The Los Angeles Times

Even as gay rights battles are won, transgender people continue to face obstacles

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
No one becomes a mass shooter without a mass-shooting gun

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
U.S. women's hockey cruises to gold-medal game after 5-0 victory over Finland

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
Despite slip, French couple is in second after short dance

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
All-Star experience in L.A. hopefully leads LeBron James to join Lakers

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
Joel Embiid was the center of attention at NBA All-Star game

Joel Embiid was the center of attention at NBA All-Star game

Minnesota center Karl-Anthony Towns, one of the best young players in the league, should’ve been walking around Los Angeles and Staples Center on Sunday soaking in everything. It was, after all, his
For Compton native DeMar DeRozan, All-Star game in L.A. was 'dream come true'

For Compton native DeMar DeRozan, All-Star game in L.A. was 'dream come true'

DeMar DeRozan eased his way into the interview room Sunday night wearing a black baseball cap backwards, his black backpack slung over his shoulder and his feelings still raw from losing. He had found
Team LeBron defeats Team Stephen as defense makes rare appearance in NBA All-Star game

Team LeBron defeats Team Stephen as defense makes rare appearance in NBA All-Star game

LeBron James and Kevin Durant trapped Stephen Curry, then Curry got the ball to DeMar DeRozan, who found himself stuck behind a defensive effort not expected in the All-Star game. Then, after the
Wind-driven fire burns 900 acres in rural Inyo County, threatening historic landmark

Wind-driven fire burns 900 acres in rural Inyo County, threatening historic landmark

A wind-driven wildfire exploded to about 900 acres in Inyo County on Sunday night, triggering evacuations and threatening a historic railroad station built in the 1880s, authorities said. As many as
1 killed, 5 injured when suspect crashes during pursuit in Palmdale, authorities say

1 killed, 5 injured when suspect crashes during pursuit in Palmdale, authorities say

A woman was killed and several people were injured when a girl suspected of carjacking led deputies on a short pursuit in Palmdale on Sunday and crashed into an SUV, authorities said. Five people
Monday's TV highlights: 'The Alienist' on TNT

Monday's TV highlights: 'The Alienist' on TNT

SERIES The Bachelor Arie travels to Los Angeles, Arkansas, Minnesota and Virginia to visit the homes of the four remaining bachelorettes. 8 p.m. ABC Independent Lens Filmmaker Stanley Nelson’s
Pac-12 basketball: Stanford holds off late surge to beat California

Pac-12 basketball: Stanford holds off late surge to beat California

Daejon Davis scored 22 points before fouling out, Dorian Pickens made two free throws with 8.7 seconds remaining and Stanford overcame an erratic second half to beat California 77-73 on Sunday. The
California finally gets a winter as snow, freezing temperatures move in

California finally gets a winter as snow, freezing temperatures move in

California is bracing for below-freezing temperatures, wind and some light snow this Presidents Day after several weeks of unseasonably warm weather, forecasters said. In the San Francisco Bay Area, a
El foco en los Dreamers genera resentimiento en otros inmigrantes indocumentados en el país

El foco en los Dreamers genera resentimiento en otros inmigrantes indocumentados en el país

Desde que Sam Paredes cruzó a los Estados Unidos sin autorización desde México, hace casi 30 años, siguió una filosofía simple: mantener la cabeza baja y tratar de no meterse en problemas. El hombre,
Chris Chelios is still contributing to U.S. men's hockey

Chris Chelios is still contributing to U.S. men's hockey

Chris Chelios was on the U.S. bench Saturday in the Olympic hockey game against Russia. He was stuffed into a dark blue suit, with a pressed shirt and tie. He looked uncomfortable and out of place. In