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

September 7, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

SHASTA-TRINITY NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — Interstate 5 usually swarms with trucks and traffic as it winds its way through California. But the main highway between Mexico and Canada was a ghost road Friday morning along a 45-mile northern stretch that remained closed since a fire two days earlier swept down and turned hills on either side into walls of flame. By Noah Berger and Paul Elias. SENT: 750 words, photos, video.

OBAMA-MIDTERMS

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama is stepping into the midterm battle. Obama is set to speak Friday as he accepts an ethics in government award in Illinois. After the speech, Obama will travel to California and campaign for more than a half-dozen House Democratic candidates at an event in Orange County. By Juana Summers. SENT: 120 words, photo. UPCOMING: Update planned.

TESLA-MOUNTING TROUBLES

Shares of electric car maker Tesla Inc. fell more than 6 percent early Friday after the CEO appeared to smoke marijuana during an interview and the company’s accounting chief left after a month on the job By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 420 words, photos.

TWITTER-ALEX JONES

NEW YORK — Twitter’s permanent ban of conspiracy-monger Alex Jones on Thursday again underscored the difficulty many social-media services face in trying to consistently apply their rules against harassment and other bad behavior. By Technology Writer Barbara Ortutay and Ryan Nakashima. SENT: 742 words, photos.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

—Former President Barack Obama will address a rally in California to support seven Democratic candidates running for congressional seats across the state, his first public event for the November midterm elections.

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