A physicians' group opposes a law to give information on Down syndrome at the time of diagnosis because they say it interferes with the patient relationship.
A Republican former congressman who once ran for governor of Wisconsin now runs a solar company.
SeaWorld’s cash hasn’t shielded it from congressional scrutiny. In June, the House passed a bipartisan amendment to an appropriations bill approving $1 million for a scientific study to examine the impact captivity has on marine animals.
Radioactive sludge from fracking operations in Pennsylvania is making its way to Michigan dumps.
Instead of focusing on a gridlocked Congress as an agent for social change, some large, influential donors have begun to focus on state and local races. Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, industrialists Charles and David Koch and environmentalist Tom Steyer have all contributed to local races. Steyer's NextGen Climate Action Committee has run ads in Pennsylvania opposing Gov. Tom Corbett's re-election campaign.
Synthetic marijuana has been blamed in recent overdoses that have sickened dozens of people. As authorities crack down, manufacturers change formulas to elude the law.
Autism, which affects communication and comprehension, can make it difficult to find and keep a job. Instead of settling for low-skill jobs, some autistic adults are starting their own businesses with the help of family and mentors.
The discovery of natural gas beneath the Pittsburgh International Airport could be a financial boon for the indebted airport. It could earn approximately $20 million in gas royalties once fracking begins in earnest.
Despite having 50 gigabytes of space for each employee and unlimited space for email archiving, New York is automatically deleting state employees' emails unless they're put in a special folder. The state created a 118-page document that specifies 215 categories of emails that should be kept. However, there is no internal or external watchdog to make sure these guidelines are being followed.