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

August 26, 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. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

TOP STORIES:

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES

As the #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct began snaring politicians, state legislatures across the country vowed to re-examine their policies to prevent harassment and beef up investigations into complaints of sexual wrongdoing. By David A. Lieb. SENT: 1,515 words, photos. An abridged version also moved.

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— SEXUAL MISCONDUCT-STATE LEGISLATURES-POLICIES

FILM-BOX OFFICE

NEW YORK — The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. The romantic comedy sensation slid just 6 percent from its chart-topping debut to again lead the box office with $25 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. Almost as many people turned out over the weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” as they did for its opening Friday-to-Sunday bow — an unheard of hold for a non-holiday release. Drops of close to 50 percent are common for wide releases. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 923 words, photos.

Also:

— LEMON THEFT: Authorities say a man has been arrested in Southern California after deputies found about 800 pounds (363 kilograms) of stolen lemons inside his car.

— GAS PRICES: The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has dropped two cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.91.

SPORTS:

BBA--ASTROS-ANGELS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Felix Pena takes the mound when the Los Angeles Angels conclude their series with the Houston Astros. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Starts 1 p.m. PDT.

BBA--ASTROS-MCCULLERS

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Houston Astros manager AJ Hinch does not expect Lance McCullers Jr. to rejoin the starting rotation this season when he returns from a forearm injury. By Dan Greenspan. SENT: 441 words.

BBN--PADRES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Alex Wood takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against Robbie Erlin and the last-place San Diego Padres in the series finale. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 1 p.m. PT.

CAR--INDYCAR-CHAMPIONSHIP CHASE

MADISON, Ill. — Scott Dixon has done very little wrong the past five weeks, being a model of consistency in the midst of an IndyCar championship chase he hopes will deliver him a fifth title in the open-wheel series. By Dave Skretta. SENT: 762 words, photos.

FBC--AIR FORCE-FAMILY TIES

AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Air Force senior defensive back Garrett Kauppila wears No. 22 in honor of the 22-month age gap between him and his older brother. By Pat Graham. SENT: 1,166 words, photos.

Also:

— BBA--ATHLETIC-MANAEA: Oakland Athletics left-hander Sean Manaea was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a left shoulder impingement before Sunday’s game against the Twins.

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