Special Report

Many of the best (and for that matter worst) films in cinematic history have come from original screenplays — scenarios conceived specifically for the screen — but they’ve always been...
The COVID-19 pandemic was a public health crisis that sent shockwaves through the U.S. economy — and the country’s social fabric. In addition to claiming over half a million American lives,...
The National Park System comprises 63 national parks and over 350 national park sites that stretch over more than 84 million acres. Dotting across all states and U.S. territories, the sites range...
Cases of aggravated assault spiked by 12% in the United States in 2020. The increase, which was the driving force behind the 5% year-over-year uptick in the overall U.S. violent crime rate, pushed...
Week 12 of the NFL season pitted several playoff contenders against each other, and the results could have a huge impact on the final playoff picture. A large number of teams are hovering around...
What is something the United States and Russian have in common? They rank among the countries with the most leaked passwords, meaning their internet users are at high risk of having their accounts...
Americans eat a lot of fast food. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 36.6% of adults consume fast food on any given day. There’s a reason that statistic comes from the...
Nobody wants to get injured, and manufacturers don’t want to injure people — if for no other reason than that America is a very litigious society. But accidents happen, often in the home and...
What if Christmas was funny? Or scary? Or cooky? Holiday movies ask these basic questions without diving much deeper. Some films never had a shot at being good while others seemingly had interesting...
With about 287 million registered vehicles on U.S. roads — most of them private passenger cars — accidents are an unavoidable reality of modern life. But that doesn’t mean there...
Having a dog brings many rewards, one of the most important being companionship. A dog can serve as a guardian and an exercise companion, and perform tasks as varied as locating lost things and...
Cases of aggravated assault spiked by 12% in the United States in 2020. The increase, which was the driving force behind the 5% year-over-year uptick in the overall U.S. violent crime rate, pushed...
Violent crime inched up by about 5% in the United States in 2020. The increase was led by a 29% surge in homicides — the largest such increase on record. Not all forms of criminal violence...
In the 12 months ending in April 2021, an estimated 100,306 Americans died from an accidental drug overdose, the most ever reported in a 12-month period and more than double the annual number of car...
With the holidays upon us, winter, with its short days and bitter cold nights, is about to descend on the United States. Regardless of the region of the country, every state experiences some level of...