On Thursday, Sheldon Silver, who has been state assembly speaker for two decades, turned himself in to the FBI. He's charged with wire fraud, mail fraud, conspiracy, and extortion.
Along with plenty of shady characters, the business offers a window into the changing drug habits of rural, white America.
The homegrown terrorist plot was foiled just a week after the Charlie Hebdo massacre.
We should salute cops when they do their jobs, but law enforcement heroism can't be used to delay police reform.
The head was found in the middle of a field, but where it came from and how it got there are still a complete puzzle to the authorities.
For those skins who repent—who repudiate their white-power ideals—achieving any sort of atonement is a lengthy journey.
On Tuesday, police in Dothan, Alabama, fatally shot a reported member of the loosely-defined "sovereign citizen" movement after he refused to show a government-issued ID to employees at an animal shelter.
Actually, the opposite may be true.
Photographer Scot Sothern remembers some of the weirdest New Year's nights he's had, starting with the time he and his friend destroyed a symbol of the South for no reason.
For two years, small-town business owner Clay Logan has been fighting animal rights activists to preserve a traditional beloved by locals and out-of-towners alike.
To this day, sex workers are targeted by serial killers and other criminals and are afraid of going to the police. Tragically, their lives don't seem to matter to many people.
A cascade of family violence has claimed six lives and left a suburban Philadelphia community on lockdown.
The Dellwood Lounge remained unscathed through all the unrest. Maybe the people on the street were just as afraid of what was behind the plywood as the men on their barstools were of the chaos outside.
If the 22-year-old found in a trash bin Sunday had chronic traumatic encephalopath (CTE), football oligarchs are in trouble.
Scott Panetti is clearly insane, but Texas officials seem determined to execute him even as his lawyers are making a last-ditch effort to stop the state.
As stampeding crowds rush the nation's retailers little is being done to keep the peace.
It's hard to argue that teen drinking ever accomplishes anything of substance, but this week, underage boozing actually seems to have prevented a tragedy.
It's 1966, and I develop photos of tourists in a leaky darkroom and sell them for a buck each and hope they don't fade before the people drive away.
Pennsylvania just passed a law targeting the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by prisoners. But for many inmates, writing is the only way out of a life of drugs and crime.
Hey, teacher, leave them kids alone! Get it? Like the song.
It's one thing for energy tycoons like Koch to want their name plastered all over opera houses and ballet theaters, but now that they're funding science museums, activists are stepping up their game.
Being – with your bowel movements is one thing, but when an autistic kid gets caught in the crossfire, you know we're in trouble.
It's nice to think that the beautiful, talented people at Fashion Week don't know a thing about what goes on in the real world. But it's not entirely true.
As someone who writes a weekly column dedicated to Americans between the ages of 13 and 19, people think I consider myself some sort of teen expert. But a real one offers some fresh perspective on whether the kids are going to be alright.