Gov. Jim Justice is West Virginia's richest man and owns its most storied resort. When lobbyists and state agencies book there, he profits.
Years after quitting her job as an attorney for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Laura Peña returned to the fight — defending migrants she'd once prosecuted. Then, a perplexing family separation case forced her to call upon everything she'd learned.
First, parents turn over guardianship of their teenagers to a friend or relative. Then the student declares financial independence to qualify for tuition aid and scholarships.
Beginning in 2012, operatives used a federal PAC to target small-dollar donors, claiming they'd use the money to oppose Barack Obama. But that's not what happened.
Juries convicted Ricky Joyner twice. Once in 1994 and again in 1998, after he won his first appeal. Prosecutors called the case cut and dried. But we looked through transcripts, reports, video and more. Should Joyner's conviction stand?
Insurers are regarded as defenders of health care dollars, but the case of David Williams shows how they allow costs to rise.
Dozens of convicted criminals have been hired as cops in Alaska communities. Often, they are the only applicants. In Stebbins, every cop has a criminal record, including the chief.
With the agency under fire for holding children in deplorable conditions and over racist and misogynistic Facebook posts, one agent speaks about what it's like to do his job. "Somewhere down the line people just accepted what's going on as normal."
The move by TurboTax maker Intuit to charge more lower-income customers has helped boost revenue.
Ankle bracelets are promoted as a humane alternative to jail. But private companies charge defendants hundreds of dollars a month to wear the surveillance devices. If people can't pay, they may end up behind bars.
The three-year-old group, which has roughly 9,500 members, shared derogatory comments about Latina lawmakers who plan to visit a controversial Texas detention facility on Monday, calling them "scum buckets" and "hoes."
Sheriff Blake Turman says that after he beat then-Sheriff Dennis Meeks at the polls, he found that thousands of dollars worth of military equipment was missing and public funds were wasted. Meeks' response: "He's full of shit."
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare has sued many of its own employees over unpaid medical bills and garnishes their wages; its health care plan prevents them from going to competitors with better financial assistance.
At the Trump Doral outside Miami, payday lenders celebrated the potential death of a rule intended to protect their customers. They couldn't have done it without President Donald Trump and his latest deregulator, Kathleen Kraninger.
As the agency's ability to audit the rich crumbles, its scrutiny of the poor has held steady in recent years. Meanwhile, a new study shows that audits of poor taxpayers make them far less likely to claim credits they might be entitled to.
Intuit, the maker of TurboTax, created and promoted a "military discount" that charges service members who are eligible to file for free.
In southwest Connecticut, the gap between rich and poor is wider than anywhere else in the country. Invisible walls created by local zoning boards and the state government block affordable housing and, by extension, the people who need it.
A private and influential legal group you've never heard of is about to vote on what critics call a fundamental rollback of consumer rights.
Ethics reforms championed by then-Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2008 have created loopholes that have greatly limited the power of the state's Ethics Board to police lawmakers.
A dubious project raises serious questions about the world's most prestigious consulting firm and its work for corruption-plagued regimes.