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AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

August 11, 2018

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. Mike Balsamo is on the Los Angeles news desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. —Firefighters made significant progress trying to tamp down a wildfire that threatened homes and has been raging for days south of Los Angeles, officials said Saturday. By Marcio Sanchez and Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 450 words, photos.




SANTA ROSA, Calif. — The import tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump are adding thousands of dollars to the cost of building homes. That especially squeezes homeowners who seek to rebuild quickly after losing their houses to natural disasters, such as the wildfires scorching parts of California. By Geoff Mulvihill and Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 974 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — University of California, Berkeley students who were in the French city of Nice two years ago when a man drove a 19-ton truck through the crowd, killing 86 people, including one of their classmates, have turned their grief into building a startup to fight terrorism. Among those benefiting from their work is Amnesty International, which is using one of their tools to more efficiently verify the authenticity of photographs documenting the massacre of Rohingya in Myanmar. By Olga R. Rodrguez. SENT: 757 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — A jury’s $289 million award to a former school groundskeeper who said Monsanto’s Roundup left him dying of cancer will bolster thousands of pending cases and open the door for countless people who blame their suffering on the weed killer, the man’s lawyers said. By Paul Elias. SENT: 584 words, photos.


— JAIL SHOOTING-LOS ANGELES: Officials say a Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy shot and wounded a suspect who attacked a jail guard and held her hostage with her own stun gun.

— PHONY DOG RESCUE: A California woman has been sentenced to four months in jail for selling puppies with viruses and parasites through a fake rescue organization.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Music fans are speaking up about sexual harassment and groping at festivals as the #MeToo movement has emboldened people to talk about harassment in public spaces. Even some artists are using their platform to get venues to address safety by trying to get venues to publicly disclose their anti-harassment policies and calling out aggressors from the stage. Some festivals are adding staff training and posting anti-harassment policies, but there’s little data on how often harassment occurs. By Kristin M. Hall. SENT: 1,519 words, photos.



ANAHEIM, Calif. — Edwin Jackson takes the mound for the Oakland Athletics against Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 6 p.m. PDT.


SAN DIEGO — The Philadelphia Phillies continue their series against the San Diego Padres. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 5:40 p.m. PT.


SAN FRANCISCO — Trevor Williams goes for his 10th victory when he pitches for the Pittsburgh Pirates against the San Francisco Giants, who will honor home run king Barry Bonds in a pregame retirement ceremony in front of both of his former clubs. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 6:05 PDT.

WITH: BBN--BONDS CEREMONY. 400 words, photos developing from 5 p.m. ceremony. By Janie McCauley.


NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray insists he hasn’t changed, yet there are constant reminders that his life will never be the same. By Sports Writer Cliff Brunt. SENT: 787 words, photos.


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