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California’s drought, wildfires threaten endangered frog

The Blue Cut fire continues to burn north of Lytle Creek on Friday in San Bernardino County, Calif. (Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Louis Sahagun | Los Angeles Times

August 20, 2016

A half-century ago, hundreds of streams cascading down the San Gabriel, San Bernardino and San Jacinto mountains in California were packed with fist-size mountain yellow-legged frogs competing for mating rights. Today, fewer than 400 of the endangered frogs are holed up in five hard-to-reach streams,...

Donald Trump’s embattled campaign chairman Paul Manafort resigns

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. (TNS)

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau

August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump's embattled campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, resigned Friday amid increasing questions about his work for a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine. The resignation comes two days after Manafort lost much of his power in a leadership shakeup that included the introduction...

Glow of Clinton’s tenure as top diplomat fades with time

A spirited Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, joins Geneva Reed-Veal, the mother of Sandra Bland, during a campaign rally at the Parkway Ballroom on Chicago's South Side in March. (Chicago Tribune)

By Tracy Wilkinson | Tribune Washington Bureau

August 19, 2016

WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton's service as America's third female secretary of State produced few dramatic diplomatic initiatives but was generally highly regarded by foreign policy experts when she stepped down nearly four years ago. Now the scandal over Clinton's use of a private email server while...

Ryan Lochte apologizes for ‘behavior last weekend’

USA's Ryan Lochte during the qualification round of the 200m medley men in the swimming event in Olympic Swimming Pool on Aug. 10, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Henri Szwarc/Abaca Press/TNS)

By George Richards | The Miami Herald

August 19, 2016

Ryan Lochte said he was sorry for his "behavior over the past weekend" on a statement posted on his Instagram account Friday. Lochte, 32, is being accused by Brazilian police for fabricating a story about being robbed in Rio de Janiero while at the Olympics early Sunday morning. Brazilian police...

Embattled gossip site Gawker will shut down next week

Gawker founder Nick Denton walks out of the courthouse March 18 in St. Petersburg Florida. (Eve Edelheit/Zuma Press)

By Ryan Faughnder and Stephen Battaglio | Los Angeles Times

August 18, 2016

Gawker, the embattled gossip website, is shutting down next week after 14 years in operation, the company said Thursday. The surprise announcement comes just two days after broadcaster Univision Holdings Inc. submitted the winning bid to buy Gawker Media in bankruptcy court for $135 million. A...

Rio police say U.S. swimmer Ryan Lochte lied about gunpoint robbery

U.S. Olympic Swimmer Ryan Lochte is seen during the Swimming Press Conference of team USA at the Main Press Center at Olympic Park Barra prior to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Aug. 3, 2016, in Rio de Janeiro. (Michael Kappeler/DPA/Abaca Press/TNS)

By Nathan Fenno | Los Angeles Times

August 18, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO — Ryan Lochte fabricated a story about a gunpoint robbery earlier this week and was actually involved in a scuffle at a gas station, Brazilian police officials told the Associated Press on Thursday. Meanwhile, Brazilian police told ABC News that there is a tape showing Lochte or one...

Louisiana town was flooded six months ago. Now the water is back, and even higher

The skyline of New Orleans is seen in the distance down the London Avenue Canal. (Chris Adams/McClatchy DC/TNS)

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske | Los Angeles Times

August 18, 2016

FRENCH SETTLEMENT, La. — Floodwater in Dale Aydell's house was waist-deep Wednesday. Aydell, 64, a retired state worker, grew up in this Cajun village settled by his ancestors as a Spanish land grant in 1809. Now his home sits surrounded by a lake. "I can't get in until probably tomorrow," Aydell...

With each day, speculation about Milwaukee shooting video mounts

From center, Kimberly O'Neal, the sister of Sylville Smith, who was shot by the Milwaukee police the day before, stands with supporters during a vigil for her brother Sunday in Milwaukee, Wis. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

By Ashley Luthern | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

August 18, 2016

Four days after a police officer fatally shot an armed man, leading to a violent disturbance in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood, the video captured by the officer's body camera has not yet been released. And there's no indication it will be any time soon. Law enforcement officials' refusal...

Trump shakes up campaign by hiring executive from Breitbart News to top post

President-elect Donald Trump speaks to supporters aboard the USS Iowa battleship in Los Angeles on Sept. 15. (Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

By Noah Bierman | Tribune Washington Bureau

August 18, 2016

In presidential campaigns, late staff shakeups can signal an effort to correct problems perceived by consultants and pollsters. But along with every other political axiom, Donald Trump has turned that one its head. Trump's latest staff reshuffling, his second since June, makes clear that Trump, win...

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