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Latest on US mail bombs: Suspect arrested in Florida

Latest on US mail bombs: Suspect arrested in Florida

The Opa-Locka, Florida, postal center on October 26, 2018, is the focus of an investigation into the mail bombs sent to Democratic officials and supporters and intelligence leaders; Credit: GIANRIGO MARLETTA/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Federal authorities took a man into custody Friday in Florida in connection with the mail-bomb scare that earlier widened to 12 suspicious […]

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 4 — the children’s hospital bonds initiative

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 4 — the children’s hospital bonds initiative

Registered nurse Autumn Small adjusts an IV drip machine for eighteen-year-old cancer patient Patrick McGill as he receives treatment for a rare form of cancer at the UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center Childrens Hospital.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® Four bond measures are on California’s Nov. 6 ballot this year, one of which is Proposition 4. […]

Suspicious packages sent to Clintons, Obamas, Time Warner Center and other high profile figures

Suspicious packages sent to Clintons, Obamas, Time Warner Center and other high profile figures

Police, FBI and other emergency workers gather outside the Time Warner Center after an explosive device was found this morning on October 24, 2018 in New York City.; Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images AirTalk® A day after a suspected explosive device arrived at the home of left wing billionaire George Soros, suspicious packages were found addressed […]

‘RadiCalifornia’: How the threat of ‘Californiacation’ is being leveraged in Nevada, Colorado and Texas races

‘RadiCalifornia’: How the threat of ‘Californiacation’ is being leveraged in Nevada, Colorado and Texas races

A section of the California seal hangs on the front of the State of California Earl Warren building January 22, 2007 in San Francisco, California.; Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images AirTalk® As November 6 draws nearer, it seems that California is becoming a point of contention in quite a few states, especially where GOP candidates are […]

Ethnicity, identity and family ancestry: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test and its fraught implications

Ethnicity, identity and family ancestry: Elizabeth Warren’s DNA test and its fraught implications

Elizabeth Warren speaks during day two of the Democratic National Convention at Time Warner Cable Arena on September 5, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina.; Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images AirTalk® Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has long been mocked by President Trump over her claims to Native American ancestry. So last week, Warren released a DNA test […]

USC will pay $215 million to settle gynecologist sexual misconduct suit

USC will pay $215 million to settle gynecologist sexual misconduct suit

A young man rides a bicycle on the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, California on May 17, 2018.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® After 93 more women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against University of Southern California gynecologist George Tyndall earlier this week, the University has decided […]

After Khashoggi fallout, how should the US proceed with Saudi Arabia?

After Khashoggi fallout, how should the US proceed with Saudi Arabia?

Protestors hold pictures of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi during a demonstration in front of the Saudi Arabian consulate, on Friday in Istanbul.; Credit: Ozan Koze/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said he told President Donald Trump on Thursday that Saudi Arabia should be given a few more days to complete its investigation into […]

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 12 – Farm animal confinement

AirTalk debates 2018 ballot initiatives: Prop 12 – Farm animal confinement

A group of pigs resting at a livestock farm.; Credit: Photo by BAKAEDAR via Flickr Creative Commons AirTalk® Prop 12, the “Farm Animal Confinement Initiative,” requires California farmers to provide a specific minimum square footage for confined animals such as calves raised for veal, breeding pigs, and egg-laying hens. Prop 12 also bans the sale […]

‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’: How Ken Starr helped burn nine words into US history

‘I did not have sexual relations with that woman’: How Ken Starr helped burn nine words into US history

Former Independent Counsel Ken Starr answers questions during a discussion held at the American Enterprise Institute September 18, 2018 in Washington, DC.; Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images AirTalk® In 1998, Time magazine committed an unorthodox move and bestowed its prestigious “Man of the Year” award to two people instead of one: Kenneth Starr and Bill Clinton. […]

Master Sommelier exam cheating scandal leaves bad taste in wine world’s mouth

Master Sommelier exam cheating scandal leaves bad taste in wine world’s mouth

Wine is poured during a tasting of the 2016 vintage Bordeaux primeurs at Chateau La Lagune in Ludon-Medoc on April 4, 2017.; Credit: GEORGES GOBET/AFP/Getty Images AirTalk® In the world of wine, the title of Master Sommelier (MS) is a highly-coveted designation only bestowed upon those with the most discerning of palates who have completed […]