| Jan 9, 2015
| 7:16 AM
The son of action comedy star Jackie Chan pleaded guilty Friday to providing a venue for drug users, the latest person caught up in a widespread crackdown on illegal drugs in Beijing starting last year.
Jaycee Chan was sentenced in a courtroom in the...
| Nov 10, 2014
For Clyde Hoch, the real war began when his tour in Vietnam ended.
He had survived the heaviest fighting of the Tet Offensive, a campaign of bloodshed in 1968 that leveled cities and villages and left about 4,000 Americans dead.
Hoch, then a 21-year-...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 1:35 PM
Susan Shapiro's anecdotal experience with cannabis — describing her past use as "an extreme addiction" — is anomalous. Most people who experiment with pot do not become dependent upon it. In truth, most users who try marijuana voluntarily...
| Dec 27, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Randy Whittenburg was a "commendable" candidate for release from prison.
After 31 years behind bars for his role in a Los Angeles strong-arm robbery that ended in murder, Whittenburg had earned four vocational certificates; completed Bible study,...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Lawrence Hall Youth Services promises to provide expert care and close guidance to juvenile state wards with histories of abuse and neglect in its 48-bed residential treatment center in Chicago and a network of nearby group homes.
| 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 --...
| 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...
| Nov 12, 2014
Teenagers and parents can steel themselves against drug abuse at a free class on Tuesday. The Drug Prevention Informational Session explores the signs, consequences and peer pressures associated with street drugs.
The free event is put on by the village...
| 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 10, 2014
| 3:56 PM
NEW BRITAIN — A forensic psychiatrist testified Monday that Jan Gawlik was suffering from a psychotic illness when he brutally murdered his 90-year-old father in October 2011.
Dr. Alec Buchanan said that he evaluated Gawlik at the reqest of defense...