Latest from Mark Berman

Water and heat failures persist amid extreme cold in Texas

The death toll continues to climb following the historic Arctic outbreak. Biden has approved emergency declarations for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Follow along for live updates.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Billions in damage across the South prompts focus on who’s to blame, and who will pay

The cold surge may be the most expensive disaster in Texas history. But experts worry its causes won’t be addressed.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Power restored to 2 million homes in Texas, but nearly half of state still told to boil water

The death toll from winter storms in Texas, Louisiana and other states continues to climb.
  • Feb 19, 2021

Minnesota clinic shooting suspect latest in long line who raised red flags before attack

Authorities Thursday struggled to respond to questions about whether Gregory Paul Ulrich should have been more closely monitored.
  • Feb 11, 2021

After St. Louis jail unrest, inmates’ advocates allege desperate conditions while officials defend pandemic response

The unrest was the latest in a long history of protests behind bars.
  • Feb 8, 2021

After Capitol riot, police chiefs work to root out officers with ties to extremist groups

The selfie photos that off-duty officers took inside the Capitol during the violent siege was a wake-up call for many who have denied the problem.
  • Jan 24, 2021

America on edge: Covid lockdowns, protests and election strife led to record gun sales

Millions bought weapons following pandemic shutdowns and protests against police brutality.
  • Jan 18, 2021

Purges force extremists off social media sites. That can complicate investigators’ work.

Big Tech’s takedowns of sites like Parler has led some on the far right to migrate to encrypted apps, officials say.
  • Jan 17, 2021

Off-duty police were part of the Capitol mob. Now police are turning in their own.

There’s been a notable break in the so-called “blue wall of silence,” an aspect of police culture that encourages officers to ignore misconduct by their peers.
  • Jan 16, 2021