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BC-CA--California News Digest

April 15, 2018

By The Associated Press (AP) — 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. Paul Elias is on the San Francisco news desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA-SANCTUARY BACKLASH

SANTA ANA, Calif. — More local governments in California are resisting the state’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. Since the Jeff Sessions-led Department of Justice sued California last month over its so-called “sanctuary state” law limiting police collaboration with immigration agents, at least a dozen local governments have voted to either join or support the lawsuit or for resolutions opposing the state’s position. Those include the Board of Supervisors in Orange County, which has more than 3 million people. More action is coming this week. By Amy Taxin. SENT: 760 words, photos.

FUGITIVE HEIR

LOS ANGELES — It’s been more than three years since the arrest of eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst in the execution-style shooting of his best friend years earlier in Los Angeles. Prosecutors could move closer to bringing him to trial if they can show probable cause at a hearing that begins Monday that Durst killed Susan Berman in order to silence her from revealing what she knew about the death of the multimillionaire’s first wife. By Brian Melley. SENT: 720 words, photos.

FILM-BOX OFFICE

LOS ANGELES — Dwayne Johnson’s arcade game-inspired “Rampage” crept past last week’s top film “A Quiet Place” to take the No. 1 spot on the box office charts, but just barely. Studios on Sunday estimate that “Rampage” has grossed $34.5 million in its first weekend in theaters. In a very close second was the modestly-budgeted John Krasinski thriller “A Quiet Place” with $32.6 million. In just two weeks, the word-of-mouth sensation is now just shy of $100 million in grosses from North American theaters. By Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 910 words, AP photos.

MUSIC-BEYONCE-COACHELLA

INDIO, Calif. — Beyonce has paid tribute Saturday to historically black colleges and universities and also reunited with Destiny’s Child during her headlining performance at Coachella, which was delayed for a year because of her pregnancy. Beyonce performed at two-hour set of her hits in Indio, California, where the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is held each year. SENT: 170 words, AP photos.

With:

— SYRIA PROTESTS-CALIFORNIA — Protests against U.S.-led bombings in Syria are expected to continue in Northern California and elsewhere in the country

— NORTHERN CALIFORNIA-FORECAST — The National Weather Service forecasts a small amount of rain and snow falling throughout Northern California.

— SISTER SLAYING — A Sacramento judge ruled a 15-year-old will be tried as an adult on suspicion of murder in the death of his younger sister.

— ZSA ZSA GABOR AUCTION — Costumes, memorabilia and other items owned by late actress Zsa Zsa Gabor have sold at auction for more than $900,000.

— MUSIC STUDIO FIRE-ARREST — Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicious of murder in connection with a music studio fire that killed two people.

SPORTS:

ANGELS-ROYALS

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Shohei Ohtani’s third major league start will be pushed back to Tuesday as the Los Angeles Angels game Sunday at the Kansas City Royals was postponed because of cold temperatures. SENT: 630 words.

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