| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
TAMPA, Fla. — As an Army sniper in Iraq and Afghanistan, Gabriel Brown craved danger. Combat satisfied what he called his "adrenaline addiction."
When he returned home to Florida, nothing in civilian life provided the sense of invincibility that...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:41 PM
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) introduced a bill Tuesday to smooth the way for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to partner with private agencies to develop housing for homeless veterans on its West Los Angeles campus.
The legislation would...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
The two-story home at West Broadway and Pacific, built in 1929, may look like many other old homes in Glendale, but inside is an organization whose sole purpose is to help heal military veterans.
A sign above the driveway reads, “Welcome Home...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Jennifer Percy's debut book, "Demon Camp" (Scribner: 223 pp., $26), is a true story about one American soldier's struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. By telling the story of Caleb Daniels and his demons, the writer shines a bright light on...
| Jan 15, 2014
Vietnam veteran Gary Jordan is missing one of his most important troops: she's a 3-year-old Chihuahua mix named Belle who's trained to help him deal with his severe post-traumatic stress disorder.
The 69-year-old is coping while Belle — a...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 7:09 PM
A Harford County teenager admitted to a judge Wednesday that he shot and killed his father, an act he told police was motivated by years of abuse at the hands of a man who treated him like he "was his slave."
Robert C. Richardson III, now 18, pleaded...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Marcus Luttrell is very polite and quiet — "Yessir," "No, ma'am," "Thank you very much" — but his abiding civil demeanor can't mask the fact that the physically imposing former Navy SEAL isn't inclined to suffer fools.
At a breakfast meeting...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
A Florida man who stabbed a visiting Chicago Bears fan to death in a restaurant was sentenced to life in prison Friday, authorities said.
Police say that in October 2012, Matthew R. Hinson, 29, grew enraged when he saw William Pettry, a 42-year-old...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 2:30 AM
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| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:35 AM
Up to a fifth of U.S. service members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have come home with a blast-related concussion or post-traumatic stress disorder — or both.
A study published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry helps detail the...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 12:27 PM
There’s a catchy tune called “When Mama Ain’t Happy (Ain’t Nobody Happy).”
The song is about a man who stays out late drinking and comes home to an angry wife. For such domestic drama, the lyrics and music strike a...