LIVONIA, Mich. — When automakers resumed production of vehicles following the initial shutdown amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, they revved up generous incentives for buyers akin to those seen during previous downturns in anticipation of a major slowdown. But just a few months later, average transaction prices are reaching record figures. That comes despite third-quarter unemployment ...

BALTIMORE – Columbia, Maryland, resident Armon Wilson had one goal for participating in his first election: be first in line. "As soon as the polls open, I'm going to be the first one there. I'm not going to wait in line, and I'm going to make my voice heard," said Wilson, 19. His mission started three hours before he walked through the front doors of Wilde Lake High School on the first day of ...

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In the last two weeks, COVID-19 cases have been increasing in Delaware County and throughout the country as officials express concern about the approach of a second wave as cooler temperatures and flu season approach.

Trump administration returns $3.4 million taken from ailing 9/11 FDNY program in error WASHINGTON — The New York City Fire Department's World Trade Center Treatment Program just got its pilfered millions back from the federal government — $3,363,931.72, to be exact. That news comes from a letter sent to Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., from Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Wednesday night, finally ...

LOS ANGELES — More information has been revealed about the death of Charles Morton, the Big Bear hotshot firefighter who died battling the El Dorado fire in San Bernardino County. Morton, 39, died Sept. 17 while conducting fire suppression efforts, according to an incident report filed by the U.S. Forest Service. "It appears he was burned over by the fire and passed away," the report said. The ...

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MINNEAPOLIS — Timberwolves guard Malik Beasley angrily aimed a rifle at a couple and their teenage child in an SUV outside his Plymouth, Minn., home, where a large stash of marijuana was seized by police, according to charges filed Thursday against him and his wife. The 23-year-old Beasley was charged in Hennepin County District Court with drug possession and threats of violence. Montana Yao, ...

Para cualquier estadounidense, votar por primera vez es un rito de iniciacion. Pero con la pandemia de coronavirus aun en aumento, y mientras el publico permanece profundamente dividido sobre temas que van desde la atencion medica, la justicia social, la economia, el cambio climatico y la composicion de la Corte Suprema, votar por primera vez este ano es especialmente trascendental para muchos ...

ORLANDO, Fla. – Tropical Storm Zeta cut powerlines throughout the southeast United States and leaving millions in the dark Thursday morning, while the National Hurricane Center identified a new system in the south Atlantic. First, about 2.2 million customers in eight states are in the dark due to Zeta, according to Poweroutage.US. The tropical storm had its maximum sustained winds drop 60 mph ...

The Los Angeles Times is committed to reviewing new theatrical film releases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because moviegoing carries inherent risks during this time, we remind readers to follow health and safety guidelines as outlined by the CDC and local health officials. We will continue to note the various ways readers can see each new film, including drive-in theaters in the Southland and ...

Applications for U.S. state unemployment benefits fell more than forecast last week, suggesting the labor market remains on the path of gradual improvement — while still far from its pre-pandemic health. Initial jobless claims in regular state programs totaled 751,000 in the week ended Oct. 24, down 40,000 from the prior week, Labor Department data showed Thursday. On an unadjusted basis, the ...

Just as the second-quarter plunge in output was the biggest in seven decades of data, so too was the third-quarter rebound: Gross domestic product grew 7.4%, a quarterly gain that equals an annualized pace of 33.1%, the Commerce Department's initial estimate showed Thursday. The figure topped economists' estimates for a 32% increase, which was already well above forecasts three months ago for ...

Q: Do you know why "Away," the series with Hilary Swank was canceled? I thought it was excellent — story and acting both. A: The series about a journey to Mars had decent ratings for a streaming series, according to several reports. But they may not have been decent enough to justify the cost of the show — especially when, as one account noted, Netflix would have to commit to an entire season ...

Q: My condo association is fining me for flier removal and vandalism. They are accusing me of removing "Wear Your Mask" signs from our building's main doors. I looked through our condo rules and documents and found nothing about flier removal. The condo president wants to make up some rules under his "emergency powers." Can I be fined for this? — Dennis A: To start with, you cannot remove ...

African-American homeowners pay hundreds of dollars more per year in mortgage interest and mortgage insurance premiums than white homeowners, a "Black tax" on homeownership that intensifies the nation's wealth gap. That's according to research by Ed Golding, executive director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Golub Center for Finance. "In aggregate, Black families pay more," ...

As investments go, the home you live in is likely a bad one. "From a rate of return standpoint, your primary residence tends to only appreciate a little bit faster than the rate of inflation," says Greg McBride, chief financial analyst for Bankrate.com. Translation: The home you bought for $400,000 in 2010 that is now worth $500,000? Inflation alone would put it at about $480,000. During that ...

Norma Crosby remembers when she relied on blind faith to cast her vote. The 64-year-old Texan was born virtually without sight, a side effect of her mother catching rubella while pregnant with her. Friends and relatives stood beside her and filled out her ballot at polling precincts for more than half of her voting life. Then, accessible voting machines rolled out around the year 2000, ...

WASHINGTON — Tres divisiones del Departamento del Interior (DOI) han estado sin líderes confirmados por el Senado durante toda la administración de Trump, poniendo en peligro las políticas y decisiones del departamento por las violaciones de las leyes que rigen los nombramientos y nominaciones presidenciales. A través de una serie de nombramientos que parecen haber pasado por alto la Cláusula ...

Los mayores compradores de jets comerciales del mundo creen que Boeing, que el miércoles reportaría más pérdidas financieras, ha caído significativamente por debajo de la paridad con su rival Airbus; con opciones limitadas para recuperarse, ya que sigue perdiendo ingresos durante la crisis de aviación provocada por la pandemia. En entrevistas, ejecutivos de las principales compañías de ...

CHICAGO — Las mariposas monarca han volado al sur para el invierno, pero los esfuerzos para protegerlas en Illinois se mantienen. Mientras las mariposas al este de las Rocky Mountains migraban miles de millas hacia México, un grupo de interesados que representaban a granjas, ciudades, bordes de caminos y áreas naturales firmaron el Illinois Monarch Action Plan, el esfuerzo del estado para ...

DETROIT — A Delaware man accused of plotting to kidnap Gov. Gretchen Whitmer also threatened to hang President Donald Trump and posted a hit list on Facebook targeting other elected leaders, including former President Barack Obama, according to an unsealed search warrant affidavit obtained by The Detroit News. The affidavit provides new details about how the FBI thwarted the alleged plot to ...

Shares of Raytheon Technologies Corp., parent company of jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney, fell nearly 7.5% Wednesday after the defense and aviation giant disclosed that its financial accounting is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice in a criminal probe. In a filing Tuesday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Waltham, Mass.-based company said it received a ...

LA County district attorney files 6 more sex assault counts against ex-porn star Ron Jeremy LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County prosecutors filed additional sexual assault charges Wednesday against disgraced adult film star Ron Jeremy, with some of the new allegations stretching as far back as 1996. Jeremy, who was first arrested in June and charged with assaulting four women on the Sunset Strip, ...

SEATTLE — In win-now mode and desperate to improve a defense that is on pace to allow more yards than any team in NFL history, the Seahawks on Wednesday agreed to trade for veteran defensive end Carlos Dunlap of the Cincinnati Bengals, giving up offensive lineman B.J. Finney and a 2021 seventh-round pick in the process. A source confirmed the parameters of the trade to the Seattle Times. The ...