"USA TODAY examined FBI data -- which defines a mass killing as four or more victims -- as well as local police records and media reports to understand mass killings in America. They happen far more often than the government reports, and the circumstances of those killings -- the people who commit them, the weapons they use and the forces that motivate them -- are far more predictable than many might think."
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"Unlike cases of fraud or identity theft, ATM violent crimes are largely under-reported because nobody tracks them. Not the FBI, the police or the banking industry. What’s more, lax regulations regarding ATM safety are rarely enforced as the banking lobby resists stronger safety measures and tries to keep litigation cases confidential, an investigation by Florida Center for Investigative Reporting and NBC6 South Florida has found."
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Regulations Are Killed, and Kids Die | The Nation
Under pressure, the Obama administration withdrew rules barring young laborers from dangerous work—a decision with grave consequences for several families.
Health-care Web site’s lead contractor employs executives from troubled IT company | The Washington Post
The lead contractor on the dysfunctional Web site for the Affordable Care Act is filled with executives from a company that mishandled at least 20 other government IT projects, including a flawed effort to automate retirement benefits for millions of federal workers, documents and interviews show.
Addiction Treatment With a Dark Side | The New York Times ...Read more ...
"Following a series of Channel 4 I-Team investigations that revealed how Tennessee inmates were documenting their wild behavior in prison, a prisoner inside Riverbend contacted chief investigative reporter Jeremy Finley with an proposition: Did they want to see how inmates were smuggling cell phones into the maximum security prison?"
"Thousands of residents in U.S. nursing homes and other long-term care institutions have had their personal savings raided or mismanaged after relying on the facilities to safeguard the money in special trust fund accounts, a USA TODAY investigation shows. At least 10 of the thefts have exceeded $100,000 from a single nursing home account."
WNYC News reports that "over the past decade, as New York City’s backlog of felony cases has grown, so too has the time defendants are spending behind bars before trial. The average pretrial detention in a felony case was 95 days in 2012."
A Scripps News Service investigation finds that 50 individuals listed on applications for the federal Lifeline phone subsidy said they have never seen nor signed the applications made in their names. Former workers for TerraCom Inc. and affiliate YourTel America Inc. said that they -- not applicants -- fabricated and signed applications on instruction from superiors. Responding to the Scripps investigation, members of Congress are calling on the U.S. Department of Justice to launch a criminal investigation.
The 1957 kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph is the nation's oldest cold case to go to trial, CNN reports. It required family members to turn against one of their own and haunted a small town for 55 years. The case was reopened after a dying woman implicated her son 36 years after the fact. Prosecutors relied heavily on evidence that in the past has often proven unreliable: eyewitness identification and the testimony of informants. Much of the physical evidence in the case was lost or destroyed over the years. Jack McCullough, convicted last September of kidnapping and ...Read more ...
In December 2001, the Chicago Tribune published a five-part series, “Cops and Confessions,” with one of the installments highlighting the case of Daniel Taylor, an inmate serving a life sentence without parole for a double murder he didn't commit. Nearly 12 years later, on June 28th, 2013, Cook County prosecutors would admit the truth and dismiss his conviction. Daniel, who was arrested at age 17, was released at age 38, having spent more than 20 years behind bars.
Back Home: The Enduring Battles Facing Post-9/11 Veterans | News21
"In the 12 years since American troops first deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, more than 2.6 million veterans have returned home to a country largely unprepared to meet their needs. The government that sent them to war has failed on many levels to fulfill its obligations to these veterans as demanded by Congress and promised by both Republican and Democratic administrations, a News21 investigation has found."
CIA Files Prove America Helped Saddam as He Gassed Iran | Foreign Policy
"The U.S. government may be considering military action in response ...