BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
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CALIFORNIA-JERRY BROWN INTERVIEW
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown helped his party become more dominant in California during the last eight years and now less than a month before leaving office he tells The Associated Press that dominance could make it difficult for his successor to control Democrats’ hunger for more spending and regulations. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 870 words, photos.
TRAVEL BAN-DYING SON
SAN FFRANCISCO _ Shaima Swileh wants is to give her son one more kiss before he dies. The Yemeni woman is about to get her wish after winning her fight for a waiver from the Trump administration’s travel ban so she can fly to California where her 2-year-old son is on life support. By Julie Watson. SENT: 686 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update after mother’s arrival in San Francisco, scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
Decades after the U.S. stopped institutionalizing kids because large and crowded orphanages were causing lasting trauma, it is happening again. The federal government has placed most of the 14,300 migrant toddlers, children and teens in its care in detention centers and residential facilities packed with hundreds, or thousands, of children. By Garance Burke And Martha Mendoza. SENT: 2,240 words, photos, video.
_ IMMIGRATION-DENYING ASYLUM _ A federal judge on Wednesday blocked Trump administration policies that prevented immigrants who suffered gang violence or domestic abuse in their home countries from seeking asylum. By Colleen Long. SENT: 686 words, photos.
_MIGRANT CARAVAN, from TIJUANA, Mexico _ Three people were detained in the killing of two young Honduran migrants in Tijuana, authorities said Wednesday, and Mexican media reported the victims had come to the border city across from San Diego as part of the caravan of more than 6,000 people that arrived last month. SENT: 326 words.
LOS ANGELES _ Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Los Angeles auxiliary bishop, Monsignor Alexander Salazar, following an allegation of misconduct with a minor in the 1990s, officials said Wednesday. By John Antczak and Nicole Winfield. SENT: 950 words, photos.
GIRL KILLED BY TRAIN
FRESNO, Calif. _ A woman was arrested on felony child neglect charges after her 8-year-old daughter was killed as she crawled under a train. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said 44-year-old Joy Collins urged the girl and her 9-year-old brother to crawl under the idling train so the family wouldn’t miss a bus home. SENT: 300 words, photo.
MAYOR-PRISON RELEASE REQUEST
SAN FRANCISCO _ San Francisco’s mayor has requested an early release from prison for an older brother who has served nearly two decades of a 44-year sentence on a manslaughter conviction. SENT: 250 words, photo.
LOS ANGELES TEACHERS
LOS ANGELES _ Teachers in the huge Los Angeles Unified School District will go on strike Jan. 10 if there’s no settlement of its long-running contract dispute, their union’s leader announced Wednesday. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 80 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 3p.m., photos.
_ TRANSIT GROPER _ Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer says his office has secured another conviction of a 26-year-old man for serially groping women and girls on Metro buses.
Facebook gave companies such as Apple, Amazon and Yahoo extensive access to users’ personal data, effectively exempting them from the company’s usual privacy rules, according to a New York Times report. By Technology Writers Barbara Ortutay And Matt O’brien. SENT: 686 words, photo.
GROWING UP DIGITAL-GOOGLE FTC COMPLAINT
SAN FRANCISCO _ Nearly two dozen consumer, privacy and public health groups are urging U.S. regulators to investigate whether children are being endangered by deceptive apps in Google’s app store for smartphones running on its Android software. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 463 words, photo.
APPLE-PRINEVILLE WATER STORAGE
PRINEVILLE, Ore. _ Apple has pledged to spend nearly $9 million to help the city of Prineville, Oregon, build an underground water storage facility to help meet the demands of the company’s two data storage centers there. SENT: 494 words, photo.
FILM-SECOND ACT-JENNIFER LOPEZ
LOS ANGELES _ Jennifer Lopez learned a long time ago that in the entertainment business you can’t just sit around waiting for opportunities, you have to make them for yourself. It’s the simple reason “Second Act,” her first film in three years and her long-awaited return to the glossy, modern-day fairy tale, exists. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 983 words, photos.
COSTA MESA, Calif. _ One year after being the seventh overall pick, Chargers WR Mike Williams is showing why he was a first-round pick by the Los Angeles Chargers. By Joe Reedy. SENT: 682 words, photos.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. _ Eric Weddle insists his acrimonious split with the Chargers happened too long ago to be relevant and contends his motivation to win on Saturday night is solely about helping Baltimore enhance its playoff position. By Sports Writer David Ginsburg. SENT: 660 words, photo.
SANTA CLARA, Calif. _ Generating pressure on the quarterback has never been a major problem for DeForest Buckner since entering the NFL in 2016. Turning that pressure into sacks, however, was missing his first two seasons with the San Francisco 49ers. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 5 p.m.
SWM--MISSY FRANKLIN RETIRES
Five-time Olympic champion Missy Franklin is retiring from swimming at age 23, citing chronic shoulder pain that has affected her for the last 2½ years. SENT: 469 words, photos.
FRISCO, Texas _ San Diego State tries to end a five-game bowl skid when it faces Ohio in the Frisco Bowl. By Schuyler Dixon. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.
SALT LAKE CITY _ The Golden State Warriors are at the Utah Jazz. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Oklahoma City Thunder visit the Sacramento Kings. By Rob Gloster. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC--CALIFORNIA BAPTIST-SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY
BATON ROUGE, La. _California Baptist plays Southern University at F. G. Clark Center. UPCOMING: Game started at 12:30 p.m.
BKC--UC SANTA BARBARA-NEBRASKA-OMAHA
OMAHA, Calif. _ UC Santa Barbara plays Nebraska-Omaha at Baxter Arena. UPCOMING: Game starts at 5 p.m.
CINCINNATI _ UCLA (7-3) faces Cincinnati (9-2) with both teams coming off losses. The Bruins blew a 12-point lead and lost to Belmont 74-72, while the Bearcats lost at Mississippi State 70-59. By Joe Kay. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.
BKC--CAL STATE NORTHRIDGE-NEW MEXICO STATE
LAS CRUCES, N.M. _ Cal State Northridge plays New Mexico State at Pan American Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 6 p.m.
FRESNO, Calif. _ California plays Fresno State at Save Mart Center. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC--NORTHERN ARIZONA-SAN FRANCISCO
SAN FRANCISCO _ Northern Arizona plays San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC--LIFE PACIFIC COLLEGE-UC RIVERSIDE
RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ Life Pacific College plays UC Riverside at UCR Student Recreation Center. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
BKC--BOISE STATE-LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
LOS ANGELES _ Boise State plays Loyola Marymount at Gersten Pavilion. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.
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