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

May 16, 2019

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. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA-HIGH SPEED RAIL

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Trump administration canceled nearly $1 billion in federal money Thursday for California’s high-speed rail project, throwing the project’s future into question. Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state would fight the move in court. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 230 words, photos. UPCOMING: 700 words by 3:30 p.m.

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE-DATA PRIVACY

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ A proposal to expand California’s new data privacy law died at the state Legislature on Thursday, representing a pushback by the tech industry as it faces mounting scrutiny as well as the rollout of policies that could reshape how it collects and sells consumers’ personal information. By Andrew Oxford. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.

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_ CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE-THE LATEST

SCHOOL SHOOTINGS-SECURITY TECHNOLOGY

LOS ANGELES _ Schools trying to protect kids from mass shootings are turning to gunshot detection systems, cellphone apps and artificial intelligence — a high-tech approach designed to reduce the number of victims. By Stefanie Dazio. SENT: 1,024 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA STORMS

LOS ANGELES _ Slopes of the Sierra Nevada sported fresh powder Thursday as a late-spring storm with a winter-like potency moved through California, adding to snowpack and rainfall accumulations that were already well above normal. By Chris Weber. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated with afternoon developments.

CAPITOL:

CALIFORNIA-MARIJUANA TAXES

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ California lawmakers won’t be lowering taxes on legalized marijuana this year. A key Assembly committee rejected the proposal Thursday. By Adam Beam. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos by 2 p.m.

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ A California legislative committee has stripped the $1 billion in funding from a bill to protect homes against wildfire through home improvements. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

CALIFORNIA SHOOTING-EXONERATION

SAN JOSE, Calif. _ A Northern California man convicted in a 2002 drive-by shooting that left a man paralyzed has been exonerated and freed after 17 years in prison, his attorney said Thursday. SENT: 600 words, photos.

COLD CASE ARREST-DNA

SAN FRANCISCO _ Northern California authorities said Thursday that they have solved a second 1970s-era murder with the same advanced DNA testing used to crack the so-called Golden State Killer. SENT: 300 words, photos.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA

WALK FOR VETERANS

NEWBURYPORT, Mass. _ A 71-year-old man, inspired by his work at a park where veterans were camping because they were homeless and struggling with addiction, embarked on a 3,600-mile walk this week to draw attention to their plight. William Shuttleworth departed his hometown of Newburyport, Massachusetts, what he estimates will be a 7½-month trek to a California air base. SENT: 260 words, photos.

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_ TACO BELL-HOTEL _ It’s nacho average hotel. Taco Bell is taking over a hotel in Palm Springs, California, for three nights this August. Photos.

BUSINESS:

TESLA CRASH

DETROIT _ A Tesla Model 3 involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the company’s semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined. By Tom Krisher. SENT: 983 words, photos.

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_ FACEBOOK DATA CENTER _ Facebook has more than doubled its New Mexico footprint with the purchase of more than 400 acres near its new data center. But the company isn’t saying what it plans to do with the property. Photos.

ENTERTAINMENT:

HOLLYWOOD-HEARTBEAT LAW

LOS ANGELES _ Georgia and Hollywood are worlds away from one another, physically and culturally, but irresistible tax incentives have turned the state into a filming powerhouse dubbed “Hollywood of the South.” But in the week since Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp signed into law one of the nation’s most restrictive abortion laws, none of the major film or television studios have commented on the issue or altered production plans. By Lindsey Bahr and Sanya Mansoor. SENT: 1,015 words, photos.

TV-NORMAN LEAR TRIBUTE

NEW YORK _ Archie Bunker is coming back to prime-time network TV and he might look a little different to viewers — even if what he says is exactly the same. Woody Harrelson is stepping into the iconic role as part of a 90-minute ABC special celebrating writer, director and producer Norman Lear. It airs May 22. By Mark Kennedy. SENT: 508 words, photos.

PEOPLE-ANJELICA HOUSTON

LOS ANGELES _ Anjelica Huston isn’t apologizing after making pointed comments about some of her acting contemporaries and past relationships during press tour for “John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum.” By Ryan Pearson. SENT: 244 words, photos.

PEOPLE-NCT 127

LOS ANGELES _ Fans of the K-pop group NCT 127 donated money in January to name a baby pudu at the Los Angeles Zoo after one of its members, Haechan. By Marcela Isaza. SENT: 323 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

OBIT-BRANDY FOSTER

LOS ANGELES _ Evelyn “Brandy” Foster, who managed her daughter Jodie’s career from her child-prodigy years through two Academy Awards, has died. Brandy Foster’s four children said in a statement Thursday that she died at her Los Angeles home of complications from dementia on Monday. She was 90. SENT: 138 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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_ DJ KHALED-NIPSEY HUSSLE _ DJ Khaled is releasing a single with Nipsey Hussle that was filmed days before Hussle was shot to death in Los Angeles. Photos.

SPORTS:

HKN--SHARKS-BLUES PREVIEW

ST. LOUIS _ Say this for the San Jose Sharks. Serendipity seems to be on their side in the playoffs. The Sharks have been on the lucky end of three controversial plays, and the latest one resulted in a game-winning goal that put them up 2-1 over St. Louis. By Joe Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.

BKN--TRAIL BLAZERS-WARRIORS

OAKLAND, Calif. _ Stephen Curry and the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors try to take a 2-0 lead on the Portland Trail Blazers in the Western Conference finals. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 800 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.

BBA--ATHLETICS-TIGERS

DETROIT _ Jurickson Profar hit his first career grand slam and the Oakland Athletics routed Detroit 17-3 Thursday for their 13th straight victory over the Tigers. By Dave Hogg. SENT: 465 words, photos.

BBN--PIRATES-PADRES

SAN DIEGO _ The San Diego Padres can set the record for the longest stretch without throwing a no-hitter _ 8,020 regular-season games _ to begin a franchise’s existence when they send out left-hander Eric Lauer to face local product Trevor Williams and the Pittsburgh Pirates. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

SOC--FC DALLAS-LOS ANGELES FC

LOS ANGELES _ The FC Dallas plays at the Los Angeles FC. UPCOMING: Game starts at 7 p.m.

CYC--TOUR OF CALIFORNIA

VENTURA, Calif. _ After losing the overall lead amid a series of bad breaks, Tejay van Garderen must attack in Stage 5 of the Tour of California. The three-stage women’s race also gets started. UPCOMING: 600 words by 7 p.m.

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_ FBN--49ERS-MOVES _ The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Alex Brown to a three-year deal.

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