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

September 16, 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. Christopher Weber is on the Los Angeles news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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WASHINGTON — The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school has come forward, alleging in an interview that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, clumsily tried to remove her clothing and covered her mouth when she tried to scream. “I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” Christine Blasey Ford told The Washington Post in her first interview. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.” By Darlene Superville. SENT: 950 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — The House intelligence committee chairman said Sunday he plans to release the transcripts of dozens of private interviews conducted during its investigation into Russian election-meddling and would push the director of national intelligence to declassify others. “I think full transparency is in order here, so I expect to make those (transcripts) available from our committee to the American public here in the next few weeks,” said Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., months after the GOP colleague who led the investigation said such a release could have a “chilling impact” on testimony in future inquiries. SENT: 475 words.


CONCORD — A suspect in a Northern California revenge killing went on the run for a month and finally turned himself in at a small town in Oregon after saying goodbye to his wife, authorities said. Terrance Boyd Dixon fled o Bandon, Oregon, where his wife lived so he could hug her one last time, police in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Concord said. SENT: 250 words, photo.


LOS ANGELES — There are critical points about the 70th Emmy Awards to keep in mind, starting with this: The ceremony airs Monday. Typically held on a Sunday, it was punted one day so this year’s host network, NBC, could accommodate its “Sunday Night Football” franchise (New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys, for viewers inclined toward that spectacle). By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Peter Farrelly’s crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie “Green Book” won the Toronto International Film Festival’s audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious path to the Oscars. Toronto’s People’s Choice Award is one of the most closely watched of the fall festival circuit because it often corresponds with awards-season success. In the past decade, every Toronto People’s Choice winner has scored a best-picture nomination at the Academy Awards. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 275 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — “The Predator” is at the top of the food chain in its first weekend in theaters. 20th Century Fox said Sunday that the film earned an estimated $24 million from more than 4,000 North American theaters. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 775 words, photos.


— FIRST RESPONDERS STAMP — A new commemorative stamp from the U.S. Postal Service honors first responders across the country, including the firefighters, law enforcement officers and emergency medical personnel who assisted during a wildfire and a deadly mudslide in the Montecito area.

— CALIFORNIA SCHOOL-COCAINE — Authorities say two students were hospitalized as a precaution after a 13-year-old boy brought two balloons full of cocaine to a central California middle school.

— WIFE KILLING — Authorities say an 84-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of shooting and killing his 81-year-old wife in central California.

— POLICE OFFICER-SHOT — A convicted felon from California accused of shooting and wounding a suburban Chicago police officer during a traffic stop is being held without bond.

— CALIFORNIA DEPUTY-DRUGS — Authorities say an on-duty California sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs.

— FACEBOOK ARGUMENT-SHOOTING — Los Angeles police say two men were shot and wounded when they went to an intersection to resolve a dispute with other men they had been conducting over Facebook.



ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — Melvin Gordon matched a career high by scoring three touchdowns, and the Los Angeles Chargers defeated Buffalo 31-20 in manhandling the anemic Bills during rookie quarterback Josh Allen’s debut as a starter. Gordon scored on a 20-yard run and added two touchdowns receiving before limping off the field after appearing to hurt his left leg early in the fourth quarter. By Sports Writer John Wawrow. SENT: 700 words, photos.


DENVER — Derek Carr has one more target with the re-signing of receiver Martavis Bryant when the Oakland Raiders (0-1) visit the Denver Broncos and Von Miller, who had three sacks in the opener. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. Starts 1:25 p.m.


ANAHEIM — Jaime Barria faces Marco Gonzales when the Los Angeles Angels wrap up a four-game series with the Seattle Mariners. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1 p.m.


SANTA CLARA — Jimmy Garoppolo and the San Francisco 49ers host the Detroit Lions in a matchup of teams coming off opening week losses. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Starts 1:05 p.m.


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Khris Davis hit a grand slam in the ninth inning but the Oakland Athletics again came up short, beaten by the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 on Sunday. The A’s remained 1 ½ games behind the New York Yankees for the top AL wild-card spot. Oakland lost for the second straight day at Tropicana Field — the Yankees fell to Toronto both days. By Mark Didtler. SENT: 500 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Antonio Senzatela pitches for the Colorado Rockies in their series finale against rookie Dereck Rodriguez and the San Francisco Giants. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1:05 p.m.


SAN DIEGO — Lefty Mike Minor and the Texas Rangers go for a three-game sweep of the San Diego Padres, who counter with rookie Jacob Nix as they try to avoid their 91st loss, which would tie their total from last year. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 1:10 p.m.


ST. LOUIS — A day after the Dodgers routed the Cardinals and moved into first place in the NL West, right-hander Adam Wainwright (1-3, 4.70) starts for St. Louis in the finale of the four-game series and righty Ross Stripling (8-3, 2.61) goes for Los Angeles. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 7:05 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — The fight lived up to its billing, even if it did little to settle who is really the best. That may have to wait until a third fight, assuming Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin really want to see each other in the ring again. By Boxing Writer Tim Dahlberg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 7 p.m.


SONOMA — Scott Dixon goes for a fifth IndyCar championship in Sunday’s season finale at Sonoma Raceway. Dixon has a 29-point lead over Alexander Rossi but the race is worth double points. By Auto Racing Writer Jenna Fryer. UPCOMING. Starts 6:40 p.m.


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