Investigations

Malls, Money and Moonbeam

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Moonbeam companies amassed a portfolio of malls across the country, including Century III, then left a trail of unpaid taxes and empty, decaying buildings

With Every Breath

Millions of Breathing Machines. One Dangerous Defect

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette & ProPublica

PART I

Philips Kept Complaints About Dangerous Breathing Machines Secret While Company Profits Soared

PART II

Millions of People Used Tainted Breathing Machines. The FDA Failed to Use Its Power to Protect Them.

PART III

Philips Recalled Breathing Machines in 2021. Chemicals of “Concern” Found in Replacement Machines Raised New Alarm.

Contributed reporting

Philips recall crisis casts shadow over legacy of Respironics founder

We Spent a Year Investigating the Philips CPAP Recall. Here’s How We Did It.

What You Need to Know About the Philips Respironics CPAP Recall

Contributed reporting

ProPublica and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Have Sued the FDA for Records Related to Recalled Breathing Machines

Contributed reporting

Senator Calls for DOJ Action Against Philips for Keeping CPAP Machine Complaints Secret

Contributed reporting

U.S. Senator Expands Call for Crackdown on Philips Respironics

Contributed reporting

People Who Used Recalled Philips Breathing Machines Face Painful Choices

Contributed reporting

A Warrior's Final Battle: Louisiana's AG took on Big Tobacco. Years later, he died while fighting Philips Respironics.

Contributed reporting

“Unacceptable”: Senators Call on GAO to Probe FDA’s Oversight of Medical Devices, Citing Series on Philips CPAP Recall

Contributed reporting

Congressional Watchdog Will Launch Inquiry Into FDA Oversight of Medical Device Recalls

Contributed reporting

Amid Recall Crisis, Philips Agrees to Stop Selling Sleep Apnea Machines in the United States

Contributed reporting

FDA repeatedly rejected Philips’ safety claims after CPAP recall but delayed warning the public, emails show

Safety concerns emerge over breathing machines at another Pennsylvania medical device maker

After a tumultuous CPAP recall, Philips must launch new safeguards under DOJ agreement

In wake of massive recall, SEC launches investigation into Philips Respironics

Left to Rot

The City of Pittsburgh's Wasteland of Unsafe, Abandoned Homes

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Forgotten in Time: Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods pay the price for abandoned and decrepit homes

Left to Rot: The city of Pittsburgh's wasteland of unsafe, abandoned homes

Housing advocates wage legal battle to take over Pittsburgh's blighted properties

A landmark law that fights blight began in Pittsburgh. Decades later, housing groups are waging an intense battle.

Judge issues a stay in petition to take over Pittsburgh-owned houses, a setback for housing advocacy groups

Homes in the Shadows: Out-of-state LLCs often conceal ownership of Allegheny County’s dangerous and decaying homes

City inflates prices for condemned homes

Empowered land bank battles Pittsburgh's blight

Contributed reporting

Shadow Diplomats

ProPublica & ICIJ

PART I

The Global Threat of Rogue Diplomacy

Contributed reporting

PART II

Agents of Influence: How Russia Deploys an Army of Shadow Diplomats

PART III

Shadow Diplomats Have Posed a Threat for Decades. The World’s Governments Looked the Other Way.

Contributed reporting

Pandora Papers

The Washington Post & ICIJ

The gatekeepers who open America to shell companies and secret owners