| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:20 AM
The medical marijuana business is no place for novices.
Not only will entrepreneurs applying for licenses next month need a minimum of $400,000 in liquid assets, they also must provide diagrams and photos of a purchased facility, mapped out and...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:38 PM
The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday approved a $5-million settlement with the family of an unarmed National Guard veteran killed on live television in a barrage of gunfire at the end of a wild pursuit last year in downtown L.A.
The proposed payout...
| Aug 17, 2014
How much does the health benefit of giving up cigarettes outweigh the lost pleasure of smoking?
Last spring, the Food and Drug Administration proposed rules to control e-cigarettes along with tobacco products. Under federal law, the FDA is required to...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Three U.S. surgeons general have played the biggest roles in alerting the public to the dangers of tobacco.
In 1964, Dr. Luther Terry issued the first Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, irrefutably linking smoking with lung disease and...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival added more than 100 features to its 2014 slate today, with pics starring Dustin Hoffman, Kristen Wiig, Benicio del Toro, Diane Keaton, John Travolta, Keira Knightley, Adam Sandler, Jennifer Connelly and Arnold...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 7:39 PM
A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies, the company under scrutiny for emitting high levels of harmful pollutants from its battery recycling plant in Vernon, according to a financial disclosure filed this week.
On Aug. 8, Exide...
| Aug 10, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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"Secondhand smoke," means smoke emitted from lighted, smoldering, or burning tobacco when the smoker is not inhaling; smoke emitted at the mouthpiece during puff drawing; and smoke exhaled by the smoker....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 3:42 PM
It has been a difficult season for Orioles slugger Chris Davis, but the first baseman hit two milestones Friday night with one swing. With his sixth-inning solo shot, Davis picked up his 20th homer of the season and 150th of his career.
He was asked...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 2:16 PM
There’s nothing like a serious health scare to convince smokers to kick the habit, but new research finds that nearly 1 in 10 cancer survivors is still smoking nine years after their diagnosis.
The 9.3% smoking rate among American cancer survivors...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:08 AM
Six years ago, Mount Carmel Society President Carl Sferrazza took his family to a concert by Deana Martin, daughter of famous entertainer Dean Martin. After the show, he asked her if she would consider performing at the society's annual Italian Festival....
| Aug 9, 2014
| 8:41 PM
The steps that lead to the soul of Los Angeles' glittering sports palace were first taken in bowling shoes.
Long before Lee Zeidman ran Staples Center, he worked at Simi Bowl, where he learned happiness didn't involve colorful balls or clattering pins,...