AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA
Jul. 15, 2018
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SAN DIEGO — A federal judge, responding to a plan to reunify children separated at the border, said he was having second thoughts about his belief that the Trump administration was acting in good faith to comply with his orders. The Justice Department on Friday filed a plan to reunify more than 2,500 children age 5 and older by a court-imposed deadline of July 26 using "truncated" procedures to verify parentage and perform background checks, which exclude DNA testing and other steps it took to reunify children under 5. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 450 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — California's forgotten U.S. Senate candidate has finally had a memorable moment. But the benefit of
Kevin de Leon's star turn — he staged an insider coup Saturday by winning the endorsement of state Democratic Party leaders, who snubbed Sen. Dianne Feinstein — is almost certain to be fleeting. By Michael R. Blood. UPCOMING: 550 words, photos by 3 p.m.
MARIPOSA — A wildfire that killed a California firefighter grew quickly and forced the closure of a key route into Yosemite National Park as crews contended with sweltering conditions Sunday, authorities said. The blaze that broke out Friday scorched more than 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) of dry brush along steep, remote hillsides on the park's western edge. It was burning largely out of control, and officials shut off electricity to many areas, including Yosemite Valley, as a safety precaution. SENT: 450 words, photos.
AP EXPLAINS-IMMIGRANTS IN MILITARY
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Some immigrant U.S. Army reservists and recruits who enlisted in the military with a promised path to citizenship are being abruptly discharged. A few said the Army informed them they had been labeled as security risks because they have relatives abroad or because the Defense Department had not completed background checks on them. By Russell Contreras. SENT: 725 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — "Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation" has checked into the No. 1 spot at the box office in its opening weekend and left the Dwayne Johnson action thriller, "Skyscraper," in the dust. Sony Pictures estimated Sunday that the animated family movie earned $44.1 million from North American theaters. As the first in the franchise to open in the summer, it's just slightly under the previous installment's $48.5 million debut in September 2015. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 750 words, photos.
— GAS PRICES — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. fell a penny a gallon over the past three weeks to $2.94.
— STOLEN FIRE TRUCK — Police chased a stolen fire truck across four Northern California counties during a wild high-speed pursuit that lasted nearly two hours and ended with the arrests of two suspects.
— FIRE BATTALION CHIEF-MAULED — Authorities say a Northern California firefighter was mauled in the face by a pit bull after helping extinguish a house fire.
WASHINGTON — Prospects Touki Toussiant of the Braves, Adonis Medina of the Phillies, Justus Sheffield of the Yankees, Keston Hiura and Luis Ortiz of the Brewers and Kiebert Ruiz and Yusniel Diaz of the Dodgers play in the All-Star Futures Game knowing they could be traded in the coming weeks for Manny Machado or others. By Stephen Whyno. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos, video. Started 1:05 p.m.
SAN DIEGO — All-Star Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs, who've taken over the lead in the NL Central, go for a sweep of the San Diego Padres, who are last in the NL West. The scheduled pitchers are Jon Lester for the Cubs and rookie lefty Eric Lauer for the Padres. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Started 1:10 p.m.
LOS ANGELES — Coming off a gem at San Diego, Clayton Kershaw takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers in his final start before the All-Star break against Deck McGuire and the Angels in the Freeway Series finale. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Started 1 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants host the Oakland Athletics in the final game of the Bay Bridge series. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Started 1:05 p.m.
SUMMER LEAGUE ROUNDUP
LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. The four-game Sunday schedule includes: Pistons-Lakers, Raptors-Cavaliers, Celtics-Trail Blazers, 76ers-Grizzlies. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Games started 1 p.m.
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