Inside Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional district—under the backdrop of the Queensboro Bridge—the “Squad” leader made her endorsement of Bernie Sanders official on Saturday afternoon at a time that the Vermont senator needed a lift.
By ADAM KLASFELD
Facing scrutiny about his role in Ukraine dealings that have driven a campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, Energy Secretary Rick Perry will resign his office. Before that can happen, the clock for Perry to answer a House subpoena runs down Friday.
By BRANDI BUCHMAN
Elizabeth Castillo looks on as her daughter Reynata plays with children at a playground near the Los Angeles River in Long Beach, California, in mid-October, hoping one day the river will be clean enough to kayak on.
By MARTIN MACIAS JR.
The Senate confirmed four of President Donald Trump’s nominees to federal district courts this week, while the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced six other nominees.
By TIM RYAN
Seen from above, the sprawling landscape of West Texas can look something like a checkerboard. Anyone who has ever flown into Midland, the heart of the booming Permian Basin oil patch, knows the sight: dirt roads crisscross huge swaths of desert scrub, sandy veins in the sparse vegetation connecting thousands of oil and gas wells.
By TRAVIS BUBENIK
In what was billed as “Super Saturday,” Parliament was called into an extremely rare Saturday session for a momentous up-or-down vote on a Brexit deal Johnson struck with the EU. Instead, the vote was derailed by a parliamentary maneuver.
By CAIN BURDEAU
Turkish-backed Syrian fighters clashed with Kurdish-led forces in several parts of northeastern Syria on Saturday, with some crossing the border from Turkey to attack a village, a war monitor said. Both sides blamed each other for fighting that has rattled the U.S.-brokered cease-fire.
President Trump’s job approval rating took a hit this quarter to just under 41%, according to a Gallup poll released Friday.
By CARSON MCCULLOUGH
The Third Circuit ruled unanimously Friday that a Pittsburgh buffer-zone ordinance that puts space between clinics and anti-abortion activists does not violate the protesters’ rights.
By ALEXANDRA JONES
Pointing to its battle against an evasive species and threats posed by climate change, the Fish and Wildlife Service on Friday extended Endangered Species Act protection to a small, colorful fish found only in a handful of Tennessee counties.
By DANIEL JACKSON
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam announced a new contract Friday to power state government buildings using solar and wind farms, making it the largest renewable energy agreement in the nation.
By BRAD KUTNER
It wasn’t too long ago that Donald Trump derided presidential executive orders as “power grabs” and a “basic disaster.”
Johnny Depp’s lawyers describe the actor as upfront about his past substance abuse, a man with nothing to hide. That may be more true than ever after a Virginia judge ruled Friday that he must give his ex-wife’s attorneys access to medical records related to his alcohol and drug use.
By JOAN HENNESSEY
More than a decade after his arrest – and over 18 years after the murder of his first California victim – a Los Angeles jury unanimously recommended the death penalty for convicted murderer Michael Gargiulo.
By NATHAN SOLIS
The Seventh Circuit on Thursday evening upheld a $7.1 million judgment against rap artist The Game for sexually battering a contestant on his VH1 dating show, slamming his “deeply reprehensible” conduct.
By LORRAINE BAILEY
Only two days into their deliberations, a federal jury in New York reached a verdict sure to cause a political earthquake in Latin America. Honduran ex-congressman Antonio “Tony” Hernández was found guilty Friday of a drug-trafficking conspiracy that prosecutors say also involved that country’s president.
By ADAM KLASFELD
Jailed, beaten and tortured for political activity during the Sri Lankan civil war, Vijayakumar Thuraissigiam’s case for U.S. asylum was taken up Friday by the Supreme Court.
By MEGAN MINEIRO
Shadowed by scandal after the apparent suicide of accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, the Metropolitan Correctional Center faces a fresh round of scrutiny from a Friday court ruling on an unsolved inmate beating death.
By ADAM KLASFELD
By ROBERT KAHN
There comes a time when we must lay artifice aside and write the truth directly as it flows from the human heart. I’m not going to do it, though. I’ve got a family to support. What, do you think I’m crazy? I’m here to tell jokes.
California regulators lambasted Pacific Gas and Electric’s top executives and board members over its botched handling of planned power blackouts during a 4.5-hour meeting Friday.
By NICHOLAS IOVINO
Bald eagles are dying from a new disease that mimics the symptoms of hepatitis C in humans and has been found in birds across the country, according to research released Friday.
By NATHAN SOLIS
The world’s first all-female spacewalking team made history high above Earth on Friday, replacing a broken part of the International Space Station’s power grid
The federal government likely separated an additional 1,250 immigrant children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border before formally announcing its “zero tolerance” immigration policy, a Health and Human Services official told a federal judge Friday.
By BIANCA BRUNO
The shifting White House explanation for President Donald Trump’s decision to withhold military aid from Ukraine drew alarm Friday from Republicans as the impeachment inquiry brought a new test of their alliance.
The Nebraska Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the state’s controversial protocol for lethal injection executions Friday, finding the plaintiffs lack standing to sue.
By TED WHEELER
A dispute between two beer giants took an unexpected turn after Anheuser-Busch filed a counterclaim accusing a MillerCoors employee of stealing its recipes, brewing processes and other trade secrets using contacts and inside information gathered when he worked for Anheuser-Busch.
By JOE KELLY
A South Dakota county auditor accused of failing to make documents available for a public meeting was arrested and charged with violating the state’s open meetings law, in a rare move seen as extreme by some media and open-government experts.
Taking up a case that will give its conservative majority another opportunity to press their vision of administrative agency power, the Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear an existential challenge to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
By TIM RYAN
The State Department has completed its internal investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s use of private email and found violations by 38 people, some of whom may face disciplinary action.
Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who ran against President Donald Trump in the 2016 Republican primary, said Friday that he supports impeaching the president — but isn’t ready to call for his removal from office.
Masses of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia’s independence and the release from prison of separatist leaders jammed downtown Barcelona on Friday as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth straight night of unrest.
A trade conflict between the United States and Europeans got uglier Friday after the Trump administration imposed new tariffs on an array of European goods, many of them luxury items like Scotch malt whiskeys, Italian gourmet cheeses, expensive French wines and Spanish olives.
By CAIN BURDEAU
His first memory finds him walking for the first time beyond the walls of the big gray building where he’d been locked up since birth. He’s 4½ years old. He had never seen an automobile. He had never seen a dog.
By CAIN BURDEAU
Walt Girdner was born in central Iowa in 1922, one of five children. His father took a job as a Christian minister in Alameda after the family moved to California in 1925. Growing up during the Great Depression, Walt worked double shifts at a cannery to make money for college. He attended Stanford where he put together a string of letters and wins, running the quarter and half-mile. An invitation to join the U.S. Olympic team was negated by World War II and cancellation of the games. During the war, he disembarked in Normandy, fought in the infantry and marched into Germany .
As a young man, he developed an interest in imagery, first through drawing then through the developing technology of photography. Although he left the church where his mother and father were pastors, he kept a lifelong faith in the power and mystery of the natural environment, seeing in its beauty an overriding and everlasting spiritual force. His subjects focused on people and their settings. Farmers, flower sellers, youth were recurring themes.
He traveled in large part to find new images and capture them, in France at first, then the rest of Europe and later Africa and Mexico. Towards the end of his life, Walt focused on images in nature, including letters and numbers that emerged through abalone shells, beach tableaus and patterns in the sand. He had faith that imagery was a powerful way to communicate and believed young people were much better at interpreting the language of imagery, gifted with imaginations more agile and unencumbered.