Crackdown on massive Beverly Hills parties

Los Angeles’ mayor threatens to cut the power on large gatherings that violate social-distancing rules.
2:08 | 08/06/20

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We'll turn to ABC's Kyra Phillips in Washington with all the latest headlines for us. Good afternoon, Kyra. Reporter: Good afternoon, Amy. We begin with the after shocks from that catastrophic blast in Beirut. The death toll rising after that devastating warehouse explosion. More than 130 people killed, at least 5,000 injured. A U.S. State department spokesperson confirming to ABC news that a U.S. Citizen is among the dead. As dazed and angry residents are facing the reality of this destruction, evidence is showing that officials knew of a huge stockpile of ammonium nitrate at that port and failed to remove it. The new job numbers, more than 1.1 million laid off workers applying for benefits last week. Those historic unemployment figures come from the U.S. Labor department amid a resurgence of the coronavirus. This was better than expectations and the lowest number of applications in 20 weeks. Officials in Los Angeles cracking down on scenes like this. Huge parties like this one. As you can see, many of the guests not wearing masks, nor social distancing. The mayor is now threatening to shut off power at these massive house parties. The city has been responding to thousands of complaints a week about social distancing violations. It's quite the opposite problem in the dugout in the bullpen. Major league baseball tightening virus protocols when it comes to masks. MLB cracking down mandating players and staff to wear face coverings at all times except for the players on the field. Amy, here's what happened. After the outbreaks we talked about with the Miami marlins and the St. Louis cardinals that led to nearly two dozen game postponements, the ap got ahold of this memo that we got a chance to see. It shows the league outlined this new operations mandate. If you violate any of the protocols you could be banned from the rest of the season. So they've got really serious about this. These are serious times. We appreciate that, Kyra. Thank you.

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