Aug. 8, 2020


With negotiations stalled on Capitol Hill, Trump is using executive powers to try to get aid flowing to the beleaguered economy. But there are questions about whether he has the power to do so.

As coronavirus cases surge in California’s rural Central Valley, a self-declared ‘sanctuary city for business’ is defiant, even as the state is threatening to withdraw funding. On both sides of the debate, everyone agrees: It’s political.

Working from a tent, and social distancing in earnest, Father Boyle keeps the mission alive — with some help from a $2.5-million award

Security forces fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators Saturday in Beirut amid fury over the explosion that killed nearly 160 people.

Despite deaths, accidents and a mass shooting, the U.S. Olympic women’s water polo team has climbed back from adversity again and again.

California’s top prosecutor says ‘the law was misapplied’ in the case of a Central Valley woman who was charged in her stillborn infant’s death.

California colleges can reopen this fall with limited in-person classes and greatly reduced dorm life, state public health officials said Friday as they issued long-awaited guidance for how campuses can operate amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

The plane swayed violently as it approached a hilltop runway drenched in monsoon rain, and moments later the special return flight for Indians stranded abroad by the pandemic skidded off, nosedived and cracked in two, leaving 18 dead and more than 120 injured

With L.A. City Councilman Jose Huizar charged with corruption and suspended from his post, it’s now unclear who’s running his district office.

A 29-year-old man has died after jumping into California’s Kings River to save three children he saw struggling in the water.

Some airlines ban passengers from future flights if they refuse to wear a mask. A couple don’t accept medical exemptions.

In a sweeping reorganization, WarnerMedia elevates studio chief Ann Sarnoff, who will also oversee all of the company’s TV networks, including HBO. Casey Bloys also takes on a larger role in the new structure.

A last-ditch effort by Democrats to revive talks on vital COVID-19 rescue money collapsed, making it increasingly likely that Washington gridlock will mean more hardship for millions of people.

The executive order singling out WeChat and its parent company, Tencent, caused a furor in the gaming world Thursday night. Officials say the order is focused on WeChat, not Tencent’s gaming holdings — but how long will that hold?


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