for the first five classes of students at the new Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Southern California.

_ MARS WEATHER _ And now for the weather on Mars: NASA’s newest lander is offering daily reports on the red planet’s frigid winter. NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is posting the highs and lows online, along with wind speed and atmospheric pressure.



AP Film Writers Jake Coyle and Lindsey Bahr break down their predictions for the 91st Academy Awards, which caps an awards season full of surprises. By Film Writers Lindsey Bahr and Jake Coyle. SENT: 2,153 words, photos.


_ OSCARS-PRESENTERS _ Michael B. Jordan, Brian Tyree Henry, Michelle Yeoh and Elsie Fisher may have missed out on Oscar nominations this year, but they will be on stage at the Dolby Theatre during Sunday’s ceremony. SENT: 130 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES _ It’s a big week for Ruth E. Carter, who on Sunday could become the first African-American to win an Academy Award for costume design through her Afro-futuristic wardrobes in “Black Panther.” But before that show, Carter will receive a career achievement award Tuesday at the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards. She talked about her early years with Spike Lee and her favorite “Black Panther” costumes during a recent interview with The Associated Press. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 600 words, photos, video.


LOS ANGELES _ Kate Walsh hosts the 21st annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, which will honor “Black Panther” designer Ruth E. Carter. By Entertainment Writer Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 135 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.



SAN DIEGO _ All-Star infielder Manny Machado has agreed to a $300 million, 10-year deal with the rebuilding San Diego Padres, the biggest contract ever for a free agent, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 1,130 words, photos.


GLENDALE, Ariz. _ Joe Kelly casually placed five bags of breakfast sandwiches on a table in the middle of the room as he entered the Dodgers clubhouse. It was his way of fitting in after not only playing for Boston the past four and a half seasons but also making a substantial relief pitching effort to help the Red Sox defeat the Dodgers in the World Series. As Justin Turner called out, “team guy,” Kelly settled into his locker next to other Dodger relievers and explained his gesture. By Theresa Smith. SENT: 750 words, photos.


MIAMI _ There was no social media or around-the-clock basketball coverage in October 1974, on the night when Kareem Abdul-Jabbar looked up from his dinner plate and told the Milwaukee Bucks that he would like to be traded. As such, hardly anybody knew initially about the demand. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 955 words, photos.


ST. PAUL, Minn. _ The Anaheim Ducks, who are 4-16-4 over their last 24 games, start a four-game road trip in Minnesota, where they notched one of those elusive victories last month. The Wild, still in control of the last playoff spot in the Western Conference, are 1-5-3 in their last nine games. By Tyler Mason. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


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