Sep. 29, 2020

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The fast-moving Zogg fire, which started Sunday in Shasta County, has killed three, destroyed 146 structures and prompted numerous evacuations.

Such conditions are fueling large blazes and small brush fires in L.A. County. “The fuels are critically dry,” an official said.

The Tubbs fire killed dozens of people who didn’t evacuate quickly enough. This time, officials were determined the Shady fire wouldn’t be a repeat.

Once again, wind-driven flames tear through Santa Rosa, as wildfires besiege California’s wine country.

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USC’s new freshman class is the largest and most diverse in the university’s history, reflecting similar trends in the UC system and coming as overall college enrollment numbers across the U.S. have declined amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The term ‘herd immunity’ has found its way into politicized discussions about how to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic. What does it actually mean? Can it work?

Kentucky’s attorney general has agreed to release recordings of the grand jury’s probe into officers involved in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of attacks as fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh continued for a third day.

Both President Trump and Joe Biden know a win on Nov. 3 means getting part of the Latino vote. So what are they saying to voters in Spanish?

A lawyer for former national security advisor Michael Flynn has told a judge that she asked President Trump not to issue a pardon for her client.

A new poll shows the governor enjoying strong political standing — even after crises including wildfires, blackouts, the pandemic and a whipsawed economy.

The Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings have suspended in-person activities after members of the Titans organization tested positive for coronavirus.

The FTC has settled with a phone company affiliated with a telemarketer that pitched “bogus credit card interest rate relief.”

The law, prompted by Kobe Bryant crash, will make it a crime for first responders to take unauthorized photos of the dead at accident or crime scene.

It's International Coffee Day

Today’s your day, java junkies. Fortunately, there are a lot of good options in L.A. Why not go to one of the many Black-owned coffee shops around town? Interested in Dalgona coffee, the viral food trend of the pandemic? We’ve got a recipe. Too hot for coffee but you want a kick? A coffee granita might be your answer. Or if you want to get in the fall mood, try a spiked pumpkin spice coffee.

California is reopening, but when it comes to coffee shops, will anyone ever feel comfortable ordering their drink to stay and lingering for a while in the presence of others?

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As Donald Trump and Joe Biden try to sway the rapidly vanishing “undecided voter,” 2020 is the year the presidential debates become pure TV spectacle.

Many Latinos gravitate to the Antelope Valley’s back country for its rugged terrain and individualistic ethos. Fire danger comes with the territory.

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After drawing criticism in 2019 for its sidelining of urbano, the Latin Grammy Awards has course-corrected and made J Balvin and Bad Bunny its top nominees.

The Anita Hill-led organization finds entertainment industry workers have dim view of accountability for perpetrators of sexual harassment and misconduct.

After launching a line of “WAP” apparel, rapper Cardi B reportedly wants to trademark the acronym inspired by her and Megan Thee Stallion’s hit collaboration.

In “The Meaning of Mariah Carey,” the pop star opens up about her “abusive” first husband, the “love” she found with Derek Jeter, and her difficult childhood. Here are some key takeaways.

Naya Rivera’s sister, Nickayla Rivera, doesn’t put much stock in the optics of her reported living arrangement with former brother-in-law Ryan Dorsey.

Jimmy Butler might not have been a good fit for the Lakers or Clippers in the free-agent search of 2019, but he has found a home in Miami with win-first attitude.

Chargers cornerback Chris Harris Jr. confirmed on social media Tuesday that he would miss at least a month because of a foot injury suffered against Carolina.

The Chargers’ defense has been doing its job keeping opponents out of the end zone but has made it harder on the offense with some untimely mistakes.

The Dodgers are huge favorites against the Milwaukee Brewers in the wild card round, but reliever Devin Williams could give L.A. fits with his filthy changeup.

Lebanon has legalized marijuana farming — already a thriving illicit industry — in hopes of giving a boost to its foundering economy.

Kuwaiti ruler Sheik Sabah al Ahmad al Jabbar al Sabah, who pushed for closer ties with Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion, has died, state media say.

The human rights group says its bank accounts were frozen in an ongoing crackdown against critics of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The World Health Organization and partners have agreed to roll out 120 million rapid COVID-19 tests to help poorer countries fight the disease.

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