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Police probe death of 'missing' boy at rescue center in Henan province

4 days agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

Police are investigating the case of a mentally disabled nine-year-old boy who'd gone missing from his home six months ago and was recently reported dead at a shelter for the homeless in Xinyang city, Henan province. [ more › ]

Report: Morris Twins Finally Charged With Aggravated Assault

last weekSports : Deadspin

Suns forward Marcus and Markieff Morris have been under investigation for an alleged assault committed outside of a Phoenix rec center for the past three months. Despite steadily leaking information about the case to the media, nobody was charged in connection with the incident, until now. Show More Summary

Lyme Disease Is Wracking New England. Why Isn't More Being Done?

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

The following story was reported by the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, an independent, nonprofit news center based at Boston University and WGBH News, and published here in collaboration with The Huffington Post. Sign...Show More Summary

Investigation of GRAS Highlights Allergy to Peanut-Related Lupin

The Center for Public Integrity (CPI) published a lengthy investigative report on Tuesday summarizing the safety concerns associated with GRAS (generally recognized as safe) food additives, the controversies surrounding how they’re determined, and barriers to regulating them. Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Unit in Hot Water for Unfair Lending

``The Seattle Times and The Center for Public Integrity, a nonprofit, nonpartisan investigative newsroom based in Washington, D.C. reported that Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s home mobile company Clayton Homes  has been involved in unfair consumer lending practices.''

Physicians Pioneer the Use of Stereotactic Body Radiation for Deadly Kidney Cancer Complication

UT Southwestern Medical Center Kidney Cancer Program investigators have published what is believed to be the first reported successful use of stereotactic body radiation therapy for an often deadly complication of kidney cancer.

Climate Change Semantics Affect Leadership in Florida

In Florida Governor Rick Scott’s world, the perils of a warming planet somehow seem to be diminished simply by changing the words we use to refer to them. According to the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, Scott, recently reelected to a second term, commanded environmental officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)—the very agency in […]

We're Pumping So Much Groundwater That It's Causing the Oceans to Rise

Irrigation in California's San Joaquin Valley GomezDavid/iStock This article was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. Pump too much...Show More Summary

Undercover Investigation Confirms California Crisis Pregnancy Centers Lie to Women

Even in the state rated the most accessible for people seeking abortion services, a vast network of organizations exists for the sole purpose of dissuading people from terminating their pregnancies, according to a report released Thursday. Image:...Show More Summary

California Is Drilling for Water That Fell to Earth 20,000 Years Ago

This story was originally published by Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and is republished here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. By now, the impacts of California's unchecked groundwater pumping are well-known:...Show More Summary

Florida Takes Aim At Mere Mention of Climate Change

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting (FCIR) found that the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has an unwritten policy that the words “climate change” and “global warming” are not to be used in any official documents, including emails.

Florida Officials Told Not to Use Term ‘Climate Change’

Officials at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection have been ordered not to use the term “climate change” or “global warming” in any official communications, emails, or reports, the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting reports. “This unwritten policy went into [...]

Orwell's '1984' for Ecology? Florida Silences Climate Change Terms - Report

The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting said that local authorities were 'amending' the ecological vocabulary by prohibiting such terms as 'climate change' and 'global warming'.

Reveal and the new push for podcasts

Two years ago, John Barth met Joaquin Alvarado, the CEO of the Center for Investigative Reporting, for martinis at the Sir Francis Drake hotel in San Francisco. Barth is the chief content officer for Public Radio Exchange, a hub of radio innovation responsible for shows like Snap Judgement, The Moth Radio Hour, and the podcast network Radiotopia. He was visiting...

[SPONSORED POST] Learn investigative reporting from Boston University journalism professors

Sponsored Post The New England Center for Investigative Reporting is accepting applications for their 2015 Investigative Journalism Certificate Program. The program is aimed at college students, recent graduates and working journalists...Show More Summary

Jehovah's Witness Leaders Accused of Covering Up Child Sexual Abuse 

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

A new investigation from the Center for Investigative Reporting shows that Jehovah's Witness leaders explicitly discourage church elders from reporting child sexual abuse allegations to the police, or even to their own congregations....Show More Summary

Article Reveals How Far Leadership of Jehovah’s Witnesses Will Go to Cover Up Child Sexual Abuse Within the Church

When it comes to covering up abuse, Jehovah's Witnesses are rivaling the Catholic Church, if not the Orthodox Jewish community in New York.Trey Bundy of the Center for Investigative Reporting has a long and detailed expose of the policies...Show More Summary

Woman Tells of Horrific Abortion: “No Way What They Are Doing is Humane”

North Carolina has assigned investigators to the Hallmark Women’s Center in Fayetteville, the place where abortionist Malana Moshesh works. Moshesh has been reported for a horrific abortion she performed in the fall of 2014. Every abortion is a horrific experience for the unborn child involved, but some are particularly physically horrific for the mothers as […]

Journalist who broke news of prosecutor’s death flees Argentina

The first journalist to report on the death of a Argentine state prosecutor, who was investigating the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, said on Saturday that he had fled Argentina fearing for his life. “I’m leaving because my life is in danger. My phones are tapped,” Damian Pachter, a […]

Poor Thang: Chris Brown Victim Of Identity Theft After Shady Con-Man Tries To Sell Jail ID For $10,000

Chris Brown Victim Of Identity Theft After Jail ID Stolen Which jailhouse cop sold off Breezy‘s identity?? Via TMZ reports: Chris Brown is now at the center of a new criminal investigation … but this time he’s the victim.

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