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

July 8, 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. Amanda Myers 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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SAN DIEGO — California, which has long resisted mass hearings for illegal border crossers, has given in to the large, group trials. Critics call it assembly-line justice, but it illustrates the strain the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy has put on federal courts on the border. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 900 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — A California police department is drawing attention to a 45-year-old murder case by tweeting about the crime as if it just happened. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 450 words by 3 p.m., photos pursuing.


LOS ANGELES — Firefighters have been able to build containment around several destructive wildfires burning in California. SENT: 360 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — A former coach and family friend of onetime Sacramento Kings and UCLA basketball player Tyler Honeycutt says he had grown increasingly concerned about the young man before he was found dead following a standoff with Los Angeles police. SENT: 330 words, photos.



NEW YORK (AP) — Despite its heroes’ diminutive size, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” opened with typical Marvel might at the box office, with an estimated $76 million in ticket sales. SENT: 770 words, photos.



CLEVELAND Brett Anderson came off the disabled list and pitched effectively into the sixth inning before turning things over to Oakland’s outstanding bullpen as the Athletics downed the Cleveland Indians 6-0 on Sunday. By Tom Withers. SENT: 620 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Mike Trout and the Angels host Yasiel Puig and the Dodgers in the final game of the Freeway Series. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5 p.m. PDT.


PHOENIX — Zack Greinke, winner of his last four starts, takes the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks as they close out a 10-game homestand with a game against the San Diego Padres after routing them 20-5 on Saturday night. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.


ATLANTA — The Atlanta Dream hosts the Phoenix Mercury in a WNBA game at McCamish Pavilion. UPCOMING: 150 words.


RANGERS-GIANTS TRADE — The Texas Rangers have acquired right-handed pitchers Cory Gearrin and Jason Bahr, and outfielder Austin Jackson from the San Francisco Giants for a player to be named later or cash considerations.


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