| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
When most people think of addiction, they visualize a derelict on a street corner or in a back alley, homeless and wasting away from a nasty and illegal drug habit. In truth, an addict could be the teen next door, a co-worker, the man...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
As we wish our friends and family a happy, healthy New Year, these words have renewed meaning in 2014.
January 1st is a new day in health care for millions of families and individuals in the Baltimore area and throughout Maryland.
It's now against the...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Nearly two out of every three people signing up for health care coverage so far on Maryland's troubled insurance exchange qualified for Medicaid — helping the state top its goal for the program's enrollment.
Enrolling more lower-income residents...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Injuries and ailments from Southern California amusement park rides are rare. But when they do occur, the most common are fainting, nausea and dizziness.
People are more likely to get sick or hurt on older attractions than on newer rides. And about 1 in...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 12:34 PM
The Environmental Protection Agency moved Friday to reduce harmful air pollution from woodstoves and heaters, proposing to phase in tighter emission standards for new units.
The announcement was welcomed by Maryland environmental officials, who had...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
RIO BRANCO, Brazil — Dr. Alberto Asael Reyes speaks Portuguese carefully when talking to his patients. He arrived in the Amazon region only recently from Cuba, and his accent remains strong. But in an area where there has long been no available...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 7:42 PM
The Los Angeles city attorney filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Allenco Energy Inc. from reopening in South Los Angeles, accusing the company of ignoring years of evidence that fumes from its oil fields were sickening residents of the surrounding...
| Jan 10, 2014
The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:35 AM
It's hard to be too sad when bad things happen to good writers.
Don't get me wrong. I would not wish what happened to David Stuart MacLean on even a miserable writer. But if bad things are going to happen, we are lucky when they happen to someone with...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Maria de la Cruz is doing something these days she says she hasn't done in years. She lets her grandchildren play in the living room — and even opens the windows to let air circulate.
Ever since Allenco Energy Inc. shut down its oil field across...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Burbank educators approached the school board Thursday night to discuss what they believe should be restored in the district as local school officials look to bring back some programs and staff positions that were affected by years of state budget cuts....