FROM Mark Fainaru-Wada
Hope Solo and Domestic Violence The United States women’s soccer team moves on to the elimination round after beating Nigeria yesterday 1-0 at the World Cup. The win was earned with the best goalie in all of women’s soccer, Hope Solo. Hope Solo also helped the U.S. win two Olympic gold medals; has been on the cover of Sports Illustrated and Vogue; has signed endorsement deals with Gatorade, Nike, and EA Sports and even did a stint on Dancing With the Stars. But last summer, she was charged with assault during a domestic violence incident involving her sister and nephew. We hear new details about the incident, what we know and what we don’t know.
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.”
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?
What did Trump accomplish on his first trip abroad? President Trump is wrapping up his Mideast and European tour. We find out what he has accomplished -- good and bad -- and look at what he faces when he comes home.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?