Berkeley City Council: Violating coronavirus mask mandate could spark $100 fine

Those caught without wearing a mask in Berkeley, Calif., could be subject to a hefty fine. The City Council passed an ordinance Tuesday night to impose a $100 fine on people who violate the city’s mask mandate that was adopted in June to stem the spread of coronavirus. Code enforcement officers will be issuing those citations […]

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College basketball season will start Nov. 25, but hurdles remain for UCLA and USC

The college basketball season will open Nov. 25, with or without UCLA and USC. The NCAA’s Division I council on Wednesday approved that start date, but it remained unclear whether teams such as the Bruins and Trojans that face stiffer government health restrictions than many of their Pac-12 Conference counterparts would be cleared to play […]

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White Sox Nomar Mazara, Edwin Encarnacion get night off vs. Twins

AP Photos As explosive as the White Sox lineup is, it hasn’t been without its stragglers. On Tuesday, Nomar Mazara and Edwin Encarnacion were left behind, for one night’s starting nine, anyway. As explosive as the White Sox lineup is, it hasn’t been without its stragglers. On Tuesday, right fielder Nomar Mazara and designated hitter […]

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Suri Cruise, 14, Runs Errands With Nanny In NYC As Mom Katie Holmes’ New Romance Heats Up — Pics

Suri Cruise is all grown up — so much, that she’s running her own errands around NYC without her famous mother, Katie Holmes. The teenage fashionista was spotted grabbing pet supplies for her pups at a Petco store in NYC on Sept. 14. Suri Cruise‘s dogs have to be sleeping like babies. Why? — The 14-year-old […]

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Dustin Johnson turns rough day into one-shot lead at Tour Championship

Dustin Johnson went the last three hours over 13 holes without hitting from the fairway and still managed to hang on to the lead Saturday after two rounds at the Tour Championship. Johnson could at least see his entire golf ball from the first cut on the par-five 18th at East Lake Golf Club, setting […]

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Chris Stirewalt breaks down two disadvantages facing Trump campaign two months before Election Day

President Trump is seeking reelection without the benefit of presenting himself as an “agent of change,” Fox News political editor Chris Stirewalt told “The Fox News Rundown” Thursday. “Hillary Clinton was a completely known entity [in 2016],” Stirewalt told host Chris Foster. “And that came with lots and lots of negatives among both Republicans and Democrats. She was not […]

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Angels’ David Fletcher to miss Monday’s game because of a sore ankle

The Angels will play without one of their most valuable players for at least one day. Utility man David Fletcher was out of the lineup Monday because of a sore ankle. Manager Joe Maddon said Fletcher wouldn’t even be available as a pinch-hitter in the series finale against the Seattle Mariners. Fletcher tweaked his left […]

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‘Avengers’ Stars Mourn ‘Black Panther’ Chadwick Boseman: See Tributes From Marvel Celebs

You couldn’t have the Avengers without the Black Panther, and it was with a heavy heart that the Marvel universe lost one of it’s greatest superheroes when Chadwick Boseman died on Aug. 28. In news the shook every Marvel fan to their core, Chadwick Boseman, best known as bringing King T’Challa to life on the […]

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More than 750,000 still without power in Laura’s aftermath

LAKE CHARLES, La. — Hundreds of thousands of people across Louisiana were still without power or water Friday, a day after Laura sawed a devastating path through the state, while the hurricane’s remnants carried tropical rain and wind across Tennessee and posed new dangers. Flooding and tornadoes were possible as the storm, now a tropical […]

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Clouds of Smoke are Blowing Misery Across the West

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Another morning without a sunrise. As forests burned in the distance, the leaden sky smelled like a campfire. Air-quality sensors glowed red. And once again, Dave Begley, a lumberjack who has been sleeping in his truck here since fleeing California’s wildfires, woke up straining to breathe. “I get winded so easy […]

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‘It’s a Joy for Me to Bury Them’: A Quest to Honor Migrant Dead

NADOR, Morocco — For months, Boubacar Wann Diallo could not sleep at night without leaving a light on. As an occasional volunteer with AlarmPhone, a hotline support group for people crossing between Morocco and Europe, he was haunted by the phone calls he received all too often from desperate women and children screaming as they […]

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How to Argue With Your Parents Like a Fellow Adult

How to Argue With Anyone, a guide to getting what you want without making enemies, is part of our series The Way Back to School. It’s harder to argue with your parents (or whomever your guardians or closest elders are) than it is to argue with almost anyone else. Even if you manage to pick up communication […]

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Top U.S. Officials Told C.D.C. to Soften Coronavirus Testing Guidelines

WASHINGTON — Trump administration officials on Wednesday defended a new recommendation that people without Covid-19 symptoms abstain from testing, even as scientists warned that the policy could hobble an already weak federal response as schools reopen and a potential autumn wave looms. The day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued the revised […]

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Covid-19 Live Updates: M.T.A. Warns of Doomsday Cuts to N.Y.C.’s Subway Without $12 Billion in Federal Aid

Here’s what you need to know: N.Y.C.’s subway and bus service would be reduced by 40 percent without federal aid, M.T.A. warns. Jail time or a $569,000 fine: The price of breaking quarantine can be steep. In Germany, early results of school reopenings are hopeful, but it’s ‘messy and imperfect.’ There have been more than […]

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A Woman May Have Been Cured of H.I.V. Without Medical Treatment

A woman who was infected with H.I.V. in 1992 may be the first person cured of the virus without a risky bone-marrow transplant or even medications, researchers reported on Wednesday. In an additional 63 people in their study who controlled the infection without drugs, H.I.V. apparently was sequestered in the body in such a way […]

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How to Have a Successful Argument With Yourself

How to Argue With Anyone, a guide to getting what you want without making enemies, is part of our series The Way Back to School. It’s hard to know how to argue with anyone: how to present your case logically and accurately, how to express your feelings clearly… how to tell someone they’ve hurt you without starting […]

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How to Argue With a Friend Over Text

How to Argue With Anyone, a guide to getting what you want without making enemies, is part of our series The Way Back to School. During a radio interview recently, I heard a restaurant critic pine so deeply for the shoulder-bumping dining experience, she said she’d give everything just to wait for an hour, in a crowded […]

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El Tráfico: ‘Chicharito’ is out for Galaxy; Carlos Vela returns for LAFC

The Galaxy will be without striker Javier “Chicharito” Hernández while LAFC will welcome back its top scorer in Carlos Vela when the teams return to MLS play Saturday in the El Tráfico derby at an empty Banc of California Stadium. Hernández tore a calf muscle while training during the MLS Is Back tournament last month […]

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Two Mets Games Are Postponed Because of Coronavirus Cases

The annual Subway Series was bound to feel different this season without fans jamming the ballparks in Queens and the Bronx. Now, it faces uncertainty for a troubling reason: One Mets player and one staff member have tested positive for coronavirus. Major League Baseball postponed the Mets’ game in Miami on Thursday and Friday’s opener […]

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Don’t Drink the Tea: Poison Is a Favored Weapon in Russia

MOSCOW — Without the slightest premonition of any issues with his health, Pyotr Verzilov, a Russian opposition activist, suddenly fell violently ill two years ago and slipped into a coma, a common problem for opponents of the Kremlin. Mr. Verzilov, who is known for staging antigovernment performance art, displayed the same, mysterious symptoms that struck […]

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Arkansas governor, lawmakers unveil hate crimes proposal

A new push is underway in Arkansas to end the state’s distinction as one of only three without a hate crimes law By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press August 19, 2020, 10:51 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Arkansas’ Republican governor, attorney general and a bipartisan group […]

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Even in a Pandemic, Everyone Still Hates the Astros

Just the thought of the Houston Astros skating away without any public rebuke rankled Jon Wilson. A 43-year-old software consultant from California’s East Bay and a devout Oakland Athletics fan, Wilson was stewing at the injustice of it all as the 2020 season approached. First the Astros cheated their way to the 2017 World Series, […]

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