AP-CA--California News Digest 4:30 pm, CA
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NEW FOR 4:30 PM:
— ESPYS-RAISMAN — Gold-medal Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman and dozens of other women who spoke out about sexual abuse by Larry Nassar will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at this year’s ESPYS. With photos.
— LETTUCE OUTBREAK — Health officials say nearly two dozen more cases of a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce grown in Arizona have been reported.
— BOX OFFICE-RBG — The Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary “RBG ” is turning into a mini box office phenomenon. The film cracked the top 10 this weekend with $1.2 million from only 180 screens nationwide.
LOS ANGELES — A deadly explosion that ripped through a Southern California day spa was a crime, investigators said Wednesday as they identified the owner as the likely victim and looked into whether she was targeted and why. By Michael Balsamo and Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 650 words, photos, video.
FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Ten children rescued from a filthy, abusive home were subjected to “waterboarding,” shot with crossbows and had scalding water poured on them, prosecutors said. By Jonathan J. Cooper and Janie Har. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Wednesday hammered California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, in what appeared to be his latest push to embolden his base leading into the midterm elections. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — American Indian tribes are welcoming an opportunity to offer sports betting in potentially hundreds of casinos across the country after the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for states to legalize it. By Felicia Fonseca. SENT: 719 words, photos.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra plans to appeal a judge’s Tuesday decision to invalidate a state law allowing terminally ill people to take life-ending drugs. Advocates say such patients will suffer unnecessarily. By Don Thompson. SENT: 520 words, photos.
SAN FRANCISCO-ILLEGAL HOTEL LAWSUIT
SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco sued a couple for allegedly turning their home into an illegal hotel where a party held by guests last year ended in a shootout that sent partygoers fleeing from rooftop to rooftop and terrified neighbors, an official said Wednesday. By Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 330 words.
— PLANNED PARENTHOOD-VIDEOS — A U.S. appeals court has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by Planned Parenthood over videos that a group says show employees of the organization illegally selling parts of aborted fetuses.
— FATAL CRASH-MARIJUANA SUSPECTED — Three people were killed in a multi-car crash that closed several lanes of a major San Francisco Bay highway and officials say the driver suspected of causing it was under the influence of marijuana.
— SEQUOIA DEATHS — Authorities say a hiker and a climber have fallen to their deaths on icy routes in California’s Sequoia National Park.
LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area police officer was charged with lying to investigators looking into whether he has connections to the Mexican Mafia and Armenian organized crime, prosecutors said. SENT: 220 words.
BEIJING — The Los Angeles Times suspended the head of its Beijing bureau Wednesday after he was accused of sexual misconduct for a second time. By Yanan Wang. SENT: 514 words, photo.
BRUSSELS — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to speak with leaders of the European parliament next week about the data protection scandal that has engulfed his company — but might avoid a public testimony like the one he endured in the U.S. By Raf Casert. SENT: 529 words, photo.
ALBANY, N.Y. — How much is that maltipoo in the window? It could end up costing twice what it says on the price tag if the buyer is enticed into signing a pet leasing contract. By Mary Esch. SENT: 725 words, photo.
ROYAL WEDDING-MEDIA FRENZY
BERLIN — Like most everyone else with a taste for fairytales, Germans love the spectacle of a royal wedding. But since the country’s last emperor, Wilhelm II, was forced to abdicate in 1918, Germans haven’t had a monarchy of their own to fuss over and so have adopted Britain’s royals as surrogates. By Kirsten Grieshaber. SENT: 554 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES — Actress Pauley Perrette thanked CBS for its treatment of her, days after saying she suffered “multiple physical assaults” without describing them before leaving “NCIS” after 15 seasons. SENT: 297 words, photo.
LOS ANGELES — After being stuck in development for over a decade, “Deadpool” broke box-office records and shattered preconceived notions about what an R-rated superhero movie could do when it debuted in February 2016. Now the foul-mouthed mercenary is back with a sequel that’s gearing up to play in the big leagues — the summer movie season, and it looks like it with be another hit for 20th Century Fox. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 966 words, photos.
HOUSTON — James Harden and the top-seeded Houston Rockets look to even up the Western Conference finals at 1-1 after Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors took Game 1 in Houston on Monday night. By Kristie Rieken
SAN FRANCISCO — Scooter Gennett homered a half-inning after the second baseman saved two runs with a diving catch on a difficult popup, helping the Cincinnati Reds avoid a sweep by the San Francisco Giants with a 6-3 win Wednesday. By Baseball Writer Janie McCauley. SENT: 630 words, photos.
MIAMI — The Dodgers try to snap a five-game losing streak — all versus last-place teams — when Walker Buehler pitches Wednesday against the Marlins’ Caleb Smith. By Steven Wine. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 4:10 p.m.
— BBN--REELING DODGERS — One-quarter of the way into the season, the defending NL champion Los Angeles Dodgers are off to their worst start in 60 years. Lately they’re even losing to bad teams. By Steven Wine. SENT: 647 words, photos.
BOSTON — The Oakland A’s visit the Boston Red Sox. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game started at 4:10 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Justin Verlander faces Garrett Richards when the Houston Astros wrap up an entertaining three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 6:40 p.m.
— TOUR OF CALIFORNIA-SPONSOR — Amgen is renewing its title sponsorship of the Tour of California in a multiyear deal with North America’s highest-profile cycling event.
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