| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:00 PM
So how hard was it working with Lindsay Lohan on the micro-budget indie thriller “The Canyons”?
Tales of discord from the set including the actress’ unexplained disappearances, refusal to disrobe for contractually obligated nude...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:33 PM
A 15-year-old girl who was kidnapped and locked in a metal box on a property in rural Northern California was fed only crackers and water, authorities said.
The girl, who was reported missing April 2 from a San Fernando Valley home, was on the 681-...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Authorities revealed new details about a marijuana farm where a 15-year-old girl was allegedly held captive in a metal box.
The Lake County Sheriff's Department said in a statement released this weekend that the girl was sexually assaulted repeatedly...
| Aug 16, 2013
The growing death toll from prescription drug overdoses reflects the increased use of powerful painkillers and psychotherapeutic drugs, many of which are addictive and toxic when misused.
Since The Times' Scott Glover and Lisa Girion began...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:43 AM
Two men who prosecutors say kidnapped a 15-year-old girl and kept her in metal box on a rural Northern California property are due in federal court this week.
Ryan Alan Balletto, 30, and Patrick Steven Pearmain, 25, face numerous charges and are...
| Jul 28, 2013
Re "Kaiser's rising premiums spark employer backlash," July 25
Why is HMO Kaiser Permanente raising its premiums through the roof?
In his book "Deadly Spin," former insurance company executive Wendell Potter wrote that the health insurance industry is...
| 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 16, 2013
Your doctor hands you a prescription for a blood pressure drug. But is it the right one for you?
You're searching for a new primary-care physician or a specialist. Is there a way you can know whether the doctor is more partial to expensive, brand-name...
| 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...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:42 AM
Authorities said a 15-year-old girl held captive in a metal box on a marijuana farm in Northern California was a runaway from Los Angeles who met one of her alleged captors on the streets of Hollywood. In charges unsealed in San Francisco, federal...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 2:46 PM
A doctor who traveled on Michael Jackson's 1993 worldwide "Dangerous" tour testified that he gave the singer a shot of Demerol and a 24-hour intravenous morphine drip while they were in Thailand and that he told a ranking AEG executive that the singer was...