| Dec 7, 2014
| 4:23 PM
Kevin Sweat stashes two packs of cigarillos into the seat of his walker on wheels and rolls it down the ramp of the Gerald D. Robison Residence. His shoes scrape on the concrete driveway as he shuffles the walker to a spot near the street.
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:35 AM
Baseball's annual winter meetings officially begin today in San Diego. The lobby of the Manchester Grand Hyatt will be filled with reporters, agents and club executives.
There might have been some awkward moments Sunday night as the Orioles club brass...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 3:34 PM
It's nearing Christmas and Ann Johnson isn't there to coordinate the family get-together, the decorating of the house, the buying of presents and a long list of other things.
As a former bookkeeper, office manager and legal secretary, Johnson was the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:28 PM
For the past two years, Major League Baseball's public relations departments have come together to organize auctions to benefit cancer research.
This year, after the death of Orioles public relations director Monica Barlow to lung cancer in February,...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 3:05 PM
By analyzing dynamic brain scans, Yale researchers have pinpointed a different brain response between male and female smokers, a finding that could lead to breakthroughs in developing gender-specific treatments to help smokers quit.
| Nov 23, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Oren Miller's children — 6-year-old Liam and 4-year-old Madeline — lean in close as they play Chutes and Ladders with their dad.
"OK, Madeline, you're at 42. Count forward six," he says, his voice gentle.
He is wearing three layers despite...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 7:28 PM
Three years ago, Richmond City Councilman Jeff Ritterman became aware that about a third of his city's fifth- and seventh- graders were obese, and that the numbers were getting worse.
A retired cardiologist who got into politics to improve public...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
The distress call came in early July from a longtime resident of Brentwood.
"The Piatigorsky house is being demolished," she said. "We were their neighbors for 60 years." Los Angeles was losing part of its cultural history, she said.
| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:53 PM
A daughter and the widow of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa founder Chuck Smith have sued his former church, alleging a conspiracy to commandeer Smith's ministry and deny him emergency medical attention on his deathbed.
Smith died last year at age 86 after...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 2:31 PM
John J. Mannion spent 14 years as a Chicago police officer and homicide detective before going to work as a Cook County prosecutor and then taking the bench for more than two decades.
Mr. Mannion worked his way through law school while a police...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Hundreds of homeowners in the Center Valley area are being urged to test their homes for the cancer-causing gas radon after one of the highest concentrations recorded in Pennsylvania was found there.
The state Department of Environmental Protection...