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Slot car racing fad of the 1960s is popular again — with men in their 60s

When he was 14, Ed Shorer loved nothing as much as slot car racing. All his free time and spare change were spent at the track, where he and his buddies, gripping hand-held electric controllers, raced their tiny cars whipping around curves and corners. That was half a century ago. But on a hot...

As he investigates Trump's aides, special counsel's record shows surprising flaws

When he was named special counsel in May, Robert S. Mueller III was hailed as the ideal lawman — deeply experienced, strait-laced and nonpartisan — to investigate whether President Trump’s campaign had helped with Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The accolades squared with Mueller’s...

Black Friday-Cyber Monday bargains at 10 cruise lines could send you packing

Some cruise lines got an early start on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, starting their sales before Thanksgiving. Here are some that are underway or beginning over the holiday weekend — and you don’t need to go farther than your laptop to find them. Carnival Cruises The cruise line offers...

Stop playing the pension blame game

When a city, school district or other local government agency gets into financial trouble and pulls out of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System because it can’t make its required contribution to the pension fund, that bodes ill for the benefits it has promised its retirees. At best,...

Colin Kaepernick doesn't vote. That's his right, and he's a 'good citizen' for exercising it.

To the editor: George Skelton got outside his expertise when he wrote about former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. (“Colin Kaepernick as ‘citizen of the year’? Not quite — good citizens vote,” Nov. 20) Please don’t start the nonsense that it is our duty to vote, especially for...

Trump says he's behind our surging economy. He needs to be more specific.

To the editor: President Trump was swept into office on the support of people who wanted him to be their champion and provide the leadership necessary to make our government more responsive to them. They want the president to build an even stronger and more vibrant America. (“Strong economy boosts...

Women who accused 'Gossip Girl' star Ed Westwick of sexual assault speak out; actor denies allegations

For both women, the encounter began the same. They were each invited to “Gossip Girl” star Ed Westwick’s home by a mutual friend. When their Uber driver dropped them off, they drank and hung out at the house for hours. Eventually, they each went to a spare bedroom to sleep. Then, the women both...

No president should have the sole authority to launch a nuclear first strike

To the editor: It is perplexing that The Times Editorial Board favors a policy that could kill millions of people. (“Yes, Trump with the nuclear codes is terrifying. But the threat of a first strike is a vital deterrent,” editorial, Nov. 18) Any use of nuclear weapons would have unacceptable humanitarian...

Want 24-hour access to public bathrooms in your neighborhood? Neither do Venice's residents.

To the editor: Los Angeles faces two real crises: the largest homeless population in the nation and a hepatitis A outbreak. To deal with it, Conor Friedersdorf calls for opening up public restrooms in one community — Venice. (“Want L.A.’s hepatitis A crisis to get even worse? Follow Venice Beach’s...

Today: Michael Flynn and the Turkish Connection

President Trump’s former national security advisor is under scrutiny for his ties to Ankara. TOP STORIES Michael Flynn and the Turkish Connection Michael Flynn lasted 24 days in the White House as President Trump’s national security advisor before being forced out for misleading officials about...

Black Friday retail workers are treated like yo-yos. They need scheduling protections

When you go shopping this holiday season, you’ll no doubt come across smiling cashiers and perky sales clerks. But behind the holiday cheer, many retail workers have very un-merry tales to tell about the craziness of their work schedules. I’ve heard many tales of woe over the last five years —...

President Trump has engaged forcefully in several issues involving athletes. Here's a sampling

President Trump, unlike his predecessors, has in recent months focused his attention on criticizing athletes. The criticism, some say, is unwarranted.

Cheering Zimbabweans greet country's new leader

Exuberant Zimbabweans greeted the swearing-in Friday of Emmerson Mnangagwa, the country's second leader since independence from white minority rule in 1980. Mnangagwa, fired this month as vice president, will lead after the resignation of 93-year-old Robert Mugabe, who succumbed to pressure to...

Antonio Villaraigosa left the mayor's office 'with no job, no house, no car.' Here's how he made millions since then

A glimpse at Villaraigosa's tax returns shows how he's made millions since he left the mayor's office - and how he's still paying for personal foibles and remains connected with the Hollywood red carpets he once enjoyed walking.

College basketball: No. 2 Arizona loses again at Battle 4 Atlantis in Bahamas

Ben Emelogu scored 20 points and Southern Methodist upset No. 2 Arizona 66-60 in Thursday night's consolation round at the Battle 4 Atlantis, handing the Wildcats their second consecutive loss to an unranked opponent in the Bahamas. The Mustangs (5-1) blew an 11-point lead in the second half but...

Chargers lucky they didn't leave Dallas kicking themselves after Nick Novak injury

Chargers kicker Nick Novak was in the locker room getting pain-killing injections in his lower back and hip flexor in the first quarter of Thursday’s game when he heard the television announcers reference a video that was quickly spreading on social media. Novak’s emergency backup, punter Drew...

Redskins turn back Giants in Thanksgiving nightcap

Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-six, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time. The two NFC East rivals combined for more punts...

Chargers' defense puts a stamp on 'it' — a 28-6 victory over Dallas

The word is “swagger,” but Chargers defensive tackle Damion Square isn’t very fond of it. There are better ways to describe the “it” the Chargers defense is playing with, the display that was clear as could be in the team’s 28-6 win Thursday against the Cowboys. It’s confidence. It’s attitude....

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