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Examining tobacco company liability in Tony Gwynn’s death after family files lawsuit

Examining tobacco company liability in Tony Gwynn’s death after family files lawsuit
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Tony Gwynn is introduced as one of the 2007 Hall of Fame Electees at a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria on January 10, 2007 in New York City. ; Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images In a wrongful death lawsuit filed against the tobacco industry yesterday, the family of former San Diego Padres outfielder and Baseball […]

Freddie Gray Ruling: Analyzing Edward Nero’s acquittal

Freddie Gray Ruling: Analyzing Edward Nero’s acquittal

Baltimore City Sheriff’s Deputies surround and protect Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero’s family members as demonstrators and members of the news media crowd around the Mitchell Courthouse-West after Nero was found not guilty on all charges against him related to the arrest and death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland. ; Credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images […]

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

Antonio Medina (L) and Jorge Cerpa are pictured during the first ceremony in Mexico in which a gay couple signs a civil contract that offers same-sex couples the same rights as marriage, on March 16th, 2007 in Mexico City. ; Credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images Earlier this week Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto proposed amending the […]

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

Antonio Medina (L) and Jorge Cerpa are pictured during the first ceremony in Mexico in which a gay couple signs a civil contract that offers same-sex couples the same rights as marriage, on March 16th, 2007 in Mexico City. ; Credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images Earlier this week Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto proposed amending the […]

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

The twisting path to legalizing same-sex marriage in Mexico

Antonio Medina (L) and Jorge Cerpa are pictured during the first ceremony in Mexico in which a gay couple signs a civil contract that offers same-sex couples the same rights as marriage, on March 16th, 2007 in Mexico City. ; Credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images Earlier this week Mexico’s president Enrique Pena Nieto proposed amending the […]

What we know about EgyptAir Flight 804

What we know about EgyptAir Flight 804

Mervit Mounir (L), and Answar Moissen, talk with journalists in front of the Egypt Air In flight services building where family and friends of the Egypt Air flight are gathering on in Cairo, Egypt. Their relative was on the plan, they last talked with her when she was recently married.; Credit: David Degner/Getty Images Egyptian […]

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.’s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC “I had never seen $600,000 in $1 bills and it just about fills the back of a pick-up truck.” That was L.A.’s […]

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Beck: Skid Row dealers complained counting singles gave them carpal tunnel

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a press conference on Monday, March 2, 2015, a day after an officer-involved shooting on L.A.’s Skid Row that left a homeless man dead.; Credit: Rina Palta/KPCC “I had never seen $600,000 in $1 bills and it just about fills the back of a pick-up truck.” That was L.A.’s […]

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss drug busts, ‘Spice’ abuse, and more

LAPD Chief Beck joins AirTalk to discuss drug busts, ‘Spice’ abuse, and more

Police Chief Charlie Beck in our studio to discuss issues facing the LAPD. What questions do you have for them? ; Credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images LA’s Skid Row has seen a rash of drug overdoses recently, but did last month’s  arrest of 19 drug trafficking suspects last month change things on the streets? Chief Charlie […]

Unions in heated split over inclusion of Californian Tom Steyer in Super PAC

Unions in heated split over inclusion of Californian Tom Steyer in Super PAC

Tom Steyer speaks at Global Green USA’s Millennium Awards at Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica, California benefiting the places, the people and the planet in need.; Credit: Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Global Green In an open, heated letter to Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO, a fellow union head has blasted Trumka’s alliance with […]