FROM Stephanie O'Neill
Opening arguments begin in Santa Barbara oil spill trial Opening arguments began today at the Santa Barbara Courthouse, in a criminal trial against a Texas-based oil pipeline company. Plains All American Pipeline is charged with 15 criminal counts for its role in the 2015 Refugio Oil Spill.
The rescue effort in Montecito Rescue personnel are still looking for missing people. Residents are trying to take stock of the enormous damage - hundreds of homes and businesses. Parts of the 101 are looking like a mud choked river. We get the latest.
White House budget proposal slashes and burns President Trump's first budget request is considered dead on arrival in Congress — a familiar development in Capitol Hill. We hear what it reveals about the priorities of the new administration. What's likely to die… and what might survive?
Terrorism and tweets, hate speech and murder Just days before an election, Britain is coping with a rash of deadly terrorism, and Prime Minister Theresa May is on the defensive. And again today, President Trump has tweeted criticism of the Mayor of London. Later, a double murder in Portland, Oregon has revealed the ugly past of a supposedly “progressive” city. One immediate question: is “hate speech” protected by the First Amendment?
Replacing Obamacare: Now you see it… now you don’t As the Senate deliberates replacing Obmacare, health coverage for millions of people is at stake. There've been no public hearings, and a draft measure won't be made public. Is the House version so unpopular that that Senate is hiding a version that looks much the same?