CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 |
A man thought to be a transient was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run in downtown Los Angeles, police said. Initial information indicated the man was crossing Mateo Street near 6th Street when he apparently fell in the roadway, said Los Angeles police spokesman Richard French. The man was not in a crosswalk, French said, and it was not clear why he fell. A southbound light-colored vehicle struck the man shortly before 8 p.m., French said. Police believe the driver stopped, got out of his vehicle and "took a look at the person" before driving off, French said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 2, 2013 |
Swastikas and the word "skinhead" were painted at a Costa Mesa elementary school's baseball field, officials said Monday. Kaiser Elementary School Principal Deborah Granger said staffers first noticed the slurs when they got to school. Swastikas were painted on trash cans, and the word "skinhead" with a swastika had been painted on part of the backstop, Granger said. The tops of benches had also been painted white. Over the weekend, a usually locked gate that is used by other campuses had been left open, Granger said.
January 23, 2013 |
It's a highly toxic element that travels the world in mysterious ways, respects neither manmade nor natural boundaries and rapidly accumulates in people and the food they eat. Mercury's risks for human and environmental health have slowly but steadily come to light over the centuries, leading to ad hoc phase-outs of mercury-filled thermometers, dental amalgam and the felt-hat-shaping compound that caused brain damage in 19 th century milliners, giving...
January 22, 2013 |
Doctors have discovered a way for professional football players to see how much damage their brains have suffered through a bruising career before it's too late, according to a new study. UCLA researchers led a team of scientists that used a chemical marker called FDDNP to measure the degree of brain damage in five retired football players. That marker latches onto the tau proteins that build up in the brain when someone suffers from Alzheimer's or other cognitive impairments like chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
September 14, 2012 |
WWE commentator/wrestler Jerry Lawler, who had a heart attack this week during a live broadcast of "Monday Night Raw," sent out his first public statement since his heart attack. Using the Tout social media platform, Lawler appears from his hospital room in Montreal and thanks his fans for their support since Monday. Lawler looks surprisingly good, all things considered. His voice is very weak, but he seems to be in good spirits and makes a joke about all the wires and tubes coming out of him. Doctors say that the fact there was a physician at ringside when Lawler had his heart attack probably saved his life, since he was able to receive CPR immediately.
September 12, 2012 |
One of the big questions following WWE commentator/wrestler Jerry Lawler's heart attack during "Monday Night Raw" this week was whether he suffered any brain damage as a result. Doctors performed multiple CT scans on him, and got the results back Wednesday morning: No brain damage at all. As Lawler's ex-wife, Stacy Carter, wrote on her Facebook page: "Great news for Jerry!!! The results from the test are in. He has NO brain damage!!!! I'm not sure what the next step is or when he can go home, but this is such awesome news!