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China proposes to scrap presidential term limit, clearing way for Xi Jinping to stay in power

China’s Communist Party plans to eliminate presidential term limits, paving the way for Xi Jinping to stay in office and solidify control over the world’s largest country. Senior officials proposed removing from the constitution language that permits the president and vice president to serve “no...

NRA rejects Trump's call for age limit on gun purchases

NRA rejects President Trump's proposal to raise age limit for gun sales from 18 to 21, but denies 'daylight' between its supporters and the White House

Coastal road trip in Western Australia is a dream come true

Rainbow lorikeets and bright pink galah cockatoos flitted between eucalyptus trees and banksia blossoms that resembled giant yellow and orange candles. We were in the middle of Perth, prowling Kings Park and Botanic Garden , one of the world’s largest city parks and a 1,003-acre urban oasis of wild...

Sailor dies after being hit by spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton

A sailor who was seriously injured by a spinning helicopter blade at Camp Pendleton on Wednesday has died, the Marine Corps reported Saturday. The sailor, who had been assigned to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, was struck by a spinning UH-1Y Venom tail rotor blade about 6:10 p.m. Wednesday at Camp...

Olympics say good-bye to Pyeongchang with big party

After 16 days of sliding, skating, jumping and sweeping, the Pyeongchang Games have come to a close with one last party.The Winter Olympics concluded Sunday night with a bash at the Pyeongchang Olympic Stadium, a final hurrah for the venue before it's demolished.Among the participants were Olympi...

Campbell Hall coach launches seven on seven youth football league

Concerned about parents not allowing their kids to play tackle football or learn the game before high school, Campbell Hall Coach Dennis Keyes is launching a youth seven on seven league that begins Sunday at Campbell Hall and will run through April.“My hope is to keep families that may be swayed ...

Varsity Times Insider: The latest sports news from Southern California's high school teams

Eric Sondheimer has been covering high school sports for the Los Angeles Times since 1997 and in Southern California since 1976. Get his latest from the field and follow all our prep sports coverage and analysis here.

Indie Focus: Bold new worlds in 'Annihilation,' 'Mute' and 'The Young Karl Marx'

Hello! I'm Mark Olsen . Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies. For The Envelope, Glenn Whipp spent some time in Encino with filmmaker Paul Thomas Anderson , who was in a playful and chatty mood. Anderson’s “Phantom Thread” could be seen as an variation...

A panoply of places to honor America's women

It’s always worth celebrating National Women’s History Month, which occurs every March. Given the tenor of the times and a certain five-letter hashtag that’s been circulating on social media, it’s an ideal time to visit places that celebrate women and women’s issues. You may know about the Women’s...

L.A. movie openings, March 2

March 2 But Deliver Us From Evil The traditional mystical character Lilith terrorizes present-day Atlanta. With Eric Roberts, Grant Harvey, Pooch Hall, Torrei Hart, Thorsten Kaye. Written and directed by Joshua Coates. (1:59) NR. Death Wish Bruce Willis stars in this remake as a surgeon seeking...

In this Pomona Valley city, it's now illegal to cross the street while on the phone

Chances are, you’ve had this experience: You’re behind the wheel at a stop sign or traffic light and have the right of way, when a pedestrian, looking down at a cellphone, steps off the curb in front of your car. Now, one Southern California city is trying to tackle so-called distracted walking,...

A Santa Monica pilot wanted to save the city's airport. So he gave the mayor a free flight

With the city itching to close it down, pilot Russ Landau seized on a chance to help save the Santa Monica Municipal Airport. The owner of a small single-engine plane, Landau said he was asked to fly Tony Vazquez, then the city’s mayor, to the Central Coast. “I thought cool, I want to meet the...

The week ahead in L.A. classical music, Feb. 25-March 4: Ebène Quartet and more

Classical Compiled by Matt Cooper Calder Quartet Works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Kurtág. The Broad Stage, 1310 11th St., Santa Monica. Sun., 4 p.m. $35 and up. (310) 434-3200. Culver City Symphony Orchestra Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, plus works by Ravel and Enescu. Veterans Memorial Auditorium,...

Sunday Conversation: Melanie Griffith, from 'Working Girl' to Mrs. Robinson

The actress says she jumped at the chance to play Mrs. Robinson in a stage version of "The Graduate" at Laguna Playhouse. "Why not?" she asked.
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