Middle East Girls’ Schools As Muslims in America grapple with big questions about how they fit into a society that sometimes treats them unfairly, law enforcement and journalists are following another question: How did San Bernardino mass shooter Tashfeen Malik become radicalized? Malik and her husband, Sayed Farook, killed 14 people and wounded more than 20 others last Wednesday. Part of the answer to how she became radicalized may lie in a chain of ultra-conservative schools for affluent girls and women in Pakistan. Malik attended an Al-Huda islamic institute for a period in 2013, and friends reported a marked change in her while she attended the school. We look into the genesis and practices of these kinds of schools.
Farewell LA freeways, Peter Shire is back Angelenos don't want more freeways but we seem not to want mass transit either. Metro has killed the 710 freeway extension, and bus and train ridership is down across the region. What's the future of getting around in LA? And, Peter Shire is having a comeback. What attracts a new generation to his playful ceramics and furniture?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? 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?
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.