The Latest: September 2014

76 of 79 Deceased NFL Players Found to Have Brain Disease

The nation's largest brain bank focused on the crippling disease known as CTE has now found the condition in 96 percent of players it has tested posthumously. (read more »)

California Enacts Bill to Protect Female Farmworkers From Sex Abuse

The new law requires sexual harassment training for labor contractors, supervisors and all farm employees. (read more »)

Coming in October on FRONTLINE

We’ll investigate the rise of ISIS, the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance, and a controversial Texas execution. (read more »)

Former Vatican Ambassador To Be Tried for Child Sexual Abuse

The move marks the first time the Vatican has pursued criminal charges against a church official. (read more »)

FRONTLINE’s Martin Smith Named 2014 Chancellor Award Winner

Columbia Journalism School will honor the veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker for "courageous and insightful reporting on some of the most complex stories of our time." (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Nigeria to Launch “Intensive Investigation” into Alleged Abuses

Nigeria’s top official in the U.S., Ade Adefuye, said the abuses documented by FRONTLINE were "deeply disturbing" and would be investigated. (read more »)

The NFL’s Concussion Problem Still Has Not Gone Away

If data from the past two years is any guide, more than 150 NFL players will suffer a concussion this NFL season. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
White House Releases Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance

Last year, the CDC estimated that 23,000 people die annually in the U.S. and more than 2 million are sickened by resistant infections. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Ebola Educators Reported Killed in Guinea

The deaths highlight one more tragedy of the Ebola epidemic: Some people are more afraid of doctors and educators than the disease. (read more »)

Foreign Affairs / Defense
Congress Votes to Arm Syrian Rebels Against ISIS

But this isn't the first time: Earlier this year, FRONTLINE went inside with a Syrian rebel group who said they were already receiving secret training from the U.S. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Obama on Ebola: Without Help, Families Are “Waiting to Die” (Video)

President Obama outlined a response about an epidemic expected to grow exponentially. (read more »)

Iraq / War on Terror
Number of U.S. Air Strikes in Iraq Already Exceeds Those in Yemen, Somalia

The president pointed to the U.S. air campaigns in Yemen and Somalia as successful implementations of his planned strategy against ISIS. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Map: How the Ebola Outbreak Spread through Africa

From Patient Zero to today, here is a look back at how the West Africa Ebola outbreak grew to become the worst on record. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
MSF on Ebola: “This is the Biggest Outbreak We’ve Ever Known”

This Ebola outbreak has overwhelmed both local health facilities and Médecins Sans Frontières' treatment centers. (read more »)

Health / Science / Technology
Inside the Ebola Outbreak

Filming in Sierra Leone was "like being in a war zone where the enemy is invisible," said FRONTLINE's Wael Dabbous, who spent two weeks on the ground as the outbreak spiraled out of control. (read more »)

Business / Economy / Financial
Judge: BP Acted with “Gross Negligence” in Gulf Oil Spill

A federal judge says BP made "profit-driven decisions" in dealing with a rig explosion that resulted in 11 deaths and the largest offshore oil spill in U.S. history. (read more »)

Coming in September on FRONTLINE

From the West African nations of Sierra Leone and Nigeria, to the Chinese enclave of Macau, FRONTLINE's lineup this month spans the globe. (read more »)



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