FROM Joelle Casteix
UN on Vatican Abuse The United Nations is blasting the Vatican over its handling of sexual abuse by priests. We'll talk to the head of a victims group about what's changed - or not changed - since Cardinal Roger Mahony left the Los Angeles archdiocese.
Revelations from Archdiocese Bring Calls for Prosecution LA District Attorney Jackie Lacy's office says it will review newly released documents showing that the highest official in the nation's largest Roman Catholic Archdiocese protected priests who abused children from law enforcement. Yesterday, retired Cardinal and former Archbishop Roger Mahony repeated his apology for Gillian Flaccus of the Associated Press . We hear from her and from Joelle Casteix, Western Regional Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests .
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
Lead poisoning hits LA County It’s been three years since the lead crisis in Flint, Michigan began. Flint residents are still drinking bottled water. In LA County, there are areas with even higher rates of lead contamination, and in places you wouldn’t expect, like wealthy San Marino.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
Scathing audit finds UC President's office hid $175 million A state audit says the Office of the President at the University of California has kept secret more than $175 million. The report says salaries are a lot a higher in that office than in comparable offices. The audit comes just months after the UC system won approval for its first tuition hike in six years.