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

July 29, 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. Christopher Weber is on the Los Angeles desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

REDDING — Fire crews facing several weather uncertainties Sunday struggled to corral a deadly blaze in Northern California that has left thousands of dazed evacuees reeling as they to take care of themselves, their families and even pets. Firefighters endured hot temperatures and remained wary of the possibility of gusty winds, said Anthony Romero, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. By Jonathan J. Cooper And Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 750 words, photos, video. Developing.

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— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-THE LATEST.

— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-WEARY FIREFIGHTERS

ANDERSON, California — Exhausted and hungry, some 12,000 firefighters are working 24-hour shifts battling deadly California wildfires and becoming resigned to fire seasons that start earlier, burn longer and unleash increasingly unpredictable blazes. By Martha Mendoza. SENT: 800 words, photos.

PRISON GANG LEADER DIES

FLORENCE, Colo. — Authorities say Barry Byron Mills, the murderous leader of the Aryan Brotherhood prison gang, died this month in federal lockup, where he spent much of his life. The Mercury News in San Jose, California, reported Sunday that Mills was found dead July 8 in his single-person cell at the prison in Florence, Colorado. He was 70. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words by 3 p.m.

TRUMP-STEEL TARIFF

WASHINGTON — U.S. companies seeking to be exempted from President Donald Trump’s tariff on imported steel are accusing American steel manufacturers of spreading inaccurate and misleading information, and they fear it may torpedo their requests. Robert Miller, president and CEO of NLMK USA, said objections raised by U.S. Steel and Nucor to his bid for a waiver are “literal untruths.” By Richard Lardner. SENT: 1,200 words, photos.

FILM-BOX OFFICE

LOS ANGELES — After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying “Mission: Impossible” stunts continue to pay off at the box office. “Mission: Impossible — Fallout” easily took the No. 1 spot on the domestic charts this weekend. Paramount Pictures estimates that it earned $61.5 million from 4,386 North American theaters. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 800 words, photos.

Also:

— INFANT’S BODY — Authorities say the body of an infant has been found along a Southern California highway.

— FATAL LA SHOOTING — Sheriff’s officials say two people were killed and four others wounded in a shooting outside a South Los Angeles liquor store.

— CLIFF CRASH — Authorities say a man was killed when the car he was driving plunged more than 275 feet (84 meters) over a coastal California cliff.

— GAS PRICES — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell 3 cents over the past two weeks to $2.91.

— TV-EMMA STONE — Jonah Hill and Emma Stone are starring in a new TV series that tackles sensitive issues of mental illness and the pharmaceutical industry.

— TV-OCTAVIA SPENCER — Octavia Spencer is bringing the story of black haircare mogul Madam C.J. Walker to television.

SPORTS:

HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. — Sluggers Chipper Jones, Jim Thome and Vladimir Guerrero, reliever Trevor Hoffman and former Detroit teammates Jack Morris and Alan Trammell are being inducted Sunday into the Baseball Hall of Fame. By John Kekis. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Ceremony began at 10:30 a.m.

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— HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONS-THE LATEST

DODGERS-BRAVES

ATLANTA — The Los Angeles Dodgers try for a four-game sweep of the Atlanta Braves as All-Star Ross Stripling makes his 16th start. Sean Newcomb pitches for Atlanta, which has lost 13 of 18 mostly because its offense hasn’t broken out of a season-long slump. By George Henry. UPCOMING. 750 words with photos. Started 10:35 a.m.

MARINERS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM — Felix Pena takes the mound when the Los Angeles Angels wrap up a 10-game homestand against Marco Gonzales and the Seattle Mariners. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Started 1 p.m.

BREWERS-GIANTS

SAN FRANCISCO — The new-look Milwaukee Brewers wrap up their four-game series against the San Francisco Giants, who will be managed by bench coach Hensley Meulens as Bruce Bochy supports Trevor Hoffman at the Hall of Fame induction. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Started 1:05 p.m.

DIAMONDBACKS-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — Clay Buchholz and the Arizona Diamondbacks go for a series sweep against the rookie lefty Joey Lucchesi and the San Diego Padres, who have lost four straight and 11 of 13. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Started 1:10 p.m.

RAIDERS-MACK

NAPA — The Oakland Raiders are missing a big piece in their first training camp in coach Jon Gruden’s second stint with the team as star edge rusher Khalil Mack remains away from the team as part of a contract holdout. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos by 4 p.m.

US NATIONALS

IRVINE — Caeleb Dressel, teenager Michael Andrew, Nathan Adrian and 37-year-old Anthony Ervin compete in the 50-meter freestyle to close the U.S. national championships. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Starts 6 p.m.

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