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AP-CA--California News Digest 2 pm, CA

June 9, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

MARINE CORPS-TOO YOUNG?

SAN DIEGO — The head of the Marine Corps says it’s time the U.S. military branch known for its fierce, young warriors becomes a little more mature. The Marine Corps is considering offering bonuses and other perks to entice older, more experienced Marines to re-enlist as it builds up its cyber operations to defend the nation, especially against cyberattacks from Russia and China. About 62 percent of Marines are 25 years old or younger with many serving only four years. By Julie Watson. SENT: 813 words, photos.

SUSPECT SHOT IN HOSPITAL

LOS ANGELES — A man in the custody of Los Angeles police was critically wounded Saturday after being shot during a struggle with officers inside a hospital exam room. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 230 words.

OBIT-MURRAY FROMSON

LOS ANGELES — Murray Fromson, a longtime CBS News correspondent and former Associated Press reporter, known for his work during the Korean and Vietnam wars, has died. He was 88. His son, Derek Fromson, says he died Saturday morning in Los Angeles. He said his father suffered from Alzheimer’s disease for several years. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 300 words by 3 p.m.

Also:

— MARIJUANA BUST-MEXICO BORDER: Authorities say a 7-ton load of marijuana, worth about $8.6 million, was found inside the trailer of a truck trying to cross into the U.S. from Mexico.

ENTERTAINMENT:

FASHION-MOSCHINO

BURBANK, Calif. — Leave it to Jeremy Scott to make the circus couture. The Moschino designer known for his whimsical collections and theatrical flair threw a big top bash Friday complete with circus performers and a Ferris wheel for the brand’s women’s resort and menswear collections. By Nicole Evatt. SENT: 420 words, photos, video.

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MOSCHINO-BOURDAIN SPADE

BURBANK, Calif. — The celebratory mood at the Moschino’s fashion show tinged with sadness over recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain. By Nicole Evatt. SENT: 237 words, photos.

SPORTS:

RAC--BELMONT STAKES — Justify tries to become horse racing’s 13th Triple Crown winner and second in four years. The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner will be on the rail against nine rivals in the Belmont Stakes, with trainer Bob Baffert looking for his second Triple Crown. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Post time 6:46 p.m.

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— RAC--BELMONT STAKES-THE LATEST

NBA FINALS-MVP

CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant went back-to-back, twice. It’s now two straight NBA championships for the Golden State Warriors, and two consecutive NBA Finals MVP awards for the forward who played a huge role in getting them to those titles. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 362 words, photos.

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BKN-NBA FINALS-DURANT

CLEVELAND — Kevin Durant had a simple message for his critics: “Thanks.” Durant’s move to the Golden State Warriors, booed by many around the NBA, has unquestionably paid off for both the player and his team. Two years, two NBA championships, two NBA Finals MVPs and almost certainly a new contract in the next few weeks after he and the Warriors decide on the best way to proceed. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 850 words, photos.

BKN--ON BASKETBALL-NBA FINALS

CLEVELAND — The NBA might have to get used to this. Stephen Curry is under contract for basically the rest of his prime. Kevin Durant says he isn’t going anywhere. Steve Kerr has more than proven himself as one of the game’s best coaches. Free agents will line up for the chance to move west even if that means taking some pay cuts. There’s even a new arena coming in a year or so for the Golden State Warriors to call home. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 870 words, photos.

BKN--CAVALIERS-WRAPUP

CLEVELAND — Maybe it was poetic LeBron James had a supporting cast on his injured right hand. He was missing one in the NBA Finals. For the second time in a career still ascending after 15 years, James was on the wrong side of a sweep as the Golden State Warriors, a team with no apparent weaknesses and as many as four of the league’s 10 best players on its roster, transformed into a dynasty in Cleveland late Friday. By Sports Writer Tim Withers. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

BBN--GIANTS-NATIONALS

WASHINGTON — Bryce Harper hit his National League-leading 19th homer of the season and the Washington Nationals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-5 on Saturday. SENT: 526 words, photos.

BBA--ROYALS-ATHLETICS

OAKLAND, Calif. — Trevor Cahill (1-2) and the Oakland Athletics take on Danny Duffy (2-6) and the Kansas City Royals. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 1:05 p.m. PDT

BBC--NCAA WASHINGTON-CAL STATE FULLERTON

FULLERTON, Calif. — Washington and Cal State Fullerton play for the second time in super regional action of the NCAA baseball tournament. UPCOMING: 400 words, boxscore. Begins 3:30 p.m. PT.

BBN-BRAVES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Coming off his best outing of the season, Anibel Sanchez and the Atlanta Braves face Alex Wood and the Los Angeles Dodgers. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Begins 6 p.m. PT.

BOX--SANTA CRUZ-MARES

LOS ANGELES — Leo Santa Cruz defends his WBA featherweight title in a rematch with Abner Mares. Santa Cruz (34-1-1, 19 KOs) earned a clear majority decision over Mares (31-2-1, 15 KOs) when the Southern California fighters met in 2015. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words. Main event starts 8 p.m. PDT.

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