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

June 11, 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. John Antczak 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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LOS ANGELES — The U.S. government agency that oversees immigration applications is opening an office that will focus on identifying Americans suspected of cheating to get their citizenship and seek to strip them of it. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director L. Francis Cissna told The Associated Press in an interview that his agency is hiring several dozen lawyers and immigration officers to review cases of immigrants who were ordered deported and are suspected of using fake identities to later get green cards and citizenship. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 850 words, photos.


TIJUANA, Mexico — An arid hillside barrio on property belonging to the Ambassadors of Jesus evangelical church made headlines last year when nearly 3,000 Haitians ended up in this city bordering San Diego on a failed bid to get to the United States. About 200 were taken in by the church. But the church’s plans to build a community for Haitians hit a roadblock when civil defense officials said there was a flood risk and barred further construction. By Nancy Moya. SENT: 828 words, photos.


PORTLAND, Ore. — Mayors from six U.S. cities with legal marijuana have formed a coalition with the aim of preparing other states and the federal government for legalization. Mayors from Denver, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Las Vegas and West Sacramento announced Monday on Twitter that they sponsored a resolution at the Conference of Mayors in Boston asking the U.S. government to remove cannabis from a list of illegal drugs, among other things. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.


— CALIFORNIA PRISONS-SECRETARY RETIRES — California’s corrections chief is retiring in August after overseeing a voter-approved shift that gives even serious offenders a chance at parole.



DALY CITY, Calif. — An Air Force officer with top security clearance who disappeared in New Mexico 35 years ago has been found in California after using a false name for decades. William Howard Hughes Jr. told authorities he was depressed about being in the Air Force and decided to leave in 1983. He created a fake identity and lived in California ever since. By Jocelyn Gecker and Mary Hudetz. SENT: 350 words. UPCOMING: New approach, 450 words by 3 p.m., photos.


WOODSTOCK, Vt. — Falconry is an old tradition in many parts of the world, including the United Kingdom and the Middle East. But now it’s starting to be offered as an activity for tourists at hotels, vineyards and other sites around the U.S., from Vermont to Colorado to California. By Lisa Rathke. SENT: 736 words, photos.


— MISSING TEENS — Police have arrested three men on suspicion of conspiracy and murder in the 2016 disappearances of two California teenagers.

— MICHIGAN TRIATHLON DEATH — Race organizers say a 61-year-old California man has died while competing in a western Michigan triathlon.



MEXICO CITY — Hurricane Bud grew to Category 3 force off Mexico’s Pacific coast on Monday, but forecasters said it was likely to weaken before a possible brush with the resort-dotted southern tip of the Baja California peninsula late in the week. SENT: 221 words.


— SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA SURF — Southern California is experiencing a late-spring heat-up but cooling off at the beach may not be the best answer due to high surf from distant storms. Photo.


NEW YORK — The president’s company is hoping a new clubhouse opening at a Trump golf resort in New York City will boost its fortunes as it lays big bets on golf properties around the world. Greens fees fell last year at Trump’s Los Angeles course, and his two Scottish resorts and one in Ireland posted losses in 2016, the latest year available. By Business Writer Bernard Condon. SENT: 319 words.


— SEQUOIA RIVER DEATH — A Sequoia National Park visitor from Los Angeles was swept to his death in a fast-flowing river.

— SMUGGLING BOAT — An empty panga boat was found on the beach at Southern California’s Crystal Cove State Park.

— BOATERS RESCUED — Six people were rescued from a sinking vessel in the ocean off Southern California during the weekend.

— AUTOS VANDALIZED — Santa Barbara County sheriff’s deputies are investigating three people in connection with vandalism of more than two dozen vehicles that had windows shot out with an airsoft or BB gun in May and earlier this month.



NEW YORK — Your ability to watch and use your favorite apps and services could start to change — though not right away — following the official demise Monday of Obama-era internet protections. Any changes are likely to happen slowly, as companies assess how much consumers will tolerate. By Technology Writer Mae Anderson. SENT: 670 words, photos.



NEW YORK — Nearly 80 percent of film critics are male, according to a new study that analyzed the movie reviews to last year’s top box-office hits. The research was conducted by the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, which released its findings Monday. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 304 words.


A new documentary play about former U.S. first lady Betty Ford and the treatment clinics she established — credited with helping generations of celebrities and ordinary Americans overcome addiction — premieres this month in Boston. By William J. Kole. SENT: 670 words, photos.



MIAMI — The Miami Marlins open a four-game series Monday against the San Francisco Giants. By Christopher Stock. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.


ST. LOUIS — After a loss at Cincinnati, the St. Louis Cardinals return home to face the San Diego Padres on Monday night. Rookie Jack Flaherty starts for the Cardinals, while Jordan Lyles takes the mound for the Padres. By Warren Mayes. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 5:15 p.m.


SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners open an important homestand on Monday night hosting the Los Angeles Angels. Seattle was 8-2 on its last homestand to vault the Mariners into first place in the AL West. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


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