An accusation of a wedgie. Forced motivational pushups. Speculation about what a cohort looked like naked. Exile for reporting misconduct. Even a noogie for a job well done. This is not 1950s fraternity-house hazing or high school locker-room tomfoolery. These are accounts of life inside the intelligence office of the Transportation Security Administration.
To prevent terrorist attacks against planes, railways and travelers, the Transportation Security Administration needs to focus on intelligence to identify and address threats – and leave screening to private contractors, a Florida lawmaker said.
Thousands of religious day cares across America legally are allowed to run their facilities with little government oversight. But freedom from regulation can come at a high price for children. And when things go wrong, parents have little recourse.
Classified U.S. cables between American diplomats show a mounting concern by global political and business leaders that water shortages could spark unrest across the world, with dire consequences.
The resurgence of a frontier tradition – commercial fur trapping – is taking a toll on wildlife. The activity is legal, but it’s carried out in ways that often inflict prolonged suffering and capture many species by mistake.
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn filed legislation that he says would expedite the long process of constructing a hurricane protection system for the Texas coast, including the particularly vulnerable Houston region.
A man who ran an Alabama day care registered under a church’s name was convicted of sexual abuse. But the state Supreme Court later ruled that the church and day care weren’t connected.
It may sound arcane, but it’s a raging battle of the new economy: whether workers should be classified as “independent contractors” instead of regular employees.
ShotSpotter is a gunshot detection technology that’s marketed to reduce gun violence. The system costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year – but is it worth it?
In private, Nestle executives told U.S. officials that the world is on a collision course with doom because Americans eat too much meat, and now, other countries are following suit, according to secret documents.