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

September 17, 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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TOP STORIES:

SUPREME COURT-KAVANAUGH

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday “a little delay” may be needed on an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The president is facing questions about Kavanaugh amid scrutiny of a California woman’s claim that the judge sexually assaulted her at a party when they were both in high school.

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EMMYS

LOS ANGELES — As Emmy Award nominees nervously wait to hear their name called, or not, there’s more on the line at Monday night’s ceremony than personal glory. “Saturday Night Live” creator Lorne Michaels, producing his second Emmy telecast in 30 years, is tasked with turning viewership around after the 2017 show’s audience of 11.4 million narrowly avoided the embarrassment of setting a new low. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. SENT: 550 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 5 p.m. show.

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SPACEX-MOON

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — SpaceX on Monday plans to identify a person to go on a trip around the moon and back aboard a rocket that is still in development. SENT: 350 words, photo. UPCOMING: Developing from event scheduled to run from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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—ELON MUSK-LAWSUIT — A British diver who helped rescue youth soccer players trapped in a cave in Thailand is suing Elon Musk, alleging that the Tesla CEO falsely accused him of being a pedophile. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 960 words, photos.

CAPITOL:

GOVERNOR-CALIFORNIA DEBATE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The candidates for California governor have agreed to a debate, but only on the radio. SENT: 227 words.

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

STANFORD-SPANISH COLONIZER

PALO ALTO, Calif. — Stanford University is dropping the name of a controversial 18th century Spanish priest and colonizer from its mailing address and two dormitories. Junipero Serra led the system of missions in California that “contributed to the destruction of the cultural, economic, and religious practices of indigenous communities and left many tribal communities decimated,” according to the advisory committee that recommended removing his name. SENT: 260 words, photos.

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— MILO YIANNOPOULOS-FAN LAWSUIT — A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit by a fan of right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos against the regents of the University of California, the mayor of Berkeley and others.

— FATAL CRASH-TWO KILLED — Officials say two people were killed on a rural roadway in central California when they were struck by a pickup while fighting outside of a car.

BUSINESS:

SAUDI ARABIA-LOAN

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund invested over $1 billion Monday in electric car manufacturer Lucid Motors of Newark, California, just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier claimed the kingdom would help his own firm go private. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 780 words, photos.

ENTERTAINMENT:

TOM ARNOLD-SCUFFLE

LOS ANGELES — A scuffle between Tom Arnold and a producer of “The Apprentice” has led to an exchange on social media. Arnold tweeted that producer Mark Burnett choked him at a pre-Emmys party Sunday in Los Angeles. SENT: 150 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

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— PEOPLE-SEAN PENN — Sean Penn says much of the spirit of the #MeToo movement is to “divide men and women.” Photo.

SPORTS:

BBN--ROCKIES-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES — Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers host Jon Gray and the Colorado Rockies. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

BBN--GIANTS-PADRES

SAN DIEGO — Bryan Mitchell and the San Diego Padres host Andrew Suarez and the San Francisco Giants. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.

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