What's in the Senate health care bill? 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.
Charlie Beck: Local police shouldn't do jobs of federal immigration officers LA police chief Charlie Beck says he supports a bill that would prevent California law enforcement from carrying out immigration laws. This comes at a time when the White House has threatened to cut federal funding for so-called sanctuary cities and states, possibly affecting Los Angeles.
Will black voters and white women decide Georgia's congressional race? The congressional race in Georgia between Jon Ossoff and Karen Handel is the most expensive House race in history. We find out whether African Americans and white suburban women are going to be the key demographic groups.
What Bill Cosby's mistrial says about celebrity, race and gender After 52 hours of deliberation, the jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case failed to reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared. Cosby could face a new trial as soon as October. His defense team says he is vindicated. But prosecutors are calling for more women to step forward.
Why does Amazon want to buy Whole Foods? Amazon plans to spend $13.7 billion to buy Whole Foods Market, which has more than 450 locations. Shareholders of Whole Foods Markets still have to approve the deal. But it’s a big moment for Amazon, which has struggled to find its niche in the $800 billion grocery business.
Jeff Sessions gets caught up in Russia scandal despite recusing himself Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke before the Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday. He was supposed to speak before the House Appropriations Committee, but he left that to his Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein. There are questions about the Russia investigation, and reports that President Trump might fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
President Trump gets sued again, while the attorney general preps to testify Washington D.C. and Maryland filed a lawsuit today against President Trump accusing him of violating the emoluments clause in the Constitution, which bars presidents from taking money from foreign governments. This is the second lawsuit now on that subject. Will they be heard in court?
What Comey's testimony means for Trump, Democrats and women What damage has been done to the Trump administration -- if any -- from James Comey’s testimony? We also look at where the Democratic party goes from here, and why many women say they understand what Comey went through when he was alone with President Trump in the Oval Office.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House 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.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.
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.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
LAUSD to Ban Chickens Raised with Antibiotics Six of the largest school districts in the country, including Los Angeles, want to ban antibiotic-treated chicken from cafeterias. They’re concerned about the rise of so-called superbugs: bacteria resistant to common antibiotics. The districts have a combined $550 million in food buying power, which they’ll need for a political fight with the poultry industry.
Oldest Living Things The oldest living thing in the world is a six-hundred-thousand-year-old bacterium, discovered in the permafrost of Siberia. From that bacteria to California’s Giant Sequoias to ancient eucalyptus trees in Australia, Rachel Sussman has spent the better part of the last decade seeking out the oldest living things in the world. The results of her adventures are compiled in Sussman’s new photography book, The Oldest Living Things in the World .
Raymond Chandler’s Los Angeles Raymond Chandler’s dark vision of Los Angeles was as much a character in his novels as his hard-drinking, wise-cracking private eye Philip Marlowe. But one of L.A.’s most iconic writers was actually a transplant here. Chandler was born in Chicago and raised in Europe. We speak with the author of a new book that examines Chandler’s life and relationship with L.A. through his writings and letters.
You’re Eating it Wrong Dan Pashman’s new book, “ Eat More Better ,” is filled with advice on how to enjoy your food more. He says we’re eating most of our meals incorrectly, from the way we toast bread to grilling hot dogs. He breaks it all down for us and shares his favorite tips.