Half Moon Bay shooting unmasks poor living conditions for farmworkers

The workers where the accused gunman lived and allegedly killed four were living in squalor, local officials said, a charge disputed by the farm's owner.

By Joshua Partlow and Lisa BonosJanuary 26, 2023

5 fired Memphis officers charged with second-degree murder of Tyre Nichols

“Simply put, this should not have happened,” David B. Rausch, director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said of the fatal beating. “I’m sickened by what I saw.”

By Robert KlemkoJanuary 26, 2023

Monterey Park’s Asian diaspora adopts new rite: Mourning after gun violence

Nearly a week after the mass killing at Star Ballroom Dance Studio, vigils drawing from new and old traditions are helping a community grieve.

By Arelis R. Hernández and Reis ThebaultJanuary 26, 2023

Monterey Park shooting victims include ‘loving aunt’ and joyful dancer

At least 11 people were killed in the shooting at Monterey Park's Star Ballroom Dance Studio, including My Nhan and Valentino Alvero.

By Washington Post StaffJanuary 26, 2023

Judge curbs Fla. probe into U.S. medicine’s trans treatment standards

American Academy of Pediatrics, Endocrine Society and others accuse the state of targeting them after they backed lawsuit by patients and families fighting Florida’s Medicaid funding ban.

By Spencer S. HsuJanuary 26, 2023

In Atlanta, a deadly forest protest sparks debate over ‘domestic terrorism’

A protest in an Atlanta forest over a police training facility has become the latest flash point between demonstrators and law enforcement after the city was rocked by racial justice protests in 2020.

By Tim CraigJanuary 26, 2023

Nephew says feds responsible for prison death of mob boss Whitey Bulger

A nephew says the famous mob boss should never have been sent to the notoriously dangerous prison where he was killed soon after arrival.

By Rachel WeinerJanuary 26, 2023

She tried to get gas. ‘I don’t serve Black people,’ an attendant told her.

An Oregon jury awarded Rose Wakefield $1 million in damages after a gas station attendant allegedly bypassed her to serve White customers.

By Timothy BellaJanuary 26, 2023

DeSantis trustee appointees face skeptical crowd at New College of Florida

Christopher Rufo, a conservative activist, and Jason “Eddie” Speir are among six new trustee appointees at the Sarasota college.

By Jack StriplingJanuary 26, 2023

A Holocaust survivor fell for a woman online. Then he lost $2.8 million, feds say.

Peaches Stergo of Florida faces up to 20 years in prison if she is convicted of draining the life savings of an 87-year-old man in a romance scam.

By Timothy BellaJanuary 26, 2023

Backlash grows against DeSantis decision to block AP African American studies class

The DeSantis administration said a pilot AP course on Black history would not be approved because it violated state law and “lacks educational value.”

By Lori RozsaJanuary 26, 2023

Photos: 7 dead in Half Moon Bay mass shooting

Seven people were killed and one was critically injured in related shootings at two locations around the coastal city, San Mateo County Sheriff Christina Corpus said.

By Washington Post StaffJanuary 26, 2023

A turkey settled near her Minnesota home. Now she carries weapons.

In Coon Rapids, Minn., Rachael Gross said a wild turkey has placed her and her neighbors’ lives in turmoil.

By Kyle MelnickJanuary 26, 2023

Louisiana routinely overdetains inmates, violating Constitution, U.S. says

Overdetention is not unheard of elsewhere, but Lousiana is “deliberately indifferent” to “systemic” shortcomings, the Justice Department said.

By Andrew JeongJanuary 26, 2023

Crowdfunded DNA test identifies woman found dead in the desert in 1971

The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona named a woman found dead in 1971 as Colleen Rice, who was identified with a crowdfunded DNA-sequencing investigation.

By Daniel WuJanuary 26, 2023

Monterey Park gunman prepared backup getaway vehicle, sheriff says

Huu Can Tran met his now-ex-wife at Star Ballroom Dance Studio, but authorities have not found a connection between him and any of the victims.

By Bryan PietschJanuary 26, 2023

97-year-old froze to death outside assisted-living center, lawsuit says

Mary Jo Staub, 97, was stuck outside for nearly six hours before she was found by employees of the Colorado assisted-living facility where she lived, a lawsuit claims.

By Praveena SomasundaramJanuary 26, 2023

Many mass attackers motivated by personal and work grievances, report says

The Secret Service research also found that 73 percent of attacks involved the use of one or more firearms, many of which were legally obtained.

By Kelly Kasulis ChoJanuary 26, 2023

Biden vowed to punish Saudis over oil cut. That’s no longer the plan.

Administration officials now point to intensified opposition in Congress as a chief outcome of OPEC’s decision to slash output ahead of last year’s elections.

By Missy RyanJanuary 26, 2023

Did Alex Murdaugh kill his family? Here’s what jurors heard on Day 1.

Trial begins for Alex Murdaugh, the one-time patriarch of a multi-generational legal dynasty in South Carolina who is now accused of killing his wife and son.

By Ben Brasch and María Luisa PaúlJanuary 25, 2023