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SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A U.S. judge on Thursday rejected a request by the Trump administration to block two California laws that protect immigrants in the country illegally but put on hold key elements of a third law that that prohibits employers from allowing immigration officials on their premises unless they get a warrant. By Sudhin Thanawala and Don Thompson. SENT: 374 words, photo. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 2:30 p.m.


WASHINGTON — Stung by a public outcry, the Trump administration said Thursday it will meet court-ordered deadlines for reuniting families separated at the border, even as the politics of immigration remained at a boil. By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 723 words, photos.


—IMMIGRATION-BORDER ARRESTS, from SAN DIEGO — U.S. authorities say border arrests fell 18 percent in June from a month earlier to the lowest levels since February. Customs and Border Protection said Thursday that it made about 42,600 arrests in June compared with nearly 52,000 in May. That's still nearly double the number in June 2017. SENT: 127 words. UPCOMING: 500 words by 2:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES — Marijuana is legal in California, but the state's thriving illegal market is undercutting those playing by the rules. The situation is especially evident in Los Angeles County, California's biggest local legal pot market. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 1,000 words, photos, video.



SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Key California lawmakers announced an agreement Thursday on legislation to enshrine in state law net neutrality provisions that requiring an equal playing field on the internet. California's bill is one of the nation's most aggressive efforts to continue net neutrality, and the deal comes after a bitter fight among Democrats over how far the state should go. By Jonathan J. Cooper. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 500 words, photos by 2:30 p.m.


Prominent charter school supporters are dishing out campaign money, as key gubernatorial races in several states have now begun in earnest. By Sally Ho. SENT: 822 words, photos.



DENVER — An erratic wildfire charging through extremely dry land in a community near the Colorado ski town of Aspen destroyed three homes and forced people to flee in the middle of the night, authorities said Thursday. It is one of more than 60 large blazes burning across the U.S. By Colleen Slevin. SENT: 637 words, photos, video.




WASHINGTON — Long before Viktor Vekselberg was tied to a scandal over the president and a porn star, the Russian oligarch had been positioning himself to extend his influence in the United States. By Garance Burke and Stephen Braun. SENT: 2,310 words, photos.


— DISABLED STUDENTS-FEEDING TUBE ERROR — A Northern California school district has agreed to pay $825,000 to two families of disabled students who were allegedly tube-fed bleach at school.



LOS ANGELES — Southern California simmered Thursday in the early stages of a heat wave that forecasters predicted would send temperatures soaring and create conditions that could readily cause wildfires to spread. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 350 words.


LOS ANGELES — Police in Los Angeles reunited a possibly deaf or autistic little boy found at a busy train station with family members after witnesses say a woman abandoned him. By Amanda Lee Myers. SENT: 354 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


LOS ANGELES — Gunfire killed three people and wounded three others at a house party early Thursday near downtown Los Angeles, police said. Officers responding to a report of shots fired around 12:30 a.m. found the victims at a Westlake-area residence where 10 to 15 people had gathered, Detective Meghan Aguilar said. SENT: 165 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


LOS ANGELES — Authorities say they've charged 10 people who were producing homemade, untraceable handguns and rifles in Hollywood. SENT: 130 words, photos. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


— LAKE MOHAVE SWIMMING DEATH — Authorities say a California teenager is dead after being pulled from the water at the Lake Mohave reservoir on the Colorado River.


— DRYSDALES-BOOT BARN — Western wear retailer Drysdales Inc. has been acquired by California-based Boot Barn Holdings Inc .



NEW YORK — Scarlett Johansson's plans to portray a transgender man have sparked a backlash from many who object to cisgender actors playing trans roles. Earlier this week, Johansson was announced to star in "Rub & Tug," a film about prostitution ring leader Dante "Tex" Gill, who was born Lois Jean Gill but identified as a man. Since the announcement, transgender actors and advocates have criticized the production for not casting a trans actor in the role. By Film Writer Jake Coyle. SENT: 400 words, photo.



The Salt Lake City and Sacramento summer leagues wrap up Thursday night. Games include Lakers-Warriors, Heat-Kings, Grizzlies-Spurs and Hawks-Jazz. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos 8 p.m.


PHOENIX — Knocked around in his first two starts coming back from Tommy John surgery, Shelby Miller takes the mound for the Arizona Diamondbacks in the opener of a four-game series with the San Diego Padres, who counter with Eric Lauer. By Bob Baum. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts 6:40 p.m.


SEATTLE — The Los Angeles Angels try and take two of three from the Seattle Mariners when the clubs close out their three-game series on Thursday night. The Angels snapped Seattle's eight-game win streak with a victory on Wednesday. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


SAN FRANCISCO — The San Francisco Giants host the St. Louis Cardinals. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7:15 p.m.


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