In May, Connecticut officials sent the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles notice of a drunk-driving violation by Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, who had a commercial driver's license from that state. By law, Zhukovskyy's license should have been suspended. But Massachusetts officials did not act, and just six weeks later, Zhukovskyy's truck crossed a double yellow line in New Hampshire, striking a group of motorcyclists and killing seven. Now, an investigation has found that the written notice from Connecticut about Zhukovskyy, and tens of thousands of other notices of out-of-state driving infractions, sat unexamined in bins at the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles, some of them for over a year.
Nonmedical use of prescription analgesics did not become more common, but it did become more dangerous.
Forensic experts claim there is no way Larry Swearingen raped and killed Melissa Trotter. The state is still putting him to death.
Problematic deforestation continues, but the "lungs of the earth" are still breathing.
Plus: delusions about the First Amendment, hype about the Apple Card, and more...