| May 14, 2014
| 9:18 AM
A Las Vegas physician has been cleared of wrongful death and medical malpractice allegations in a civil suit arising from the suicide four years ago of LPGA golfer Erica Blasberg.
The 25-year-old Blasberg, a native of Corona, had fallen on hard times...
| May 5, 2014
| 10:47 AM
For 11 years, Michelle Knight was repeatedly raped while being held captive in a Cleveland house, impregnated at least five times by her abuser, Ariel Castro, who beat and starved her to terminate the pregnancies.
In an interview Monday, Knight said she...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:04 PM
Los Angeles County coroner officials released the names of the two men killed in an apparent murder-suicide in Palmdale.
Crawford Eugene Deuitt, 74, and Brandon Wesley Deuitt, 25, were found shot to death about 2:50 p.m. Wednesday when deputies...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
The fate of dwarf Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) hinges on a brutal trial by combat in “The Mountain and the Viper,” Episode 38 of HBO’s epic fantasy “Game of Thrones.”
Falsely accused of poisoning King Joffrey...
| May 18, 2014
| 4:37 AM
The Virginian-Pilot is reporting that a Portsmouth-based Navy squadron is working to get back on track after three members committed suicide. Read the Pilot's special report here.
| May 19, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Trigger warning: I am going to make fun of "trigger warnings."
Of course, if you're the sort of person who takes trigger warnings very seriously, you probably don't read this column too often. So maybe my mockery will miss its target, sort of like...
| May 17, 2014
| 2:54 PM
GLOUCESTER — Each morning when Steven Tozer pulled up to the smoke shop to feed his addiction to spice in the spring of 2013, a line of frazzled, desperate people would already be waiting outside.
If the customers in line didn't have money, they...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:41 PM
Pakistani armed forces attacked militants by air and land Wednesday, killing dozens in the North Waziristan tribal area in the deadliest military operation in months.
Pakistani army officials said jets and helicopter gunships struck militant hide-outs...
| May 22, 2014
| 1:13 PM
My reaction to Stuart Rosenfeldt finally being charged with a crime in l'affaire Rothstein: Three words and a bleep.
As in: "It's about (bleeping) time."
It's incredible to me that it's taken the feds nearly five years to roll up Scott Rothstein's...
| May 21, 2014
| 9:50 AM
" ... shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will."
— Martin Luther King Jr., 1963 letter from prison
Recent laws extending non-discrimination protections to...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Suicide and Older Adults
Suicide rates have become noticeably higher in both middle age and older adult populations in the last few years. According to the National Institutes of Health “white males age 85 and older consistently have had the...