Sep. 23, 2020


The German hospital treating Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny for poisoning says his condition improved enough for him to be released.

Seattle will reduce its policing budget and reallocate some money to community programs, a move opposed by the city’s mayor and former police chief.

Attorneys representing Dijon Kizzee’s family said the 29-year-old sustained 15 gunshot wounds. They disputed the Sheriff’s Department’s version of events.

Officials are concerned that L.A. is about to see a coronavirus surge tied to Labor Day weekend. But the numbers are inconclusive so far.

After reaching less than 30% of its goal to shelter homeless people who are vulnerable to the coronavirus, Project Roomkey is starting to phase out in the face of funding uncertainty.

The University of California’s failure to rigorously oversee its admissions practices has allowed unqualified students to get in, a state audit finds.

President Trump hit China unusually hard in a video address to a virtual United Nations General Assembly, with two audiences in mind: global and U.S. voters.

LeBron James answers forcefully about the two sheriffs deputies who were shot in Compton and the criticism leveled at him.

The Dodgers secured an eighth straight National League West Division title as well as the NL’s top playoff seed with a 7-2 win over the Oakland A’s.

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Two states give electoral votes by congressional district, not winner-take-all statewide. That brings Biden’s campaign to Omaha, Trump’s to Maine.

Berry Creek has been many things in its long history — a stagecoach stop, a lumber town, a vacation spot, a gold mining camp.

Fall recipes

It’s officially fall. Pumpkin pie sounds good right now. And it’s easy to make. For dessert in a glass, make this spiked pumpkin spice coffee. If you’re looking for a real crowd pleaser, try this roasted pumpkin loaf with salty spiced bread crumbs. This season is all about comfort, so remember: There’s no shame in using canned pumpkin puree.


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An Emmy broadcast that was actually... good?

Weary TV critics Lorraine Ali and Robert Lloyd stayed up past deadline to break down why the stay-at-home awards show was a winner.

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In the ring, they were gods. Now, they rely on street food vending to survive
MEXICO CITY, FEDERAL DISTRICT - AUGUST 16: Customers order and wait for their order at Crepas El Mana in La Lagunilla neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 in Mexico City, Federal District. Mexican luchador Joel Bernal Galicia, 54, known as "Olimpico," works with his wife of 14-years Leticia Vazquez Rojano, at their crepes stand they started over eight years ago. Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since Lucha Libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

In the months since the coronavirus struck and wrestling arenas were closed, many Mexican wrestlers rely on street food vending to make a living.

Prep basketball players in Flint, Mich., discuss the importance of the game in their lives and their perspective on the upcoming season.


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The new Netflix movie “Enola Holmes,” based on the Mancy Springer mystery series, stars a delightful Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Sam Claflin.

Here’s how to watch Tuesday’s ‘Friends’ virtual table read featuring actors Sterling K. Brown as Ross and Uzo Aduba as Phoebe.

Bill Murray and Rashida Jones play a father-daughter duo in Sofia Coppola’s New York-set comedy, which will be available on Apple+ in October.

After the Lakers stormed back to make it a two-possession game, Jamal Murray’s clutch play secured a 114-106 win for the Nuggets. The Lakers lead the series 2-1.

Angels shortstop Andrelton Simmons, who will become a free agent this fall, has opted out of the last five games of the season due to COVID-19 concerns.

Alex Turcotte, the No. 5 pick in the 2019 draft, is one of several prospects the Kings have lent to European teams while the NHL sorts out next season’s schedule.

General manager Billy Eppler is likely to take the fall for another disappointing Angels season, but owner Arte Moreno is the constant over a decade of losing.

U.S. trade bans are spurring labor reforms in Malaysia, which produces two-thirds of the world’s disposable gloves.

More pilot whales have been found stranded in Australia, raising the estimated total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.

Airlines and their unions ratcheted up pleas for an extended COVID-19 aid package to forestall layoffs. “October is too late,” the head of the pilots union said.

Democrats controlling the House pressed ahead with a government-wide temporary funding bill that would keep federal agencies up and running into December.


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