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SAN DIEGO — More than 16,000 families were apprehended at the border in August, authorities said Wednesday, a dramatic increase from previous months that the Trump administration blamed on legal loopholes and a reversal of a widely denounced policy that separated parents and children at the border. By Elliot Spagat. SENT: 543 words, photo.


CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple unveiled three new iPhones on Wednesday, including its biggest and most expensive model yet, as the company seeks to widen the product's appeal amid slowing sales. CEO Tim Cook showed off the iPhone XS Max, which has a bigger screen than the one on last year's dramatically designed model, the iPhone X. It'll cost about $1,100. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 547 words, photos.




CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. — A man who authorities say tried to pull a switchblade on a Republican candidate in California shouted profanities about President Donald Trump and the Republican Party before the assault, the candidate said. Congressional candidate Rudy Peters said he was at a booth Sunday at the Castro Valley Fall Festival when the man shouted expletives about Trump and raised his middle finger. SENT: 330 words, photo.


— CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES — Fire officials say a downed Pacific Gas and Electric Co. power line ignited a blazed in Marin County that prompted mandatory evacuation.



LOS ANGELES — Relatives and friends of victims gathered Wednesday to mark the 10th anniversary of a head-on collision of a Metrolink commuter train and a freight train that killed 25 people, injured more than 100 others and led the railroad to embrace so-called positive train control and other safety technology. By Ariel Tu. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — Thousands of pounds of empty beverage containers were intercepted this summer while being smuggled into California to defraud the state's recycling program, authorities said Wednesday. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words, photos.


— FOOTBALL-RACIAL TENSIONS — Two Southern California school districts say they are working together to promote unity and respect for diversity after tensions at a high school football game.

— RENT CONTROL-LA COUNTY — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has given preliminary approval of a temporary limit on rent increases in unincorporated areas of the county.

— FAIRGROUNDS GUN SHOWS — The board that controls the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego County has voted to not consider contracts with producers of gun shows for up to a year after Dec. 31 until it formulates a more thorough policy on the events.



NEW YORK — Emboldened by the #MeToo movement, McDonald's workers have voted to stage a one-day strike next week at restaurants in 10 cities, including Los Angeles and San Francisco, in hopes of pressuring management to take stronger steps against on-the-job sexual harassment. By National Writer David Crary. SENT: 771 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES — The fall TV season officially kicks off with Monday's Emmy Awards, and even avant-garde streaming is part of the September hoopla once owned by broadcast networks. Here are the programs in store and tips on how to sort through them. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING: 1,100 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — Picking winners is risky in the increasingly crowded field of new TV series, but here are a few that deserve a chance. By Television Writer Lynn Elber. UPCOMING.


NEW YORK — Rap has easily dominated the pop charts and on streaming services in the last few years, and that's reflected at the 2018 American Music Awards. Drake and Cardi B are the leaders with eight nominations each — earning bids in both the pop/rock and rap/hip-hop categories. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 354 words, photos.



LOS ANGELES — As legalized sports gambling rolls across the nation, the people who make sports television are ready to ride the boom with a series of shows explicitly about betting. Fox Sports 1's "Lock It In" began daily production this week as the first of several planned major-platform shows focused on point spreads, odds and helping their viewers to make better bets. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 700 words by 6 p.m.


COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers will be preparing to face a young quarterback for the second straight week. This time it is Buffalo's Josh Allen. By Joe Reedy. UPCOMING. 550 words, photos.


— FBN--BILLS-ALLEN — For the Buffalo Bills, Josh Allen's time is now. Bills coach Sean McDermott said Wednesday the rookie quarterback will make his first career start on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers. By Mark Ludwiczak. SENT: 245 words, photos.


LOS ANGELES — J.T. Daniels realizes he occasionally struggled in his second start for No. 22 Southern California, and the freshman quarterback has resolved to fix his mistakes swiftly, even with a bruised hand. He knows time is a factor with a perilous trip to Texas looming this weekend. By Greg Beacham. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 7 p.m.


Galaxy coach Sigi Schmid is the latest to go in the turnover of Major League Soccer coaches since last year. There's a couple more on the hotseat this season, while the newcomers navigate their first full seasons. By Anne M. Peterson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos, by 3 p.m.


CINCINNATI — Yasmani Grandal and Justin Turner drove in three runs each, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat Cincinnati 8-1 Wednesday to avoid a season sweep by the last-place Reds. Joc Pederson homered for the Dodgers, and Grandal had three hits. SENT: 315 words, photos.


SAN FRANCISCO — Right-hander Anibal Sanchez pitches the series finale for the Braves against the Giants seeking his first win in seven starts — he's 0-2 during that span — since beating the Mets on Aug. 3. By Gideon Rubin. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game started at 12:45 p.m.


SEATTLE — The San Diego Padres look to sweep all four interleague games against the Seattle Mariners when the clubs close out the season series on Wednesday afternoon. Joey Lucchesi starts for the Padres against Wade LeBlanc for Seattle. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 3:40 p.m.


BALTIMORE — The Oakland Athletics bring a five-game winning streak and postseason aspirations into a matchup with the Baltimore Orioles, who have lost five straight. By David Ginsburg. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 4:05 p.m.


ANAHEIM, Calif. — Yovani Gallardo faces Felix Pena when the Texas Rangers conclude their series with the Los Angeles Angels. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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