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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

March 30, 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-GUN RIGHTS LAWSUIT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ High-capacity gun magazines will remain legal in California under a ruling Friday by a federal judge who cited home invasions where a woman used the extra bullets in her weapon to kill an attacker while in two other cases women without additional ammunition ran out of bullets. By Don Thompson. SENT: 690 words.

NAVY SEAL-MURDER CHARGE

PALM BEACH, Fla. _ President Donald Trump said Saturday a Navy SEAL charged with murder in the stabbing of an Iraqi war prisoner will be moved to less restrictive confinement while he awaits trial. His tweet came after 18 Republican members of the U.S. House sent a letter to Navy Secretary Richard Spencer raising concerns about the conditions of Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher’s confinement at a Navy brig in California. SENT: 305 words.

STATE OFFICIAL-NEPOTISM

SAN FRANCISCO _ A state auditor report accuses a former California labor official of gross misconduct by making improper personnel decisions to benefit her daughter. Christine Baker, who resigned last year as director of the California Department of Industrial Relations, allegedly used her influence to have her daughter hired and promoted into positions she didn’t qualify for. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

Also:

_ RIVER RESCUE _ Authorities are searching for a 41-year-old man who jumped into a swift-moving river in Northern California after his 1-year-old son fell out of their fishing boat.

ENTERTAINMENT:

NAACP IMAGE AWARDS

LOS ANGELES _ The NAACP will celebrate 50 years of its Image Awards paying homage to celebrities including Donald Glover, Beyonce and the film “Black Panther.” Anthony Anderson returns as host of the show that honors entertainers and writers of color at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Saturday evening. The show airs live on TV One. By Jonathan Landrum Jr. SENT: 265 words, photo. UPCOMING: Will be updated after 6 p.m. Pacific.

SPORTS:

BBN-DIAMONDBACKS-DODGERS

LOS ANGELES _ Pinch-hitter Carson Kelly delivered an RBI double in the 13th inning, and the Diamondbacks won the longest regular-season game in Dodger Stadium history, 5-4 over Los Angeles. The 6-hour, 5-minute game ended early Saturday morning. By Greg Beacham. SENT: 1000 words, photos.

BKC-NCAA-TIPPING OFF

The first two Final Four spots will come down to strength against strength. Gonzaga and its efficient offense will face Texas Tech’s stingy defense in the West Region. Virginia’s suffocating defense must find a way to stop high-scoring Purdue guard Carsen Edwards. By John Marshall. SENT: 655 words, photos.

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