ABC News Investigation: High School Students Filling Prescriptions


High School Students Filling Prescriptions

The country's major drug store chains are increasingly relying on pharmacy technicians, often as young as 16 with little training, to fill prescriptions involving even the most powerful drugs. (ABC News)

Meet the Credit Card Theft Culprits

The discount retailers' owner announced yesterday that some 45 million of its customers were targeted in the largest credit card information theft to date. (ABC News)

Millions Targeted by Credit Card Theft: Are You One of Them?

The corporate owner of T.J. Maxx and Marshall's today tried to play down the massive credit card information theft that targeted some 45 million of its customers. (ABC News)

Dell Reports It Has Found 'Misconduct'

With its accounting under scrutiny by U.S. regulators and prosecutors, Dell said Thursday that "evidence of misconduct" had been uncovered in an internal investigation of its financial practices over several years. (International Herald Tribune)


Iran Broadcasts British Sailor's Apology

One of the 15 British service members held captive in Iran appeared Friday on the government's Arabic-language TV and apologized for entering Iranian waters "without permission." (AP)


Australian Signs Guantanamo Plea Deal for Seven Years

Australian Guantanamo prisoner David Hicks signed a plea agreement that limits his sentence for supporting terrorism against the United States to seven years in prison, the military tribunal judge said on Friday. (Reuters)


Bangladesh Executes Six Militants

Six Islamic militants convicted of killing two judges during a wave of bomb attacks have been hanged in Bangladesh, officials say. (BBC)


Shiite Market Bombings Kill at Least 125

Five suicide bombers struck Shiite marketplaces in northeast Baghdad and a town north of the capital at nightfall Thursday, killing at least 125 people and wounding more than 150 in one of Iraq's deadliest days in years. (AP)

Iraq Re-arrests Police Over Reprisal Killings

Iraqi authorities have re -arrested 18 policemen who had been detained but then freed over the reprisal killing of up to 70 Sunni Arab men in the northern town of Tal Afar this week, police said on Friday. (Reuters)


Al Qaeda, Penny-Pinchers?

New details on al Qaeda's operations reveal the terrorist group to be an apparently budget-conscious organization that closely tracks payments and members. (ABC News)


IAEA Pushes Iran to Accept Cameras at Atom Site

The International Atomic Energy Agency is pushing Iran to agree to cameras in its underground nuclear plant within days and Western states are mulling whether to seek a crisis IAEA meeting if Tehran refuses, diplomats said. (Reuters)


Report: Helicopter Shot Down in Somalia

An Ethiopian helicopter attacking insurgent positions in Somalia's capital was shot down Friday as government and allied troops battled hundreds of gunmen in the streets, witnesses said. (AP)

Fighting Rages for 2nd Day in Mogadishu

Islamic insurgents rained down mortars, rocket-propelled grenades and machine-gun fire on government-allied troops Friday, a day after the government began an offensive to quash the growing insurgency. (AP)


African Leaders Stand by Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe's fiercely loyal state broadcaster said Friday he achieved a diplomatic victory when southern African leaders at a regional summit rallied behind him despite international criticism over the clampdown on the opposition movement. (AP)


Ugandan Army 'Kills 66 Children'

Sixty-six children were killed in eastern Uganda during an army operation against suspected cattle rustlers, UK charity Save the Children says. (BBC)


'People Smugglers' Held In Athens

A gang of suspected people traffickers has been arrested in Athens for holding hostage 60 illegal immigrants, Greek police say. (BBC)


Knife-Wielding Hijacker Held in Sudan

Authorities arrested a man armed with a knife who hijacked a Sudan Airways plane Friday while flying from Libya to Sudan, police said. (AP)


Japan Mounts Missile Self-Defence

Japan has deployed a mobile defensive missile system near Tokyo for the first time to try to protect the capital in the event of a missile attack. (BBC)

Historian Documents Japan's Role in Sex Slavery

By Norimitsu Onishi

It was about 15 years ago, recalled Yoshiaki Yoshimi, a mild-mannered historian, that he grew fed up with the Japanese government's denials that the military had set up and run brothels throughout Asia during World War II. (International Herald Tribune)


Iran, the Vicious Victim

By Max Hastings

Tony Blair has been talking tough about Iran's seizure of 15 British sailors and marines on the Shatt al Arab, the waterway between Iran and Iraq. Mr. Blair is deeply reluctant to apologize, as Tehran is demanding, for Britain's alleged incursion into Iranian waters. (NY Times)

15 Britons in a Sea of Intrigue

By David Ignatius

We are in a season of skulduggery in the Middle East, with a strange series of events that all involve the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The murky saga is a reminder that the real power in Iran may lie with this secretive organization, which spawned Iran's firebrand president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. (Washington Post)

US Silent on Detained Iranians

By Khody Akhavi

As the Western media focus on the fate of 15 Britons detained for allegedly trespassing into Iranian waters, the status of five Iranian officials captured in a US military raid on a liaison office in northern Iraq on January 11 remains a mystery. (Asia Times)

Getting to 'Yes' with Iran

By Christoph Bertram

There is a wise American saying: "If you are in a hole, stop digging." The six governments that are considering the next steps to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear bomb -- the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council and Germany -- should heed that advice. (Japan Times)

Turkey, Iraq and the PKK

By Richard Miniter

When Iraq's vice president came to Turkey's capital on Tuesday to plead with the Turks not to invade northern Iraq to kill Kurdish terrorists, he spoke to the press in code. (Washington Times)

Down but Not Out

By Adam Roberts

Once again southern Africa's leaders have pulled their punches over Zimbabwe's crisis. Yet Robert Mugabe is looking increasingly shaky. (The Guardian)

The Insider Daily Investigative Report (DIR) is a summary of major news articles and broadcasts relating to investigative news, including international terrorism and developments in Iraq. The DIR is edited daily from foreign and U.S. sources by Chris Isham, Hoda Osman and Elizabeth Sprague of the ABC News Investigative Unit. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of ABCNEWS.