| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Kimberly Smith, until recently a licensed practical nurse at a Wesley Chapel elementary school, is accused of swiping some Ritalin pills meant to be given to certain students and then replacing them with some unknown tablet, putting kids' health at risk,...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:19 AM
PHILADELPHIA — Kevin Frandsen liked Ryne Sandberg's proclamation that Aug. 16 would be "Charlie Manuel Day."
The Phillies infielder was so keen about his new manager's declaration that he posted his support of it on Twitter.
"Agree with Ryno, this...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As many people who knew him suspected, the fiery death of the young journalist Michael Hastings in a single car crash was the result of tragic circumstances, not a government plot to get rid of an inconvenient truth teller.
As my colleagues Andrew...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings, who was killed in a fiery single-vehicle crash in Los Angeles in June, may have suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder as the result of his work as a war journalist, according to a coroner's report released Tuesday....
| Aug 20, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Journalist Michael Hastings’ family was about to stage an intervention to try to get the reporter into “detox” on the same day his Mercedes burst into flames after hitting a tree, Los Angeles coroner’s officials said Tuesday....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Near the end of MK Asante's frequently brilliant and always engaging new memoir, "Buck," the author receives an epiphany from a dead man.
Asante is a teenager growing up in various Philadelphia neighborhoods, and his life is, by just about any measure,...
| May 21, 2013
| 4:18 PM
By the end of high school, 12% of teens say they have taken a stimulant medication for reasons other than to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But parents, including many of those whose kids are taking ADHD drugs in a bid to boost...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:47 AM
Joe Herb McFarlane's legs shook nervously as he awaited the first time he would be in the same room as the man charged with killing his 18-year-old daughter.
Jim McPherson, 21, was arraigned this morning on first-degree murder charges in the death of...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:39 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:31 AM
As long as passions are running hot and heavy in Allentown over whether to hock the city's water system decades into the future, it may be a good time to consider whether to continue injecting poison into that system's drinking water.
A little bit of...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 1:05 AM
An Aberdeen man admitted Thursday to two felony drug charges stemming from incidents in March.
Zachariah S. Gage, 25, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine and possession of with intent to distribute 1 once or less of marijuana. He was not sentenced....