Aug. 13, 2020

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Trump has long used California as a political punching bag. He’s already amping up those attacks now that Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate.

Ethnic solidarity with Kamala Harris, the daughter of an Indian immigrant, could draw votes and donations for the Democratic ticket.

Calling Joe Biden’s choice of Sen. Kamala Harris the “safe” move diminishes both the triumph and the challenge of the first Black female vice presidential candidate.

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Restoring historic districts badly damaged in the Beirut blast will be a tall order given Lebanon’s flailing economy and developers eager to move in.

The governor’s defense of his administration’s recovery efforts, including the work of a 108-member all-star economic task force, came as the state released updated figures on COVID-19 infections that reflect numbers from a massive backlog of cases that were unreported because of a computerized data system failure.

Ventura County judge refuses to close Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park and find its pastor in contempt of court for holding indoor services.

L.A. Times sports columnist Bill Plaschke talks about experiencing COVID-19. Yes, he says, it’s really as bad as you’ve heard.

Spain is facing another surge in coronavirus infections less than two months after beating back the first wave, with 44,000 cases in the past 14 days.

The assistance is available to residents who live outside of the city of Los Angeles, with much of the money being directed to specific zip codes identified as especially in need of relief.

A California man who spent 25 years in prison for a 1994 killing had his murder conviction dismissed Wednesday because the court said he didn’t receive a fair trial.

President Trump is promising voters he will replace the Affordable Care Act, forge a new Iran nuclear deal, end the payroll tax and achieve other ambitious goals within weeks if reelected. His ability to deliver on them is close to zero.

The L.A. financier whose tip exposed William “Rick” Singer’s college admissions scam is sentenced to one year in prison for securities fraud.

Santa Barbara-area real estate sources believe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were the buyers of a $14.65-million Montecito estate that sold off-market in June.

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Meet the plant power couple in Koreatown who sell fresh plant-core merch and use their platform to uplift and advocate for POC in the plant world. When COVID-19 hit L.A., Amorette Brooms reinvented her boutique as a houseplants shop and saved her business.

Mo Jackson wanted to share their love of camping with other people of color. They started BIPOC Camping Kits with that in mind

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For swaths of the U.S. with concentrated Chinese populations, WeChat is a way of life. President Trump’s executive order banning the app could upend that.

After seeing the impact of the coronavirus on Filipino healthcare workers, Tenzing and Zubin Carvalho came to the rescue and donated 12,500 face shields to nursing homes, schools and hospitals.

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Foul-mouthed Sirius radio host Howard Stern has ‘come out of the closet’ as a massive fan of the teen franchise ‘The Kissing Booth.’

After fighting through what her friend Sia calls a “real breakdown,” a resilient Katy Perry is set to deliver her first child and a new album, “Smile.”

Tim and Fred Williams have gone viral with their reaction video to Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight.” And no, they never listened to the song beforehand.

UCLA coach Mick Cronin and USC coach Andy Enfield have tossed around ideas on what the 2020-2021 college basketball season could look like including a bubble concept and May Madness tournament.

The Dodgers broke their two-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over the San Diego Padres on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium.

The Clippers clinched the second-best record in the Western Conference with a 124-111 win against the Denver Nuggets.

The NBA playoffs will take place this year in the Orlando, Fla., bubble without the presence of one of the league’s most devoted fans, James Goldstein.

Hundreds throng the streets of Minsk in solidarity with protests against an election they say was rigged in favor of President Alexander Lukashenko, who has ruled Belarus for 26 years.

The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said.

The Israeli military says it has struck Hamas militant sites in the Gaza Strip in response to the continued launches of explosives-laden balloons from the Palestinian territory into Israel

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