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

December 5, 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 Los Angeles 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRE

PARADISE _ Some residents of a Northern California town devastated by a deadly wildfire will be allowed to return home Wednesday, nearly a month after the blaze swept through the parched Sierra Nevada foothills, authorities said.  Evacuation orders will be lifted Wednesday for all neighborhoods in the eastern side of Paradise, where a fire destroyed about 14,000 homes and killed at least 85 people, the Butte County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. By Don Thompson. SENT: 250 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video by 1 p.m.

ITALY-ANTIQUITIES

ROME _ The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles has vowed to assert its right to keep an important Greek statue after Italy’s highest court rejected its appeal of a ruling ordering the artwork returned to Italy. The Court of Cassation confirmed Wednesday the appeal had been rejected Nov. 30. The court will issue its written reasoning at a later date. By Nicole Winfield. SENT: 400 words, photos.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS-CYBERBREACH

WASHINGTON _ Thousands of emails were stolen from aides to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2018 midterm campaign, a major breach exposing vulnerabilities that have kept cybersecurity experts on edge since the 2016 presidential race. The email accounts were compromised during a series of intrusions that had been spread over several months and discovered in April, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. At least four party aides had their emails surveilled by hackers, said the person, who was not authorized to discuss the details publicly and spoke on the condition of anonymity. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 800 words, photos.

WAYMO-RIDE HAILING

SAN FRANCISCO _ Google’s self-driving car spinoff is finally ready to try to profit from its nearly decade-old technology. Waymo is introducing a small-scale ride-hailing service in the Phoenix area that will include a human behind the wheel in case the robotic vehicles malfunction. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 700 words, photos.

OSCARS-KEVIN HART

LOS ANGELES _ Kevin Hart has a new job _ he will host the 2019 Academy Awards, a role the prolific actor-comedian says fulfills a longtime dream. Hart announced his selection for the 91st Oscars in an Instagram statement Tuesday. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences followed up with a tweet that welcomed him “to the family.” SENT: 300 words, photos.

IN BRIEF:

_ TEENS KILLED-NEW CHARGES _ Prosecutors have announced charges against two additional suspects _ including the alleged gunman _ in the gang-related shooting deaths of two 15-year-old boys in South Los Angeles.

_ CALIFORNIA STORMS _ A fall storm is causing slick conditions on Southern California freeways but isn’t expected to generate enough rain to trigger mudslides or debris flows on hillsides charred by recent fires.

_ DISNEYLAND-LEGIONNAIRES’ DISEASE _ A health official testified that a cooling tower that provides mist to make Disneyland visitors comfortable was the likely source for 22 cases in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak last year near the theme park.

_ CARDI B-OFFSET MARRIAGE _ Cardi B is no longer feeling the love after little more than a year of marriage to fellow rapper Offset.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ No event coverage planned.

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