Are short-term rentals taking over LA? When you think of short-term rentals like Airbnb, you might picture someone renting out a back house or a spare room. However, some LA property owners are turning entire apartment buildings into de facto hotels. That’s an issue for a city struggling with a housing shortage.
The fracturing of the far-right, one year after Charlottesville On Sunday, white nationalists plan to march on Washington -- one year after the rally in Charlottesville. We talk with a reporter who’s been tracking neo-Nazi groups behind that action, and investigating why law enforcement failed to intervene in the violence.
Crazy Rich Asians director: Win or lose, I'm supposed to do this movie Director Jon M. Chu talks about why “Crazy Rich Asians” is so personal for him and the actors. And why he wants people to look back 10 years from now and not even remember that Crazy Rich Asians was a thing. It’s the first major Hollywood studio film with an all-Asian cast in 25 years -- based on Kevin Kwan’s international best-selling novel.
What's next for USC as Nikias resigns C. L. Max Nikias is out as USC’s president. The university has been embroiled in scandal after scandal, the latest over gynecologist George Tyndall, who was accused of sexually abusing students for decades. In May, hundreds of USC staffers called for Nikias to step down. When there was no follow-up, they sent out another petition last week. Now USC trustee Wanda Austin is stepping in as interim president.
How 'Fly Girls' sought to beat the fastest men in air races In 1920s and 30s America, some 500,000 spectators came out to watch airplane races every weekend. Pilots earned tens of thousands of dollars for winning. They also crashed at up to 200 mph, right in front of fans. Men dominated the sport. But a few women broke into it and fought to beat the fastest male pilots.
Does firefighting technology need an update? Eighteen wildfires are scorching California today, with the Mendocino Fire on pace to become one of the largest in state history. But firefighters are using tools that haven’t changed in half a century. We look at new technology to fight the fire danger in California.
Paul Manafort's $15,000 ostrich jacket and other lavish spendings It’s day four of Paul Manafort’s trial in Virginia. The former Trump campaign chairman faces bank and tax fraud charges. The proceeding are full of accounting talk, documents and bank records. But it does get juicy -- in the form of a his luxury wardrobe. It includes a $15,000 ostrich jacket, and another coat of python skin.
What could the next space suit look like? NASA wants to send astronauts back to the moon, to Mars, and beyond. But their existing space suits are too bulky and from the 1970s. Dava Newman is a former NASA Deputy Administrator, and she and her team at MIT have come up with a relatively lightweight, custom fit “Bio-Suit.”
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