Trump flips, now encourages Michigan residents to vote absentee DETROIT - In an about face on mail-in voting in Michigan, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to encourage voters to request absentee ballots and vote early. Trump's latest messaging on mail-in voting marks a mercurial swing from May, when the president threatened to withhold funding from Michigan after Democratic ...

On a Friday night last month, Los Angeles Times Executive Editor Norman Pearlstine sent a short email to the newsroom, announcing sports columnist Arash Markazi had resigned. The columnist had copied information contained in seven stories from other sources, an internal investigation found. Pearlstine said "for the record" clarifications were added to each of the articles. But there was more ...

LOS ANGELES - Located on one of the world's most expensive strips of commercial real estate, the upscale Luxe Rodeo Drive hotel has closed, a casualty of a pandemic that is likely to put more hotels out of business. The 86-room hotel, which for 27 years shared a city block with such high-end outlets as Cartier and Harry Winston, notified its workers last week that it would permanently cease ...

Confirming what were the worst fears the moment it happened, Seahawks defensive back Marqiuse Blair will be sidelined for the season after tearing his ACL in Sunday night's 35-30 win over the New England Patriots, coach Pete Carroll confirmed Monday. Carroll made the announcement while also confirming that linebacker/rush end Bruce Irvin will miss the rest of the season after tearing his ACL ...

NEW YORK - The United Nations on Monday marked its 75th anniversary with a largely online event, with U.S. President Donald Trump failing to address the commemoration despite being scheduled to do so. U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres called for more international cooperation in the face of global challenges in opening the event. "Today we have a surplus of multilateral challenges and a ...

The struggling Vikings defense will have to right the ship this season without linebacker Anthony Barr, who was placed on injured reserve Monday because of a season-ending torn pectoral muscle, coach Mike Zimmer said. Barr, the 28-year-old Pro Bowl player and team captain, suffered the injury near the end of the first quarter of Sunday's 28-11 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. He came up ...

Haitian President Jovenel Moise, who has finally appointed a new nine-member Provisional Electoral Council to organize Haiti's next elections, is being accused of going too far in the use of his executive powers and violating the country's constitution. Moise made the appointments to the council, known as the CEP, by presidential decree. The members, relative unknowns, and the sectors of ...

DETROIT - In an about face on mail-in voting in Michigan, President Donald Trump took to Twitter Monday to encourage voters to request absentee ballots and vote early. Trump's latest messaging on mail-in voting marks a mercurial swing from May, when the president threatened to withhold funding from Michigan after Democratic Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson mailed absentee ballot applications ...

NEW YORK - An ethnically Tibetan New York City police officer was arrested for spying on local Tibetan communities for the Chinese government, federal prosecutors announced Monday. Officer Baimadajie Angwang, 33, a community affairs cop with the 111th Precinct in Queens, reported to two Chinese consulate officials in the city since 2014, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday. ...

The season is over for Seahawks linebacker/defensive end Bruce Irvin as Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported Monday he tore his ACL in Sunday night's 35-30 win over the Patriots. Irvin was injured on a play with 4:04 left in the game. Rapoport reported that the diagnosis was made after a review of an MRI. Irvin appeared to confirm the news of the worst with a tweet Monday afternoon stating ...

WASHINGTON - With the help of lots of cash from Californians, including past Republican donors, Joe Biden is eclipsing President Donald Trump in fundraising as they head into their race's final stretch. The Democratic nominee's substantial advantage as voting begins in several states - $141 million more than Trump through the end of August, according to new filings - is a surprise to many in ...

Actor Zach Braff says the 2020 Emmy Awards excluded late actor Nick Cordero from Sunday's In Memoriam segment even though he tried to get the late Broadway star featured. The "Scrubs" alum, who was Cordero's friend and "Bullets Over Broadway" costar, took to Twitter the day after the awards show to assure fans that efforts were made for Cordero to appear in the tribute, but that Emmy creatives ...

President Donald Trump said he'll name a replacement for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday or Saturday and that he wants the new justice confirmed before the November election. Trump said in an interview he's considering four or five women to replace Ginsburg, a liberal icon who died Friday at 87. The prospect of the Republican president replacing her has outraged and ...

WASHINGTON - As Washington has grown more polarized, Democrats, more than Republicans, have lamented the demise of compromise. While Republicans stonewalled Barack Obama, they had no crisis of conscience. But Democrats, as the party that believes government can make a positive difference in people's lives, are more conflicted about how and when to work with Donald Trump. That was apparent in ...

LOS ANGELES - For new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who wanted the U.S. Postal Service to operate more efficiently, it seemed like an obvious fix: Just run the trucks on time. So in July he ordered drivers to start leaving post offices and distribution centers exactly on schedule and curtailed extra trips to pick up any mail that missed earlier cutoffs. The stricter deadlines sparked far ...

College administrators and government officials summoned students back to campus. Now, they are presiding over viral reservoirs poised to release a flood of infected undergraduates at Thanksgiving - if they make it that far. Schools have turned into de facto sanitariums: COVID-19 infections are sweeping student populations, though health departments are seeing relatively few hospitalizations ...

Good or bad, there was no way the 72nd Emmy Awards, which went on Sunday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles and living rooms around the country and beyond, wasn't going to be interesting. And it was good, by and large an elegant, intelligent solution to making ceremonial television in light of Our Great Shared Obstacle. That isn't to say that every joke worked, and latency does make shtick ...

ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center remains attentive to several storm systems in the Atlantic including still-large Hurricane Teddy, a new tropical system with odds of development over South Florida and Tropical Storm Beta migrating toward Texas. First, Hurricane Teddy remains a powerful Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and is moving north-northeast at 9 mph, ...

MEXICO CITY - Ultimo Guerrero is one of the biggest names in Mexican wrestling - a world-famous star known for his punishing moves, long black mullet and silver-capped front tooth. He has toured Asia, South America and Europe, won dozens of championship belts and can't walk down the street here without fans pestering him for autographs. But in the months since the coronavirus struck and ...

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. - When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires. Their plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for seven weeks surrounded by relentless smoke. They still don't know, because most residents haven't recovered. In fact, they've ...

I didn't know Ruth Bader Ginsburg well. I met her a few times, mainly at formal occasions, most of them before her elevation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Although always charming, she was also a formidable intellectual presence. Once, during her tenure as a federal appellate judge, we were seated together at dinner. We got into a wrangle over some legal issue, and Ginsburg, smiling with ...

Mommies and daddies, faced with balancing work and teaching children at home amid a pandemic that shows no signs of going away, are finding a new stress management strategy: Gummy snacks made with CBD oil. "It is a great tool for parents because it has a calming effect," said Rob Nusbaum, a founding partner of Michigan-based Pincanna. "Homeschooling is a very stressful job when you're a parent ...

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley likely will miss the rest of the season with a major injury to his right knee. The Giants (0-2) said an MRI on Monday confirmed Barkley tore the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee on Sunday in a loss to the Chicago Bears. The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year will undergo surgery in the near future, the team said. ...

ORLANDO, Fla. - The National Hurricane Center remains attentive to several storm systems in the Atlantic including still-large Hurricane Teddy, a new tropical system with odds of development over South Florida and Tropical Storm Beta migrating toward Texas. First, Hurricane Teddy remains a powerful Category 2 storm with maximum sustained winds of 100 mph and is moving north-northeast at 9 mph, ...

PHILADELPHIA – Inquirer reporters spotted a pair of complications when we spied the brief lifespan of a "Democrats for Trump" billboard on Ridge Avenue, at the southern end of the Roxborough area in Philadelphia last week. First, the disclaimer for who paid for it - required by state and federal law - said it's the local Republican ward who put up the money, not the Democrats who are ...

LOS ANGELES - The weirdest Emmy Awards ever provided the perfect forum for television to let loose about the weirdest year ever. The 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday from the nearly empty Staples Center in downtown L.A. and attended by nominees via video conferencing, was a mix of dark quarantine humor, requests for kindness and humanity, jokes about lack ...

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More big bourbons are heading to stores, guaranteed to give fans something to search for. These two are both annual releases that offer something special each year. Basil Hayden's 10 Year Bourbon Beam Suntory announced that Basil Hayden's 10 Year Bourbon is back, although still in limited quantities. One of the fastest-growing super premium bourbons, Basil Hayden's launched the 10 Year label ...