In The Loop

Overhead lights illuminate a tunnel inside the Red Hill Underground Fuel Storage Facility in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

Jet fuel, forever chemicals are still leaking into Honolulu's water

The Red Hill fueling station at Pearl Harbor is leaking chemicals into the O'ahu water supply, causing damage that could last generations.

 | Scripps News Staff

The prosecutor of the ICC speaks during a meeting on the situation in Ukraine.

Can The International Criminal Court Prosecute War Crimes In Ukraine?

The International Criminal Court is limited in its ability to investigate war crimes, and the most powerful have ways to shield themselves.

 | Scripps News Staff

A rat crosses a Times Square subway platform in New York.

Rats Are Seemingly Taking Over U.S. Cities

Why does it seem like the rat problem is such a stumper for so many U.S. cities, and what can be done do to solve it?

 | Scripps News Staff

Phoenix Mercury's Brittney Griner shoots against Chicago Sky's Azura Stevens during a game.

Why Do WNBA Stars Like Brittney Griner Play Abroad?

In this segment of "Scoreboard," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores the underlying pay issues in the WNBA that push some players abroad.

 | Scripps News Staff

Canada's Sarah Nurse celebrates a goal during a game.

Women, People Of Color Are Reshaping The World Of Hockey

In this segment of "Scoreboard," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores how women and people of color are leaving their mark in the hockey world.

 | Scripps News Staff

A worker installs power lines in a Puerto Rican town.

Puerto Rico Is Still In An Energy Crisis

As Americans are frustrated with high electricity bills, other U.S. territories are seeing double the costs coupled with less accessibility to power.

 | Scripps News Staff

Bill and Melinda Gates smile at each other during an interview.

Are Donations From Billionaire Philanthropists What They Say They Are?

While many agree those dealing in philanthropy have great intentions, skeptics argue whether charity from the wealthy is actually honest.

 | Scripps News Staff

A person rides a bike on a busy road.

Traffic Deaths Are At Record Numbers. What's To Blame?

Experts blame rising traffic deaths on dangerous driving behaviors as well as inadequate infrastructure.

 | Scripps News Staff

Solar panels sit in front of Khalifa International Stadium in Qatar.

The Workaround Some Companies Use To Say They're 'Carbon-Neutral'

Some companies buy carbon offset projects to achieve carbon-neutral pledges, but it's hard to prove those projects are doing what they claim.

 | Scripps News Staff

A person holds two dogs.

New Artificial Intelligence Could Help Humans Actually Talk To Animals

Though humans have tried for thousands of years, modern science has found new ways to communicate with the animal kingdom — with limited success.

 | Scripps News Staff

People protest outside the White House in Washington

Why Private Equity Is Spending Big On Health Care

How private equity firms are purchasing hospitals and what repercussions its having on patients and staff.

 | Scripps News Staff

Britain's King Charles III of the United Kingdom shakes hands with British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

How Rishi Sunak's Plan For U.K. Could Affect US Economy, Politics

Any potential hits to the U.K. economy can complicate matters for the U.S., making its new prime minister's plan globally important.

 | Scripps News Staff

England's Raheem Sterling celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's third goal.

2022 FIFA World Cup: Is Qatar Engaging In 'Sportswashing'?

In this segment of "Scoreboard," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why sporting events are and can be held in countries with authoritarian regimes.

 | Scripps News Staff

Taylor Swift poses for photographers.

Taylor Swift Eras Tour Helped Uncover Deep Issues Of Concert Ticketing

The disastrous ticket sale for Taylor Swift's Eras tour has drawn attention to the industry's issues, from bots to monopolies.

 | Casey Mendoza and Scripps News Staff

Taylor Swift is shown with the question, "Do celebrity political endorsements actually work?"

Pop Quiz: Do Celebrity Political Endorsements Actually Work? 

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores whether celebrity political endorsements actually sway or impact voter opinions.

 | Scripps News Staff

People play video games at a gaming fair.

Can The Gaming Industry Keep Growing Forever?

Amid economic turbulence and changing pandemic habits, gaming companies are wondering if their momentum will last.

 | Scripps News Staff

A baseball manager exchanges fist bumps with players.

Minor League Sports Are A New Battlefield For Labor Rights

Newsy's "In The Loop" dives into the latest behind-the-scenes stories of business and culture in sports in its series "Scoreboard."

 | Scripps News Staff

Shelves typically stocked with baby formula sit mostly empty at a store.

The Baby Formula Shortage Is Still A Problem In The U.S.

Though it's easier to get now, families are still finding empty shelves when searching grocery stores for baby formula.

 | Scripps News Staff

A person watches over others on Election Day.

Poll Watching Was Bolstered This Year. Did That Impact The Election?

Post-Election Day, Newsy explores what was different about poll watching this year and how it and poll challenging actually work.

 | Scripps News Staff

Graphic asks, "Why don't we have Thanksgiving movies?

Pop Quiz: Why Aren't There Many Thanksgiving Movies?

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why there are so many Christmas movies and not many surrounding Turkey Day.

 | Casey Mendoza and Scripps News Staff

A man uses Tinder.

How Relationships Have Changed Since Dating Apps Became The Norm

In this segment of "Love Life," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores how dating apps have changed the way singles are finding relationships.

 | Scripps News Staff

A computer screen graphic is shown.

Why Deepfake Pornography Is So Hard To Stop

Cracking down on deepfake revenge porn and nonconsensual porn has been difficult legally, partly due to regulation of mediums.

 | Scripps News Staff

President Joe Biden speaks.

Who Is Left Out Of President Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan?

The president's loan forgiveness plan has hit speed bumps since its inception, with some people now finding out they're not included.

 | Scripps News Staff

A person walks in front of flags for President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

What Brazil's Election Could Mean In The Fight For Democracy

Brazil's runoff election Sunday pits incumbent right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro against left-wing former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

 | Scripps News Staff

Two people sit at a table.

Matchmaking Is Making A Resurgence In The Dating World

In this segment of "Love Life," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores the resurgence of matchmaking to find love in today's culture.

 | Scripps News Staff

Text says "Why can't we swear on TV?"

Pop Quiz: Why Can't 'Swear Words' Be Said On TV?

In this segment of "Pop Quiz," Newsy's "In The Loop" explores why certain words can't be said on air and how the rules evolve with language over time.

 | Scripps News Staff and Casey Mendoza

A woman gets an ultrasound.

Workers Are Pushing For Fertility Benefits From Employers

Companies like Walmart and Facebook are now covering some fertility costs, but for many working people, these benefits are hard to come by.

 | Scripps News Staff

People walk across a New York City street.

Are Regional Accents Going Away?

Traditional accents from places like New York or Chicago have been on the decline in younger generations as more people move, code switch and more.

 | Scripps News Staff

Two people hold hands.

Dating Is Getting Tougher In The U.S.

The "In The Loop" series Love Life digs into how Americans are dealing with the changing landscape of modern dating.

 | Scripps News Staff

Johnson & Johnson baby powder is shown.

How Bankruptcy Can Protect Companies From Lawsuits

Companies can dodge legal consequences using a bankruptcy process, but critics ask if this just relieves them of accountability.

 | Scripps News Staff