October 16, 2012 |
WASHINGTON -- In an answer to a question during Tuesday night's presidential debate about assault weapons, Mitt Romney said, “we of course don't want to have automatic weapons, and that's already illegal in this country to have automatic weapons.” Fully automatic weapons -- guns that fire continuously when the trigger is held down -- are legal to possess in the United States but are tightly regulated. The National Firearms Act of 1934, the Gun Control Act of 1968 and the Hughes Amendment in 1986 have all placed limits on how automatic guns can be bought and sold, but did not make it illegal to possess them entirely.
February 28, 2011
'American Experience: Triangle Fire' Where: KOCE When: 9 p.m. Monday Rating: TV-14 (may be unsuitable for children under the age of 14)
February 14, 2013 |
MEXICO CITY -- Did the rulers of the ancient city of Teotihuacan dedicate their largest pyramid to the god of fire, the so-called old god with a signature beard and fire atop his head? Mexican archaeologists announced this week that a figure of the god, called Huehueteotl, was found in a covered pit at the apex of the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan, a popular archaeological site north of Mexico City. Excavations are ongoing, but the discovery suggests that a long-disappeared temple at the top of the pyramid was used to perform ritual offerings to the fire god, Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, or INAH, said in a statement Monday.
October 4, 2009 |
For five consecutive nights, I stood at my front door and watched the Station fire lick at the hillside. The tongues of shooting flame looked to be only a few hundred feet away. Actually, the fire was burning a mile and a half up the mountain from my home in La Crescenta. I live below Foothill Boulevard, I comforted myself. There was no way the fire was going to make it down here. We aren't like those crazy people who tempt fate by living in harm's way. Even after a 2 a.m. evacuation call, I believed my family and I were safe.
November 21, 2012
Re "Sheriff's officials swapped bloody photos," Nov. 17 Assuming these two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies actually did exchange bloody photos accompanied by texted jokes, is there any conceivable reason why they both shouldn't immediately lose their jobs? I don't care whether or not they broke the official rule on bragging about brutality. These deputies have betrayed the public trust and revealed a phenomenal lack of judgment. There are plenty of capable men and women out there who could do the job well without having to beat someone up and make a joke out of it. Bart Braverman Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: Valet violations Letters: Romney's gifts keep on giving Letters: No peace, but plenty of blame in the Mideast
December 31, 2012 |
The Chicago Bears announced on Monday that they have fired Coach Lovie Smith. And the Buffalo Bills have fired Coach Chan Gailey. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Bears have sent out consent forms to teams requesting permission to interview head-coaching candidates. The Bears were eliminated from playoff contention Sunday when Minnesota beat Green Bay. The Bills beat the Jets in their finale, 28-9, but finished last in the AFC East at 6-10. Buffalo has yet to announce whether it plans to keep General Manager Buddy Nix, whose acquisition of several high-priced defensive players did not achieve the team's desired results.