| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:41 PM
With Republicans hoping to make next year's election another referendum on the 2010 healthcare law (better known as Obamacare), the White House issued a report Thursday aimed at those calling for the law to be overturned. "Repeal Would Raise Costs,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 5:09 PM
When Alva Alvarez gets sick, she buys over-the-counter medicine from the grocery and takes as much as she can until she feels better. The mother of five resorts to this because she can't afford a visit to the doctor to figure out what's ailing her....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:37 PM
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration has opened a small, but potentially important, hole in a key requirement of the new healthcare law, letting some people who have had insurance policies cancelled avoid the requirement to buy coverage next year.
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The Supreme Court of Canada unanimously struck down three laws against prostitution in a landmark ruling Friday, deeming the bans on visiting brothels, living off a prostitute's proceeds and public solicitation "overly broad" and potentially dangerous for...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:59 PM
It's 5 a.m. on a rooftop parking lot in downtown Santa Ana and the night sky is just beginning to fade. Under a lamp's orange glow, people in hoodies and sweat pants emerge from the stairwell, wiping the sleep from their eyes and hugging themselves...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 9:17 AM
WASHINGTON -- Midnight on Monday is the much-talked-of deadline for Americans to enroll in health plans that will be effective Jan. 1. Here are five key facts to keep in mind.
1. It's a deadline -- sort of.
Monday is the last day to sign up for...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 5:22 PM
SACRAMENTO — About 222,000 Californians will be dropped from the state's unemployment insurance rolls Saturday in what is shaping up to be a rough start to 2014 for the nation's long-term jobless.
Congress went home for the holidays without...
| Dec 26, 2013
It's official: The Republican-controlled House and the Democrat-controlled Senate agreed on so few issues this year, Congress is on pace to pass the fewest bills in a two-year term since World War II. Pundits have compared the current occupants of Capitol...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 4:05 PM
A requirement for minors to notify their parents before having an abortion and a new tax on tobacco products are among the proposals that could be headed to the state ballot next fall.
Sponsors of both have received clearance from the Secretary of State...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Guess how many Americans correctly answered this basic financial question: Is the stock of a single company usually safer than a mutual fund?
A) 100% B) 80% C) 60% D) None of the above.
The right answer is D. Barely 1 in 2 people knew that a single...