It was a normal early morning at Tony's Breakfast in Northeast Washington on Nov. 7 when, out of nowhere, a man lunged across the counter and grabbed for the cash register. Manager Justine Choe had just opened the cash drawer to make change for a customer. She quickly realized what was happening and, out of instinct, held on as tight as she could to the register. Three other employees jumped in to help, and a smacking, slapping tug-of-war ensued between the broad-shouldered robber and the four petite restaurant workers.
The execution of a chronically ill inmate in Ohio has been delayed after several unsuccessful attempts to find a vein to inject lethal drugs. In a rare move, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican who previously rejected Alva Campbell's request for clemency, issued a temporary reprieve Wednesday after the inmate's medical team failed to "gain intravenous access," Ohio prisons spokeswoman JoEllen Smith said in a prepared statement to The Washington Post. Smith said the governor will set a new execution date for Campbell.
UCLA announced Wednesday it has indefinitely suspended LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hall from the men's basketball team after the three freshman players were arrested last week in China for shoplifting from three stores, creating an international incident that eventually saw President Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, get involved.
The ever-escalating war of words between the United States and North Korea got dialed up to 11 on Wednesday, when an editorial in a state-run newspaper called President Donald Trump a coward who deserved the death penalty. Rodong Sinmun, a mouthpiece for Kim's Workers Party of Korea, took aim at President Trump, who recently returned from a five-country tour of Asia. While abroad, Trump focused on trade and efforts to halt North Korea's nuclear ambitions.
The Federal Communications Commission will vote this week on whether to eliminate a variety of limitations on media ownership. Some of these rollbacks are overdue. But others are overdone -- and threaten to diminish the variety of news and views broadcast on local television. The key to telling the difference is to keep in mind the FCC's main purpose with this kind of regulation: to promote competition and a diversity of views in local markets. Before purging its antiquated rulebook, the commission should develop a new framework for advancing these broader goals.
The gunman who rampaged through a Northern California community Tuesday, killing four people and wounding several others as he fired at an elementary school and apparently random strangers, had killed his wife the night before, according to authorities. After fatally shooting his wife, Kevin Neal hid her body in their home and, hours later, embarked upon a bloody shooting spree through the rural region, targeting anybody he encountered along the way, Phil Johnston, an assistant sheriff in Tehama County, said Wednesday at a briefing.
It was an old photo, the original sharp black and white tones worn down into the same muddy gray as television static. The young man, David Dearlove, sits against a brick wall, his legs spread on the grass, dark eyes on the camera, mouth hinged half-open in a grimace. The baby, Paul Booth, pudgy and blond, is propped against his right leg, his little feet in heavy socks and buckle shoes. A hand pinching his nose hides his face save for the eyes.
ELDON, Mo. - Highway 52 curls west around town and unspools across the rippling farmland. It is easy to miss the house tucked on a gravelly side road called Forgotten Lane, where Ty Bustamante often wakes before dawn. If it's a bad day, he needs more time than usual to get dressed. Bending to tie his shoes, his body resists the last few inches until he wills his fingers to the laces.
NAFTA talks are set to pick up Wednesday, Nov. 15, for round five where they left off a month ago: with tension and animosity in the air.
WASHINGTON - It has been six weeks since Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock attached a device to his semiautomatic firearm that effectively turned his rifle into a battlefield machine gun, leaving 58 people dead and hundreds more injured in a matter of minutes. Within days, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., and other Republican lawmakers - including some of Congress's most avid supporters of gun rights - said they would consider restrictions on the accessory, known as a "bump stock."