Salman Rushdie taken off ventilator as ‘road to recovery’ begins, agent says

Rushdie's agent said Sunday that the renowned novelist had sustained "severe" injuries but that he was on the road to recovery.

By Bryan Pietsch and Jennifer HassanAugust 14, 2022

Man killed mother after crashing car into crowd, authorities say

A man crashed into a crowd at a fundraiser for fire victims Saturday before driving to a nearby town and killing his mother, authorities said.

By Meryl Kornfield, Rachel Pannett, Annabelle Timsit and Brittany ShammasAugust 14, 2022

A progressive prosecutor clashed with DeSantis. Now he’s out of a job.

The ouster has alarmed many in Florida, who say DeSantis usurped the will of the voters by removing a local elected official who disagreed with him politically.

By Lori RozsaAugust 14, 2022

In Ohio, prosecutors allege scheme by one family to kill another

After more than six years, Ohio prosecutors plan to unfurl diabolical scheme by four members of the Wagner family to kill eight members of the Rhoden family.

By Chris GravesAugust 13, 2022

Idaho’s top court allows strict abortion ban to kick in

An abortion ban with few exceptions is scheduled to take effect on Aug. 25. The court is separately reviewing the merits of the law.

By Andrew JeongAugust 13, 2022

The man who shot Reagan wants to play concerts. It’s not going well.

John Hinckley Jr. is no longer under court oversight. But he’s found that his freedom has limits.

By Mark GuarinoAugust 13, 2022

Five years on, shooting victims fight for government to admit liability

A lawsuit filed by survivors paints the enduring toll of the attack, heightened by what a judge has cited as the government’s failure to stop the gunman from buying weapons.

By Holly BaileyAugust 13, 2022

Salman Rushdie hospitalized after attack onstage in New York

The author was about to give a talk at a prestigious event in Chautauqua, N.Y., when he was stabbed in the neck and abdomen. A suspect has been arrested and charged.

By Kelsey Ables, Joanna Slater, Elahe Izadi, Ron Charles and Carolyn Y. JohnsonAugust 12, 2022

Gunman in FBI attack was Navy veteran who once handled classified info

Ricky W. Shiffer served in the Navy for five years as a fire control technician aboard a nuclear-powered submarine, according to his service record provided by the military.

By Alex Horton, Annie Gowen, Derek Hawkins and James BikalesAugust 12, 2022

What does ‘splooting’ mean? And why are New York’s squirrels doing it?

A tweet from New York City’s parks agency had everyone curious about the meaning and origin of “splooting.” The good news? Squirrels that “sploot” are doing just fine.

By Adela SulimanAugust 12, 2022

Drag exploded in popularity. Then came the protests and attacks.

Drag is gaining widespread appeal but protests threaten to drive it back underground.

By James BikalesAugust 12, 2022

Officer suspended over claim he didn’t stop public rape in New Orleans

A New Orleans deputy constable was suspended from duty after being accused of ignoring a woman who reported a rape taking place in the French Quarter.

By María Luisa PaúlAugust 12, 2022

Daughter conned mother out of $140 million with psychic scam, police say

Sabine Boghici, 48, allegedly orchestrated a group of phony psychics to scam her 82-year-old mother out of $140 million in art, jewels and money.

By Jonathan EdwardsAugust 12, 2022

Anne Heche is ‘brain dead’ after fiery crash, rep says

Actress Anne Heche, who last week crashed her car into a Los Angeles home, is on life support to determine whether any of her organs are viable to donate, a rep said.

By Julian MarkAugust 12, 2022

Gunman killed after trying to breach FBI office in Ohio, authorities say

The man fled after an alarm went off, agents and police pursued him, and a standoff continued into the early afternoon, authorities said.

By Meryl Kornfield, Spencer S. Hsu and James BikalesAugust 11, 2022

Florida to bar Medicaid coverage for those seeking gender-affirming care

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s administration is pursuing policies to increase restrictions on medical treatments such as puberty blockers and hormone therapy.

By Anne Branigin and Annie GowenAugust 11, 2022

Girl vanished 2 years before police found out. Now they say she was killed.

Police have been looking for Harmony Montgomery, who was 5 when she went missing, since late last year, when her mother said the girl was supposed to be in Harmony’s father’s care.

By Marisa Iati and Brittany ShammasAugust 11, 2022

Rev. Carl Kabat, nuclear arms opponent with Plowshares Eight, dies at 88

The Rev. Carl Kabat and the Plowshares Eight inspired a global movement of protest against nuclear arsenals.

By Brian MurphyAugust 11, 2022