| Apr 25, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Americans embrace innovation. It is in our DNA. We are always on the lookout for new ways to do something faster, cheaper, better. From the horse and buggy to the automobile; from the rotary telephone to the iPhone, we're always willing to embrace...
| May 2, 2012
| 6:40 PM
Tobacco manufacturers that re-label roll-your-own cigarette tobacco as pipe tobacco are cheating federal and state authorities out of an estimated $1.3 billion in lost state and federal tax revenues, according to a report released Wednesday by the Centers...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 4:13 AM
University of Maryland University College was academically sound on the day President Susan Aldridge resigned, according to the chancellor of the state university system.
That assurance, conveyed by Chancellor William E. Kirwan in an interview last week,...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 8:58 AM
Four U.S. senators and health officials from the cities hosting theWorld Series are urging the baseball players union to agree to a ban on chewing tobacco at games and on camera.
The senators, including No. 2 Democrat Dick Durbin of Illinois, and...
| Jul 7, 2012
| 10:50 AM
SAN PEDRO, Calif. (KTLA) -- After more than 50 years in service, the public can now walk aboard the decks of the USS Iowa.
The ship opened as a floating museum Saturday at the Port of Los Angeles in San Pedro.
General admission ticket cost $18....
| Dec 11, 2011
Thanks to a $374,000 taxpayer-funded grant, we now know that inhaling lemon and lavender scents doesn't do a lot for our ability to heal a wound. With $666,000 in federal research money, scientists examined whether distant prayer could heal AIDS. It could...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 8:08 AM
On Sunday and Monday of this week, we published a series examining 12 years of spending at one of the centers at the National Institutes of Health -- the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, also known as NCCAM.
Sen. Tom Harkin...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:34 AM
SAN PEDRO (KTLA) -- Iowa Governor Terry Branstad has been released from the hospital after choking on a carrot while taking part in the re-dedication ceremony of the USS Iowa.
According to his spokesman, the 65-year-old choked on a carrot and vomited and...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 8:31 PM
The first signs of bipartisan support for overhauling the nation's chemical safety law emerged Monday, as three Republicans joined 23 other senators calling for tough restrictions on toxic flame retardants.
Citing the Tribune's Tribune's "Playing With...
| Jan 30, 2012
The recent series of articles by Trine Tsouderos in the Los Angeles Times misrepresents the scientific contributions and future research agenda of the National Institutes of Health and its National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine ["New...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Two U.S. senators have proposed getting rid of the dollar bill -- an act that is sure to enrage strippers everywhere.
John McCain (R- Arizona) and Tom Harkin (D- Iowa) presented Congress with the COINS Act (Currency Optimization, Innovation and...