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Decades ago, the Los Angeles coast was a dumping ground for thousands of barrels of acid sludge laced with the toxic pesticide DDT. The ocean buried the evidence for generations. No one could see it — until now.

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Over Democratic objections, the Republican-led Senate has voted to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation.

San Francisco shut down early in the pandemic and later limited reopening. Now the city is the first urban center in California where the risk of infection is rated as minimal.

The long American tradition of threatening voting access — often for Black people and Latinos — has dramatically resurfaced in 2020, this time buttressed by a record-setting wave of litigation and an embattled president whose reelection campaign is built around a strategy of sowing doubt and confusion.

Xenophobic rhetoric and legislation from the Republican Party has pushed millions of Latinos — like Rafael and Carmela Serrano — to vote Democrat.

Offset, of the music group Migos, streamed part of the interaction on Instagram Live, which shows officers surrounding his vehicle near a Trump rally.

There’s been a COVID outbreak among Pence’s top aides. The vice president will continue an aggressive campaign schedule.

Washington, D.C., Archbishop Wilton Gregory will become the first Black U.S. prelate to earn the coveted red hat.

The lack of gear and preparation for her expedition has led one local search and rescue team member to question how the woman survived the ordeal.

A San Diego County transit district is seeking to relieve the Coastal Commission and the city of Del Mar of jurisdiction over bluff projects.

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With little presence the past six months, the L.A. Phil has stepped up its game with recordings and Dudamel virtual Hollywood Bowl concerts.

With a slew of acclaimed film and TV roles, the shape-shifting Irish actress has more than proved her early critics wrong. And she’s not done yet.

Writers Rachel Howzell Hall, Attica Locke and Ivy Pochoda talked with Times reporter James Queally for a 2020 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books event.

“The Queen’s Gambit,” about a female chess prodigy (Anya Taylor-Joy), is exciting, entertaining and convincing — especially when it comes to the game itself.

With the Pac-12 not playing football games until November, fans have been left wandering a void of bland entertainment options every Saturday night.

By tying in low ratings to athletes making political statements in a question to President Trump, Brett Favre did nothing to help push equality.

Suspended USC receiver Munir McClain will hold a news conference to call for his reinstatement after he was questioned for receiving unemployment benefits.

Clashes with police and rioting last year left at least 31 people dead and caused $1.4 billion in damage — including torched shopping malls, supermarkets and subway stations.

Afghanistan is claiming it has killed a top Al Qaeda propagandist on an FBI most-wanted list during an operation in the country’s east.

College towns have seen a surge of the coronavirus, especially in Texas, but they’re doubling down on in-person classes and fans at football games.

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