Jan. 25, 2021



All counties will return to the colored tier system of local risk levels. It’s not clear whether rules will be eased in L.A. County, which has become a national epicenter of coronavirus.

Small businesses remember last year’s federal loan efforts as difficult, confusing and unfair. The new round of funding is supposed to be better.

The pandemic has meant less in-hospital time for many nursing students. But Cal State student nurses are now jump-starting their careers with the vaccine rollout.

Why couldn’t some vaccinator from the government — or a healthcare provider it contracts with — knock on the door with a COVID-19 vaccine and stick it in our arms?

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A year after the deaths of Bryant, his daughter and seven others, a push for safety measures has stalled in Congress amid the pandemic and industry opposition.

A year after Wuhan brought the coronavirus to the world’s attention, resident Zhu Tao, a critic of the Chinese government, is more isolated than ever.

Many say Cindy Marten’s nomination as U.S. deputy secretary of Education is deserved, but some note San Diego’s achievement gaps and still-closed schools.

After a three-week hiatus from in-person learning, Orange County’s Newport-Mesa Unified School District is moving ahead with its plan to reopen middle and high school campuses starting Monday.

Heavy snow was falling in the Grapevine on Monday morning, prompting the California Highway Patrol to close the north-south Interstate 5. It’s unclear when the route will reopen.

Tom Brady, arguably the best QB in NFL history, will try to win his seventh title while Patrick Mahomes goes for No. 2 when they meet in Super Bowl LV.

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A different approach to climate change

We’ve already seen big shifts since President Biden took office, and climate change is just one example. Biden signed several directives related to the environment on his first day. That included rejoining the Paris accord, a move that world leaders applauded. Our energy reporter is looking forward to a change of pace.


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Janelle Monáe was moved by “All In: The Fight for Democracy” so contributed a song when asked. H.E.R. jumped in on “Judas and the Black Messiah” with no prodding needed.

Initially meant only for the documentary “Giving Voice,” the John Legend song ‘Never Break’ has become a source of solace and strength for those in pain.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers will be the first team to play a Super Bowl in their home stadium following their victory Sunday over the Green Bay Packers.

Patrick Mahomes puts in a trademark performance as the Kansas City Chiefs beat the Bills for the AFC title. They will play the Bucs in Super Bowl LV.

Results and highlights from UFC 257, featuring Dustin Poirier’s victory over Conor McGregor by knockout in their lightweight fight on Saturday.

UCLA’s loss to Stanford ended the Bruins’ undefeated run in the Pac-12, and coach Mick Cronin sees no silver lining associated with losing.

Rioters in towns and cities across the Netherlands clashed with police over a new national coronavirus curfew that runs from 9:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m.

A senior campaign official says that former White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders plans to run for Arkansas governor.

Australia, which has reported fewer than 30,000 coronavirus cases and a little over 900 deaths, is aiming to complete inoculations by October.

Rescuers have found the bodies of nine more workers killed in explosions in a gold mine in eastern China, raising the death toll to 10.


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