BC-CA--California News Digest, CA
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DAVIS, Calif. _ Authorities have identified a man who shot and killed a rookie police officer in Northern California and later took his own life during a standoff with police. The Yolo County coroner said Saturday the man was 48-year-old Kevin Douglas Limbaugh. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES TEACHERS-STRIKE
LOS ANGELES _ Strike or not, after a deal is reached on a contract for Los Angeles teachers the school district still will be on a collision course with deficit spending because of pensions and other financial obligations. By Christopher Weber UPCOMING: 800 words, photos.
SEATTLE _ Riding the momentum from November’s elections, Democratic leaders in the states are wasting no time delivering on their biggest campaign promise _ to expand access to health care and make it more affordable. The first full week of state legislative sessions and swearings-in for governors saw a flurry of proposals. They included adding coverage for people in the country illegally, imposing a mandate to buy insurance and public options for those who have trouble finding affordable policies. By Sally Ho and Geoff Mulvihill. 900 words. Photos.
BORDER WALL SPENDING
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. _ President Donald Trump is not giving up on his demands for $5.7 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, saying a physical barrier is central to any strategy for addressing the security and humanitarian crisis at the southern border. Democrats argue funding the construction of a steel barrier along 234 miles (377 kilometers) will not solve the problems. A 2018 government report warns of increased risks that the U.S. wall-building program will cost more than projected, take longer than planned and not perform as expected. Here’s a look at previous government spending on barriers along the border. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos.
FIRE PREVENTION GOATS
CALABASAS, Calif. _ The threat of catastrophic wildfires has driven a California town to launch a “Goat Fund Me” campaign to bring herds of goats to city-owned land to help clear brush. SENT: 280 words, photos.
_ FATAL FREEWAY SHOOTING _ Authorities say an armed suspect who led officers on a high-speed chase was fatally shot during a standoff on a busy Southern California freeway.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. _ Tom Brady typically shrugs off any mention of records or milestones he sets. But even he had to chuckle at the one he and Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers will mark when they meet in Sunday’s divisional playoffs. SENT: 1000 words.
SAN DIEGO _ Wil Myers said Saturday he’s moving back to the rebuilding Padres’ crowded outfield, indicating that San Diego likely is still in the market for a third baseman. Myers said the decision to switch positions yet again was made during a recent discussion with general manager A.J. Preller and manager Andy Green. By Bernie Wilson. SENT: 465 words.
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