| Dec 9, 2013
| 3:02 PM
WASHINGTON — As supporters of the Affordable Care Act brace for new headaches next year, many have concluded they cannot count on the Obama administration, whose efforts to explain and promote the law are increasingly viewed as poorly planned,...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Over the last decade, the maker of the potent painkiller OxyContin has compiled a database of hundreds of doctors suspected of recklessly prescribing its pills to addicts and drug dealers, but has done little to alert law enforcement or medical...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:38 PM
SACRAMENTO — You don't need to be a Nobel economist to understand that dollars today aren't anything close to their worth four decades ago.
Gasoline, real estate, medical care—they've all skyrocketed in cost.
Everything's gone up, that is,...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:50 PM
The family of a man who died after being beaten by Kern County Sheriff's deputies and attacked by a police dog have filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers involved, the department and other agencies, a precursor to a lawsuit.
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:59 PM
Pioneering guidelines to help Los Angeles Unified school staff and parents navigate the complex and controversial process to overhaul failing schools under the state parent trigger law were approved Tuesday by the school board.
The 2010 state law gives...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The ad on Craigslist was blunt. It offered drugs for money, just like a street corner dealer.
The seller was hawking Norco, a popular painkiller, for $6.
"Had a left over bottle from a car accident," the anonymous seller posted.
"I'm not the police,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 7:40 AM
A Charlotte, N.C., judge on Tuesday issued an arrest order for Ric Flair, considered by many to be the greatest pro wrestler of all time, for not paying his estranged wife $32,352.51 in spousal support.
Flair, whose real name is Richard Morgan Fliehr,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:21 PM
Katherine Jackson testified Monday that her pop star son denied he was using prescription drugs when she asked him about rumors she had heard.
Testifying for the second day in her family's wrongful-death suit against entertainment giant AEG Live, the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:32 PM
"Good news — you've been accepted!" the letter says. "Get up to 75% off when you use these free cards at your favorite pharmacy!"
Enclosed are two plastic cards from National Prescription Savings Network that include personal "member...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 2:26 PM
A Lake County property where two men allegedly kept a Los Angeles-area girl in a metal box and sexually abused her had been under federal investigation for the previous 18 months, court documents said.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents had been...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 9:42 AM
A missing Los Angeles teenager was sexually assaulted, kept in a metal box and forced to process marijuana for her two captors, according to a federal criminal complaint filed this week.
Prosecutors said the girl was held by Ryan Balletto, 30, and...