| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:19 PM
Dramatically escalating the fight against heart attacks and strokes, the nation's cardiologists have rewritten the guidebook on how Americans should be treated with statins and unveiled a plan that could double the number of patients taking the...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:39 AM
An investigation into how a man burned to death at West Hollywood’s annual Halloween carnival has confirmed witness statements that he accidentally set himself ablaze while lighting a cigarette, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:01 PM
A hiker was airlifted out of Fryman Canyon Park in the Hollywood Hills on Thursday after falling 30 feet down a hard-to-reach embankment.
At about 7:45 a.m., Los Angeles firefighters received a call concerning an injured hiker in the 8400 block of...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 2:42 PM
A close friend and doctor who treated Michael Jackson for more than 25 years testified Thursday that the desperate singer asked him for an anesthetic to combat his insomnia a little more than two months before his death.
Dr. Allen Metzger, who had...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Halle Berry and actor Olivier Martinez have welcomed their first child together, a baby boy!
The tot, whose name and other details have not been revealed, was born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to E! News. He's little...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:23 AM
Halle Berry and husband Olivier Martinez have selected a throwback name for their baby boy.
The tot, born Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, will be called Maceo Robert Martinez, according to several reports.
Maceo means "gift...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:00 PM
There's something about fall — with its back-to-school, new-start feeling — that compels many of us to revisit our plans to diet, and sometimes those plans involve fads.
Even celebrities who can afford the best personal trainers,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders.
A family statement confirming his death did not...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Hans Riegel, 90, a marketing executive who made German candy maker Haribo and its signature gummi bears a chewy hit across the globe, died Tuesday of heart failure in Bonn, the company announced. He had been recovering from an operation to remove a benign...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 11:27 AM
The eyes may be the mirror of the soul, but for those with autism, the mouth will have to do.
Researchers at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center isolated neurons in the brain's amygdala that respond to facial expressions, and tested patients with autism against...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Jerry Stahl believes it's impossible to shock an audience anymore, but in his new novel, "Happy Mutant Baby Pills" (Harper Perennial, $14.99 pp.), he comes close.
His main character, Lloyd, falls in love with a murderous woman named Nora who wants to...