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AP-CA--California News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CA

September 17, 2018

Good morning! 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, or losangeles@ap.org. John Antczak is on the desk, followed by Robert Jablon. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. All times are Pacific.

Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates.

UPCOMING TODAY:

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.

SPACEX-MOON

HAWTHORNE, Calif. — SpaceX is on the verge of announcing the name of person who would be the first private passenger on a trip around the moon. The identity of the traveler will be released at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, during an event Monday evening. SENT: 120 words, photo. UPCOMING: 340 words, then updates from 6 p.m. event.

SAUDI ARABIA-LOAN

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund invested over $1 billion Monday in an American electric car manufacturer just weeks after Tesla CEO Elon Musk earlier claimed the kingdom would help his own firm go private. The Saudi Public Investment Fund said it would invest the over $1 billion in Newark, California-based Lucid Motors. By Jon Gambrell. SENT: 500 words.

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: 148 words, photos.,

IN BRIEF:

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

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

No event coverage planned.

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