Sep. 22, 2020


U.S. trade bans are spurring labor reforms in Malaysia, which produces two-thirds of the world’s disposable gloves.

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit are seeking a temporary restraining order to limit the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s use of non-lethal force at protests, claiming it has been indiscriminately using projectiles and chemical agents in violation of constitutional rights.

The former chairman of a state-owned company who publicly criticized China’s president has been sentenced to 18 years in prison on corruption charges.

The governor again blamed payment delays on the crush of claims filed during the pandemic, an influx that overwhelmed the system’s 30-year-old technology.

The firefighter killed while battling the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino was identified Monday as Charles Morton, a 14-year veteran with the U.S. Forest Service who led the Big Bear Interagency Hotshot Squad.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said new guidance that warned about the dangers of coronavirus transmission via aerosols was posted by mistake.

Crisis has engulfed the L.A. Times newsroom as prominent editors have been pushed out or demoted because of ethical lapses or other failures.

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Hendrika Mayora Victoria Kelan is being hailed as one of the only transgender public officials in Indonesia. The Southeast Asian nation is ranked among the least tolerant countries for LGBT people and rights.

Make your mail-in ballot count

Don’t pay attention to the unsubstantiated claims: Mail-in voting is reliable (even during a pandemic) and extremely popular in California. But don’t wait until the last minute — missing the deadline was the main reason for ballots being tossed out in the 2016 election. Here’severything else you need to know about voting in L.A. County.

We need a 2020 version of the special commission that resolved the disputed election of 1876.


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An Emmy broadcast that was actually... good?

Weary TV critics Lorraine Ali and Robert Lloyd stayed up past deadline to break down why the stay-at-home awards show was a winner.

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In the ring, they were gods. Now, they rely on street food vending to survive.
MEXICO CITY, FEDERAL DISTRICT - AUGUST 16: Customers order and wait for their order at Crepas El Mana in La Lagunilla neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 in Mexico City, Federal District. Mexican luchador Joel Bernal Galicia, 54, known as "Olimpico," works with his wife of 14-years Leticia Vazquez Rojano, at their crepes stand they started over eight years ago. Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since Lucha Libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

In the months since the coronavirus struck and wrestling arenas were closed, many Mexican wrestlers rely on street food vending to make a living.

Prep basketball players in Flint, Mich., discuss the importance of the game in their lives and their perspective on the upcoming season.


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Family and collaborators discuss the making of Tom Petty’s 1994 solo album ‘Wildflowers,’ which is being reissued as a box set with dozens of unreleased tracks.

“Sex and the City” star Kim Cattrall makes her network TV debut in Fox’s “Filthy Rich” as the cunning matriarch of a televangelist family.

In Monday’s Season 18 premiere of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” the host apologized for the misconduct allegations that dogged her show all summer.

Entertainment industry unions have agreed terms over which their members can return to work for studios, including terms for payment if TV or film crew get sick

Dr. Neal ElAttrache says the pandemic impacted how players train for seasons, and that disruption created a ripple effect that’s resulted in injuries.

Dodgers star Mookie Betts finds himself in a close MVP race less than a week before the regular season ends. Why the Dodgers think he can win.

General manager Billy Eppler is likely to take the fall for another disappointing Angels season, but owner Arte Moreno is the constant over a decade of losing.

A judge delayed the deadline to indict Eric Kay, the ex-Angels employee charged with distributing drugs that led to Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs’ overdose death.

The storm was not expected to strengthen into a hurricane. But its path along the Texas coast could produce bands of showers with heavy rainfall, forecasters said.

Sweden’s relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world’s attention, but the strategy’s effectiveness remains unclear.

Leaders who invested heavily in their relationship with the president are having to consider the possibility of a Biden win.

Colombian lawmakers introduce a plan calling for the government to take control of the cocaine market, buying harvests and regulating sales.


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