5 dead, child wounded after series of California shootings

Deadly California Shooting

A gunman killed four people and wounded a number of others at random Tuesday at multiple locations...


Today in History

Today in History Today is Saturday, Nov. 18, the 322nd day of 2017. There are 43 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 18, 1942, “The Skin of Our Teeth,” Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning allegory about the history of humankind, opened on Broadway. On this date: In...


Sexual misconduct claims roil Alabama campaign, divide women

Alabama Senate Moore

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Standing on the white marble steps of Alabama’s Capitol, Kayla Moore surrounded herself with two dozen other women to defend husband Roy Moore against accusations of sexual misconduct that are dividing Republicans, and women in particular. “He will not step down. He will not...


Fighting scandal, Moore stands with homophobic supporters

Alabama Senate Moore LGBT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A smiling Roy Moore stood shoulder to shoulder with his fiercest religious allies. Flanked by a huge sign for Moore’s Senate campaign, one supporter railed against the “LGBT mafia” and “homosexualist gay terrorism.” Another warned that “homosexual sodomy” destroys those who...


Detroit priest to be beatified, was known for helping others

Detroit Priest Sainthood Candidate

DETROIT (AP) — A priest who wasn’t allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God. Father Solanus, as he was known, will be beatified Saturday...


The truth behind the 'first marijuana overdose death' headlines

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines about “the first marijuana overdose death” this week. Except that’s not what the doctors meant. “We are absolutely not saying that marijuana killed that...


Teacher arrested after she waited to have sex with a student in a candle-lit room,

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. An Oklahoma teacher is accused of having sex with a high school student after the boy’s parents reported nude photographs and text messages on their son’s phone to authorities. Hunter Day, a 22-year-old teacher at Yukon High School in Yukon, Oklahoma, was arrested...


Former Franken female staffers speak out: 'He treated us with the utmost respect'

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. WASHINGTON - Some former female staffers of Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., spoke out on Friday in his defense, saying that he had treated women with respect while they worked in his office. The statement came on the same day that Leeann Tweeden, the Los Angeles radio news...


Bannon's influence gets an early test

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. With his continued support of Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon is becoming bogged down in the first major battle of his “season of war” on the Republican establishment and faces mounting questions about his ability...


Administration says we have to kill elephants to help save them. The data says otherwise.

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. Supporters of trophy hunting say that permit fees from the practice, which can run into the tens of thousands of dollars in the case of large game like elephants, can be put toward conservation efforts that help bolster the populations of endangered animals. In part,...


Bobby Baker, protege of Lyndon Johnson felled by influence-peddling scandal, dies at 89

(c) 2017, Special to The Washington Post. Bobby Baker, a protege of future president Lyndon B. Johnson whose career of wealth and privilege came crashing down in an influence-peddling scandal, died Nov. 12 - his 89th birthday - in St. Augustine, Florida. The death of Baker, once the most...

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