Proud Boys saw themselves as ‘Trump’s army,’ U.S. says in trial closings

Closing arguments are underway in the seditious conspiracy trial of five Proud Boys leaders accused of spearheading the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.

By Spencer S. Hsu, Rachel Weiner and Tom JackmanApril 24, 2023

Georgia DA says she will announce charging decision in Trump case this summer

In one of the letters, Fulton County District Attorney Fani T. Willis said she would announce possible criminal indictments in the case between July 11 and Sept. 1.

By Holly BaileyApril 24, 2023

Florida man shot at Instacart driver who went to wrong house, police say

Waldes Thomas Jr., 19, said his car was shot at as he tried to deliver groceries. Prosecutors are investigating after Florida police did not file charges.

By Annabelle TimsitApril 24, 2023

Disneyland’s fire-breathing Maleficent dragon burst into flames mid-show

A dragon contraption inspired by Maleficent from “Sleeping Beauty” caught fire during a “Fantasmic!” show at Disneyland in California.

By María Luisa PaúlApril 24, 2023

A statue was preserved for centuries. Then it was covered in crayon.

A statue of the Roman water nymph Sabrina is on display at an estate in England, where it was covered in blue crayon earlier this month.

By Kyle MelnickApril 24, 2023

Trans, nonbinary star of YouTube kids show Jules Hoffman faces backlash

Jules Hoffman, a transgender and nonbinary performer on the popular YouTube show for babies “Songs for Littles,” became a target of online hate recently.

By Rachel HatzipanagosApril 23, 2023

In two states, gun violence pits blue cities against red legislatures

The recent mass killings in Southern states have illuminated the gaping chasm between the priorities of Democratic cities and their Republican-led states.

By Silvia Foster-FrauApril 23, 2023

In wake of Ralph Yarl shooting, Black teens face fear and resignation

In the wake of Ralph Yarl's shooting, Black teens say they are dealing with new levels of fear. Yarl was shot by a White man after ringing the doorbell at the wrong house.

By Lauren Lumpkin, Emmanuel Felton and Mark ShavinApril 23, 2023

‘State takeover’ gives Miss. police too much power in Jackson, NAACP lawsuit says

The legislation grants the state-controlled Capitol Police full jurisdiction to cover Jackson, a predominantly Black city.

By Andrea SalcedoApril 22, 2023

Daunte Wright’s family ‘frustrated’ by ex-officer’s planned release

Kim Potter, a former suburban Minneapolis police officer, was sentenced to two years in the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright, an unarmed 20-year-old Black man.

By Dan Rosenzweig-ZiffApril 22, 2023
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The future of American luxury wrestles with past at the Hollywood Bowl

“It’s a beautiful journey,” said Fear of God designer Jerry Lorenzo, “but it’s even more beautiful if you pay attention to every part of it and understand why it is what it is.”

By Robin GivhanApril 22, 2023

In an armed and tense nation, knocking on doors feels risky for workers

A string of recent incidents across the U.S. have prompted fresh fears about American gun culture and notions of self-defense, especially at strangers’ doors.

By Kim BellwareApril 22, 2023

In a thriving Michigan county, a community goes to war with itself

Ottawa County shows one of the building blocks of democracy consumed by ideology.

By Greg Jaffe and Patrick MarleyApril 22, 2023

Bud Shuster, congressional ‘king of asphalt,’ dies at 91

The Pennsylvania Republican directed billions of dollars in public works as chairman of the powerful House Transportation Committee.

By Emily LangerApril 21, 2023

Democratic states stockpile abortion pills as access rests in courts

The Supreme Court's Friday night stay has given Democratic states more time to craft opposition to conservative efforts to dramatically restrict abortion rights.

By Reis Thebault, David Ovalle, Karin Brulliard and Joanna SlaterApril 21, 2023

Rear admiral picked to be first female leader of U.S. Naval Academy

Rear Adm. Yvette Davids has been nominated for promotion to vice admiral, with assignment to lead the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, officials announced Friday.

By Nick Anderson and Karina ElwoodApril 21, 2023

Six suspects arrested, charged in Dadeville mass killing

The four suspects were each charged with four counts of reckless murder, state law enforcement said.

By Maham Javaid and Paulina VillegasApril 21, 2023

Texas bill would require Ten Commandments in public school classrooms

Senate Bill 1515 was one of three passed Thursday by Republicans in the Texas Senate that would require public schools to promote religion to students.

By Timothy BellaApril 21, 2023

One year after a school shooting in D.C., a survivor reclaims his life

Sniper fire rained down on the Edmund Burke School in Northwest Washington last April when security guard Antonio Harris was hit. He recalls his long recovery.

By Clarence WilliamsApril 21, 2023

The deadly world of white-supremacist prison gangs

Missing people, buried car parts and human remains in Oklahoma: the silent but not so secret influence of white-supremacist prison gangs.

By Eliza Dennis, Reena Flores, Rennie Svirnovskiy and Sean CarterApril 21, 2023