Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsNot Live Web
IN THE NEWS

Not Live Web

OPINION
August 31, 2013
Re "A moral and legal test for Obama," Aug. 28 U.S. officials are claiming they have irrefutable evidence of a poison gas attack against civilians in Syria. Trade those words for something like "convinced that there are weapons of mass destruction. " Ring any bells? Kim Righetti Upland ALSO: Mailbag: Syria -- to strike or not to strike Letters: Egypt's choices and U.S. options Letters: iPads won't cure what ails LAUSD
Advertisement
OPINION
August 17, 2013
Re "How to close Guantanamo," Opinion, Aug. 14 Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Dick Durbin propose steps to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which holds Al Qaeda terrorists. These proposals threaten U.S. security and should be rejected. They suggest transferring certain detainees to Yemen, where a terrorist involved in the bombing of the U.S. Navy destroyer Cole has "escaped" from prison and remains at large. They also say detainees should be transferred to the U.S. Once Al Qaeda detainees are brought here, even for detention and trial, it increases the chances they may be released into our country.
OPINION
August 14, 2013
Re "Community college district bans guns from its 9 campuses," Aug. 11 The Times writes that a mass shooting at and around Santa Monica College in June "renewed debate that had begun after the 2007 shootings at Virginia Tech over whether to allow guns on college campuses. " It is difficult to understand why. Did the absence of a gun ban contribute to this shooting? Would one have prevented John Zawahri from entering the campus with an assault rifle and gunning down innocent bystanders?
BUSINESS
August 14, 2013
Re "Trial showcases military jury system," Aug. 11 Readers may be left with the impression that trying Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan by a court-martial board of senior officers is somehow unfair. By signing up and obtaining a rank of captain because of his psychiatry degree, Hasan chose to be subject to the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Jury members must be senior in rank to the accused so no one can claim that the accused compelled the jury to acquit him. They are educated, engaged and focused on the case and are on full pay for the duration.
WORLD
August 12, 2013 | By Raja Abdulrahim
CAIRO - When the military didn't come, the protesters went to sleep. The supporters of deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi stayed up all night, expecting - based on rumors and media reports - that security forces would finally act on the interim government's vow to clear out their encampment in Nahda Square by Cairo University. Some sang songs throughout the night to pass the time, others played pingpong. But when morning came uneventfully, the protesters finally lay down to rest.
OPINION
August 10, 2013
Re "Amber Alert is wake-up call," Aug. 7 A poor girl was kidnapped by a man who allegedly murdered her mother and brother and set her house on fire. When people got the Amber Alert of this horrific situation on their phones, some were merely annoyed because their phones made a loud noise. More shocking than such heartlessness is that these people didn't mind being quoted in the media. Frances Longmire Los Angeles ALSO: Letters: L.A.'s treacherous sidewalks Mailbag: Prisoners have rights, readers say Gloria Molina: I can't fire Sheriff Baca, but you can
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 10, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
Fire crews made significant headway Saturday containing the Silver fire, which has blackened 19,000 acres and destroyed 26 homes in the San Gorgonio Pass in Riverside County. By evening the wildfire was 70% contained and the 2,106 firefighters on the scene had succeeded in keeping the blaze out of the San Bernardino National Forest. "Things are looking real good," said Robbie Richard, a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Evacuation orders had been lifted for several areas, although they remained in place for the communities of Vista Grande, Twin Pines and Silent Valley.
BUSINESS
August 9, 2013 | By Andrew Tangel
NEW YORK - The stock market's longest weekly winning streak in a year came to an end as summer doldrums set in on Wall Street. Major U.S. indexes closed moderately lower Friday, with the Dow Jones industrial average sagging 72.81 points, or nearly 0.5%, to 15,425.51. For the week, the Dow and other indexes finished down about 1%, ending a string of six straight weekly gains. Some analysts saw the pullback as a temporary lull amid minimal economic data. Trading volume was especially light as money managers started their annual August getaways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2013 | By Chris Megerian and Lee Romney
SACRAMENTO - Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking a judge's help to prevent a potentially crippling Bay Area transit strike as negotiators continue working to end an acrimonious, months-long contract dispute. If the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and its biggest unions do not reach a deal by Sunday morning, Brown will ask a San Francisco judge to order a 60-day "cooling-off period" in which workers would be prevented from walking off the job. A strike would "significantly disrupt public transportation services in the greater San Francisco Bay Area and endanger the public health, safety and welfare," according to a petition filed Friday by Brown and California Atty.
SPORTS
August 9, 2013 | By Mike DiGiovanna
CLEVELAND - The Angels have been awful against left-handed pitchers, beginning Friday with a .239 average against them. They lead the American League with 85 errors. Their bullpen has been horrible, with a 1-7 record, five blown saves and a 7.68 earned-run average in 13 games before Friday. So Friday night's 5-2 victory over the Cleveland Indians in Progressive Field, which ended a four-game losing streak, was a little different. The Angels scored all their runs in the first inning off Indians left-hander Scott Kazmir.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|