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

September 26, 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.

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TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee is reviewing allegations by a third woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, a panel spokesman said Wednesday, in yet another potential blow to his prospects for Senate confirmation. By Alan Fram, Lisa Mascaro and Laurie Kellman. SENT: 1,132 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments as they occur.

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— SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH-THE LATEST

SAN FRANCISCO-$2 BILLION TERMINAL

SAN FRANCISCO — A second beam in San Francisco’s celebrated new $2 billion transit terminal shows signs of cracking, an official said Wednesday, a day after a crack in a nearby support beam shut down the building that opened just last month. By Janie Har. SENT: 545 words, photos. UPCOMING: 650 words by 3 p.m.

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— SAN FRANCISCO-$2 BILLION TERMINAL-THE LATEST

HOMELESS BEATINGS

LOS ANGELES — A man who Los Angeles police say is a “deportable felon” responsible for the beating deaths of three men was questioned weeks earlier by Houston authorities about the disappearance of his aunt but released because he had no outstanding warrants. By Elliot Spagat and Christopher Weber. SENT: 650 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

AT THE CAPITAL:

CALPERS CHIEF-NO DEGREE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California state Treasurer John Chiang on Wednesday called for an independent investigation amid questions about the educational background of the head of the nation’s largest public pension system. SENT: 300 words.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

— LAKE TAHOE-MARSH RESTORATION — The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has awarded a $1.7 million grant to the California Tahoe Conservancy to help restore a marsh at Lake Tahoe that is the largest remaining wetland in the Sierra Nevada.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

ADDICTION SURGERY-FRAUD

SANTA ANA, Calif. — Eleven Southern California doctors, business owners and others have been charged in an alleged insurance-fraud scheme involving an implant surgery that purportedly helps drug addicts, the Orange County district attorney said Wednesday in announcing a crackdown on abuses in a region that has become known as the “Rehab Riviera.” UPCOMING: 300 words.

Also:

— HORSE RESCUE — Southern California firefighters came to the rescue of a horse that tried to leave a barn without using the door.

BUSINESS:

CONGRESS-DATA PRIVACY

WASHINGTON — Congress wants to pass national rules governing how companies can use consumers’ data — though a major goal might simply be to block states from enacting stronger privacy protections on their own. By Marcy Gordon and Matt O’Brien. SENT: 790 words, photo.

FACEBOOK-VIRTUAL REALITY

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is off to a slow start in his mission to bring virtual reality to the masses, so perhaps it’s appropriate his company’s next VR headset will be called Quest. SENT: 397 words.

ZINC-AIR BATTERIES

NEW YORK — Remote villages in Africa and Asia are receiving electricity using a little-known type of technology: zinc-air batteries. The goal is to provide a battery that can capture renewable energy and store it for later use. By Business Writer Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 756 words.

SMALLBIZ-SMALL TALK-RETAIL OUTLOOK

NEW YORK — Sales are so strong at women’s clothing company Leota that owner Sarah Carson is asking manufacturers for more inventory for the holidays, a change from last year. By Business Writer Joyce M. Rosenberg. SENT: 885 words, photos.

Also:

— OLD APPLE COMPUTER-AUCTION — A computer built in the 1970s that helped launch the personal computer age as well as a trillion-dollar company has sold for $375,000.

ENTERTAINMENT:

BRITAIN-DAVID HOCKNEY

LONDON — A stained glass window by artist David Hockney, based on a design he sketched on an iPad, was unveiled Wednesday amid the marble and monuments of London’s ancient Westminster Abbey. By Jill Lawless. SENT: 414 words, photos.

SPORTS:

FBN--VIKINGS-RAMS

LOS ANGELES — Kirk Cousins might not be an $84 million quarterback if Sean McVay hadn’t masterminded his development in Washington. The student meets the teacher Thursday when the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Rams attempt to overcome their injury woes in a short-week NFC showdown. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos by 6 p.m.

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— FBN--RAMS-TALIB — The Los Angeles Rams have placed cornerback Aqib Talib on injured reserve, sidelining the veteran until at least Thanksgiving.

FBN--CHARGERS-JAMES FAST START

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James is making a strong early case for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors. The first-round pick is only the second defensive back in a non-strike season to have two sacks and an interception in his first three games. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos.

FBN--49ERS-BEATHARD

SAN FRANCISCO — Story on new 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard.

SOC--AROUND MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER

The North is making noise in the East. And no, it’s not Toronto FC. The Montreal Impact are unexpectedly in the playoff picture after a two-month climb up the standings. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words and photos.

BBN--DODGERS-DIAMONDBACKS

PHOENIX — The Los Angeles Dodgers try to maintain their slim lead in the NL West when they face the Arizona Diamondbacks. Right-hander Ross Stripling pitches for the Dodgers, right-hander Zack Greinke for the Diamondbacks. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:40 p.m.

BBA--RANGERS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Andrew Heaney takes on Yohander Mendez when the Los Angeles Angels look to sweep the Texas Rangers in the penultimate series of the AL West rivals’ seasons. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:07 p.m.

BBN--PADRES-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — San Diego plays San Francisco at AT&T Park.. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.

BBA--ATHLETICS-MARINERS

SEATTLE — The Oakland Athletics try to keep their fleeting hopes of hosting the AL wild-card game alive when they close out their series with the Seattle Mariners on Wednesday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

Also:

— HKN--DUCKS-PERRY SURGERY — Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry is likely to be out for five months after undergoing surgery on his right knee.

— BKC---UCLA-PAULEY PAVILION-SPONSOR — UCLA’s historic Pauley Pavilion will gain a presenting sponsor as part of the school’s $38 million, 10-year deal with a credit union.

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