Aug. 10, 2020


California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s economic task force has operated almost entirely behind closed doors, and those appointed were not required to submit state government financial disclosure forms listing their assets and business interests, which would show potential conflicts.

A bridge that was supposed to take a year is incomplete after four, partly because of corrosion and other problems involving California’s high-speed-rail contractors.

Former L.A. City council members Bernard Parks and Jan Perry say their districts were ‘unnecessarily gutted’ in 2012. After Huizar’s arrest, ‘our musings have taken a more sinister turn,’ they write.

TikTok announces the first 19 recipients of payments from its creators fund. The $200-million reservoir will help retain popular talents on the app, owned by China-based tech firm ByteDance, as it faces challenges from the Trump administration.

Lebanon’s prime minister will hand in his resignation to the country’s president after his Cabinet resigned en masse following the Beirut blast.

Chicago’s police commissioner says more than 100 people were arrested following a night of unrest that left 13 officers injured.

Bru McCoy was in a bad frame of mind as he battled a mysterious illness. It took a one-on-one meeting with USC coach Clay Helton to help McCoy turn a corner.

The fast-food giant has filed suit against former CEO Steve Easterbrook, whom it accuses of concealing sexual relationships with three employees.

New Zealand marks 100 days since it stamped out the spread of the coronavirus, a rare bright spot in a world that continues to be ravaged by COVID-19.

Arch Motorcycle outfits its bikes with all kinds of high-end features and custom components. Among the most innovative: the catalytic converters.


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COVID-19 put a pause on Meow Wolf’s most ambitious, risk-taking and topical endeavor yet: the grocery store-inspired Omega Mart, planned for Las Vegas.

Debuting in 1998 after two major Disney animated bombs, the original ‘Mulan’ had a low-key premiere and bare-bones marketing. Now the live-action version is going straight to Disney+.

Filmmakers Amy Seimetz and Kris Rey are longtime friends who were both preparing to have their new films premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. While that event was cancelled, now Seimetz’s “She Dies Tomorrow” and Rey’s “I Used to Go Here” both come out on the same day.

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Sparked by AJ Pollock’s three-run home run in the seventh and Mookie Betts’ three-run blast in the eighth, the Dodgers rallied to beat the San Francisco Giants.

Collin Morikawa, who attended La Cañada High School and Cal, sinks an eagle and a birdie over the final five holes to win the PGA Championship.

The Clippers have struggled against three-point shooting since the NBA season restarted, and the Brooklyn Nets exploited that weakness Sunday.

By resting Paul George, Clippers coach Doc Rivers makes it clear that keeping his star players healthy is a priority in the team’s 129-120 loss to the Nets.

Amid protests and allegations of election-rigging, officials in Belarus say the country’s authoritarian leader has won his sixth consecutive presidential term.

The resignation comes as public anger is mounting against the ruling elite, blamed for the chronic mismanagement and corruption that is believed to be behind the explosion in a Beirut Port warehouse.

Indonesia’s rumbling Mount Sinabung has erupted with a column of volcanic materials shooting high into the sky.

An Israeli jewelry company is working on what it says will be the world’s most expensive coronavirus mask, a gold, diamond-encrusted face covering.


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