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BC-CA--California News Digest 1:30 pm, CA

April 2, 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. John Antczak is on the Los Angeles news desk, followed by Robert Jablon. Olga Rodriguez is on the San Francisco news desk. AP-California News Editor Frank Baker can be reached at 213-346-3134 or fsbaker@ap.org.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Californians may already be buying high-capacity ammunition magazines for the first time in nearly two decades after a federal court tossed out a statewide ban last week, state Attorney General Xavier Becerra said Tuesday in asking the judge to delay his ruling while it’s appealed. By Don Thompson. SENT: 400 words. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos by 3 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Nipsey Hussle knew the man suspected of shooting him, and the two had some kind of personal dispute in the hours before the rapper was killed, the Los Angeles police chief said Tuesday as he urged the fugitive to give up. By Andrew Dalton and John Antczak. SENT: 640 words, photos. UPCOMING: Updates as developments occur.




OROVILLE, Calif. _ Officials at the nation’s tallest dam unleashed water down a rebuilt spillway Tuesday for the first time since it crumbled two years ago and drove hundreds of thousands of California residents from their homes over fears of catastrophic flooding. By Rick Pedroncelli and Olga R. Rodriguez. SENT: 600 words, photos.




BOSTON _ A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say. Now some parents who are already facing possible prison time could be hit with additional criminal charges and stiff financial penalties, experts say. By Alanna Durkin Richer. SENT: 805 words, photos.



SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ Law enforcement agencies across California must release police misconduct records even if the behavior occurred before a new transparency law took effect, a state court of appeals has ruled. SENT: 340 words.



DIXON, Calif. _ Two teenage boys were electrocuted while trying to rescue a dog from an irrigation canal at an orchard, authorities said Tuesday. The Solano County sheriff’s office says that when they walked into a canal Monday in Dixon to save the dog, one of the boys touched a nearby electrified gate. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: Will be updated.


_ METAL POISONING SUSPECT _ Authorities have charged an engineer in Berkeley, California, with trying to kill a colleague by putting a toxic metal into her food and water since 2017.



EL PASO, Texas _ The surge of migrants arriving at the southern border has led the Trump administration to dramatically expand a practice President Donald Trump has long mocked as “catch and release.” By Cedar Attanasio and Astrid Galvan. SENT: 980 words, photos.


_ TRUMP IMMIGRATION _ President Donald Trump said Tuesday he’s taking a wait-and-see approach on his threat to close the southern border as soon as this week. By Jill Colvin and Colleen Long. SENT: 675 words, photos.



SEATTLE _ When Washington and Colorado launched their pioneering marijuana industries in the face of U.S. government prohibition, they imposed strict rules in hopes of keeping the U.S. Justice Department at bay. Five years later, federal authorities have stayed away, but the industry says it has been stifled by over-regulation. By Gene Johnson. SENT: 973 words, photos.


Hundreds of ads on Facebook promised U.S. homeowners that they were eligible for huge state tax breaks if they installed new solar-energy panels. There was just one catch: None of it was true. By Amanda Seitz and Mae Anderson. SENT: 890 words.


_ WALMART-GOOGLE _ Walmart will now allow its shoppers to order their groceries by voice through Google’s smart home assistant, its latest attempt to challenge Amazon’s growing dominance. By Anne D’innocenzio. Photos.



LAS VEGAS _ The first full day of CinemaCon is in full swing with presentations from the heads of the Motion Picture Association of America, STX Studios and Warner Bros. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. UPCOMING: Developing from day’s events.


_ CINEMACON-STATE OF THE INDUSTRY _ Motion Picture Association of America Chairman Charles Rivkinsays Netflix’s addition to the group makes the entertainment industry stronger. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 130 words, photo.

_ CINEMACON-STX FILMS _ STX Films has kicked off the 2019 CinemaCon convention with celebrity appearances from Chadwick Boseman, Kelly Clarkson, Diane Keaton and more Tuesday in Las Vegas. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 130 words, photo.



The Alliance of American Football, which had a promising start as the latest spring league, is suspending operations eight games into its first season. By Ralph D. Russo. SENT: 360 words.


The maker of LUNA Bar brand nutrition bars has pledged to pay $31,250 to each of the players who make the U.S. roster for the Women’s World Cup, an amount the company says makes up the difference between bonuses for the men’s and women’s national teams. California-based Clif Bar & Company announced the planned payments Tuesday on Equal Pay Day. By The Associated Press. SENT: 265 words.


OKLAHOMA CITY _ The struggling Thunder host the Los Angeles Lakers. Oklahoma City is coming off a home loss to the lottery-bound Mavericks, who didn’t even have Luka Doncic. UPCOMING: 650 words, with photos. Game starts at 5 p.m.


SACRAMENTO, Calif. _ The Houston Rockets visit the Sacramento Kings. By Michael Wagaman. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ The Golden State Warriors hold a one-game lead on Denver for the best record in the Western Conference as the Nuggets visit Oracle Arena. By Janie McCauley. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


LOS ANGELES _ Coming off nine strikeouts in his season debut, Madison Bumgarner starts for the San Francisco Giants against fellow lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Los Angeles Dodgers. By Beth Harris. UPCOMING: 650 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


_ BBO--BLUE JAYS-GIANTS TRADE _ Outfielder Kevin Pillar was traded by the veteran-shedding Toronto Blue Jays to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday for infielder Alen Hanson, right-hander Derek Law and minor league pitcher Juan De Paula. SENT: 236 words, photos.

_ BBO--MLB-VERO BEACH-JACKIE ROBINSON _ The former Dodgertown spring training camp will be named the Jackie Robinson Training Complex and be used for Major League Baseball’s amateur development initiatives.


SAN DIEGO _ Zack Greinke looks to bounce back from an opening day loss when he leads the Arizona Diamondbacks against the San Diego Padres and their opening day starter, Eric Lauer. By Bernie Wilson. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


OAKLAND, Calif. _ Lefty Chris Sale, tagged for seven runs in three innings pitching opening day at Seattle, makes his second 2019 start for the Red Sox when they face Khris Davis and the Athletics. By Rob Gloster. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game starts at 7:07 p.m.


SEATTLE _ The Seattle Mariners close out its homestand on Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Angels. Marco Gonzales looks to improve to 3-0 for Seattle. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:10 p.m.


VANCOUVER _ The San Jose Sharks visit the Vancouver Canucks. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


GLENDALE, Ariz. _ The Phoenix Coyotes look to keep a playoff spot in reach when they have the Los Angeles Kings. By Jose Romero, UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.


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