| Mar 20, 2014
| 4:05 PM
I don't know if you've caught Rick Scott's latest campaign ad, but it's good. Very good.
In all of 30 seconds, Rick manages to tell viewers that he grew up impoverished, that he saw his dad's car get repossessed, that his family lacked education and...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 9:02 PM
The nation needs to better acknowledge and support the efforts of the "hidden heroes" from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars: the estimated 1.1 million civilian, volunteer caregivers tending to the needs of wounded and disabled veterans, according to...
| Mar 20, 2014
Re "Ecstasy ingredient is studied as PTSD aid," March 16
As a Navy nurse and a psychiatric nurse practitioner student, I have worked in multiple venues caring for service members who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.
In my experience, a...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:26 PM
Chris Brown, who sat in jail over the weekend since his arrest after authorities revoked his probation, is expected to face a judge Monday — the same judge who on Friday ordered him held without bail, according to L.A. Now.
The R&B singer was...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 6:19 PM
It costs about $2,000 to buy an ounce of the illegal drug, the therapist said — enough for roughly 150 doses. She pays her longtime dealer in cash; he gives her a Ziploc bag of white powder.
Back home, she scoops the contents into clear capsules....
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:30 PM
There's a recurring map graphic in "The Great Invisible" that charts the staggering impact of the 2010 BP oil spill on the Gulf of Mexico and its bordering states, an image that sums up the wide net cast by Margaret Brown's diffuse but deeply sobering and...
| Apr 1, 2014
The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits.
One summer day in 2012, Weathers cashed her...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:27 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — For decades, former eight-term Bay Area Rep. Paul N. "Pete" McCloskey Jr. has dreamed of a Korean War battle moment he cannot shake: Peering into a trench he sees the terrified faces of his teenage opponents, clutching wicker baskets...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:43 PM
SAN DIEGO — Kris Warren, a Marine veteran with combat duty in Iraq, remembers the disorientation and other problems that kept him from reentering civilian life.
Finally he mustered the courage to ask for help from the Department of Veterans...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 7:29 PM
George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who fatally shot Trayvon Martin, told Spanish-language television network Univision that he is homeless and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
An English translation of the interview that...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:43 PM
The two-story home at West Broadway and Pacific, built in 1929, may look like many other old homes in Glendale, but inside is an organization whose sole purpose is to help heal military veterans.
A sign above the driveway reads, “Welcome Home...
| Feb 10, 2014
Egg Industry magazine predicted that 2015 will be "the year of the lawsuit" in the U.S. egg industry — and it was referring specifically to California. But the court battles have already begun. On Feb. 3, Missouri filed a federal lawsuit alleging...