Crime

Mark Byrnes

The Next Big Infrastructure Crisis? Age-Proofing Our Streets

By 2031, one in five people living in America will be older than 65. But virtually none of our cities or suburbs were built with them in mind.

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Many of America's Worst Counties for Racially Biased Marijuana Arrests Are Urban

Some extraordinarily depressing police statistics.

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At Least 6 People Were Killed in the Philadelphia Building Collapse

A partially demolished building fell onto a Salvation Army thrift store, trapping more than a dozen people inside.

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One Chinese City Wants to Punish Unmarried Women With Kids

Because it's their fault that married men cheat on their wives, the reasoning goes.

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Rescuers Dig Through Rubble After 2 Buildings Collapse in Philadelphia

A four-story structure undergoing demolition collapsed onto a thrift store in Center City this morning.

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The Ice in Restaurant Sodas Can Have More Bacteria Than Toilet Water

Reporting only the most crucial stories in world bathroom news.

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Mega-Ban of the Day: No Smoking Within 25 Feet of a Starbucks

Coffee and cigarettes no more.

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New Hampshire Town Sues Parking Meter Vigilantes

Generosity and harassment go hand in hand in Keene.

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Portland Police: Running Over Ducklings Is 'Not Going to Fare Well for the Agency'

The world cheers as an Oregon cop chooses rescuing ducks over fighting crime.

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The Social Media-Fueled Hunt for the New Orleans Shooters

19 people were shot at a parade yesterday, and the suspect search is unfolding very much like the hunt for the Boston bombers.

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The Murky Ethics and Uncertain Longevity of Privately Financed Public Parks

As the new generation of state-of-the-art parks begins to age, will we live to regret creative financing models?

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5 Common-Sense Ideas to Combat Crime

Measures that have been empirically proven to effectively lower crime and reduce the costs associated with it.

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The Hidden Geography of America's Surging Suicide Rate

It's not just the recession. Rates of gun ownership also appear to be a major factor.

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Why Do So Many People Think Gun Violence Is Getting Worse?

For the last two decades, the exact opposite has been true.

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A Gun Giveaway Program, Coming to a City Near You

A Houston nonprofit wants to test the theory that a fully armed neighborhood is a safer one.

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Scenes From the Prague Explosion That Injured 35

A gas break is likely to blame.

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'We Cannot Continue to Lock Down an Entire City'

Boston lifts its "shelter in place" order with the remaining suspect still at large.

Scenes From Inside a City on Lockdown

Boston area residents are holding their breath.

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'Boston, You're My Home'

Makeshift memorials from around the city.