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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...
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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...
Tags: Business, Politics, New York, News, Washington, Virginia, Sport, Soccer, Gop, US Postal Service, Nevada, Postal Service, Seattle, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump


Celebrating America’s great Constitution

America today marks the 233rd anniversary of when Americans in those hallowed halls in Philadelphia unleashed the Constitution onto the world. Celebrating our Declaration of Independence is important, but it was the Constitution that gave form to the republican form of government that endures to this day. While it may not be at the heart of the political debate, the Constitution remains in our hearts and, especially, on our minds as we contemplate the challenges facing California and America. As...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, America, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, Ben Franklin, Philadelphia, Republican, Alexander Hamilton, Orange County Register, Franklin, LA County, Calvin Coolidge, Newsom


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...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, California, Washington, Disney, US, Alabama, Sport, West, Soccer, Donald Trump, Grant, South, Trump, Ward


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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Rams’ Jared Goff, Eagles’ Carson Wentz play out ‘friendly rivalry’ Sunday

THOUSAND OAKS — Jared Goff is trying to bounce back from a rough season. Carson Wentz is trying to bounce back from a bruiser of a season-opening game. There’s always something to link Goff and Wentz, the Rams and Eagles quarterbacks who were picked No. 1 and No. 2 in the 2016 NFL draft. This week, the one-time rookie stars seem to share an old pro’s instinct for playing down personal rivalries. “I’ve got a lot of respect for Carson,” Goff said four days before the Rams (1-0) and Eagles (0-1) pl...
Tags: Washington, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, North Dakota, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, Philadelphia Eagles, Philadelphia, Eagles, Inglewood, Doug Pederson, Brown, Everett


Get a flu shot, Garcetti urges Angelenos amid coronavirus pandemic

Mayor Eric Garcetti urged all Los Angeles residents on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to get a flu shot before the typical season hits this fall to avoid possibly overwhelming hospitals with cases of influenza and COVID-19. “I need you to do one more thing that you add to that list to protect yourselves and your family and your loved ones,” Garcetti said. “Every Angeleno has a critical role to play in preventing a worst-case scenario. Doctors are already talking about (the flu) … saying this could be the ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Washington, Government, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Atlantic, Soccer, Community, Eric Garcetti, Grant, Gavin Newsom, Knott, KCRW


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...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Cdc, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Senate Appropriations Committee, Pentagon, Fda


‘Nothing left in the bucket’: Wildfire resources run thin

By JAMES ANDERSON and MATTHEW BROWN | Associated Press Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days battling wildfires and evacuating residents ahead of the flames. Before that, he and his crew had worked for 20 days, followed by a three-day break. Silvera, a 43-year-old battalion chief with Cal Fire, California’s state firefighting agency, said he’s lost track of the blazes he’s fought this year. He and his crew have sometimes been on duty for ...
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Daddy’s Hangout 2020 Week 2 NFL Predictions

Welcome to 2020 NFL season Week 2 after an exciting opening weekend. Speaking of the 2020 NFL opening week, things started out bad. My record was 8-8, which is a 50% winning percentage. We kicked out the opening week with the defending champion, Kansas City Chiefs hosting the Houston Texans. The Chiefs defeated the Texans in a battle between two of brightest QBs in the league. Week 1 ended with two Monday Night games to cap things off. We had the Pittsburgh Steelers defeat the New York Giants ...
Tags: Minnesota, Washington, Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, NFL, Drew Brees, Raiders, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Indiana, Indianapolis, West, New Orleans, Jazz


Dodgers face unfamiliar territory with unique postseason format

The postseason is very familiar territory for a Dodgers team that has played 66 postseason games over the past seven seasons. But this October will offer a very different environment. The postseason format announced by MLB on Tuesday gives the top four teams in each league three home games in the newly-created Wild Card Series before shipping everyone into postseason “bubbles” in Southern California and Texas. No fans in stadiums will minimize any home-field advantage anyway. MLB commissioner Ro...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Sports, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, San Diego Padres, Max, Southern California, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Padres


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


People at theme parks and elsewhere need COVID rules, not recommendations

So is it safe for kids to go trick-or-treating this Halloween or not? You can’t blame parents for being confused, given the wishy-washy messages they have heard from some officials. Public health officers in Los Angeles County earlier this month issued an order banning trick or treating in California’s largest county. But after the county’s sheriff announced that his deputies would not enforce the order, the county backtracked and declared that trick-or-treating was simply “not recommended” inst...
Tags: California, Washington, Disney, Recommended, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Harry Potter, Amusement Parks, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Orlando, Southern California, Anaheim, Los Angeles County, Knott


(RRW) Athletics: Man Pleads Guilty To Stealing $125K From Army Ten-Miler

A former civilian employee of the Army Ten-Miler road race in Washington, D.C., Darryl Gale, has pleaded guilty to stealing about $125,000 in vendor funds from the race, the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced on June 25.
Tags: Washington, Sport, United States, Running, Army, District Of Columbia, Darryl Gale


Rams’ Jordan Fuller shook off nerves, rookie mistakes to make big play

Jordan Fuller wasn’t supposed to be the Rams’ best rookie this year, or their best safety, or even their best rookie safety. So Fuller naturally sounded a little surprised as well as thrilled Monday, the morning after he was, at least for one game, the hero of the defense. “It feels amazing,” Fuller said of making a game-changing tackle in the Rams’ 20-17 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night in the first event at SoFi Stadium. “Obviously, your first game as a rookie, it’s not all goin...
Tags: Utah, Washington, Cowboys, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Dallas, Todd Gurley, Philadelphia, Seattle, Ohio State, Morgan Fox, Eagles, Inglewood


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...
Tags: Florida, Politics, News, California, Washington, Immigration, Los Angeles, Recommended, Sport, Soccer, United States, Courts, Sudan, El Salvador, Honduras, Donald Trump


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...
Tags: News, Shooting, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Portland, Lebron James, CHP, Police Shooting, Donald Trump, Riverside County, Metro, Trump, Northern California


Daimler AG to pay $1.5 billion to settle emissions cheating probes

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and TOM KRISHER | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators to resolve emissions cheating allegations, officials said Monday. The U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Protection Agency and the California attorney general’s office say Daimler violated environmental laws by using so-called “defeat device software” to circumvent emissions testing a...
Tags: Transportation, Europe, Business, News, California, Washington, Germany, Environment, Cars, California News, Sport, Soccer, Vw, Associated Press, Epa, West Virginia University


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


Morning Docket: 09.14.20

* A PA lawyer has been sentenced to prison for allegedly stealing client funds to purchase (among other things) tickets to Superbowl LII in which the Eagles beat the Patriots. Maybe it was worth it to see Tom Brady lose... [Lehigh Valley Live] * A lawyer at the Department of Labor has been reassigned after accusing the Secretary of Labor of retaliation. [Bloomberg Law] * New details have surfaced about the Chicago attorney couple who were found stabbed to death in their home earlier this ye...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Labor, Washington, NFL, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Ted Cruz, Super Bowl, Tom Brady, Black Lives Matter, Trump, Eagles, Chicago Tribune, Department of Labor, Morning Docket


COVID America, 6 months in: Disarray, dismay, disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama “Grey’s Anatomy.” She has watched its doctors handle all manner of upheaval inside their put-upon hospital — terrifying diseases, destructive weather, bombs, mass shootings, mental illness, uncertainty, grief. Today, she turns to the emotionally draining show as a salve, something to take her mind off of … well, off of everything this jumbled year has delivered to her nation, to her society, to her front door. ...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Washington, America, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Pennsylvania, United States, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Grey, United States of America, Gooding, Whitehead


Too much cheering, not enough leading

Let’s time travel. What if Donald Trump had been president back in 1941? “Yesterday, December 7, a day that was bad, but not as bad as the lying fake media says,” his famous speech might have begun. “And nobody’s even thanked me. Can you imagine if Obama was president? It would have been the worst day ever,” he continues. “And most of the boats that went blub, blub were old anyway,” offers the commander-in-chief to head off panic. “Our younger ships are practically immune to kamikazes,” he adds....
Tags: Usa, Obama, California, Opinion, Washington, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hawaii, Michigan, Fifth Avenue, Donald Trump, Kamala Harris, Trump, Charles Lindbergh, Doug Mcintyre


Are 1031 exchanges at risk if Congress closes the tax loophole?

As we have now surpassed Labor Day in the election year of the pandemic 2020, expect political rhetoric to reach a fever pitch. Sorry. Pun intended. As our nation slowly recovers from business lockdowns, distance learning, storms along the Gulf Coast, wildfires in California and upheaval in our streets – all while the government responds monetarily to stem the bleeding – expect the next question to be – “how on earth can we possibly pay for all of this?” California has proposed a 16.8% marginal ...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Congress, California, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Gulf Coast, Commercial Real Estate, Buchanan, Allen, Lee Associates Commercial Real Estate Services, Nevada Texas


Mom column: Trying to clear out heads amid all these smoke-tainted skies

The red sun, orange skies and sepia atmosphere around the Valley this week prompted my boys to discuss the science of it all (in between watching the NBA playoffs, of course.) My husband, the engineer, had a scientifically-based, if jargon-laced answer. Mom did not. “Apocalypse Now” did not seem the appropriate response from a grown-up. My high school sophomore came up with the most user-friendly explanation: How ash and smoke from all the fires around the state, and Oregon and Washington, go up...
Tags: Health, News, Parenting, Washington, Oregon, Government, Fire, Sport, Moms, Things To Do, Soccer, Wildfires, Nba, Community, Mom, Public Safety


Rams QB Jared Goff’s leadership will be put to the test

THOUSAND OAKS — Jared Goff begins his fifth season as the Rams’ quarterback facing expectations as high as the SoFi Stadium roof after coaches and teammates spent the summer praising his improved mobility, his growing command of the offense, and his own rising confidence. Whether that’s truly what they see, or what they hope to see, we’ll begin to find out Sunday night when the Rams open the 2020 season against the Dallas Cowboys at their new home in Inglewood. This much is certain: The Rams nee...
Tags: Washington, Sports, NFL, Sport, Soccer, Dallas Cowboys, Todd Gurley, Nfc, Robert Woods, Gurley, Inglewood, Brown, Jared Goff, Los-angeles-rams, Connell, Rams


Sparks draw Aces in pivotal regular-season finale

Seven weeks later, and the Los Angeles Sparks have arrived at their regular-season finale Saturday against the Las Vegas Aces. Even with just 22 games this year, it was more of a sprint than a typical WNBA season. That was just the way things unfolded in the pandemic-induced bubble. Even a two-day pause during which players protested against racial injustice and police brutality didn’t provide a reprieve for the physical and mental exhaustion of the year. But the Sparks will still have a postsea...
Tags: Washington, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Vegas, WNBA, Sparks, Wilson, Derek Fisher, Mystics, Seattle Storm, Washington Mystics, Los Angeles Sparks, Angel McCoughtry


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’...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Navy, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, Israel, US, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Sport, World news, Iran, Soccer, Egypt


Remembering the blurry, brilliant career of Dwight Anderson

Dwight Anderson was a flesh-and-blood video game. He averaged 38 points at Roth High in Dayton, Ohio, and his games became too big for the gym. Isiah Thomas called him “Michael Jordan before Michael Jordan.” But when Anderson sought quiet time, he played Pong, the amazing breakthrough of the late 70s, a leisurely antique today. Like Anderson, it was an original. “Dwight had a tutor whom he loved,” said Stan Morrison, the USC coach at the time. “If he did what he was supposed to do, she’d let him...
Tags: Washington, Kentucky, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Kansas, College sports, Ncaa, Houston, Indiana Pacers, Pong, Usc, Anderson, Lucas


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


End racism? Messaging from NFL, booing from fans shows the challenge

The NFL — heck, pro sports as a whole … heck, our country as a whole — is in a much different spot in the conversation on social justice and racial inequality than even six months ago. National polling suggested support for Black Lives Matter doubled this summer from where it was in 2016 — around the time that Colin Kaepernick knelt before the national anthem during an NFL preseason game. As the idea that racism is a major problem has become the majority opinion in the United States, athletes ha...
Tags: Washington, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, United States, National, Houston, Kansas City, Usa Today, University Of Michigan, Don, Chiefs, J J Watt, Fansided, Lift Every Voice, Stephanie Fryberg



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