The federal government recently released what some hoped would be the most accurate data on how police departments resolve civilian complaints of police brutality. Collected from nearly 4,000 law enforcement agencies across the country — spanning jurisdictions as big as New York City and as small as Yakutat, Alaska — the data shows fewer than […]
A midwife with an open warrant for practicing without a license in Arkansas is delivering babies in Oklahoma, a state with no oversight of non-nurse midwives. Certified professional midwife Debra Disch’s troubled past came to light on Aug. 17 after an Oklahoma mother who had hired Disch shared her traumatic out-of-hospital birth experience on Facebook. […]
Most Americans probably don’t think about barley when they crack open a cold one. But their thirst for beer is about the only reason the once abundant crop hasn’t disappeared. American farmers have grown barley for centuries, mostly for livestock feed but also for human consumption and for malt in beer. Yet a steep decline […]
Spoiler alert: They rarely do. Despite the spectacle of scary footage and a spate of recent attacks, sharks pose less of a threat to humans than humans do to sharks.
Millions of Americans will hit the beach this summer to soak up the sun and surf, and many of them will go home harboring an unintended souvenir — bacterial infection.
By Jayme Fraser | GateHouse MediaJuly 14, 2019 America dominated the Women’s World Cup tournament this summer in France, and not just by winning the coveted trophy. Current U.S. league athletes played for 13 of the 24 countries — including Team USA — that competed in the month-long international soccer championship that ended July 7. […]
Florida’s prison system offers virtually no meaningful education to inmates, despite overwhelming evidence that it’s the strongest antidote to recidivism. The state has instead emphasized warehousing, creating an environment where inmate idleness, surging staff turnover and a lack of incentives for good behavior have led to violence. Read the full story here.
When announcers last July declared Joey Chestnut the winner of Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest, spectators had little reason to doubt the score: 64 dogs in 10 minutes. They considered tracking consumption by weighing plates and even placing microchips on contestants’ tongues. But the judges — unable to clearly view the contestants’ plates amid […]
Auto insurance rates vary by state — but did you know they can vary by where you live in that state?
More than a dozen states this year passed laws to either restrict or expand access to abortion, with a flurry of activity happening within the past few weeks alone. Reaction to the changes has dominated cable news networks and social media platforms. It also seemingly spurred record-breaking Google searches for words related to abortion. On […]