The 47-year-old nuclear elephant in the room

By Douglas Birch and R. Jeffrey Smith

A growing number of U.S. experts say that feigning ignorance about Israel’s nuclear arsenal creates more trouble than it averts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "lawyer":

"… d search — was not related to the article’s content, but Doyle and his lawyer have said they are convinced it was pure punishment for his skepticism abo …"

Activists say gun debate overlooks gun-related deaths of children

By Kate Murphy and Jordan Rubio

An investigation found that at least 28,000 children and teens 19-years-old and younger were killed with guns in America over 10 years

Firearms more likely to be used in suicides than in homicides

By Carmen Forman and Jacob Byk

At least 50 people died per day from firearm suicide; 26 died from firearm homicides.

Excerpts from this story referencing "research":

"… tudied for the past 20 years by the American Association of Suicidology, a research and education organization based in Washington, D.C., that was created in …"

"… internal despair, said Cathy Barber, creator of Means Matter — a Harvard research group that studies access to guns or other means of suicide. It’s not u …"

Firearms used in homicides often purchased illegally

By Kelsey Jukam, Aaron Maybin and Jordan Rubio

A News21 analysis of the FBI’s national database of supplementary homicide reports found that across the country, 17,422 black men between a

Excerpts from this story referencing "Louisiana":

"… nished battle. But a war still courses through the streets of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In the past decade, it’s claimed the lives of hundreds of people —&nb …"

"… you get out here and shoot you somebody. You get yourself a body.”  Louisiana’s murder rate has been the highest in the country, with 10.8 murders for …"

"… country, with 10.8 murders for every 100,000 people. Some have attributed Louisiana’s high murder rate to the prevalence of weapons in the state and its str …"

Growing number of biosafety labs raises public health concern

By James Arkin

Construction of new biosafety labs a waste of money, possible threat to public health, say reports and experts.

An ethical mess in South Carolina

By Corey Hutchins

A brutal political brawl even by Palmetto State standards.

Abuse in court? Deputy strikes boy in court, boy charged with assault

By Susan Ferriss

A court and sheriff's department with a checkered past are accused in a suit of tolerating abuse of a boy in court.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… e allegations. Cocke County Assistant Public Defender Keith Haas told the Center for Public Integrity that another public defender, Brad Davidson, was in court that day defendi …"

Casinos and offshore companies battle for billions in online gambling push

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Congress, states and a rich mix of characters argue over regulation.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Louisiana":

"… Mississippi, where a bill was introduced but failed to pass. Lawmakers in Louisiana held hearings on the issue. The Rational Group, the firm that owns PokerS …"

Japan could be building an irresistible terrorist target, experts say

Japan has balked at U.S. security advice for its nuclear plants.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Liberal Democratic Party":

"… Middle Core Faction” — used a flame thrower to set fire to the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s Tokyo headquarters in 1984. They fired mortars at Tokyo’s Haneda air …"

Closing a troubled symbol of Texas juvenile justice

By Maurice Chammah

Closure of Corsicana juvenile facility brings curtain down on a troubling history.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Texas Youth Commission":

"… d to place’ adolescents.” That year the Texas Youth Council became the Texas Youth Commission (TYC), and though the facility had a new mission, it did not yet have enou …"

"… istrators at the West Texas State School, near Odessa, and the cover-up by Texas Youth Commission authorities. Further investigations by the Texas Rangers, the FBI and othe …"

A modern understanding of a long ago confession and a boy’s execution

By Corey Hutchins

Nearly seventy years after his execution, George Stinney Jr.'s involvment in a 1944 double-murder comes into question.

Excerpts from this story referencing "United States":

"… de sure all interrogations were recorded. By the next decade, here in the United States, two professors at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva Univer …"

"… se cases would be so high,” he says. These days, no murder trial in the United States could ever take just two and a half hours, as Stinney's trial did in 1944. …"

"… mmendation that electronic recording of interrogations be mandatory in the United States. Currently, the FBI doesn't have to tape confessions. At the state level, …"

"… wide.  “People tend to think of the juvenile justice system in the United States as a monolith, and that's just not the case,” he says. “There are …"

FEC: Prison is no excuse for campaign filing failures

By Dave Levinthal

Jailed ex-congressmen Jesse Jackson Jr., William Jefferson must still file disclosure reports, agency says.

Report urges new approach to child prostitution

By Susan Ferriss

New report says teens involved in prostitution should be treated as victims.

Child sex trafficking: schools could help stop it

By Susan Ferriss

This week's news about teen prostitution rings are a reminder that educators can help keep teens from predators.

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… ing held in February at the Department of Education in Washington, D.C. A California educator who spoke about her experiences at the forum was Jenee Littrell, …"

Throwaway kids: disciplined California teens struggle to school themselves

By Susan Ferriss

Strict district policies, distance from alternatives leave some disciplined teens no option but to school themselves.

Excerpts from this story referencing "KQED":

"… home if they are unable to do so themselves.” Reporter Steven Cuevas of KQED public radio's "The California Report" contributed to this story.  …"

Clinton supporter suspected of illegal donations

By Alan Suderman and Ben Wieder

Clinton's 2008 campaign received $50,000 from "assembly line of illegal campaign contributions."

New protections coming for disgruntled intelligence workers

By Douglas Birch

Compliance with a demand for government-wide anti-retaliatory measures is “on track,” officials say.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Government":

"… harassed. Angela Canterbury, director of public policy for the Project on Government Oversight, expressed caution about the new rules, however. Even for U.S. e …"

"… through institutional channels,” said Tom Devine, legal director for the Government Accountability Project. “They have no free speech rights.” Snowden, D …"

State legislators' ties to nonprofit groups prove fertile ground for corruption

By Nicholas Kusnetz

New York scandals reveal corrupt ties between lawmakers, nonprofit groups

Excerpts from this story referencing "Massachusetts":

"… that,” said Peter Sturges, who served as executive director of the Massachusetts State Ethics Commission from 2000 to 2007. “You can’t be making decisi …"

"… trict needs. They know the good organizations,” said Sturges, the former Massachusetts regulator. “Why should they not be able to direct funds to the best orga …"

Controversy ensnaring governor raises new questions about Virginia laws

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Updated: Transparency laws at issue as governor deals with indictment stemming from gifts scandal.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Florida":

"… amily. Three days before the wedding, McDonnell’s wife, Maureen, flew to Florida to promote Star Scientific’s new product at a gathering of scientists an …"

JPMorgan Chase’s record highlights doubts about big banks’ devotion to fighting flow of dirty money

By Michael Hudson

JPMorgan Chase’s record highlights doubts about devotion to fighting flow of dirty money

Excerpts from this story referencing "general counsel":

"… e transaction amid trillions of dollars in daily cash flows. JPMorgan’s general counsel told The Wall Street Journal: “Think if you’re running a railroad, and …"

From homemaker to hell-raiser in Love Canal

By Ronnie Greene

In 1978, Lois Gibbs was a mom with sick kids. Her fight prompted a president to free 900 families -- and paved the way for U.S. buyouts.

Excerpts from this story referencing "chemicals":

"… to shake the community. In 1980, the EPA issued a study showing that the chemicals in question could trigger genetic damage for future generations. In other …"

Corruption case further sullies Albany's reputation

By Nicholas Kusnetz

Alleged bribery scheme reinforces low marks from State Integrity Investigation

Energy Department auto loan program sputters

By Ronnie Greene

A $25 billion Department of Energy loan program has not closed a loan in two years amid the specter of Solyndra.

Current gun debate may not help beleaguered ATF

By Alan Berlow

Federal gun cops handicapped by weak laws, stagnant budgets and Congressional restrictions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Bureau of Investigation":

"… and Explosives on the front lines of a major terrorism investigation. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is leading the probe into the bombing at the Boston Marathon, but ATF is i …"

Marijuana decriminalization law brings down juvenile arrests in California

By Susan Ferriss

Study says marijuana decriminalization measure affected juvenile justice in California.

Excerpts from this story referencing "California":

"… s declined 3.6 percent. …"

"… eleased a policy briefing with an analysis of arrest data collected by the California Department of Justice’s Criminal Justice Statistics Center. The briefing …"

"… rtment of Justice’s Criminal Justice Statistics Center. The briefing, “California Youth Crime Plunges to All-Time Low,” identifies a new state marijuana d …"

"… w went into effect in January 2011, simple marijuana possession arrests of California juveniles fell from 14,991 in 2010 to 5,831 in 2011, a 61 percent differen …"

More on Fred Humphries, FBI friend of Jill Kelley

By David Heath

Fred Humphries, who helped initiatiate the invetigation of Patraeus, praised for his interrogations of suspected terroists

Senate report says national intelligence fusion centers have been useless

By R. Jeffrey Smith

Data gleaned from counter-terrorism centers has been mostly useless, says Senate report

IMPACT: Cabinet officials signal crackdown on Medicare billing abuse

By Fred Schulte and Joe Eaton

Sebelius, Holder signal new scrutiny in wake of Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "Health":

"… he Health plan for more complex and costly services than they deliver.U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and Attorney General Eric H …"

"… bill for services never provided. The Department of Justice, Department of Health and Human Services, the FBI and other law enforcement agencies are monitor …"

"… letter are: the American Hospital Association, the Association of Academic Health Centers, the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, …"

"… Academic Health Centers, the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems, the Federation of American Hospitals.The association of public ho …"

Contribution limits at risk in states thanks to Supreme Court

By Amy Myers

Illinois and other states may eliminate contribution limits to candidates to offset unlimited outside spending.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Alabama":

"… ate contributions — Missouri, Oregon, Utah and Virginia.Seven states — Alabama, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Texas — res …"

Drones not used effectively on U.S. borders

By Aaron Mehta

A government audit concludes that drones are costly and problematic for inspecting U.S. borders, but enthusiasm remains high.