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

January 4, 2019

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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

POLICE OFFICER KILLED-CALIFORNIA

NEWMAN, Calif. _ A procession is under way to honor a Northern California police officer who was gunned down during a traffic stop the day after Christmas. Television images show people lining up and holding American flags along the streets of the town of Newman where a viewing will be held Friday for Cpl. Ronil Singh. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

NAVY SEAL-MURDER CHARGE

SAN DIEGO _ A decorated Navy SEAL is facing charges of premediated murder and numerous other offenses in connection with the fatal stabbing of a teenage Islamic State prisoner under his care in Iraq in 2017, along with the shooting of unarmed Iraqi civilians. By Julie Watson. SENT: 700 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated.

GOLDEN GLOBES-PREVIEW

NEW YORK _ Dramatic period pieces will vie for the top comedy-musical awards and song-stuffed movies are poised to dominate the dramatic categories. Welcome to the 71st annual Golden Globes. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 752 words, photos.

OSCARS-KEVIN HART

NEW YORK _ Prodded by Ellen DeGeneres, comic Kevin Hart says he’ll reconsider his decision to step down as host of the Academy Awards. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 380 words, photo.

PALM SPRINGS FESTIVAL

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. _ Bradley Cooper, Spike Lee, Olivia Colman and other Oscar contenders kicked off Hollywood’s 2019 awards season with an emotional trip to the desert city of Palm Springs. The Palm Springs International Film Festival gala was a familiar setting for Cooper, who received director of the year honors on Thursday. By Entertainment Writer Ryan Pearson. SENT: 400 words, photos.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_ Coverage of the Newman police officer’s funeral.

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