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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

May 5, 2019

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. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

CALIFORNIA BUDGET-ENTICING IPOs

SACRAMENTO _ Uber and Airbnb are among at least six California-based companies valued at more than $1 billion expected to go public this year, creating a new class of millionaires and billionaires and a welcome quandary for the state’s budget writers. By Adam Beam. SENT: 875 words, photos.

POLAND-US-LOOTED ART

WARSAW, Poland _ A same-sex Los Angeles couple was dumbfounded when Homeland Security agents showed up at their home in 2016 with the news that a beloved old portrait hanging in their kitchen had been looted by the Nazis from Poland’s National Museum during World War II. By Vanessa Gera. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FILM-BOX OFFICE

LOS ANGELES _ “Avengers: Endgame” continued its global domination at the box office in a second week victory lap that saw the blockbuster cross the $2 billion mark in record time and unseat “Titanic” as the second highest-grossing film ever worldwide. By Lindsay Bahr. SENT: 800 words, photos.

Also:

_ MEASLES-CALIFORNIA _ Health officials say a 7-month-old infant in Orange County and a graduate student who lives in Los Angeles County are the latest confirmed cases of measles in Southern California.

_ DUNES SHOOTING _ Authorities say six people were hospitalized following a shooting at the Oceano Dunes Natural Preserve on California’s central coast.

_ HIT-AND-RUN DEATHS _ Police are searching for a motorist who ran from the scene of a hit-and-run crash that killed two men in Los Angeles.

_ ANIMAL CRUELTY ARREST _ Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area say a man was arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after police found 10 dogs without food and water living in ‘filthy’ conditions inside a trailer.

_ TEEN BROTHERS KILLED _ Two men have been convicted in the shooting deaths of two teenage brothers who were gunned down in the parking lot of a Northern California strip mall.

_ GAS PRICES _ The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline jumped 5 cents a gallon (3.8 liters) over the past two weeks, to $2.97.

SPORTS:

STUMBLING TO PREAKNESS

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _ The next stop in the chase for the Triple Crown is the Preakness, though both Maximum Security and Country House remain noncommittal for the May 18 race following Maximum Security’s disqualification from the Kentucky Derby. By Gary B. Graves. SENT: 800 words, photos.

With:

_ KENTUCKY DERBY-INTERFERENCE RULE

WARRIORS-ROCKETS

HOUSTON _ James Harden made a 3-pointer to finish off the Golden State Warriors in overtime. Eric Gordon helped the Rockets get to that point with the best playoff performance of his career. Harden scored 41 points, and Houston outlasted the Warriors 126-121 on Saturday night to cut the deficit in the Western Conference semifinals to 2-1. By Kristie Rieken. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.

FACEOFF

Nearly eliminated after falling behind 3-1 in a first-round series and by three goals in the third period of Game 7 against Vegas, San Jose is just one win away from making it to the conference finals for the fourth time this decade. By Mitch Stacy. SENT: 750 words, photos.

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