FROM Alan Zarembo
Getting organ transplants: Why wait times are longer in Los Angeles than New Orleans If you live in LA, San Francisco or New York and you get sick and need a new liver or a lung, you’ll probably have to wait a lot longer than someone in South Carolina or Louisiana. You may even run out of time before the organ becomes available. That’s because organs are generally donated locally. But that may be changing thanks to a lawsuit in New York.
PTSD Claims An LA Times investigative report finds that PTSD claims have exploded - and that many of those cases could be exaggerated or made up entirely. But is it better to over-treat PTSD than under-treat the condition?
First an Oscar, Now Al Gore Wins the Nobel Peace Prize Al Gore has won this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his international work on global warming. He shares the award with the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change . The former Vice President vowed to honor the award by working to speed up the world's change in awareness about the urgency of the problem. Alan Zarembo writes for the Los Angeles Times .
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
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.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”