9 soldiers killed as two Army helicopters crash near Fort Campbell

The HH-60 Black Hawk helicopters operated by the 101st Airborne Division crashed during a “routine training mission,” said officials at the Army's Fort Campbell in Kentucky.

By Adela Suliman, Kelsey Ables and Dan LamotheMarch 30, 2023

Family of man paralyzed during Md. traffic stop wins $7.5 million

Demonte Ward-Blake was injured when a Prince George's County police officer slammed him to the ground in a 2019 encounter, his family said in a federal civil rights lawsuit.

By Katie Mettler and Jasmine HiltonMarch 30, 2023

Minnesota train carrying ethanol derails, catches fire; evacuations ordered

BNSF said about 22 rail cars carrying mixed freight derailed, and four cars caught fire. There were no injuries or deaths.

By Luz Lazo and Ellen FrancisMarch 30, 2023

See how the railroad industry has changed, in 6 charts

Today's trains employ fewer people while carrying heavier cargo across longer distances.

By Lee PowellMarch 30, 2023

Disney quietly dodged DeSantis’s oversight board, appointees realize

The panel installed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the Reedy Creek Improvement District transferred much of its power to Disney in an 11th-hour agreement.

By Bryan Pietsch and Aaron GreggMarch 30, 2023

Photos from scene of Nashville shooting at Covenant School

At least three children and three adults are dead after a shooting at a private Nashville grade school, authorities. The shooter is also dead, authorities said.

By Washington Post StaffMarch 30, 2023

Crash, a one-eyed rescue cat, stars as Cadbury’s next Easter ‘bunny’

Crash, a one-eyed cat rescued by an animal shelter in Boise, Idaho, after a car hit him, won a competition to star in Cadbury's Easter advertisement.

By Daniel WuMarch 30, 2023

After #FreeBritney, Senate bill seeks changes to guardianships

It took Britney Spears years to fight a “protective” legal arrangement. A proposed new law calls for giving more rights to people in similar situations.

By Amanda MorrisMarch 30, 2023

FBI informant testifies at Proud Boys sedition trial — for the defense

An associate of the group, who defendants in the Jan. 6 trial say asked for details about their trial strategy and gave them advice, was also reporting to the FBI.

By Rachel Weiner, Spencer S. Hsu and Hannah AllamMarch 30, 2023

Authorities investigate 33 swimmers filmed ‘harassing’ dolphins in Hawaii

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources is investigating after swimmers in Hōnaunau Bay approached a pod of spinner dolphins.

By Daniel WuMarch 30, 2023

Fishermen admit to cheating in scandal that rocked sport fishing

Jacob Runyan and Chase Cominsky pleaded guilty to felony cheating this week, six months after officials found weights in fish they entered at a contest.

By Jonathan EdwardsMarch 30, 2023

Melissa Joan Hart says she helped children escaping Nashville shooting

In an Instagram video, Melissa Joan Hart said the Nashville shooting happened near her children’s school. “Enough is enough,“ she added.

By Kyle MelnickMarch 30, 2023

Slain man possibly ‘targeted’ after another man’s overdose, sheriff says

Alexis Elling has been charged as an accomplice in the killing of Rodney Pendegayosh Jr., who may have been involved in her brother's overdose death, officials say.

By Kyle MelnickMarch 30, 2023

Kenneth Brody, investment banker who led Export-Import Bank, dies at 79

A prominent figure in Washington as well as on Wall Street, he rallied donors in the financial industry behind Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign.

By Emily LangerMarch 30, 2023

Remembering students and school staff killed in Nashville shooting

Nashville police identified the six shooting victims as three Covenant School students and three staff members.

By Karina Elwood, Lori Rozsa, Justine McDaniel, Praveena Somasundaram and Rachel HatzipanagosMarch 29, 2023

Idaho bill would ban ‘abortion trafficking’ for minors traveling for procedure

A Republican-led Idaho House bill would limit minors’ ability to travel for an abortion without parental consent, even in states where the procedure is legal.

By Timothy BellaMarch 29, 2023

Nashville shooter warned friend of ‘something bad’ in Instagram messages

Averianna Patton received disturbing messages on Instagram from her former basketball teammate shortly before the shooting at the Covenant School in Nashville.

By Joanna SlaterMarch 29, 2023

A rescue dog and goat are best friends. A shelter put them up for adoption as a pair.

“It’s a weird duo, but it works for them,” said Jennifer Federico, director of animal services at the Wake County Animal Center. “Who are we to judge? They obviously love each other.”

By Cathy FreeMarch 29, 2023

The dreams and limits of Oregon’s hotline against hate

Oregon's approach to addressing bias is gaining momentum across the country as the U.S. contends with a rise in prejudicial abuse and limited recourse.

By Danielle PaquetteMarch 29, 2023

As a monstrous tornado neared Rolling Fork, residents say sirens were silent

Many Rolling Fork residents say they didn't hear sirens before the Mississippi tornado. Questions now remain about warning systems in poor, rural communities.

By Anumita Kaur, Emmanuel Felton and Kasha PatelMarch 29, 2023