| Jul 25, 2013
| 2:47 PM
The NCAA is grappling with how to treat college athletes' use of marijuana — a popular drug that presents a puzzle because it is considered unsafe by the U.S. government but is not a performance enhancer and has been decriminalized by a number of...
| 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 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...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Opponents of marijuana legalization in California criticized the Obama administration's announcement Thursday not to interfere with state laws permitting recreational use of cannabis.
"Decades from now, the Obama administration will be remembered for...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:20 AM
DALLAS, TX (KTLA) -- A mother of five who plead guilty to gluing her toddler's hands to a wall and beating her into a coma was sentenced to 99 years in prison Friday.
Elizabeth Escalona, 23, pleaded guilty in July to injury to a child for brutally...
| May 31, 2013
| 7:30 AM
I would like to thank Randall Leonard for his May 28 commentary, "Punishing honesty at the Naval Academy." Ethics is a subject not to be taken lightly, especially for those who hold coalition, enemy, and civilian lives in the balance. There is, however, a...
| May 22, 2013
| 1:31 PM
It was a summer-like day at Main Beach on Saturday with tourists filling the boardwalk, children enjoying the playground and a group of hardened homeless men passing around a pipe.
Welcome to the visible underbelly of Laguna Beach.
This scene is not...
| May 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Last Friday morning, President Barack Obama visited Annapolis to address roughly 1,000 Naval Academy midshipmen. Then he took his seat with other VIPs and the thousands in attendance and watched as the midshipmen, decked out in their pristine dress...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 3:57 PM
Trends in drug use and addiction are no different in the Armenian community than other groups, but how they’re dealt with can be challenging due to a strong sense of denial at home, experts said at a panel discussion Wednesday.
| Apr 26, 2013
| 7:27 PM
Linda Fletcher lives in fear of reliving a nightmare: a son dying from a heroin overdose.
Her son Kris Klipner succumbed to the drug in 2007. He was 28.
Klipner's half-brother battles the same kind of depression as Kris. He suffers the same heroin...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
In 2009, Congress passed legislation reversing the decades-old ban on the use of federal funding for syringe exchange but, for unclear reasons, in late 2011, it reversed this decision, again withholding federal funding from programs that provide drug...