Aug. 4, 2020


A massive explosion rocked Beirut, and at least 70 people were killed and nearly 4,000 injured, with bodies buried in the rubble, officials said.

The County Department of Public Health, citing high local COVID-19 rates, said it will not grant elementary school reopening waivers until cases drop.

Ed Buck, who was indicted last year in connection with the overdose deaths of two Black men in his West Hollywood apartment, now faces four additional charges.

Harris and Bass are among the handful of contenders in the running, including former national security advisor Susan Rice, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth.

Los Angeles County has paid out roughly $55 million in settlements since 1990 in civil cases involving allegations that sheriff’s deputies belonged to a secret society, records show.

The pandemic drove Disney revenue down by 42% from 2019 for the three months ending in June. But the company’s streaming services have 100 million subscribers, including 60.5 million for Disney+.

David Lacey, husband of the L.A. County district attorney, faces charges after video showed him waving a gun at protesters outside their home in March.

Filmmakers Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau delve into “Immigration Nation,” their shocking Netflix docuseries about ICE, immigrants and a broken system.

The GOP’s internal splits over a post-Trump future have become increasingly obvious, slowing legislation and affecting campaign strategies.

L.A. County supervisors pass a measure to let voters decide whether to boost funding for mental health, housing and other social programs.

Three people were shot, one fatally, and two others injured at a party in a mansion on Mulholland Drive where police had investigated a disturbance hours earlier.


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Angels manager Joe Maddon says Shohei Ohtani, who’s dealing with a right forearm strain, is not projected to pitch again this season.

The Dodgers’ bats came alive late to score five straight runs and beat the San Diego Padres 5-2.

Chris Smith’s return means that the core of a team that won 11 of its last 14 games during coach Mick Cronin’s debut season will come back intact for the 2020-21 season.

Jalen Ramsey walks out of a videoconference with reporters after fielding several questions about a contract extension — and then returns to explain his exit.

At least six people were killed as Tropical Storm Isaias spawned tornadoes and dumped rain Tuesday along the U.S. East Coast.

At Magic City — the Atlanta strip club that Clippers guard Lou Williams visited last week, forcing the NBA to impose a 10-day quarantine — the rules are different with COVID-19. But how different?

With schools closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus, Mexico’s 30 million students will receive their education over network television.

A federal judge from New Jersey is calling for protection of judges after an ambush shooting at her home last month, when a man killed her son and seriously wounded her husband.


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