| Dec 15, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Irish-born stage and screen actor Peter O'Toole, who became an international star in the title role of David Lean's Oscar-winning epic "Lawrence of Arabia," died on Saturday at age 81.
He was undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of his generation....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:35 PM
A Washington man who attacked a Sikh cabdriver, beating him until he suffered kidney failure, will go to prison for more than three years for committing a federal hate crime.
On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge John C. Coughenour in Seattle sentenced...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 4:31 PM
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California initiative campaigns have a way of reducing all important public policy issues to their lowest intellectual denominators -- and highest financial numerators. The coming battle over the state's medical malpractice...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Just when I was starting to think that Toronto had the market covered on drunken, cocaine-binging politicians, along comes Rep. Trey Radel.
The Florida tea party Republican and self-styled "hip-hop conservative" — really, that’s how he...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 4:04 PM
Few of his constituents are likely to argue with Toronto's mayor on at least a couple of points he made on a radio program Sunday.
"I'm the first one to admit I am not perfect," Rob Ford said on CFRB-Newstalk 1010 radio. "I have made mistakes.''
| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
NEW YORK -- ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas is in treatment for alcohol dependency.
Vargas and the network confirmed Wednesday a New York Daily News story about her treatment. Vargas, who is 51 and married to singer-songwriter Marc Cohn, is anchor of...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:06 AM
Something as simple as a haircut can change your life. Just ask U.S. Army veteran Jim Wolf.
Wolf, who struggles with alcoholism, poverty and homelessness, teamed up with Michigan filmmaker Rob Bliss and Degage Ministries to create a time-lapse video...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A Woodstock man with a history of severe mental illness was sentenced to 30 years in prison this evening for the grisly murder of a homeless man in 2009.
Kyle Morgan, 29, who also battled drug and alcohol addiction for years, his father testified,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:48 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The American Heart Association wants to improve the heart health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020.
To meet that goal, treating unhealthy habits will be just as important as treating high blood pressure and cholesterol,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Jason Bergquist tugs the laces tight on his Nike cleats and grins at his parents in the front row of the bleachers at the Hollywood Recreation Center. With zero wins for the season, Bergquist's kickball team has a lot to prove.
His mother snaps iPhone...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:09 AM
A convicted bank robber pleaded guilty today to executing a dramatic, dead-of-night escape from a Loop federal jail last December.
Kenneth Conley, 39, entered his plea to one count of escape during a brief hearing before U.S. District Judge Gary...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 4:09 PM
The Huntington Beach City Council continued to address the alcohol problem in the downtown area by agreeing Monday to proceed with clamping down on liquor licenses in the area.
Council members voted 6 to 1, with Mayor Pro Tem Matthew Harper dissenting,...