Newsom: Nothing blocking Pac-12 from starting football

Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday there aren't any state coronavirus restrictions preventing the Pac-12 Conference -- including USC and UCLA -- from playing football, potentially accelerating a return to action on the gridiron.  

Health Director: LA County could advance in state's COVID matrix by October

Downward trends in coronavirus cases and testing-positivity rates could allow Los Angeles County to move into the next tier of the state's economic-reopening matrix by sometime in October, the public health director said on Wednesday but pending Labor Day numbers could potentially thwart that move.  

Study: Antibody drug may reduce COVID-19 hospitalizations

A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.