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CALIFORNIA ELECTION SECURITY
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A new law requires journalists, researchers and political campaigns that receive voter data to tell California officials if it may have been stolen. By Sophia Bollag. SENT: 130 words, Will be expanded. Photos planned.
SEALED DOCUMENT-NEWSPAPER ORDER
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Times is fighting a federal judge’s order to remove information from an article involving a court document meant to be kept from the public eye. SENT: 130 words. Will be expanded.
ELON MUSK-SOCIAL MEDIA
Whether it’s investors betting against his stock or reporters or analysts who ask tough questions, Elon Musk has fought back, often around the clock on Twitter. In the past few months, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO has become a bigger, more snarling presence on social media. But when Musk called a British diver involved in the Thailand cave rescue a pedophile in front of 22.2 million Twitter followers Sunday, he may have gone one tweet too far. By Auto Writer Tom Krisher. SENT: 700 words, photos.
LOS ANGELES - Family-friendly won out this weekend among North American moviegoers as “Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation” towered over Dwayne Johnson’s action pic “Skyscraper.” SENT: 600 words, photos.
SAN FRANCISCO - Netflix is adding subscribers at a slower pace than envisioned, renewing fears that its growth may sputter as the video streaming service tries to fend off fiercer competition. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 500 words, photos.
WASHINGTON - David Ortiz can now laugh, sort of, at the shifting culture of baseball. For Mike Trout, Nolan Arenado, Bryce Harper and most every other All-Star hitter, dealing with different defensive alignments is just part of the game. Tune in Tuesday night and there’s no telling where fans will see fielders at Nationals Park. Especially in what’s become merely an exhibition - why not try a five-man outfield? By Ben Walker. SENT: 900 words, photos.
WASHINGTON - On the night of the All-Star Game, Manny Machado will proudly represent the Baltimore Orioles, the only team he’s played for in the big leagues. It just might be his final appearance in an Orioles uniform. With the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looming, it won’t be long before the four-time AL All-Star is dealt from last-place Baltimore to a contender. By David Ginsburg. SENT: 800 words, photos.
- CONGRESSIONAL AIDE-POT SHOP BRIBE - A former California congressional aide who took a $5,000 bribe after promising to help keep an illegal marijuana business open has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
SAN DIEGO - A federal judge on Monday ordered a temporary halt to any deportations of immigrant families who were reunited after being separated by the Trump administration at the border. By Elliot Spagat and Colleen Long. SENT: 600 words, photos.
- IMMIGRATION-SEPARATING FAMILIES-THE LATEST
COASTAL CRASH-DRIVER FOUND
LOS ANGELES - An Oregon woman who was badly injured and stranded for a week after her Jeep plunged 250 feet over a cliff into the ocean near Big Sur in California says she survived by drinking fresh water dripping from moss until she was rescued by a couple hiking along the beach. By Michael Balsamo. SENT: 750 words, photo.
MARIPOSA, Calif. - A deadly wildfire near Yosemite National Park doubled in size and shrouded the popular destination in smoke, but tourists could still use all trails, campgrounds, lodges and restaurants Monday, officials said. SENT: 535 words, photos, video.
CHARTER SCHOOLS-BILLIONAIRE DONORS
Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than Bill Gates. It’s an extreme example of how billionaires are influencing state education policy by giving money to state-level charter support organizations to support, defend and expand the charter schools movement across the country. By Sally Ho. SENT: 1,220 words, photos, graphic.
CONGRESSWOMAN DEATH THREAT
LOS ANGELES - A Los Angeles man who threatened to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters in a profanity-laced voicemail was sentenced Monday to six months of home detention. SENT: 200 words.
- DOMESTIC SHOOTING - Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrested an 80-year-old man after a shooting that wounded his wife and son.
- INMATE DEATH - The Kern County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an inmate at Kern Valley State Prison as a homicide.
UBER-GENDER DISCRIMINATION PROBE
SAN FRANCISCO - Uber is facing a U.S. government investigation into allegations that the ride-hailing service set up a pay structure that discriminated against its female workers. By Technology Writer Michael Liedtke. SENT: 450 words, photos.
- SINCLAIR-TRIBUNE-FCC - The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is raising “serious concerns” about Sinclair’s $3.9 billion deal for Tribune’s television stations.
COMIC-CON IN THE METOO ERA
LOS ANGELES - Comic-Con, the annual gathering of over 130,000 fans, artists, collectors and geek culture savants, has already been changed by the #MeToo and Time’s Up era, with at least one notable figure stepping aside due to sexual misconduct allegations. By Film Writer Lindsey Bahr. SENT: 1,065 words, photo.
MUSIC-STEVIE NICKS-LEANN RIMES
LOS ANGELES - Stevie Nicks cried on her living room floor when she first saw LeAnn Rimes perform “Borrowed” on her TV in 2013. The song, about an intimate, yet fleeting romance between Rimes and her lover, came out on Rimes’ “Spitfire” album when Nicks became enamored with it. The Fleetwood Mac singer knew then that she wanted to sing it with Rimes someday. By Pablo Arauz Pena. SENT: 534 words, photo.
At the All-Star break last year, Chris Sale looked as if he might pull away in the American League Cy Young race. He already had 178 strikeouts with only 22 walks. By the end of the season, of course, Sale had to settle for second place - and not a particularly close second - after Corey Kluber took the award away with a torrid second half. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. SENT: 800 words, photos.
BBO—THIS WEEK IN BASEBALL
It might not be enough to make the playoffs in the loaded American League, but the Oakland Athletics can make a strong case that they’re the most surprising team in baseball at the All-Star break. By Baseball Writer Noah Trister. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos.
BKN—NBA FREE AGENCY-BARGAIN WATCH
Even after roughly $1.5 billion in new contracts being hammered out during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals are done, and most teams have exhausted their salary cap space for next season, so the annual shift into fill-out-the-roster mode has essentially arrived for most clubs. By Basketball Writer Tim Reynolds. SENT: 950 words, photos.
BKN—SUMMER LEAGUE RDP
LAS VEGAS - Play continues at the Las Vegas NBA summer league with the semifinals featuring Cavaliers-Lakers and Grizzlies-Trail Blazers. By Willie Ramirez. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Games start at 5:30 p.m.
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Center Adam Henrique has signed a $29.1 million, five-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks. The deal announced Monday runs through the 2023-24 season and allows Henrique to avoid free agency next summer. SENT: 270 words.
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