Here’s How A Major Western Bank Enabled A Suspected Russian Money Launderer
Documents show TD Bank loaned $3 million to a company connected to Russian tax fraud and later linked to the special counsel’s investigation.
The Feds Say Safe Injection Sites Are Illegal. Here Are All The Places Considering Them Anyway.
The new Netflix docuseries Follow This focuses one episode on the controversial fight to open the first “safe injection site” in the US.
California Just Became The First US State To Condemn Surgeries On Intersex Children
"The Legislature considers intersex children a part of the fabric of our state’s diversity to be celebrated rather than an aberration to be corrected."
Former CDC Director Tom Frieden Was Arrested For Sex Abuse
He’s accused of squeezing a woman’s butt in his apartment.
Russian Trolls Are Spreading Confusion About Vaccine Safety On Twitter
Russian trolls tweeted about vaccines 22 times more frequently than the average Twitter user, a new study shows.
Four Times As Many Pregnant Women Are Addicted To Opioids Now Compared To 1999
West Virginia and Vermont have the highest rates of opioid use disorder among pregnant women at delivery.
Facing Harassment Allegations, Physicist Lawrence Krauss Will No Longer Lead The Prestigious Program He Founded At ASU
The Arizona State University professor has been accused of inappropriate behavior spanning more than a decade.
Police In Minneapolis Repeatedly Told Paramedics To Inject People With Tranquilizers
A new report reveals blurred lines between the police and emergency medical providers when restraining "agitated" people.
Bayer Just Announced It Will Stop All US Sales Of Its Controversial Essure Birth Control Device
The pharmaceutical company has long heard complaints of serious health problems from tens of thousands of women who had the device implanted.
A Study About The "Abortion Reversal" Procedure Was Just Withdrawn For Ethical Issues
The study, published in April, falsely claimed to have gotten ethical approval for human research.
Thousands Say Kratom Cured Their Addiction. The Government Says It’s Just Another Opioid.
Is kratom the answer to the opioid crisis — or the start of a new one?
These Gay Men Were Fired From The Peace Corps After They Tested Positive For HIV
The Peace Corps dismissed at least two men after they tested positive for HIV — and denied HIV prevention medication to others.
New York City Just Announced It Will Open Safe Injection Sites
New York is now the fourth city in the US to announce it will open sites for people to inject illegal drugs. None currently exist in the US.
The US Autism Rate Among Kids Is Still Rising, A New Report Says
The new report suggests that 1 in 59 kids fit the criteria for autism in 2014, up from 1 in 68 in 2012. Experts attribute much of the rise to better identification of black and Latino kids with the disorder.
When A Couple Fights Over Frozen Embryos, A New Law Says Who Should Win: Whoever Wants To Make A Baby
The first-of-its-kind law on frozen embryos was pushed by anti-abortion advocates in Arizona, but others worry about government overreach. “It’s an incredible intrusion into the bedroom and the private life of families,” one legal expert said.
The FDA Just Put Strict New Warnings On A Controversial Sterilization Device For Women
After years of patient outcry, some women activists are hailing the new restrictions. "I have a feeling this will be the final nail in the coffin," one former Essure patient said.
Two Senators Just Demanded That Grindr Explain How It's Sharing Its User Data
The letters were sent to Grindr's CEO as well as the heads of the two analytics companies that received HIV status data about Grindr's customers. They are required to respond by April 17.
Grindr Will Stop Sharing Users' HIV Data With Other Companies
The popular gay dating app made the announcement late Monday, but also said that it was being unfairly targeted. "It's being conflated with Cambridge Analytica," Grindr's chief security officer said.
Grindr Is Letting Other Companies See User HIV Status And Location Data
A data analysis conducted by an outside research firm, and independently verified by BuzzFeed News, shows that a popular gay dating app is sharing its users’ HIV status with two other companies. (Update: Late on Monday Grindr said it would stop sharing this information.)