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

May 12, 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. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.



SAN FRANCISCO — The unwanted were turned away from cafeteria tables. Fistfights broke out at karaoke. Dances became breeding grounds for gossip and cruelty. It became clear this place had a bullying problem on its hands. What many found surprising was that the perpetrators and victims alike were all senior citizens. By National Writer Matt Sedensky. SENT: 960 words, photos.


SPOKANE, Wash. — The eruption of a Hawaii volcano in the Pacific “Ring of Fire” has experts warily eyeing volcanic peaks on America’s West Coast that are also part of the geologically active region. The West Coast is home to an 800-mile (1,300-kilometer) chain of 13 volcanoes , from Washington state’s Mount Baker to California’s Lassen Peak. By Nicholas K. Geranios. SENT: 960 words, photos.




— MARS-HELICOPTER — NASA is planning to send a tiny autonomous helicopter to Mars on its next rover mission to the red planet.

— CLOVIS HAWKS — A Central California police department is keeping a close eye on some new residents who are definitely a flight risk.

— CANAL BODY — San Joaquin Valley authorities are trying to determine the identity of a body found in a canal in Fresno.

— HUMAN SMUGGLER SENTENCED — The U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego says a human smuggler has been sentenced to 2½ years in prison for an incident in which he blasted through a Border Patrol checkpoint, injured an agent and led others on a 100 mph chase that ended in a crash.

— GUN BUYBACK — Los Angeles police are holding a gun buyback event as part of a program to get weapons off the streets of the nation’s second-largest city.

— KERN COUNTY SHOOTING — Kern County sheriff’s deputies are investigating the shooting of a man who had been attending a large party in a field southeast of Bakersfield Municipal Airport.

— MAY GRAY — Southern California is getting a heavy-duty dose of “May Gray.”



SOUTH JORDAN, Utah — Police in a Salt Lake City suburb say it’s not immediately known whether a Tesla Model S sedan’s semi-autonomous Autopilot driving system was in use when it rear-ended a truck apparently without braking before impact at approximately 60 mph. SENT: 129 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.



For the first time since the elbow that shook up the Tour de France, reigning world champion Peter Sagan and former world champ Mark Cavendish line up against each other. The sprint aces headline the Tour of California, which begins Sunday in Long Beach. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 790 words.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry and Draymond Green admire Mike D’Antoni from afar for how he empowers all his players to be scorers. No matter who you are, it’s encouraged to let it fly — and for the Rockets that means regularly from 3-point range. Steve Kerr praises D’Antoni for influencing the way NBA teams now play offense: the pace, the importance of precise ball movement, going small without a traditional center and shooting at will from way back. Now, D’Antoni needs to validate his innovative offense with a championship. By Janie McCauley. SENT: 770 words, photos.


NEW YORK — Domingo German (0-1), who pitched six no-hit innings last weekend in his first big league start, is on the mound of the New York Yankees, who have lost two straight after a 17-1 run. Andrew Triggs (3-1) starts for the Oakland Athletics. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started at 10:05 a.m


SAN DIEGO — Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals go for their third straight victory against the San Diego Padres, who counter with Tyson Ross. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. By Bernie Wilson. Game starts at 5:40 p.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kyle Gibson takes the mound when the Minnesota Twins continue their series against Mike Trout and the Los Angeles Angels. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Homer Bailey goes for his first win of the season when he starts for the last-place Cincinnati Reds against Ross Stripling and the Los Angeles Dodgers. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates look for a fifth straight win on Saturday when they host the reeling San Francisco Giants. The Giants have dropped five straight. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.


SAN JOSE, Calif. — Ryan Bader takes on King Mo in the featured match at Bellator 199. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 600 words developing from 6 p.m. start.


MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Wondolowski came on in the 55th minute and collected a goal and an assist to help that San Jose Earthquakes beat Minnesota United 3-1 on Saturday. SENT: 192 words.


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