Marc and Susan Orfanos awoke at 2 a.m. on Thursday in Thousand Oaks, California, to a call from a relative in New York. The groggy-eyed couple stumbled into a ritual that is familiar to parents in Columbine, Blacksburg, Aurora, Newtown, Orlando, Parkland - and, as of this week, also in the quiet outpost of Los Angeles. They waited to find out if their child, who had survived the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history last year in Las Vegas, had perished in another mass-casualty shooting.
WASHINGTON - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was discharged from the hospital and planned to work from home on Friday, a day after being admitted with three fractured ribs, a court spokeswoman said. "Justice Ginsburg has been discharged from the hospital," Kathleen Arberg said in a statement. "She is doing well and plans to work from home today." Ginsburg, 85, was admitted to George Washington University Hospital early Thursday morning for observation and treatment.
In an indictment that referenced a little-known law dating back to the age of steamships, Kenneth Scott McKee, the captain of the duck boat that sank during a severe July thunderstorm in southwest Missouri, was charged Thursday with misconduct and negligence.
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. - When the first shots were fired at Borderline Bar & Grill, David Anderson immediately knew he was in the middle of a mass shooting. He had lived through one last year. Anderson survived the attack at a country music festival in Las Vegas in October 2017 that left 58 people dead. On Wednesday, he again survived a gunman indiscriminately firing at people enjoying country music, this time at college night at a well-loved bar. Twelve people were killed. Numerous Borderline regulars attended, and survived, the Las Vegas shooting.
A federal judge temporarily blocked construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, ruling late Thursday, Nov. 8, that the Trump administration had failed to justify its decision granting a permit for the 1,200-mile long project designed to connect Canada's tar sands crude with refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.
A destructive and fast-moving wildfire erupted in northern California on Thursday morning, spreading rapidly because of mix howling winds and extremely dry conditions.
People close to Whitaker also say he would not approve any potential subpoena of the president.
Practice apparently doesn't make perfect - at least not for former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, whose third divorce, this one from wife of 15 years, Judith, is reaching the finger-pointing phase.
In the quixotic battle against old age, some people use skin care and spin class. Not Emile Ratelband, a 69-year-old who feels like he's in his 40s. The Dutch pensioner is asking a court in his hometown of Arnhem, southeast of Amsterdam, to change his birth certificate so that it says he took his first breath on March 11, 1969, rather than on March 11, 1949. The judges heard his case on Monday, Nov. 5, and promised they would render a verdict in the next several weeks.
A federal appeals court ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump cannot immediately end the so-called "dreamers act" that shields from deportation young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children. The unanimous decision by a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit makes it more likely that the Supreme Court will settle the question. The Trump administration already has asked the justices to move quickly to add it to the docket for this term.