| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Here's something you don't see every day: the Los Angeles Times editorial board parting company with President Obama on Obamacare.
OK, so I'm exaggerating. The Times' board criticized several aspects of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Unaware, you'd never guess Robert Lepage and Pedro Pires' "Triptych" was derived from a stage work, as there's nothing remotely theatrical left in this highly cinematic spinoff from longtime Canadian multimedia innovator LePage's nearly nine-hour live...
| Oct 31, 2013
How did David defeat Goliath? According to the Bible, it was because God was on his side. But according to Malcolm Gladwell, it was largely because Goliath had a disorder known as acromegaly, a tumor on the pituitary gland.
This disorder, identified...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Martinsburg officials want a judge to dismiss a lawsuit by the family of a Virginia man shot to death after a scuffle with city police officers.
In a motion filed Thursday in U.S. District Court, attorneys also argue that the police department cannot...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 1:54 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Patients in psychiatric hospitals who take part in smoking cessation programs during their stay are more likely to be smoke-free after 18 months, compared to patients who don't participate in the programs, says a new study....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Artwork Jamal once remarked that he not only sang the blues, he lived the blues. Someday, his history of hard luck and ill health may be spun into verse. But the powerful, deep-voiced Los Angeles native will sing no more.
Jamal, 47, died Aug. 6 from...
| Aug 26, 2013
Fifty years from now, when Malia and Sasha are grandmothers, their father's presidency might seem most consequential because of a small sum — $100 million — devoted to studying something small. “As humans,” President Barack Obama...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Florida bills itself as a haven for retirees.
Come on down! Bring your pension! Leave your kids! Life is always pleasant in the Sunshine State!
Well, except when your rest-home assistant leaves you festering in your own waste.
Or without your...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Call Me Crazy: A Five Movie Saturday, April 20 Lifetime, 8pm ET A young woman alone in a library starts to hear voices, threatening whispers that have her clawing at air and screaming for them to stop — just please stop. It might sound like the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
A blood test can tell you if you’ve got HIV, high cholesterol or certain kinds of cancer. Now scientists are trying to create a blood test that would reveal whether someone was about to commit suicide.
“Individuals at risk often choose not...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 5:16 PM
A man accused of killing his 70-year-old mother in Franklin County, Pa., is undergoing involuntary mental health treatment before the start of his capital murder trial.
Jury selection began in the trial of Marcus Wallace last month, but it halted...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
If you routinely hear voices, hallucinate, sink into suicidal depression or suffer inescapable torment, Los Angeles has a place for you.
The county jail.
On Monday, the jail held 3,200 inmates diagnosed with a mental illness and accused of a crime....