Stealing smartphones is California's latest epidemic, and law enforcement says apps that allow users to track them down can lead to dangerous encounters. A proposed law would require "kill switches" so users could make them not worth stealing. But replacing smartphones means billions for Apple, Samsung and other major lobbyists in the Capitol. Also, climate change and California's biggest business: agriculture.
Later, on To the Point, Vladimir Putin appears to be lowering tensions between Russia and Ukraine by announcing a pullback of troops from the border and support for elections. Does he really mean it? What about Western predictions that he'll continue to provoke confrontation?