We are not giving away state secrets when we say that political partisanship is one of the most significant ruptures among Americans. A December 2017 poll by Pew Research Center asked Americans to describe the conflicts between various groups. Partisanship ranked far higher as a point of conflict than race, income, community or age.
GREENBELT, Md. - At a hearing Thursday, a Coast Guard lieutenant who used his work computer in what prosecutors contend was planning for a wide-scale domestic terrorist attack was ordered held for 14 days while the government weighs additional charges against him.
Chicago police say actor Jussie Smollett concocted the story of a brutal hate crime because he was "dissatisfied with his salary" on the Fox drama "Empire." At a media briefing Thursday morning, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett, who was arrested Thursday after turning himself in, paid two men $3,500 to help him stage the fake attack after a crude, threatening letter he sent to the "Empire" set in Chicago failed to get attention. Johnson, a black Chicago native, said Smollett "took advantage of the pain and anger of racism to promote his career."
DURANGO, Mexico - For decades, U.S. farmers, landscapers and builders tapped a seemingly endless supply of cheap labor: the waves of undocumented immigrants coming across the southern border. The workers arrived in time for harvests and construction booms. They did the low-wage manual labor that Americans were unwilling to do.
Peter Tork, a blues and folk musician who became a teeny-bopper sensation as a member of the Monkees, the wisecracking, made-for-TV pop group that imitated and briefly outsold the Beatles, died Feb. 21. He was 77. His death was confirmed by his sister Anne Thorkelson, who did not say where or how he died. Tork was diagnosed with adenoid cystic carcinoma, a rare cancer affecting his tongue, in 2009.
Recent measles outbreaks in states such as Washington, New York and New Jersey have cast a spotlight on a group of Americans who receive exemptions from immunizing their children on the grounds that the vaccines violate their religious freedoms.
The New York Times published an extraordinary article this week based on interviews with two dozen gay Catholic priests and seminarians in 13 states.
WASHINGTON - Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday night that the House will vote in the coming days on a resolution rejecting President Donald Trump's national emergency declaration, encouraging fellow Democrats to support the effort as they try to stop Trump's push to expand efforts to build a barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border.
A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant and self-identified white nationalist has been arrested after federal investigators uncovered a cache of weapons and ammunition in his Maryland home that authorities say he stockpiled to launch a widespread domestic terrorist attack targeting politicians and journalists.
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, will testify before the House Oversight Committee next week, the panel announced Wednesday night. Cohen will testify at 10 a.m. on Feb. 27, the committee's chairman, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said in a statement.