Aug. 14, 2020


A lengthy list of resignations in the last year that has some concerned that the state’s vital public health departments are not only being tasked with walking the state through a crisis — but dealing with one internally.

Biden will rally allies and set a new tone, yet underneath his China policy may look closer to Trump’s than to Obama’s a decade ago.

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva moves to fire or suspend 26 employees over a 2018 fight associated with the Banditos clique.

The White House did not say why Robert Trump was in the Manhattan hospital, but President Trump was expected to visit him.

Oregon State Police are leaving Portland after a two-week assignment to help protect a federal courthouse targeted by protesters.

Newly released body-camera video shows the growing horror of onlookers who pleaded with Minneapolis police officers to get off of George Floyd.

“We live in a world of financial illiteracy,” says one expert. “We are more open to talking about relationship challenges than we are about money.”

A company called PopID is rolling out the country’s first facial recognition payment system at a cluster of restaurants in Pasadena. It’s easy and contactless for COVID-conscious customers and cuts down on payment fees for businesses. But is it too creepy to catch on?

Americans increased their retail purchases by 1.2% in July, restoring sales to their level before the COVID-19 pandemic erupted in the U.S. in March.

TV networks are still haunted by how botched Bush v. Gore election night coverage set in motion the Florida recount crisis. Can it happen again?


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Almost every culture has a pickle to offer. Lucky for us, many are represented in Los Angeles. And now that many of us are cooking and trying to stretch provisions, pickling is a delicious way to preserve food. Some L.A. chefs shared pickling tips you can put to practice with recipes for jalapeños, preserved lemons, plums and more.

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Ever since Kamala Harris was named as Joe Biden’s running mate, President Trump and Republicans have lobbed scattershot, contradictory attacks that have focused on her race and gender — and now her citizenship.

Lillian Michelson inspired and informed thousands of filmmakers for more than six decades. Now her legendary research library sits in storage while she and her friends try to save it from becoming landfill.


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Amazon’s “World’s Toughest Race: Eco-Challenge Fiji,” hosted by Bear Grylls, depended on its camera operators to capture the moments that make the series sing.

“Discovering Griffith Park,” a history-rich guidebook by Casey Schreiner, gives one of the country’s largest, greatest city parks its due.

The 2020 Democratic National Convention’s musical performers include Billie Eilish, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Billy Porter and others.

The programming schedule for DC FanDome has been released. Here are the highlights with panels featuring Gal Gadot, James Gunn, Zack Snyder amd more.

Committed to UCLA since he was a freshman at Burbank Burroughs, junior Lincoln Melcher won the Callaway Junior Golf Championship earlier this month.

The Dodgers have partnered with LeBron James’ voting rights organization to turn Dodger Stadium into a polling center for the general election in November.

Audiences for hockey and golf are surging, and baseball is bringing in younger viewers, as people look for a break from streaming.

Belarus has released at least 2,000 people detained during massive protests against the reelection of longtime autocratic President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled the country for 26 years.

Bolivia’s political crisis is adding to the burden on its health system as the coronavirus spreads across one of Latin America’s poorest countries.

The United Arab Emirates and Israel will work toward normalizing ties in a deal that halts Israel’s annexation of land claimed by Palestinians.

An incident at a pool galvanizes discussion over what women can wear, highlighting the pressures of class, society and religion in Egypt.


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