Stories tagged: nation
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 9:14 p.m.
Tens of thousands of people fled a fast-moving wildfire Thursday in Northern California, some clutching babies and pets as they abandoned vehicles and struck out on foot ahead of the …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 11:15 a.m.
The captain of a tourist boat that sank in a southwest Missouri lake and killed 17 people, including nine members of one family, didn’t tell passengers to put on flotation …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:41 a.m.
Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival’s refusal to concede.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 11:58 a.m.
Eighty-five-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg fractured three ribs in a fall in her office at the court and is in the hospital, the court said Thursday.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
Using a smoke bomb and a handgun, a hooded Marine combat veteran dressed all in black opened fire during college night at a country music bar in Southern California, killing …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 5:46 p.m.
Colorado Democrats have flipped control of the state Senate, giving the party a trifecta of Statehouse control with the historic victory of U.S. Rep. Jared Polis as the nation’s first …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 3:12 p.m.
The man who will serve at least temporarily as the nation’s top law enforcement official is a relatively inexperienced Republican Party loyalist from Iowa who has called for limiting special …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 3:08 p.m.
More candidates with degrees in science, medicine and engineering ran for Congress in 2018 than ever before. Of the nearly two dozen new candidates in this crop, six won or …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 7:01 p.m.
The White House on Wednesday suspended the press pass of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta after he and President Donald Trump had a heated confrontation during a news conference.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 12:47 p.m.
Despite being labeled a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 8:13 p.m.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions was pushed out Wednesday after enduring more than a year of blistering and personal attacks from President Donald Trump, who inserted in his place a Republican …
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
A bitter and expensive clash between Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson remains too close to call, despite Scott’s declaration of victory.
Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:08 a.m.
Democrats and Republicans nationwide had their eyes trained on Georgia to see whether the emerging battleground state, would elect the first black woman governor in American history or double down …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 10:55 a.m.
Democrats have regained control of the House from President Donald Trump’s Republican Party in the midterm elections, powered by a suburban revolt that has threatened what’s left of the president’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:11 p.m.
Potentially altering the election landscape in a key swing state, Florida voters Tuesday approved a ballot measure that will enable more than 1 million ex-felons to regain their voting rights.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:16 p.m.
Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 7:15 p.m.
Republican Mike Braun has defeated Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly in Indiana, a blow to Democrats trying to maintain their hold on red states that backed President Donald Trump.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:32 p.m.
Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who refused to sign marriage licenses for gay couples, lost Tuesday in her re-election bid for the Rowan County clerkship.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6:29 p.m.
A year after the Boy Scouts of America announced it would admit girls, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America punched back Tuesday with a federal trademark lawsuit …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 6 p.m.
Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeated Rep. Barbara Comstock, R-Va., ending nearly four decades of Republican control of a key northern Virginia seat.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 4:08 p.m.
A Bangladeshi immigrant convicted Tuesday of supporting a terrorist group after setting off a pipe bomb in New York City’s busiest subway station let the jury leave before saying he …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 3:10 p.m.
Fox News said Tuesday that it has addressed the “unfortunate distraction” of Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro speaking at President Trump’s campaign rally in Missouri the night before, and that …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:31 p.m.
Democrats were on track to gain House control Tuesday night but Republicans held their Senate majority as voters rendered a mixed verdict in the first nationwide election of Donald Trump’s …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 2:41 p.m.
President Donald Trump spent Election Day calling allies, tweeting endorsements and following news coverage, after concluding a six-day rally blitz in Missouri late Monday. Trump packed his closing argument with …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:45 a.m.
In first opinion of new term, justices issue unanimous ruling backing firefighters alleging age discrimination
The Supreme Court has decided unanimously that local governments with small workforces must comply with a federal law against age discrimination.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:47 p.m.
When voting ends where. Turnout. How media organizations will gather data. Which races in states with polls that close earliest may point to which party is doing better. And much …
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
The body of a Utah mayor and Army National Guard member who urged Americans to vote before he was killed in Afghanistan has been returned to U.S. soil.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 9:07 a.m.
The “largest-ever” U.S. sanctions list targeting Iran drew mockery from Iranian officials on Tuesday for including mothballed Boeing 747s, a bank that closed years earlier and a sunken oil tanker …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
Problem signs that arose during weeks of early voting carried into Election Day as some voters across the country faced hours-long lines, malfunctioning voting equipment and unexpectedly closed polling places.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 3:46 p.m.
Amazon isn’t commenting on reports that it plans to split its new headquarters between facilities in two cities rather than choosing just one.