FROM Tony Romm
What cities might not know as they compete to host Amazon's HQ2 Amazon wants to build a second headquarters, and it’s invited U.S. cities to make an offer. Cities are falling over themselves in some cases, with promises of tax breaks and other incentives. Amazon’s HQ2, as it’s called, is expected to bring 50,000 new jobs and billions of investment dollars. But there will undoubtedly be downsides. We look at how Amazon has changed Seattle, and whether politicians have a conflict of interest when they try to woo Amazon, and regulate it
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
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.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?