As Democrats signal a doable subpoena, President Trump lashes out at them and the whistleblower.


Trump’s Days of Rage

President Trump’s anger more than Residence Democrats’ accelerating impeachment inquiry has been percolating behind closed doors for a week, but on Wednesday that rage was on complete public show as his guest, the president of Finland, looked on. Trump created quite a few false claims, ducked inquiries, attacked the media as “corrupt” and mentioned, “I do not care,” when asked if a whistleblower’s anonymity really should be protected.

Meanwhile, Residence Democrats mentioned they would situation a subpoena to the White Residence on Friday if the Trump administration did not voluntarily turn more than records associated to a July 25 telephone contact with Ukraine’s president.

In several strategies, the whistleblower complaint that helped launch the impeachment inquiry is the starkest instance but of how Trump has not prevailed in bending the complete federal bureaucracy to his whims and demands.

Additional Politics

— Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden mentioned, “I’m not going anyplace,” as he laid out his most forceful response but to Trump’s unsubstantiated attacks.

— Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign mentioned he is recovering from an emergency heart process to treat a blocked artery and has canceled his events “until additional notice.”

James F. McDonnell, a Trump appointee who more than the final two years downsized the Division of Homeland Security’s efforts to avert terrorism involving weapons of mass destruction, has agreed to resign.

Spikes, electric fences and alligators: Here’s what Trump reportedly recommended at the border. The president has denied it.

An Finish to a Vicious Cycle?

For several, it is a cycle that is really hard to escape: They’re cited for a minor offense, fail to spend the fine and then finish up with a bench warrant for their arrest. Additional fines and warrants ensue. It is specifically problematic for persons who are homeless. That is why Los Angeles officials will void practically two million minor citations and warrants — a move that they say will save the courts dollars. Homeless advocates are praising the selection, but some argue it does not go far adequate.

1 Word: Microplastics

They’re everywhere and seemingly come from everywhere: microplastics. But according to a new study, automobile tires may perhaps be the biggest contributor of the tiny particles in California’s coastal waters. That is not the only discovering from the researchers who looked at this type of pollution that eventually becomes component of the meals and water we consume.

The Dionaissance

Celine Dion has returned to touring for the very first time soon after the death of her husband in 2016 and the conclusion of her extended Las Vegas residency in June. Beginning in her native province of Quebec, the Courage tour is just 1 component of her rebirth — or the Dionaissance, as it is been known as. “Life is quick,” she says. “Can we just have a very good time?”

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On this day in 1995, O.J. Simpson was acquitted of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and Ron Goldman, capping a wrenching trial that riveted the nation. The Occasions reported at the time:“Simpson let out a extended, shuddering sigh when Superior Court Judge Lance A. Ito’s clerk pronounced the verdicts. Lead defense lawyer Johnnie L. Cochran Jr. clapped him on the back and pumped his hand in the air. And his longtime pal Robert Kardashian pulled him close for a hug, wiping away tears. Meanwhile, prosecutors sat stunned.”

L.A. Occasions employees photographer Myung J. Chun, who captured Simpson’s reaction to the verdicts, later wrote that his pictures “were the outcome of months of really hard operate, fantastic organizing and a healthier dose of luck.”

Oct. 3, 1995: Attorney Johnnie Cochran Jr., right, clutches his client O.J. Simpson as a not guilty verdict is read. At left is F. Lee Bailey, and second from left is Robert Kardashian.

Oct. three, 1995: Lawyer Johnnie Cochran Jr., proper, clutches his client O.J. Simpson as a not guilty verdict is study. At left is F. Lee Bailey, and second from left is Robert Kardashian.

(Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Occasions)


— Gov. Gavin Newsom signed new guidelines for utility energy shutoffs, as California grapples with far more frequent planned outages for the duration of wildfire situations.

— The University of California is deciding regardless of whether drop the SAT and ACT as an admissions requirement. If it does, what would replace them?

— Democratic donor Ed Buck has been indicted on federal charges in connection with a second overdose death at his West Hollywood house, according to court records.

— California has far more water in its reservoirs than this time final year, thanks to that marathon wet winter.


Plácido Domingo is resigning as director of the L.A. Opera as it investigates sexual harassment accusations against him. Critic Mark Swed weighed in on his legacy.

— When he dedicates 12 new soundstages at his namesake studios in Atlanta, Tyler Perry will generate a milestone for black Hollywood and bring significant firepower to Georgia’s blossoming film business. Then there are these individual demons he hopes to vanquish.

— The R-rated version of Eddie Murphy is back in “Dolemite Is My Name.” Critic Kenneth Turan calls the film “rowdy, raunchy, inescapably funny.”

Jessye Norman, who died Monday at 74, was far far more than a fantastic voice, Swed writes.


— British Prime Minister Boris Johnson proposed a final-minute Brexit deal to the EU, calling it a realistic compromise. The strategy was conciliatory on the thorny situation of the Irish border, but it is nonetheless probably to face skepticism in Brussels.

— Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s extended-awaited pre-indictment hearing started Wednesday, underscoring the legal and political confusion dogging the nation. Immediately after an additional inconclusive election, he’s attempting to create a unity government, but his rivals refuse since of his corruption charges.

— By his personal count, Washington state Atty. Gen. Bob Ferguson hasn’t lost a case against Trump but.

— A Globe War II-era B-17 bomber crashed and burned in an aborted takeoff try from the Hartford, Conn., airport Wednesday, killing an undetermined quantity of the 13 persons aboard.


Mercury Insurance coverage is ending its two-decade battle with California more than additional costs charged to consumers, agreeing to spend the state far more than $41 million.

Vice Media is shopping for Refinery29 in a mainly stock deal that values the on line publishers at a combined $four billion and unites two of the largest names from the early years of new media, persons familiar with the matter told the Economic Occasions.

Huge Tech may perhaps have promised below stress to slash emissions, but it positive is not cutting its developing organization ties to Huge Oil.


— The Dodgers will take on the Nationals in the division series, with Walker Buehler beginning Game 1 tonight. Columnist Bill Plaschke says the excitement of an additional Dodgers’ postseason is tempered by the worry of an additional failure.

— The new camera capturing runners on the blocks at the track and field planet championships is finding a tiny as well up close and individual.

— Even Daniel Hudson is not pretty positive how he went from the Dodgers’ and Angels’ castoff to the Nationals’ closer.


— Do William Barr, Mike Pompeo and Rudy Giuliani share a death want? The summary of the transcript of Trump’s telephone contact with his Ukrainian counterpart ought to cease his henchmen from equivocating and bloviating, but nope, writes Virginia Heffernan.

— His wellness and age aside, Sen. Bernie Sanders nonetheless represents a new generation of voters, writes Brian Boyle.


— Prosecutors are searching into the “money trail” involving U.S. Swimming, its in-home insurance coverage corporation and its affiliated foundation — like allegations that the organization stifled athletes’ sexual-abuse claims. (Wall Street Journal)

— What is the toll of #MeToo? These who have come forward have paid for it and been punished, even as they’ve bet on shaping a far more equal future. (The Reduce)

Alexis Ohanian — cofounder of Reddit, husband to Serena Williams and father to their daughter — talks about why he has turn out to be an advocate for mandatory paid household leave. (Harvard Company Evaluation)


Command central for every thing Tom of Finland lies in a 1911 Echo Park Craftsman that the late artist known as house. Nevertheless owned by his lover, organization companion and muse Durk Dehner, it consists of the biggest collection of Tom’s influential homoerotic art. “I created a pact with Tom just before he passed that I would do every thing inside my capacity to hold him out in the well-liked culture,” says Dehner. Now, the house — with its higher-beamed ceilings, stately wainscoting and, yes, dungeon — is open to the public for tea salons, nude life drawing sessions and screenings.

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