The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, brought lead contamination to the nation's attention in 2015. Now, the spotlight is turning to Newark, New Jersey.
As immigration reform measures have moved slowly forward, many groups have had special programs built in for them. There's a proposal to help the Irish, another for people with backgrounds in science or math, but one group of immigrants may lose out: people from African countries looking to come here legally.
The immigration bill making its way through the Senate would put an end to the so-called 'Green Card Lottery.' The World's Jason Margolis explains why the proposed change has sparked anger among African immigrants living in the US.
Gun reform has been a hot topic since the mass shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, but political movement has been slow. But the costs continue to mount. One recent Huffington Post report documented just how much those literal costs hurt our economy.
Hurricane Sandy broke records when it came ashore Monday night. It brought 13-foot storm surges to New York City and inundated cities along the Jersey Shore. Millions of people were left without power. Tuesday, officials there were evaluating damage while inland, people prepared for blizzard conditions.
An internal report from the NYPD leaked this week to the Associated Press confirmed that for the past 10 years the NYPD has been conducting surveillance on Muslim student organizations across the Northeast United States. The report paints a surprising portrait of just how far the NYPD's intelligence division went in monitoring American Muslims for terrorist activity.