Pain medication prescribed by the VA was supposed to mute one soldier’s chronic back pain, which began after he helped in the 9/11 rescue effort at the Pentagon. Instead, he said, the drugs turned him into an addict.
On the eve of a congressional hearing about the Department of Veterans Affairs’ skyrocketing use of narcotic painkillers, a former VA doctor has stepped forward with new allegations about the agency’s prescription practices.
The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general blacked out a call for U.S. Border Patrol agents to hold back from shooting migrants and suspected drug runners who throw rocks and other objects at them that don’t pose a deadly threat.
Citing a CIR report, U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer has announced a new bill to implement standards at Customs and Border Protection facilities, including Border Patrol stations, to ensure humane detention conditions.
We've reported that local law enforcement agencies in California are using emerging technology to collect citizens’ data in new ways. But do you know the extent to which police can tap directly into information about your cellphone?
We round up a few questions Redditors asked reporters G.W. Schulz and Ali Winston about facial recognition software, license-plate scanners and other tools that local law enforcement agencies are using for intelligence gathering.
Ali Winston and G.W. Schulz will be on Reddit on Tuesday at 11 a.m. PT to take your questions and comments about facial recognition technologies, biometrics, license-plate scanners, fusion centers and more.
The sister of the top-ranking U.S. Customs and Border Protection official in Arizona pleaded guilty to smuggling an immigrant through a Border Patrol checkpoint near Tucson in the car she was driving, her defense attorney said.