Morning Brief: Donald Trump Says He and Melania Have Tested Positive for COVID-19

Also sexual harassment claims against Kris Jenner, posthumous Oscars, and more
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» Just before 10 p.m. West Coast time on Thursday, President Donald Trump tweeted that he and wife Melania have tested positive for COVID-19. At an event just hours earlier, Trump told an audience that the end of the pandemic was in sight. [The New York Times]

» After the news was announced, Twitter lit up with reactions—and plenty of suspicion. [The Daily Beast] 

» Disney chairman Bob Iger has walked away from Governor Newsom’s pandemic task force over disagreements about how to reopen theme parks. Theme park guidelines are expected to be announced in the very near future.  [Sacramento Bee]

» Yet another record-breaking heat wave is passing through the region. Conditions have triggered extreme heat warnings and renewed concerns about electricity outages. [Los Angeles Times]

» The House has passed a $2.2 trillion pandemic stimulus plan. Nancy Pelosi is continuing conversations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin over next steps.  [CNN]

» Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner has been accused of sexual harassment by a former security guard. Jenner is said to “vehemently deny” what she calls “absurd allegations.” [People]

» Academy insiders suggest the Oscars may have a record number of posthumous nominees this year. Chadwick Boseman is rumored to be up for consideration for his roles in both Da 5 Bloods and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. [Variety]

» Watch out for “monster fish” this weekend. A passenger on a charter boat off Newport Beach reeled in a massive tuna, weighing in at more than 364 pounds. [CBS Los Angeles]


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» LeBron James Drops $36.8 Million on a Golden Age Beverly Hills Estate Katharine Hepburn is among the compound’s previous occupants

» How One Big Change Made a Huge Impact on Elections in Los Angeles More people are voting in city elections—and participation could climb even higher in November


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Hallow-Stream: The Ultimate Horror Watch List

Spooky season is here, which means we’ll be watching horror movies even more than usual. We have a suggestion for each and every day in October, based on a weekly theme (and what’s currently streaming, of course). Join us and watch along–if you dare.

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