Due to the vagaries of American corporate accounting, companies routinely tell investors on conference calls that they made billions in profit over the previous quarter, then turn around and tell the IRS that, actually, they made no money at all, so don't owe any taxes.
The Supreme Court death penalty decision sparked outrage. But the court has long given constitutional cover to the most grotesque executions.
Facebook appears to deliver certain ads, including for housing and employment, in a way that aligns with race and gender stereotypes — even when advertisers ask for the ads to be exposed a broad, inclusive audience.
The mere fact that presidential candidates are being asked about sex work represents a seismic shift in public discourse on the sex work community.
The situation at Gymboree echoes other recent retail bankruptcies in which executives got a king's ransom while everyone else got a firm handshake.
A startup founded by the young and outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump is among the latest tech companies to quietly win a contract with the Pentagon as part of Project Maven, the secretive initiative to rapidly leverage artificial intelligence technology from the private sector for military purposes.
So much has happened over the last seven and a half weeks that it's impossible to take stock of it all. But by looking through the wreckage, perhaps you can get a sense of Brazil's political life as of late.
The bulk are for noncriminal behavior, drug violations and low-level offenses. Since 1980, arrests for drug violations have increased by 170 percent, and racial disparities in enforcement have grown even more stark.
Beginning in 2016, according to one source, Ring provided its Ukraine-based research and development team virtually unfettered access to a folder on Amazon's S3 cloud storage service that contained every video created by every Ring camera around the world.
How an undercover oil industry mercenary tricked pipeline opponents into believing he was one of them, at Standing Rock and beyond.
"We want to cross the bridge and we want them to hear our claims," said a Honduran man who joined others from the refugee caravans in a hunger strike.
An investigation by a team of independent Mexican journalists shows that some 2,000 clandestine graves have been found in Mexico between 2006 and 2016.
While gang association by itself is not a crime, prosecutors regularly use it to bolster their cases. That's exactly what happened to Keith Shenery.
The new DHS program will give foreign airports around the world free software that teaches itself who the bad guys are, continuing society's relentless swapping of human judgment for machine learning.
Bernie Sanders's clumsy comments about voters in Florida and Georgia reignited a debate on how politicians talk about racism.
Amazon's new headquarters will bring it at least $4.6 billion in state and local subsidies, according to an analysis by Good Jobs First.
The Murdoch family is warmly received in the hallways of power and money. But they should be ostracized in the same way that Steve Bannon has.
Earlier this week, The Intercept was able to select "white genocide conspiracy theory" as a pre-defined "detailed targeting" criterion on the social network to promote two articles to an interest group that Facebook pegged at 168,000 users large and defined as "people who have expressed an interest or like pages related to White genocide conspiracy theory."
Raziq was a classic product of America's failed policy in Afghanistan, wherein personalities have been propped up over — and sometimes at the expense of — institutions.
What lesson should be learned from the brutal murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi and the ongoing geopolitical fallout from his death?