Though 15 states have higher murder rates, Pennsylvania has the second-largest population of inmates serving life without parole, second only to Florida.
A first-of-its-kind report outlines what the National Hockey League needs to do to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.
One-fifth of the U.S. workforce will be impacted by the president's latest executive order regarding policies against workplace discrimination of the gay and transgender population.
It costs taxpayers $500,000 each year because most U.S. senators don't want to electronically disclose their political donors. Currently, Senate employees scan the paper documents and send them to the Federal Election Commission where they pay a contractor to manually input the data.
With a state prison set to close, one New York town is losing a major economic driver. A similar sting was felt in Pennsylvania last year when the Department of Corrections announced the closing of prisons in Westmoreland and Cambria Counties.
A four-month investigation of Rikers Island by The New York Times revealed a culture of prison guard violence through first-hand accounts and secret documents. The Times documents a few of these savage beatings in the context that roughly 40 percent of the Rikers inmate population has some form of mental illness.
Are lobbying efforts meaningless with a do-nothing Congress?
When it comes to carbon pollution, the big money funders of conservative and liberal causes both have bad scorecards.
People with disabilities struggle to find places of worship that are accepting and accessible.