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

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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



SACRAMENTO — For two weeks a dull haze and the faint smell of smoke from distant blazes have blanketed many California cities, forcing summer campers to stay inside, obscuring normally bright skylines and leaving cars covered with ash. Smoky air from blowing winds is nothing new in California, but air quality experts say it’s rare for the dirty air to linger for so long, a reality of ever-larger fires that take longer to extinguish. By Kathleen Ronayne. SENT: 725 words, photos, video.




UNDATED — The U.S. Army has stopped discharging immigrant recruits who enlisted seeking a path to citizenship — at least temporarily. A memo shared with The Associated Press on Wednesday and dated July 20 spells out orders to high-ranking Army officials to stop processing discharges of men and women who enlisted in the special immigrant program, effective immediately. By Martha Mendoza And Garance Burke. SENT: 700 words, photos.


WASHINGTON — There’s a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation’s premier midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House majority this fall — and it has little to do with the surging economy or the sweeping tax cuts that the GOP celebrated as a once-in-a-generation achievement just eight months ago. By Steve Peoples And Bill Barrow. SENT: 1,175 words, photos, video.


MANTECA — The son of a San Francisco Bay Area police chief was arrested Wednesday following an attack on a 71-year-old Sikh man at a park in central California. Tyrone McAllister, 18, and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery, elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon following Monday morning’s attack in Manteca, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northeast of Union City, authorities said. UPCOMING: 425 words, photos.


MEXICO CITY — Former Hurricane John weakened to a tropical storm in the Pacific on Thursday, but was still bringing high surf to the southern part of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, where officials had closed ports and schools closed as a precaution. The U.S. National Hurricane Center said John had maximum sustained winds of 70 mph (110 kph) early Thursday and was projected to weaken further while turning westward out to sea. The storm’s center was about 385 miles (620 kilometers) west of the southern tip of Baja and moving to the northwest at 16 mph (26 kph). SENT: 250 words.


LOS ANGELES — Dresses that belonged to Marilyn Monroe along with an autographed photo thanking the executive who launched her Hollywood career will go on display before heading to auction. Auction house Profiles in History announced Wednesday that the items will be exhibited in Beverly Hills starting Aug. 18. An auction will follow in late October. SENT: 250 words, photos.


— BORDER PATROL CHIEF — The U.S. Border Patrol has its first female chief in its 94-year history.

— PASSENGER SHOT — Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials say a woman was shot and killed when someone opened fire on the SUV she was riding in.

— TV-DAVID SCHWIMMER — Former “Friends” star David Schwimmer will appear on “Will & Grace” as a new love interest for Debra Messing’s character.′


— Wildfires coverage.


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