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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

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UPCOMING TODAY:

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES

REDDING, Calif. — An explosive wildfire that closed down dozens of miles of a major California freeway nearly tripled in size overnight, just weeks after a nearby blaze that left neighborhoods in ruins and killed eight people, officials said Thursday. SENT: 459 words, photos.

CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-COSTS

SAN FRANCISCO — Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is releasing the first data on the total insurance claims reported for residential and commercial losses following the Carr and Mendocino Complex wildfires. Commissioner Jones will also release updated data for the 2017 California wildfires and 2018 mudslides. UPCOMING: Developing from 10:30 a.m. press conference.

SONY HACK

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is preparing to announce criminal charges in connection with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, a U.S. government official familiar with the case said Thursday. Authorities are charging a North Korean who is believed to have operated out of China, according to the official, who wasn't authorized to publicly discuss the matter before the department's announcement and spoke on condition of anonymity. By Eric Tucker. SENT: 270 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. Los Angeles U.S. attorney press conference, photos, video.

UBER CEO-Q&A

NEW YORK — Ever since he stepped into his role as CEO a year ago, Dara Khosrowshahi has had to deal with wave after wave of major scandals and bad press, much of which he inherited from his predecessor, Travis Kalanick. About two weeks after Khosrowshahi started his job, London's transport regulator decided to revoke Uber's license to operate, jeopardizing the regional business with 3.5 million passengers. A court eventually gave Uber a license, although much shorter than normal. By Business Writer Cathy Bussewitz. SENT: 780 words, photos.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

No event coverage planned.

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