Sep. 18, 2020


Justice Ginsburg, who had battled cancer for more than a decade, was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the first to become a pop culture icon. She was 87.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on President Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, even though it’s an election year.

President Trump and Joe Biden react to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death, calling the Supreme Court justice ‘amazing’ and ‘a voice for freedom.’

Four years ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell didn’t believe a president in the final year of his term should appoint a new Supreme Court justice. How about now?

California Wildfires

The relentless fire, which started Sept. 6, has burned through more than 60,000 acres — doubling its size in the last week.

Trump's TikTok Ban

WeChat will be banned in the U.S. and new downloads of and updates to TikTok will not be available starting Sunday, the Commerce Department said.

The U.S. Commerce Department on Friday took harsh action against popular apps WeChat and TikTok. Here’s what you need to know.

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Many schools have reopened either by outsourcing their facilities to established providers like the Y, or by rebranding as day camps, which are license-exempt and virtually unregulated in California.

Health officials were evasive about why they made the change in August, and some speculated it was forced on the CDC by political appointees within the Trump administration.

Fresno State University said CV Vitolo-Haddad would not become a faculty member there after the University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate student acknowledged having falsely posed as a person of color.

The Lakers look to open a playoff series with a win for the first time in 2020 when they tip off against the Nuggets in the NBA Western Conference finals.

Actor Danny Masterson is charged with raping three women at his home between 2001 and 2003. His lawyer claims the charges are politically motivated,

U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo has visited the small nation of Guyana looking to shore up support for the Trump administration’s efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and build ties with the booming oil producer.

I watched Netflix’s controversial film “Cuties” expecting some sort of Senegalese-French “Dance Moms.” What I saw was a powerful portrait of nascent female rage.

“Ratched” stars Sarah Paulson, Sharon Stone, Sophie Okonedo and Cynthia Nixon discuss their Netflix series, life in Hollywood and costar Judy Davis.

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Flint produced basketball stars years before one of the worst water crises in modern U.S. history. Can the Flint Jaguars rise up and restore tradition?

Social media can be cruel, but Todd says his goal is to leave the long-running public affairs program “in a better place than I got it.”


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Air Quality

Hospitals and health facilities have reported an influx of patients with problems most likely related to smoke inhalation. Some residents of L.A. County worry about long-term exposure from the thick, hazy air. There are multiple ways to stay safe. DIY air filters can be simple and inexpensive. Weather apps are useful for checking air quality.

The smoke forced a handful of county-run COVID-19 test sites to close; one assault on our lungs making it harder for us to monitor another.

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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.

The Bobcat fire opened a new, dangerous front as it barreled toward homes in the Antelope Valley, prompting more evacuations.

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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Yes, Season 2 of Hulu’s middle-school comedy is darker. But the creators of “PEN15" know what it’s like to experience teenage traumas like slut-shaming firsthand.

Former couple Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston join fellow actors for a highly suggestive virtual table read of ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High.’

Queen Elizabeth II stripped convicted movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of his honorary CBE title he received in 2004 for services to the British film industry.

With no fans in the arena, the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs have taken on a strange vibe even if the goals remain the same for the Stars and Lightning.

Wide receiver Robert Woods has agreed to a four-year contract extension with the Rams that includes $32 million guaranteed.

There have been several instances in NBA playoff history of teams blowing 3-1 series leads, twice by the Clippers. A look at what happened to those teams in the ensuing seasons.

Julio Urías once again struggled in the first inning during against the Colorado Rockies before bouncing back nicely in the Dodgers’ 9-3 win.

One woman from was told only that she would undergo an operation to treat ovarian cysts, but a month later, she’s still not sure what procedure she got.

Hundreds of thousands of people are still without power along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally.

Absentee ballots postmarked by Nov. 2 can be counted days later in Michigan, a judge rules. Trump won the battleground state by 10,000 votes in 2016.

Hundreds of Lebanese are fleeing miserable conditions in their country on migrant ships hoping to start a new life in Europe.


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