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BERLIN — Germany’s foreign minister is quarantined after a bodyguard tested positive for the coronavirus.

Heiko Maas’ ministry says an initial test on the minister was negative. The ministry says it is working with local authorities to establish whether other people need to take measures.

Germany has seen a rise in new infections in recent weeks, though its numbers remain well below those in some other European countries. Germany has reported more than 278,000 cases and 9,400 confirmed deaths.



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Earthquake: 3.2 quake strikes near Ridgecrest, Calif.

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday at 7:17 a.m. seven miles from Ridgecrest, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred 27 miles from California City, Calif., 56 miles from Barstow, 62 miles from Tehachapi, Calif., and 62 miles from Rosamond, Calif. In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

The shaker followed an earlier 3.2 quake, at 5:24 a.m., two miles from Rancho Cucamonga, a city about 15 miles northeast of Riverside.

An average of 234 earthquakes with magnitudes of 3.0 to 4.0 occur each year in California and Nevada, according to a recent three-year data sample.


The 7:17 a.m. earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.5 miles...

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Boulder Ramping Up Enforcement Amid COVID-19 Student Outbreaks

Boulder has become Colorado’s epicenter of COVID-19 concerns. The rising number of cases at the University of Colorado Boulder, including spikes at dormitories and multiple Greek houses, prompted administrators to switch from on-campus instruction to remote learning for at least two weeks starting today, September 23. And while the numbers have begun to moderate in recent days, Governor Jared Polis made CU Boulder’s problems a centerpiece of his September 22 press conference about big increases in novel coronavirus transmission since Labor Day.

Against this backdrop, the City of Boulder has made some major moves involving enforcement of safety protocols implemented to combat the disease.

On September 16, officials issued a mandatory self-quarantine order for a duplex at 1125 10th Street t...

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Woodward’s ‘Rage’ sells 600,000 copies in first week

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward’s “Rage” sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication, continuing a yearlong wave of blockbuster books about President Donald Trump.

Simon & Schuster announced Wednesday that Woodward’s book will be going into its fourth printing, with total books in print to be 1.3 million copies. Featuring 18 interviews with President Trump, including one in which he acknowledges in February the potential severity of the coronavirus, “Rage” has topped and other bestseller lists since coming out Sept. 15. Woodward’s previous Trump book, “Fear,” has sold 2 million copies since its 2018 release.

John Bolton’s “The Room Where It Happened” and Mary Trump’s “Too Much and Never Enough,” also Simon & Schuster books, are among other...

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New look, new chance. But now, like other Latino businesses, mercadito hangs in the balance

People have been dropping by Lupita’s corner for years.

¡Hola mija! they often shout as they walk past the front door.

Qué hay de bueno? What’s new?

For 27 years, the little market at West 3rd Street and Lucas Avenue in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood has been far more than just a store.



“It’s a place that feels like home — like it belongs to us,” said Josefina Reynoso, 72.

Luz Arango, right, helps longtime customer Josefina Reynoso at Lupita’s Corner Market.

Luz Arango, right, helps Josefina Reynoso, who was the first customer at Lupita’s 27 years ago.

(Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Before the pandemic struck, sealing off much of the world around us, Lupita’s Corner Market was on the verge of a rare transformation. Lupita Olague, 67, the single mother who opened the mercadito in the 1990s, had passed the ...

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بهترین کتاب ها برای کودکان و بزرگسالان

در صفحه اول کتاب “مردم روی زمین” نوشته شده است: “کتاب دانشگاهی پیشنهاد به کسانی که همه ساکنان زمین را دوست دارند”. همین موضوع انگیزه من برای خواندن آن شد.

این کتاب که نسخه اصلی آن کتاب دانشگاهی در سال 1927 منتشر شده است ، با همکاری انجمن حافظان و به زبان ساده و جملات کوتاه ، اما با معانی عمیق و واقعی ، به فارسی ترجمه شده است و از انسانهای پراکنده در سراسر زمین می گوید. تصاویر زنده کتاب از تنوع رنگ ، شکل و تنوع افراد روی زمین حکایت دارد و در پایان خواننده فکر می کند که زمین با چه سخاوت ، طیف متنوعی از افکار ، ایده ها و دیدگاه ها را دیده و دیده است...

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Hit the Road and Go for the Gold This Weekend

After one long, hot summer, it’s finally autumn…and we can fight off the COVID-19 blues by going for the gold.

For those who are not native to Colorado and fondly recall the riotous autumnal displays of their home states, the obsession with the relatively monochromatic fall foliage of the Rocky Mountains — leaves turning from green to gold to gone — might take years to understand…much less appreciate.

During my early days as a photographer at the Rocky Mountain News, I overheard one editor call a source in Pitkin County in early September and ask: “How’s your ass been? No change yet? Give it another week? Thanks.” Click.

“Seems like a very personal question,” I thought to myself.

The next week, the light dawned as I was sent west to capture the best photos I could of ...

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Thousands expected to honor Ginsburg at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women’s rights champion, leader of the court’s liberal bloc and feminist icon who died last week.

Even with the court closed to the public because of the coronavirus pandemic and Washington already consumed with talk of Ginsburg’s replacement, the justice’s former colleagues, family, close friends and the public will have the chance Wednesday and Thursday to pass by the casket of the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

The sad occasion is expected to bring together the remaining eight justices for the first time since the building was closed in March and they resorted to meetings by telephone.

Ginsburg will lie in repose for two days...

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Magnitude 3.2 earthquake hits near Rancho Cucamonga

A magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday at 5:24 a.m. two miles from Rancho Cucamonga, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The earthquake occurred three miles from Claremont, three miles from Upland, six miles from La Verne and seven miles from Ontario.

In the past 10 days, there have been four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

An average of five earthquakes with magnitudes between 3.0 and 4.0 occur per year in the greater Los Angeles area, according to a recent three-year data sample.


The earthquake occurred at a depth of 1.4 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.

Even if you didn’t feel this small earthquake, you never know when the Big One is going to strike...

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CDOT’s Stoned Driving Message Faces Uphill Climb

The Colorado Department of Transportation continues to warn drivers about the dangers of driving under the influence of marijuana, but state data shows that Coloradans may not be getting the message.

Although studies show that driving under the influence of marijuana isn’t the same as driving drunk, research has also concluded that being stoned can acutely impair driving-related skills and cognitive functions. For CDOT, that’s plenty of reason to avoid driving, but public surveys show that too many marijuana users continue to believe that driving high isn’t dangerous despite numerous public-awareness campaigns saying otherwise.

The department’s newest effort against driving stoned took that into consideration when creating “Uncomfortable High” a new CDOT campaign developed using three y...

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