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

July 9, 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.

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SAN DIEGO — At least 50 immigrant children under age 5 will be released with their parents by Tuesday’s court-ordered deadline for the Trump administration to reunify families forcibly separated at the border, a government attorney said Monday. That’s only about half of the 100 or so children covered by the court order. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 260 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developments from federal court hearing, 600 words by 2:30 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO — A U.S. appeals court on Monday approved a $10 billion settlement between Volkswagen and car owners caught up in the company’s emissions cheating scandal. SENT: 310 words.


SAN FRANCISCO — Opening statements were scheduled to start Monday in the first case to go to trial among hundreds of lawsuits alleging agribusiness giant Monsanto’s widely used weed killer Roundup caused cancer. Lee Johnson mixed and sprayed hundreds of gallons of Roundup as a groundskeeper for a San Francisco Bay Area school district and blames the herbicide for his non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. By Sudhin Thanawala. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.


DENVER — Three people who built an illegal campfire and then left it unattended are accused of starting a wildfire in Colorado, a scenario that has led to strict fire rules and the closures of some public lands give the hot, dry conditions in the West. On the California-Oregon border, crews gained ground against a wildfire that killed a man and injured three firefighters. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2 p.m.



SAN FRANCISCO — A suspected Northern California arsonist is in custody after livestreaming her police chase via Facebook. By Lorin Eleni Gill. UPCOMING: 300 words by 2 p.m.


— TODDLER DIES — Authorities in Northern California say a 2-year-old boy died at a hospital after being found unconscious inside a hot car.

— TRAIN HITS CAR — A light-rail train hit a car that drove past crossing arms in San Jose, killing two men. Photo.



SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — A Southern California prosecutor has been placed on leave following a report that he posted discriminatory comments on social media targeting a U.S. lawmaker and the victim of a police shooting. UPCOMING: 130 words, will be updated following 1:30 p.m. news conference.


— SENIOR HOME SHOOTING — A frail-looking elderly man has made his first court appearance to face charges that he murdered a fire captain and wounded two other people after allegedly setting off an explosion at a Southern California senior housing tower. Photo.

— ELDERLY MAN BEATEN — Los Angeles authorities are searching for several suspects in the beating of a 92-year-old man out for a walk on the Fourth of July.

— SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA HEAT-THE LATEST — The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power says it has restored power to 76,000 customers since an intense heat wave hit Southern California on Friday.

— WEST HOLLYWOOD STABBINGS — Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are investigating stabbings that killed a man and wounded two women in West Hollywood.


— NO-POACH AGREEMENTS — Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a coalition of 11 Democratic state attorneys general seeking information about “no-poach” agreements meant to block employees from leaving one fast food franchise to work for another franchise in the same chain.



Tab Hunter, the blond actor and singer who was a heartthrob for millions of teenagers in the 1950s with such films as “Battle Cry” and “Damn Yankees” and received new attention decades later when he revealed that he was gay, has died. He was 86. By Shawn Marsh. SENT: 1,030 words, photos.


NEW YORK — In a seething open letter, French actress Emmanuelle Seigner refused the invitation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and voiced her support for her expelled husband, director Roman Polanski. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 419 words, photo.


LOS ANGELES — Alyson Hannigan is clear about why she pursued a role on the “Fancy Nancy” TV series: Her daughters, ages 6 and 9. Hannigan said there’s a “love affair” between her family and the books by Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser about a girl who doesn’t believe in plain-wrap anything, especially words. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 670 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — A film crew member is alleging in a lawsuit that Johnny Depp twice punched him on the Los Angeles set of a movie about the killing of the Notorious B.I.G. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


— TOM PETTY-GUITAR AUCTION — A 1965 Gibson SG electric guitar owned by Tom Petty will be auctioned, along with one the late rocker’s top hats. Photo.



HOUSTON — Houston’s Gerrit Cole opposes Oakland’s Frankie Montas when the Astros try to extend their winning streak to seven games in the opener of a four-game series against the Athletics. By Kristie Rieken. Game starts at 5:10 p.m.


SAN DIEGO — Clayton Kershaw and the Los Angeles Dodgers open a four-game series against the San Diego Padres, who remain in last place in the NL West. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO — Chicago’s Kyle Hendricks tries for his first win in four starts since beating the Cardinals on June 16 as he pitches the series opener against the San Francisco Giants. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league. Games Monday include: Pelicans-Pistons, Pacers-Cavaliers, Hornets-Celtics, Bucks-Nuggets, Nets-Timberwolves, Raptors-Thunder, Wizards-76ers, Warriors-Mavericks, Magic-Suns, Clippers-Rockets. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos. Games started at noon.


— HKN--DUCKS-KARIYA-NIEDERMAYER — The Anaheim Ducks will retire the numbers of Paul Kariya and Scott Niedermayer during the upcoming season.


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