| Mar 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The individual mandate in the 2010 Affordable Care Act forced the courts to consider anew the limits of Congress' power to regulate the insurance market. Now, a California law governing the size of hens' cages is testing the limit of a state's power to...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Larry Moss, dialect coach, as well as diction and acting tutor for many in Hollywood, died at his home in Santa Monica on Feb. 19. He was 83.
Moss prepped hundreds of film, television and theater actors for challenging roles. He was a master at accents...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:50 AM
Kraft Foods Group Inc. on Friday said Chief Executive Tony Vernon’s compensation rose to $9.19 million last year, as he received a bigger stock award based on the food maker's performance as a standalone company and his first full year at the helm....
| Mar 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
When "The Vampire Diaries" star Paul Wesley took the stage at the Humane Society of the United States' 60th anniversary gala, the actor noted his discomfort with having his accolades announced as he shared, "I'm kind of blushing."
The Humane Generation...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Kitty, a female chimpanzee that gave birth to many offspring used in laboratory experiments, has died in a Texas animal sanctuary, the Humane Society of the United States announced Friday.
Believed to have been born some 51 years ago, Kitty had been...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:38 AM
In the latest move in its animal welfare standards program, fast food company Wendy's International Inc. said it would require its pork suppliers to submit quarterly progress reports detailing their efforts to phase out controversial gestation crates....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 2:22 PM
A $21,000 reward is being offered to help find who shot three California sea otters found dead last fall on a Monterey Peninsula beach, federal wildlife authorities announced Friday.
One male sea otter was found dead along Asilomar State Beach in...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 4:47 PM
SACRAMENTO — California's egg-laying hens soon will come home to more comfy roosts.
Voters in 2008 approved a statewide initiative requiring that cages have plenty of room for the birds to lie down, stand up, turn around and fully extend their...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:23 PM
Several California meatpacking companies that supplied beef to the National School Lunch Program have reached a $3.1-million settlement over allegations of abusive treatment of cattle and other issues. Westland Meat Packing Co., one of the companies...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Convicted sex offenders in Connecticut must be registered with the state and have their names and addresses listed for the public. Some activists want to require a similar system for people who abuse animals.
The idea is to stop the kind of gruesome...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Shari LePage has accepted that the "mini boxer" she purchased for $1,300 eight years ago from a local puppy store that specializes in teacup and toy puppies now weighs 61 pounds — not the 12 to 15 pounds she was told it would.
The Davie resident...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Asking my Facebook fans (https://www.facebook.com/Stevedalepets) about their New Year's resolutions for their pets (or all pets) has become an annual tradition. Here some responses I've received for 2014:
"To have my cats stop using my credit cards to...