| Sep 26, 2009
Thousands of people with criminal pasts that include violent felonies and hurting children have been hired to work in Florida's child-care centers during the past two decades, a ( Fort Lauderdale) Sun Sentinel investigation has found.
In October, a...
| Feb 26, 2009
In the flashy television ad that has served as his calling card to voters, Los Angeles city attorney candidate Carmen "Nuch" Trutanich compressed his 30-year legal career into a narrow sliver: the time he spent prosecuting serious gang crimes.
| Dec 8, 2009
Officials in the U.S. and Vietnamese governments agreed in 2002 to carry out joint research on the health and environmental impact of Agent Orange and other toxic defoliants, on the assumption that aid would follow the scientific results.
| Dec 8, 2009
When environmental activists began a survey of birth defects in this small migrant farming town halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, the results were alarming.
Approximately 20 babies were born here during the 14 months beginning in September...
| Jan 9, 2010
The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation will hold a household hazardous waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 in Canoga Park. The collection will take place at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, on De Soto Avenue by...
| Jan 17, 2010
An industrial chemical developed to help separate heavy metals from polluted soil and mining drainage is being sold as a dietary supplement by a luminary in the world of alternative autism treatments.
Called OSR#1, the supplement is described on its...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 4:07 PM
It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction.
While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 4:38 PM
A Glendale Heights man was seriously injured when fireworks exploded inside his home today, prompting the evacuation of 10 nearby houses, authorities said.
Agents from the FBI and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted local...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 7:26 PM
Have you ever been instructed by your spouse that it is your turn to cook dinner, then 4 p.m. comes around and you just realized you have not taken anything out of the freezer? You then look in the refrigerator for leftovers and your mind starts coming up...
| Aug 18, 2010
More than 1,000 Los Angeles County households on Saturday dropped off a combined 80,000 pounds of electronic and hazardous waste, including computer monitors, motor oil and buckets of paint, at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center, officials said....
| Mar 24, 2010
Some consumers are more than willing to pay higher prices for organically grown food. But are organic strawberries worth the extra dollar?
The health benefits of organic food are one of the most intensely debated issues in the food industry. By...