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

July 14, 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. Mike Balsamo is on the Los Angeles news desk. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.



YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. — A firefighter was killed Saturday while battling a wildfire burning near Yosemite National Park, California state fire officials said. SENT: 200 words.


WASHINGTON — The separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border caught the attention of the world and prompted mass outrage, but it only tells a small part of the story surrounding the Trump administration’s immigration policy. By Colleen Long and Amy Taxin. SENT: 1,336 words, photos.


SAN DIEGO — A federal judge on Friday commended Trump administration efforts to reunify young children and families separated at the border but also said he plans to watch closely as a deadline approaches involving older children. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 522 words, photos, video.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Democratic Party leaders are meeting Saturday and may decide to endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein or fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon. UPCOMING: 300 words. Developing from Saturday night vote.


PHILADELPHIA — The U.S. homeland security secretary said on Saturday there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year’s midterm elections with the same “scale or scope” it targeted the 2016 presidential election. By Geoff Mulvihill. SENT: 821 words, photos.




— FREEWAY BUS CRASH: Authorities say 25 people have been injured after a bus overturned on a Southern California freeway but most of the passengers had minor injuries.

— WOMAN SET ON FIRE: Authorities say a Northern California man doused his wife in gasoline and set her on fire after an argument.

— BURNING MAN-NO FENCES: The Burning Man countercultural festival says it won’t install fences around major burns at this year’s event in the northern Nevada desert, a year after the death of a man who ran into flames of a towering wooden effigy.

— CALIFORNIA CONTROLLER HURT: California State Controller Betty Yee has been hurt in a car crash but authorities say her injuries are non-life threatening.

— IMMIGRATION-UTAH PROTEST: Eight people were arrested during a protest held outside offices of a Utah-based private prison company that wants to open a fourth detention center for U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement.



SAN DIEGO — Kyle Hendricks and the Chicago Cubs go for a second straight victory against the San Diego Padres, who counter with Luis Perdomo. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts 7:10 p.m. PT.


LOS ANGELES — Alex Wood takes the mound for the Los Angeles Dodgers against fellow lefty Andrew Heaney and the Angels in the middle game of the Freeway Series. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Begins 4:15 p.m. PT.


SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants host the Oakland Athletics in the middle game of the Bay Bridge series. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. PDT


RUIDOSO, N.M. — Mike Smith became the 12th jockey in history and the only one from New Mexico to win the Triple Crown after flying across the finish line atop 3-year-old Justify in June to a roar of cheers at Belmont Park in New York. SENT: 719 words, photos.


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