A Florida woman has been charged making death threats against the parent of a child who died in the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre because she thought the attack was a hoax, federal authorities announced Wednesday.
Abortions would be banned after 20 weeks under a bill Republican lawmakers hoped to pass Wednesday and add to legislation already on its way to GOP Gov. John Kasich that would prohibit abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Andrew Taylor, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 11:20am
Maryland Democratic Sen. Barbara Mikulski, a 40-year veteran of Congress and a tough-as-nails advocate for Maryland, the poor and women's rights, said farewell to the Senate on Wednesday, recalling her roots as a Baltimore community activist and her work for "for jobs and justice."
Michelle R. Smith, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 11:20am
Authorities investigating the California warehouse party fire that killed 36 people have said they are considering a criminal case — even murder charges. But as relatives learned after a nightclub fire killed 100 people in Rhode Island, any prosecution would be a long and complicated road that may not end with a feeling of justice.
He's not just the president-elect -- he's now Time Magazine's "Person of the Year." And Donald Trump is continuing the process of putting his administration together, telling NBC's "Today" show that he expects to pick a secretary of state next week.
Ben Nuckols, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 10:50am
The National Park Service is quashing dissent by blocking access to public space for those who want to demonstrate before, during and after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Washington civil rights attorneys said Wednesday.
Juliet Linderman, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 10:31am
The driver of a Baltimore school bus that careened into a transit bus, killing six people including himself, was speeding, had a history of previous crashes and had a seizure the week before, national investigators said Wednesday.
Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press | Posted Dec 7th - 9:52am
House Republicans are laying the groundwork for a fresh effort to overhaul the food stamp program during Donald Trump's presidency, with the possibility of new work and eligibility requirements for millions of people.