Depeche Mode’s songs have addressed corporate greed, inequality, and intolerance for nearly four decades. Their new album may be the most political yet. They’re performing at the Hollywood Bowl. We speak with singer-songwriter Martin Gore.
The man who shot and killed 58 people in Las Vegas on Sunday was a big time gambler, winning and losing tens of thousands of dollars at a sitting, and earning VIP status. He had reserved hotel rooms near other music festivals, including Lollapalooza in Chicago.
UC Berkeley is planning big security measures for Thursday’s speech by conservative writer Ben Shapiro. This comes ahead of the university’s Free Speech Week. Steve Bannon, Ann Coulter, and Milo Yiannopoulos are scheduled to make appearances.
Today Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke sent President Donald Trump his recommendations for changes to more than two dozen national monuments, including the San Gabriel Mountains. Zinke said he didn’t want to eliminate any of them, but will press to change some of their boundaries.
Ann Dowd earned two Emmy nominations this year. In “The Handmaid’s Tale,” she plays Aunt Lydia, a religious zealot who indoctrinates the handmaids. In “The Leftovers,” she plays Patti Levin, a cult leader who wants the world to live in perpetual mourning.
President Trump’s impromptu threat of hitting North Korea with fire and fury on Tuesday launched 48 hours of breaking news coverage: Montages of missiles detonating, and graphics painting Trump and Kim Jong Un as mortal enemies.
LA artist Betye Saar creates art out of objects she finds at flea markets and junk stores. In 1972, she made her name with “The Liberation of Aunt Jemima,” in which she reconfigured a mammy figurine to hold a broom in one hand and a shotgun in the other. Now she has a new exhibition at the Craft and Folk Art Museum in LA.
We speak with the director of the new documentary “Chasing Coral,” who witnessed firsthand how fast the world’s coral reefs are disappearing. If nothing’s done, they will all be gone within our lifetime.
One in five students attending community college in L.A. is homeless. Meanwhile, a leader from Santa Barbara City College launched a tuition-free program last year. Is it enough to help the neediest, and should these colleges start building housing for the homeless?
The Senate Republicans’ health care bill mirrors much of what the House passed in May, which would mean overhauls to President Obama’s signature health law. It includes big changes to Medicaid, which covers poor and disabled people, and repeals the individual mandate.
During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
Former FBI director Robert Mueller was appointed as special counsel to oversee the Justice Department’s investigation into Russian meddling. Democrats and Republicans were happy about the appointment, but President Trump called it the “single greatest witch hunt” of a president in American history. Congress could form an independent commission, but Republicans oppose the move.
President Donald Trump is now contradicting his own letter to James Comey, and saying that he would have fired Comey regardless of the recommendation from his deputy attorney general. Also, how has all this news been affecting agents within the FBI?
House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican party leadership corralled just enough votes to pass the health care bill -- 217 to 213. All the House Democrats and 20 Republicans voted against the bill. Some of California’s Republican delegation had been undecided until today, but in the end, all of them voted “yes.” The bill allows states to scrap many of the protections provided under Obamacare.
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.
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.
With the crackdown on illegal immigration, jail space is becoming harder to find. So the Trump administration is cutting back some of the regulations on immigrant detention centers. Also, when it comes to healthcare, Alaska’s insurance marketplace was on the brink of implosion until the state came up with a plan to save Obamacare.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has recused himself from leading the Russia investigation. We look at his replacement -- a Texas Republican who was a Trump supporter during the campaign.
Two White House officials have been identified as sharing confidential intelligence with California Congressman Devin Nunes, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee. The committee’s investigation into how Russia meddled in the 2016 election is on hold for now. California’s Adam Schiff is the top Democrat on the committee, and he explains what’s next for the investigation.
Two California congressmen are at the center of the investigation into possible ties between President Trump’s campaign and Russia. Republican Devin Nunes, chair of the House Intelligence Committee, is a Central Valley dairy farmer. His Democratic counterpart is Adam Schiff, a Los Angeles former prosecutor.