| Dec 21, 2013
| 11:16 AM
In the wake of last month's deadly shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, a local congresswoman has called for improvements to airport security, including the permanent assignment of armed police officers near passenger screening checkpoints....
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:03 AM
The semiautomatic rifle used in the LAX shooting rampage Friday was purchased at a Van Nuys gun store and could fit into the bag the alleged gunman brought to the airport, a federal law enforcement source told The Times.
The source said the weapon was a...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 12:47 PM
With the Transportation Security Administration, there is almost always a method to the madness. For instance, fliers who found themselves standing out on the runway after the LAX shooting last November should have been relieved that they were out of...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In a canvas tent in the Himalayan foothills, where winter breaths drifted in the twilight, Tibetan monks, their feet dangling from benches, watched a pirated copy of "Titanic." The diminutive men, camped along a rutted road leading to the Dalai Lama's...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Chris Pine was well aware of his action-hero options.
Accepting the lead role in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" — the $60-million thriller that hits theaters Friday — the actor became the fourth man to portray novelist Tom Clancy's iconic CIA...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Who knew that what was on the mind of Adam Sternbergh, the acute and witty observer of pop culture, was an assassin-for-hire in a forsaken New York? In his first novel, “Shovel Ready,” Sternbergh envisions a New York that’s largely...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 4:00 PM
WASHINGTON — The woman who indicted Osama bin Laden wants to strike fear into Wall Street.
Mary Jo White, the former U.S. attorney in Manhattan who wanted to prosecute the terrorist mastermind before the 9/11 attacks, has tried to stiffen the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:17 AM
As the five-year statute of limitations approaches for the wrongdoing that bequeathed us the Great Recession, the question of why no high-level executives have been prosecuted becomes more urgent.
You won't find a better, more incisive discussion of the...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:30 PM
WASHINGTON — President Obama is preparing a package of intelligence reforms that will probably put a public advocate for the first time in the secret court that approves surveillance practices and remove a controversial telephone records database...
| Jan 9, 2014
It has been more than a year since the Senate Intelligence Committee approved a voluminous report on the detention and interrogation practices of the George W. Bush administration. But the 6,000-page document remains under wraps, even as defenders of...
| Jan 9, 2014
Re "Future terrorists," Opinion, Jan. 6
Former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman believes that "articulating the narrative about what the United States stands for" will help deter future terrorists, and that our problem is that we aren't doing a good job of...