Jason M. Breslow

Former Digital Editor

How $80 Billion in Corporate Fines Can Become $48 Billion in Tax Breaks
Government fines have been turned into billions in corporate tax deductions, finds a new study.
December 4, 2015
"The Most Risky … Job Ever.” Reporting on "ISIS in Afghanistan"
Najibullah Quraishi has covered the war in Afghanistan for more than a decade, but embedding with ISIS fighters who've recently emerged there "was the most risky and dangerous job ever I've done in my life," he says.
November 17, 2015
Attorney General Orders FanDuel, DraftKings, Out of New York
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has issued a cease-and-desist order to the nation’s two largest daily fantasy sports companies, saying that the betting that takes place on their sites breaks New York's online gambling laws.
November 10, 2015
Is Illegal Online Gambling Staying Completely Offshore?
Nearly 10 years after Congress passed a law to curb online gambling, a new investigation finds offshore sites are not only still thriving, but in some cases routing crucial parts of their operations through equipment based in the U.S.
October 25, 2015
How Fantasy Sports Got Around Online Gambling Laws
Fantasy sports has made some players very rich, but critics say the booming business is no different than other forms of online gambling that Congress set out to ban nearly a decade ago.
October 15, 2015
The Vatican after Francis: Has the Pope Met His Mandate for Change?
Two-and-a-half years ago, Pope Francis inherited a church beset by scandal. Have his reforms done enough to turn it around?
September 24, 2015
New: 87 Deceased NFL Players Test Positive for Brain Disease
Nearly four in five football players examined by one of the nation's leading brain banks tested positive for the disease now at the center of the debate over concussions in football.
September 18, 2015
Investigation Finds Exxon Ignored Its Own Early Climate Change Warnings
Internal documents show company researchers warning of the risks of global climate change as early as 1977, years before the issue emerged on the national agenda, according to a new investigation by InsideClimate News.
September 16, 2015
Four Mexican Prison Workers Charged in the Escape of "El Chapo"
Four security workers failed to properly sound the alarm to superiors upon the drug kingpin's escape from a Mexican super-max prison in July, said a federal court.
September 8, 2015
Cleared of Phone Hacking, Rebekah Brooks to Return to News Corp.
The return marks a striking reversal of fortune for Brooks, who stepped down in 2011 during the height of Britain's phone hacking scandal.
September 2, 2015
In Big Sky Country, a Campaign Finance Fight Reverberates Still
A former Montana lawmaker has been banned from politics in an ongoing controversy around the role of "dark money" groups in the post-Citizens United campaign landscape.
August 27, 2015
Fighting In Yemen Has Led to War Crimes on Both Sides of the Battle, Says Amnesty
The conflict in Yemen has resulted in a "bloody trail of civilian death" that in some instances, may amount to war crimes, the human rights group says in a new report.
August 19, 2015