WASHINGTON — A giant hack of millions of government personnel files is being treated as the work of foreign spies who could use the information to fake their way into more-secure computers and plunder U.S. secrets. Continue reading
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that people from the South Pacific islands of American Samoa do not have a right to U.S. citizenship simply because they were born in the U.S. territory.
June 5 marks one of America’s sweetest holidays: National Doughnut Day. The day, which was created in 1938, commemorates the volunteers who brought doughnuts to soldiers on the front lines of World War I. We dove into the doughnut’s origins, its surprising role in multiple U.S. wars and the health information that no one wants to admit. Continue reading
In our news wrap Thursday, suspected Chinese hackers reportedly broke into the Interior Department as well as the office that handles security clearances. Data for 4 million people may have been compromised. Also, at least 150 people were killed in Accra when a gas station exploded. Flames spread to fuel that had spilled into flood water. In addition, others are said to have drowned. Continue reading
The Stanley Cup, the NBA playoffs, the women’s World Cup and the Belmont Stakes: It’s a busy week in the world of sports. William Brangham explores all of the upcoming contests with Kevin Blackistone of ESPN and Mike Pesca of Slate’s “The Gist” podcast. Continue reading
Nearly 40 million Americans offer unpaid care to an adult friend or relative, and of those, Millennials make up a major part of this group, according to a report issued today by AARP and the National Alliance for Caregiving.
Men outnumber women in news anchor seats and bylines in print and online, according to a study released Thursday by the Women’s Media Center based in New York and Washington, D.C. Continue reading
The Environmental Protection Agency says hydraulic fracturing activities have not led to widespread harm to drinking water in the United States. But the agency also says the controversial drilling technique could affect drinking water if safeguards aren’t maintained. Continue reading
In 2010, a catastrophic earthquake ravaged Haiti, leaving 1.5 million people homeless. The American Red Cross raised nearly $500 million for relief efforts, announcing plans to create new communities. But an investigation by ProPublica and NPR has concluded that the Red Cross response has been plagued by failures. Jeffrey Brown interviews NPR investigative correspondent Laura Sullivan. Continue reading