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WASHINGTON — As the Senate headed into a weeklong recess, Democrats showed little sign they were making progress on their economic agenda other than clearing the must-pass measures competing … more
President Joe Biden Friday restored the protected Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante national monuments after former President Trump dramatically slashed them in an effort to open more … more
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday signed a bill that expands the definition of sexual battery to include the intentional removal of a condom without verbal consent, … more
Pfizer and BioNTech announced Thursday that it has requested an emergency use authorization for its COVID-19 vaccine for children between the ages of 5 and 11, which would protect more than 28 … more
The Senate is nearing a deal on a short-term increase in the debt ceiling that would pull the U.S. from the brink of a payment default but threatens to exacerbate year-end clashes over trillions in … more
LOS ANGELES — In their sprawling sexual assault inquiry focused on the University of Southern California, Los Angeles police detectives traveled the country to interview scores of people about … more
A federal judge temporarily blocked Texas’s new ban on most abortions, handing a major early victory to the Biden administration as it seeks to overturn the strictest such law in the … more
LOS ANGELES — The U.S. Coast Guard investigated a vessel in Oakland on Wednesday as part of its probe into whether a ship’s anchor punctured an oil pipeline off the coast of Orange County … more
WASHINGTON — The U.S. government subjected Abu Zubaydah to waterboarding and other brutality in 2002 at secret CIA sites in Thailand and Poland, believing wrongly that he was a close associate … more
WASHINGTON — For more than 100 years, young men have registered for the draft. Now, Congress is poised to make a historic change for gender equality by requiring women, for the first time in … more
LOS ANGELES — In a year that has set records for the number of ships coming and going through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Friday was not unusual. Winds were light, and the steady … more
WASHINGTON — A former Facebook employee turned whistleblower urged Congress on Tuesday to regulate the social media giant because she said its products harm children and … more
Facebook Inc. blamed a global service outage that kept its social media apps offline for much of Monday on a problem with its network configuration, adding that it found no evidence that user data … more
LOS ANGELES — Research conducted in Southern California has confirmed the dramatic erosion of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine’s protection against “breakthrough” … more
WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is reviewing its decision not to charge FBI agents with making false statements in connection with reports from Team USA gymnasts about abuse by former team … more
NEW YORK — The controversial president of the union representing NYPD sergeants resigned Tuesday after federal investigators searched the union’s headquarters and his home. Sergeants … more
MIAMI — An unusual flow of Chilean children of Haitian descent traveling through South and Central America to the U.S.-Mexico border has led to the arrest of nine people suspected of operating … more
A Navy F/A-18F Superhornet crashed Monday in Death Valley National Park, the Navy said Tuesday. The pilot ejected and suffered minor injuries and was treated and released from a Las Vegas hospital … more
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is set to expand gun rights and restrict abortion rights in a new term that begins Monday, one that could reveal how fast and how far the conservative majority … more
At least six pregnant Virginians have died of COVID-19, and 346 have been admitted to hospitals for serious illnesses. It’s not known what happened to their babies — whether any were … more
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