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BC-CA--California News Coverage Advisory 8:30 am, CA

May 23, 2019

Good morning! 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, or losangeles@ap.org. John Antczak is on the desk, followed by Robert Jablon. 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A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

UPCOMING TODAY:

AMERICAN TALIBAN-RELEASE

The California man who became known as the “American Taliban” after his battlefield capture in Afghanistan in 2001 was freed early from his federal sentence on Thursday, despite official concerns that he retains a radical ideology and still poses a risk to U.S. interests. By Matthew Barakat. SENT: 770 words, photos.

TESLA WOES

Shares of Tesla, suffering one of the worst stretches in company history, rebounded Thursday after CEO Elon Musk told employees that orders are up. SENT: 280 words, photos.

With:

_ VEGAS-ELON MUSK-TUNNEL _ A company backed by tech billionaire Elon Musk has been granted a nearly $49 million contract to build a transit system using self-driving vehicles underneath the Las Vegas Convention Center.

IN BRIEF:

_ TRAINING SHIP ACCIDENT _ The California Maritime Academy’s training ship Golden Bear is resuming a cruise after being damaged in an accident in the eastern Caribbean.

_ SAN CLEMENTE HOMELESS _ A lawyer for homeless people is objecting to plans by seaside San Clemente to relocate a tent encampment from a parking lot in the North Beach area to a city yard.

_ ROAD RAGE SHOOTING _ One person was killed and another wounded in a car-to-car shooting on State Route 70 in the Plumas Lake area of the Sacramento Valley.

UPCOMING TOMORROW:

_No event coverage planned.

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