| Jun 21, 2013
| 8:54 AM
In his 1993 classic, "Listening to Prozac," Peter D. Kramer discusses how psychotropic drugs affect the art and science of psychiatric diagnosis. The successful use of lithium to treat manic depression, for example, helped substantiate the diagnosis and...
| May 26, 2013
This weekend's Memorial Day proclamation from President Barack Obama was like so many other gracious sentiments commemorating America's war dead.
And like all the others, whether delivered by a president or by some junior councilman from the smallest...
| May 13, 2013
| 6:40 PM
Toxicology tests show that Adam Lanza had no alcohol or drugs in his body when he shot and killed 20 first-graders and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown on Dec. 14.
The tests were conducted as part of the autopsy by state Chief...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 4:25 PM
My intention is not to rehash the deadly journey of the shooter. I won't even mention his name because he did nothing worth crediting him for. His name should be forgotten but what he did should motivate all of us to reflect on the circumstances that fuel...
| May 3, 2012
| 5:16 PM
Two Miami men were charged Thursday with the sensational theft of $80 million in pharmaceuticals from an Eli Lilly Co. warehouse in Enfield two years ago, federal authorities said Thursday.
Amaury Villa, 37, and his brother, Amed Villa, 46, Cuban...
| May 3, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Two Cuban nationals have been arrested in Florida and charged with taking part in the biggest drug heist in history, which also happened to be the biggest theft in Connecticut history.
Amaury Villa, 37, and his brother, Amed Villa, 46, were indicted...
| May 3, 2012
| 1:25 PM
The FBI arrested two men from Miami for stealing $80 million in medicine from an Eli Lilly warehouse. Investigators say Amaury Villa and his brother, Amed, are behind the biggest heist of pharmaceuticals ever.
Police say in March 2010, the Villas got...
| May 5, 2012
| 7:04 PM
Greg Gaver is sitting at his family's dining room table in Granger, speaking congenially about his high hopes for his future, when his attention abruptly shifts and his head swivels toward his mother.
“Can I have dinner?” the 21-year-old asks...
| May 28, 2012
| 4:29 PM
"America sucks." "9-11 Is A Lie." "From Freedom to Fascism." ...and some other messages I won't repeat on this Memorial Day. They are written on signs plastered all over a home at 14th and Martin Luther King Boulevard in Sacramento.
"We have enough bad...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 3:53 PM
“Somebody just stabbed my baby, please get here!” The beginning of the 911 call was already alarming, what a 33-year-old Chevonne Thomas then said, is downright twisted.
Dispatcher: Do they know who it was, ma'am?
Thomas: Yes, it's my ex,...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:49 PM
A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Every dog has its day, but "Fido" has had more than his share.
Since 1985, he's appeared in 111 headlines in the Los Angeles Times' print edition.
Fido most recently surfaced in the July 29 Travel section: "Is Fido ready to fly?" But he's appeared in...