Study: Wiser medication use could cut health costs
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — If doctors and patients used prescription drugs more wisely, they could save the U.S. health care system at least $213 billion a year, by reducing medication overuse, underuse and other flaws in care that cause...
Brad Pitt tries to build a better blockbuster
NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Pitt wanted to build a better blockbuster.
During the years Hollywood shifted toward increasingly bigger spectacles and superhero tentpoles, one of the movies' biggest stars largely stayed on the sidelines, focusing instead...
Mueller: FBI uses drones for surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI uses drones for surveillance of stationary subjects, and the privacy implications of such operations are "worthy of debate," FBI Director Robert Mueller said Wednesday.
He said the law enforcement agency very...
Feds make find at former home of NY mobster
NEW YORK (AP) — An FBI excavation has turned up possible human remains at a home once occupied by a famed gangster who inspired Robert De Niro's character in the movie "Goodfellas," authorities said Wednesday.
Federal agents armed with...
Immigrant advocates sue gov't over detainers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigrant advocates have filed a lawsuit alleging that immigration agents are filing paperwork to keep arrestees in custody longer without investigating whether they're in the country illegally.
The American Civil Liberties...
Deen says she used slur but doesn't tolerate hate
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Celebrity cook Paula Deen said while being questioned in a discrimination lawsuit that she has used racial slurs in the past but insisted she and her family do not tolerate prejudice.
The 66-year-old Food Network star and...
Bulger, Gandolfini: Mob makes headlines this week
The death in Italy of James Gandolfini, who played Mafia boss Tony Soprano on the popular HBO show "The Sopranos," was part of an unusual convergence of mob-related news making headlines this week. Here's a look:
Bill seeks to reduce health care exchange secrecy
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A state legislative committee has approved a bill that would require California's health insurance exchange to make more contract information publicly available.
The Senate Health Committee voted 9-0 to pass the...
Council committee OKs shorter Hollywood towers
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles City Council committee has approved a developer's proposal to cut by 25 percent the height of two towers of a controversial skyscraper project in Hollywood.
The Los Angeles Times reports Millennium Partners...
FBI: Tip led to arrest of ex-professor in Mexico
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former University of Southern California professor who's accused of sex crimes involving two children has been deported to the United States after a Mexican citizen recognized his picture in the newspaper and informed the U.S....
Stars share reaction to James Gandolfini's death
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini's fans and colleagues shared reaction to his death Wednesday:
— "He was a genius. Anyone who saw him even in the smallest of his performances knows that. He is one of the greatest actors of this or any time....
Actor James Gandolfini dies in Italy at age 51
LOS ANGELES (AP) — James Gandolfini, whose portrayal of a brutal, emotionally delicate mob boss in HBO's "The Sopranos" helped create one of TV's greatest drama series and turned the mobster stereotype on its head, died Wednesday in Italy. He was...