| Nov 20, 2006
Pfc. Caleb A. Lufkin landed on the helipad at about 12:30 p.m., screaming at the sky as a small all-terrain vehicle carried him past the palm trees and concrete bunkers to the emergency room. Doctors inside cut off his blood-covered boots and prepared...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 6:06 PM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Athlete Oscar Pistorius used expanding bullets that mushroom on impact and cause maximum tissue damage when he shot his girlfriend to death, a pathologist testified Monday in a South African court.
One of those bullets...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:12 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Oscar Pistorius bent over in his seat and retched violently at his murder trial Monday as a pathologist graphically detailed the wounds that killed the double-amputee Olympic runner’s girlfriend.
It was by all appearances...
| Mar 17, 2014
Lourdes was 69 years old when I first met her in 2012. She was living next to a bus stop on a busy four-lane street in front of a Silver Lake supermarket. Lourdes had claimed the spot three years earlier, after she was rousted from her encampment in...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 5:13 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa -- In court testimony during the athlete's murder trial Tuesday, a friend of South African Olympic runner Oscar Pistorius offered a portrait of a young man who “loved weapons” and shouted angrily at a policeman who...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:56 PM
When people think of Florida disasters, hurricanes always comes to mind, but tornadoes have cast their deadly pall on the state as well.
One Sunday night in 1998 became the deadliest tornado event in Florida history, with 12 tornadoes touching down...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:06 PM
A pathologist testified Monday that she couldn't say for sure what killed a recent college graduate who died after an altercation outside a Santa Ana nightclub.
Kim Pham could have died as a result of being punched, kicked or hitting her head on the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Medical professionals who use tissue samples to diagnose diseases and conditions rely on histotechnicians and histotechnologists to properly prepare the samples they will use. These professionals are an increasingly important part of health care labs...
| Jan 1, 2014
| 5:27 PM
A south suburban man who called 911 and said his wife had fallen was charged with her murder after police found a bloody table leg near her body and a pathologist ruled her death a homicide caused by blunt force trauma, prosecutors said.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:18 PM
Prosecutors in the trial of two Fullerton police officers accused of beating a mentally ill homeless man to death called on a cardiologist Monday who said Kelly Thomas didn’t die of heart failure, refuting the claims of defense lawyers.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 6:35 PM
At the heart of the Kelly Thomas murder case is a grainy black-and-white video that covers, almost in its entirety, the struggle between the homeless man and police officers at a bustling Fullerton bus depot on a summer night in 2011.
As jurors in...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:05 AM
Medical residency program officials soon will be required to tell the state disciplinary board when residents fail to complete their training, according to legislation that will go into effect Monday.
The change to state law comes after the Tribune...