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, or to the AP-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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LOS ANGELES — A shooting rampage in California's San Joaquin Valley that left five people and the gunman dead was characterized by police as domestic violence carried out by a man who was recently divorced and targeted his ex-wife and others he knew. SENT: 600 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 700 words, photos by 3 p.m.




SAN FRANCISCO — Governors, mayors and other leaders from around the world emphasized the steps they are taking to combat climate change as a global climate summit got underway amid U.S. efforts to roll back emissions standards and relax rules on methane releases. The summit of leaders was partly a rebuke to the policies of President Donald Trump. By Janie Har. SENT: 427 words, photos. UPCOMING: New approach, 650 words by 3 p.m., video.




WASHINGTON — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, said Thursday she has notified federal investigators about information she received — and won't disclose publicly — concerning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. By Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 945 words, photos.



SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco board has voted unanimously to remove a 19th century statue that activists say is racist and demeaning to indigenous people. SENT: 289 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES — A basketball coach was arrested Thursday for investigation of molesting eight children at several Southern California high schools where he worked over a number of years, sheriff's investigators said. UPCOMING: 300 words.


— LOS ANGELES TIMES BUILDING — Three buildings the Los Angeles Times occupied for decades in downtown Los Angeles are getting closer to be granted historic cultural monument status.



WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Thursday asked for a U.S. intelligence assessment of the threat posed by technology that lets anyone make fake, but realistic, videos of real people saying things they've never said. By Deb Riechmann. SENT: 393 words.


— QUALCOMM-STOCK BUYBACK — Qualcomm is buying back $16 billion of its own stock as part of a broader goal of repurchasing up to $30 billion of its shares.



Michael Che and Colin Jost of "Saturday Night Live" talk about their upcoming roles as hosts of Monday's Emmy Awards. By Michael Cidoni Lennox. UPCOMING: 600 words by 3 p.m., photos.


LOS ANGELES — Despite knowing she could be facing a big backlash, actress Olivia Munn nonetheless blew the whistle on a fellow actor after she learned he was a registered sex offender. Her actions — and the reactions of her co-stars and director, Shane Black — as well as the feelings of critics and fans on social media — have virtually overshadowed the latest offering in the "Predator" franchise. By Entertainment Writer Mike Cidoni Lennox. SENT: 559 words, photos, video.


LOS ANGELES — There's more new television to watch than is humanly possible. But everyone has to make a time-allocation decision in the end, and that's what we're here to help with. Consider the list below a tip sheet to get you going on the fall TV season. Each of the six shows has something of note to offer, and some have the potential to be season (or beyond) standouts. Happy viewing, and the snacks are on you. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 1,026 words, photos.


NEW YORK — One of David Hockney's famous "pool paintings" is coming to auction and is expected to sell in the $80 million range, easily breaking the record for a work by a living artist sold at auction. By National Writer Jocelyn Noveck. SENT: 499 words, photo.


— TV-JOHN LEGEND — Fresh off an Emmy Award win, John Legend is sticking with television and becoming a coach on NBC's "The Voice." Photo.



SAN JOSE, Calif. — The San Jose Sharks acquired two-time Norris Trophy-winning defenseman Erik Karlsson from the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, making a blockbuster addition to the roster after missing out on high-scoring center John Tavares in free agency. By Sports Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 670 words, photos.


This week's game of the week in the Pac-12 conference is kind of a tossup, with both Washington and USC playing a pair of intriguing games. Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — It's not so much "next man up" as "last man standing" at No. 22 Southern California, with three scholarship safeties available against Texas on Saturday. Freshman Tanaloa Hufanga and redshirt sophomore C.J. Pollard will share playing time at strong safety for the Trojans because of attrition and injury, with senior Marvell Tell III in his regular spot at free safety to fill out the three-man rotation. By Dan Greenspan. SENT: 687 words.


— FBC--TEXAS-HUDSON-HEAT ILLNESS — Texas sophomore offensive lineman Patrick Hudson has been released from the hospital and returned to class a week after heat illness at practice sent him to intensive care. Texas hosts No. 22 Southern California on Saturday.


BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics seek to complete a three-game sweep of the hapless Baltimore Orioles, who have dropped six in a row and are 0-5 against the A's this season. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 4:05 p.m.


ST. LOUIS — A pair of playoff contenders meet for an important four-game series at Busch Stadium when the Los Angeles Dodgers visit the St. Louis Cardinals. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:15 p.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Los Angeles Angels look to get back over the .500 mark when they open a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 650 words. Game starts at 7:07 p.m.


— BBO--O'DELL-OBIT — Former Major League pitcher Billy O'Dell, who won 105 games in a 13-year career, has died. He was 85 years.


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