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OPINIÓN: Nadie se convierte en un asesino masivo sin un arma que dispara masivamente

Mire, es realmente simple: los tiroteos masivos continuarán en este país hasta que finalmente prohibamos las armas de tiro masivo.

Cuantas más balas pueda disparar un arma rápidamente, más personas morirán.

Bastante básico. No necesitamos torcer la lógica elemental para llegar a una conclusión...

02/19/2018 03:01 PM
A Star Is Born: Benicio Del Toro turns 51 today
02/19/2018 03:00 PM
How to deal with currency while in Vietnam, and other money-saving tips

Question: I will be traveling to Vietnam. Am I legally permitted to bring Vietnamese currency into Vietnam from the United States?

Joe Joffino


Answer: You may take Vietnamese currency into Vietnam from the U.S. and vice versa.

Just for background: The dong is the national currency issued...

02/19/2018 03:00 PM
Canada women beat Russia 5-0, will meet U.S. in hockey final
02/19/2018 02:45 PM
California finalmente siente el invierno con nieve y temperaturas bajo cero

California se prepara para temperaturas bajo cero, viento y algo de nieve este Día de los Presidentes después de varias semanas de clima inusualmente cálido, dijeron los meteorólogos.

En el área de la Bahía de San Francisco, una advertencia de congelamiento estará en vigencia desde el lunes por...

02/19/2018 02:17 PM
Summer openings: Toy Story Land at Disney Hollywood Studios, Pixar Pier at California Adventure Park

Expect more Pixar-themed rides and thrills this summer at Disney theme parks in California and Florida.

Disney’s Hollywood Studios is set to open Toy Story Land on June 30 at the Walt Disney World Resort theme park in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Pixar Pier will make its debut June 23 at California Adventure...

02/19/2018 02:15 PM
Food pros teach you the secret to great tacos on culinary cruise to Mexico

Spice up your life this spring on a West Coast culinary cruise with Princess Cruises that will feature Bill Esparza, James Beard award winner and food journalist.

The four-day voyage, which will depart Los Angeles on March 22, will also include chefs Sabina Bandera and Carlos Salgado, recently...

02/19/2018 02:00 PM
L.A. County's homeless problem is worsening despite billions from tax measures

Los Angeles County’s homeless population is increasing faster than the supply of new housing, even with the addition of thousands of beds in the last two years and millions of dollars beginning to flow in from two ballot measures targeting the crisis, according to a long-awaited report by the region’s...

02/19/2018 02:00 PM
Ike and Tina Turner's former L.A. home finds a proud buyer

Just as big wheels keep on turning, so goes the real estate market. The onetime home of '60s soul duo Ike and Tina Turner in L.A.’s View Park area has rolled off the market, selling for $1.4 million.

Built in 1956, the remodeled house maintains a Midcentury Modern vibe with a double-door entry...

02/19/2018 02:00 PM
Essential California: Obsession with 'Dreamers' breeds resentment among with illegal immigrants

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Monday, Feb. 19 — Presidents Day. Here’s what’s happening across California:


So-called “Dreamers” have become the focus of so much of the immigration debate, with Democrats saying protecting them is a line in the...

02/19/2018 01:30 PM
Monday's Winter Olympics TV schedule
02/19/2018 01:00 PM
Christy Wise lost her leg and, with gold medal-winning brother David, found greater purpose

The alarming text messages piled up on David Wise’s phone on an April night almost three years ago.

His sister, Christy, had been in a paddleboarding accident. She might lose her right leg.

Wise dropped to his knees and prayed.

“We naturally take life for granted. We naturally take things like...

02/19/2018 01:00 PM
Today: Another Former Trump Aide Will Plead Guilty

More developments in the Russia investigation, as President Trump unleashes another tweet storm.


Another Former Trump Aide Will Plead Guilty

Donald Trump’s former deputy campaign manager Richard Gates will plead guilty to fraud-related charges within days and has made clear to prosecutors...

02/19/2018 01:00 PM
Racing! Don’t stop now, one more day of racing
Horse racing newsletter
02/19/2018 01:00 PM
California Inc.: Will the stock market's roller coaster ride continue?

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business Section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Markets are closed Monday for Presidents Day. We’ll see after that if volatility remains...

02/19/2018 01:00 PM
USC students explore civil rights, national security in university's first history class on WWII internment

USC faculty member Susan Kamei was struck by discomforting moments of deja vu during the 2016 presidential campaign.

As some calls rose for restrictions on Muslims and Arab Americans, purportedly to protect national security, Kamei thought of her parents. Exactly 76 years ago Monday, President...

02/19/2018 01:00 PM
Mikaela Shiffrin drops downhill to focus on combined at Winter Olympics
02/19/2018 12:33 PM
Don't blame the 2nd Amendment. Blame our politics

Seventeen young people were killed and many more wounded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Wednesday in Parkland, Fla. “No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school,” tweeted President Trump, a sentiment we can surely all share. But it also rings hollow....

02/19/2018 12:10 PM
Widening freeways is so 20th century — the 710 Freeway deserves better

The 710 Freeway is a congested, diesel-polluted mess of a road. Built in the 1950s and 1960s, it was never intended to accommodate the endless swarm of vehicles, and particularly trucks, using the freeway today.

Seven days a week, big rigs rumble up and down the 710, hauling containers from the...

02/19/2018 12:10 PM
Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn't always be believing

All it takes is a single selfie.

From that static image, an algorithm can quickly create a moving, lifelike avatar: a video not recorded, but fabricated from whole cloth by software.

With more time, Pinscreen, the Los Angeles start-up behind the technology, believes its renderings will become so...

02/19/2018 12:00 PM
Even as gay rights battles are won, transgender people continue to face obstacles

In post-marriage-equality America, where same-sex couples live openly and increasingly are embraced in their communities, those on the conservative right who once pushed back against gay rights now appear to have shifted their focus to the transgender community.

So far this year, 10 states have...

02/19/2018 11:00 AM
No one becomes a mass shooter without a mass-shooting gun

Look, it’s really simple: Mass shootings will continue in this country until we finally ban mass-shooting weapons.

The more bullets a gun can fire rapidly, the more people will die.

Pretty basic stuff. We don’t need to twist elementary logic into a contortion.

Anyone who doesn’t understand this...

02/19/2018 08:05 AM
U.S. women's hockey cruises to gold-medal game after 5-0 victory over Finland

None of the last 10 days really mattered and that included Monday, when the United States cruised to a 5-0 victory over Finland in the semifinals of the Olympic women’s hockey tournament.

The games played up to this point have served as something of a prolonged and gratuitous qualification phase...

02/19/2018 07:40 AM
Despite slip, French couple is in second after short dance

All that held Gabriella Papadakis’ costume together were a few frayed threads and the prayers of her partner, Guillaume Cizeron.

The top of her dress came loose while the French couple warmed up for the short dance portion of the ice dance competition on Monday at Gangneung Ice Arena but they had...

02/19/2018 07:35 AM
All-Star experience in L.A. hopefully leads LeBron James to join Lakers

Remember this, LeBron.

Remember how you celebrated the sound of the buzzer by sticking out your arms, screaming from your gut, running across the floor, leaping into chests.

Remember how the Staples Center crowd accompanied every light step with a roar of appreciation and admiration and … hope?

02/19/2018 07:20 AM