Aug. 7, 2020

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Less than three months before election day, President Trump is losing his iron grip on congressional Republicans and is facing pushback on multiple fronts, from delaying the election to false claims about mail-in voting leading to widespread fraud, that show his weakened status.

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.

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.

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

In a deal with the government, Mikaela Sanford admitted that she helped fabricate profiles that depicted the children of Rick Singer’s wealthy clients as decorated athletes.

Judge David O. Carter, who has ruled that local agencies must clear homeless people from encampments alongside freeways, holds a hearing at City Hall — a reflection of how a legal case has made its presence felt in L.A. politics.

A proposed ordinance would allow L.A. to revoke city approvals for real estate projects if the City Council finds developers engaged in corruption.

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.

After postponing from April, the 25th Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas will be held as a four-week virtual event starting Oct. 18 and span four weeks.

The U.S. State Department says it is chipping away at a huge backlog of applications.

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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‘Demand that the police involved in killing Breonna Taylor be arrested and charged,’ read 26 new billboards across Louisville, Ky., Taylor’s hometown.

Debuting in 1998 after two major Disney animated bombs, the original ‘Mulan’ had a low-key premiere and bare-bones marketing. Now the live-action version is going straight to Disney+.

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