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California police shoot and kill suspect wanted in Central California shooting spree

(Reuters) – Police shot and killed a man wanted in a Central California “shooting spree”, and three law enforcement officers were wounded in the shoot-out at vineyard where he was tracked down on Thursday afternoon, sheriffs officials said. Mason James Lira, 26, whom sheriff’s documents list as a transient, is suspected of shooting and wounding […]

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Coronavirus, California, Michael Flynn: Your Wednesday Briefing

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. The Republican leads in a California House race. Manhattan may face a real-estate reckoning. And there is both good news and worrisome news about the virus. Positive signs, for now President Trump insists that things are looking up with the coronavirus. Anthony Fauci, […]

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Masks to become part of life in California, but rules vary

LOS ANGELES — For Californians venturing outside, donning a mask will be as common as putting on a cap or sunglasses when the state begins gradually easing stay-at-home orders on Friday. But rules about face coverings vary from county to county, and it’s unclear what enforcement might look like. Masks have been ubiquitous at essential […]

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California Gov. Newsom wields executive power amid coronavirus

California no longer has one-party rule in Sacramento. It now has one-man rule. Gov. Gavin Newsom has told everyone who doesn’t have an “essential” job to stay home and protect themselves and others from the coronavirus. If they must venture out, he lectured, stay six feet from anyone. Legislating officially is an essential job, but […]

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Beaches eyed as United States takes steps toward reopening

(Reuters) – Many Americans flocked to beaches on Saturday as one Florida county expanded access and California experienced a heat wave, even as new coronavirus cases hit a record high in the United States the day before and deaths topped 200,000 worldwide. People walk up and down Huntington City Beach during the outbreak of the […]

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Coronavirus sweeps across New York, California fears it could be next

NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, staggering hospitals at the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, as California said it could be facing the next major wave of the disease. In New York City, the densely packed home […]

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Coronavirus live updates: Illinois, California, Florida and New York increase restrictions

People sunbathe on Bondi Beach ahead of its closure in Sydney on Saturday. (Peter Parks/Afp Via Getty Images) AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Australian authorities ordered people off Sydney’s famous Bondi Beach Saturday, after thousands took to the sand in defiance of calls for social distancing and a ban on large gatherings. While the beach remains […]

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Most California coronavirus patients are aged 18-64, new data shows

California officials on Tuesday released age breakdowns of the coronavirus cases so far as the spread of the disease continued. The data showed 91 cases of people 18-64 and 60 cases of people 65 and over. There were only two cases of people younger than 18. There is growing alarm about the toll coronavirus is […]

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Indian Wells tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Indian Wells tennis tournament, the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams and tour finals, was canceled on Sunday, over concerns about the spread of a coronavirus in Southern California. “There is too great a risk, at this time, to the public health of the Riverside County area in holding […]

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California vaping bill targets flavors not covered by Trump’s ban

Days after concerns over youth vaping led the Trump administration to announce a partial ban on many e-cigarette pods, California lawmakers on Monday introduced a much stronger measure to outlaw store sales of all flavored tobacco products. The proposal would go far beyond the federal government’s plan, announced Thursday, for a temporary ban on many […]

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