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

July 6, 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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SAN DIEGO — The Trump administration asked a judge Friday for more time to reunite families who were separated at the border under its “zero-tolerance” policy to prosecute every person who enters the country illegally. Hours before a hearing in San Diego, the Justice Department filed papers seeking an extension of the deadline, which is July 10 for all parents with children under 5 and July 26 to reunite everyone else. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 753 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated from afternoon hearing.


— TRUMP-IMMIGRATION — Vice President Mike Pence on Friday defended federal immigration authorities against what he called “spurious attacks,” accusing Democrats of making opposition to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement central to their party. By Ken Thomas. SENT: 413 words, photos.


HORNBROOK, Calif. — An out-of-control wildfire burning through drought-stricken timber and brush near California’s border with Oregon killed one person and destroyed multiple structures, while another blaze at the opposite end of the state burned structures in a San Diego County community as it spread rapidly, authorities said Friday. SENT: 274 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated. Photos planned.


—CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES-CAMERAS, from SANTA ROSA, Calif. — A Northern California county that was ravaged by wildfire last year may soon have a network of surveillance cameras aimed at helping officials quickly gauge the severity of a fire and where it’s spreading, a newspaper reported. SENT: 300 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES — Southern California baked Friday under a heat wave that forecasters correctly predicted would be one for the record books, with widespread triple-digit highs and increased fire danger. By John Antczak. SENT: 500 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.





OAKLAND, Calif. — Dozens of family members, friends and other mourners filed into a Northern California church Tuesday for the funeral of a teenage girl at the center of a medical and religious debate over brain death. The congregation gave Jahi McMath’s mother a standing ovation at the start of the service for fighting to keep her daughter on life support. By Paul Elias. SENT: 450 words, photos.


— CALTRAIN DEATH — Police in Northern California say an 80-year-old man was struck and killed by a commuter train.

— HOMEOWNER SHOOTS INTRUDER — Northern California police say a homeowner shot and wounded an intruder suspected of trying to rob his home early Friday.



SAN BERNARDINO — One motorcyclist was killed and another was wounded early Friday when they were shot on a Southern California freeway while wearing the insignia of a motorcycle gang, police said. SENT: 134 words.


— NOT REAL NEWS-DISNEYLAND-COUPON Disneyland is not giving away free tickets to 500 families to celebrate 110 years of service, despite an advertisement circulating on social media. By Jenny Ung.



LOS ANGELES — A judge has found that an attorney who had obtained an elder-abuse restraining order on behalf of Stan Lee does not in fact represent him, in a rare public airing of the private power struggle surrounding the 95-year-old behind Marvel Comics. SENT: 128 words. UPCOMING: Will be expanded.


MOSCOW — U.S. English-language television viewers for the World Cup’s round of 16 in Russia were down 27 percent from four years ago, leaving the tournament 38 percent below 2014′s level. SENT: 379 words, photo.



CLEVELAND — Carlos Carrasco returns from the disabled list after being hit with a line drive in his last start as the Cleveland Indians open a 10-game homestand with a three-game series against the Oakland Athletics. By Tom Withers. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 4:10 p.m.


PHOENIX — The Arizona Diamondbacks, off to an ugly 1-6 start to a homestand, try to bounce back from a series-opening loss when they send Zack Godley to the mound against Joey Lucchesi and the San Diego Padres. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 750 words, photos. Game starts at 6:40 p.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Kenta Maeda could face designated hitter Shohei Ohtani when the Dodgers open the Freeway Series against the Angels. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


— BBN--DODGERS-GINN — Right-hander J.T. Ginn says he will not sign with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will instead attend Mississippi State. Photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


LAS VEGAS — The Las Vegas NBA summer league tips off Friday and all 30 teams are participating. Games Friday include: Rockets-Pacers; Nets-Magic; Bucks-Pistons; Cavaliers-Wizards; Nuggets-Timberwolves; Raptors-Pelicans; Thunder-Hornets; Celtics-76ers; Mavericks-Suns; Clippers-Warriors. UPCOMING: 1,000 words, photos. Games started at noon.


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