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 Andrew Dalton. 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.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A state lawmaker and reform groups are lobbying to restrict the use of pepper spray in California's juvenile jails, arguing that its use does more harm than good.

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LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Times is reporting its parent company is in talks to be sold to local billionaire physician Patrick Soon-Shiong. The Washington Post first reported Tuesday that the sale was being negotiated by Tronc Inc. The Times then reported that the price was $500 million and would include the San Diego Union-Tribune. SENT: 350 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated and expanded as late developments warrant.


PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. — Pebble Beach is renowned as the most felicitous meeting of land and sea. The tournament is a meeting of a different variety. For some, it's an acquired taste. The AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am is a confluence of some of the most important elements on the PGA Tour — corporate support and entertainment value, amateur involvement and professional performance, on a golf course that fans and television viewers would all want to play. That's what brought Peter Jacobsen back inside the ropes. By Doug Ferguson. SENT: 858 words, photos.



DENVER — From its headquarters in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management oversees some of the nation's most prized natural resources: vast expanses of public lands rich in oil, gas, coal, grazing for livestock, habitat for wildlife, hunting ranges, fishing streams and hiking trails. But more than 99 percent of that land is in 12 Western states, hundreds of miles from the nation's capital. Some Western politicians — both Republicans and Democrats — are asking why the bureau's headquarters isn't in the West as well. By Dan Elliott. SENT: 920 words, photos.




LOS ANGELES — Authorities have seized more than two dozen guns and thousands of rounds of ammunition from a California man, nearly five months after a judge signed an order prohibiting him from possessing firearms. The case announced Tuesday highlights the backlog in a state system meant to quickly get guns out of the hands of people who could pose a danger to the public. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2:30 p.m.


CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — California-based SpaceX's big new rocket blasted off Tuesday on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. By Aerospace Writer Marcia Dunn. SENT: 710 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated.





NEW YORK — Eleven Democratic state attorneys general have sued President Donald Trump's administration for holding off a government rule aimed at reducing pollution in the nation's waterways. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Update planned.


— WORKER TIPS-ATTORNEYS GENERAL — Attorneys general in over a dozen states oppose a federal Department of Labor proposal to let employers control the tips of some hourly employees.



SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld an agreement requiring President Donald Trump to pay $25 million to settle lawsuits accusing his now-defunct Trump University of fraud. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rejected an effort by student Sherri Simpson to opt out of the deal and pursue her own lawsuit. By Sudhin Thanawala. SENT: 330 words, photos.


— TRAVEL-LONELY PLANET-BEST US Lonely Planet, the travel guidebook company, put California's Redwood Coast No. 1 on its top 10 list of U.S. destination for 2018 .



LOS ANGELES — A California man has been charged with killing someone, dismembering the body, and carrying it on a train in a suitcase before burning the victim's remains, authorities said Tuesday. SENT: 170 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated from 4 p.m. police press conference.


— BALLOON BUST — Sheriff's deputies have pulled over two hot-air balloons for skimming rooftops in San Bernardino County.

— SUPER BOWL HIT-AND-RUN — A man suspected in a DUI hit-and-run crash that seriously injured a bicyclist on Super Bowl Sunday 2017 was arrested the morning of the big game this year.

— ILLICIT SEXUAL CONDUCT-PLEA — Authorities say a California man admitted he twice traveled to Britain to have sex with a 15-year-old girl and videotaped the sexual contact on his phone.

— BOOKKEEPER-EMBEZZLEMENT — A bookkeeper who admitted embezzling more than $1.4 million from a pair of Southern California law firms has been ordered to serve five years of probation.

— CASH ON HIGHWAY-SENTENCING — A bank robber who threw wads of stolen cash onto a Southern California highway while being chased by police has been sentenced to seven years in prison.



SAN FRANCISCO — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick is poised to testify Tuesday in a high-stakes trial focused on charges that his company stole self-driving car technology from Waymo, a Google spinoff. SENT: 116 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated from afternoon testimony.


— APPLE-OLD IPHONES — Apple may issue refunds to customers who paid full price to replace the batteries on older iPhones before the company offered a $50 discount as part of its apology for secretly slowing down the devices.



LOS ANGELES — Documentarian Agnes Varda is not only the oldest person ever nominated for an Academy Award, she's the first woman to receive an honorary Oscar and a competitive nomination in the same season. By Entertainment Writer Sandy Cohen. SENT: 450 words, photos.


— ESSENCE-HOLLYWOOD AWARDS — "Girls Trip" changed the game for Tiffany Haddish, and now she's being honored as one of Essence magazine's "game-changers" at its annual "Black Women in Hollywood" awards. Photo.

— STAR WARS-NEW SERIES — "Game of Thrones" creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are writing and producing a new series of Star Wars movies for Lucasfilm.



NEW YORK — Players' union head Tony Clark says the number of rebuilding teams and unsigned free agents in a historically slow market threatens the sport's integrity, an assertion immediately rejected by Major League Baseball. By Baseball Writer Ronald Blum. SENT: 500 words, photo.


SAN FRANCISCO — Home run king Barry Bonds will have his No. 25 jersey retired this August by the San Francisco Giants when his former Pittsburgh Pirates are in town. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 511 words.


The message for a sport in crisis needed to be sent. One that pushed the narrative surrounding the highest reaches of American gymnastics away from a Michigan courtroom and toward the young women who laid their pain bare for the world to hear. By Sports Writer Will Graves. SENT: 1,125 words, photos.


OAKLAND, Calif. — Kevin Durant faces Russell Westbrook and his former Oklahoma City team as the Golden State Warriors try for an eighth straight home win against the Thunder and to improve to 12-0 following a loss this season. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Lakers host the Phoenix Suns. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Buffalo Sabres have lost their first three of a five-game homestand in preparing to host the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday night. By Hockey Writer John Wawrow. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.


DENVER — The San Jose Sharks visit the Colorado Avalanche. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 6 p.m.


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