Chad Walde believed in his work at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Then he got a rare brain cancer linked to radiation, and the government denied it had any responsibility.
An acclaimed American charity said it was saving some of the world's most vulnerable girls from sexual exploitation. But from the very beginning, girls were being raped.
Police on Long Island wrote off missing immigrant teens as runaways. One mother knew better — and searched MS-13's killing fields for answers.
Fatal accidents, off-the-books workers, a union once run by a mobster. The rogue world of one of New York's major trash haulers.
Joe Bryan has spent the past three decades in prison for the murder of his wife, a crime he claims he didn't commit. His conviction rested largely on "bloodstain-pattern analysis" — a technique still in use throughout the criminal-justice system, despite concerns about its reliability.
The murder of Mickey Bryan, a quiet fourth-grade teacher, stunned her small Texas town. Then her husband, a beloved high school principal, was charged with killing her. Did he do it, or had there been a terrible mistake?
A heart transplant. A medical mishap. A drawn-out ending. All told on Facebook.
The teenager told police all about his gang, MS-13. In return, he was slated for deportation and marked for death.
As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of US workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and outflanking rules against age bias.
Tyler Haire was locked up at 16. A Mississippi judge ordered that he undergo a mental exam. What happened next is a statewide scandal.
The feds faced a deadline to finish the first version of a border wall. Godfrey Garza Jr. of Hildalgo County, Texas, made it happen, and made himself a small fortune along the way. Other than Garza, no one seems too happy about that.
In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security began building 654 miles of fencing along the US-Mexico border. To complete the job, the agency had to seize land from private landowners, most living in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.
The explosive compound RDX helped make America a superpower. Now, it's poisoning the nation's water and soil
The federal government’s boldest land grab in a generation produced the first border wall — and a trail of abuse, mistakes and unfairness.
Jacksonville’s enforcement of pedestrian violations raises concerns that it's another example of racial profiling.
Black people struggling with debts are far less likely than their white peers to gain lasting relief from bankruptcy. Primarily to blame is a style of bankruptcy practiced by lawyers in the South.
Fraud. Bribery. Incompetence. The military’s use of contractors adds to a legacy of environmental damage.