Los Angeles sheriff detectives 'on the right path' in search for gunman in Compton deputies' shooting

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday that investigators have "followed multiple leads" and are making progress in the search for a gunman who wounded two deputies last weekend in an ambush attack.
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Scientists Say Dengue Unlikely to Protect Against Coronavirus After Study Claims Link
The team said scientists should explore whether a dengue vaccine could protect against the coronavirus.
Beitar Jerusalem owner exploring Emirati investment for infamous team
Beitar Jerusalem is notorious across Israel for the anti-Arab racism of some of its fans. When Moshe Hogeg bought the club, he sought to change that. His latest move is to explore Emirati investment in the club, following the normalization agreement between Israel and the UAE.
A huge teen party delayed a Massachusetts school’s reopening. Two parents have now been charged.
So much vitriol has flowed at the couple, who weren’t identified by police, that authorities are urging locals to accept that family will now face some justice in court.
Trump Praises Police Throwing Aside Journalist 'Like a Little Bag of Popcorn'
Trump renewed his narrative against the U.S. press at a campaign ralley in Pennsylvania, saying that it's a "beautiful sight" when journalists are removed from broadcasts.
Jeff Van Drew, Trump-backing Congressman Who Quit Democrats for GOP, Is Losing Election: Poll
Representing New Jersey's second congressional district, Van Drew trails Democrat Amy Kennedy, according to a survey by Public Policy Polling.
Israel reports nearly 7,000 new Covid-19 cases in highest single-day spike
Uncle Ben's rice getting new name — Ben's Original
Mars Inc becomes the latest company to drop a logo criticized as a racial stereotype.
'RBG' and 'On the Basis of Sex' Re-released as Ruth Bader Ginsburg Tribute
Ruth Bader Ginsburg is being commemorated by the re-release of the documentary "RBG" and Felicity Jones biopic "On the Basis of Sex," with proceeds benefiting the A.C.L.U.
Trump again minimizes the pandemic as officials warn of a fall surge
Pam Bondi Says Kyle Rittenhouse Crossed State Lines 'to Protect His Community'
The former AG claims the teenager was "trying to protect his state" during protests in Kenosha despite living in Illinois.
More than 20 states report an uptick in new Covid-19 cases after US tops 200,000 deaths
More than 200,000 Americans have lost their lives to Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic, and the country is now transitioning into a new season with worrisome trends.
Chuck Schumer hears from heckler during SCOTUS remarks: 'Stop lying!'
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was briefly interrupted by a heckler Tuesday while doing a live news conference outside the U.S. Capitol on the partisan fight over the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s vacant Supreme Court seat.
Nearly 500 Pilot Whales Stranded in Australia, Killing 380
“We’ll continue to work to free as many of the animals as we can,” a Tasmanian wildlife official said
Doodle for Google 2020 Winner is Texas Fifth-Grader with Friendship Drawing
Sharon Sara has secured a $30,000 college scholarship for winning the contest with her "Together As One" artwork.
For the Nationals, this season is all but lost. The future doesn’t have to be.
Tuesday's fun aside, this season has been a Nationals nightmare. Next season is about bouncing back.
No Steven Stamkos? No problem. The Tampa Bay Lightning has Nikita Kucherov.
The Russian winger has an NHL-leading 28 points in the postseason.
'Kit Kat Flavor Club': Candy brand is offering chance to sample new flavors before they hit stores
Kit Kat is giving 200 fans the chance to become members of an exclusive “Kit Kat Flavor Club."
Getting a new Apple or Samsung watch? Here's what you can get for your old one
Websites DeCluttr and Trademore buy older watches outright, at about 40% of the original price, while Apple and Best Buy offer trade-in value.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg to lie in repose, Breonna Taylor announcement, Beta still a threat: 5 things to know Wednesday
The body of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court, Louisville prepares for Breonna Taylor announcement and more news to start your Wednesday.       
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Joe Burrow vs Patrick Mahomes: Chiefs Rookie Sees Similarities Between the Two
Kansas City running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire is the only man to have played with the two quarterbacks and he sees plenty of similarities between Burrow and Mahomes.
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Tropical Storm Beta brings flooding to the Texas coast
Tropical Storm Beta dropped up to ten inches of rain on the Texas coast, and much needed rain is in the forecast for the Pacific Northwest. CNN Meteorologist Pedram Javaheri has the latest.
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Teen accused of Tessa Majors' murder allegedly confessed to dad on recorded line
One teen charged in the murder of Barnard freshman Tessa Majors confessed his role in the murder in a recorded jailhouse conversation with his father, according to a source with knowledge of the case.
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Mr. President, people with COVID-19 are somebody to me, not 'nobody'
Now is not the time to scale back our efforts to use masks and commitment to social distancing.       
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Daily couch Pilates: Strengthen your core with this 5-minute routine
It can be all too easy to just want to veg out on the couch. You can turn that couch, however, into your secret weapon to feeling better and stronger with this Pilates core and glute workout.
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Why Biden is sidestepping SCOTUS fight, won’t embrace court-packing
Joe Biden’s lead in the presidential race hasn’t changed all that much since he surged to the nomination, and the last few days help explain why.
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Opinion: LA Lakers should take this wake-up call seriously following Game 3 loss to Denver Nuggets
The Lakers painfully experienced the thin line between resiliency and vulnerability in Tuesday night's Game 3 loss to the Nuggets.        
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'Monster' 10-Foot Carpet Python Snake Found Lurking Under Bin on Woman's Front Porch
"This is one of the biggest carpet pythons I've caught in years," said Sunshine Coast Snake Catchers owner Stuart McKenzie.
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15 of the best sweaters you can buy on sale for fall right now
Shop sweater sale picks from some of our favorite retailers, including Anthropologie, Nordstrom, UGG, Macy's and more.       
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Opinion: Nuggets' Jamal Murray making the leap to stardom in playoffs alongside Nikola Jokic
From inconsistent to good, from good to great: Jamal Murray has taken another leap in these playoffs, becoming the Nuggets' second bona fide star.        
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LeBron James on speaking out against police brutality: I never condone violence
LeBron James answers forcefully about the two sheriffs deputies who were shot in Compton and the criticism leveled at him.
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A huge teen party delayed a Massachusetts school’s reopening. Two parents have now been charged.
So much vitriol has flowed at the couple, who weren’t identified by police, that authorities are urging locals to accept that family will now face some justice in court.
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‘That’s So Gay’: How ‘PEN15’ Nailed the Heartbreaking Experience of the Closeted Y2K Middle-Schooler
Erica Parise/HuluThere’s something that happens when watching PEN15, especially if you are a millennial, especially if you were 13 years old in the year 2000, especially if you can recite with perfect inflection the spoken-word monologue in Mandy Moore’s “Candy.”You look at stars, creators, and writers Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle playing a game of M.A.S.H. while gossiping over their see-through landline phones. You take in the constellations of orthodontia at their class pool party, akin to reading a dental star chart. You cringe as they call each other “slut bags,” as if they have any idea what the insult means. You suffer PTSD as they gyrate in their childhood bedrooms to sexually explicit hip-hop songs, cry along as their hearts shatter under the emotional anvils of rejection or bullying or both, and you think... that was me.In the series, which launched its second season on Hulu last week, Erskine and Konkle play seventh-grade versions of themselves as they lived it 20 years ago, the only grown women alongside a cast of child and teen actors. At a time when everyone has an opinion on the plight of the millennial generation, it is the rare TV series to offer empathy. Here, it’s in the form of an origin story: coming of age at a time when the internet and culture wars complicated the already chaotic cocktail of adolescent emotion.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Dems Ready to Make GOP Pay if SCOTUS Kills Obamacare
The Daily Beast/GettyOne week after Election Day, the Supreme Court is set to hear the latest legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act—and a newly confirmed conservative justice could easily usher in a decision that overturns the sweeping health-care law once and for all.Democrats might not have the power to stop President Donald Trump’s nominee to the court from being seated before it hears that case on Nov. 10. But in the meantime, they’re working to make sure Republicans who vote for the president’s pick are tagged with the painful politics of health care.But if Republicans are at all concerned about backlash from ramming a new justice onto the Supreme Court ahead of a high-profile case that spotlights a key weakness in the 2020 campaign cycle, they’re not showing it.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Will Address George Floyd Protests in a ‘Very Real Way’
Jordin Althaus/NBC/NBCU Photo BankDoes Brooklyn Nine-Nine qualify as “copaganda?” That’s a question that Joe Lo Truglio and the rest of the cast probably never imagined having to answer when they signed on seven years ago.As Lo Truglio tells me on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast, the NBC comedy’s eighth season is currently scheduled to start production the day before the 2020 election. When the cast and crew finally return to the set after a longer than expected hiatus, it will be in a culture that thinks very differently about how police are portrayed on television.“I know the writers have had their hands full navigating all of the large events that have been happening,” he says, confirming what co-star Terry Crews revealed back in June about creator Dan Goor’s decision to scrap four episodes that had already been written following the police killing of George Floyd. “They threw all those scripts out the window and now they’re onto something else,” the actor, who portrays Officer Charles Boyle on the show, adds. “So I’m glad that the show is being current and very aware of the climate that we’re doing these shows in.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Trumpy Cable Network Is Now Selling Emojis to QAnon Cultists
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily BeastPro-Trump cable network One America News is selling QAnon emojis on its YouTube channel, cashing in on the conspiracy movement that the FBI considers a potential source of domestic terrorrism.OAN viewers who pay $4.95 a month to become “members” of the OAN channel on YouTube can use customized QAnon emojis in OAN’s comment sections, in an apparent attempt to win over QAnon believers.OAN’s sale of the right to use custom QAnon emojis in its comment stream is yet another illustration of how deep QAnon has become integrated into conservative media and, relatedly, the Republican Party, which now has two Senate candidates and several House nominees endorsing the conspiracy theory.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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SCOTUS Hearing Could Put Kamala Center Stage in 2020 Brawl
GettyThe last confirmation hearings for a Supreme Court nominee were a launching pad for Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign. Two years later, the looming confirmation battle for the nation’s highest court could help propel her into the White House.In a year when the word “unprecedented” has been rendered basically meaningless, the California senator’s dual role as both a vice presidential nominee and one of the most prominent members of the Senate Judiciary Committee is a historical first. Progressives are hoping that Harris’ aggressive cross-examination of Brett Kavanaugh during the explosive 2018 hearings investigating allegations of sexual misconduct are a preview of a similar performance in the coming weeks as the panel considers President Donald Trump’s potential third justice on the Supreme Court—this time, under an even brighter spotlight.“There’s really only two political events that capture the attention of the whole country: Supreme Court hearings, and presidential and vice presidential debates,” said Teddy Goff, co-founder and partner at Precision Strategies and former chief digital strategist for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. Goff told The Daily Beast that “no one’s better in these kinds of settings” than Harris.Read more at The Daily Beast.
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It’s Time to Stop Worrying and Love ‘The Masked Singer’
Michael Becker/FoxFriends, this is the week your life could change forever. You could open a new door, turn over a new leaf, start a new chapter and all that—and in doing so, give yourself the greatest gift possible in these dark times. This week, I am imploring you all to watch The Masked Singer. Fox’s singing showdown doesn’t need too much evangelism; it does good ratings and is widely known as that weirdo show with a distinctly cursed aura. For the uninitiated: The show finds various celebrities donning extravagant costumes and belting out ballads before a panel of judges who try to guess who they are. (In a joke that never gets old, the judges tend to guess people who wouldn’t be caught dead on the program.) For those of you who haven’t sampled the strange delights The Masked Singer has to offer, I’m going to take one more stab at luring you over.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Where Running Over Protesters Could Become Legal
Joe Raedle/GettyAfter a summer that saw dozens of horrific car attacks on Black Lives Matter demonstrators across America, activists and attorneys are warning that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to legalize them, and turn Florida into a model of vigilante anti-protester violence for other states to follow.DeSantis’ effort follows in the tracks of an earlier one. In 2017, several states proposed—but did not pass—indemnities for drivers who ran down protesters. They did so shortly before the most infamous such episode: the August 2017 murder of antiracist protester Heather Heyer at Charlottesville’s Unite The Right Rally.Now, should other Republican governors or state legislatures follow DeSantis’ lead, much of the groundwork will already be in place.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Contrast couldn't be greater between Trump and Xi at the UN, but Chinese leader is the true authoritarian
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Let's Channel Supreme Court Rage into Crushing These Bastards
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast / Photos GettyA thrice married adulterer who lost the popular vote is now going to fill his third Supreme Court seat. Few presidents have embraced raw sexism and misogyny with the same zeal as one Donald J. Trump. You’ll remember Donald J. Trump as the guy with at least 22 sexual assault allegations; the one who was caught on tape saying that he was so famous he could grab women “by the pussy.” And in his 1997 “book” The Art of the Comeback, Trump “writes”: “If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller.”It unfolded like a horror movie. On Friday afternoon beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg slipped this mortal coil. She was arguably the most famous Supreme Court justice of our time. Few women go from mortal to meme in their lifetimes, but RBG did exactly that. She was during her life the subject of numerous movies and books. But RBG was more than that to many of us. RBG was born during a time when women were treated like oversized children. RBG was, according to The New York Times, “the Thurgood Marshall of the women’s rights movement.” My mother, feminist Erica Jong, thought of RBG as a GOD. She was a feminist before feminism was a thing. Her life’s work was to stop discrimination “on the basis of sex.”Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Company Fined for Indoor Trump Rally Cashes in on COVID-19
Brendan Smialowski/GettyThe Nevada company fined for hosting a huge indoor Trump rally in defiance of state emergency COVID-19 guidelines is now seeking to cash in on the pandemic by selling decontamination stations.Along with inviting the Trump campaign to use one of its warehouses for a rally 100 times larger than the current Nevada limit of 50 people for public gatherings, Xtreme Manufacturing has been producing and marketing a walk-through enclosure that delivers a decontaminating mist.“The Xtreme Opti-Clean Cube will help reduce cross-contamination risks and alleviate the spread of viruses for those entering any building, construction site or public venue,” says a video posted by the very company that put more than 5,600 people at risk.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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Watch Trump and Comey’s Tense Loyalty Dinner From ‘The Comey Rule’
ShowtimeWithout question the most anticipated sequence in The Comey Rule, filmmaker Billy Ray’s two-part miniseries chronicling former FBI Director James Comey’s bizarre encounters with—and eventual firing by—President Donald Trump, is the loyalty dinner.On Jan. 27, 2017, a week after his inauguration, Trump is said to have requested a private dinner at the White House with Comey, who as FBI director was in the process of formally investigating ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.According to Comey—who claims to have taken contemporaneous notes of the clandestine tête-à-tête—and a number of his associates at the bureau, during the course of their meal, Trump repeatedly asked Comey to pledge his loyalty to him. Each time, Comey told Trump he would pledge to be honest. When Trump requested that Comey promise “honest loyalty,” he ultimately obliged.Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast here
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The White House Begs Governors to Help Sell a COVID-19 Vaccine
Illustration by The Daily BeastOver the last several weeks, President Donald Trump has approached the White House press podium with one resounding message: The coronavirus vaccine is just around the corner and it will soon make its way to Americans across the country.But behind closed doors Trump’s closest advisers, including those officials working on the White House coronavirus task force, are increasingly concerned about public confidence in the vaccine process. Now, White House officials are leaning on the nation’s governors to help promote the vaccine’s safety and efficacy.On a private call with governors Monday, Vice President Mike Pence and other top coronavirus task force officials—including Dr. Anthony Fauci and Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield—aired their fears about the declining public support for taking a COVID-19 vaccine once it becomes available. And they explicitly asked governors to ignore the politics of the impending election when discussing COVID-19 vaccines, even as Trump himself does not. Read more at The Daily Beast.
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Dozens of students were inappropriately admitted to California universities, state auditor says
The University of California improperly admitted dozens of students based on their personal or family connections to donors and university staff, the state auditor announced Tuesday.
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Tasmania finds another 200 pilot whales that may all be dead in mass stranding
Rescue teams in Tasmania were already frantically working this week to save about 270 pilot whales stranded in a harbor. Up to a third of the animals were believed to be already dead, with the clock ticking to save those still alive.
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House passes bill banning race-based hairstyle discrimination
The House on Monday passed a bill that would ban discrimination that stems from race-based hairstyles. The legislation, called the CROWN Act, would apply in part to situations in employment, housing and federally funded programs. Rep. Ilhan Omar celebrated the bill’s passage in a Monday tweet. “For far too long, Black women have been penalized...
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Economists Say Joe Biden's Tax Plans Don't Add Up
A leading tax think tank totted up the numbers in March, and estimated that Biden would increase taxes overall by between $3 trillion and $5 trillion over the next decade if he were to get into power.
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Tessa Majors murder suspect confessed to jailed father on recorded line: report
The 15-year-old charged with fatally stabbing Barnard student Tessa Majors during a park mugging was caught on a wiretap confessing to his jailed dad, sources say.
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