FROM Mary FitzGerald
Will New Food Safety Rules Take the Artistry Out of Cooking? In the interests of food safety, the state legislature has unanimously passed a law requiring cooks -- including the finest chefs -- to use disposable gloves whenever they touch ready-to-eat raw food. LA County will start enforcing it by next year. Citing the CDC, Director of Environmental Health Angelo Bellomo says that each year food-borne illness affects one out of every six Americans. Of those 50 million, 128,000 are hospitalized and 300 die. Katie Kildow, bartender at the Verdugo Bar in Glassell Park, finds the new law a nightmare. "Gloves are really hard to put on when your hands are wet, so you've got to find a good way of drying them... I think it's going to look unsightly to the customer, taking gloves on and off. It'd going to look very hospital-like."
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.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
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.