| Nov 11, 2012
Terry Smith collapsed face-down in a pool of his own vomit.
Lynn Blunt snored loudly as her lungs slowly filled with fluid.
Summer Ann Burdette was midway through a pear when she stopped breathing.
Larry Carmichael knocked over a lamp as he fell...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:04 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- The L.A. County Coroner's Office says Whitney Houston's death was an accidental drowning in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
But, in its preliminary report, the coroner cites 'effects of atherosclerotic heart...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 3:00 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A woman who recently served time for a 2010 hit-and-run fatality on a Rancho Penasquitos freeway and admitted helping a prisoner sneak drugs into jail pleaded guilty Wednesday to unlawful possession of marijuana and prescription drugs at...
| Oct 5, 2011
As California's top prescriber of narcotic painkillers and other commonly abused drugs, Dr. Nazar Al Bussam made hundreds of thousands of dollars feeding the addictions of strung-out patients who packed into his offices in Downey and Los Angeles,...
| Nov 15, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Florida's Charlie Weis used a cane on the sideline of Saturday's game at South Carolina, something the offensive coordinator said he did to deal with hip pain. Weis had knee surgery in 2008 after being hit on the sideline at Notre Dame but he said his...
| Dec 26, 2009
Vic Chesnutt, a singer-songwriter of spare, idiosyncratic folk songs tinged with melancholy, died Christmas Day in Athens, Ga., after taking an overdose of prescription muscle relaxants, a family spokesman said. He was 45.
Chesnutt had been admitted to...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 2:12 AM
A southern Indiana woman is denying that she murdered her estranged husband by poisoning his food. But investigators say a three year investigation shows that she gave her husband a deadly combination of morphine and muscle relaxants to collect his life...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 4:30 AM
In response to the Reuters report that appeared in your newspaper about the global fight against HIV/AIDS, I'm writing to raise awareness of the usefulness of medical marijuana in AIDS treatment ("Obama raises U.S. goal on fighting AIDS," Dec. 1).
| May 18, 2008
A Riverside County psychiatrist who drove a Corvette and lived in a gated community allegedly wrote prescriptions in the lobby of his fitness club and outside restaurants for $100 each.
More than $1 million was stashed in luggage at the house of an...
| Mar 13, 2009
| 4:48 AM
Anna Nicole Smith's lawyer-turned-boyfriend and a doctor surrendered to face charges that they conspired to provide the Playboy Playmate with thousands of prescription pills before her 2007 fatal overdose. A second doctor also is accused.
Howard K. Stern...