Total destruction’: Volunteers sift through ashes of Northern California wildfire

More than one of the searchers told of the strange duality in the work—wanting to be thorough and find what is to be found, but dreading what that might be.At one home, crew member Adena Sherburn suddenly startled. A small hand reached up through the ash. A step closer and she relaxed. The hand belonged … Read more

Migrants unpopular in Tijuana, Mexico

Workers reinforce the security on the US side of the border fence with Mexico, as seen from Playas de Tijuana, Mexico, on November 15, 2018.Pedro Pardo / AFP – Getty ImagesTijuana’s conservative mayor, Juan Manuel Gastelum, has complained bitterly about the influx, local news outlets have asked who organized the caravan and social media platforms … Read more

SNL’ parodies Fox News trying to explain away blue midterm wave

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.Nov. 18, 2018 / 5:59 AM GMTBy Phil HelselMore fake news about the midterm blues. “Saturday Night Live” took to the airwaves to poke fun at conspiracy theories about voter fraud following the midterms, using a parody of … Read more

Gillum officially concedes Florida governor race, congratulates DeSantis

Democrat Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahassee, Florida and nominee for the Governorship in Florida, gives his concession speech with his wife R. Jai, his Lieutenant Governor runningmate Chris King and his wife Kristen, in Tallahassee, Florida on Nov. 6, 2018.Dan Anderson / EPABreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories … Read more

Pacific summit ends with no communique as China, U.S. differ

Vice President Mike Pence speaks to the media while standing next to a traditional mask display, at the end of meetings at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit on Sunday.SAEED KHAN / AFP – Getty Images Pence professed respect for Xi and China but also harshly criticized the world’s No. 2 economy for intellectual property … Read more

After Kavanaugh confirmation, protesters chant, pound on Supreme Court door

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.A throng of protesters pushed past a police line, storming up steps to pound on the doors of the U.S. Supreme Court on Saturday after the Senate confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.”Hey, hey! Ho, ho! Kavanaugh has got to … Read more

Kavanaugh sworn in as associate justice of the Supreme Court

Retired Justice Anthony M. Kennedy administers the Judicial Oath to Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh in the Justices’ Conference Room, Supreme Court Building. Mrs. Ashley Kavanaugh holds the Bible.Fred Schilling / Collection of the Supreme Court of the United StatesWASHINGTON — Brett Kavanaugh was sworn in Saturday evening as an associate justice to the U.S. Supreme … Read more

Impeaching Kavanaugh rouses progressive Democrats after confirmation

Judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies in front of the Senate Judiciary committee regarding sexual assault allegations on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 27, 2018.Erin Schaff / Reuters fileBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.WASHINGTON — Even before Brett Kavanaugh won the Senate’s consent to … Read more

Kavanaugh’s confirmation reveals the moral rot that lets us ignore survivors

Police look on as protesters are arrested in the Senate Hart building during a rally against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 4, 2018.Andrew Caballero-Reynolds / AFP – Getty ImagesGet the Think newsletter.The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, an appointment made by a president who admitted … Read more

Kavanaugh was the ‘slut whore drunk’ of the Ford story, Sen. Graham says

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., departs after the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, on Capitol Hill, on Oct. 6, 2018, in Washington. Kavanaugh was confirmed 50-48.Alex Brandon / APBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.WASHINGTON — Brett Kavanugh is the “slut whore … Read more