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

August 24, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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-CELL SERVICE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A nationwide telecommunications company that slowed internet service to firefighters as they battled the largest wildfire in California history says it has removed all speed cap restrictions for first responders on the West Coast. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from hearing at state Capitol.

TANKER CRASH

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — A fuel tanker truck crashed and burned early Friday on a highway near Los Angeles International Airport, killing two people and causing a massive traffic jam that forced travelers to abandon their vehicles and walk off the freeway with their luggage. SENT: 220 words, photos.

NEW ZEALAND-AMERICAN CLIMBER DIES

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The family of an American scientist who died while rock climbing in New Zealand is urging other climbers to carefully consider their reliance on equipment that’s been left permanently attached to rock faces. New Zealand police on Friday identified the woman who died as 28-year-old Lauren “Kimi” Worrell, who had just finished a master’s degree at the University of Auckland. A LinkedIn page indicates Worrell had worked as an environmental scientist in the San Francisco Bay area. By Nick Perry. SENT: 376 words, photo.

CHILDREN TORTURED

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — A couple charged with torturing some of the 10 children removed from their filthy home are expected in court to give an update on the case. UPCOMING: Coverage on merits from morning hearing.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

No event coverage planned.

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