Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
Should Underage Drug Mules be Charged as Adults Prosecutors in one Arizona county have a new tactic in fighting the war against drug cartels – they’re targeting teenagers. That’s because drug cartels often use minors to smuggle drugs because they’re usually treated with leniency if they’re caught. Now Cochise County prosecutors are charging teens caught smuggling drugs as adults. In the last year, 51 children have been charged as adults, the youngest was 14 years old.
Rocks and Bullets at the Border In the past five years, three Mexican teenagers have been shot and killed by U.S. border patrol agents for what the agents call "rockings." That’s when large chunks of rock or concrete come flying over the fence at U.S. Border Patrol agents. Agents say it happens often. Some have been badly injured from these incidents, so they shoot back to defend themselves. But is it appropriate? One deadly shooting is now under investigation and the agent is accused of second degree murder.
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?
Shaking up the USDA, 'The Beef Cookbook' and 'Tartine All Day' Peggy Lowe explains why Trump’s pick for USDA Secretary is rattling rural America. Dario Cecchini talks future plans for Chianti ramen, and Richard Turner shares cuts from “PRIME: The Beef Cookbook.” Writer Matthew Sedacca looks at the controversy behind liquid smoke. Jonathan Gold tries Chengdu-style dishes, and Elisabeth Prueitt of Tartine fills us in on the latest. Plus, chef Michael Beckman shares a recipe for cactus confit.