FROM Dave Lopez
Southern California Responds to the Death of bin Laden President Obama last night urged Americans to be vigilant for a possible backlash, a warning not lost on officials here in LA. Security has already been beefed up at LAX as well as at sports and commercial centers. We hear about security concerns and learn what bin Laden's death means to Muslims, families of September 11 and soldiers whose comrades have died or are fighting in Afghanistan. To report possible terrorist threats, phone 1-877-A-THREAT
Shooting at Gardena High School Two students at Gardena High School were shot today after a fellow student brought an automatic weapon on to the campus in a backpack. One is in critical condition at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. The LA Unified School Police say the gun appears to have accidentally discharged when the backpack was laid on a desk. David Lopez is a reporter for KCAL Channel 9 News .
Sex Scandal Hits Sacramento while Other Issues Fester Republican Assemblyman Mike Duvall of Yorba Linda resigned today, apologizing for becoming “a major distraction” in the last week of the legislative session. During a committee hearing in July, the married father of two adult children bragged to a colleague about sex with two women, one a lobbyist. He was unaware that a microphone was recording his conversation.
Will the Senate write a healthcare bill in secret? While Democrats and Republicans argue White House relations with Russia, another question is being decided behind closed doors: who gets help buying health insurance and who doesn't? We hear how the pros and cons are being shrouded in secrecy.
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 plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Human Rights in the era of Donald Trump President Trump’s UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, said today the US might pull out of the United Nations’ Human Rights Council. Serious violators of human rights are members of the Council itself–and a US resignation could make things worse. Later on today’s show, now that he’s into his second term, comedian turned US Senator Al Franken is telling jokes again.