| Dec 18, 2014
| 2:08 PM
The Nevada Gaming Commission approved a gambling license for Sam Nazarian after hearing an appeal Thursday by the Los Angeles nightclub mogul, who admitted to paying $3 million to a convicted felon and using cocaine.
After a grueling two-hour hearing --...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 9:33 AM
Sadness set the tone for social media today, as the tragic shooting at Florida State University's library trended worldwide. But don't fret, there are some laughs trending amidst the FSU hashtags. Here's what social media is talking about today:
| Dec 3, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Baltimore officials have again adjusted the estimated number of heroin users in the city — to nearly 19,000, up from 11,000.
The new figure comes from a task force Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake appointed in October to study heroin use and...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Joe McCabe sits on a wooden bench and calls out to two men strolling up State Street, "Have any spare change? I'm actually a traveler."
The men continue walking, and McCabe grumbles a homophobic slur that they don't hear.
McCabe gets up from the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 4:58 AM
Luner Axcius Jr. told investigators he didn't want to break into Esteban Calderon's home after he saw the frail man through a window watching TV in his living room.
But his childhood friend, Victor Wriden, had his mind set on stealing the new 42-inch LG...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Jason Lappies woke in his San Diego apartment on the morning of June 26. Not needing to report to work right away, he settled onto his couch to watch a World Cup soccer match. He teased his roommate, who had to rush off to a job.
When the friend...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Somehow the voting public confused medical marijuana with Disney tickets. That's right; many said, "No thanks," and "We have enough dopes already," and "The laws are best left as they are."
At Disney, if you have no ticket, you don't get into the...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:23 PM
An Uber experience
Recently the media, including the Orlando Sentinel, have printed articles in which the ride-sharing service Uber is criticized. On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., I downloaded the Uber app to see for myself what the experience...
| Oct 5, 2014
| 6:27 PM
Medical marijuana hit the shelves in Connecticut just two weeks ago, but there's already been a push to change state regulations about how the medication is sold to chronically ill patients.
"Our Plant, Our Right," an online petition, seeks changes that...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:29 AM
On Oct. 1, Connecticut joined 27 other states in banning e-cigarette sales to minors. That common-sense approach was supported by tobacco industry representatives as well as public health officials. The law lays out fines and timelines for anyone selling,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 2:51 PM
The proportion of American adults who smoke cigarettes has hit a new low, new federal data show. And among those who do smoke, fewer are lighting up every day, and even they are smoking fewer cigarettes.
A national health survey conducted by the Centers...