FROM Charles Langley
Gas Prices Spike The West Coast, including California, is not connected to gasoline pipelines in the rest of the country. It has to be supplied by its own, separate system. With fewer refineries than there used to be, it's become vulnerable to problems it could have weathered before. But nobody's ever seen anything like the skyrocketing price increases of the past few days.
$4 a Gallon Gas Again? The average price of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County has jumped 12 times in the past 13 days to 3.44 a gallon. That’s the highest amount since October 12, 2008, and it’s 48 cents higher than it was one year ago.
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.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
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.