Trump and Biden condemn shooting of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies

COMPTON, Calif. — President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Sunday denounced what police called an ambush of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and said the attacker, still at large, should face harsh punishment. The sheriff expressed optimism Sunday that the deputies would recover after being shot Saturday night as they sat […]

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Nooses, hangings and cross burnings: Imagery of America’s dark racial history sparks fear nationwide

PALMDALE, Calif. — Some of the ugliest, most resonant symbols of the nation’s history of racial violence have returned after more than half a century to galvanize national demonstrations in recent weeks driven by the Black Lives Matter movement. On both coasts, black men have been found hanging from tree branches, suspected suicides that have […]

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In Los Angeles, activists call for an end to police abuse against black LGBTQ Americans

Donning rainbow attire, face masks and tutus, protesters marched down West Hollywood’s main strip Sunday to call for an end to police brutality against black LGBTQ Americans. For the hundreds of protesters who marched in Los Angeles, the demonstration was an opportunity for solidarity and celebration. Marchers sang the names of Riah Milton of Ohio […]

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Industry Groups Ask California To Delay Pollution Rules, Citing Pandemic

Critics say the requests to delay air pollution rules are the equivalent of “wartime profiteering.” LOS ANGELES — Industry groups are pushing for California regulators to delay new environmental measures, including those meant to promote clean air. Their reason: the economic stress the COVID-19 pandemic is putting on their businesses. Groups have sent at least […]

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Lawyers allege California scuba boat fire that killed 34 was result of safety violations, charging station

LOS ANGELES — Owners of a scuba-diving boat that caught fire off California’s Channel Islands last summer, trapping passengers below deck and killing 34 people, failed to follow mandated safety protocols and did not provide adequate charging procedures for electronic equipment, which likely caused the blaze, according to new legal claims on behalf of four […]

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