AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
Aug. 23, 2018
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INDICTED CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN-CHALLENGER
SAN DIEGO — Democratic congressional candidate Ammar Campa-Najjar was working on a TV advertisement to boost his exposure when news broke that his opponent, the heavily favored Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, was indicted. The 29-year-old former Obama administration Labor Department official whose father is a Palestinian Muslim and mother a Mexican-American Catholic has never held elected office. In Hunter, he's taking on a widely known Iraq war veteran who coasted through the June primary in the most Republican district in Southern California with a 30-point, first-place finish after serving five terms. By Julie Watson and Michael R. Blood. SENT: 1,046 words, photos, video.
— INDICTED CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN, from SAN DIEGO— U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter was swarmed by demonstrators yelling "shame on you!" as he left a federal courthouse Thursday in San Diego after pleading not guilty to charges of illegally using his campaign account for personal expenses. By Julie Watson. SENT: 570 words, photos, video.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A bill aimed at limiting the use of plastic straws is now on California Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. The bill passed by the Assembly on Thursday would require restaurants to provide single-use plastic straws only if customers request them. By Sophia Bollag. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos by 3 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Alarmed by as much as $20 million in lost tourism revenue in July due to visitors' fear of wildfires, California tourism officials are teaming up with Oregon and Washington to reassure tourists they're safe to visit after deadly wildfires that have burned homes and clogged the air. By Lorin Eleni Gill. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2 p.m.
PHOENIX — U.S. immigration authorities coerced dozens of parents separated from their children at the border to sign documents they did not understand, according to a complaint filed Thursday. By Astrid Galvan. SENT: 654 words, photos.
WORKPLACE INJURY LAWSUIT
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on Thursday sided with employers in a fight over the right of workers to sue over treatment of injuries that occur on the job. By Sudhin Thanawala. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.
CALIFORNIA SERIAL KILLER
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A former police officer accused of being California's Golden State Killer is set to be arraigned on 13 counts of murder from six counties for crimes dating to the 1970s. UPCOMING: Developing from 1:30 p.m. court appearance.
— MISSING SAILOR — The U.S. Navy says it is calling off its search for a sailor reported lost at sea earlier this week in the eastern Pacific Ocean.
— AIR FORCE JET CRASH-TEXAS — The U.S. Air Force says a plane crash that killed a pilot from Los Angeles last year in Texas was the result of a "total hydraulic failure" of the jet's engine.
— SMALL PLANE CRASH — The wreckage of a missing small plane has been found in rough terrain in eastern San Diego County.
— SANTA MONICA PIER SHOOTING — Police say a woman was shot in the thigh on the Santa Monica Pier.
Facebook has pulled one of its own products from Apple's app store because it didn't want to stop tracking what people were doing on their iPhones. Facebook also banned a quiz app from its social network for possible privacy intrusions on about 4 million users. By Business Writers Kelvin Chan and Michael Liedtke. SENT: 628 words, photo.
— WIND POWER REPORT — The U.S. Department of Energy reports that the continued construction of wind-power generating stations is bringing down both the cost of building the installations and the price for wind-generated electricity.
— FORBES-HIGHEST-PAID ACTORS — George Clooney can raise a glass, even if he's not starring in any hit movies. The 57-year-old tops the 2018 Forbes' list of highest-paid actors with $239 million in pretax earnings. Photos.
FBN--RIVERS AND BREES
COSTA MESA, Calif. — The history between Philip Rivers and Drew Brees has many of the ingredients for a major sports rivalry. Except these two veteran quarterbacks still genuinely like and respect each other 14 years after they were thrown together with the San Diego Chargers. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 6 p.m.
FBC--T25-USC-ONE MORE YEAR
LOS ANGELES — After passing on the chance to enter the NFL early, cornerback Iman Marshall and linebacker Cameron Smith are determined to make the most of their senior seasons at No. 15 Southern California. By Dan Greenspan. SENT: 683 words, photos.
BERKELEY, Calif. — Patrick Laird has come from seventh-string walk-on to leading man on California's offense during his time with the Golden Bears. By Josh Dubow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos by 6 p.m.
DENVER — San Diego's Joey Lucchesi makes his fourth career start against Colorado on Thursday to close out a three-game series. The Rockies counter with lefty Kyle Freeland, who's 7-2 with a 2.22 ERA in 11 starts at home. By Pat Graham. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game started at 12:10 p.m.
MINNEAPOLIS — The Oakland Athletics, neck and neck with the Houston Astros in the AL West race, start a four-game series in Minnesota against the Twins. Trevor Cahill pitches for the A's, and Kohl Stewart takes the mound for the Twins, who have won 19 of their last 25 home games. By Dave Campbell. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 5:10 p.m.
— FBN--LIONS-49ERS TRADE — The Detroit Lions bolstered their depth at linebacker by acquiring Eli Harold in a trade with San Francisco.
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