BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
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WASHINGTON _ President Donald Trump said Friday that he has been considering pardons for several American military members accused of war crimes, including one that could reportedly go to Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL set to be tried on murder charges at Southern California’s Camp Pendleton. By Jonathan Lemire and Hope Yen. SENT: 860 words, photos.
_ NAVY SEAL-MURDER CASE _ The court martial of Edward Gallagher, a SEAL accused of killing an Islamic state prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017, now is scheduled to start June 10.
_SAILOR-ESPIONAGE, from SAN DIEGO _ A U.S. sailor has pleaded guilty to two counts of espionage and sentenced to three years after admitting he took classified information about the Navy’s nuclear-powered warships and planned to give it to a journalist and then defect to Russia, officials said Friday. By Julie Watson. SENT: 641 words, photos.
SAN FRANCISCO _ A federal judge is expected to decide Friday whether to block the White House from spending billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency. SENT: 134 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated, time uncertain.
LAKE TAHOE-CLARITY IMPROVES
RENO, Nev. _ The clarity of Lake Tahoe’s cobalt blue water improved last year from its worst level in a half-century after weather and runoff returned to more normal conditions at the alpine lake straddling the California-Nevada line. By Scott Sonner. SENT: 572 words, photos.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif._ California lawmakers are headed toward a confrontation with first-term Gov. Gavin Newsom over whether to continue a tax that can generate nearly $2 billion for low-income health care benefits. By Adam Beam. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.
_ DISMEMBERED BODY _ Police have made an arrest in connection with a dismembered body found at the home of a missing elderly man in San Francisco.
_ WHALE DEATH _ Authorities say a dead whale has washed ashore in the San Francisco Bay Area, bringing the total to 13 dead whales found in the area since March.
_ DISABILITY ATTORNEY-TAX FRAUD _ A California attorney who has sued thousands of small businesses for alleged violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act has been indicted on charges that he filed fraudulent tax returns on income from the lawsuits.
LOS ANGELES _ University of Southern California records reveal medical experts hired to evaluate a campus gynecologist after years of complaints reported there was evidence he preyed on Asian students and had signs of “psychopathy,” the Los Angeles Times reported. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.
AP WAS THERE-AMERICAN AIRLINES CRASH-ANNIVERSARY
CHICAGO _ Decades after American Airlines Flight 191 crashed moments after taking off from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, it remains the deadliest aviation accident in U.S. history. The DC-10 was destined for Los Angeles when it lost one of its engines on May 25, 1979, killing 273 people, including all 271 people onboard and two others on the ground. By Marc Wilson. SENT: 1,361 words, photos.
_ COLLEGE BRIBES-CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY _ A private university in California says it determined one student linked to the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities may have submitted fraudulent SAT scores.
_ BORDER PATROL-FLU OUTBREAK _ Sixteen asylum seekers who have exhibited flu-like symptoms after being flown to San Diego from South Texas are being quarantined.
_ DATING SCAM _ Los Angeles police have arrested a 37-year-old man for allegedly running a dating scam that fleeced dozens of women he met online.
_ WILD RV CHASE _ A 52-year-old woman accused of being the driver of a recreational vehicle that rampaged through Los Angeles streets this week has pleaded not guilty to nine felony charges.
_ UTAH SHOOTING-MANHUNT _ Idaho police say the hunt continues for a Los Angeles man suspected of shooting and killing a motorist in northern Utah.
Late last year, Tesla Inc. was fully charged and cruising down the highway on Autopilot. Shares were trading above $370 each, sales of the Model 3 small electric car were strong and the company had appointed a new board chair to rein in the antics of sometimes impulsive CEO Elon Musk. But around the middle of December, investors started having doubts about the former Wall Street darling’s prospects for continued growth, and the stock started a gyrating fall that was among the worst in company history.By Tom Krisher. SENT: 805 words, photos.
CEO PAY-SAY ON PAY
NEW YORK _ Shareholders are still voting overwhelmingly in favor of big pay packages for CEOs, but there are more pockets of resistance eight years after “Say on Pay” became a mandatory exercise at annual meetings. By Stan Choe. SENT: 720 words, photos.
_ CEO PAY-TOP PAID BY STATE
_ CEO PAY-WOMEN-TOP 10
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. _ California-based SpaceX has launched 60 little satellites, the first of thousands that founder Elon Musk plans to put in orbit for global internet coverage. By Marcia Dunn. SENT: 360 words, photos.
_ FIXING FACEBOOK _ Facebook’s former security chief is disagreeing with calls to break up the social network.
DISNEYLAND-STAR WARS-GALAXY’S EDGE
LOS ANGELES _ Disneyland’s new Galaxy’s Edge attraction promises to transport visitors to a new locale in the Star Wars universe, but any who overstay their visit might not catch their ride on the Millennium Falcon. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 687 words, photos.
BOTSWANA-ELEPHANT HUNTING-PR FIRM
WASHINGTON _ The Botswanan government has enlisted a public relations firm with deep ties to Hollywood to push back against the bad publicity generated by the southern African nation’s decision to lift its ban on elephant hunting. By Brian Slodysko and Michael Biesecker. SENT: 665 words, photos.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ The Starz drama “Vida” returns for its second season on Sunday with an even deeper exploration of an issue facing many U.S. Latino communities: gentrification. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 625 words, photos.
OAKLAND, Calif. _ Stephen Curry hears the dynasty discussion about his Golden State Warriors during another postseason run. Draymond Green realizes special teams only stay together for so long before something breaks them apart. By Janie Mccauley. SENT: 1,032 words, photos.
To stay a cut above the competition, Aaron Donald again trained this offseason by dodging knives. Fake blades, of course. But the results from the reaction exercises have certainly been real. By Pat Graham. SENT: 833 words, photos.
TAMPA, Fla. _ Ndamukong Suh is headed to Tampa Bay. Suh, who helped the Rams make the Super Bowl last season, has agreed to terms with the Buccaneers as a replacement for Gerald McCoy. SENT: 283 words, photos.
PITTSBURGH _ The Los Angeles Dodgers and Pittsburgh Pirates open a three-game series on Friday night. Walker Buehler (4-1) starts for the Dodgers. By Will Graves. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
OAKLAND, Calif. _ Seattle plays Oakland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m.
TORONTO _ San Diego plays Toronto at Rogers Centre. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:07 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. _ Texas and the Los Angeles Angels begin a three-game series. The Rangers lead the season series 4-3 but lost three of four on their first visit to Angel Stadium. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:07 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO_ The San Francisco Giants open a three-game series against the Arizona Diamondbacks. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.
SOC--LA GALAXY-ORLANDO CITY SC
ORLANDO, Fla. _ The LA Galaxy plays at the Orlando City SC. UPCOMING: Match starts at 4 p.m.
SOC--MONTREAL IMPACT-LOS ANGELES FC
LOS ANGELES _ The Montreal Impact plays at the Los Angeles FC. UPCOMING: Match starts at 7:30 p.m.
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