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BC-CA--California News Digest, CA

May 27, 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.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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.

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TOP STORIES:

FATAL SHARK ATTACK

MAUI, Hawaii _ The California man killed by a shark in Hawaii over the weekend was a frequent visitor to the islands and an avid scuba diver who had recently retired, a friend said. SENT: 300 words.

CALIFORNIA CONGRESSMAN-SEAL TRIAL

SAN DIEGO _ U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter of California has acknowledged taking a photo with a dead combatant during his time as a Marine as he defended a Navy SEAL charged with multiple war crimes. SENT: 400 words, photos.

FIRST AMENDMENT IN CARTOON

COLUMBUS, Ohio _ The First Amendment right to free speech is no laughing matter, as illustrated by a new exhibit at the world’s largest cartoon library. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins. SENT: 875 words, photos.

D-DAY-EDUCTION IN SCHOOLS

CARY, N.C. _ Kasey Turcol has just 75 minutes to explain to her high school students the importance of D-Day — and if this wasn’t the 75th anniversary of the turning point in World War II, she wouldn’t devote that much time to it. D-Day is not part of the required curriculum in North Carolina — or in many other states. By Martha Waggoner. SENT: 1,300 words, photos.

OBIT-EDMUND MORRIS

DANBURY, Conn. _ Presidential biographer Edmund Morris, best known for writing a book about the life of Ronald Reagan in 1999, has died. He was 78. SENT: 125 words. UPCOMING: 400 words, photos.

COLLEGE-DOG DEGREE

COBLESKILL, N.Y. _ Luna the springer spaniel is learning to sniff out a troublesome golf course fungus in return for a tennis ball while helping her handler fetch a new breed of bachelor’s degree. By Mary Esch. SENT: 675 words, photos.

Also:

_ WWII AIRMAN-REMAINS IDENTIFIED _ A New York airman who died in World War II will be buried in Southern California 75 years after his bomber crashed in the Pacific.

_ MEXICO-US SEWAGE _ Imperial Beach’s entire shoreline has been closed to swimmers after sewage-contaminated runoff has flowed into California from Mexico’s Tijuana River.

_ CALIFORNIA CRASH-FOUR KILLED _ Authorities say four people were killed — including two children ages 2 and 9 — in a single-vehicle crash in central California.

_ ORANGUTANS-SAN FRANCISCO _ A pair of Bornean orangutans are now living at the San Francisco Zoo following a 15-year absence of the species.

SPORTS:

ON BASKETBALL-NBA FINALS

It all comes down to this. No, really. It ALL comes down to this. The next four, five, six or seven games of the NBA Finals between Golden State and Toronto will not only decide the 2019 championship, but how this series plays out is inevitably going to affect how free agency unfolds starting in a month or so. By Tim Reynolds. SENT: 800 words, photos.

SANTA ANITA

ARCADIA _ The owner of Santa Anita is investigating whether new rules were followed before the 26th horse death at the Southern California racetrack. By Beth Harris. SENT: 425 words, photos.

NCAA TOURNAMENT

OMAHA, Neb. _ Pac-12 champion UCLA won each of its series for the first time in program history, didn’t lose a midweek game and ended the regular season on a 10-game winning streak. The Bruins (47-8) were rewarded for their remarkable consistency Monday with the No. 1 national seed in the NCAA Tournament. By Eric Olson. SENT: 800 words, photos.

FRENCH OPEN-LOSING TO NADAL

PARIS _ Like so many others who have faced Rafael Nadal, Yannick Hanfmann thought he had a plan. Until, that is, tennis’ greatest clay-court player dismantled it stroke by stroke on the red dirt where he has won 11 French Open titles. By John Leicester. SENT: 650 words, photos.

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