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AP-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

November 12, 2018

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. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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PARADISE, Calif. — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape. In some cases, there were only charred fragments of bone, so small that coroner’s investigators used a wire basket to sift and sort them. At least 29 people were confirmed dead in the wildfire that turned the Northern California town of Paradise and outlying areas into hell on earth, equaling the deadliest blaze in state history, and the search for bodies continued Monday. By Gillian Flaccus And Don Thompson. SENT: 752 words, photos, video. UPCOMING: Will be updated.





—SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES, from MALIBU, Calif. — Some residents who fled Southern California’s huge wildfire were allowed to return home Monday but hundreds of thousands remained under evacuation orders as authorities said the number of homes that burned was expected to grow significantly. By Amanda Lee Myers and Christopher Weber. UPCOMING: 580 words, photos, video.

—SCIENCE SAYS-CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES, from WASHINGTON — Both nature and humans share blame for California’s devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump’s claims, fire scientists say. By Science Writer Seth Borenstein. SENT: 748 words, photos.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California investor-owned utilities are once again facing severe financial pressures from the possibility their equipment is linked to catastrophic wildfires, despite a new law approved last year to help them weather such storms. The law signed in September by Gov. Jerry Brown gave utilities some relief for wildfires beginning next year and sought to ensure they wouldn’t go bankrupt from the then-unprecedented 2017 fire season. But there was a gap in the law — nothing changed for 2018, a year that’s already supplanted last year in the level of destruction. By Jonathan J. Cooper UPCOMING: 800 words by 4 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95. By Andrew Dalton And Dave Zelio. SENT: 1,628 words, photos.


— RENO-TAHOE-OLYMPICS BID — The Reno-Tahoe area will not be making a play to host the Winter Olympics.



IRAPUATO, Mexico — Several thousand Central American migrants marked a month on the road Monday as they hitched rides to the western Mexico city of Guadalajara and toward the U.S. border. Most appear intent on taking the Pacific coast route northward to the border city of Tijuana, which is still about 1,550 miles away. By Maria Verza. SENT: 652 words, photos.


— ARSON ARREST — Authorities have arrested a man for investigation of arson in a San Diego County brush fire that destroyed a building and threatened numerous homes.



NEW YORK — Mira Sorvino believes the key to eradicating sexual misconduct lies more in preventative education than in “naming and shaming” the perpetrators. The Oscar-winning actress was one of the first to come forward with allegations of abuse against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, and her resilience has not wavered. By John Carucci. SENT: 473 words, photo, video.



COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers get to prepare for something different this week — a home game — after completing a 4-0 road trip with a win at Oakland. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING: 550 words, file photos.


THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Los Angeles Rams receiver Cooper Kupp is out for the season after tearing a ligament in his left knee. By Sports Writer Greg Beacham. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


ALAMEDA, Calif. — Raiders coach Jon Gruden searches for answers after a fifth straight loss. By Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow. UPOCMING: 600 words, photos by 4 p.m.


Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former American coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has been added to the U.S. roster for exhibition games against England and Italy and could make his national team debut. Now 21, Klinsmann left Cal Berkeley to sign with Hertha Berlin before the 2017-18 season. He made his team debut last Dec. 7 in a Europa League match against Oestersunds. He was in goal Sunday for Hertha Berlin II in the German fourth tier. SENT: 339 words, photo.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Nashville Predators go for their sixth straight win when they visit the Anaheim Ducks, who have won only two of their past 10. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The Sacramento Kings host the San Antonio Spurs. By Mike Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Kevin Durant and the Pacific Division-leading Golden State Warriors visit the second-place Los Angeles Clippers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — North Carolina opened the season with two road wins as the No. 8-ranked team. The Tar Heels play their home opener Monday against Stanford. By Aaron Beard. UPCOMING: 650 words and photos. Game starts at 4 p.m.


SEATTLE — After an eventful trip and loss at Auburn, No. 25 Washington returns home to face San Diego on Monday night. By Tim Booth. UPCOMING: 650 words. Game starts at 8 p.m.


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas, coming off a narrow loss to Texas to open the season, plays its home opener against UC Davis. By Andrew Epperson. UPCOMING: 600 words. Game starts at 5 p.m.


TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State looks to run its record to 3-0 when it hosts Long Beach State. By Jose Romero. UPCOMING: 700 words. Game starts at 6 p.m.


— HKN--KINGS-CAMPBELL INJURED — Los Angeles Kings goalie Jack Campbell will be out for at least a month after surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his knee.


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