Aug. 4, 2020

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Joe Biden’s shortlist for vice president includes two prominent Californians — Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Karen Bass — and politicos in the Golden State are divided over the choice.

In Central Valley and other conservative parts of California, small but significant numbers of Republican voters have turned against Trump.

David Lacey, husband of the L.A. County D.A., will face charges after video showed him waving a gun at protesters outside their home in March.

Three people were shot, one fatally, at a party at a home on Mulholland Drive where police had investigated a disturbance hours earlier.

Hours after a deadly explosion, ambulances were still carrying away the wounded and officials said Beirut’s hospitals were full.

The Apple fire, at more than 26,000 acres, is burning areas that haven’t seen fire in years, providing fuel for explosive growth. As of Monday, it was 5% contained.

Richard Costigan and his family attended a gathering in Georgia in early July. He, his wife and several other family members have since gotten COVID-19.

The Kings County district attorney is prosecuting a young woman on murder charges after drugs were found in her stillbirth baby. Opponents say the case could create a ‘terrifying’ precedent.

Television Center was once home to Technicolor’s film-making laboratory and Metro Pictures Corp. It has been sold for $64 million.

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Face masks are sparking confrontations nationwide. A woman at a San Diego dog park reportedly pepper-sprayed a man for not wearing the coronavirus protection. At a Minnesota Walmart, a couple with swastika masks clashed with fellow shoppers. A hiker in Marin County says he was attacked by a maskless jogger. And for some, masks are just a way to make a profit.

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As California grapples with a deluge of requests for unemployment benefits during the pandemic, government workers tasked with processing claims say they are hampered by outdated technology, bureaucratic red tape and a shortage of trained staff.

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Anthony Davis scored 42 points as the Lakers beat Utah 116-108 to secure the West’s No. 1 seed and take a big step in their journey with LeBron James.

Chris Smith’s return means that the core of a team that won 11 of its last 14 games during coach Mick Cronin’s debut season will come back intact for the 2020-21 season.

Roger Penske, new owner of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, won’t allow fans at the Indianapolis 500 later this month because of the pandemic.

TCU football coach Gary Patterson apologizes for repeating a racial slur while chastising a player for using such language.

President Trump has signed into law legislation that will devote nearly $3 billion annually to conservation projects, outdoor recreation and maintenance.

A federal judge from New Jersey is calling for protection of judges after an ambush shooting at her home last month, when a man killed her son and seriously wounded her husband.

Hurricane Isaias is downgraded down to a tropical storm after making landfall near Ocean Isle Beach in North Carolina, says National Hurricane Center.

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