FROM Mary Pilon
Government spending bill undercuts minor league ball players' suit over salaries Major League Baseball season starts today. But down in the minor leagues, players are often barely scraping by financially, with some making as little as $3000 for an entire season. Players have filed a lawsuit to change that, but a little-noticed provision in the recent spending bill makes it unlikely much will change.
Former Olympic sailor on living with Truman Syndrome Those who suffer from a delusion called Truman Syndrome believe they’re constantly being filmed and watched by a TV audience. Kevin Hall has suffered that delusion. He’s a former professional sailor who grew up in Southern California. His story is told in a new book “The Kevin Show.” Kevin Hall as a teenager. Courtesy Hall family. Author Mary Pilon. Credit: Julie Goldstone Koch.
Terrorism in London: Lessons for the US This weekend’s terrorist attack in London left seven people dead and almost 50 injured. London police fatally shot the attackers, and ISIS claimed responsibility.
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.
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?