FROM Thomas Lueck
Artery-Clogging Trans Fat Banned in NYC Restaurants New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg scored a big victory when the Board of Health voted to phase out almost all trans fat in restaurant cooking . Banned are all but tiny amounts of trans fat in all restaurants, from McDonald's to the trendiest bistros. Health advocates see a model for the rest of the country, but restaurant owners say their customers won't like it. Across the country, the California Center for Public Health Advocacy says a national standard's been set and that other communities will follow suit.
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.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.