| Feb 12, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Three people were killed, at least three were wounded and a suspect was in custody Friday after a shooting on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, officials said. "We have three confirmed people who are dead, one injured. The......
| Mar 1, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Early, and then continued, use of marijuana does seem to be associated with an increased risk of psychosis and hallucinations, but allow us to quell some incipient panic. Caveats, after all, are our specialty. Previous studies had found a link......
| Dec 9, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Visual and auditory deficits are apparent in teenagers developing schizophrenia, and identifying and treating these deficits might restore sensory function and limit the impact of the disease, researchers reported today at the annual meeting of the...
| Oct 1, 2010
Tony Curtis was a strikingly handsome 23-year-old native New Yorker playing the lead in an off-Broadway production of "Golden Boy" in 1948 when he was spotted by a Universal Pictures talent scout. Sent west for a screen test, he signed a seven-year...
| Mar 27, 2011
Every Day by the Sun
A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi
Dean Faulkner Wells
Crown: 272 pp., $25
The marvelous stories that crowd the pages of "Every Day by the Sun" prove that when you have five generations of Southern relatives as your...
| Dec 10, 2010
John du Pont, the chemical fortune heir who killed an Olympic gold medal-winning wrestler at his palatial estate near Philadelphia, died Thursday after being found unresponsive in his Pennsylvania prison cell. He was 72.
Du Pont was found just before 7...
| Dec 28, 2010
A week before Christmas, Judy Powelson was awaiting her son's first visit home in nine months with a mix of excitement and trepidation.
Earlier in the year, the 17-year-old's mental illness had spiraled out of control to the point that he attacked her,...
| May 22, 2011
For me, summer reading has always been about freedom. Not the freedom to dumb down with mindless entertainment but the freedom to wise up, to be ambitious, to pursue the passions that, during the rest of the year, often take a backseat to the...
| Aug 1, 2010
The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold.
They moved between nylon tents and cardboard lean-tos in the Toy District, where junkies had stripped the streetlights and left whole blocks in...
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| Feb 7, 2011
| 3:49 PM
A new study finds that one the fastest-growing classes of prescription drugs in the United States is linked to shrinkage in the brains of those who take it, raising some new questions about the widening use of antipsychotic medications.