In the wake of hurricanes like Florence, the U.S. government pays to dump truckloads of sand onto eroding beaches, in a cycle that is said to harm ecosystems and disproportionately benefit the rich.
“Every new unit of economic gain is still cranking out a corresponding unit of environmental pain.”
Revelations about the prosecution of Jabbar Collins, who served 15 years for a murder he did not commit, helped to bring down longtime Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes.
A day-by-day chronology of what happened in Ferguson, drawn from the best reporting by journalists and witnesses on the ground.
Investigators found that children were being regularly pinned down or isolated and that their education was suffering as a result.
Court records show USA Discounters pursues debts for years, regardless of whether a service member has retired, or where he or she might live.
California officials have ordered an emergency shut-down of 11 oil and gas waste injection sites and a review more than 100 others in the state’s drought-wracked Central Valley out of fear that companies may have been pumping fracking fluids and other toxic waste into drinking water aquifers there.
Top patient-safety experts call on Congress to step in and, among other steps, give the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention wider responsibility for measuring medical mistakes.
A federal judge in Alabama says local school board has failed to meet legal mandate to integrate.
A draft inspector general report found that the mission lacks basic metrics for how to do the job – and when to end it.
A Brooklyn man who spent more than a dozen years in prison for a crime he likely did not commit will receive $3 million from New York State. He may get even more from New York City.
After years of refusing to act, the U.S. military has reversed course and has decided to disinter the possible grave of Arthur “Bud” Kelder, a POW from World War II who is buried anonymously in an American war cemetery in the Philippines.
Few would dispute that school staffers should physically restrain children rarely and should tell parents when they can’t avoid doing so. But turning this proposition into the law of the land has proven surprisingly difficult.
Carson Luke, a young boy with autism, shattered bones in his hand and foot after educators grabbed him and tried to shut him into a “scream room.” Kids across the country risked similar harm at least 267,000 times in just one school year.
Could undisclosed evidence have kept a man out of jail 24 years ago?
In the wake of the shooting as UCSB, ProPublica has laid out the most revealing reporting about guns in America.