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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

November 25, 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-San Francisco bureau at 415-495-1708, sanfrancisco@ap.org. Christopher Weber 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN

TIJUANA, Mexico — Migrants approaching the U.S. border from Mexico were enveloped with tear gas Sunday after a few tried to breach the fence separating the two countries. U.S. agents shot the gas, according to an Associated Press reporter on the scene. Children were screaming and coughing in the mayhem. By Christopher Sherman. SENT: 425 words, photos.

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—MEXICO-MIGRANT CARAVAN-THE LATEST

—MEXICO-MIGRANT ASYLUM — Mexico’s incoming government denied a report that it plans to allow asylum-seekers to wait in the country while their claims move through U.S. immigration courts, one of several options the Trump administration has been pursuing in negotiations for months.

PELOSI-CHAOS

WASHINGTON — Call it the chaos theory for picking the next House speaker. Those Democrats trying to stop California Rep. Nancy Pelosi from reclaiming the job say they don’t need a rival candidate just yet. Instead, they plan to show that Pelosi lacks the votes to win the race. And then, they say, new challengers will emerge. By Congressional Correspondent Lisa Mascaro. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

LOS ANGELES — A massive wildfire that killed dozens of people and destroyed thousands of homes in Northern California has been fully contained after burning for more than two weeks, authorities said Sunday. The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection said the Camp fire had been surrounded by firefighters after several days of rain in the Paradise area. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 325 words, photos.

MARS LANDING

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — With just a day to go, NASA’s InSight spacecraft is aiming for a bull’s-eye touchdown on Mars. The journey of six months and 300 million miles (482 million kilometers) comes to a precarious grand finale Monday afternoon. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 600 words, photos.

OBIT-RICKY JAY

NEW YORK — Ricky Jay, a magician, historian of oddball entertainers and actor who appeared in “Boogie Nights” and other films, has died. He was 72.

Jay died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to his manager Winston Simone. Jay died Saturday. Jay appeared in several films and television series, including as a cameraman in “Boogie Nights”; in “Magnolia” and “Tomorrow Never Dies”; and in HBO’s “Deadwood.” He consulted on “Ocean’s Thirteen” and “Forrest Gump” and collected rare books on unusual entertainers and performers dating back hundreds of years. By Bernard Condon. SENT: 350 words.

FILM-BOX OFFICE

LOS ANGELES — Movie sequels are having their own Thanksgiving feast at the box office and fueling record industry-wide grosses for the long weekend. “Ralph Breaks the Internet” and “Creed II” took the top two spots on the North American charts, beat the openings for the original films and helped the five-day Thanksgiving box office totals cross the $300 million mark for the first time ever. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 750 words, photos.

Also:

— TRUMP-SAUDI ARABIA — The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says President Donald Trump isn’t telling the truth when he says a CIA report lacks evidence to blame Saudi Arabia’s crown prince for the killing in Turkey of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi (jah-MAHL’ khahr-SHOHK’-jee).

— FATHER KILLED — Authorities say an 18-year-old man is suspected of killing his father, whose body was found near a Southern California hiking trail.

— BEAR VISITS OFFICE — A bear had no trouble opening a door as it strolled into a California Highway Patrol office in a mountain town.

— PEOPLE-KIM PORTER — Fireworks marked the end of the graveside service at the funeral of Kim Porter, the longtime former girlfriend of music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs.

SPORTS:

USC-HELTON STAYS

LOS ANGELES — Clay Helton will remain Southern California’s head coach after the Trojans’ first losing season since 2000. USC athletic director Lynn Swann made the announcement Sunday, one day after the Trojans finished 5-7 with a narrow loss to Notre Dame. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 900 words, photos.

49ERS-BUCCANEERS

TAMPA, Fla. — Jameis Winston threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns to help the Tampa Bay Buccaneers snap a four-game losing streak with a 27-9 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Winston, benched last month after turning the ball over 11 times in 14 quarters, completed 29 of 38 passes without an interception. By Sports Writer Fred Goodall. SENT: 450 words, photos.

RAIDERS-RAVENS

BALTIMORE — Rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for a touchdown and threw for a score, Terrell Suggs returned a fumble 43 yards for a TD and the Baltimore Ravens ran past the Oakland Raiders 34-17 on Sunday. Cyrus Jones took a punt 70 yards for a touchdown to help the Ravens (6-5) win a second straight game for the first time since September. By Sports Writer David Ginsburg. SENT: 575 words, photos.

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