FROM Josh Loeb
Small Businesses Do the Math on Higher Wages Mayor Eric Garcetti has met with business groups to push his proposal for raising the minimum wage in the City of Los Angeles. He’s met with some of the mayors of the 87 other cities in Los Angeles County. And he’s met with the editorial board of the LA Times, including Kerry Cavanaugh, who composed the paper’s official opinion.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.