Morning Brief: Bombshell Report on Trump’s Taxes Hits Just Days Before the Debate

Also a judge blocks Trump’s TikTok ban, California’s real estate market is still surging, and more

» The New York Times has released an extensive report on Donald Trump’s taxes. They find he paid no federal income taxes for 10 of the last 15 years, among other revelations. [The New York Times]

» Sunday night, former Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale was hospitalized after reportedly barricading himself him his Fort Lauderdale home with firearms and threatening self-harm. If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or worried about someone who is, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-8255 for confidential support 24/7, or text HOME to 741741. [Sun Sentinel]

» A federal judge blocked the White House-pushed ban on TikTok downloads just hours before it was scheduled to go into effect. The move means TikTok can operate as usual until a full court hearing in the case; no date for that hearing has been set.  [NPR]

» California is seeing a “record surge” in home salesExperts say the hot market may cool rapidly, depending on how the pandemic and economic downturn progress. [Forbes]

» Experts have concluded that there we are not experiencing a Labor Day-linked COVID-19 surge in Los Angeles. Confirming that could open the door to additional commercial reopenings. [Los Angeles Times]

» A L.A. County sheriff’s deputy was filmed beating a man with a riot shield after he was pinned to the ground. The incident took place at a West Hollywood protest over the handling of the case of Breonna Taylor.  [Los Angeles Times]


» Pacific Dining Car as We Knew It Is Gone While the historic restaurant preps for a long-term ”pause,” owners insist they still have hope of reopening someday, somehow

» ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Family Guy’ Cast Black Actors to Take Over as Cleveland and Carl YouTube star Arif Zahir and ’The Flash’ actor Alex Désert are set to take over voice duties for the long-running characters

» Flying Cars Could Be a Reality Within the Decade. Will L.A. Be Ready?Eric Garcetti’s office is working with the World Economic Forum on a plan for ’urban air mobility’


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A Second–and Final–Kobe Bryant Novel Will Hit Shelves in December

During his life, Kobe Bryant created a sports-fantasy book series for young adults in collaboration with author and athlete Ivy Claire. On Friday, Vanessa Bryant and publisher Granity Studios announced there will be one more book in the best-selling series.


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