| 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...
| 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.
| 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 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 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 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: Our dog was attacked in our own driveway by another dog, and now she's afraid to set foot in the driveway to take a walk. She's excited to see the leash, but won't go out the front door. As a result, she's gaining weight. What should I do? -- M.S.,...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"Uncertainty and expectation are the joys of life," wrote English poet William Congreve.
ALTHOUGH, the outcry is not nearly as obstreperous as it has been in the matter of Ben Affleck as Batman, fans of the novel "50 Shades of Grey" aren't jumping with...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:33 AM
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a defense attorney based in Towson and 12 other people on drug-related charges, court records show.
Jill Swerdlin, 46, who has served as a private defense attorney for the past five years, and previously as a...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:01 PM
A longtime Towson-based defense attorney who represents accused drug dealers is being investigated for allegedly smuggling prescription pills to her clients inside the Baltimore County jail, police said.
Elise Armacost, a county police spokeswoman, said...
| Oct 10, 2013
The dull whir of the computer running in the background seemed to have gotten louder as the patient fell quiet. She was a young woman, a primary-care patient of mine, seeking a referral to yet another gastroenterologist. Her abdominal pain had already...