FROM Keith Maitland
Documentary looks back at America’s first mass school shooting Before Columbine, before Newtown and before Virginia Tech, there was the University of Texas. Fifty years ago, a man with a half dozen guns climbed to the 27th floor of the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Just before the bell in the tower marked the noon hour, he began shooting. Over the next hour and a half, he killed more than a dozen people and an unborn baby, and wounded 32 others. A new documentary takes us back to that afternoon in Austin and tells the story through the people who survived the massacre. It’s called Tower .
Michael Flynn ensnared in foreign payments scandal Congressman Elijah Cummings has released documents showing that President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn was warned not to accept foreign government payments in 2014. Flynn still took a $45,000 speaking fee in 2015 from the Kremlin-backed news network RT.
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.
What Trump's first 100 days does to the planet President Trump has struggled to deliver on campaign promises like health care and immigration, but he’s delivered promises to roll back environmental protections. He’s installed climate deniers at the head of major agencies, and approved huge oil pipelines.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein faces an angry town hall crowd Senator Dianne Feinstein faced an angry crowd at her town hall in Los Angeles Thursday. The anger came from her would-be supporters -- people on the left. Also, a new bill wants to make it illegal for local police to cooperate with the feds who are targeting marijuana growers.