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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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US bans TikTok, starting with downloads on Sunday, Sept. 20

By MATT OTT | Associated Press The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns. A total ban on the use of TikTok will follow on Nov. 12, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said early Friday on Fox Business Network that access to that app may be possible if certain safeguards are put into place. “At the President’s direction, we have taken significant action to combat Chi...
Tags: Facebook, Microsoft, California, China, US, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, United States, Commerce, Donald Trump, Huawei, Oracle, Fox Business Network, Ross, Trump


Judge blocks US Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service. The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where tru...
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Judge blocks changes that slowed US mail delivery

SEATTLE — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election. Judge Stanley Bastian in Yakima, Washington, said he was issuing a nationwide preliminary injunction sought by 14 states that sued the Trump administration and the U.S. Postal Service. The states challenged the Postal Service’s so-called “leave behind” policy, where tru...
Tags: Business, Politics, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, US, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Nevada, Postal Service, Seattle, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


Census: 30% of Inland Empire late on rent, 17% in Los Angeles-Orange County

The pandemic’s economic pain has battered renters far more than it has homeowners as some fresh data from the U.S. Census Bureau reminds us. In Riverside and San Bernardino counties, 336,000 adults live in households that are behind on rent due in the week ended Aug. 31, according to the bureau. That’s 30% of all Inland Empire tenants and almost twice the rate in Los Angeles and Orange counties where 537,000 who live in rentals were late payers — 17% of all tenants. The Inland Empire payment cha...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, News, California, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Rent, Orange, Southern California, Trump, San Bernardino, Riverside, U S Census Bureau, New California


COVID-19 danger continues to drive joblessness in US

By PAUL WISEMAN | AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to 860,000, a historically high figure that reflects economic damage from the coronavirus outbreak. Before the pandemic hit the economy, the number signing up for jobless aid had never exceeded 700,000 in a week, even during the depths of the 2007-2009 Great Recession. Now they’ve topped 700,000 for 26 straight weeks. The Labor Department said Thursday that U.S. jobless cl...
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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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Trump Pressured Return Of Big Ten Season To Boost His Standing In Swing States

President Trump couldn’t help but pat himself on the back shortly after the Big Ten Conference announced on Wednesday that it approved a reversal of its recent decision to postpone the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On Wednesday, Big Ten presidents and chancellors voted unanimously to resume the football season beginning the weekend of October 23-24, conveniently, for President Trump, just days before the 2020 presidential election. Trump praised the Big Ten’s announcement in a tweet. Th...
Tags: News, Virginia, Football, New York Times, Wisconsin, Warren, Big Ten, Trump, Donald J Trump, Trump Tweets, Kevin Warren, Summer Concepcion, Swing States, Iowa Ohio Michigan Pennsylvania, Alabama Florida Georgia Texas Tennessee


San Fernando voters will decide on new sales tax

City leaders are asking San Fernando voters to approve Measure SF, Keep Sales Tax Revenues Local on Nov. 3. Measure SF ensures the maximum amount of sales tax revenues generated in San Fernando remains in San Fernando and aims to replace Measure A due to expire this year. Measure SF promises to increase funding for street and sidewalk improvements, public infrastructure, local business reinvestment, public Wi-Fi, long-term debt reduction and wage and other general municipal purposes. If passed t...
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Calabasas considers cannabis measure

If approved by voters on Nov. 3, the 2020 Cannabis Tax Measure C places a 10% tax on the gross receipts of cannabis businesses delivering products in Calabasas. Currently, Calabasas prohibits cannabis businesses from operating within city limits. Measure C will not change that prohibition nor does it tax medical patients using cannabis. The proposed measure addresses other cannabis operations and future dispensaries should the City Council or state decide to allow them in the future.  At that po...
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US drops tax on Canada aluminum, heading off retaliation

By Paul Wiseman and Rob Gillie | The Associated Press The Trump administration said Tuesday that it is dropping taxes on Canadian aluminum, easing tensions with a close ally just hours before Canada was prepared to impose retaliatory sanctions. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said the U.S. is ending the 10% tariffs a month after imposing them. The U.S. had charged last month that an influx of Canadian aluminum justified the levy. But the office said Tuesday that shipments of Canadian...
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Fed’s Main Street loan program flops with 99.8% of cash untapped

By Lisa Lee, Catarina Saraiva and Michelle F. Davis | Bloomberg It was billed as a lifeline for America’s middle-market companies seeking cash to get through the pandemic. Yet more than two months since its launch, the Federal Reserve’s Main Street Lending Program isn’t living up to expectations as few banks are willing to provide the loans. Some of the nation’s biggest lenders have demanded such crushing terms that discussions have stalled from the get-go, while other banks have decided not to ...
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US tariffs on China are illegal, says world trade body

By Jamey Keaten | The Associated Press A World Trade Organization panel ruled Tuesday that Trump administration tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods are illegal, vindicating Beijing even if the United States has all but incapacitated the WTO’s ability to hand down a final, binding verdict. The decision marks the first time that the Geneva-based trade body has ruled against a series of high-profile tariffs that President Donald Trump’s government has imposed on a number of countries — a...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Sport, Beijing, Soccer, United States, WTO, Donald Trump, Trump, JAMEY KEATEN, U S Trade, U S government, PAUL WISEMAN, Robert Lighthizer, Timothy Keeler


How Newsom’s war on climate change stacks up against reality

While visiting the scene of one of California’s many horrendous wildfires last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that climate change is the culprit and promised to step up the state’s already vigorous effort to reduce greenhouse gases. “This is a climate damn emergency,” Newsom said while standing among some burned out trees near Oroville. “This is real, and it’s happening.” “Mother Nature is physics, biology and chemistry,” Newsom continued. “She bats last and she bats 1,000. That’s the reality....
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Oroville, Split, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Trump, Capitol, Legislature, Dan Walters, Newsom, High Speed Rail Authority, Betty Yee, Guest Commentary


Debt is the real pandemic: Ron Paul

According to the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) latest “Update on the Budget Outlook,” this year’s $3.3 trillion federal deficit is not just three times larger than last year: it is the largest federal deficit in history. The CBO update also predicts that the federal debt will equal 104 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) next year and will reach 108 percent of GDP by 2030. The CBO update also shows that the Social Security, Medicare, and highway trust funds will all be bankrupt by ...
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NFL, if you kneel for anything, you stand for nothing: Ron Hart

The NFL has somehow opened its season and at the same time tied itself to the muddled message of professional malcontent Colin Kaepernick and the BLM movement. We are not sure what they are mad about or asking for, and we are tired of being preached to by hypocrites who do not understand their own sermon. Thus, many of us tuned out. TV ratings for the NFL opener were down 16 percent. The few fans in Kansas City booed the maudlin message that players are good while white fans are racist and in ne...
Tags: Nbc, California, Opinion, New York City, Cleveland Browns, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, America, Dnc, Sport, Joe Biden, Chicago, Soccer, Nba, Michelle Obama, Lebron James


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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Faster transition to electric vehicles needed, Lung Association says

Even before the current outbreak of wildfires, the greater Los Angeles area perennially experienced the worst air pollution in the nation. The sprawling, automobile-centric region feeds smog into a geographic basin that often locks in the dirty air. The car and truck traffic also contribute to climate change, a primary contributor to the trend of ever-worsening wildfires and their impact on air quality. While the state has led the country in aggressively regulating emissions — and sells more ele...
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Mt. Wilson prepares for the worst as Bobcat fire looms on horizon

The Bobcat fire is now threatening the Mount Wilson Observatory, according to a letter from Sam Hale, chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Mount Wilson Institute. “As of Sunday night (the fire) has crossed the river at the bottom of the canyon, passed Chantry Flats, and is headed rapidly upslope towards Mount Wilson. The fire will probably be upon us today,” Hale wrote in a letter on Monday. As of Monday evening around 5 p.m., Los Angeles County Fire Captain David Dantic couldn’t immediatel...
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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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Reward for info in shooting of 2 L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies upped to $200K after Metro and anonymous contributions

Anonymous donors and the region’s top transportation authority on Monday upped a reward to $200,000 for information leading to the arrest of the gunman who shot and injured two Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department deputies over the weekend. Sheriff Alex Villanueva confirmed in an interview with KABC 790 that two donors stepped forward with $25,000 and $50,000 to increase the $100,000 reward approved by the Board of Supervisors on Sunday. Phillip A. Washington, the CEO of the Los Angeles Metro...
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Nuclear power could end blackouts and fight climate change

Did you know not just Republicans, but Democrats favor developing the latest nuclear-power technologies? The recent Democratic National Convention’s platform twice endorsed it: “Recognizing the urgent need to decarbonize the power sector, our technology-neutral approach is inclusive of all zero-carbon technologies, including hydroelectric power, geothermal, existing and advanced nuclear, and carbon capture and storage.” And, “We will advance innovative technologies,” including “advanced nuclear ...
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Trump says 'football is boring as hell' at Nevada rally, continuing his grievance against racial injustice protests

President Donald Trump campaigns at a rally in Henderson, Nev. Ethan Miller/Getty Images At a Nevada rally on Sunday, President Trump called football "boring as hell" and said "it's just not the same," in response to players who have protested against police brutality and racial injustice on the field. In 2018, Trump called on the NFL to punish players who chose to kneel on the field instead of standing for the US National Anthem. This past June, Trump tweeted that "the game is over for me...
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Home sellers’ asking prices jump 34% in California

Listing prices in California have risen 34% since January as inventory shriveled amid the pandemic. Zillow says the statewide median listing price for all types of existing residences was $735,000 as of Sept. 5 — up 34% since the start of the year. A key reason is owners seeing the heated competition for the few homes for sale. Listings statewide are down 46% from early September 2019. The year started with a 10% rise in list prices through mid-March as a robust economy was supporting eager hous...
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TikTok owner picks Oracle over Microsoft as US tech partner

By Matt O’Brien and Tali Arbel | The Associated Press Oracle said Monday that the Chinese owner of TikTok has picked the U.S. company to be its “trusted technology provider,” beating out rival Microsoft in a deal that could help keep the popular video-sharing app running in the U.S. Oracle spokeswoman Deborah Hellinger said she was confirming remarks made by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who told CNBC on Monday that TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, submitted its proposal to the U.S....
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Hong Kong, Microsoft, California, White House, China, Disney, US, Walmart, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, United States, Larry Ellison, Treasury


Meet the 15 richest people in finance, who have a collective net worth of over $300 billion

Warren Buffett takes the top spot. Bill Pugliano/Getty The wealthiest people in finance, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List, have a collective net worth of almost $300 billion.  Included in the mix are self-made tycoons like Warren Buffett, as well as people who have inherited their wealth, like Fidelity scion Abigail Johnson.  From legendary investors to high-flying bankers, here, in ascending order, are the 15 richest people in finance. All ranks a...
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Eviction filings by big landlords surged after Trump issued ban

By Patrick Clark and Prashant Gopal | Bloomberg Big landlords increased the number of eviction cases they filed after President Donald Trump announced his recent moratorium, signaling the struggle tenants face getting protection from the federal order. Institutional landlords filed more than 900 eviction cases across eight metropolitan areas from Sept. 2 to Sept. 8, according to data compiled by Private Equity Stakeholder Project, an activist group partly funded by organized labor. Landlords fil...
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Manage forests for timber, not tinder

The West is on fire, again. In Washington, more acres burned on Labor Day than in 12 of the last 18 fire seasons. In Oregon, fires are closing schools and piling up ash like snow. California’s wildfires have consumed more than two and a half million acres, a state record, killed at least eleven people, and forced 119,000 to evacuate their homes. These scorched acres and upset lives send an obvious message: We need to manage our forests better. Our federal forests have become a hazard, exposing n...
Tags: California, Opinion, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Arkansas, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, Split, Trump, Legislature, US Forest Service, Jack Smith, Daines


Trump holds packed indoor rally, in defiance of Nevada governor

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and KEN RITTER | Associated Press In open defiance of state regulations and his own administration’s pandemic health guidelines, President Donald Trump hosted his first indoor rally since June, telling a packed, nearly mask-less Nevada crowd that the nation was “making the last turn” in defeating the virus. Eager to project a sense of normalcy in imagery, Trump soaked up the raucous cheers inside a warehouse Sunday night. Relatively few in the crowd wore masks, with a clear ex...
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