Six young fellows from the Atlantic sat around a table inside a coffee shop at the Watergate Hotel on a recent afternoon as Jemele Hill, a new staff writer at the magazine, recounted her journey in journalism. Hill had been hired just a few weeks before after a very public exit from ESPN, where she had become one of the network's most prominent TV personalities. But she reminded the fellows - all of them both women and minorities - that print reporting was her first love.
Federal prosecutors in New York on Friday secured a 30-count indictment against the man accused of mailing possible package bombs to prominent Democrats and Trump critics across the country, bringing charges that are both more severe and more numerous than those he previously faced.
For the second time in 13 months, Nashville woke up to the news of a deadly mass shooting that involved country music fans. On Wednesday night, a gunman shot and killed 12 people inside Borderline Bar and Grill, a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, authorities said. Anywhere from eight to 15 patrons were also injured, according to Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean, who said the suspect's motive is still unclear. One of the victims was Sgt. Ron Helus of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office, who was killed when he entered the venue after responding to 911 calls.
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Friday sought to play down speculation that he had appointed Matthew Whitaker acting attorney general to curtail the special counsel investigation, telling reporters that he doesn't know Whitaker and hasn't spoken to him about the probe. "I didn't speak to Matt Whitaker about it," Trump told reporters as he left the White House en route to Paris. "I don't know Matt Whitaker."
Marc and Susan Orfanos awoke at 2 a.m. on Thursday in Thousand Oaks, California, to a call from a relative in New York. The groggy-eyed couple stumbled into a ritual that is familiar to parents in Columbine, Blacksburg, Aurora, Newtown, Orlando, Parkland - and, as of this week, also in the quiet outpost of Los Angeles. They waited to find out if their child, who had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history last year in Las Vegas, had perished in another mass-casualty shooting.
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital and planned to work from home on Friday, a day after being admitted with three fractured ribs, a court spokeswoman said. "Justice Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital," Kathleen Arberg said in a statement. "She is doing well and plans to work from home today." Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning for observation and treatment.
In an indictment that referenced a little-known law dating back to the age of steamships, Kenneth Scott McKee, the captain of the duck boat that sank during a severe July thunderstorm in southwest Missouri, was charged Thursday with misconduct and negligence.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - When the first shots were fired at Borderline Bar & Grill, David Anderson immediately knew he was in the middle of a mass shooting. He had lived through one last year. Anderson survived the attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas in October 2017 that left 58 people dead. On Wednesday, he again survived a gunman indiscriminately firing at people enjoying country music, this time at college night at a well-loved bar. Twelve people were killed. Numerous Borderline regulars attended, and survived, the Las Vegas shooting.
A federal judge temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling late Thursday, Nov. 8, that the Trump administration had failed to justify its decision granting a permit for the 1,200-mile long project designed to connect Canada's tar sands crude with refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.
A destructive and fast-moving wildfire erupted in northern California on Thursday morning, spreading rapidly because of mix howling winds and extremely dry conditions.