| Feb 7, 2014
| 2:45 PM
Hugh Laurie only plays a doctor on TV, but he has a following among physicians in Germany who are crediting his fictional Dr. House with helping them diagnose a man with a life-threatening case of cobalt intoxication.
The 55-year-old patient was...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:37 PM
EDEN, N.C. — Pete Harrison dipped his kayak paddle into a gray stain on the bank of the murky Dan River. He pulled out a sticky gob 4 inches thick.
"That's pure coal ash," he said.
Harrison, a lawyer with the Waterkeeper Alliance, was kayaking...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 6:21 PM
DURHAM, N.C. – North Carolina environmental regulators acknowledged Sunday that they had erroneously reported results of early toxic tests in the Dan River after a huge coal ash spill, specifically, that arsenic was within safe levels.
| Feb 11, 2014
| 9:28 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. — State regulators in North Carolina have asked a judge to delay what environmentalists claim is a sweetheart deal with Duke Energy designed to protect the nation's largest electrical utility from heavy fines for allowing coal ash into...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Paul Masvidal has played in some of America's most intense heavy metal bands for more than 20 years. Visit his Echo Park home, however, and it's clear he's finally found peace.
The 43-year-old singer-guitarist, sinewy and gently graying at the temples,...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Digital media company Defy Media has acquired Viacom's gaming digital properties Addicting Games, GameTrailers and Shockwave, while in return Viacom has taken a minority equity stake in Defy.
Viacom and Defy, formed last year by the merger of Alloy...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Novelty in the watch world usually falls into two camps. The most ambitious -- and hardest to understand -- is tweaking what's under the hood (so to speak), pushing the timekeeping technological envelope by adding more and more complications (each...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 1:58 PM
The California Department of Public Health's new cap on water contaminant chromium 6 of 10 parts per billion is set to take effect July 1 after the limit received final approval from an administrative arm of the department last week.
The Office of...
| May 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A number of tastings are coming to the Wine Source, 3601 Elm Ave., in the next couple of weeks.
On Friday, May 23, from 5-7 p.m., you can sample some impressive wines from two Italian producers, Le Ragose, of Valpollicella, and Marziano Abbona, of...
| May 20, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Lionsgate has acquired the feature film rights to "The Merciless" with "Pretty Little Liars" creator I. Marlene King on board to write and direct.
Based on the Danielle Vega horror novel inspired by real events and set for publication on June 12, 2014,...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Environmental regulators said Thursday that they gave the final go-ahead for construction of the Harbor Point project, allowing the developer to begin driving pilings next week for a new Exelon Corp. office tower at the former factory site laced with...