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Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, U.S. officials said they got intelligence forewarning a chemical strike by the Syrian military, and warned Assad that he […]

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

Syria check-in: White House claims it thwarted Assad chemical weapons attack

A Syrian man reacts while standing on the rubble of his house while others look for survivors and bodies in the Tariq al-Bab district of the northern city of Aleppo.; Credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® On Monday, U.S. officials said they got intelligence forewarning a chemical strike by the Syrian military, and warned Assad that he […]

Brown breaks up 138-year-old California Board of Equalization

Brown breaks up 138-year-old California Board of Equalization

California Governor-elect Jerry Brown speaks during a press conference at his campaign headquarters on November 3, 2010 in Oakland, California. ; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images AirTalk® Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation yesterday to break up the California Board of Equalization, a unique, obscure and powerful state agency that’s been handling our taxes and hearing […]

AirTalk asks: Is there a place for doctors in politics?

AirTalk asks: Is there a place for doctors in politics?

Doctors, nurses, patients and activists listen as Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks at Bellevue Hospital a day after the Republicans released their health care bill to the public on June 23, 2017 in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® Health care politics are heating up – a reality that has some calling […]

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

Police officers stand guard at a barricade following the sniper shooting in Dallas. ; Credit: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge is expected to decide this morning whether or not a man convicted of drug charges will get a retrial. Defendant Emil Alseranai claims his right to fair trial was violated. […]

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

What do officers have to disclose to testify as a witness? A ruling today explores that question

Police officers stand guard at a barricade following the sniper shooting in Dallas. ; Credit: LAURA BUCKMAN/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® A Los Angeles Superior Court Judge is expected to decide this morning whether or not a man convicted of drug charges will get a retrial. Defendant Emil Alseranai claims his right to fair trial was violated. […]

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

Cadets in the LAPD’s Newton Division are required to go through a 16-week academy that takes place on Saturdays.; Credit: Brian De Los Santos/OnCentral AirTalk® Over the weekend more than 450 LAPD cadets graduated from the youth program. The ceremony was uncharacteristically solemn after a rough couple of weeks in the news. It all started […]

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

Cadets in the LAPD’s Newton Division are required to go through a 16-week academy that takes place on Saturdays.; Credit: Brian De Los Santos/OnCentral AirTalk® Over the weekend more than 450 LAPD cadets graduated from the youth program. The ceremony was uncharacteristically solemn after a rough couple of weeks in the news. It all started […]

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

What’s next for the LAPD Cadets program?

Cadets in the LAPD’s Newton Division are required to go through a 16-week academy that takes place on Saturdays.; Credit: Brian De Los Santos/OnCentral AirTalk® Over the weekend more than 450 LAPD cadets graduated from the youth program. The ceremony was uncharacteristically solemn after a rough couple of weeks in the news. It all started […]

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Democratic Senator Josh Newman on recall effort

Freshman state Sen. Josh Newman, D-Fullerton, holds his daughter Cecily, six months, as he waits to be sworn-in to the state Senate, in Sacramento, Calif.; Credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP AirTalk® State Senator Josh Newman is the target of a recall effort for supporting Gov. Jerry Brown’s massive gas tax bill. The petition, led by former San […]