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

September 4, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

ATTORNEY GENERAL CANDIDATE-MISCONDUCT PROBE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Republicans’ nominee for California state attorney general is facing an ethics tribunal just two months before the November election. By Don Thompson. SENT: 686 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update from 1 p.m. hearing.

GAY COLLEGE STUDENT KILLED

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Orange County prosecutors will begin presenting evidence Tuesday to persuade a judge that a young man should face trial on murder and hate crime allegations for allegedly killing a gay University of Pennsylvania student. By Brian Melley. SENT: 300 words, photos. UPCOMING: Update from hearing.

CALIFORNIA BRIDGE-SEISMIC SENSORS

LONG BEACH, Calif. — A replacement bridge under construction at the nation’s second-busiest port isn’t just a crucial route for cargo trucks and Southern California commuters — it’s a concrete-and-steel science experiment for engineers and seismologists. By Christopher Weber. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.

NCAA-ATHLETES COMPENSATION

The NCAA will be back in court Tuesday in California, defending its amateurism rules against plaintiffs who say capping compensation at the value of a scholarship violates federal antitrust law. By College Sports Writer Ralph D. Russo. UPCOMING: Developing.

ESPN-MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL

BERKELEY — Jason Witten sat in a room with his new teammates going over video of his latest performance. It wasn’t much different than what he did for 15 seasons as a tight end with the Dallas Cowboys. But instead of being one of the faces of perhaps the NFL’s most high-profile franchise, Witten holds one of the most prominent television jobs in the sport: lead analyst for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football.” By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. SENT: 1,017 words, photo.

STOLEN RUBY SLIPPERS

MINNEAPOLIS — Federal authorities say they have recovered a pair of sequined ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in “The Wizard of Oz” that were stolen from a museum in her northern Minnesota hometown 13 years ago. SENT: 350 words, photo.

IN BRIEF:

— SMALL PLANE CRASH — The crash of a single-engine airplane at a Los Angeles airfield has killed a 60-year-old man and injured a 12-year-old boy.

— CHILD KILLED — Authorities say a 7-year-old girl died after being struck by a boat in Bass Lake on the Labor Day holiday.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

No event coverage planned.

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