Aug. 6, 2020


Infections have been skyrocketing in the region’s mostly working-class Latino communities since the economy reopened around Memorial Day. The virus is spreading rapidly through factories, stores and other workplaces.

California state prison officials say as many as 17,600 inmates may be released early, despite concerns some could be dangerous.

The death of a promising young skateboarder fits into a surprising pattern: Increasingly, homeless people in Los Angeles and its environs are dying by hanging.

If Joe Biden chooses a short-listed Californian as his running mate — Sen. Kamala Harris or Rep. Karen Bass — the decision will have a significant impact on politics in the state.

Does Orange County need all that expensive water from Poseidon’s proposed seawater desalination plant in Huntington Beach?

New York’s attorney general announces a lawsuit accusing the NRA of misspending and self-dealing, and seeks to dissolve the gun rights organization.

NBCUniversal’s management shakeup on Thursday also includes new roles for veteran executives Matt Strauss and Frances Berwick.

The coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

President Trump still wants to overturn Obamacare, but his predecessor’s healthcare law keeps gaining ground in places where it was once unwelcome.

Residents of Beirut are venting their fury at Lebanon’s leaders, blaming them for the deadly explosion that ravaged the city.

The dwindling witnesses to the world’s first atomic bombing marked its 75th anniversary Thursday in Hiroshima, Japan.

Clashes outside a U.S. courthouse in Portland have largely stopped, but confrontations have arisen in other parts of Oregon’s largest city.

Dodgers minor leaguer Connor Joe beat testicular cancer this summer after learning he had the disease during spring training.

In the days since Ron Jeremy was charged with sexual assault, half a dozen women have contacted The Times to detail allegations of rape and groping against the adult film star.


Remembering Hiroshima

The atomic bomb transformed the nature of war, raised the specter of Armageddon and launched an ever-escalating arms race with the Soviet Union. Yet somehow, we survived

Toshiko and Iri Maruki’s shocking paintings of atomic bomb survivors transform those who see them. Now the Hiroshima Panels themselves need rescuing.

How to listen

With concerts canceled, our classical music critic is offering a different kind of shared experience: a series on listening. Try this Bach cantata before bedtime. Or Chilean protest music to stir your soul. Then learn how to listen with more than your ears. Check back for new installments every week.

Coronavirus may have silenced our symphony halls, taking away the essential communal experience of the concert as we know it.

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The Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 7-6 in the series finale on Wednesday in San Diego.

Law enforcement agencies have increasingly been using tear gas — traditionally deployed as a last resort — on protesters as an offensive tool.

Some lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are leaving Poland following the anti-LGBTQ campaign rhetoric the president used to get reelected.

The New York prosecutor who has been fighting to get President Trump’s tax returns got a bank last year to turn over other Trump financial records.


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