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AP-CA--California News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CA

October 11, 2018

Good morning! 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, or losangeles@ap.org. Christopher Weber is on the desk, followed by Robert Jablon. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LOS ANGELES — Jewelry with the toxic metal cadmium is showing up on the shelves of national retailers including Ross, Nordstrom Rack and Papaya, according to newly released test results. Analysis done for the nonprofit Center for Environmental Health revealed some jewelry sold with women’s dresses and shirts was nearly pure cadmium, which can cause cancer and reproductive harm after prolonged exposure. By Ariel Tu. SENT: 825 words, photos, video.


LOS ANGELES — Technology and internet stocks have led the way for much of Wall Street’s bull market run, propelling the stocks of big names like Apple, Amazon and Google’s parent company sharply higher along the way. Now those high-flying stocks are at the forefront of a wave of selling as investors fret about the possible impact of a recent surge in interest rates. By Business Writer Alex Veiga. SENT: 700 words, photos.


RENO, Nev. — Tesla CEO Elon Musk is looking at creating a housing compound at the company’s giant northern Nevada factory where it makes batteries for its electric cars. Speaking at a summit with Gov. Brian Sandoval this week, Musk said a housing shortage and needed infrastructure are the biggest limits on his plans to grow the company’s 7,000 employees to 20,000. SENT: 300 words.


PHOENIX — Smugglers in recent weeks have been abandoning large groups of Guatemalan and other Central American migrants in Arizona’s harsh cactus-studded Sonoran Desert near the border with Mexico, alarming Border Patrol officials who say the trend is putting hundreds of children at risk. Collectively, more than 1,400 migrants have been left by smugglers in the broiling desert — or in one case in a drenching thunderstorm — in remote areas by the border since Aug. 20. One group was as large as 275 people. By Anita Snow. SENT: 800 words, photos.


UNDATED — Golden State coach Steve Kerr is a happy man these days. He’s got a new contract. He’s got his son Nick, who was helping out in San Antonio, working in the Warriors’ video room now. He’s leading a team that has won three of the last four NBA championships and is the overwhelming favorite to win it again this season. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.


UNDATED — Steve Kerr and Jay Wright will be assistant coaches for the U.S. national basketball team, putting the coaches of the NBA and NCAA championship teams on Gregg Popovich’s staff. Nate McMillan will be the other assistant, USA Basketball announced Thursday. By Basketball Writer Brian Mahoney. SENT: 325 words, photos.


LAS VEGAS — There was LeBron James, still somewhat of a startling sight in purple and gold. And there were Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, still very much the champions of basketball for now and the foreseeable future. Playing each other Wednesday night in a game that meant nothing — except for those looking for a glimpse into the future of the NBA. By Sports Columnist Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 825 words, photos.


— CAR CHASE-SUSPECT SHOT — Police in Southern California say a stolen-car suspect was shot and killed by officers at the end of a chase and a woman in the vehicle was arrested.

— DOCTOR-SEXUAL MISCONDUCT — Three women have sued a Los Angeles-area hospital and a prominent obstetrician, alleging the doctor assaulted and harassed them during treatment.

— ABANDONED HORSE — Authorities are looking for the owner of an abused and emaciated horse that had to be euthanized after it was abandoned and found wandering a ravine in Southern California.

— DISNEY HOTEL — Walt Disney Co. has abandoned plans for a luxury hotel in the Disneyland Resort’s shopping district following a feud with Anaheim officials over tax subsidies.

— FILM-ALADDIN — Will Smith can’t wait for Disney’s remake of “Aladdin.”


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