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LA Times National News
Jul 24, 2021

Fauci: 'There's no way' the coronavirus was made with U.S. research funds. Here's why
Sen. Rand Paul accused Dr. Anthony Fauci of funding research in China that created the coronavirus. Fauci says that's a lie and explains why.



LA Times National News
Jul 23, 2021

Photos: Tokyo Olympics officially starts with a made-for-TV opening ceremony
A look at some of the biggest moments from the Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony from Times photographers Robert Gauthier and Wally Skalij.



LA Times National News
Jul 23, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: Diverse faces are representing Japan. Does it reflect real change?
Can diverse athletes representing Japan push the society toward acceptance and inclusion?



LA Times National News
Jul 23, 2021

Oregon communities struggle to control the Bootleg fire, now the largest in the U.S.
Rural Oregon communities accustomed to big blazes have been taken aback by the unpredictability of the Bootleg fire, now the largest in the U.S.



LA Times National News
Jul 23, 2021

Oregon communities struggle to control the Bootleg fire, the largest blaze in the U.S.
Rural Oregon communities accustomed to big blazes have been taken aback by the unpredictability of the Bootleg fire, currently the largest in the U.S.



LA Times National News
Jul 23, 2021

Oregon communities struggle to hold off the Bootleg fire, the largest blaze in the U.S.
Rural Oregon communities accustomed to big blazes have been taken aback by the unpredictability of the Bootleg fire, currently the largest in the U.S.



LA Times National News
Jul 23, 2021

Trump ally Thomas Barrack released on $250-million bail
Thomas Barrack, also a prominent L.A. investor, awaits trial on charges of obstruction of justice and acting as an agent of the United Arab Emirates.



LA Times National News
Jul 23, 2021

Trump ally Thomas J. Barrack Jr. released on $250-million bail
Thomas J. Barrack Jr., also a prominent L.A. investor, awaits trial on charges of obstruction of justice and acting as an agent of the United Arab Emirates.



LA Times National News
Jul 23, 2021

Lebanon's people line up in 'queues of humiliation' as their country unravels
Shortages of basic goods have hit Lebanon as its leaders do little to resolve a long-running currency crisis that has sparked despair and desperation.



LA Times National News
Jul 22, 2021

Misinformation is killing people. Here's the truth about COVID vaccines
Misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is costing people their lives. We separate the myths from the reality.



LA Times National News
Jul 22, 2021

Biden hits Cuba with more sanctions over its crackdown on protesters
The Biden administration announced a new round of sanctions against the Cuban government for its violent crackdown on demonstrators.



LA Times National News
Jul 22, 2021

Tokyo Olympics teeter on the edge of being both a psychological and political drama
A Tokyo Games mired in controversy could cast the Olympic movement into a void that could have consequences that reach all the way to Los Angeles.



LA Times National News
Jul 22, 2021

Tokyo Olympics teeters on the edge of being both a psychological and political drama
A Tokyo Games mired in controversy could cast the Olympic movement into a void that could have consequences that reach all the way to Los Angeles.



LA Times National News
Jul 21, 2021

U.S. details plans to evacuate some Afghan translators who worked with American troops
The U.S. will move thousands of interpreters from Afghanistan, but it faces criticism for its lack of plans for other Afghans in danger from the Taliban.



LA Times National News
Jul 21, 2021

Biden makes prime-time pitch for infrastructure, but Ohioans press on voting rights and more
President Biden went to Cincinnati to promote his infrastructure plans at a union hall and a CNN town hall, amid bipartisan talks at the Capitol.



LA Times National News
Jul 21, 2021

More than a laugh: Kamala Harris' is a sound check for a divided country
To gauge how some people view Kamala Harris, the first woman and woman of color to be vice president, look at how they respond to her laugh.



LA Times National News
Jul 21, 2021

GOP blocks infrastructure bill for now, but Democrats are likely to try again next week
Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer forces a vote to speed up infrastructure negotiations. Republicans want to hold off until Monday.



LA Times National News
Jul 21, 2021

Summer of disaster: Extreme weather wreaks havoc worldwide as climate change bears down
Climate change is making the world more prone to floods like those in China and Europe and to heat waves and fires like those in the U.S. and Russia.



LA Times National News
Jul 21, 2021

U.S. life expectancy fell by 1.5 years in 2020, largest drop since World War II
U.S. life expectancy fell by a year and a half in 2020, the largest one-year decline since World War II, according to new report from the CDC.



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

The largest wildfire in the U.S. advances toward Oregon mountain towns
The threat of thunderstorms and lightning prompts Oregon officials to ask for firefighters from outside the region to prepare for additional blazes.



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

Tom Barrack, L.A. billionaire and Trump ally, charged with acting as agent of UAE
Chair of Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is arrested in California on charges that he and others conspired to influence U.S. foreign policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates.



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

Tom Barrack, L.A. investor and Trump ally, charged with acting as agent of UAE
Chair of Trump's 2017 inaugural committee is jailed on charges that he conspired to influence U.S. policy to benefit the United Arab Emirates.



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

Jeff Bezos launches new era of space travel with Blue Origin ride
Following Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson to the edge of space, Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos ushered in the era of lower-cost commercial spaceflight -- or so many scientists and would-be astro-tourists hope.



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

Jeff Bezos returns to Earth after suborbital space trip on Blue Origin's New Shepard
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos achieves his dream of flying to the edge of space. His company, Blue Origin, says it's now open for space tourism.



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

For Japan's Gen Z, anxiety-ridden pandemic Olympics mar a 'once-in-a-lifetime' moment
The Tokyo Olympics are not inspiring Japan's fatalistic Gen Z. The young are coping with COVID-19, empty stadiums and economic stagnation



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

After an assassination, Miami's Haitian community wonders: Who can fix this mess?
As another chapter in the saga that is Haiti comes to a close with the scheduled funeral Friday of the slain president, Haitians ponder who can fix their beleaguered country.



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

Same hospitals but worse outcomes for Black patients than white ones
A new report has found that Black patients are more likely to suffer illnesses or injuries tied to surgical procedures than white patients, even when they go to the same hospitals.



LA Times National News
Jul 20, 2021

Same hospitals, same surgeries, but worse outcomes for Black patients than white ones
A new report has found that Black patients are more likely to suffer illnesses or injuries tied to surgical procedures than white patients, even when they go to the same hospitals.



LA Times National News
Jul 19, 2021

Prince Harry promises to tell the 'wholly truthful' story of his life in new memoir
Royal rebel Prince Harry is working on a memoir, due in 2022, about life in the public eye and his growth inside and outside of palace walls.



LA Times National News
Jul 19, 2021

Justice Department releases formal policy restricting its access to reporters' records
Justice has issued a policy restricting its access to reporters' records after disclosures involving Trump subpoenas of journalists' phone, email accounts.



LA Times National News
Jul 18, 2021

'I definitely want to stay': Afghan women grapple with prospect of life under the Taliban again
As the U.S. hastens to exit Afghanistan by Aug. 31, women fear a potential return to power by the Taliban and its harsh view of their role in society.



LA Times National News
Jul 18, 2021

Instead of braving the river, these endangered salmon take the highway
Idaho biologists are trucking Snake River sockeye upriver this summer, trying to save them from record-breaking Northwest heat.



LA Times National News
Jul 18, 2021

Haitian president's assassination exposes shady world of Colombian mercenaries
Ex-soldiers from Colombia have been implicated in the assassination of the Haitian president.



LA Times National News
Jul 18, 2021

Haiti president's assassination exposes shady world of Colombian mercenaries
Ex-soldiers from Colombia have been implicated in the assassination of the Haitian president.



LA Times National News
Jul 17, 2021

Losing Rosario: A mother sent her daughter across the border. Before they could reunite, one died
Texas' Brooks County and the Rio Grande Valley to the south have been popular smuggling routes for decades. Six months into 2021, deaths in the county had already reached 55, up from a total of 34 last year.



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

'They're killing people': Biden blames social media for COVID vaccine misinformation
The Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy in red states stall progress in President Biden's battle against COVID-19 and threaten the economy's revival.



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

'They're killing people': Biden blames social media for COVID-19 vaccine misinformation
The Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy in red states stall progress in President Biden's battle against COVID-19 and threaten the economy's revival.



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

Olivia Rodrigo collaborates with Dr. Fauci for a 'Mean Tweets'-inspired vaccine PSA
Olivia Rodrigo, Gen Z poster child, visited the White House to deliver a message to fellow young Americans about COVID-19 vaccines. Let the PSAs flow.



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

Vaccine 'obstinance' is fueling Delta variant's spread across America
The Delta variant of the coronavirus has taken on a decidedly American feel, mainly targeting those who just won't get vaccinated.



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

Podcast: El Salvador wants to be a bitcoin paradise
El Salvador is the first country to make a cryptocurrency legal tender. Some locals like it. To others, it's "the devil's money."



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

Police officers treat Black and white men differently. You can hear it in their tone of voice
Scientists who listened to police officers speaking to motorists they've pulled over heard differences in the tone of voice used with Black and white drivers.



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

Next stop, a town at risk of disappearing. Please, watch your bones
The villages along this Korean bus route are small, and getting smaller. Goesan-gun stands out as one of the most at risk of fading out of existence, with an aging population and few young people to replace them.



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

The current drought is worldwide. Here's how different places are fighting it
Stricken by drought, countries on nearly every continent are struggling with the same question: How do we save water?



LA Times National News
Jul 16, 2021

Heffernan: Donald Trump just won't go away
Michael Wolff delivers the dark-arts inside story of the end of Donald Trump's wrecking ball presidency. Or is it?



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

ICE may finally get a Senate-confirmed director after over four years without one
Senators grilled Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, President Biden's nominee to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at his confirmation hearing.



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

ICE may finally get Senate-confirmed director after more than four years without one
Senators probed Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, President Biden's nominee to lead U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, at his confirmation hearing.



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

Column: He called out Trump's election lie. Fellow Republicans pushed to fire him
For Jason Roe, a veteran California strategist, truth-telling ends his brief leadership of Michigan GOP.



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

Column: He called out Trump's election lie. That made him toxic to fellow Republicans
For Jason Roe, a veteran California strategist, truth-telling ends his brief leadership of Michigan GOP.



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

Biden and Merkel reaffirm U.S.-German cooperation as her time on Europe's center stage wanes
President Biden's White House welcome to German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflects her close alliance with U.S. leaders — besides Biden's predecessor.



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

Biden meets with Germany's Merkel as her long dominance on Europe's stage draws to an end
President Biden's White House welcome to German Chancellor Angela Merkel reflects her close alliance with U.S. leaders — besides Biden's predecessor.



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

Litman: Biden's DOJ just went AWOL on an issue crucial to core American values
Apparently, the Justice Department has no opinion on whether due process applies to the Guantanamo detainees.



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

California's immigrant crackdown propelled Latinos to Washington. After Trump, could it happen again?
Proposition 187 propelled California Latinos to Washington, D.C. After Trump, could it happen again?



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

News analysis: U.S. expands fight against Central American corruption. Will it stem immigration?
The Biden administration is expanding its offensive against corruption and other causes of immigration from Central America.



LA Times National News
Jul 15, 2021

The Olympics are coming. COVID infections are rising. Was Japan's strategy the right one?
With a week to go until the Tokyo Olympics, COVID-19 cases are once again on the rise in Japan. What went wrong with the once-celebrated "Japan model"?



LA Times National News
Jul 14, 2021

Outside Britney Spears' hearing, Rep. Matt Gaetz slams Jamie Spears as 'a grifter'
Continuing a conservatorship-reform push he began in March, embattled U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) spoke at a #FreeBritney protest in downtown L.A.



LA Times National News
Jul 13, 2021

Texas governor threatens to arrest Democrats who blocked voting law by fleeing state
Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has threatened to arrest Democratic lawmakers who blocked voting rights legislation by fleeing the state.



LA Times National News
Jul 13, 2021

With Trump appointees, Supreme Court delivers 9th Circuit another year of reversals
The Supreme Court overturned 15 of the 16 decisions by the liberal U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California that it reviewed this session.



LA Times National News
Jul 13, 2021

With Trump Supreme Court appointees, 9th Circuit suffers another year of reversals
The Supreme Court overturned 15 of the 16 decisions by the liberal U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in California that it reviewed this session.



LA Times National News
Jul 13, 2021

Trying to figure out Sen. Joe Manchin? A Sandy Hook gun bill offers clues
The failed push to expand federal background checks for gun purchases is key to understanding the mind of Joe Manchin, one of the most influential members of the Senate.



LA Times National News
Jul 13, 2021

Why a 2013 gun bill is key to understanding Joe Manchin III, today's most powerful senator
The failed push to expand federal background checks for gun purchases is key to understanding the mind-set of Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.), one of the most influential members of the Senate.



LA Times National News
Jul 12, 2021

Biden says U.S. stands with Cuban protesters, but officials deflect policy criticism
Biden pledges to stand with Cuban protesters and calls on Havana to refrain from a violent crackdown. But U.S. officials deflect criticism for lag in policy changes.



LA Times National News
Jul 12, 2021

Prince William is 'sickened' by racism yet backed royal family after Meghan interview
Prince William spoke out against racist abuse that Team England players endured after the Euro Championship final, but Twitter users aren't buying it.



LA Times National News
Jul 12, 2021

Edwin Edwards, flamboyant ex-Louisiana governor who knew power and prison, dies
Edwards dominated state politics for decades before being convicted for taking payoffs



LA Times National News
Jul 12, 2021

Are COVID-19 symptoms different if I'm infected with the Delta variant?
If the Delta variant catches you, will your COVID-19 symptoms be different than for people infected with earlier strains of the coronavirus?



LA Times National News
Jul 12, 2021

Podcast: Daniel Ortega's Nicaragua revolutions
Critics say Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega is turning into the type of authoritarian leader that he once helped to topple.



LA Times National News
Jul 12, 2021

Two found guilty of sedition in Jordan over alleged plot involving former crown prince
A former top confidant of Jordan's King Abdullah II and a relative of the monarch are found guilty of sedition and incitement in a high-profile trial.



LA Times National News
Jul 11, 2021

'Unrecognizable.' Lake Mead, a lifeline for water in Los Angeles and the West, tips toward crisis
Lake Mead is at the lowest water levels in its 85-year history. Federal officials who manage the lake expect to soon declare a water shortage.



LA Times National News
Jul 11, 2021

Trump's still waging a war on truth — and it's still bad for democracy
Former President Trump still insists that Joe Biden stole the election. His loyalists agree — and others in the GOP are too cowardly to object.



LA Times National News
Jul 10, 2021

Who killed Haiti's president? Plot thickens as Moise's guards come under scrutiny
Three days after Haiti President Jovenel Moise was killed, it's still unclear who ordered it and who did it. His security team is scrutinized.



LA Times National News
Jul 09, 2021

Vaccines are terrific, but where are the COVID-19 treatments?
It may seem like biotech companies are focused solely on developing vaccines for COVID-19, but some are hard at work on drugs that could treat those who become sick.



LA Times National News
Jul 08, 2021

Do Biden administration assurances on Afghanistan reflect the reality on the ground?
U.S. defense of its Afghanistan pullout is based on a conviction that education and development gains are irreversible. But reality is very different.



LA Times National News
Jul 08, 2021

As Taliban advances, Biden says U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan is ahead of schedule
President Biden says 'speed is safety' as U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan and he defends his decision to end America's longest war.



LA Times National News
Jul 08, 2021

As Taliban gains, Biden defends U.S. exit from Afghanistan, says it's ahead of schedule
President Biden says 'speed is safety' as U.S. troops withdraw from Afghanistan and he defends his decision to end America's longest war.



LA Times National News
Jul 08, 2021

Kamala Harris says Democrats will spend more to register voters as GOP states limit voting
The vice president spoke at Howard University, her alma mater, about efforts to expand voting as Republicans press for limits in GOP-led states.



LA Times National News
Jul 08, 2021

How your DNA might make you more susceptible to COVID-19
Scientists have found 13 places in the human genome that may influence our susceptibility to a coronavirus infection or risk of severe COVID-19.



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

After the assassination of Haiti's president, it's unclear who will lead the country
Controversial Haitian President Jovenel Moise was killed early Wednesday by unknown assailants. Who will take control of the country now?



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

Haiti's years of political struggle coincided with other calamities
The assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moise is the Caribbean nation's latest tumultuous chapter.



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

Rodrigo Garcia's memoir wrestles with the death of his father, novelist Gabriel García Márquez
In 'A Farewell to Gabo and Mercedes,' filmmaker Rodrigo Garcia writes about losing both parents — and the one event his renowned father couldn't record: his own death.



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

What did the U.S. leave behind at Bagram Airfield
U.S. left the airfield near Kabul by slipping away at night without telling new commander, Afghan military officials say. Looters ransacked the barracks.



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

What did the U.S. leave behind at Bagram Airfield?
U.S. left the airfield near Kabul by slipping away at night without telling new commander, Afghan military officials say. Looters ransacked the barracks.



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

Column: Biden knows Afghanistan will get uglier. No wonder he'd rather not talk about it
Biden is understandably unhappy about holding the bag left him by three predecessors. Fairly or not, he'll be judged on how badly Afghanistan turns out.



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

How the Copa America soccer tournament in Brazil is spreading COVID-19
Brazil ignored the warnings and agreed to host the Copa America soccer tournament after the original hosts bowed out. At least 165 new cases have been directly linked to the event.



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

Secret haircuts, an empty stadium, new COVID-19 cases and South America's biggest soccer tournament
Brazil ignored the warnings and agreed to host the Copa America soccer tournament after the original hosts bowed out. At least 165 new cases have been directly linked to the event.



LA Times National News
Jul 07, 2021

'The American Lafayette of Iran': How a young Nebraskan became an Iranian hero
For all the current hostility between Washington and Tehran, an American who journeyed to Iran more than a century ago remains an unlikely icon there.



LA Times National News
Jul 06, 2021

Britain as 'petri dish'? Plan to scrap COVID-19 restrictions stirs fears
Britain's plan to end COVID restrictions heightens concerns about a next surge. But because of the nation's high vaccination rate, scientists say it is a unique test case.



LA Times National News
Jul 06, 2021

Biden urges getting shots as coronavirus variant spreads: 'It's a patriotic thing to do'
President Biden announces new steps to inoculate more Americans as the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads.



LA Times National News
Jul 06, 2021

Biden presses COVID-19 vaccination campaign as Delta coronavirus variant spreads
President Biden on Tuesday will announce new steps to inoculate more Americans as the more contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus spreads.



LA Times National News
Jul 06, 2021

Commentary: 'The Blue Boy' is returning to London. Why experts fear the trip presents a grave risk to a masterpiece
Huntington Art Museum officials are overruling their own conservation experts' advice by lending the fragile painting to Britain's National Gallery.



LA Times National News
Jul 06, 2021

What the Delta variant means for unvaccinated kids
With kids under 12 still ineligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, how worried should parents be about the Delta variant?



LA Times National News
Jul 05, 2021

Ammon Bundy seizes on housing shortage in new bid to take public lands in Idaho
Ammon Bundy built his name on confronting government. Now he wants to be Idaho's governor, pledging to protect conservative values by turning federal land into private development.



LA Times National News
Jul 04, 2021

Musicians faced death under Taliban rule. They may be silenced once more
An Afghan tradition was all but stamped out by religious extremists who — hearing sin instead of song — outlawed music and threatened with death its practitioners.



LA Times National News
Jul 04, 2021

Even in the U.S. he couldn't escape the label 'untouchable'
Prem Pariyar fled Nepal only to encounter caste discrimination in the U.S. A survey shows Dalits have faced assaults and discrimination at universities, tech firms and more.



LA Times National News
Jul 03, 2021

'A limbo that's a living nightmare': One family's wait for the missing of a collapsed Florida condo
A week after the condo collapsed, 24 bodies have been recovered. Pablo Rodriguez's mother and his grandmother are still missing.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2021

Biden administration working to allow deported veterans back into U.S.
Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs will begin a policy review to bring back deported noncitizen veterans and immediate family members.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2021

News Analysis: Supreme Court under Roberts moved right on religion and voting this year
Chief Justice Roberts is often a consensus builder, but a conservative champion on civil rights, voting and religion.



LA Times National News
Jul 02, 2021

How effective are COVID-19 vaccines against the Delta variant?
Lab tests and real-world experience offer reassuring evidence that COVID-19 vaccines offer a high level of protection against the Delta variant.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2021

Delta variant causes new lockdowns and coronavirus restrictions across the globe
The Delta variant, spreading rapidly throughout the world, is forcing new coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions as countries grapple with surges.



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2021

Secretary of State Blinken gets warm welcome in Europe, but did he get agreement on China?
Biden and Blinken toured Europe to restore alliances damaged by Trump, but did they make progress on a united front against China?



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2021

Secretary of State gets warm welcome in Europe, but did he get agreement on China?
Biden and Blinken toured Europe to restore alliances damaged by Trump, but did they make progress on a united front against China?



LA Times National News
Jul 01, 2021

Harry, William honor Princess Diana with statue: 'We wish she were still with us'
In honor of Princess Diana's 60th birthday, princes Harry and William unveiled Thursday a statue depicting their mother nurturing a trio of children.



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