Gov. Robert Bentley (R) stepped down after being charged with two campaign and ethics violations on the same day that state lawmakers opened impeachment hearings against him. Bentley has fought for more than a year against allegations that he used public resources to carry out and conceal an affair with his former top aide.
Military officials insist there has been no significant change to the rules governing its air campaign in Iraq and Syria. But some wonder whether reports of a higher death count is a product of President Trump’s bare-knuckle military stance and his suggestions that the United States should “take out” militants’ families.
The darling of Silicon Valley became the most valuable American car company, surpassing General Motors, even though Tesla lost hundreds of millions of dollars last year alone. The company’s reputation as beyond-a-car company has captured the imagination of California’s technology pack and, apparently, investors.
A Democrat isn’t supposed to have a chance at winning a House district that picked Donald Trump for president by 27 points. But today’s election to replace now-CIA Director Mike Pompeo is closer than expected, and the result could provide a sign of how much of a challenge Republicans will face in the 2018 midterms.
A teacher was fatally shot when police say her estranged husband entered a classroom and opened fire. An 8-year-old boy died at a hospital and a 9-year-old child was in stable condition, authorities said. The gunman died of a self-inflicted wound, police said.
Fahrenthold set out to learn what had become of $6 million Donald Trump said he’d raised for veterans. That was the start of a reporting effort that eventually covered all of Trump's charitable giving — and the illusions he’d created that made his philanthropy seem more impressive than it was.
Catholic cardinals, bishops and priests are emerging as some of the most influential opponents of immigration crackdowns backed by right-wing populists in the U.S. and Europe. The moves come as Francis, who has put migrants at the top of his agenda, appears to be leading by example.