FROM Amanda Covarrubias
Wildfires and Public Health One hundred eleven houses in Montecito, 113 in Yorba Linda, and in Sylmar, 501 mobile homes – it's Los Angeles County's worst loss of its kind since the Bel-Air fire of 1961. Roughly 1000 homes and other structures were destroyed in the past four days from Santa Barbara to Orange County. You can see, smell and even taste the smoke and ashes in much of Southern California. We get an update from Amanda Covarrubias, Assignment Editor on the City Desk at the Los Angeles Times .
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.