By Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
The suspected gunman in an airport shooting rampage in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Esteban Santiago, 26, an Iraq War veteran – has been charged with federal crimes and could face the death penalty, the Justice Department announced Saturday night.
Santiago showed signs of violence and what authorities called “erratic behavi…
By Anthony Faiola
The Washington Post
BERLIN – A massive black truck plowed into a Christmas market teeming with revelers in west Berlin on Monday, killing 12 people, wounding dozens more and leaving Germans mourning a national tragedy during the holiday season.
The incident, described by the White House as an apparent “terrorist attack,” had echoes of the deadly …
By David Weigel
The Washington Post
Labor Secretary Tom Perez joined the race to lead the Democratic National Committee Thursday, joining voting members of the DNC on a conference call to argue that his executive experience and organizing background made him uniquely qualified.
“The Democratic Party is a complex organization,” Perez said. “We had a lot of experien…
By Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
The transformation of power in Washington begins at President-elect Donald J. Trump’s ear.
There are the intimates: Stephen K. Bannon, the controversial provocateur and keeper of Trump’s populist, nationalist flame; Jared C. Kushner, the unquestionably loyal son-in-law who whispers his machinations; and Jeff Sessions…
By Jeremy W. Peters
NEW YORK TIMES
WASHINGTON – In naming Stephen K. Bannon to a senior White House post, President-elect Donald J. Trump has elevated the hard-right nationalist movement that Bannon has nurtured for years from the fringes of American politics to its very heart, a remarkable shift that has further intensified concern about the new administration’s dir…
By JODI KANTOR
New York Times News Service
They had already iced Champagne and inflated pink “It’s a Girl” balloons. To cast their ballots, they had worn their grandmothers’ brooches, white in honor of the suffragists or pantsuits bought for the occasion.
They were gathering at Susan B. Anthony’s grave in Rochester, New York, and at the corner of President and Cli…
By Michelle Jamrisko and Terrence Dopp
The polls blew it.
U.S. survey companies and media organizations that collectively presaged a close Hillary Clinton victory now face an autopsy on how they got it so wrong after a year suffused by polls, aggregates of polls and even real-time projections of the vote on Election Day.
While the predictions gave so…
By PETER S. GOODMAN
New York Times News Service
As the realization worked its way around the planet that Donald Trump would become the next president of the United States, global investors reacted as if the world had caught fire. They yanked their money from the marketplace in an unrestrained bout of selling reminiscent of the outbreak of war.
They sold stocks – f…
By Matt Flegenheimer and Michael Barbaro / New York Times
Donald John Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States on Tuesday in a stunning culmination of an explosive, populist and polarizing campaign that took relentless aim at the institutions and long-held ideals of American democracy.
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The surprise outcome defied …
By Veronica Rocha, Richard Winton, Joseph Serna and Ruben Vives
LOS ANGELES TIMES
LOS ANGELES - An elderly man was killed and two others were wounded Tuesday when an assailant armed with a military-style rifle opened fire in a residential area of Azusa, forcing authorities to secure the neighborhood and shut down nearby polling places _ sending voters scrambling to fin…
By Evan Halper
Tribune Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Things did not go great for Donald Trump’s campaign in a Nevada court Tuesday.
District Judge Gloria Sturman was unimpressed by the lawsuit it filed alleging improprieties in early voting around Las Vegas. She rejected the campaign’s request to preserve particular records — saying county officials were already re…
By NATHANIEL LASH, WILLIAM R. LEVESQUE AND ANTHONY CORMIER
Tampa Bay Times
Allegiant Air’s aircraft are four times as likely to fail during flight as those operated by other U.S. airlines, an investigation by the Tampa Bay Times has found.
In 2015, Allegiant jets were forced to make unexpected landings at least 77 times for serious mechanical failures, the Times’ …
RIO DE JANEIRO – West Seneca’s Matt Anderson has his Olympic medal, and he and his United States men’s volleyball teammates made a big comeback to get it.The U.S. beat Russia, the defending Olympic champions, in a titanic five-set battle for the bronze medal on Sunday.The U.S. lost the first two sets but came back to win 23-25 21-25 25-19 25-19 15-13, with an ace in the ti…
ORLANDO, Fla. – A gunman who pledged allegiance to the Islamic State opened fire in a crowded gay nightclub here early Sunday in a shooting that left 50 dead and another 53 wounded. The gunman, identified as Omar Mateen, had been investigated twice by the FBI for possible connections to terrorism, the bureau said, but no ties could be confirmed. Mateen, 29, a U.S. citizen …
Niagara County Community College’s second loss Tuesday ended its bid for the National Junior College Division III baseball title. The Thunder Wolves (45-7) dropped a 9-1 game to Rowan-Gloucester County of New Jersey on Tuesday at Grainger Stadium in Kinston, N.C. Two Rowan Gloucester pitchers shut down the Thunder Wolves on just four hits in the game. NCCC’s only run came…