| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew...
| May 21, 2013
| 9:32 PM
If it goes through, we'll see a trade-off. Increases in addiction, crime and family dissolution along with assorted benefits. But enough about the proposed expansion of casino gambling in Illinois. Today I want to talk about the inevitability of...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:35 PM
Major League Baseball suspended Alex Rodriguez, the game's highest-paid player and active career home run leader, for using performance-enhancing drugs, reflecting Commissioner Bud Selig's determination to root out cheaters and impose stiff penalties as a...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:32 PM
The story: New evidence in George Zimmerman case: Trayvon texted about being a fighter, smoking marijuana The meat: Defense attorneys in the George Zimmerman case today released evidence they discovered on Trayvon Martin's cell phone, including text...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Amanda Bynes has been using drugs, is consumed by paranoia and has spent $1.2 million in just a few months, the actress' parents said in court papers filed this week to take over their daughter's legal affairs.
Bynes' parents said they were "deeply...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:18 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most young people in the U.S. who use newer smokeless tobacco products are smoking cigarettes too, according to new research.
"These findings are troubling, but not surprising, as tobacco companies spend huge sums to market...
| Aug 8, 2013
The pressure to legalize marijuana is growing.
Domestically two states, Colorado and Washington, have legalized the recreational use if marijuana. Another 20 have approved its use for medicinal purposes.
In Mexico the issue is growing in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 5:05 AM
For Mike Graham, what started as an aggravation of an old football injury led to a number of failed spinal fusion surgeries before doctors decided to implant a pump to regularly release doses of morphine to try to ease his chronic pain.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The deaths of both Cory Monteith and his character on "Glee" will be addressed in the third episode of the coming season of the Fox musical dramedy, Fox Broadcasting Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly said.
"The third episode will write Finn Hudson...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 1:17 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Children of women who smoked cigarettes during pregnancy are more likely to have behavioral problems than those whose mothers didn't light up, says a new analysis.
"The evidence is emerging that smoking in pregnancy and the...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 3:52 PM
Enjoy the All-Star Game.
Because when Tuesday's celebration of baseball's superstars is over, the process of suspending some of those same players for drug use will resume. It figures to be a slow, painful ordeal — one that could disrupt the...