For a while, at least, there were no wars and no worries—just fun, easy money.
What we witnessed Saturday night were two black men who did not care that white people were present.
American mass gun violence over a seven-day period dwarfed the entire European continent's own toll so far this year.
In the 1980s, the budding real estate mogul had a soft spot for wise guys.
Another week that raises the question of why some tragedies get more national attention than others.
I spoke to four lesbians who got railroaded into prison during a national panic spiked with homophobia.
Federal law is very protective of gun manufacturers, but a recent ruling in the lawsuit brought by Sandy Hook families offers some hope for people convinced too many scary guns is why mass shootings are a fact of life.
As marijuana goes mainstream, our resident expert David Bienenstock offers some advice on how to keep up.
But it was another rough week for Chicago, which is having an unusually brutal year even by its own standards.
Trump's rhetoric and the violent acts of some supporters have alarmed many, but America's past is full of political and electoral savagery.
His 1995 murder trial was all about race, sex, and policing—issues that haven't exactly disappeared from the national radar.
Whether it's corporate Christianity, virulent prejudice, or just good old fashioned community support, it's clear that religion plays a critical role in the Ozarks.
So far in 2016, these tragedies continue to occur on the weekend, and at night spots.
We talked to Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley about his show American Crime and how it breaks from the pack of true crime procedurals.
From its origins as an island owned by a slaver to its more recent history of brutality and scandal, Rikers has always been tainted by controversy.
A search of the 49-year-old's car and home turned up a loaded assault rifle, thousands of rounds of ammunition, handguns and body armor, though cops say there is no threat of terrorism in the case.
An explosion in civil asset forfeiture has plagued the country since the 1980s, and lawmakers are struggling to rein it in.
The police shooting of two young men of color this week shows that even as more Americans consider race to be the biggest issue facing the country and citizens are increasingly attuned to how cops target minorities, little has changed at the local level.
There's a reason the image of the American diner hasn't changed since the triumphant, deluded 1950s.
Though you might think people who could kill without remorse would make perfect fighters, in reality it can be difficult to make it as a soldier without a conscience.
The FBI says that the mob is still an existential criminal threat in America. We asked some former Gambino family soldiers and two La Cosa Nostra experts if that's really the case in 2015.
An interview with the voice of America's childhood, Carroll Spinney.
June 19, 1865, marks the day when news of emancipation and the Civil War's end finally reached the last group of slaves in America. It should be treated with the same respect we give Independence Day.
After 21 years in federal prison, I found myself back inside a cell—this time, for fun.