Los Angeles Times

Alan Zarembo

Writer

Alan Zarembo is a projects and investigative reporter with a focus on medicine, science and the military. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, he was the Mexico City bureau chief for Newsweek magazine and a freelance journalist based in central Africa. He is graduate of Dartmouth College, a former Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a winner of the Livingston Award for International Reporting.

Recent Articles

  • Military children more likely to carry guns and use drugs, study finds

    Military children more likely to carry guns and use drugs, study finds

    Children in military families are more likely than those with civilian parents to use alcohol and recreational drugs, carry weapons and be victims of harassment and physical violence, a new study has found. The analysis was based on a 2013 survey from secondary school students in every California...

  • For-profit colleges are using the GI Bill to make money off veterans

    For-profit colleges are using the GI Bill to make money off veterans

    Many of the nation's largest for-profit college chains have seen enrollments plummet amid investigations into questionable job placement rates and deceptive marketing practices. One crucial source of revenue, however, has remained a constant: military veterans. For-profit colleges have collected...

  • U.S. judge halts release of secretly recorded videos of abortion providers

    U.S. judge halts release of secretly recorded videos of abortion providers

    At the 2014 annual meeting of the National Abortion Federation, a network of abortion providers, officials from a company called Biomax Procurement Services checked in using their driver's licenses. They handed out brochures at their exhibition booth and traded business cards with the hundreds...

  • Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security

    Obama pushes to extend gun background checks to Social Security

    Seeking tighter controls over firearm purchases, the Obama administration is pushing to ban Social Security beneficiaries from owning guns if they lack the mental capacity to manage their own affairs, a move that could affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others. The...

  • U.S. government halts veterans' enrollment at five more helicopter schools

    U.S. government halts veterans' enrollment at five more helicopter schools

    The government has ordered at least five additional helicopter training programs to stop enrolling more veterans, part of a continuing crackdown to end GI Bill abuses that have cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars. The latest restrictions have been imposed on programs in Arizona, Florida,...

  • VA may be saving veterans from suicide

    VA may be saving veterans from suicide

    Military veterans who receive healthcare through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs commit suicide at lower rates than those outside the system, according to government data. VA researchers said the data suggest that the agency’s suicide prevention programs are working for veterans who use...

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