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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

May 26, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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

For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

FATAL SHARK ATTACK

MAUI, Hawaii _ A California man who died after being attacked by a shark while swimming in Hawaii was pulled ashore missing a leg, according to a witness. SENT: 200 words.

OBIT-MURRAY GELL-MAN

SANTA FE, N.M. _ Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist who brought order to the universe by helping discover and classify subatomic particles, has died at the age of 89. SENT: 125 words. UCPOMING: 300 words, photos.

STAN LEE-ELDER ABUSE

PHOENIX _ A former business manager of the late comic book legend Stan Lee has had his initial court appearance in Arizona, where he was arrested after fleeing California charges of fiduciary elder abuse. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 300 words, photos.

VAPING SCHOOLS

HARTFORD, Conn. _ A glimpse of student athletes in peak physical condition vaping just moments after competing in a football game led Stamford High School Principal Raymond Manka to reconsider his approach to the epidemic. By Pat Eaton-Robbs. SENT: 1,110 words, photos.

DORM CHEF

NEW YORK _ Jonah Reider became an object of media fascination when he opened a sophisticated supper club in his Columbia University dorm that briefly became one of New York City’s most coveted reservations. By Verena Dobnik. SENT: 900 words, photos.

BOX OFFICE

LOS ANGELES _ Moviegoers voted with their dollars and chose the familiar over the new this Memorial Day weekend. The Walt Disney Co.’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” crushed the competition at the box office, which included two new original R-rated films that opened as counterprogramming to the family pic: The critically acclaimed teen comedy “Booksmart” and the horror movie “Brightburn.” By Lindsay Bahr. SENT: 900 words, photos.

Also:

_ CRASH-TEENS ARRESTED _ Authorities say three teen boys were found with property stolen in various burglaries following a head-on crash in Northern California.

_ AMUSEMENT PARK ACCIDENT _ Authorities say three members of a family were injured, one critically, when they were ejected from the log ride at a Southern California amusement park.

_ ARMED WOMAN SHOT _ Los Angeles police say officers shot and wounded a woman armed with a gun in a residential neighborhood.

_ BUFFET LUNCH AUCTION _ Billionaire Warren Buffett is again auctioning off a private lunch to raise money for a California homeless charity.

SPORTS:

NBA FINALS-LOOKAHEAD

The first NBA game was in Toronto. And now, the NBA Finals are headed there. Finally. The NBA Finals are set after the Toronto Raptors won the Eastern Conference championship on Saturday night and earned the right to play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 875 words, photos.

Also:

_ NBA FINALS-MATCHUPS

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