| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:18 PM
Sam Nazarian made his name and his billion-dollar fortune creating L.A. clubs and restaurants that attracted the hippest young celebrities.
He parlayed that fame into hotels in Beverly Hills and Miami's South Beach. This year, he looked to Las Vegas...
| 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 --...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Inside Laguna Woods Village, retirees with stiff knees and failing eyesight make ready use of wellness centers and medical offices scattered throughout nearby strip malls.
Residents such as Peggiann "Benji" Johnson — a breast cancer patient...
| 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:
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 3:38 PM
On the bright side, District 113 seniors and sophomores are reporting doing less cigarette smoking and using alcohol less compared to two years ago, according to new data from the Illinois Youth Survey.
But the survey also shows a significant number...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:34 AM
Does extreme privilege point, like an arrow, to a sort of rot within the true-blue American spirit? Putting criminal insanity aside for a moment, the answer's a qualified, sorrowful yes in director Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher," a true-crime drama...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
Oregon's biggest county will no longer prosecute most marijuana cases after state voters voted this month to legalize the drug even as other prosecutors across the state take a more cautious approach, authorities said on Friday.
The Multnomah County...