Demonstrators gathered on Saturday at rallies across the country. Progressive women hope to translate their enthusiasm into electoral victories in the midterm elections.
Women’s marches drew more than a million people a year ago. This time around, they come amid a broader cultural challenge to men’s power and privilege.
Carl Higbie stepped down from the Corporation for National and Community Service after CNN revealed his disparaging remarks about black people, Muslims and others.
The House and Senate reconvened for a rare Saturday session, hoping to find a way to restart the flow of funds after much of the federal government shut down, while Republican and Democratic leaders blamed each other for the stalemate.
With the government shut down and the two parties faulting each other, senators from both parties were looking for an agreement to end the crisis.
Representative Patrick Meehan, Republican of Pennsylvania, released this statement in response to an article about a settlement using public funds for misconduct.
The early days of the federal government shutdown won’t slow the American economy much, but that could change if the impasse drags out.
The vast machinery of the federal government began grinding to a halt, but much of the bureaucracy will stay in motion for a while.
Representative Patrick Meehan, a Republican member of the House Ethics Committee, used taxpayer money to pay a former aide who had seen him as a father figure before he made unwanted advances.
A year after millions of women protested President Trump, marchers are gathering again across the country and the world.
An improbable and dangerous idea promoted on the internet has become a cause for genuine concern, the authorities said.
On Sunset Boulevard, two Californias — the lived place and the one seen on screen — run parallel for 22 snaking miles.
This week, only the tours went according to plan.
Shortly after midnight, Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer made statements blaming the opposing party for failing to reach an agreement to fund the government.
The government shut down at midnight after lawmakers failed to reach an agreement on a spending bill in time.
Senators from both parties were scrambling for a new deal to reopen the government quickly, possibly just hours after the midnight deadline passed.
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
Rene A. Boucher of Bowling Green, Ky., is expected to plead guilty in federal court, where prosecutors will seek a sentence of up to 21 months, his lawyer said.
The report detailed Stephen Paddock’s internet searches for SWAT procedures and his complaints of pain. It did not provide a motive.
Baltimore’s crime problem has a host of seemingly intractable causes. Will an insider be able to fix what an outsider could not?
California, with its vulnerable Republicans in Congress, is ground zero for the Democratic plan to take back the House. President Trump may be making those efforts easier.
In seeking a home for its second headquarters, Amazon winnowed a list of 238 candidates to 20 finalists, including Atlanta, Nashville and Miami.
After a teenager successfully alerted the authorities to her family’s dark secret, her parents, David A. Turpin and Louise A. Turpin, were charged with dozens of counts of torture and abuse.
The Trump administration announced a new “conscience and religious freedom” office to protect health workers who object to providing abortions or some types of contraception.
With temperatures dipping, ice accumulating, and a deadline looming to close locks, ships race in January to get where they are going on the Great Lakes.
A sexual-misconduct allegation against the comedian Aziz Ansari adds a new dimension to discussions of dating norms and consent.
Prize bottles of wine valued at more than $1.2 million were surreptitiously sold, prosecutors said.
The wrongfully convicted have tried, and failed, to hold the New Orleans district attorney’s office accountable for breaking evidence rules. Now a lawsuit is citing 45 examples.
Public universities grapple with balancing freedom of expression — even hate speech — with providing safe campuses.
David A. Turpin created the school at his nondescript home southeast of Los Angeles. But what the authorities found inside were his emaciated children chained to furniture.
The city is trying everything it can to reverse a soaring homicide rate. But its fundamental problems keep getting in the way.
A 17-year-old girl escaped from her home in Riverside County, Calif., to report that her parents were holding their children against their will.
A state official says the employee who erred should not pay the price for a system that “made it too easy for a simple mistake to have very serious consequences.”
In Atlanta and in Washington, the children of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. criticized President Trump for his language about people from some countries.
Women’s March Inc., which organized the event in Washington, has encouraged more protests. But a new group is focused on winning elections, especially in red states.