More than 130 law enforcement officials from around the country have gathered in Washington to push for reform. Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy and Benjamin David, district attorney from New Hanover and Pender Counties in North Carolina, talk with…
To see Caron Butler on the basketball court today, you'd have little sense of how far this NBA player has come. As a young boy, he had the dream and the skills, but nearly threw it away for a life…
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
Drug criminals once described by prosecutors as unrepentant repeat offenders are among those poised to benefit from new sentencing guidelines that are shrinking punishments for thousands of federal prisoners.
By PBS NewsHour
Turing Pharmaceuticals sparked outcry when it raised the price of a single pill from $13 to $750. Judy Woodruff discusses the rising costs of prescriptions drugs with Dr. Peter Bach of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Dr. Thomas Stossel…
By PBS NewsHour
Tuesday on the NewsHour, more than 60 nations commit to taking down the Islamic State. Also: How Russia will affect the war in Syria, how the Volkswagen scandal that led to a massive recall all began, what’s driving the high…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
A government task force says a daily low-dose aspirin could help certain people in their 50s and 60s prevent a first heart attack or stroke -- and they might get some protection against colon cancer at the same time.
By Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News
Two new treatments for congestive heart failure cost too much in the short term and would drive up spending by insurers and government programs, a nonprofit group said in an analysis released Friday, just days after the same researchers took…
By Associated Press
The White House is launching a new $5 million initiative to combat heroin use and trafficking of the drug, particularly in states along the East Coast.
In our news wrap Monday, Iraqi troops and Shiite militiamen began an operation against the Islamic State militant group, targeting Anbar province. The launch came as IS claimed responsibility for a series of car bombs and suicide attacks in Baghdad.
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