An ATF vehicle sits in front of a FedEx facility where a package exploded in Schertz, Tex., on Tuesday. (AP)
Authorities tracked down the suspect, whom police did not name, to a hotel parking lot in Round Rock, Tex., just north of Austin. He detonated a device in his vehicle as officers closed in, said interim Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. Police believe the suspect is responsible for five explosions — four in Austin and one in Shertz, Tex. — and are looking into whether he had any accomplices.
When he called Russia’s president after his reelection, President Trump ignored specific warnings from his aides, including a “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” note in his briefing materials. Trump also chose not to heed talking points on the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain.
The data gathering was part of a program under conservative strategist Stephen K. Bannon that tested anti-establishment messages that became campaign themes for Donald Trump, said an ex-Cambridge employee.
On the same day a former Playboy playmate sued for the right to speak out about an alleged affair, a judge ruled that the defamation lawsuit of a former “Apprentice” contestant can proceed against President Trump.
Airlines canceled or delayed hundreds of flights Tuesday, and hundreds more could be grounded today as another storm developed along the Mid-Atlantic coast, bringing a combination of rain, sleet and snow.
First-term Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner edged state Rep. Jeanne Ives, who argued that Rauner had betrayed conservative voters. In the 3rd Congressional District, moderate Democratic Rep. Daniel Lipinski faced a challenge from Marie Newman, an activist backed by liberal groups.
Deputy Blaine Gaskill, a 34-year-old SWAT-trained officer of the St. Mary’s Sheriff’s Department, hurried toward the sound of gunshots in a Maryland high school, putting himself not only in the line of fire but also at the center of the white-hot national debate on school safety.
In a blistering goodbye email, Ralph Peters, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, called Fox “a mere propaganda machine for a destructive and ethically ruinous administration,” and he described President Trump as being “terrified” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Students at University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point are protesting the proposal, which is being portrayed by the school’s administration as a path to regain enrollment and provide new opportunities to students.