FROM Seth Lawrence
Sardine Die-off An estimated one million fish apparently have swept ashore in Redondo Beach's King Harbor by abnormal currents on Tuesday. In the relatively small marina, scientists say their number exhausted the available oxygen in the water. Some 35 tons of dead fish have already been removed from the surface, but there's still a layer some two feet high lying on the bottom. Seth Lawrence, who lives on a boat in King Harbor, cares for the creatures at the Santa Monica Aquarium, which is run by Heal the Bay .
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.
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.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.