| Dec 25, 2013
| 9:30 AM
We praise our military heroes for their courage in battle, as we should. But there are other heroes from the military who deserve our acclaim as well — the sexually abused men and women who have come forward in the public eye ("Military sexual...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 2:43 PM
"So the last shall be first, and the first last." This quote from the King James Bible is my response to Scientific American's Top 10 stories of 2013. Their tenth-ranked story about the BRAIN initiative is my top story for the year.
I refer to Brain...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 5:54 PM
A man who forced his way into a Reseda apartment Friday night and shot its two occupants -- one fatally -- is a 32-year-old Iraq war veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, Los Angeles police said.
For reasons still unclear to...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Glenda Flowers stood at the edge of a crowd of angry veterans at San Francisco's War Memorial building. They had been waiting months, even years, to hear whether they would receive disability benefits, and they were tired of excuses....
| Jan 17, 2014
| 9:00 AM
A combination of exposure therapy and gene stimulation may be the best way to alter fear-provoking memories that are the persistent core of post-traumatic stress and anxiety disorders, a new study suggests.
Using fear-conditioned mice, researchers found...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Brandy King wants a judge to order her abusive ex-husband not to contact her ever again. But as Maryland law now stands, the courts can't do that.
King asked a state Senate committee Tuesday to change the law as she testified in support of legislation,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Antony Starr worries that he's angered the producers of his Cinemax series "Banshee," or possibly the universe in general.
"If I'm honest it has crossed my mind that possibly I've done wrong to someone, I've pissed them off in some way," the New...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 4:28 PM
When a tragedy strikes -- whether it's a shooting like the one at The Mall in Columbia, or one of the seemingly endless string of school shootings across the country -- it's often difficult to know how to discuss these incidents with your children. Tell...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 10:19 PM
Even as she pleaded for a sentence that would let her live in sunshine again, a 17-year-old girl convicted of murdering her parents expressed little remorse other than admitting to mistakes.
Cynthia Alvarez said she had been a victim of abuse at the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:26 PM
An Iraq war veteran who blamed post-traumatic stress disorder for choking and stabbing his 22-year-old girlfriend to death was sentenced Thursday to 26 years to life in prison.
Allowed by his attorney to apologize for the first time since the January...