Massive kickback scandal involves shocking pay-for-blood scheme: lawsuit Massive kickback scandal involves shocking pay-for-blood scheme: lawsuit
Dan Taylor - Apr 12, 2015
Two laboratories will pay nearly $50 million to settle claims that it paid off doctors in exchange for blood samples.
Sex assault allegations land Secret Service official in hot water Sex assault allegations land Secret Service official in hot water
Dan Taylor - Apr 09, 2015
Xavier Morales is accused of trying to kiss a woman at Secret Service headquarters and then grabbing her arms when she resisted.
Video spurs push for police body cameras Video spurs push for police body cameras
Anna Jiang - Apr 09, 2015
The camera phone video taken of the South Carolina fatal shooting has increased public call for police body cams.
Hillary Clinton hires Google executive for campaign Hillary Clinton hires Google executive for campaign
Anna Jiang - Apr 09, 2015
Hillary Clinton may be preparing to officially announce her presidential campaign after rumors that the former Secretary of State has hired a Google executive as her chief technology officer in her campaign.
U.S. pledges to fight climate change
U.S. pledges to fight climate change
Anna Jiang - Mar 31, 2015
The Obama administration pledged Tuesday to cut back on greenhouse gas emission as part of a global treaty to fight climate change.

Jury in Boston bombing trial sheds tears over gruesome death of 8-year-old
Jury in Boston bombing trial sheds tears over gruesome death of 8-year-old
Anna Jiang - Mar 31, 2015
The U.S. Prosecution in the trial of Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev wrapped up their case with heart-wrenching testimony on the gruesome death of 8-year-old Martin Richard who had been torn apart by a pressure cooker bomb.

Mom of Colorado theater shooter calls sons
Mom of Colorado theater shooter calls sons "empathetic" and "responsible"
Anna Jiang - Mar 31, 2015
In a new book released by Arlene Holmes, the mom of Colorado theater-shooting defendant James Holmes laments her inability to recognize and treat her son's mental disorder in time.

U.N. scientist blasts 2-degree climate change goal, says it is 'utterly inadequate'
U.N. scientist blasts 2-degree climate change goal, says it is 'utterly inadequate'
Dan Taylor - Mar 30, 2015
The scientist says the Earth can only rise 0.8 degrees Celsius to steer clear of major problems, and much more aggressive measures will need to be taken.

Angry Republicans accuse Hillary Clinton of purging emails in Benghazi investigation
Angry Republicans accuse Hillary Clinton of purging emails in Benghazi investigation
Dan Taylor - Mar 29, 2015
Republicans demanded that Clinton turn over all emails related to Libya and the fateful attack in 2012, but Clinton countered that she already has turned over everything.

Boston Marathon bombing jury shown incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room
Boston Marathon bombing jury shown incriminating evidence from Tsarnaev's dorm room
Anna Jiang - Mar 25, 2015
A Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents collected objects including a fuse, pressure-cooker lid, and firework from the Tsarnaevs' cluttered, three-bedroom apartment in Cambridge, Massachusetts, four days after the April 15th attack.

President Obama calls the Affordable Care Act a success
President Obama calls the Affordable Care Act a success
Anna Jiang - Mar 25, 2015
President Obama celebrated the fifth anniversary of the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday with statistics that indicate that the law has benefited Americans, contrary to what his opponents had predicted.

Boeing patents stunning 'Star Wars'-like force field
Boeing patents stunning 'Star Wars'-like force field
Dan Taylor - Mar 25, 2015
It may sound like something from Star Wars Episode 1, but this technology actually has some very interesting features that make it different.

Utah reinstates firing squad for death penalty
Utah reinstates firing squad for death penalty
Anna Jiang - Mar 25, 2015
Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed into law a bill that allows inmates on death row to choose execution by firing squad.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to go on Obamacare
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz to go on Obamacare
Anna Jiang - Mar 25, 2015
Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz announced on Tuesday that he will be signing up for Obamacare, despite having always been against the health care law.

Zimmerman accuses Obama of turning nation against him
Zimmerman accuses Obama of turning nation against him
Anna Jiang - Mar 23, 2015
Recently acquitted George Zimmerman expressed his belief that the death of Trayvon Martin was planned by God.

Recent ISIS hack appears to have obtained information from Google
Recent ISIS hack appears to have obtained information from Google
Anna Jiang - Mar 23, 2015
A list posted by the "Islamic State Hacking Division" that releases the names and addresses of several service members appears to have been compiled through the use of search engines.

Big gains for U.S. stock market -- but is the Federal Reserve making a mistake?
Big gains for U.S. stock market -- but is the Federal Reserve making a mistake?
Dan Taylor - Mar 22, 2015
The decision to delay raising interest rates is providing a short-term boost for the stock market -- but it may cut into the profits of S&P 500 companies.

Investors jump back into U.S. stock market as Fed softens its stance on the dollar
Investors jump back into U.S. stock market as Fed softens its stance on the dollar
Dan Taylor - Mar 21, 2015
Investors were worried that the Fed would boost interest rates in the middle of this year, but a recent meeting indicated that won't happen until later in the year.

Large turnout of attorneys complicates Supreme Court gay marriage cases
Large turnout of attorneys complicates Supreme Court gay marriage cases
Anna Jiang - Mar 18, 2015
The lawyers arguing on the side of same-sex marriage in the four cases to be presented before the Supreme Court have proposed that their allotted time be divided between counsels.

Hillary Clinton hires Google executive for campaign
Anna Jiang - Apr 09, 2015
Hillary Clinton may be preparing to officially announce her presidential campaign after rumors that the former Secretary of State has hired a Google executive as her chief technology officer in her campaign.

Rand Paul to announce Presidential campaign Tuesday
Anna Jiang - Apr 06, 2015
Senator Rand Paul will formally launch his Republican campaign on Tuesday, pitting him against other contenders Senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz.

Votes in key Presidential states indicate support for marijuana legalization
Anna Jiang - Apr 06, 2015
A newly released poll show that more than fifty percents of voters in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania support the legalization of recreational marijuana use with even more indicating support for medical marijuana.

Proposed Kansas legislation will crack down on welfare recipients
Anna Jiang - Apr 06, 2015
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is expected to sign off on House Bill 2258 which will restrict welfare recipients from using their benefits at liquor stores, nail shops, hair salons, tattoo parlors, and on board cruise ships.

Is she declaring soon? Hillary Clinton leases massive Brooklyn office
Dan Taylor - Apr 05, 2015
Her new campaign headquarters will be located in two stories of a 19-story office building in the trendy Brooklyn Heights neighborhood.

"He is guilty": Defense in Boston Marathon bombing trial rests case after four witnesses
Anna Jiang - Mar 31, 2015
The defense team for Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev questioned four witnesses on physical evidence that suggests Tsarnaev was following his brother's lead in the attack.

Martin O'Malley may challenge Hillary Clinton in seeking the Democratic nomination
Anna Jiang - Mar 31, 2015
Martin O'Malley has expressed interest in seeking the Democratic nomination, but the former Maryland governor has a long ways to go before he can be seen as a threat to Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Obama visits infamous bear-hugging pizza restaurant owner during Florida golf outing
Dan Taylor - Mar 30, 2015
Scott Van Duzer was famous for bear-hugging President Obama in 2012 when he came to visit his pizza restaurant.

March U.S. jobs report could heap huge pressure on Fed to raise rates
Dan Taylor - Mar 29, 2015
Economists and investors are waiting eagerly for the March jobs report -- and the results could have a huge impact on the economy going forward.

Ted Cruz a massive hypocrite for going on Obamacare, critics allege
Dan Taylor - Mar 28, 2015
Despite conservatives' claims that Cruz was forced into Obamacare, critics allege that other Republicans have taken other routes to getting insurance.

Outgoing FDA chief slams critics who want to fast-track drugs to the market
Dan Taylor - Mar 28, 2015
Hamburg warned that if drugs are approved without proper testing and vetting, they could put patients at risk.

Why Donald Trump is unlikely to run for President
Anna Jiang - Mar 22, 2015
Donald Trump announced his plans to establish a President exploratory committee, but such intentions do not mean the mogul is any closer to a Presidential campaign.

Jeb Bush supporters launch massive campaign to win Florida
Dan Taylor - Mar 22, 2015
If Jeb Bush were to lose his home state -- which has voted for Obama in both of the past two elections -- it would be a massive embarrassment for him.

Army investigates 'Racial Thursdays' allegation in Alaska unit
Dan Taylor - Mar 21, 2015
It was the same unit that Pvt. Danny Chen was a member of. Chen killed himself in 2011 over allegations of racial hazing.

Boston bombing trial presents Tsarnaev's damning internet search history
Anna Jiang - Mar 20, 2015
Evidence was presented to the jury during the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Thursday that suggest Tsarnaev may have downloaded and viewed content linked to radical Islam.

'A huge mess': Tensions rise in Senate as human trafficking bill makes no progress
Anna Jiang - Mar 19, 2015
Legislation against sex slavery was blocked from moving forward by Democrats using procedural votes due to having Republican language about abortion.

ShotSpotter stations in New York can recognize gunfire, direct police to crimes
Ella Vincent - Mar 16, 2015
New advancements in sound-recognition technology will allow police to pinpoint sources of gun violence in New York City.

'A moral failure': John Kerry scorns Governor's ban on discussing climate change
Anna Jiang - Mar 12, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry called for Florida Governor Rick Scott's (R) administration to stop denying the facts of climate change.

Study: Conservatives tend to act happier, liberals tend to actually be happier
Anna Jiang - Mar 12, 2015
A study that used online profiles of liberals and conservatives to gauge happiness revealed that individuals who identified as liberals tend to actually be happier though conservatives are more likely to self-report happiness.

Foreign Relations officials overwhelmingly agree: Military force against ISIS is required
Anna Jiang - Mar 11, 2015
America's top officials on foreign and military appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday and agreed that military force against the Islamic State is needed.

Utah considers reinstating firing squad execution for death row inmates
Anna Jiang - Mar 11, 2015
Following many recent botched executions by lethal injections, the state of Utah may be considering bringing back a firing squad for executions.

Wikimedia insists Internet surveillance strains 'backbone of democracy'
Anna Jiang - Mar 11, 2015
Wikimedia and other groups are challenging the practice of "upstream" collection.

Democrats furious over abortion restrictions added to human trafficking bill
Ella Vincent - Mar 11, 2015
A human trafficking act has become a political lightning rod for Republicans and Democrats.

NSA is slammed with ACLU lawsuit for allegedly violating Constitution
Anna Jiang - Mar 10, 2015
Civil liberties groups argue that the NSA is undermining their ability to carry out their jobs by blocking their ability to exchange information in confidence and free from warrantless government search.

University says filling out anti-contraception paperwork still violates religious liberty
Ella Vincent - Mar 09, 2015
An Obamacare contraception mandate is being challenged by the University of Notre Dame.

Souvenir truck explodes, forcing White House lockdown
Dan Taylor - Mar 08, 2015
The Secret Service later cleared the scene after the incident, which was the latest in a series of security breaches for the White House.

FDA approves new biotech drug that could save billions of dollars
Dan Taylor - Mar 07, 2015
The complexity of biotech drugs meant that no one was able to legally produce copies in the United States, but the FDA approved a regulatory pathway in 2012.

'It was him': Defense attorney not interested in proving Tsarnaev's innocence
Anna Jiang - Mar 06, 2015
Presiding judge George O'Toole ruled that during the first phase, the "guilt phase", only Tsarnaev's guilt or innocence regarding the 30 federal charges against him was to be determined.

Hillary Clinton: 'I want the public to see my email'
Ella Vincent - Mar 06, 2015
The former secretary of state is in a controversy over using private email for work purposes. Clinton denies any wrongdoing.

Retired neurosurgeon and 2016 hopeful claims homosexuality is 'absolutely' a choice
Anna Jiang - Mar 05, 2015
Potential Republican presidential candidate drew harsh criticism from scientists after making statements that he believed that being gay is "absolutely" a choice.

Republicans fail to defeat Obama's Keystone XL pipeline veto
Dan Taylor - Mar 05, 2015
Republicans argue that the pipeline is a pure jobs creator, but Obama has countered that the pipeline won't create many U.S. jobs and it has a questionable effect on the environment.

Boston bombing trial finally settles on jury after grueling two months
Ella Vincent - Mar 03, 2015
The Boston Bombing trial will take place near the site of the horrific terrorist attacks almost two years ago.

Governor Scott Walker openly declares plan to ban abortions after 20 weeks
Anna Jiang - Mar 03, 2015
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker says his anti-abortion position was influenced by his parents.

Petraeus pleads guilty to sharing government secrets with mistress
Ella Vincent - Mar 03, 2015
The fallen four-star general pleads guilty to sharing government secrets with his ex-mistress.

ISIS sends death threats to Twitter employees, promising them 'a real war'
Ella Vincent - Mar 02, 2015
ISIS has called for the assassination of Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey for blocking their accounts.