FROM Morgan Cook
LA's Multi-million Dollar Trash Train to Nowhere The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County have spent a decade and $430 million to build a railway system that would carry the county's trash to a landfill out in the desert. But the whole thing is lying fallow because the train costs too much to use. Sanitation officials say they miscalculated, and the county won't be able to afford the desert train for five, possibly fifteen years; others say it could take even longer. Investigative reporter Morgan Cook is covering the trash misadventure for the Orange County Register .
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.