Mark Ridley-Thomas indictment stuns L.A. political world

Date: 2021-10-14T03:47:28+00:00

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U.S. unemployment claims fall to new pandemic low, showing layoffs may be declining

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell last week to a new low point since the pandemic erupted, evidence that layoffs are declining as companies hold onto workers.

Unemployment claims dropped 6,000 to 290,000 last week, the third straight drop, the Labor Department said Thursday. That’s the fewest people to apply for benefits since March 14, 2020, when the pandemic intensified. Applications for jobless aid, which generally track the pace of layoffs, have fallen steadily from about 900,000 in January.

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Dodgers on brink of elimination after loss to Braves in Game 4 of NLCS

The Los Angeles Dodgers were asking the world of Julio Urías when he took the mound for the fourth time in 12 days.

Although Urías was the only 20-game winner in baseball this season, Los Angeles had used him in three roles in the past week alone. Urías and the Dodgers all claimed it was nothing he couldn't handle, but the left-hander was out of rhythm and away from his normal between-starts preparation when he took on the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 of the NL Championship Series.

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Can new coronavirus variants keep emerging?

Can new variants of the coronavirus keep emerging?

Yes, as long as the virus that caused the pandemic keeps infecting people. But that doesn’t mean new variants will keep emerging as regularly, or that they’ll be more dangerous.

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