Retired astronaut Mark Kelly, who became a prominent gun-control advocate after his wife and former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in a failed assassination attempt, announced Tuesday he will run to finish John McCain’s last term in the U.S. Senate.
Mexico’s most notorious drug lord, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, was convicted Tuesday of running an industrial-scale smuggling operation after a three-month trial packed with Hollywood-style tales of grisly killings, political payoffs, cocaine hidden in jalapeno cans, jewel-encrusted guns and a naked escape with his mistress through a tunnel.
Houston police say some people who went into an abandoned home to smoke marijuana found a caged tiger.
PARKLAND, Fla. – Every morning, Lori Alhadeff makes breakfast for her two boys, gets dressed and sprays on her daughter’s Victoria’s Secret perfume. The scent is part of her armor, propelling her through her whirlwind of a day as she fields hundreds of emails and juggles two phones, a constant reminder of why she ran for and won a seat on the local school board, and started a foundation to make schools safer. Why she called out President Trump in a televised, gut-wrenching tirade.
Protesters in Alaska urged federal officials to keep oil rigs out of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge despite a federal law requiring lease sales.
Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar “unequivocally” apologizes for tweets about the influence in Congress of an American organization that supports Israel
At first glance, Sunday’s Non Sequitur comic strip just showed bears dressed up like Leonardo da Vinci. But much like da Vinci himself, Wiley Miller – whose work often tackles politics and has occasionally drawn controversy – could not resist inserting a secret message into his latest work. Many newspaper editors and readers were not amused.
A judge rejected efforts by South Florida water managers to end federal oversight of Everglades water quality, telling their lawyers that it was “premature” given the recent election. U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno, who oversees the order that for nearly 30 years set the strict limits for pollution entering marshes, said Monday that moving forward with the case so soon after the election, and the turnover of the South Florida Water Management District’s governing board under a new governor, was unwise.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he’s withdrawing most of the state’s National Guard troops on the Mexico border because he won’t participate in the Trump administration’s “absurd theatrics” on border security
Key lawmakers announced a tentative deal late Monday that would avert another government shutdown at the end of the week while denying President Donald Trump much of the money he’s sought to build new walls along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Freshman Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota has “unequivocally” apologized for tweets suggesting a powerful pro-Israel interest group paid members of Congress to support Israel. Earlier Monday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats had rebuked her for the tweets.
Prosecutors on Monday asked Illinois’ highest court to review what they consider to be a too lenient sentence for the white Chicago police officer who fatally shot black teenager Laquan McDonald.
Former Vice President Joe Biden will headline his first public event in about three weeks on Saturday– in Munich, Germany, nearly 5,000 miles from Iowa, site of the presidential campaign’s first contest.
DENVER – Denver teachers went on strike Monday after failing to reach a deal with administrators on pay in the latest example of educator discontent, following a wave of walkouts over the last year. Denver’s teachers started picketing before the start of the school day and students crossed through the picket lines on their way to class in some locations. Students in at least one school walked out of class and demonstrated in support of their teachers.
Immigrants from Honduras and Nepal have filed a lawsuit alleging the Trump administration unfairly ended a program that lets them live and work in the United States.
At an extraordinary moment in Pentagon history, a former business executive with little political stature and without military experience is making his international debut as the acting U.S. secretary of defense.
President Donald Trump is trying to turn the debate over a wall at the U.S.-Mexico border back to his political advantage as his signature pledge to American voters threatens to become a model of unfulfilled promises.
Cigarette smoking rates have stopped falling among U.S. kids, and health officials believe youth vaping is responsible.
Blackface, other insensitivities had a part of 1980s pop culture before multiculturalism began changing racial sensibilities
In his State of the Union address, President Donald Trump said a “powerful barrier” had cut crime rates in El Paso. But many in this city of dusty desert winds and blistering salsa, bristle at the prospect of their home becoming a border wall poster child.