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)
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October 21, 2013 |
Los Angeles fire officials continue to investigate the cause of a high-rise apartment blaze last week that critically injured two people and forced more than 100 residents to find temporary housing. The fire broke out Friday afternoon in an 11 th floor apartment at the Barrington Plaza in the 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard. The fire displaced up to 150 residents living in 51 units on the seventh through 11 th floors, said fire Capt. Jaime Moore. Eight people were injured, including a 2-year-old girl and her grandfather who had been trapped in a smoky stairwell, KTLA reported.
October 2, 2013 |
Some things just aren't funny, the Pima County Sheriff's Department acknowledges. The Arizona law enforcement agency is investigating the way dispatchers handled an emergency call seeking help for a woman who was on fire after a freak accident. Laughter can be heard in the background of the call, according to a tape recording that has gone viral. “We did not perform as I expect or the citizens of this county expect us to,” Capt. Jim Berry, a sheriff's spokesman, told KGUN-TV in Tucson.
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
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August 11, 2013 |
The Silver fire has grown to nearly 20,000 acres but firefighters believe they have a firm handle on the Riverside County blaze. As of Sunday morning, the fire had burned 19,436 and was 75% contained. A firefighter received minor injuries while battling the blaze Saturday, bringing the total number of those injured to eight, including one civilian who was badly burned. The fire, which started Wednesday, has destroyed 26 homes as it moves eastward over dry, rugged land south of Banning.