There are holiday movies, and then there are holiday movies. The second category includes exclusively seasonal fare: "A Bad Moms Christmas" (now in theaters); the Nativity-themed animation "The Star" (Nov. 17); and "The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Nov. 22), a story about Charles Dickens and the writing of "A Christmas Carol." But those films have, by definition, a short shelf life, with sell-by dates of Jan. 2.
WASHINGTON - The federal judge overseeing the criminal trial of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and business partner Rick Gates imposed a gag order Wednesday in the case ordering all parties, including potential witnesses, not to make statements that might prejudice jurors. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson of Washington issued the order five days after signaling her intention to do so. In a two-page order Wednesday morning, Jackson said she had received no objections by the Tuesday deadline she had set for the parties to weigh in.
The nation's transgender community, after a year of tremendous opposition from state legislatures and the president, is rejoicing Tuesday over the election of Andrea Jenkins, who gender advocates say has made history as the first openly transgender black woman elected to public office in the United States.
In late September, five black cadet candidates found racial slurs scrawled on message boards on their doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. One candidate found the words "go home n---" written outside his room, his mother posted on social media, according to the Air Force Times.
About 4:02 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3, Jerseyville, Ill, police were dispatched to the Jersey Community Hospital in response to a 6-year-old boy's death. Now police say the child in Illinois starved to death last week after his father and stepmother spent two years withholding food from him as punishment.
A good guy with a gun, along with his National Rifle Association training, stopped a bad guy with a gun, according to the NRA. On his show this week, Grant Stinchfield, a conservative talk show host on the NRA's online television network, commended longtime NRA member Stephen Willeford for using his NRA training to conceal himself and find a flat platform to fire off shots at Devin Patrick Kelley, who killed dozens inside the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
SEOUL - President Donald Trump on Wednesday warned against the threats posed by "a country ruled by a cult" in North Korea in a hard line speech aimed at rallying international pressure on Pyongyang over its escalating nuclear weapons program. Trump said dictator Kim Jong Un's regime seeks to "sow conflict abroad to distract from total failure they suffer at home" in his address to the South Korean national assembly.
We now have new governors-elect of New Jersey and Virginia - along with a whole bunch of new data on where the Democratic and Republican parties currently stand in American politics. Election Day 2017 is just about in the books, with Democrats Phil Murphy and Ralph Northam winning the governor's mansions in New Jersey and Virginia, respectively. The latter won the biggest and most closely watched race of the night, giving Democrats a shot in the arm after a tough electoral year. Below, we break down the winners and losers. Winners
Democrats took back the governor's seat in New Jersey as first-time candidate Phil Murphy defeated Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, capping a tumultuous eight years of term-limited Republican Gov. Chris Christie leading the state. The party is also poised to cement its 12-year control of both houses of the state legislature, putting Democrats back in control of the entire state.
Democrat Ralph Northam was projected to win Virginia's race for governor Tuesday over Republican Ed Gillespie, as Democrats appeared headed for a big night across the board in races for lieutenant governor, attorney general and several key seats in the House of Delegates, based on exit polls and early returns. Virginia's election has been closely watched nationwide as a test of President Donald Trump's status and impact on the tenor of politics in every state.