| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:59 AM
Marijuana is going mainstream: Totally legal in Colorado and Washington; medicinally legal in Connecticut, 19 other states and the District of Columbia. But is it mainstream safe?
Connecticut's new medical pot law requires state-licensed growers to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Forget voice commands and touch gestures: A London firm has developed a way for Google Glass users to control their devices just by thinking.
This Place, an agency that specializes in creating user interfaces and experiences for programs used in the...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Since taking the helm of the Los Angeles Police Department, Charlie Beck has been one of the more prolific letter-writing chiefs. The Times has published five of his often lengthy letters since he became chief in 2009, and — as one would expect...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 1:41 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A judge's recent decision to deny DNA testing in a murder conviction might be the end of the road for a man who has argued his innocence for 20 years.
Newport News Circuit Judge David F. Pugh denied Nathaniel Pierce's motion last...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 5:15 PM
The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
| Jul 9, 2014
Eighty-three local students received college scholarships from donors to the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties.
The Community Foundation has about 100 scholarship funds, established by donors and this year more than $730,000 has...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 5:33 PM
The third trial delivered salvation for Jesse Lee Miller Jr., long accused of participating in the May 1, 1999 killing of Chick-fil-A night manager Nicholas Megrath.
Thanking God and his lawyers, Miller walked out of the Palm Beach County Courthouse...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:05 AM
SEATTLE For Will Peterman, the first thrill was spotting a rare, Western bumblebee north of Seattle last summer.
The second was when the calls and emails started rolling in.
Once abundant throughout the Western United States, the bumblebee with the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Developers citing new scientific evidence are pressing to end federal protections for the California gnatcatcher, whose status as a threatened species has barred development in many areas of prime Southern California coastal real estate for two decades....
| Jun 23, 2014
| 5:57 PM
— The DNA evidence implicating a rape suspect languished in a Hollywood police refrigerator for nearly three years.
Investigators finally submitted the DNA for testing earlier this year — one month after suspect Kareem Malcolm was implicated...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 3:14 PM
In the years after restaurant manager Nicholas Megrath's brutal murder on May 1, 1999, Jesse Lee Miller Jr. says he tried to live a normal life even as he remained a suspect in his former co-worker's death.
Miller held jobs at fast-food joints, toiled in...