| 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 3, 2014
| 9:53 PM
NEW YORK — The death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman underscores a surge in heroin use reminiscent of the 1970s and early '80s.
More than 660,000 Americans used heroin in 2012, health officials say — nearly double the number...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Pop star Justin Bieber has been given a court date following his arrest in Miami last month, CBS Miami reports.
The trial is set to begin March 3. Bieber's attorney previously entered a plea of not guilty on the charges of driving under the influence,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 11:59 AM
A toxicology report released after Justin Bieber's spate of legal troubles has revealed that the pop star had weed and prescription meds in his system when he was arrested in Miami Beach, Fla., last week, according to reports out Thursday.
| Jan 16, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Nicholas Weesies’ stop in Bolingbrook Branch Court Wednesday morning could have been a relatively painless affair.
Instead, his phone went off in open court, he was detained for contempt and police allegedly found marijuana and prescription...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Things have gone from bad to worse for Lil Za, a Justin Bieber BFF who was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of felony drug possession: While in custody, he allegedly vandalized a phone in the jailhouse, so now he is facing a felony charge related...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 4:11 PM
A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative report on patient overdose deaths was barred Monday from writing prescriptions for some narcotics and other widely abused drugs.
John Dimowo pleaded not guilty in a court...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Even Gordon Gekko looks like a veritable lap dog compared to Jordan Belfort, the self-proclaimed "Wolf of Wall Street" whose coked-up, pill-popping, high-rolling shenanigans made him a multi-millionaire at age 26, a convicted felon a decade later, and a...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" has drawn mixed reviews -- even among the Variety critics. Here, in addition to Scott Foundas' full review, Justin Chang and Peter Debruge offer competing takes.
In "The Wolf of Wall...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:41 PM
The upcoming New Year’s crackdown on drunken driving will include a new test for many people who are pulled over — an oral swab that checks for marijuana, cocaine and other drugs.
The voluntary swabbing has been used just 50 times this year....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 12:32 PM
There's a girl I started seeing a few weeks ago and so far, so good—except for one small thing: She texts me all the time. At first it was cute, but now I find it's interrupting my daily flow and work. I should also say that I rarely text, except to...