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Weighing severity of Sec. Kerry’s ultimatum to Russia over Aleppo "barbarism"

Weighing severity of Sec. Kerry’s ultimatum to Russia over Aleppo "barbarism"
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US Secretary of State John Kerry (L) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speak to the press at the Hotel Intercontinental on September 12, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.; Credit: Harold Cunningham/Getty Images Bradley Klapper | AirTalk WASHINGTON (AP) – Secretary of State John Kerry threatened on Wednesday to end all cooperation between the United States […]

Analysis: What mattered most to voters in the Trump, Clinton face-off

Analysis: What mattered most to voters in the Trump, Clinton face-off

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (L) speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Moderator Lester Holt listen during the Presidential Debate at Hofstra University.; Credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images AirTalk Running into overtime, last night’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump saw them duking it out over her long record in politics and […]

AirTalk asks: Which albums defined your youth?

AirTalk asks: Which albums defined your youth?

Kurt Cobain and Nirvana during the taping of MTV Unplugged at Sony Studios in New York City on Nov. 18, 1993.; Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty Images AirTalk Some of us may remember where we were when we first heard, “Smells Like Teen Spirit.” It marked the beginning of a movement away from hair bands like “Guns […]

Cell phone video of Charlotte shooting released, and the likelihood that Tulsa officer could be convicted of manslaughter in shooting

Cell phone video of Charlotte shooting released, and the likelihood that Tulsa officer could be convicted of manslaughter in shooting

A police officer in uniform.; Credit: Maya Sugarman/KPCC AirTalk We’re getting a first look at cell phone video released to the New York Times of the police-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was shot by Scott’s wife, Rakeyia, who can be heard telling police that her husband does not have a gun […]

What it’d take for LA to become driverless-car ready by 2035

What it’d take for LA to become driverless-car ready by 2035

A pilot model of an Uber self-driving car drives down a street on September 13, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images On Wednesday, Councilman David Ryu introduced a motion in City Council that would make LA driverless car ready in 20 years. The proposal would clear the way for agencies and departments like the […]

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: ‘nothing else they could do’

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: ‘nothing else they could do’

File: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media at Police Headquarters in Los Angeles.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images A day after the city’s police commission ruled two officers were out of policy in a police shooting  near downtown, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said there was nothing else the officers could have done.  […]

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: ‘nothing else they could do’

LAPD chief defends officers in fatal shootings: ‘nothing else they could do’

File: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck addresses the media at Police Headquarters in Los Angeles.; Credit: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images A day after the city’s police commission ruled two officers were out of policy in a police shooting  near downtown, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said there was nothing else the officers could have done.  […]

A Nation Engaged: Economic opportunity in Southern California

A Nation Engaged: Economic opportunity in Southern California

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters at a rally at John Marshall High School on August 17, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio.; Credit: Jeff Swensen/Getty Images Tensions are rising this election season over economic opportunity in the U.S. As part of this ongoing conversation, AirTalk joins NPR’s collaborative series, A Nation Engaged, to ask […]

Poll: Sacrosanct? Petition to get In-N-Out to carry veggie burgers grows

Poll: Sacrosanct? Petition to get In-N-Out to carry veggie burgers grows

In-N-Out Burgers are served at the John Varvatos 13th Annual Stuart House benefit presented by Chrysler with Kids’ Tent by Hasbro Studios at John Varvatos Boutique on April 17, 2016.; Credit: Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for John Varvatos A petition started last week on change.org calls for the Irvine-based chain to stop “letting its fans down […]

Late-night TV’s role in the presidential elections

Late-night TV’s role in the presidential elections

NEW YORK, NY – JANUARY 28: Jimmy Fallon hosts “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on January 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images); Credit: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images In true late-night tradition, presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were guests last week on “The Tonight Show.” During the […]