| Feb 8, 2008
By the time paramedics arrived, the patient was lying in a pool of her own blood, her pulse racing and her blood pressure dangerously low.
The woman, identified only as Angela P. in records of the Medical Board of California, had gone to the Clinica...
| Feb 22, 2008
A deep-diving dolphin died on the beach of the Navy's San Nicolas Island late last month during the final days of naval exercises using a type of sonar that has been linked to fatal injuries of whales and dolphins.
Although researchers have yet to...
| Mar 17, 2008
I'm staring at a brand new pet: my lucky turtle. He's sitting on my desk right next to my computer monitor, smiling at me, cheerful and friendly. He's low maintenance, my turtle -- just a little silver charm, a trinket. He was given to me by the...
| Mar 16, 2008
Late at night, when he can't sleep, the Iraqi general paces past the dimly lighted model homes and construction sites of his Cairo neighborhood. He avoids the main streets, crammed with shopping malls and restaurants. He doesn't want to run into other...
| May 3, 2009
for Bad Poets
Milkweed Editions: 256 pp.,
Fans of J.C. Hallman's bracing nonfiction know him as a writer drawn to the lyric and bizarre. His two previous books, "The Chess Artist" and "The Devil Is a...
| May 3, 2009
Jack Kemp, a former Republican vice presidential nominee and professional football star who cut a path as a conservative purist and a fervent advocate of tax cuts, died Saturday. He was 73.
The longtime professional quarterback, who went on to become a...
| Nov 23, 2008
Psychiatric Solutions Inc. was on its way to becoming the nation's leading provider of private psychiatric care when it snapped up Sierra Vista Hospital in Sacramento in mid-2005.
The company put its well-honed business formula into action: Staffing...
| Dec 3, 2008
Today's question: In their business plans submitted to lawmakers on Tuesday, did the Big Three executives ask Congress for the right things? What kind of "strings" should be attached to any financial deal for Detroit? Previously, Ikenson and Burtless...
| Dec 10, 2008
On Nov. 3, the day before Americans elected Barack Obama president, drug cartel henchmen murdered 58 people in Mexico. It was the highest number killed in one day since President Felipe Calderon took office in December 2006. By comparison, on average 26...
| Dec 28, 2008
Science and medical leaders
Judah Folkman, 74; groundbreaking cancer researcher (Jan. 14)
Peter Staudhammer, 73; TRW engineer helped design the engine that landed astronauts on the moon
Werner K. Dahm, 90; aerodynamics expert worked on the early...
| Jan 15, 2008
Before actor Dennis Quaid went to bed Nov. 18, he gave one last call to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where his newborn twins were being treated for staph infections.
"Oh, they're fine," Quaid recalled a nurse telling him about 9 p.m. "They're just fine."...