Sep. 22, 2020

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Excuses abound as to why California can’t bring more homeless people off the streets. In Bakersfield, a hospital blocked the use of a motel for housing.

Increasingly confident Senate Republicans are making plans to act on President Trump’s soon-to-be-named choice to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

As campuses begin to reopen, teachers watch anxiously, and some are raising concerns publicly, including Orange County teachers who led a protest and signed a petition.

Berry Creek has been many things in its long history — a stagecoach stop, a lumber town, a vacation spot, a gold mining camp.

The Los Angeles Police Commission says it will review the LAPD use of facial recognition software and how it compares to programs in other major cities.

The death toll comes as the U.S. economy falters, scientists race to come up with a vaccine and Americans prepare to vote in a presidential election.

U.S. trade bans are spurring labor reforms in Malaysia, which produces two-thirds of the world’s disposable gloves.

Electric vehicle battery technology is advancing – but don’t expect dramatic developments any time soon -- from Tesla or anyone else.

Crisis has engulfed the L.A. Times newsroom as prominent editors have been pushed out or demoted because of ethical lapses or other failures.

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Two states give electoral votes by congressional district, not winner-take-all statewide. That brings Biden’s campaign to Omaha, Trump’s to Maine.

Fall recipes

It’s officially fall. Pumpkin pie sounds good right now. And it’s easy to make. For dessert in a glass, make this spiked pumpkin spice coffee. If you’re looking for a real crowd pleaser, try this roasted pumpkin loaf with salty spiced bread crumbs. This season is all about comfort, so remember: There’s no shame in using canned pumpkin puree.

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An Emmy broadcast that was actually... good?

Weary TV critics Lorraine Ali and Robert Lloyd stayed up past deadline to break down why the stay-at-home awards show was a winner.

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In the ring, they were gods. Now, they rely on street food vending to survive
MEXICO CITY, FEDERAL DISTRICT - AUGUST 16: Customers order and wait for their order at Crepas El Mana in La Lagunilla neighborhood on Sunday, Aug. 16, 2020 in Mexico City, Federal District. Mexican luchador Joel Bernal Galicia, 54, known as "Olimpico," works with his wife of 14-years Leticia Vazquez Rojano, at their crepes stand they started over eight years ago. Hundreds of professional wrestlers now find themselves searching for other work since Lucha Libre matches are on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many have turned to selling food. (Gary Coronado / Los Angeles Times)

In the months since the coronavirus struck and wrestling arenas were closed, many Mexican wrestlers rely on street food vending to make a living.

Prep basketball players in Flint, Mich., discuss the importance of the game in their lives and their perspective on the upcoming season.

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Dr. Neal ElAttrache says the pandemic impacted how players train for seasons, and that disruption created a ripple effect that’s resulted in injuries.

The U.S. men’s national soccer team will not conduct a training camp or play matches during the FIFA window in October because of continuing issues with COVID-19.

Dodgers star Mookie Betts finds himself in a close MVP race less than a week before the regular season ends. Why the Dodgers think he can win.

General manager Billy Eppler is likely to take the fall for another disappointing Angels season, but owner Arte Moreno is the constant over a decade of losing.

Police in Madrid and surrounding areas are stopping people coming in and out of some working-class neighborhoods that have been partially locked down.

Sweden’s relatively low-key approach to coronavirus lockdowns captured the world’s attention, but the strategy’s effectiveness remains unclear.

Billionaire and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is helping Florida felons pay their debts so they can vote in the presidential election.

The Justice Department has identified New York, Portland and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed for permitting ‘anarchy.’

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