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The city recorded zero new coronavirus cases on Monday, for the first time since June. "Now is the time to congratulate every single Victorian for staying the course," said the state's top official.
The Small Business Administration had to quickly disburse coronavirus relief loans. But some of that may have been handed out to fraudsters, an agency report says.
Mayor Jim Kenney ordered the curfew amid unrest after the fatal police shooting of the 27-year-old Black man. The city's police commissioner says bodycam footage will be released "in the near future."
The federal government plans to distribute 300,000 doses of the drug at no cost, but that doesn't mean treatment will be free. Intravenous infusion charges can run more than $1,000.
Following Guillen's killing, the Army launched an independent investigation into the climate of Fort Hood, but critics say the problems are systemic.
Illinois is experiencing an upsurge in cases, leading the governor to close indoor dining and bar service in some places in the state. But local leaders are not backing the new guidelines.
With cases surging, the coronavirus pandemic is heating up as an election issue. Voters have seen President Trump's approach to the crisis play out in real-time, but how would Biden handle things?
An NPR investigation revealed a network of doctors marketing a non-FDA approved drug as a purported treatment for COVID-19. Now, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) is calling for federal enforcement.
The chief executives of Facebook, Twitter and Google face skepticism from a Senate committee over their decisions about what content to allow and what to take down from their platforms.
Steve Davis lays out the reasons for his (relatively) rosy outlook In his new book: Undercurrents: Channeling Outrage to Spark Practical Activism.
The increased friction follows the beheading of a French teacher after he showed his class caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad. The two countries have sharp foreign policy differences.
The Dow tumbled more than 800 points as COVID-19 cases surge in the United States and Europe, while next week's election is only adding to the uncertainty over the economy.
The Latino vote will be key across the country, especially in tight races in places such as Arizona and Florida. About one quarter of Latinos, mostly men, remain steadily in support of the president.
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter's Jack Dorsey and Google's Sundar Pichai go before the Senate Commerce Committee to defend Section 230, a law that protects them from lawsuits over users' posts.
Women have made great strides. But the uncomfortable truth is that in their homes, they are still fitting into stereotypical roles of doing the bulk of housework and parenting.
Female physicians spend more time with each patient than male doctors do and their patients report increased satisfaction. But the extra time adds up and results in less money.
The supply of used cars is tight, while demand is high. That can provide a big boost to car owners thinking of selling, but it can make affordable vehicles hard to find.
The U.S. is expected to report record-setting economic growth in the most recent quarter. But that won't repair all of the damage done during the spectacular downturn three months earlier.
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The LA Report
CalMatters reporters have been tracking money that interest groups are giving to independent expenditure committees in California’s Assembly and Senate races.
The Denkmann Report: LA City Budget Shortfall And The Latest Election 2020 Dispatches From KPCC & LAist’s Politics Desk| October 28 2020, 9:28 AM
With less than a week until election 2020, we’re reviving “The Denkmann Report” to check in with KPCC/LAist politics reporter Libby Denkmann on the local political stories we’re watching this week.
Clayton Kershaw stood in the Los Angeles bullpen in right-center field, watching Austin Barnes glove the final pitch, the one from Julio Urías that gave the Dodgers their first World Series title since 1988.
The History And Logistics Of Platonic Partnerships: When Friends Become The Number One In Each Others Lives| October 28 2020, 9:21 AM
For many people today, their spouse or romantic partner is the central relationship of their life, but why is that the case? And what is it like for people to center friendships in their lives instead?
Food trucks have had to adjust their business plans due to a lack of patrons during what was once a profitable time of day: lunch.