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Freedom of the press or tainted jury? Judge in Golden State Killer case deciding whether to publicly release search and arrest warrant info

Freedom of the press or tainted jury? Judge in Golden State Killer case deciding whether to publicly release search and arrest warrant info

Joseph James DeAngelo, the suspected “Golden State Killer”, appears in court for his arraignment on April 27, 2018 in Sacramento, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® A judge on Tuesday weighed how much information to release about the arrest of a former police officer accused of being the Golden State Killer. The Associated Press and […]

2018 Election: Your guide to the candidates for California attorney general

2018 Election: Your guide to the candidates for California attorney general

The California Supreme Court building.; Credit: Steve Rhodes/Flickr (by cc-nc-nd) AirTalk® California voters have a chance to pick the state’s top lawyer — the attorney general. The person in this job represents the state government in all its lawsuits and oversees the California Department of Justice, which prosecutes both criminal and civil cases on behalf […]

Your guide to the 2018 race for LA County Sheriff

Your guide to the 2018 race for LA County Sheriff

LA Sheriff Jim McDonnell addressing recruits at the Biscailuz Training Academy in Los Angeles, Calif. on Thursday, May 3, 2018.; Credit: Susanica Tam/For KPCC AirTalk® Come June 5, you get to have your say in who will head the largest sheriff’s department in the country. There are three candidates running — incumbent Sheriff Jim McDonnell […]

We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea as Trump opens door to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un hours after canceling summit

We evaluate US strategy towards North Korea as Trump opens door to diplomacy with Kim Jong Un hours after canceling summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and US President Donald Trump speaking to the press in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on February 9, 2018. ; Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® President Donald Trump declares he is “waiting” to see if North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will again “engage in […]

NFL has settled on a solution to player protests during the national anthem

NFL has settled on a solution to player protests during the national anthem

NFL football stadium ; Credit: File photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images AirTalk® NFL owners have approved a new policy aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the “The Star-Spangled Banner” but requiring them to stand if they come to the field. The decision was […]

Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

Faculty members call for USC president to resign after Tyndall scandal

School President of USC CL Max Nikias attends The University Of Southern California’s Commencement Ceremony at Alumni Park at USC on May 11, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. ; Credit: Leon Bennett/Getty Images AirTalk® A group of some 200 faculty members at USC are calling for the school’s president to step down, after a brewing […]

Earth’s survival, as argued by a wizard and a prophet

Earth’s survival, as argued by a wizard and a prophet

Charles C. Mann ; Credit: aspeninstitute-internal, Flickr AirTalk® When you think about the world 40 years from now, what do you foresee? For one, envision a population of 10 billion. Now, if you’re like scientist William Vogt, Earth is overcrowded, grappling with limited resources and doomed. So we must do everything possible to, “Cut back! […]

A check in on the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

A check in on the school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas

Law enforcement officers respond to Santa Fe High School after an active shooter was reported on campus, Friday, May 18, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. ; Credit: Steve Gonzales/Houston Chronicle via AP AirTalk® Police are investigating possible explosive devices at Santa Fe High about 30 miles SE of Houston, as well as off campus. At […]

Breaking news: Hawaii’s Kilauea erupts

Breaking news: Hawaii’s Kilauea erupts

A USGS (United States Geological Survey) geologist (L) surveys lava illuminating volcanic gases from the Kilauea volcano at fissure 13 on Hawaii’s Big Island on May 16, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii. ; Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images AirTalk® Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has erupted from its summit, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000 feet into […]

After yesterday’s 9th Circuit hearing, we’re one step closer to a final decision on the legality of DACA

After yesterday’s 9th Circuit hearing, we’re one step closer to a final decision on the legality of DACA

Dulce Garcia, a San Diego-based immigration attorney, stands in front of the Pasadena courthouse of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is one of six DACA recipients who have sued the Trump administration over its attempt to end the program. ; Credit: Josie Huang/KPCC AirTalk® The Trump administration tried to convince a U.S. appeals […]