FROM Char Miller
What Do Falling Gas Prices Mean For L.A. Oil Producers? Oil and gas prices are obviously a big concern for Angelenos who drive everywhere. But we don’t just consume oil -- we also produce a lot of it. What do falling crude prices mean for the business of getting it out of the ground? We hear from a local industry representative and take a look back at L.A.’s long history as an oil town.
Is US Immigration the Latest Humanitarian Crisis? More than 50,000 children, most alone and from Central America, have tried to cross the US-Mexican border since October. Officials are expecting that number to increase to 90,000 by the end of the year. The flood of unaccompanied minors, often suffering from abuse or ill health, has overwhelmed border officials. In response the US government is building a new holding facility for the children in McAllen, Texas. But questions remain about their legal status, and whether they should stay in this country or be repatriated.
Here Comes the Rock A 340-ton, 21' 6" high granite boulder the size of a two-story house left the Stone Valley quarry near Riverside last Tuesday on its way to the LA County Museum of Art. At LACMA, it will be suspended over a 456-foot-long trench and, for spectators down below, the " Levitated Mass ," as it's called, will appear to be floating. Privately funded, it's still been attacked as an outrageous waste of money as well as a desecration of nature. Tonight it's in La Mirada, and later on it'll head to Lakewood, with arrival at LACMA scheduled for Saturday. What's the impression of people along the way? video platform video management video solutions video player
The longest US war: Will Trump send more troops to Afghanistan? The Trump White House is divided over the Pentagon's request for more troops in Afghanistan—where the US has been fighting for the past 16 years. Is there a formula -- either for "victory" or a political settlement? Is there an end in sight for America's longest war?
Trump's 'America First' goes missing abroad In the Middle East, President Trump is changing some policies of the Obama Administration—and reversing his own campaign attacks on Islam as a religion that "hates us." We hear about his visit to Saudi Arabia and what's at stake for the rest of his foreign excursion.
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Who's to blame for the opioid crisis? Some of the lawyers who took on Big Tobacco are now going after Big Pharma. It’s all about the deadly epidemic of opioid use. Are the drug companies to blame? What about the users? Later, on today’s Talking Point: making sense of Britain’s upset election.