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The hidden toll of gun violence

Published Dec. 16 2018

PHILADELPHIA—Whenever Jalil Frazier opened his eyes, he found himself on an island barely wide enough to contain his frame, boxed...

Are the suburbs getting more supportive of gun control? Moms Demand Action bets yes

Published Dec. 16 2018

WASHINGTON—In the debate among Democrats over whether progressive ideas can sway voters in suburbia, candidates affiliated with an advocacy group...

Disney actor Stoney Westmoreland fired after arrest

Published Dec. 16 2018

NEW YORK—Disney Channel actor Stoney Westmoreland has been fired after he was arrested in Salt Lake City for allegedly attempting...

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in U.S. nuclear power strategy

Published Dec. 16 2018

IDAHO NATIONAL LABORATORY, Idaho—A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a...

O'Rourke, others want to terminate contract for tent city

Published Dec. 16 2018

AUSTIN--Rep. Beto O'Rourke and four other Democratic members of Congress toured a remote tent city in West Texas on Saturday...

Toni Braxton is in the holiday spirit with Lifetime movie

Published Dec. 16 2018

NEW YORK—Toni Braxton has been nominated for Grammys again for her latest album, but these days the singer is also...

Cornyn's pragmatic approach to border issues hits a wall

Published Dec. 16 2018

WASHINGTON—As Washington approached a possible partial government shutdown over the U.S.-Mexico border wall this past week, Texas Sen. John Cornyn...

Report rips expensive decisions in California wildfire fight

Published Dec. 16 2018

LOS ANGELES—When a wildfire burned across Big Sur two years ago and threatened hundreds of homes scattered on the scenic...

Governor says passing hate crime law 'long overdue'

Published Dec. 16 2018

INDIANAPOLIS—The spray-painting of a swastika outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue this summer was the final straw for Republican Gov. Eric...

Florida family faces possible deportation after asylum request

Published Dec. 16 2018

A few string lights and a Santa figurine on the front lawn of Miguel Torres-Bruno and Martha Garcia's Davenport, Fla.,...

Family of migrant girl disputes official story on her death

Published Dec. 16 2018

The family of a 7-year-old Guatemalan girl who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody is disputing an account from U.S....

Grammy winning jazz singer Nancy Wilson dies at age 81

Published Dec. 15 2018

Nancy Wilson, the Grammy-winning "song stylist" and torch singer whose polished pop-jazz vocals made her a platinum artist and top...

Today in History

Published Dec. 15 2018

Today in History for Dec. 15, 2018

The debt threat: Business debt, and worries about it, are up

Published Dec. 15 2018

NEW YORK—Homeowners appear to have learned the lesson of the Great Recession about not taking on too much debt. There...

With blockbuster effects, Jackson brings WWI to life

Published Dec. 15 2018

NEW YORK—Peter Jackson has used digital wizardry to conjure J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and King Kong's 1930s New York, but...

Testimony from maker of OxyContin must be unsealed, says court

Published Dec. 15 2018

FRANKFORT, Ky.—A Kentucky appeals court says the secret testimony from a former president of one of the world's largest manufacturers...

Detentions raise fears, cast doubt on China's policies

Published Dec. 15 2018

WASHINGTON—By detaining two Canadians in an apparent act of retaliation, China is looking like the country its harshest critics say...

Cohen: Trump knew hush money payments were wrong

Published Dec. 15 2018

WASHINGTON—Shaken and facing a prison term, President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer said Friday that Trump directed him to buy...

J&J hammered by report it knew of asbestos in baby powder

Published Dec. 15 2018

NEW YORK—Johnson & Johnson on Friday forcefully denied a media report that it knew for decades about the existence of...

As sentencing looms, Flynn is upbeat, has adoring fans

Published Dec. 15 2018

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Days away from being sentenced in the Russia probe, former national security adviser Michael Flynn is not exactly hiding...

Are we done here? Nope. Congress still has work to do

Published Dec. 15 2018

WASHINGTON—Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer leaned back in his seat and propped up his feet on the leather chair next...

Scientists scour WWI shipwreck to solve 100-year-old military mystery

Published Dec. 15 2018

WASHINGTON—A hundred years ago, a mysterious explosion hit the only major U.S. warship to sink during World War I. Now...

Chance of having a heart attack increases on Christmas Eve

Published Dec. 15 2018

If you think of the night before Christmas as a time for hot cocoa, cozy fires and Bing Crosby albums,...