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

September 18, 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. John Antczak 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. — A Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy was killed and another wounded in a shootout that started with an argument at a Pep Boys store, authorities said. The suspected gunman and a bystander were wounded in Monday’s shootout but they were expected to survive, Sheriff Scott Jones said. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 322 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley says the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago has not yet agreed to testify. The Iowa Republican says on the Hugh Hewitt radio show that he’s still waiting on a response from Christine Blasey Ford, the California college professor accusing Kavanaugh of misconduct when they were high-school age.




SAN DIEGO — In a rare move, the U.S. government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new avenue for American researchers who have long had trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. By Gene Johnson and Julie Watson. SENT: 912 words, photo.


NEW YORK — The ACLU accused Facebook of discrimination, saying the company violated federal and state laws prohibiting businesses from excluding women from job ads. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay. SENT: 565 words, photo.


LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles would become the largest city in the U.S. to ban the sale of fur products if the City Council approves a proposed law backed by animal activists who say the multibillion-dollar fur industry is rife with cruelty. SENT: 307 words. UPCOMING: Developing from morning press conference and council action, photos.


— OFFICER ARRESTED — Deputies arrested a police sergeant in Northern California on charges of molesting a child after finding him in a car with a teenage girl who is in a program for youth interested in law enforcement.

— FAKE FUNERAL FUND — The signs being held by three people along a Southern California desert interstate said “Funeral Donations,” ″Anything is a blessing” and had photos of a little boy. “RIP Johnny,” one sign noted.

— COMMERCIAL FIRE — Los Angeles firefighters battled a major commercial building fire for more than seven hours before knocking down the flames.


No event coverage planned.


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