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.
Gov. Jerry Brown: California and China will fight climate change together President Donald Trump reportedly wants the U.S. to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and he’s expected to announce a decision soon. California Governor Jerry Brown heads to China to strengthen climate and clean energy ties.
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.