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How Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death could reshape the presidential campaign

By STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press NEW YORK — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, potentially reshaping the election at a moment when some Americans were beginning to cast ballots. For months, the contest has largely centered on President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, the biggest public health crisis in a century that has badly damaged his prospects for reel...
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Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and STEVE PEOPLES | Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay. Taking the stage at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats’ objections. And,...
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Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

By STAN CHOE | AP Business Writer NEW YORK — President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart to become a US company. Trump has targeted Chinese-owned TikTok for national security and data privacy concerns. The announcement comes just a day after the Commerce Department announced restrictions that if put in place could eventually make it nearly impossible for TikTok fans to use th...
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Envelope addressed to Trump contained deadly poison

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official said. A preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans, the official said. The ...
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Enveloped addressed to Trump contained deadly poison

By MICHAEL BALSAMO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday. The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official said. A preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans, the official said. The ...
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Trump and Biden hit unlikely battleground state of Minnesota

By WILL WEISSERT and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota has backed Democratic presidential candidates for nearly half a century and rarely receives much attention during the final stages of the race. This is when campaigns typically focus their resources on more traditional swing states like Florida or Pennsylvania. But Minnesota will feel like a genuine battleground on Friday as President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, Joe Biden, campaign here to mark the...
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300 and counting: Push by feds to arrest in US protests

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and COLLEEN LONG | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In a private call with federal prosecutors across the country, Attorney General William Barr’s message was clear: aggressively go after demonstrators who cause violence. Barr pushed his U.S. attorneys to bring federal charges whenever they could, keeping a grip on cases even if a defendant could be tried instead in state court, according to officials with knowledge of last week’s call who were not authorize...
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Feds outline plan to provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all in US

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MATTHEW PERRONE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The government outlined a sweeping plan Wednesday to make vaccines for COVID-19 available for free to all Americans, assuming a safe and effective shot is developed, even as top health officials faced questions about political interference with virus information reaching the public. In a report to Congress and an accompanying “playbook” for states and localities, federal health agencies and the Defense Department sket...
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Is there a legal basis for reparations? Ask the lawyer

Q: With all the protests about social injustice in our country now, one argument being made is that reparations should be paid for slavery. Is there a legal basis for that? -F.C., Tarzana Ron Sokol A: Discussion with regard to reparations for slavery is not new. In 1783, Belinda Royall submitted a petition to the Massachusetts General Court requesting a pension from the proceeds of her enslaver’s estate. She was a Ghanaian-born woman, enslaved by the Royall family there, and abandoned by her...
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Trump blames California — again — for fires, blames Democrats for protests and street violence

LOS ANGELES — President Donald Trump reiterated Tuesday that California is responsible for its raging fires. He said in the course of a wide-ranging 47-minute telephone interview on Fox & Friends that there are forests throughout the world, some abutting cities, with even more “explosive” trees than California’s dead trees, “but no fires.” The president has said in the past that California should do a better job sweeping leaves off forest floors as a fire-prevention strategy. He then broached Th...
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Ninth Circuit: Trump can end TPS protective status of 300,000 immigrants

More than 300,000 immigrants living in the United States, many with families, careers and property, could face deportation as soon as next year following a decision announced Monday by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In a 2-1 ruling, a panel of the federal court reversed a lower-court decision that blocked the Trump administration plan to phase out the Temporary Protected Status program for people from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan. The program known by its initials, TPS, prot...
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President Trump to visit Northern California for wildfire briefing next week

President Donald Trump will visit California on Monday to be briefed about the wildfires that have burned 3.2 million acres, caused 19 deaths and destroyed more than 4,000 structures in the state. The White House said on Twitter Saturday that Trump will be attending a “briefing with local & federal fire and emergency officials on the state’s wildfires.” He’ll visit McClellan Park in Sacramento County, according to FOX 11 Los Angeles, which first reported the news. The community, on a former Air ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, White House, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Wildfires, Fema, Sacramento County, Arizona, Nevada, Jerry Brown, Air Force


Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

By MATTHEW LEE | AP Diplomatic Writer WASHINGTON — Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state’s relative isolation in the Middle East and find common ground with nations that share its wariness of Iran. Trump announced the agreement on Friday, following a three-way phone call he had with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’...
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Trump touts secret new weapon: ‘What we have is incredible’

By ROBERT BURNS | AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is expanding his arsenal of spectacular, but hard to explain, claims about U.S. military might. First, there were invisible airplanes. Then, a “super duper” missile. And now, a secret nuclear weapon. “I have built a nuclear, a weapon, I have built a weapon system that nobody’s ever had in this country before,” Trump said in an interview with journalist Bob Woodward for his book published this week. “We have stuff t...
Tags: Politics, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Navy, Washington, White House, China, Russia, US, Sport, Soccer, Xi Jinping, Biden, Donald Trump


Trump, Biden marking 9/11 with very different tones

By JILL COLVIN, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press SHANKSVILLE, Pa. — One spent time quietly consoling families. The other proclaimed America’s might. President Donald Trump and his Democratic rival, Joe Biden marked the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on Friday at memorial services where their differences in style couldn’t have been more sharply on display. Trump and Biden were both traveling to rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the hijacked Flight 93 crashe...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, New York, News, Washington, White House, US, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Pentagon, Biden, World Trade Center


Trump, Biden commemorating 9/11 at memorial events

By JILL COLVIN, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press NEW YORK — As the nation marks the 19th anniversary of the Sept 11 attacks in the midst of another unfolding tragedy, the men vying to lead the nation next year are paying their respects at the same memorial — without crossings paths. President Donald Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, were both traveling to rural Shanksville, Pennsylvania, Friday, where the hijacked Flight 93 crashed in a field, killing everyon...
Tags: Transportation, Politics, New York, News, White House, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Karen, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, Manhattan, Pentagon, Associated Press, Biden


US remembers 9/11 as pandemic changes tribute traditions

By KAREN MATTHEWS and JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press NEW YORK — Americans commemorated 9/11 Friday as a new national crisis — the coronavirus pandemic — reconfigured and divided anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances. In New York, victims’ relatives gathered Friday morning for split-screen remembrances, one at the Sept. 11 memorial plaza at the World Trade Center and another on a nearby corner, set up by a separate 9/11-related organization. T...
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Immigration Detention Center in Adelanto on track to expand

The Adelanto ICE Processing Center in San Bernardino County, the largest immigrant detention facility in the country, is set to expand. The Adelanto City Council deadlocked twice early Thursday on votes to approve or kill a plan by the privately-held GEO Group to annex a building that would add 750 beds to a detention facility that currently can hold 1,940 people. City attorney Lloyd Pilchen said the lack of resolution by the council means an earlier ruling by Adelanto’s planning commission will...
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In gun case against DA Jackie Lacey’s husband, judge denies defense motion

SAN FERNANDO — A judge Thursday turned down the defense’s legal challenge to a misdemeanor case filed against Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s husband, who is facing charges for pointing a gun out his door while ordering a group of protesters to leave his Granada Hills property. David Allan Lacey — who is now set to be arraigned Oct. 2 in a San Fernando courtroom — was charged Aug. 3 with three misdemeanor counts of assault with a firearm involving the early-morning run-in Mar...
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California Supreme Court denies O.C. Board of Education petition to reopen campuses

The Orange County Board of Education’s bid to force California to re-open school campuses for in-person learning ended Wednesday when the California Supreme Court refused to hear the case. Board of Education President Ken Williams expressed disappointment with the ruling. “I am sorry that the state Supreme Court did not view that Governor Newsom has abused his emergency powers that are given to governors under a real healthcare crisis. Our families and children are suffering from not going to sc...
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McConnell proposes ‘targeted’ coronavirus aid, Dems say it’s not enough

By ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the Senate would vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats’ insistence for more sweeping aid. The Kentucky Republican released the approximately $500 billion measure as senators returned to Washington for an abbreviated pre-election session, as hopes are dimming for another coronavirus relief bill — or much else. ...
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Coronavirus vaccine is latest flashpoint in presidential campaign

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Associated Press WASHINGTON — The prospect of a vaccine to shield Americans from coronavirus infection emerged as a point of contention in the White House race as President Donald Trump accused Democrats of “disparaging” for political gain a vaccine he repeatedly has said could be available before the election. “It’s so dangerous for our country, what they say, but the vaccine will be very safe and very effective,” the president pledged Monday at a White House news confer...
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Kamala Harris meets Jacob Blake’s family to kick off Wisconsin visit

MILWAUKEE — Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris met Monday with the family of a Wisconsin man shot by police last month to kick off her visit to the critical swing state, where Vice President Mike Pence was also visiting as the presidential race enters its final phase. FILE – In this Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, file photo, Vice President Mike Pence speaks at a campaign event on the grounds of Kuharchik Construction, Inc., in Exeter, Pa. Labor Day kicks off the unofficial start to fa...
Tags: Health, Politics, Elections, News, White House, Milwaukee, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Associated Press, Biden, Donald Trump, Social Justice, Kamala Harris


As Nov. 3 election draws near, fears mount of escalating street violence

As a bitterly divided nation barrels toward the Nov. 3 presidential election, experts who study domestic terrorism and extremism are alarmed by the escalating civil unrest across the country, with one warning that “once violence becomes more normalized, it doesn’t go back in the shell.” A summer of street protests since the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis is turning more deadly, marked by the Aug. 25 fatal shooting of two protesters in Kenosha, Wisconsin, by an armed youth wh...
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Officers fatally shoot suspect in Portland protest killing

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and TED WARREN | Associated Press LACEY, Wash. — A team of law enforcement officers fatally shot a man suspected of being the gunman who killed a supporter of a right-wing group in Portland, Oregon, last week after a caravan of Donald Trump backers rode through downtown, the U.S. Marshals Service said Friday. Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him near Lacey, Washington, about 120 miles north of Portland. Reinoehl was suspect...
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Rental eviction bans may topple homebuying’s recovery

“The stability of the entire rental housing sector is thrown into question.” Those are not my words, but I concur. Doug Bibby, president of the National Multifamily Housing Council, wonders how his industry will survive after a week that saw California and President Donald Trump temporarily ban evictions, pushing off a landlord’s ability to toss out non-paying tenants until next year. The coronavirus has made the landlord business difficult in numerous ways — and it’s getting worse with no simpl...
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Will rental eviction bans topple homebuying’s recovery?

“The stability of the entire rental housing sector is thrown into question.” Those are not my words, but I concur. Doug Bibby, president of the National Multifamily Housing Council, wonders how his industry will survive after a week that saw California and President Donald Trump temporarily ban evictions, pushing off a landlord’s ability to toss out non-paying tenants until next year. The coronavirus has made the landlord business difficult in numerous ways — and it’s getting worse with no simpl...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Cdc, Housing, White House, New York City, California News, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Federal Reserve, Donald Trump, Zillow, Southern California


Coronavirus state tracker: Hospitalizations in California down 48% from July’s high; 4,289 new cases and 174 new deaths reported as of Sept. 3

Hospitalizations across the state are down 48% from their July 21 high of 8,820.  According to state health agencies, there were 4,571 people in the hospital for COVID-related reasons on Thursday, Sept. 3, which is 280 fewer patients than reported the previous day. There were about 4,289 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus in California as of Thursday, according to Southern California News Group research of all county health dashboards in the state. There were 174 new deaths reported, bring...
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Southern California cities can soon object to giant increases in housing goals

Southern California cities facing enormous increases in the number of homes the state wants them to build over the next decade soon will be able to appeal their “RHNA allocations” under a massive transportation and land-use plan adopted Thursday, Sept. 3. Meeting virtually over Zoom, the Southern California Association of Governments, or SCAG, voted unanimously to approve its “Connect SoCal” plan, which among many other things seeks to encourage higher-density housing near jobs and mass transit ...
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White House faces skepticism over COVID vaccine

By LINDA A. JOHNSON and MICHELLE R. SMITH | Associated Press Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? A letter from federal health officials instructing states to be ready to begin distributing a vaccine by Nov. 1 — two days before the election — has been met, not with exhilaration, but with suspicion among some public health experts, who wonder whether the Trump administration is hyping the possibility or intends to rush approval for political gain. The skepticism co...
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