Sep. 18, 2020


The name of the firefighter, killed battling the El Dorado fire in the San Bernardino National Forest, was being withheld until family members are notified. The cause is under investigation.

Some the 15 victims tried to hide and others were unable to outrun the flames in one of the deadliest and most expansive blazes in California history.

Five men stayed behind, after dozens of guests and staffers were evacuated in the face of a massive wildfire, to save Breitenbush, a famed Oregon hot springs retreat.

As smoky skies blanket the West, researchers look a the lasting health impacts by studying a Montana town previously smothered by wildfire smoke.

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Lucha libre — literally “free fight” — is its own religion in Mexico, and wrestlers are gods. The pandemic has brought them down to earth.

Social media can be cruel, but Todd says his goal is to leave the long-running public affairs program “in a better place than I got it.”

Flint produced basketball stars years before one of the worst water crises in modern U.S. history. Can the Flint Jaguars rise up and restore tradition?

The debate over cuts, set for later this month, marks a wide split on the Board of Supervisors over the role that armed, uniformed officers should play in providing security to hundreds of thousands of students.

WeChat and TikTok will not be distributed or updated in U.S. app stores starting Sunday, the Trump administration says, citing China security fears.

At a news briefing, sheriff’s officials offered yet another version of events of what led up to the fatal shooting on Aug. 31 that has generated national attention and triggered days of protests.

Fresno State University said CV Vitolo-Haddad would not become a faculty member there after the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student acknowledged having falsely posed as a person of color.

The story behind La Chingona cannabis, of three Mexican sisters who broke into the industry, is at most a composite of the women in the owner’s life. The rest is fiction.

The 10th season of the Peabody Award-winning series starts Friday and is really smart, transporting us to the U.S.-Mexico border, Beijing and London.

Jeffrey Katzenberg’s home sale in Beverly Hills was L.A. County’s most expensive residential transaction in August and the third-highest in California history.

Yes, Season 2 of Hulu’s middle-school comedy is darker. But the creators of “PEN15" know what it’s like to experience teenage traumas like slut-shaming firsthand.


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Nintendo celebrates 35 years of Mario with the rerelease of the first ‘Mario’ games to feature 3-D worlds, including the transformational “Super Mario 64,” the criminally underappreciated “Super Mario Sunshine” and the starry-eyed wonder of “Super Mario Galaxy.”

Marcus Gladney created the Venice Electric Light Parade, a joyous moving carnival anyone can join — all you need is a bike and lights — every Sunday at sunset on the Venice Boardwalk.



Hospitals and health facilities have reported an influx of patients with problems most likely related to smoke inhalation. Some residents of L.A. County worry about long-term exposure from the thick, hazy air. There are multiple ways to stay safe. DIY air filters can be simple and inexpensive. Weather apps are useful for checking air quality.

The smoke forced a handful of county-run COVID-19 test sites to close; one assault on our lungs making it harder for us to monitor another.

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Stylists to the stars expect a high/low mix that includes loungewear, tuxedos — and a get-out-the-vote message.

Sean Durkin’s long-overdue feature follow-up to “Martha Marcy May Marlene” is a subtle, shattering portrait of a family’s decline.

Jennifer Aniston, Brad Pitt, John Legend, Julia Roberts and Sean Penn will stage a table read of the 1982 film “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” on Thursday.

Nuggets center Nikola Jokic is a force the Lakers will have to counter. Anthony Davis has been effective but JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard will defend him too.

With standout forward Nneka Ogwumike unable to play, the Sparks failed to overcome a slow start in their 73-59 loss to the seventh-seeded Connecticut Sun.

Julio Urías once again struggled in the first inning during against the Colorado Rockies before bouncing back nicely in the Dodgers’ 9-3 win.

Chris Wray’s testimony puts him at odds with Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group.

Iraqi police say an improvised explosive device has gone off outside an English-language institute in Najaf. No Americans were employed there.

Israel is set to go back into a full lockdown for three weeks to try to contain a coronavirus outbreak, coinciding with the Jewish High Holidays.

Satellite images indicate that North Korea is preparing for a massive military parade in its capital to mark the 75th anniversary of its ruling party.


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