| Jun 7, 2013
| 1:28 PM
Bits and pieces of "biological dirt" from inside people's colons are being left on three in 20 of the instruments inserted in people's rectums to examine their lower digestive tract, according to a study at five hospitals nationwide.
"Three out of 20 is...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Every city in the United States has carved out a tradition for celebrating the nation's birth.
While some stage parades, hot-dog-eating contests or community barbecues, Burbank's tradition has been centered at the Starlight Bowl, where the country's...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Honorably discharged decades ago, a former Marine was living in a Baltimore homeless shelter, surviving with the help of $255 a month for a disability he suffered while in the service.
Then he met Rochelle Richardson.
Richardson, an attorney who works...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:15 PM
SAN DIEGO -- An association of women veterans has withdrawn plans to give an award to Mayor Bob Filner extolling him as a champion in the fight against sexual assault in the military.
But Filner is still slated to be the keynote speaker at the group's...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:35 PM
Fifteen years ago former Pfc. and military police officer Jerry Whiteside had two masks tattooed on his left bicep, one smiling, one frowning.
Inspired by the woman he was dating, an interest in theater and an assortment of substances in his system,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 9:23 PM
Vacant beds at the Veterans Administration campus in West Los Angeles will be filled by homeless vets on state waiting lists for nursing home care, authorities said Thursday.
The arrangement is part of stepped-up federal assistance, including expanded...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:05 PM
SAN DIEGO -- A nurse alleged Tuesday that Mayor Bob Filner sexually harassed her when she met with him to seek help for a Marine injured in Iraq.
Filner promised to help the Marine with the Department of Veterans Affairs but then told the nurse that she...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:46 AM
A recent Pentagon announcement made it clear that same-sex spouses of U.S. military personnel will begin receiving full benefits immediately. But once military service ends, they may be out of luck.
LGBT veterans and their partners could find themselves...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:12 PM
A federal judge ruled Thursday the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs misused its sprawling West Los Angeles campus by leasing land for a hotel laundry, a film studio storage lot and UCLA's baseball stadium, but stopped short of ordering the tenants...
| Aug 30, 2013
Sunday, Sept. 1
First Sunday Arts Festival Event takes place from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and features crafts, artists, music, street performers and sidewalk dining in the first block of West Street and Calvert Street in Annapolis. Free....
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:26 PM
A federal judge's ruling Thursday jeopardizes the Department of Veterans Affairs' practice of generating revenue by leasing out unused space on its West Los Angeles acreage. It's a win for veterans advocates and the American Civil Liberties Union, which...