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

August 17, 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. Mike Balsamo 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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SAN DIEGO — A federal judge has extended a freeze on deporting families separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, giving a reprieve to hundreds of children and their parents to remain in the United States. By Julie Watson. SENT: 392 words.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Lawyers for the two men charged in the Northern California warehouse fire that killed 36 people said Friday they are now preparing for a trial where they will try to shift blame for the blaze from their clients to others, including the building’s owner and government officials. By Paul Elias. SENT: 600 words, photos.




What do you do when your CEO confesses that he’s cracking under the stress of his job? That’s the question that the nine board members of electric car and solar panel maker Tesla Inc. must answer after Elon Musk, the company’s impulsive leader, admitted to The New York Times that work is rattling his nerves in what he described as the most “difficult and painful year of my career.” By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 916 words, photo.





SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A report on a deadly 2017 deputy-involved shooting says Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies fired an excessive and unnecessary number of rounds. Three deputies fired 28 bullets, hitting 32-year-old Mikel McIntyre seven times. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died. SENT: 337 words, photo.


SAN FRANCISCO — A federal grand jury in California indicted 12 men suspected of being members of the violent MS-13 gang on charges that include murder, extortion, arson and drug trafficking, authorities said. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 361 words.


— MURDER EXONERATION — A U.S. appeals court has revived a lawsuit against a Los Angeles police detective by a woman who spent 17 years in prison on a murder conviction before a judge declared her innocent.

— SUBWAY STABBINGS-CALIFORNIA — The family of woman who was stabbed to death at a subway station in the San Francisco Bay Area says they plan to file a lawsuit against BART.


— LOS ANGELES AIRPORT-TRUCK WEAPONS: Two guns were found inside a pickup truck after a driver was stopped at a checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport, but police say the man was released without charges.

— STINKY FLOWER: Visitors are flocking to the Huntington Library in Southern California to get a whiff of the so-called corpse flower, known for the rotten stench it releases when it blooms.


— RIG COUNT: The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. held steady at 1,057 this week.



LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee’s restraining order against a former business manager has been extended for three years. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge approved the move Friday, ordering Keya Morgan to stay away from the Marvel Comics mogul and his family. By Andrew Dalton. SENT: 350 words, photo.


LOS ANGELES — Mackenzie Phillips, who’s upending expectations with her portrayal of a brutal inmate on “Orange is the New Black,” deserves another look off-screen as well. By Lynn Elber. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: 670 words, photos by 2 p.m.


NEW YORK — A co-founder of Jefferson Airplane is accusing a New York City hospital of destroying his musical career with a botched tracheotomy after heart surgery in 2016. A lawsuit filed by Marty Balin against the operators of Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital alleges the singer and guitarist lost part of his tongue and has a paralyzed vocal cord due to injuries caused by the doctor who did the procedure. It also claims his left thumb had to be amputated because of care that was “reckless, careless and negligent.” By Tom Hays. SENT: 300 words, photo.


— RAPPER YOUNG THUG-ARREST: Police say rapper Young Thug was arrested in Los Angeles after officers found a concealed firearm inside his car.



SAN DIEGO — The Arizona Diamondbacks and the San Diego Padres continue their four-game series. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m.


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — The quarterfinals of the U.S. Amateur. By James Raia. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 8 p.m. PDT


— FBN--RAIDERS SUMMER CAMP-RENO: Oakland Raiders President Marc Badain says he wants to bring the team’s summer camp to Reno when it moves to Las Vegas before the 2020 NFL season.

— FBN--49ers-MOVES: The San Francisco 49ers have signed defensive back Dexter McCoil to a one-year contract.


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