Disability

Claude Ruffin, 62, says officers came into his room at a Long Island City shelter on New Year's Eve, grabbed him and walked him outside. When the veteran pulled his arm away from one of the cops, a struggle ensued. It wasn't until Ruffin felt one of the cop's guns that he realized he was dealing with law enforcement.

Nicki Minaj was offered an olive branch after a video clip of her joking around with some friends offended the wheelchair community.

United Airlines released a detailed apology to the man with cerebral palsy who crawled off one of their airplanes after delayed assistance from employees.

A California high school student is facing battery charges after he was recorded fighting his partially blind classmate, NBC News reports. The fight occurred Wednesday at Huntington…

A standoff between a wheelchair-bound man and Delaware police officers ended tragically when the disabled man was shot to death in a blast of gunfire on…

Four mentally disabled adults, with the estimated mental capacity of 10-year-olds, were found chained to a boiler in a Philadelphia apartment house basement, reeking of excrement. The room also had several buckets filled with urine and feces. Linda Ann Weston, 51, and Thomas Gregory, 47, both of Philadelphia, and Eddie Wright, 49, a homeless man […]

A former Wisconsin firefighter gets paid $50,000 a year to stay home. He doesn’t have to pay taxes, his health insurance is free and he never has to work again if he doesn’t want to. But he’s fit enough to run an Ironman event. Aaron Marjala completed the 2010 Madison Ironman triathlon in 12 hours, […]

Laid-off workers and aging baby boomers are flooding Social Security’s disability program with benefit claims, pushing the financially strapped system toward the brink of insolvency. Applications are up nearly 50 percent over a decade ago as people with disabilities lose their jobs and can’t find new ones in an economy that has lost nearly 7 […]