Searchers in Beirut recover more bodies days after blast

By ZEINA KARAM and ANDREA ROSA | Associated Press BEIRUT — Rescue teams pulled more bodies from the rubble of Beirut’s port Friday, nearly three days after a massive explosion sent a wave of destruction through Lebanon’s capital, killing nearly 150 people and wounding thousands. Outside the port area, women cried as they waited for […]

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72% of Americans uncomfortable going to a theme park, poll finds

Nearly three-quarters of Americans are uncomfortable going to an amusement park right now amid the pandemic as states experience spikes in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, according to a new survey. A new poll by the Morning Consult research company found that 72% of American adults would not feel safe climbing aboard a roller coaster or […]

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Have you seen the traffic signals with a yellow border?

Q. Today at the 241 toll road and Oso Parkway, traffic lights were being installed. They have a yellow, reflectorized border around the perimeter. Otherwise, they look identical to the ones being replaced. Got any info on this? My wife has pointed out similar signals to me elsewhere and thought they might be a new […]

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US adds 1.8 million jobs in a sign that hiring has slowed

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is stalling hiring and slowing an economic rebound. With confirmed viral cases still elevated in much of the nation and businesses under continued pressure, many employers appear reluctant […]

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LA Animal Services meetings on proposed reopening of West Valley Animal Services Center

  Shawn Mokricky takes at look at the cat “Stone Cold Steve Austin” he adopted at the LA Animal Services East Valley Animal Center at a Catapalooza event on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Van Nuys. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer)   LA Animal Services has announced three online meetings with the public […]

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Racial justice begins by retiring Joe Biden: Corrin Rankin

Recently, in Delaware, former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden rolled out his “Build Back Better” economic plan. Biden used this opportunity to issue a host of empty promises to the Black community. What Biden failed to mention in his speech is that virtually every major policy that has hurt Black Americans […]

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Coronavirus state tracker: California had 8,142 new cases and 169 new deaths, hospitalizations remain down

California had 8,142 new cases of the coronavirus and 169 additional related deaths reported as of Thursday. The state’s total number of cases is at least 538,517 and 9,990 people have died, according to unofficial counts from county websites. There were 276 fewer hospitalizations (7,485) as of Thursday. Hospitalizations in California are down roughly 25% […]

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How to manage the future of work and reduce the employment gap

Despite recent surges in the stock market and the promising jobs numbers in the wake of the pandemic, the recovery has been quite uneven, hurting Black and Hispanic workers more than white employees, for example. The disparate effects of both the pandemic and nationwide protests and unrest reinforce the importance of addressing the widening national […]

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How far will the left go to revise history?: Walter Williams

There is very little new under the sun. The monument and statue destruction that we are witnessing has been witnessed in other times and other places. A tyrant’s first battlefield is to rewrite history. Most notable were the political purges of Joseph Stalin. The Soviet government erased figures from Soviet history by renaming cities — […]

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Nonprofits offer teachable moments for economic recovery during COVID-19

“Disruption” and “disruptive technologies” have become popular terms in recent years to describe the application of new models to long-established business methods.  Think Uber and Lyft and the rise of the ride-sharing culture, Airbnb and the vacation rental marketplace, or how e-commerce turned brick-and-mortar retailing into rubble. Ironically, it is the COVID-19 pandemic that has […]

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Pac-12 officials meet with player representatives as health and safety issues dominate discussion

Pac-12 officials met with representatives of the #WeAreUnited players movement Thursday night for two hours in what was described as a “healthy, productive exchange” that focused on health and safety issues, according to a source familiar with the conversation. Related Articles Pac-12 players unify, threaten to boycott: Five things to know Pac-12 plans massive loan […]

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Review: Metallica, S.F. Symphony again strike gold on ‘S&M2’ (see photos)

CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device. There was never a moment of doubt that we were watching history being made back on Sept. 6, 2019, as Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony once again combined forces — after a 20-year wait — on opening night of the […]

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Catalytic converters stolen in West Ridge, Rogers Park

Three catalytic converters were stolen between Aug. 3 and Aug. 4, 2020, in West Ridge and Rogers Park. | Adobe Stock Photo Police did not provide a description of any suspects, but warned residents to look out for double-parked cars that are kept running and people with power tools hanging out near vehicles. Police are […]

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Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch says remote staffers will continue working from home until the end of 2020, even as primetime hosts push to reopen the country

Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch told employees on Thursday that the company anticipates that non-production staffers who are working remotely “will continue to do so for the remainder of the calendar year,” according to The Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr. Murdoch’s memo comes as popular hosts on Fox News continue pushing for states to reopen schools […]

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Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch says remote staffers will continue working from home until the end of 2020, even as primetime hosts push to reopen the country

Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch told employees on Thursday that the company anticipates that non-production staffers who are working remotely “will continue to do so for the remainder of the calendar year,” according to The Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr. Murdoch’s memo comes as popular hosts on Fox News continue pushing for states to reopen schools […]

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Fox CEO Lachlan Murdoch says remote staffers will continue working from home until the end of 2020, even as primetime hosts push to reopen the country

Fox Corporation CEO Lachlan Murdoch told employees on Thursday that the company anticipates that non-production staffers who are working remotely “will continue to do so for the remainder of the calendar year,” according to The Washington Post’s Jeremy Barr. Murdoch’s memo comes as popular hosts on Fox News continue pushing for states to reopen schools […]

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