Republican Rep. Mike Garcia holds a 405-vote lead over Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith for the 25th Congressional District seat, according to the most recent post-election update.
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn on Wednesday, taking direct aim in the final days of his administration at a Russia investigation that he has long insisted was motivated by political bias.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is encouraging drivers to get to their destinations safely this Thanksgiving holiday and avoid driving impaired.
LOS ANGELES — Hours before a much-debated ban on in-person dining takes effect, Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday painted a dire picture of the current COVID-19 surge, saying the transmission rate has reached its highest point since March and could overwhelm hospitals within a month.
LOS ANGELES — California reported a record number of Coronavirus cases Wednesday as Los Angeles restaurants prepared to close for three weeks and firefighters in Silicon Valley were being enlisted to enforce public health rules to try to halt the spread of infections.
SAN FRANCISCO — A man suspected in the fatal stabbings of two people and the wounding of three others at a San Jose homeless shelter has a history of domestic violence and had been deported at least three times, officials said Wednesday.
LOS ANGELES — Fire weather watches will go into effect on Thanksgiving for a large swath of Southern California as Santa Ana winds develop, forecasters said Wednesday.
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Bruce Carver Boynton, a civil rights pioneer from Alabama who inspired the landmark “Freedom Rides” of 1961, died Monday. He was 83.
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Diego Maradona, the Argentine soccer great who scored the “Hand of God” goal in 1986 and led his country to that year’s World Cup title before later struggling with cocaine use and obesity, has died. He was 60.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 on Tuesday to move forward with a ban on outdoor dining at restaurants, breweries and wineries, even after receiving more than 3,700 comments from members of the public concerned with the restrictions.
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran on Wednesday freed a British-Australian academic who had been detained in the country for over two years, in exchange for three Iranians held abroad, state TV announced.
When it filed for bankruptcy last year, Purdue Pharma agreed to an innovative plan: It would make $200 million available immediately to help those those harmed by its signature painkiller, OxyContin, and ease the effects of the opioid crisis.
MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of people in Russia’s Far East region of Primorye remained without heating or electricity on Wednesday, as local authorities and emergency services wrestled with the consequences of an unprecedented ice storm that hit the region last week.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The California Restaurant Association sued Los Angeles County Tuesday in an effort to overturn the county’s plan to end in-person dining due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, but a judge declined to immediately intervene.
NEW YORK — David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City’s first African American mayor but was doomed to a single term by a soaring murder rate, stubborn unemployment and his mishandling of a riot in Brooklyn, has died. He was 93.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millie Charles, who founded the social work department at Southern University at New Orleans which now bears her name, has died. She was 97.
MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A prominent Black Kentucky artist whose painted memories of rural life in Kentucky are featured in US and European museums and in the collections of well-known personalities including Oprah Winfrey, has died. Helen LaFrance was 101 years old.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an annual Thanksgiving tradition, President Donald Trump will offer a reprieve to a pair of meaty turkeys as he makes a public appearance Tuesday following the Nov. 3 elections.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Kuwait emerged from a monthslong Coronavirus lockdown, hundreds of Kuwaitis flocked to reopened stores, the lines clogging malls, snaking through hallways and spilling onto sidewalks.
PALMDALE — Lockheed Martin Skunk Works, best known for its top secret development of cutting edge stealth fighter aircraft, partnered with Lemon Leaf Café to provide meals for the needy in the community.
So, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and I am still brooding about a vet brother who said he won’t wear “face diapers” to ward off COVID-19 or keep his friends and loved ones from catching it.
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Children whose educations have been disrupted by the pandemic, even for as little as two to four months, may suffer life-long consequences, including shorter life spans, according to a study released today by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.
LANCASTER (CNS) — Authorities on Tuesday identified a Kern County man who was killed when the car he was driving rear-ended a big rig on the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway in the Lancaster area.
Birthdays, graduations and anniversaries are celebrated differently, but one item that can almost certainly be counted on to be part of the festivities is a balloon.
SACRAMENTO — California’s system for paying unemployment benefits is so dysfunctional that the state approved more than $140 million for at least 20,000 prisoners, local and federal prosecutors said Tuesday, detailing a scheme that resulted in claims filed in the names of well-known convicte…
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Democratic Assemblywoman Christy Smith’s chances of unseating Republican Rep. Mike Garcia in a northern Los Angeles County congressional district continued to wane today, with an updated vote tally trimming just 13 votes from Garcia’s lead in the tight race.
WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday tapped Obama-era officials for top national security and economic roles, signaling a stark shift from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies that disparaged international alliances and favored deregulation and tax cuts.
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A co-founder of the social media ALS ice bucket challenge, which has raised more than $200 million worldwide for Lou Gehrig’s disease research, died Sunday at the age of 37, according to the ALS Association.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates has relaxed and removed a range of limits on foreign ownership of companies, state-run media reported Monday, in the country’s latest bid to boost its global status and attract foreign investors.
JERUSALEM — Israeli media reported Monday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Saudi Arabia for a clandestine meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, which would mark the first known encounter between senior Israeli and Saudi officials.