Vivianna Sullivan

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Associated Press News

Victims' relatives confront Bulger

Family members of victims speak during his sentencing hearing in Boston.<p>BOSTON – Family members who lost fathers, husbands and siblings to gang violence decades ago finally came face-to-face Wednesday with the murderer who wrought havoc on their lives: Boston Mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger.<p>At …

Making of ACA management failure

In the days after HealthCare.gov went live, White House chief of staff Denis McDonough quietly dispatched Jeff Zients, a favorite West Wing fixer, to assess the operation and report back.<p>When Zients did, President Barack Obama learned the project was in worse shape than suspected — riddled with …

Associated Press News

Paying women to breastfeed won’t work

After cutting its breastfeeding awareness program in 2011, the UK now has one of the worst breastfeeding rates in the world. The government is hoping to lure new mothers to breastfeed their babies for a full six months with offers of £200 ($319) in shopping vouchers. The declining rates are even …

Breast Feeding

Can Public Shaming Be Good Criminal Punishment?

For a few hours every day last week, a 58-year-old man in Clev­e­land with a gray goat­ee, a ratty AC/DC T-shirt, and a back­wards hat wore a sign …