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What Aspen Skiing buying Mammoth means for SoCal skiers

What Aspen Skiing buying Mammoth means for SoCal skiers

Mikaela Shiffrin of the USA skis the first run of the women’s slalom at the Nature Valley Aspen Winternational Audi FIS Ski World Cup at Aspen Mountain on November 25, 2012 in Aspen, Colorado. ; Credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images Ben Bergman | AirTalk® With the news that Colorado-based Aspen Skiing Company. is buying the company […]

Cats: Why we can’t live with them, can’t live without them

Cats: Why we can’t live with them, can’t live without them

Larry the Downing Street cat, walks outside 10 Downing Street, the official residence of British Prime Minister Theresa May, in central London on March 29, 2017.; Credit: OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® It’s estimated that approximately 30-37% of households in the U.S. have a cat. And while the widespread perception of cats is that they’re cold, […]

California mulls allowing safe spaces for IV drug users

California mulls allowing safe spaces for IV drug users

Drugs are prepared to shoot intravenously by a user addicted to heroin on February 6, 2014 in St. Johnsbury Vermont. ; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images George Lavender | AirTalk® A bill in Sacramento would make California the first state in the country where drug users could be provided with a place to inject. The bill’s […]

Moscow reporter, Russia expert lay out Secretary Tillerson’s game plan during visit to Kremlin

Moscow reporter, Russia expert lay out Secretary Tillerson’s game plan during visit to Kremlin

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson disembarks from an airplane upon his arrival at the Vnukovo II Government airport in Moscow on April 11, 2017.; Credit: ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson arrives in Moscow to meet with Russian foreign officials, including President Vladimir Putin, the White House is elevating its […]

Should the Lakers deliberately lose games to retain draft position?

Should the Lakers deliberately lose games to retain draft position?

DALLAS, TX – MARCH 07: D’Angelo Russell #1 of the Los Angeles Lakers at American Airlines Center on March 7, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. ; Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images AirTalk® The LA Lakers have been in rebuild mode for the last few seasons, and those efforts have stepped up since Kobe Bryant retired in 2016. […]

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. ; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In what is seen as a foreign policy aboutface, President Donald Trump last night ordered a missile strike on an airfield in Syria, after the use of […]

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates

US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017. ; Credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In what is seen as a foreign policy aboutface, President Donald Trump last night ordered a missile strike on an airfield in Syria, after the use of […]

Senate GOP goes for nuclear option on Gorsuch vote, plus the latest on Nunes, Bannon moves

Senate GOP goes for nuclear option on Gorsuch vote, plus the latest on Nunes, Bannon moves

Judge Neil Gorsuch testifies during the third day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill, March 22, 2017.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Another big 24 hours of news out of D.C. Senate Democrats have successfully filibustered the nomination of Neil Gorsuch […]

With the advent of YouTube TV, looking at the changing landscape of television streaming

With the advent of YouTube TV, looking at the changing landscape of television streaming

A web page of the www.youtube.com is displayed on a computer screen, 02 August 2006. ; Credit: SAMANTHA SIN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® YouTube TV went live on Wednesday. And the Google endeavor is making headlines as a possible way to entice younger generations to pay for television. As reported by Wired, the new service may have […]

Tax policy experts weigh in on nixing federal deduction for state and local taxes and potential effect on CA

Tax policy experts weigh in on nixing federal deduction for state and local taxes and potential effect on CA

; Credit: Tax Credits/Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Thanks to a federal tax deduction to state and local taxes that allows for deducting what you pay in personal property, real estate and income taxes Californians were able to pare down their taxable income in 2014 by $101 billion. However, the rule that makes that possible is […]