With a few exceptions, the president-elect’s choices have gone a long way toward mollifying some of his Republican critics, and several of the picks — including the wife of the Senate majority leader as transportation secretary — are tailor-made to encourage cooperation between the administration and GOP leaders on Capitol Hill.
For those concerned that the president-elect doesn't have the discipline to deal with the intricacies of foreign policy, he's proving their point by creating a needless headache over a “congratulatory call” with Taiwan's leader.
At least 9 people have been confirmed dead following the huge blaze at a warehouse where a concert was taking place, and authorities expect the toll to rise. More than 50 people were inside the building, which city officials said had been investigated due to complaints about illegal structures built inside.
Native Americans and military veterans. Environmentalists and police. Cattle ranchers and lumberjacks. College students and nurses. All have been drawn to a desolate North Dakota prairie, site of an oil pipeline that has become a powerful symbol of heritage and history, progress and oppression, indigenous rights and corporate might.
The regional transit system’s leader is doing a fine job representing Ward 2. In a better world, he'd represent the interests of all Metro riders and all the civic and business interests that rely on Metrorail.
Jay Gallagher ended his life three weeks after a friend told his school counselor at Potomac Falls High School in Virginia that the 18-year-old was suicidal, according to the lawsuit filed by his parents.
Republican House Speaker Paul D. Ryan made clear that he is willing to pursue a major overhaul of Medicare, including changes that could eventually put private companies in charge of the health care for tens of millions of American seniors.
St. Louis County Officer Blake Snyder was killed in the line of duty in October. “He definitely knows there’s a connection between the bears and Blake,” Elizabeth Snyder said about their 2-year-old son.