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  • Lead worries deepen near Exide plant in Vernon

    Lead worries deepen near Exide plant in Vernon
    The first Zoila Meeks heard about pollution from a Vernon battery recycler was when workers showed up at her Boyle Heights home last month and asked to dig up her yard to test for lead. They found it, and now Meeks and dozens of other residents in...
  • For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement

    For the L.A. Derby Dolls, elbow room for self-improvement
    Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby. "This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago....
  • 'Canes 3B David Thompson to miss Virginia series

    When Miami takes the field Saturday for a three-game series against ACC rival Virginia, the Hurricanes will be without David Thompson, their top hitter. Thompson experienced swelling in his arm and underwent testing at a local hospital according to...
  • Diagnosing dementia: This is not spinal tap

    Diagnosing dementia: This is not spinal tap
    AS JOHN IOANNIDIS prepares to launch an institute intended, among other things, to combat small, statistically underpowered scientific studies (see previous article), just such a study has hit the headlines. The media reaction to it neatly illustrates...
  • It's Freebie Friday! Free appetizers at Smokey Bones, $10 off gas cards

    It's Freebie Friday! Free appetizers at Smokey Bones, $10 off gas cards
    Happy Freebie Friday! Bust your bracket? Then grab a free $9 appetizer at Smokey Bones as March Madness gets started. Also, Publix again is offering $10 off gas cards through Sunday. There are many otherfreebies, coupons and free fun things to to...
  • FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle

    When the Food & Drug Administration last November ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related genetic test kit to consumers, the ensuing debate took on a "rage against the machine" tenor. Entrepreneurs,...
  • 10 hidden dangers at home

    10 hidden dangers at home
    We like to think of our home as a safe haven where we can rest, unwind and enjoy times with friends and family. But there's danger lurking where you least expect it. More than half a million Marylanders suffered injuries that required hospital...
  • Nearly all top U.S. banks could withstand severe recession, Fed says

    WASHINGTON -- Only one of the nation's 30 largest banks would not be able to withstand a severe recession and the firms collectively are in better financial position to handle economic shocks than five years ago, according to Federal Reserve stress test...
  • Driverless cars coming soon to a road near you

    Driverless cars coming soon to a road near you
    Driverless cars sound more like science fiction than practical technology, but the advent of autonomous vehicles may be less than a decade away. The California Department of Motor Vehicles has developed rules on when and how developers can test the...
  • Banning energy drinks for kids isn't the answer [Letter]

    Banning energy drinks for kids isn't the answer [Letter]
    Contrary to Laura MacCleery's claim ("Energy drinks can kill," March 5), I never asserted that the FDA gave energy drinks a "green light." Rather, I noted in my op-ed ("No one cards at Starbucks," Feb. 26) that the agency conducted an investigation in...
  • 10 foods you can eat past the expiration date

    10 foods you can eat past the expiration date
    Do you find yourself throwing milk, eggs and meat away because they're past the expiration date? You could be unnecessarily wasting good food.  According to a study conducted by the Natural Resources Defense Council and Harvard Law School’s Food...