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

May 17, 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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:

BORDER WALL-LAWSUITS

SAN FRANCISCO _ President Donald Trump is moving fast to spend billions of dollars to build a wall on the Mexican border with money secured under his declaration of a national emergency, but he first must get past the courts. On Friday, a federal judge in Oakland, California, will consider arguments in two cases that seek to block the White House from spending Defense and Treasury Department money for wall construction. By Daisy Nguyen and Elliot Spagat. SENT: 658 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing from 10 a.m. hearing.

FIGHTER JET CRASH

RIVERSIDE, Calif. _ A wide area including a major freeway remained off-limits around an F-16 crash site in Southern California on Friday as military and civilian authorities investigated. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos.

OBIT-WOUK

NEW YORK _ Herman Wouk, the versatile, Pulitzer Prize winning author of such million-selling novels as “The Caine Mutiny” and “The Winds of War” whose steady Jewish faith inspired his stories of religious values and secular success, died on Friday at 103 in Palm Springs. SENT: 1,500 words, photos.

DAM RISK

CORONA, Calif. _ The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers says a recent assessment has raised concern about the potential for failure of the spillway of a flood control dam on a Southern California river where 1.4 million people live downstream. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photo.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_No event coverage planned.

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