FROM Pete Bjarkman
Cuba and Baseball The thawing of relations between Cuba and the U.S. could signal a new era for America’s favorite pastime. Obama is expected to attend tomorrow’s exhibition game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Cuban national team. For decades, baseball players like the Dodgers’ Yasiel Puig have had to defect from Cuba in order to have a professional career in the states. Will new relations change the game?
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
What did Trump accomplish on his first trip abroad? President Trump is wrapping up his Mideast and European tour. We find out what he has accomplished -- good and bad -- and look at what he faces when he comes home.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.