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New York attorney general announces $19 million settlement in Harvey Weinstein lawsuits

01 Jul 2020

An agreement has been reached to settle for nearly $19 million two sexual misconduct lawsuits on behalf of multiple women against imprisoned former Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, attorneys said on Tuesday.

California, Texas see record COVID-19 surges, Arizona clamps down

30 Jun 2020

LOS ANGELES California and Texas both marked record spikes in new COVID-19 infections on Monday, a Reuters tally showed, as Los Angeles reported an "alarming" one-day surge in America's second-largest city that put it over 100,000 cases. | Video

Top Los Angeles city official arrested on racketeering charges

24 Jun 2020

LOS ANGELES A Los Angeles city councilman was arrested on racketeering charges on Tuesday, with prosecutors saying he ran his office as a "money-making criminal enterprise," taking bribes from Chinese real estate developers and others in exchange for political influence.

California orders residents to wear masks outside the home

19 Jun 2020

LOS ANGELES California on Thursday ordered residents to wear masks at nearly all times outside the home, saying the strict new rule was necessary because too many Californians were failing or refusing to cover their faces during the coronavirus pandemic. | Video

Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash - NTSB

18 Jun 2020

LOS ANGELES The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday.

PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter in California wildfire

17 Jun 2020

LOS ANGELES Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded guilty on Tuesday to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter stemming from a devastating 2018 wildfire in Northern California touched off by the utility company's power lines.

Protesters burn down Wendy's in Atlanta after police shooting

15 Jun 2020

Protesters shut down a major highway in Atlanta on Saturday and burned down a Wendy's restaurant where a black man was shot dead by police as he tried to escape arrest, an incident likely to fuel more nationwide tensions over race and police tactics. | Video

U.S. government to demolish buildings at contaminated California nuclear test site

20 May 2020

LOS ANGELES The Trump administration said on Wednesday it would tear down 10 buildings at the U.S. government's former Santa Susana Field Laboratory northwest of Los Angeles that was left contaminated by decades of nuclear, rocket fuel and liquid metal testing.

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