World Jun 105 things you need to know about the $2 billion corruption scandal roiling Brazil
For years, executives at Brazil’s state-owned oil giant, Petrobras, took $2 billion in bribes as part of a massive scheme that implicated hundreds of middlemen, congressmen and politicians, prosecutors allege. Last week, the company made a rare…
World May 14What you need to know about the potential coup in Burundi
Burundi, a central African country roughly the size of Massachusetts, may be undergoing a coup that could destabilize its neighbors. The former Belgian colony’s fragile democracy was threatened this month, when its president, Pierre Nkurunziza, announced he was running for…
World May 14How Chinese millionaires buy U.S. citizenship
For this week’s Shortwave, PJ Tobia looks at the practice and pitfalls of EB-5 investor visa program, which is due to expire in September.
Nation May 04Dallas gunman identified as jihadist terrorism suspect
Law enforcement officials identified the two gunmen killed by police on Sunday after they opened fire outside a cartoon-drawing contest of the Prophet Muhammad in a Dallas suburb. One of them was being investigated by the FBI.
Nation Apr 295 ways you can help Baltimore
During crises like the one in Baltimore, it's easy to feel helpless. We've researched five ways you can help the city rebuild and recover.
World Apr 20EU struggles for plan to deal with migrants after deadly ship disaster
An estimated 700 migrants drowned to death after a ship taking them to Europe from Libya capsized in the Mediterranean Sea on Saturday night. Rescuers led by the Italian Coast Guard are still searching for bodies and the death count…
Economy Apr 17How a single computer system failure halted global financial markets
Traders pay upwards of $20,000 a year for access to the service, which serve as their eyes and ears into financial markets around the world. Bloomberg blamed the two-hour outage on internal network issues.
World Mar 17Syrian government air raid may amount to war crime
A Syrian government raid on an Islamic State threshold that resulted in over 100 civilian casualties last year could amount to a war crime, human rights organization Amnesty International said in a report on Tuesday.
Nation Mar 16It’s official, Boston wins its snowiest winter on record
Three inches of snowfall on Sunday capped what has been the worst winter in Boston’s history. The city was dumped with more than 108.6 inches of powder this season, an inch more than the previous record, according to the National…
Nation Feb 20Kansas may be the first state to ban common abortion procedure
Kansas’ state senate on Friday approved a bill banning an abortion method commonly used to terminate pregnancies in the second trimester, a victory for anti-abortion activists in what could become the country’s first ban of the procedure.