BC-CA–California News Coverage Advisory, CA

Good morning! Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today, Nov. 4, 2013, in California. If you have a news tip or questions about the report, call 213-626-1200.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change.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


LAX SHOOTING — The man accused of opening fire at Los Angeles International Airport, shooting employees and terrorizing travelers, accomplished two of his goals, according to authorities: kill a Transportation Security Administration officer and show how easy it is to get a gun into an airport. As the suspect lays sedated in a hospital, the FBI tries to piece together what motivated him to open fire at the crowded checkpoint, and specifically target only TSA officers. By Justin Pritchard and Michael Blood.

HOLLYWOOD HEALTH CARE — The nation’s new health care law might get a rewrite in Hollywood, where a foundation supporting President Barack Obama’s signature law is hoping writers and producers will feather story lines about the mandate into TV sitcoms and other shows watched by millions. Hollywood has influenced social issues for decades. Vice President Joe Biden credits the popular comedy “Will & Grace” with softening the nation’s views on gays. By Sandy M. Cohen and Michael R. Blood.

NAVY BRIBERY SCHEME — It started with tickets to the Broadway production of the Lion King for the Navy commander, his wife and children in Tokyo. In the end, the Malaysian defense contractor, known as “Fat Leonard,” would use prostitutes, plane tickets and other bribes to hook the U.S. Naval officer into a scheme that overbilled the Pentagon by millions, military investigators say.

DEPUTIES SHOOT 13-YEAR-OLD-SUIT — The family of Andy Lopez, the 13-year-old boy killed by a sheriff’s deputy in Santa Rosa, is set to announce the filing of a federal civil rights lawsuit. Developing from 1 p.m. announcement.

INDIAN CASINO-WINE COUNTRY — A Las Vegas-style Indian casino is set to open in California’s wine country — the culmination of years of planning and legal battles.


LA TRUANCY — The number of truancy tickets issued by school police to Los Angeles Unified students has dropped by more than 93 percent over the last four years, as the district changes the way it deals with misbehavior, according to a report.



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