Oct. 22, 2020

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Some ‘facts’ just aren’t so. That much was certain, especially for President Trump, as he and former Vice President Joe Biden met Thursday for a final debate.

Presidential debate: Trump and Biden faced off in Nashville. Four of our veteran journalists analyzed the debate, round by round.

The best response to Trump’s bleating is not to jab back but to treat him as if he were a child or a drunk — detach from the ego battles, smile and look away in disbelief.

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A federal judge is urging the Trump administration to do more to help court-appointed researchers find hundreds of parents who are still separated from their children three years after they crossed the U.S.-Mexico border.

Anaheim police tipped off Costa Mesa authorities that the rowdy group of car enthusiasts was heading their way overnight.

Some lambasted her for allowing the vandalism of businesses to go unchecked, others for cracking down on peaceful demonstrators.

The debit cards frozen could represent billions of dollars in benefits paid out since the COVID-19 pandemic began in March.

Records and a report obtained by The Times detail allegations of widespread medical abuse and forced sterilization against women held at an immigration detention center in Georgia. The report was presented Thursday to Congress.

The law mandates that the companies treat their drivers in California as employees, not independent contractors. Proposition 22 would partially exempt them if it passes.

County officials have made it easier for elementary schools to reopen under waivers, dropping a requirement to show union support.

Grace Community Church has seen three confirmed cases, according to the L.A. County Department of Public Health.

Receiver Munir McClain, who got money from the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program, was suspended and his family says they weren’t given an answer as to why.

The Otis report underscored the devastating impact the health crisis has had on key drivers of Southern California’s entertainment economy.

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Advances in technology have brought us robots, drones ... and jet packs? A pilot recently reported a jet pack flying near LAX, which caused as much reader intrigue as the mysterious light streaks over Southern California. We can get a kick out of L.A.'s firefighting robot, Amazon’s delivery drone or the occasional drone at Dodger Stadium, but it’s best to keep your little flying machines away from the airport.

General Motors’ Cruise autonomous vehicle unit says it will pull the human backup drivers from its vehicles in San Francisco by the end of the year.

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After a memoir and Broadway solo show, Bruce Springsteen gathered the E Street Band at his New Jersey studio for five days of shoulder-to-shoulder rock ‘n’ roll.

A Los Angeles judge has dismissed the lawsuit of one of two men who alleged in the documentary “Leaving Neverland” that Michael Jackson abused them as boys.

“Outnumbered” co-host Melissa Francis, who recently filed a pay discrimination complaint against Fox News, is off the air and her status is in doubt.

Dodgers star Mookie Betts learned attention to detail and how to win from doting parents Willie Betts and Diana Collins.

Experienced starters Alijah Vera-Tucker, Jalen McKenzie and Brett Neilon will probably be joined by Liam Jimmons and Andrew Vorhees on the offensive line.

The NHL has postponed the 2021 editions of its Winter Classic and All-Star Weekend, citing “ongoing uncertainty resulting from the coronavirus.”

New Clippers coach Tyronn Lue has never shied away from acknowledging Doc Rivers’ mentorship but acknowleges his style is influenced by other coaches as well.

China’s paramount leader, Xi Jinping, sees himself as a savior, anointed to steer the Communist Party and China away from corruption and foreign influence, into a ‘new era’ of prosperity, power and political devotion. Whether his vision matches reality is another question.

To protect its business in an important market, Facebook increasingly removes content that Vietnam’s authoritarian government doesn’t like.

Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, and have stolen data from at least two servers.

The number of claims dwarfs filings against Catholic archdioceses in similar bankruptcy cases, plaintiffs’ attorneys say.

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