Aug. 7, 2020


The Central Valley is among the areas of the nation that federal officials are particularly worried about. Of the 10 California counties with the highest infection rates per capita over the past two weeks, eight were in the Central Valley.

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.

Los Angeles Times reporter Nabih Bulos was less than 500 yards from the center of the massive explosion in Beirut. He lived to tell the tale

An Air India Express flight with 190 people on board skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India.

The U.S. sanctions 11 officials, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam, for their role in curtailing political freedoms in Hong Kong.

The U.S. added 1.8 million jobs in July, down from 4.8 million in June, indicating the coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound.

Hit with a flood of more than 9 million applications for unemployment benefits, California is trying to identify which of them may be fraudulent.

Allegations that two Los Angeles police officers lied about a traffic stop and planted a gun into evidence to justify a man’s arrest in 2018 are now in the hands of county prosecutors after a review by LAPD internal affairs detectives.

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

Brent Scowcroft, who died Thursday of natural causes at his home in Falls Church, Va., was a Republican voice against the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

Trump is promising (yet again) a comprehensive healthcare plan. While we await that, how about a greater commitment to price transparency?

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


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